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‘Carol’ producer Number 9 Films signs first-look deal with Japan’s Shochiku (exclusive)

The Japanese company is looking for female-led prestige dramas.

Number 9 Films, the London-based producer behind Carol and Colette, has struck a first-look deal with Japanese studio Shochiku, which will have first option for distribution rights in Japan on its future titles.

The unusual pact follows Shochiku’s identification that prestige English-language, female-led titles perform well theatrically in Japan. Shochiku has had recent hits with Aisling Walsh’s Maudie, starring Sally Hawkins, and Bjorn Runge’s The Wife, with Glenn Close, both of which grossed around $1m in the territory.

It is the first deal of its kind for Shochiku outside Japan.
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Godzilla: King of the Monsters Art Spirits’ Hyper Solid Series statue available to pre-order

Sideshow has released promotional images for Art Spirits’ Hyper Solid Series Godzilla which is based on the appearance of the Kaiju in this year’s MonsterVerse sequel Godzilla: King of the Monsters. The collectible is available to pre-order now, priced at $220.00; check out the statue here…

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There can only be one king of the monsters, and he’s back like never before. Sideshow and Art Spirits present the Hyper Solid Series Godzilla Collectible Figure from the 2019 blockbuster Godzilla: King of the Monsters! An evolution of the 2014 kaiju as seen in the MonsterVerse series from Legendary Pictures.

The monstrous reptilian creature is captured in a wide stance, legs apart and head held high as he unleashes a powerful roar. Godzilla is massive and imposing with bulk, thick legs, a tremendous tail, claws, and of course his signature dorsal plates that ripple with internal energy.
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‘Quiz’: Matthew Macfadyen, Michael Sheen & Sian Clifford To Star In ‘Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?’ Scandal Drama For AMC & ITV

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‘Quiz’: Matthew Macfadyen, Michael Sheen & Sian Clifford To Star In ‘Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?’ Scandal Drama For AMC & ITV
Exclusive: Succession’s Matthew Macfadyen, The Good Fight’s Michael Sheen and Fleabag’s Sian Clifford are to star in Quiz, a drama about the Who Wants to be a Millionaire? cheating scandal, for AMC and ITV.

The Breaking Bad broadcaster and the British commercial network have commissioned the TV adaptation of Brexit: An Uncivil War writer James Graham’s play from The Crown producer Left Bank Pictures with A Very English Scandal’s Stephen Frears to direct.

This comes over a year after Deadline revealed that the Sony-owned producer was turning the play into a television drama.

Quiz tells the story of Charles Ingram, a former British army major, who caused a major scandal in the early 2000s after being caught cheating his way to winning £1 million on the game show Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? It tells how Ingram, his wife Diana and an accomplice, Tecwen Whittock,
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Oh no, there goes Tokyo, Godzilla: King of the Monsters hits disc in Aug.

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Burbank, CA, July 16 – Experience the epic monstrous action as legendary Titans collide when Godzilla: King of the Monsters arrives on 4K Uhd Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD Special Edition and Digital. Directed by Michael Dougherty, the film stars Kyle Chandler, Oscar nominee Vera Farmiga and Millie Bobby Brown (Stranger Things) in her feature film debut.

From Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures, in association with Toho Co. Ltd. and Huahua Media, the film’s acclaimed ensemble cast also includes Bradley Whitford, Oscar nominee Sally Hawkins, Charles Dance, Thomas Middleditch, Aisha Hinds, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Oscar nominee David Strathairn, Oscar nominee Ken Watanabe and Golden Globe nominee Ziyi Zhang.

