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Segments include: A look at monster movie fandom, revisiting Roland Emmerich’s Godzilla, reviewing Guillermo del Toro‘s Pacific Rim, and the return of ‘Kickstart Me.’
Monster movies have long been a staple of the industry. Dating back to projects such as the enormously successful King Kong (1933), they are a cathartic way of working through our fears and nightmares in a safe environment. Perhaps it is not surprising, then, that the longest-running film franchise has been Godzilla, with 28 films to date produced by Toho Studios (and we’re not including the American reboot). Almost five years since the last project he released as a director, one of the modern kings of the monsters, Guillermo del Toro, returns with his latest entry into the genre, Pacific Rim.
Two days into CinemaCon—the convention formerly known as ShoWest—the studio presentations have been full of action and surprises. CinemaCon is the yearly convention for the National Association of Theater Owners, but it has also become a platform for the major studios to showcase their upcoming lineups. I’m going to give a taste of the sights and sounds, but try to keep as much of the mystery box intact as possible.
In honor of the release of Jack the Giant Slayer, Spencer and Greg discuss fairy tale movies.
In honor of the release of Mama, Spencer and Greg discuss Jessica Chastain.
The notion of “presenting” a film has become an easy way for studios to market films based on their producers rather than selling the production itself…and tends to be more of a warning sign for the viewer. I was willing to overlook this concern for Mama because I really like Guillermo del Toro, and he does have a track record of attaching himself to some good films. Additionally, Jessica Chastain has had a great track record for picking projects the last few years. But, sometimes it is best to judge a book by its cover.