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‘Unforgettable’ Review: Katherine Heigl and Rosario Dawson Are in Two Very Different Movies, But It Almost Works

20 April 2017 10:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

There are few surprises in “Unforgettable,” the first feature film from longtime producer Denise Di Novi. In hair color, clothing and personality type, the two female leads of this custody-battle-turned-murder-mystery are diametrically opposed at every turn, hurtling toward a final showdown that will probably not end in hugs and an exchange of floral arrangements. But there’s something about the way that Di Novi and writer Christina Hodson never stray from this dynamic that gives the movie a strange heightened, camp-adjacent appeal.

Unforgettable” treats this central struggle over the heart of a family in the same way that a recent Ken Watanabe character does, by surveying the battlefield and coming to a simple, definitive conclusion: “Let them fight.”

The setup for this feud is as simple as its execution. New SoCal transplant Julia Banks (Rosario Dawson) is fresh off a move from a publishing gig in New York to be »

- Steve Greene

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Newswire: Underground’s Aisha Hinds joins Godzilla: King Of Monsters

18 April 2017 1:29 PM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

Aisha Hinds is currently holding things down on two network dramas: She plays Harriet Tubman on Wgn America’s Underground, and she’s costarring in Fox’s Shots Fired. Though the shows are set hundreds of years apart, they both deal in weighty subject matter—the former is a historical thriller set in the antebellum South, while the second tackles police violence and the systemic racism that leads to it. Hinds not only juggles both series, she gives breakout performances in them. But she’s going to take a break from profoundly relevant dramas to chase monsters with Stranger ThingsMillie Bobby Brown. Deadline reports Hinds has joined the cast of Godzilla: King Of Monsters, a follow-up to Gareth Edwards’ 2014 film starring Bryan Cranston. Michael Dougherty is directing the sequel, which also stars Vera Farmiga, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Kyle Chandler, and Ken Watanabe. Hinds’ role is unknown, but »

- Danette Chavez

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‘Underground’s Aisha Hinds Boards ‘Godzilla: King Of The Monsters’

18 April 2017 10:49 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Aisha Hinds has signed on to co-star in Legendary/ Warner Bros’ upcoming sequel Godzilla: King Of The Monsters, with Michael Dougherty at the helm. The actress, who is getting positive reviews for her turn as Harriet Tubman on Wgn America’s Underground, joins Stranger Things break-out star Millie Bobby Brown, Vera Farmiga, Kyle Chandler, Ken Watanabe and O'Shea Jackson Jr. Plot details remain underwraps on the film, which Dougherty co-wrote with Zach Shields… »

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Third Trailer Arrives for Michael Bay's 'Transformers: The Last Knight'

12 April 2017 8:16 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"These are troubled times... without leaders, chaos reigns." Paramount has released the third trailer for Michael Bay's latest Transformers movie, titled in full Transformers: The Last Knight. The last trailer we posted was focused on the young kids in the movie, but this one gives us a full look at everything going on. These movies (and the robots) keep getting bigger and bigger, with so much epic action it's hard to even comprehend what we're seeing. The huge ensemble cast includes Mark Wahlberg, Anthony Hopkins, Laura Haddock, John Goodman, Stanley Tucci, John Turturro, Josh Duhamel, Isabela Moner, Santiago Cabrera, and Liam Garrigan as King Arthur; plus the same Transformer voices as before: Peter Cullen, Frank Welker and Ken Watanabe. My sci-fi side makes me want to see this just because, but I'm still not that interested in any more Transformers films. I'm on the fence with this. What about you? »

- Alex Billington

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The Teaser Trailer for “Thor: Ragnarok” is an absolute hoot

11 April 2017 5:23 AM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

Within the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the two Thor films have been among the most forgettable. They’re not bad, but they lack personality and the fun of the rest of the McU. Well, as you’ll see with this Teaser Trailer that debuted yesterday, Thor: Ragnarok certainly seeks to change all of that. As will become apparent, there’s a lighter tone in effect, a larger scale, and a vibe that isn’t at odds with the rest of the McU. It’s very different, almost entirely in good ways. The Teaser Trailer will probably tickle your fancy, but before we get to that, some mild analysis is coming your way! This sequel is the third Thor film and one that works as a sequel not just to Thor: The Dark World, but also to Avengers: Age of Ultron and Captain America: Civil War as well. Having left Earth, Thor »

- Joey Magidson

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Ken Watanabe to Return in Godzilla: King of the Monsters?

