Adam Graham Detroit News Film Critic Published 5:06 PM EDT May 30, 2019 Monsters have run amok and are destroying the Earth. A metaphor for the top-heavy state of blockbuster filmmaking? Nah, just another entry in the effects-laden summer movie sweepstakes. "Godzilla: King of the Monsters," the sequel to 2014's "Godzilla," is an overlong, overblown destruction-fest that doesn't know if it wants to play it straight or acknowledge its own stupidity. In the end, its decision is made for it. Kyle Chandler is Mark, a father who lost a child during the events of the first film, referred to here as "the 2014 attacks" and "the day we discovered monsters are real." Vera Farmiga is his ex-wife, Emma, a monster biologist studying "bioacoustics" and experimenting with aural frequencies to tame the monsters; "Stranger Things'" Mille Bobby Brown is their feisty daughter, Madison. When Emma and Madison are kidnapped by eco-terrorists, it's the first sign the … [Read more...] about Review: ‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters’ a king-sized dud
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Have you ever wondered what it would look like if two gigantic prehistoric creatures absolutely destroyed Boston? Then “Godzilla: King of the Monsters,” which opens nationwide on Friday, is the movie for you. Each subsequent trailer for the Warner Bros. creature feature — starting with the first back in July 2018 and finishing with the final one released in April — showed more footage of Boston being wrecked by a thunderous battle between the titular super-lizard and his nemesis, the three-headed “alpha titan” King Ghidorah. But beyond the obvious thrill of watching Fenway Park and other notable Boston landmarks that we won’t spoil in this article get demolished by members of Warner Bros.’ MonsterVerse, is “Godzilla: King of the Monsters” actually a good movie? Critics have been largely divided, with the film earning a 48 percent freshness rating on Rotten Tomatoes at the time of this article’s publication. That … [Read more...] about What critics are saying about ‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters’
There's a monster at the end of this book. Remember that bedtime story? Grover from "Sesame Street" begs the children to stop turning pages, because every page is one page closer to the scary unknown. This isn't supposed to be a scary story. Not for most of us. This is a story about a nice dinner party U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar threw for her constituents on the eighth night of Ramadan. This time of year in Minnesota, dawn breaks around 4 a.m. and the sun sets after 8:30 at night. In the long hours in between, the Muslim faithful will fast. No food. No drink. Workers go to work hungry, students still go to school, thirsty athletes still work out, and members of Congress still make speeches. Then, as the sun starts to set, the community comes together to celebrate and break their fast with an iftar, the sunset meal. President Donald Trump hosted the annual White House iftar on Monday. Gov. Tim Walz opened the governor's residence for an iftar dinner last week. On Monday, men, women and … [Read more...] about Jennifer Brooks: Who’s the monster at the end of Omar’s book?
Two things fascinated Judi Marmel as she grew up in Colorado Springs: entertainment and business.While other kids played with dolls and G.I. Joes, she was infatuated with the almighty dollar.“I had a metal cash box my dad gave me, and my favorite game was ‘Let’s Make Change,’” said Marmel from Los Angeles. “I could be endlessly amused by that. I was fascinated with the idea of running a business and the transactional part of that. If you can find something you love, success and money will follow.” Arts & Entertainment New Colorado Springs arts collective to add performances downtown Jennifer Mulson Marmel knows of what she speaks. The 1982 Palmer High School graduate, who has a second home in Crystola and rental properties in Manitou Springs, has made a name for herself in Hollywood and around the country. She co-founded entertainment company Levity Live 15 years ago and can boast clients such as Sebastian Maniscalco, one of the … [Read more...] about Colorado Springs native behind careers of popular comedians Sebastian Maniscalco, Jeff Dunham
A shadowy EU official who once described Brexit as "stupid" and is known in Brussels as "the monster" has reportedly told friends he wants to take charge of trade negotiations with the UK. Martin Selmayr, a former German lawyer who is infamous in EU circles for his Machiavellian management style, hopes to lead the Brexit talks after March 2019, according to the Sun on Sunday. "Selmayr wants to send Barnier off into the horizon and leave it open who will head up trade negotiations with the UK," an EU source told the newspaper. "He’s very keen to take that position for himself." A European Commission spokesman dismissed the claims, adding that Mr Selmayr already had a "very fulfilling" job as... To continue reading this article Start your free trial of Premium Access all Premium articles Subscriber-only events Cancel any time Free for 30 days then only £2 per week Try Premium Access one Premium article per week Register for free … [Read more...] about EU official known as the ‘monster’ of Brussels ‘wants to take over as chief Brexit negotiator’