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The fifth installment of the MonsterVerse also follows as King Kong explores the Hollow Earth where he meets Suko.

‘Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire’ brings monster brawls and little else

By Nolan Sheehan, Staff Writer April 5, 2024
Fresh off the heels of Oscar-winning “Godzilla Minus One,” the monster-movie genre is brimming with a newfound sense of potential. It is up to any director to capitalize on a possible revitalization, and Adam Wingard is seemingly up to take a chance with “Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire.” Written by the trio of Terry Rossio, Simon Barrett and Jeremy Slater, this kaiju throwdown released March 29 for an Easter Sunday box office hit.
Godzilla Minus One, the latest entry in the 69-year-old franchise, premiered in North American theaters Dec. 1.

‘Godzilla Minus One’ smashes records on opening weekend

By Ray Milburn, Head Video Editor December 5, 2023
The 33rd Japanese “Godzilla” film stomped through North American theaters Dec. 1, delivering a record-setting opening weekend. Grossing $11 million during its first three days in the United States, the latest entry in the gargantuan franchise delivered a classic theater experience packed with thrills, action and characters that commanded as much screen presence as the giant lizard.
Dumbo has thrilling, high-flying moments, but most of the time the acting is bland and the story is convoluted. The human actors have little appeal and are hard to relate to. Overall, this live-action adaptation does little to honor its predecessor.

Review: “Dumbo” struggles to take flight

By Liam Conway, Staff Writer April 9, 2019

Disney’s live-action remakes have hit a rocky point as they adapt one of its more unusual characters in “Dumbo.” Directed by Tim Burton, “Dumbo” seeks to recreate the 1941 animated classic on...

“Geostorm” is the latest in a long line of disaster movies from Dean Devlin, the producer of the 1998 “Godzilla.” “Geostorm” is set in in a world where global warming was solved by climate scientist Jake Lawson (Gerard Butler).

Review: Big-budget disaster movie is a catastrophe

By Charlie Musante, Staff Writer October 24, 2017
To anyone contemplating seeing this atrocity, don’t. Go see “Blade Runner 2049” instead.
Death Note is the westernized version of the Japanese anime classic. The Netflix remake is less a high stakes detective drama and more a high school drama with a sinister supernatural twist.

Review: Netflix’s ‘Death Note’ has a paper-thin plot

By Jake Leary, Life and Culture Editor September 5, 2017
“Death Note” is neither a strong stand-alone story nor is it a compelling retelling of the manga.
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