28 March 2017 5:54 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Yesterday we posted that “Straight Outta Compton’s” O’Shea Jackson, Jr., is in talks to join Michael Dougherty’s Godzilla: King of the Monsters, which is the sequel to Gareth Edwards’ 2014 Godzilla. An exciting additional announcement comes in the form of… Continue Reading →

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Godzilla 2 Wants Straight Outta Compton Star O'Shea Jackson Jr.

27 March 2017 4:07 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The cast of Warner Bros. and Legendary's highly-anticipated Godzilla: King of Monsters is still coming together, with another actor lining up a key role in the sequel. Straight Outta Compton star O'Shea Jackson Jr., the son of rapper/actor Ice Cube, has entered negotiations to play an unspecified role in this big-budget action thriller, that serves as a follow-up to the 2014 blockbuster Godzilla. While it remains to be seen how many more new characters will come aboard, it is believed that only one actor from the 2014 Godzilla will return.

Variety broke the news of this casting, and while no details were given for his character, he is just the latest to come aboard recently. We reported in January that Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown is making her feature film debut with Godzilla: King of Monsters, with Kyle Chandler and Vera Farmiga coming aboard to portray her character's father and mother, »

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O’Shea Jackson Jr. Circling Key Role In Godzilla: King Of The Monsters

27 March 2017 2:23 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Kong: Skull Island, the second entry into Legendary and Warner Bros.’ interconnected MonsterVerse, opened to a mighty $70 million at the Chinese box office this past weekend, bringing its global cume within touching distance of $400 million. And though it’s not quite on the level of, say, Beauty and the Beast or a tentpole Marvel movie, Legendary’s shared universe is shaping up nicely.

Thanks to the inclusion of a post-credits sequence, Skull Island also sets the stage for Godzilla: King of the Monsters, Michael Dougherty’s 2019 sequel that has already drafted in the likes of Vera Farmiga, Millie Bobby Brown (Stranger Things) and Kyle Chandler of Bloodline and Manchester By the Sea fame. When pulled together, it makes for quite an exciting roster of talent, and Variety has learned today that O’Shea Jackson Jr., one of the many breakout stars of hit rap drama Straight Outta Compton, is »

- Michael Briers

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Newswire: O’Shea Jackson Jr. goes from Straight Outta Compton to the Godzilla sequel

27 March 2017 1:59 PM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

Though he made his cinematic debut playing a younger version of his dad, O’Shea Jackson Jr. has actually displayed a lot of versatility. The Straight Outta Compton actor followed up his dramatic success in that music biopic with some serious Sundance recognition: He was named one of Variety’s breakout stars for his performance alongside Aubrey Plaza and Elizabeth Olsen in the comedy Ingrid Goes West. Now Variety reports Jackson Jr. is heading to blockbuster territory for a role in Godzilla: King Of Monsters.

The sequel’s cast already includes Vera Farmiga, Millie Bobby Brown, and Kyle Chandler. And Ken Watanabe, who starred in the 2014 film opposite Olsen, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and Bryan Cranston, will reprise his role for the sequel. Godzilla: King Of Monsters is one of multiple projects on the horizon for Jackson Jr.; he’s currently shooting Den Of Thieves with Gerard Butler, Pablo Schreiber, and ...

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- Danette Chavez

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‘Straight Outta Compton’ Star O’Shea Jackson Jr. Eyes ‘Godzilla’ Sequel (Exclusive)

27 March 2017 12:26 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Straight Outta Compton” star O'Shea Jackson Jr. is in negotiations to join Legendary’s “Godzilla: King of the Monsters.”

The movie already stars “Stranger Things” stand-out Millie Bobby Brown, along with Kyle Chandler and Vera Farmiga. “Krampus” helmer Michael Dougherty is directing the project from a script he penned with Zach Shields.

Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Bryan Cranston, Ken Watanabe, and Elizabeth Olsen starred in the 2014 “Godzilla” reboot, directed by Gareth Edwards. Sources tell Variety that Watanabe is the only original cast member likely to return for the second installment.

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Alex Garcia will oversee the tentpole for Legendary. “Godzilla: King of Monsters” hits theaters on March 22, 2019, with the monster mash-up “Godzilla vs. Kong” slated to bow the following year on May 29, 2020.

