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Monsters

Part of the fun of the latest reboots of Godzilla and friends (starting with Gareth Edwards' 2014 film) has been the surprising earnestness despite the outrageous premise: There have always been giant…
Oh, yessssss... The more recent Godzilla movies were something I never thought I needed after Roland Emmerich disastrously stupid 1998 movie of everyone's favorite giant radioactive lizard. But starti…
Let me start by saying that this is a straight-up monster-in-the-closet movie. I'm not sure what "the mind of Stephen King" was conjuring in his short story The Boogeyman, but my childhood fear of the…
Joel (Dylan O'Brien) was 17 when an asteroid smashed into Earth, causing various species to mutate and decimate most of the human race. His high school sweetheart, Aimee (Jessica Henwick), fled with h…
Within about three minutes of the insanely expository opening credits that feel edited together by someone with untreated ADD – blink and you’ll no doubt miss a key piece of info that flashes ons…
I remember being insanely excited when they announced the release of Gremlins 2: The New Batch, but when I finally saw it, my reaction was decidedly "meh".  It simply didn't rekindle any of the feelin…
Gremlins was one of my favorite movies growing up, and I'm happy to report that it's just as much fun 35 years after its release as it was when it came out. It successfully walks the line between come…
Falling somewhere between the quality of the modern Planet of the Apes trilogy (very good) and the latest King Kong film (poo), the reimagined Godzilla films are yet another reboot that we may not hav…
Jason Statham, with his tiny face and outrageously broad shoulders, is some sort of brilliant deep-sea rescuer. He, of course, has a troubled past—a submarine rescue went wrong, and he had to leave tw…
Dwayne Johnson is at the height of earnestness as Davis Okoye, a primatologist in San Diego. It is hammered home that he likes animals more than people, but it is more accurate to say that he likes Ge…
Natalie Portman plays Lena, a biologist grieving her military husband who has been MIA on a secret mission for a year. When he suddenly walks into her life, strange, cold, not really recognizing her--…
My expectations really weren’t that high, and I guess you could say they were met, but as the inaugural film in what Universal hopes will become a massive “classic monster” franchise – which will incl…
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