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Godzilla: King of the Monsters Trailer #1 (2019) *Long Live the King*

WB’s film panel at Comic-Con continued Saturday with the first look at one of summer’s 2019’s big films.  Godzilla: King of the Monsters continues the story of Monarch begun in Godzilla and last year’s Kong: Skull Island.  Notes below from the panel from CBR as well as the official film synopsis from Coming Soon.

Godzilla: King of the Monsters took the stage proclaiming “Long Live the King” with a quick look at footage.

“I’m still a kid playing with Godzilla toys, they’re just bigger more expensive Godzilla toys,” said director Michael Dougherty.

Millie Bobbie Brown hadn’t seen any Godzilla movies prior to her casting, but once she got her role in the film she “dove in, I had too, I had too.”

Dougherty confirmed that he set a sound system up on set to allow him to play the monster’s roars for the actors in their scenes since they would predominantly be acting against CGI and visual effects.

“We’ve got the crown jewels of the Toho Monster kingdom in this movie. Godzilla, Rodan, Mothra, King Ghidorah, and a few more surprises along the way,” Dougherty confirmed.

“You’ll finally hear Godzilla classic’s classic themes, and possibly some other themes,” Dougherty said, “with composer Bear McCreary.”

 

Directed by Michael Dougherty (Trick ‘r Treat, Krampus), the Godzilla sequel stars Vera Farmiga (Up in the Air, The Conjuring films), and Ken Watanabe (The Last Samurai) and Sally Hawkins (Blue Jasmine), both reprising their Godzilla roles, plus Kyle Chandler (The Wolf of Wall Street, Manchester by the Sea), Millie Bobby Brown (Stranger Things) in her feature film debut, Bradley Whitford (Get Out), Thomas Middleditch (Silicon Valley), Charles Dance (Game of Thrones), O’Shea Jackson Jr. (Straight Outta Compton), Aisha Hinds (Star Trek Into Darkness), and Zhang Ziyi (Memoirs of a Geisha, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon).

The new story follows the heroic efforts of the crypto-zoological agency Monarch as its members face off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah. When these ancient super-species—thought to be mere myths—rise again, they all vie for supremacy, leaving humanity’s very existence hanging in the balance.

Dougherty directs from a script he wrote with Zach Shields. The film is being produced by Mary Parent, Alex Garcia, Brian Rogers and Thomas Tull, with Barry H. Waldman, Zach Shields, Yoshimitsu Banno and Kenji Okuhira serving as executive producers and Alexandra Mendes co-producing for Legendary.

A presentation of Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures, the sequel is set to stomp into theaters on May 31, 2019
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In Theaters This Week (6/17/2016) – Finding Dory and Central Intelligence

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Each Thursday we look at what is going to be coming out in theaters this weekend, show you the trailers for the big releases, predict the box office winner and just generally give you enough of a carrot to pull you through the rest of the work week.  June 17th brings three new entrants; one is by Eli Roth though whom I hate so much that we’re just going to kick it down to two.  You can watch Dwayne Johnson in the action/comedy Central Intelligence, or you can bow down and throw your money in the air as Disney delightedly chuckles to itself about gold-plating Mars. Continue reading In Theaters This Week (6/17/2016) – Finding Dory and Central Intelligence

In Theaters This Week (6/10/2016) – The Conjuring 2, Now You See Me 2, and Warcraft

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Each Thursday we look at what is going to be coming out in theaters this weekend, show you the trailers for the big releases, predict the box office winner and just generally give you enough of a carrot to pull you through the rest of the work week.  June 10th brings three new heavyweights to the party guaranteeing that at least one of them will bomb and that the Turtles reign atop the box office will be very short.  The Conjuring 2 has the reviews, though lower that the original, while Now You See Me: The Second Act and Warcraft…..do not.  Still, it’s a diverse group if you have cabin fever and want to get out there. Continue reading In Theaters This Week (6/10/2016) – The Conjuring 2, Now You See Me 2, and Warcraft

Movie Review: The Judge (2014) * Downey and Duval *

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The Judge was touted as an Oscar lock given the talent on board with Downey, Duval, Farmiga, Thornton and D’Onofrio, but received lukewarm critical reception.  I was really curious about that, because if you stick two of the greatest actors working today and have them hammering at each other in the courtroom…..how can that not be good?  It turns out it is. Continue reading Movie Review: The Judge (2014) * Downey and Duval *

Trailer Time: The Judge (2014) Robert Downey Jr.

I get excited when the actor with probably the best track record for choosing projects in the last five years, emerges with a passion project.  I’m especially excited that it’s not a franchise film.  Robert Downey Jr.’s The Judge will open in October and feature the actor alongside Robert Duval, Vera Farmiga, Vincent D’Onofrio, Melissa Leo, Jeremy Strong, Dax Sheperd and Billy Bob Thornton.  The official synopsis is below.  The Judge opens October 10, 2014.

“Big city lawyer Hank Palmer returns to his childhood home where his father, the town’s judge, is suspected of murder. Hank sets out to discover the truth and, along the way, reconnects with his estranged family.”
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