Dougherty directed from a script he wrote with Zach Shields, story by Max Borenstein, Dougherty and Shields, based on the characters Godzilla, King Ghidorah, Mothra and Rodan owned and created by Toho Co., Ltd. The film was produced by Mary Parent,
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"The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror XXX"

"The Simpsons" 30th annual "Treehouse of Horror" animated Halloween special (Episode #666) will air October 20, 2019 on Fox, with parodies of Netflix' "Stranger Things" and 'Oscar' winner "The Shape of Water":

"...'The Simpsons' leave 'Springfield' for the haunted town of 'Hawkins', as 'Lisa' takes over for Millie Bobby Brown as its resident 'telekinetic', with a trademark bloody nose and shaved head. '

"Bart' is Finn Wolfhard's 'Mike', 'Nelson' is Gaten Matarazzo's 'Dustin', 'Martin' is Caleb McLaughlin's 'Lucas' and 'Chief Wiggum' is David Harbour's 'Jim Hopper'.

"Then, under the sea, 'Selma Bouvier' cozies up to octo-aliens 'Kang' and 'Kodos', with Sally Hawkins as 'Elisa' and Doug Jones as 'Amphibian Man'.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror"...
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Godzilla: King of the Monsters to stomp onto 4K, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital this August

Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures have announced the home entertainment release of the latest chapter in the MonsterVerse Godzilla: King of the Monsters which arrives on digital on August 6th, followed by a 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD release on August 27th; check out the cover artwork and bonus feature details below…

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Experience the epic monstrous action as legendary Titans collide when “Godzilla: King of the Monsters” arrives on 4K Uhd Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD Special Edition and Digital. Directed by Michael Dougherty, the film stars Kyle Chandler, Oscar nominee Vera Farmiga and Millie Bobby Brown (TV’s “Stranger Things”) in her feature film debut.

From Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures, in association with Toho Co. Ltd. and Huahua Media, the film’s acclaimed ensemble cast also includes Bradley Whitford, Oscar nominee Sally Hawkins, Charles Dance,
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Godzilla: King of the Monsters Smashes Onto Blu-ray, DVD, 4K with Tons of Special Features

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is officially bringing Godzilla: King of the Monsters home Digitally on August 3 and then physically on Blu-ray, DVD and 4K Ultra HD on August 27.

Experience the epic monstrous action as legendary Titans collide when Godzilla: King of the Monsters arrives on 4K Uhd Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD Special Edition and Digital. Directed by Michael Dougherty, the film stars Kyle Chandler, Oscar nominee Vera Farmiga and Millie Bobby Brown (Netflix's Stranger Things) in her feature film debut.

From Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures, in association with Toho Co. Ltd. and Huahua Media, the film's acclaimed ensemble cast also includes Bradley Whitford, Oscar nominee Sally Hawkins, Charles Dance, Thomas Middleditch, Aisha Hinds, O'Shea Jackson Jr., Oscar nominee David Strathairn, Oscar nominee Ken Watanabe and Golden Globe nominee Ziyi Zhang.

This new Godzilla story follows the heroic efforts of the crypto-zoological agency Monarch as its
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‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters’ Stomps Onto 4K, Blu-ray and Digital in August

The King has returned and will defend humankind when Godzilla: King of the Monsters makes its big home video debut this August after a mediocre box office debut.

On August 6th, Godzilla: King of the Monsters will first make landfall with a Digital release. You will have to wait until an August 27th release date for the arrival of Godzilla: King of the Monsters on 4K Ultra HD with Dolby Atmos audio, Blu-ray and DVD physical disc formats.

What's especially notable about this 4K release by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is the inclusion of HDR10+ in addition to its Hdr rival, Dolby Vision. Godzilla: King of the Monsters marks the first 4K release by Warner Bros. to include HDR10+.

That inclusion doesn't signal the end of Dolby Vision support by Warner Bros. Look at is as a way of expanding their support by including both Dolby Vision and HDR10+ for
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Godzilla: King Of The Monsters Stomping onto Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K Ultra HD on August 27th

After stomping onto the big screen in May, Godzilla: King of the Monsters is looking to reign supreme in your own home when the latest movie in Legendary and Warner Bros.' Monsterverse comes to Digital on August 6th, followed by a Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K Ultra HD release on August 27th:

From the Press Release: Experience the epic monstrous action as legendary Titans collide when “Godzilla: King of the Monsters” arrives on 4K Uhd Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD Special Edition and Digital. Directed by Michael Dougherty, the film stars Kyle Chandler, Oscar nominee Vera Farmiga and Millie Bobby Brown (TV’s “Stranger Things”) in her feature film debut.

From Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures, in association with Toho Co. Ltd. and Huahua Media, the film’s acclaimed ensemble cast also includes Bradley Whitford, Oscar nominee Sally Hawkins, Charles Dance, Thomas Middleditch, Aisha Hinds, O’Shea Jackson Jr.
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Does ‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters’ Have a Post-Credits Scene?

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Does ‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters’ Have a Post-Credits Scene?
While “Godzilla: King of the Monsters” may be remembered as a disappointment at the box office, its long-term legacy should be kinder — because it’s just about unfathomably weird and crazy for a big budget movie from a major Hollywood studio.

Godzilla: King of the Monsters” sees the gargantuan beast return to do battle against some of his most famous rivals, led by the three-headed dragon King Ghidorah. Through it all, humanity is stuck struggling to survive the onslaught, while the mysterious Monarch agency does its best to learn how to communicate with the creatures.

The new “Godzilla” film, despite the seeming finality of its title, is not the climax of this series, but simply a ramping up toward to the true epic conflict that the MonsterVerse has been building toward — which will come in next year’s “Godzilla vs. Kong.” That film will see the two most well known
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‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters’ Review: Let Us Pray for the Extinction of This Franchise

There is such a clear disdain for the human element in Godzilla: King of the Monsters, one wonders if there wasn’t a way to make this sequel with monsters alone. Co-written (with Zach Shields) and directed by Michael Dougherty, this film picks up five years after the wreckage of the first. The loss of life was devastating for many, the Russell family included. After the death of their son, Mark (Kyle Chandler) fell into a bottle and ran away while Emma (Vera Farmiga) fell into her work for Monarch, the agency devoted to discovering and protecting/destroying these mammoth creatures, which they call titans. While Mark and Emma’s daughter (Millie Bobbie Brown) tries to keep the relative peace between her parents, Emma perfects a device that allows humans to communicate and pseudo-control these beasts.

Since Mark was one of the initial creators of this device, he’s forced back into the fold.
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‘Godzilla’ Needs Help: How the MonsterVerse Can Survive After ‘King of the Monsters’ Fizzles Out

‘Godzilla’ Needs Help: How the MonsterVerse Can Survive After ‘King of the Monsters’ Fizzles Out
The monster battles may be more epic than ever before, but with less-than-thrilling box office returns for the third feature in the MonsterVerse, Michael Dougherty’s “Godzilla: King of the Monsters” speaks to the moviegoing public’s dwindling affection for classic beasts wrecking havoc in a modern setting.

Just five years after Gareth Edwards’ franchise starter “Godzilla” opened to over $93 million in domestic returns, Dougherty’s film earned roughly half that, making just over $49 million during its domestic debut. Two years ago, Jordan Vogt-Roberts’ “Kong: Skull Island” — the second film in a franchise dedicated to bringing classic Toho monsters back to the big screen for American audiences — opened to over $61 million in domestic dollars.

Internationally speaking, the MonsterVerse still packs a big appeal: even with a lackluster U.S. box office, “King of the Monsters” has already made $130 million in those all-important foreign markets. But critics are losing patience. While
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‘Godzilla: King Of The Monsters’ Review #2

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Stars: Kyle Chandler, Vera Farmiga, Millie Bobby Brown, Ken Watanabe, Zhang Ziyi, Bradley Whitford, Sally Hawkins, Charles Dance, Thomas Middleditch, Aisha Hinds, O’Shea Jackson Jr, David Strathairn, Cch Pounder, Godzilla, Mothra, Rodan, King Ghidorah | Written by Michael Dougherty, Zach Shields | Directed by Michael Dougherty

Godzilla: King of the Monsters is the long-awaited sequel to Gareth Edwards 2014 Godzilla. This time around Michael Dougherty (Trick ‘r Treat) takes the directing reigns of a film that now stands as the third film in an announced universe of monsters after Jordan-Vogt Roberts’ Kong: Skull Island and Adam Wingard’s sequel to both films in Godzilla vs Kong (Yes this is all really happening) releasing in 2020.

