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Movie Review: Kong: Skull Island
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Kong: Skull Island
Director: Jordan Vogt-Roberts
Screenwriter: Dan Gilroy, Max Borenstein, Derek Connolly
Cast: Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, John Goodman, Brie Larson, Jing Tian, Toby Kebbell, John Ortiz, Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell, Shea Whigham, Thomas Mann, Terry Notary, John C. Reilly
Distributor: Warner Bros.
Rated PG | 118 Minutes
Release Date: March 10, 2017

“Hold onto your butts,” United States Army Lieutenant Colonel Preston Packard (Samuel L. Jackson) proclaims as he and his squad act as a military escort for an expedition team that charts a newly discovered island. You may have heard that line before in Jurassic Park, but the anxiousness that swells over before the outcome is the same nonetheless. In fact, that’s the kind of feeling you get when watching Kong: Skull Island. The unconventional story of the King of the Monsters doesn’t rehash the story that has been retold countless times; instead, it focuses solely on the island itself and the monsters that inhabit it. Check out the full review below.

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‘Kong Skull Island’ Trailer: There’s A Reason Why Kong Is King On This Island
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Perhaps the most interesting thing about the upcoming Kong: Skull Island is that the film is a period piece, that takes place almost entirely on the titular island. Set in the 1970s, an expedition team sets out to chart the recently discovered island only to find out that there are dark secrets and scary beasts that roam the land.

Previous trailers pretty much set the narrative and loose connections to the King of Monsters universe, that Warner Bros and Legendary are creating, but now this new trailer is all about the action between the humans killing the oversized monsters and Kong, who is king of the island.

Check out the newest trailer below.

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New ‘Kong: Skull Island’ Featurettes and Clips Released
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Warner Brothers Pictures has released a collection of promos for the next King Kong movie, titled Kong: Skull Island. The movie is directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts, and stars Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, John C. Reilly, John Goodman, Samuel L. Jackson, Corey Hawkins, and Jason Mitchell.

The videos include two new featurettes, one a two-minute preview called “All Hail the King,” and the other an almost three-minute IMAX experience featurette. The rest of the videos are clips, ranging from 24 seconds to over one minute, titled “Monsters Exist,” “Monster Battle,” “Magnificence For This,” “Graveyard,” and “Is That A Monkey?”

You can read more about the movie and check out all of these videos below.

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‘Kong: Skull Island’: Official Trailer Released
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Kong: Skull Island Final Trailer

Back in July during San Diego Comic-Con the first trailer for Kong: Skull Island was released to the masses. The movie is directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts (The Kings of Summer), and stars Tom Hiddleston (Thor, Crimson Peak), Brie Larson (Room, United States of Tara), Samuel L. Jackson (Pulp Fiction, The Hateful Eight), John Goodman (10 Cloverfield Lane, Monsters Inc.), Corey Hawkins (Straight Outta Compton, The Walking Dead), Toby Kebbell (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Warcraft), Jason Mitchell (Straight Outta Compton, Keanu), Shea Whigham (Boardwalk Empire, True Detective), and John C. Reilly (Step Brothers, Wreck-It Ralph).

Now the official trailer for the movie has been unleashed by Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures, and can be seen below. The new trailer is only slightly longer than the first trailer’s 2:19 run time, but includes a bunch of good looks at King Kong, who we previously only had one good peek at in that recent image, as well as some other creatures who call Skull Island home. In addition to the new trailer, a pair of new posters have also been released. Continue below to check them out.

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Movie Review: Keanu
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Keanu the Cat

Keanu
Director: Peter Atencio
Screenwriter: Jordan Peele, Alex Rubens
Cast: Jordan Peele, Keegan-Michael Key, Method Man, Luis Guzmán, Nia Long, Will Forte, Tiffany Haddish, Darrell Britt-Gibson, Jamar Malachi Neighbors, Jason Mitchell
Distributor: Warner Bros. Pictures
Rated R | 100 Minutes
Release Date: April 29, 2016

“We in the market right now for, like, a gangster pet.”

Directed by Peter Atencio (Key & Peele, The Last Man on Earth), Keanu is the age-old story of two friends who pose as ruthless gangbangers to retrieve a stolen kitten named Keanu, which – as we all know – is Hawaiian for “cool breeze over the mountains.”

Jordan Peele stars as Rell, a soft-spoken stoner whose life is forever changed when the most precious of kittens shows up at his doorstep. A graphic artist, Rell makes little Keanu the subject of his next artistic endeavor: a calendar where the kitten plays assorted characters from iconic movies like The Shining, Heat, and New Jack City. But when Cheddar (Method Man), the leader of the notorious 17th Street Blips, steals the cat, Rell and his straight-laced cousin Clarence (Keegan-Michael Key) are forced into action.

