Kong: Skull Island (2017)

Kong: Skull Island Lays the Foundation for a Monster Franchise

Kong: Skull Island is a prequel of sorts, though probably not in the way you’re expecting. Then again, if you’ve kept up with, well, the internet, the secret’s been out for some time. Kong will face Godzilla in 2020, so Jordan Vogt-Roberts’ Kong: Skull Island is the prequel to Gareth Edwards’ Godzilla. We’re about to get a franchise of monster fights that will hopefully provide more knock-down-drag-out awesomeness than other “versus” movies we’ve seen of late. Continue reading “Kong: Skull Island Lays the Foundation for a Monster Franchise”

Brie Larson and Jacob Tremblay in Room

Room: Brie Larson Gives an Award-Worthy Performance

Five-year-old Jack (Jacob Tremblay) has always lived in a small, windowless home called “Room” with Ma (Brie Larson). When Jack goes to sleep at night, Ma is visited by Old Nick (Sean Bridgers), who brings them food and supplies. One day, Ma tells Jack that she was kidnapped and has been imprisoned for seven years in Room. Jack fights with Ma at first, unable to believe there’s anything beyond Room. But he eventually accepts the truth and helps Ma escape. Continue reading “Room: Brie Larson Gives an Award-Worthy Performance”

bill hader and amy schumer in trainwreck

Trainwreck: If Every Rom-Com Were Like This, The World Would Be Better

Amy (Amy Schumer) has always lived by the motto that “monogamy isn’t realistic,” thanks to her divorced father (Colin Quinn). But when she’s assigned to write a magazine profile on Dr. Aaron Conners (Bill Hader), who performs surgeries on high-profile athletes, Amy has to face her dislike of sports and commitment. Continue reading “Trainwreck: If Every Rom-Com Were Like This, The World Would Be Better”