The Lost King – Toronto 2022

The Lost King focuses on Philippa Langley’s efforts to find the burial place of King Richard III after 500 years of being lost to history. The film’s world premiere came just over ten years to the date since the discover of the remains. It may just be a coincidence but this is a truly inspirational film about one woman’s journey. A release date is unknown as of right now. Philippa Langley (Sally Hawkins) kept going…

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Spencer: Kristen Stewart Is Winning The Oscar

Kristen Stewart delivers a career-best and likely Oscar-winning performance in Spencer, a film closer to psychological nightmare than biopic. There will be no Kristen Stewart bashing over here. Honestly, it’s tiring and exhausting for people to continue judging the likes of Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson solely for their work in Twilight. Both actors have put out some quality performances in their post-Twilight filmography. Enough is enough with the complaints! Personal Shopper was the top…

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Godzilla Arrives On 4K In Time For New Film

Godzilla makes its arrival on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack and Digital just in time for the release of Godzilla vs. Kong. While the 2014 Godzilla film is meant to serve as the first film in a new MonsterVerse, there’s simply not enough of the monster in action. The film starts off in the Philippines in 1999 where Monarch scientists Ishiro Serizawa (Ken Watanabe) and Vivienne Graham (Sally Hawkins) make a surprise discovery.  Whatever…

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Godzilla: King of the Monsters arrives on Blu-ray

Godzilla: King of the Monsters, the third installment in Legendary’s Monsterverse, is now available for fans to bring home. The film joins 2014’s Godzilla and 2017’s Kong: Skull Island.  The film teases the next installment as it comes to an end: Godzilla vs. Kong. Kyle Chandler, Vera Farmiga, and Millie Bobby Brown take over in leading roles because neither Aaron Taylor-Johnson or Elizabeth Olsen could return due to scheduling conflicts.  Meanwhile, the film borrows from…

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Godzilla: King of the Monsters Is A Letdown

Godzilla: King of the Monsters may feature more of the titular anti-hero but the sequel’s script could have been stronger. With Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen unable to return due to scheduling conficts, a new family takes over.  Monarch scientists Mark (Kyle Chandler) and Emma Russell (Vera Farmiga) split up as a result of the San Francisco incident.  However, the 2014 incident inspired Emma to revisit the bio-sonar prototype that they previously destroyed.  Emma’s plan…

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Godzilla: There’s Not Enough

While the 2014 Godzilla film is meant to serve as the first film in a new MonsterVerse, there’s simply not enough of the monster in action. The film starts off in the Philippines in 1999 where Monarch scientists Ishiro Serizawa (Ken Watanabe) and Vivienne Graham (Sally Hawkins) make a surprise discovery.  Whatever was awakened made its way to Janjira, Japan.  This is where we first meet Joe (Bryan Cranston) and Sandra Brody (Juliette Binoche).  There’s…

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Paddington 2 is A Must-Own Film

With the life lessons it offers, Paddington 2 is a film that should probably belong in every movie collection. With Paddington’s Aunt Lucy marking her 100th birthday, he wants to get her the best present possible.  This comes in the form of a pop-up book discovered in Mr. Gruber’s shop.  In order to afford it, Paddington takes on a series of jobs to get the money…or at least tries to, anyway.  It’s only when Phoenix…

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Chicago Film Festival: The Shape of Water

The Shape of Water is perhaps the finest film ever to be directed by Guillermo del Toro and actress Sally Hawkins delivers a top-notch performance in the Cold War-set film. With a screenplay co-written by  del Toro and Vanessa Taylor, the film stars Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Doug Jones, Michael Stuhlbarg and Octavia Spencer. Set in 1962, a classified asset is brought into a government laboratory in Baltimore where Strickland (Shannon) is hellbent…

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