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‘Keanu’ Red Band Trailer: Key & Peele Must Save A Kitten
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Jordan Peele and Keegan-Michael Key of Key & Peele in Keanu Trailer

Fans of Comedy Central’s Key & Peele will be excited to see the trailer for Keanu, a new movie featuring the two stars of the sketch comedy show, Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele.

The movie follows the duo trying to save a kitten after it gets taken, but instead of simply locating the animal and bringing it home, they find themselves in the middle of a gang war pretending to be people they’re not. It also stars Tiffany Haddish (The Carmichael Show, If Loving You Is Wrong), Method Man (How High, The Wire), Jason Mitchell (Straight Outta Compton, Kong: Skull Island), Nia Long (Third Watch, House of Lies), Luis Guzman (Boogie Nights, How to Make It in America), Will Forte (The Last Man on Earth, Nebraska), Rob Huebel (Childrens Hospital, Transparent), and the movie is directed by Peter Atencio (Key & Peele).

You can read an official synopsis for Keanu and watch the trailer below.

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‘Kong: Skull Island’ Plot Details Revealed; John Goodman Joins The Cast
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John Goodman joins Kong: Skull Island

The plot details of Kong: Skull Island have been kept under wraps since the cast has been coming together. We do know that the film stars an eclectic and exciting roster that is made up of Brie Larson, Tom Hiddleston, Corey Hawkins, Samuel L. Jackson, Tom Wilkinson, John C. Reilly, and Jason Mitchell.

But as there are new reports that John Goodman is also joining the cast of the film, new plot details are emerging, and it tells us something very different than what was previously reported. More on the story below.

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‘Kong: Skull Island’ Adds Another ‘Straight Outta Compton’ Star
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Jason Mitchell

Last weekend, Straight Outta Compton took the number one spot at the box office for the second week running, and looking at the schedule of films, it might take it again for a third. The success of that film will definitely help increase the actors’ stock with the film’s stars like Corey Hawkins, O’Shea Jackson Jr., and Jason Mitchell likely to get more high profiled roles.

In fact, Hawkins has already been building himself to be a major star even before he landed the role of Dr. Dre by signing on for Universal and Legendary Pictures’ Kong: Skull Island. As the film prepares to shoot for a fall start date, there are new reports confirming that he will be joined by his fellow Straight Outta Compton co-star Mitchell. More on the story below.

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Movie Review: Straight Outta Compton
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Straight Outta Compton
Director: F. Gary Gray
Screenwriters: Johnathan Herman, Andrea Berloffk
Cast: Corey Hawkins, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Jason Mitchell, Paul Giamatti, Neil Brown Jr., Aldis Hodge
Universal Pictures
Rated R | 147 Minutes
Release Date: August 14, 2015

On the surface, many biopics based on a music artist or group will probably follow the same old Behind the Music narrative of the successes, hardships, and downfalls of said career. Of course, the subject of those episodic documentaries have had some sort of significance, but few have had as much of an impact both in the music industry and culturally as NWA.

In F. Gary Gray‘s Straight Outta Compton, we see a dramatized version of the rise and fall of the rap group whose significance resonates even 30-plus years after their first studio album of the same name. It was because of NWA’s groundbreaking music that the world learned about Compton, CA, and South Central Los Angeles. But the film also covers what went on when the music stopped, revealing that meteoric success can’t stop an inevitable disbanding.

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‘Straight Outta Compton’ Interviews: Cast Talks Scoring “Life Lottery,” Expectations, More
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Straight Outta Compton covers the real life story of NWA, the music group that helped bring gangster rap into the mainstream as well as put a spotlight on the injustice of law enforcement. Though the film chronicles over five years of DJ Yella, Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, Ice Cube, and MC Ren’s activities as NWA from their start to their eventual disbanding in a little over two hours, it does so much more than dramatize a real-life story.

Geeks of Doom were invited to the film’s press day where we got to talk to the young cast, O’Shea Jackson Jr. – Ice Cube’s own son – who plays Ice Cube, breakout star Corey Hawkins who plays Dr. Dre, and scene stealing Jason Mitchell who plays Eazy-E. During the press conference the three talked about portraying their real-life counter parts, some of the emotional scenes, and the bonds that were created during the production of the film. Check out the full interview below, and be sure to check out our interview with Ice Cube, DJ Yella, and director F. Gary Gray if you missed it.

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