Legendary and Warner Bros. announced in late 2015 that all future “King Kong” and “Godzilla” movies »

- Justin Kroll

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For the Kids - Second Trailer for Bay's 'Transformers: The Last Knight'

16 March 2017 6:13 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"You think I'm afraid of you?!" Paramount has launched a new full-length trailer for Michael Bay's latest Transformers sequel, titled Transformers: The Last Knight. This new trailer is totally focused on the kids in the movie, a cast of youngsters who have to deal with the Decepticons coming back for revenge. Why the focus on the kids? Because this trailer was created exclusively to run in theaters with Beauty and the Beast, of course. The full cast includes Mark Wahlberg, Anthony Hopkins, Laura Haddock, John Goodman, Stanley Tucci, John Turturro, Josh Duhamel, Isabela Moner, Santiago Cabrera, and Liam Garrigan as King Arthur; plus the same voices as before: Peter Cullen, Frank Welker and Ken Watanabe. This is a very odd trailer, I don't think I like it much, but points for doing something different. Here's the new official trailer for Michael Bay's Transformers: The Last Knight, direct from »

- Alex Billington

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Filmart: Japanese Star Hiroyuki Sanada on Sci-fi Horror 'Life,' Doing All His Own Stunts (Q&A)

13 March 2017 3:30 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

One of the very few Japanese actors to make a successful transition to Hollywood, Hiroyuki Sanada has been in the movie business for more than half a century. Sanada, 56, came to the attention of international audiences for his role as a warrior and devoted family man in Yoji Yamada’s Oscar-nominated The Twilight Samurai (2002), before appearing alongside Tom Cruise and Ken Watanabe in The Last Samurai the following year.

Despite his early martial arts training and graduating from Sonny Chiba’s Japan Action Club, his range is far wider than portrayals of Japan’s legendary swordsmen. He has appeared in films as »

- Gavin J. Blair

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Film, TV Shoots in Mexico on the Rise

13 March 2017 8:51 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Zombies have overrun the Baja Studios in Baja California, Mexico, ever since the second season of AMC’s “Fear the Walking Dead” made use of the four-water tank facility, once known as Fox Baja Studios. The third season of the hit series is now in production at the 51-acre oceanfront studio purpose-built by Twentieth Century Fox for James Cameron’s “Titanic.”

“It’s been an amazing experience,” said Pablo Cruz who, along with his partner Arturo Sampson, has been providing production services to the dystopian series, independently of his duties as co-head of Canana Films.

“A whole team of divers live in the town of Ensenada who know every corner of the diving tank,” said Cruz. “The town is home to trained bilingual pros in makeup, wardrobe, electrical etc., and they mainly do U.S. movies,” said Cruz, who’s also handling production services for Mediaset miniseries “Ultimo 5.”

Furthermore, the »

- Anna Marie de la Fuente

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Kong: Skull Island - explaining its post-credits scene

9 March 2017 2:53 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Ryan Lambie Mar 10, 2017

So Kong: Skull Island's post-credits sequence. What's that all about, then? Ryan takes a spoiler-filled look...

Nb: The following contains major, major spoilers for 2014's Godzilla and this year's Kong: Skull Island.

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If you're into your big, angry creatures, you've probably read about the MonsterVerse, the string of English-language kaiju movies Legendary Entertainment has planned for the years ahead. The toothsome film universe officially began in 2014 with director Gareth Edwards' Godzilla - a moody reboot which neatly set up the backdrop for a series of similar monster flicks.

Godzilla dreamed up a secret history of the mid-20th century, where the nuclear weapons tests of the 1950s were, »

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Godzilla 2 Gets Vera Farmiga as Millie Bobby Brown's Mom

28 February 2017 10:01 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

After a relatively quiet few years in terms of news about the sequel to 2014's Godzilla, things have been heating up lately, and the movie is really taking shape. Recently, news broke that Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown is joining of the cast of Godzilla 2, with Kyle Chandler being tapped to play her dad. Now the family is rounded out as Legendary Pictures casts Vera Farmiga to play her mom.

Variety was the first to break the news that Vera Farmiga has joined the growing cast for Godzilla 2, which is officially titled Godzilla: King of Monsters. As far as returning cast members go, both Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen are expected to sit this one out, but Ken Watanabe is expected to return. According to this most recent report from Variety, he is the only cast member from the 2014 Godzilla that is expected to return for the sequel. For Vera Farmiga, »

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Newswire: Vera Farmiga to play Millie Bobby Brown’s mom in Godzilla: King Of The Monsters

27 February 2017 4:54 PM, PST | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

Everybody knows Stranger Things was great, but it apparently it was so great that star Millie Bobby Brown not only gets to be in the Godzilla sequel, but she also gets to have pretty cool parents in the Godzilla sequel. We previously reported that Kyle Chandler will be playing her father, and now Variety says that Vera Farmiga will be playing her mother. We don’t know much about their roles beyond that, but Farmiga has battled supernatural forces in the Conjuring movies, so she may have some relevant experience to bring to Godzilla: King Of The Monsters.

