Godzilla PosterGodzilla is not in this all that much. I believe that’s been established in multiple reviews. If you’re okay with that and can get into the suspense and human characters, you’ll probably like this. I couldn’t. I failed to get interested in the main cast, and I felt the film lacked the proper amount of suspense and excitement a movie like this needs.
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Edgar Wright Steps Down from Ant-Man


Ant-ManLast night, I was talking with some friends about some of the Marvel properties I was really looking forward to. One was The Guardians of the Galaxy (set for release this August) and the other was Ant-Man. I’m no different than many others in the fact that I’ve made fun of this character many times. Still, I was interested to see how Marvel would get such a silly superhero onto the screen in a workable way. My interest and curiosity only turned into genuine excitement over the past year or so when I heard about director and writer Edgar Wright’s ideas for the film. The tone and feel he wanted to instill into the project, an old fashioned Tales of Suspense type vibe, sounded awesome, different, and totally appropriate for the character. Well, now Wright is no more after Marvel and the Shaun of the Dead (2004), Hot Fuzz (2007), and The World’s End (2013) director sited creative differences. Continue reading


Paul PosterMuch has been said about Simon Pegg’s, Nick Frost’s, and Edgar Wright’s Three Flavors Cornetto trilogy: Shaun of the Dead (2004), Hot Fuzz (2007), and The World’s End (2013). It is a fun trilogy. Between Hot Fuzz and The World’s End, however, Pegg and Frost made another comedy romp featuring aliens that I enjoyed even more than all the Cornetto movies. This was the surprisingly good Paul (2011) directed by Greg Mottola, who has directed episodes of Undeclared, Arrested Development, and The Newsroom as well as feature films like Superbad (2007) and the underrated Adventureland (2009). Paul is like none of Mottola’s previous endeavors. This is far from a bad thing as Mottola still manages to deliver an excellent product despite being in slightly foreign territory.
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