The sequel is being directed by KrampusMichael Dougherty, and the Variety story says that the only character from the first movie who is expected to return is Ken Watanabe’s Dr. Ishiro Serizawa. That plan could change, though, since the movie won’t come out until 2019.

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Vera Farmiga to star alongside Millie Bobby Brown in Godzilla: King of Monsters

27 February 2017 3:20 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Little by little, the cast of 2019’s Godzilla: King of Monsters, the sequel to 2014’s Godzilla, is starting to come together. The past few weeks have seen Friday Night Lights actor Kyle Chandler and Stranger Things breakout actress Millie Bobby Brown both signing on to the monster film as a father-daughter duo, but now their family unit has found a new member.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Oscar nominee Vera Farmiga is the latest cast addition to Godzilla: King of Monsters, coming on board to play the mother of Brown’s character.

Farmiga is currently finishing up her time as Norma Bates on the final season of Bates Motel, for which she has earned widespread acclaim from viewers over the years and an Emmy nomination in 2013. She’ll soon be seen in Shana Feste’s Boundaries, Jaume Collet-Serra’s The Commuter and Rupert Wyatt’s Captive State.

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Vera Farmiga to Star as Millie Bobby Brown’s Mom in ‘Godzilla’ Sequel

27 February 2017 1:00 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Vera Farmiga has joined Millie Bobby Brown and Kyle Chandler in the “Godzilla” sequel, “Godzilla: King of the Monsters.”

She will play Brown’s character’s mother in the Legendary film, while Chandler portrays the “Stranger Things” star’s father.

Krampus” helmer Michael Dougherty is directing the project from a script he penned with Zach Shields.

Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Bryan Cranston, Ken Watanabe, and Elizabeth Olsen starred in the 2014 “Godzilla” reboot, directed by Gareth Edwards. Sources tell Variety that Watanabe is the only original cast member likely to return for the second installment.

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Alex Garcia will oversee the tentpole for Legendary. “Godzilla: King of Monsters” hits theaters on Mar. 22, 2019, with the monster mash-up “Godzilla vs. Kong” slated to bow the following year on May 29, 2020.

Legendary and Warner Bros. announced in late 2015 that all future “King Kong” and “Godzilla” movies would »

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Casting Buzz: Kyle Chandler to Star in 'Godzilla: King of the Monsters'

22 February 2017 1:30 PM, PST | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Kong: Skull Island will stomp into movie theaters on March 10, so it makes sense that we're hearing more rumblings about Godzilla: King of the Monsters, the next giant monster movie. First came word that young Millie Bobby Brown, who broke out big in the Netflix series Stranger Things, will star. Now Kyle Chandler has joined the cast, per Variety. Chandler, who costarred in Peter Jackson's King Kong back in 2005 (above), will portray Brown's father. The movie is a sequel to the 2014 reboot of Godzilla, directed by Gareth Edwards. Reportedly, Ken Watanabe is the only member of that cast who will reprise his role. Michael Dougherty (Krampus) will direct; it's due in theaters on March 22, 2019. Charlize Theron (above) will star in and produce Need to Know...

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Newswire: Kyle Chandler will play Millie Bobby Brown’s dad in the Godzilla sequel

22 February 2017 6:45 AM, PST | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

Everyone’s favorite TV father figure has taken on another such role in the sequel to 2014’s Godzilla, in which he’ll be parenting a Stranger Things tween. According to Variety, Kyle Chandler will play dad to Millie Bobby Brown’s character. So far these two constitute the only announced cast for what is being called Godzilla: King Of Monsters, although Ken Watanabe is reportedly expected to reprise his role from the first film. Also, Godzilla and—if the title is to be believed—some other big scary creatures are probably going to show up. And who better to take on that horde than Coach Taylor and Eleven?

The movie is part of an expanded franchise from Legendary which will eventually combine the worlds of noted enormous threats Godzilla and King Kong. It is set to be directed by Michael Dougherty, the Krampus alum who stepped in for Gareth ...

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- Esther Zuckerman

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