The famous Toho property has had somewhat of a strained relationship with fans on the western hemisphere. Roland Emmerich’s ill-fated attempt in the 1998 Godzilla failed to reinvigorate audiences love for such a character with an incredibly poorly designed monster,
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Bo Report: ‘Rocketman’ slays ‘Godzilla’ while ‘2040’ powers along

Rocketman

It’s fair to surmise there are far more Elton John fans in Australia than followers of the Godzilla franchise, judging by the opening weekends of Rocketman and Godzilla: King of the Monsters.

The Elton John biopic easily beat the Legendary Pictures/Warner Bros monsters movie, the reverse of their positions in the Us last weekend. However neither could catch the magical second weekend of Disney’s Aladdin.

Meanwhile Damon Gameau’s 2040 maintained momentum in its second weekend as Palace Cinemas extended their first weekend offer of free tickets to students on Saturday and Sunday, joined by some locations at Event Cinemas, Wallis Cinemas and independents. Screen Australia made a financial contribution to help distributor Madman Entertainment promote the incentive to students.

Gameau’s journey, which explores what the world could look like by 2040 if the best solutions already available to improve the planet are adopted, delivered $149,000 on 88 screens,
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Godzilla: King of the Monsters opens to $179 million worldwide

Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures unleashed the Titans this weekend with the release of Godzilla: King of the Monsters, the latest chapter of the shared MonsterVerse debuting the $179 million worldwide.

Domestically, King of the Monsters earned $49 million to dethrone Aladdin and claim top spot, although its opening weekend was down significantly from 2014’s Godzilla ($93 million), along with 2017’s Kong: Skull Island ($61 million).

The MonsterVerse franchise may be suffering diminishing returns in North America, but it’s the opposite in the international markets, with the sequel earning $130 million overseas this weekend compared to Godzilla’s $103 million and Kong: Skull Island’s $81.6 million.

Next up for the franchise is the 2020 crossover Godzilla vs. Kong, which received its first official promotional artwork this past week.

Godzilla: King of the Monsters sees Michael Dougherty (Krampus) directing returning Godzilla stars Sally Hawkins (Dr. Vivienne Graham) and Ken Watanabe (Dr. Ishiro Serizawa), and new additions Millie Bobby Brown
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Exclusive Interview – Michael Dougherty on Godzilla: King of the Monsters

Releasing five years after its predecessor, the long-awaited sequel Godzilla: King of the Monsters has finally made it’s way into cinemas and is filled with all the monster-mash action you’d expect.

In the lead up to the film’s release, we were lucky enough to sit down with writer-director Michael Dougherty to talk about some of his key creative decisions. From the movie’s distinctive use of colour, right through to the musical choices, we get into the nitty-gritty detail. In particular, Dougherty spoke at length about the real world creatures that inspired him on the production and how he drew inspiration from the natural world to flesh out these iconic monsters.

See Also: Exclusive Interview – O’Shea Jackson Jr. on Godzilla: King of the Monsters

Watch the interview here…

Godzilla: King of the Monsters sees Michael Dougherty (Krampus) directing returning Godzilla stars Sally Hawkins (Dr. Vivienne Graham) and Ken Watanabe (Dr.
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Movie Review – Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019)

Godzilla: King of the Monsters, 2019.

Director Michael Dougherty.

Starring Kyle Chandler, Vera Farmiga, Millie Bobby Brown, Bradley Whitford, Sally Hawkins, Charles Dance, Thomas Middleditch, Aisha Hinds, O’Shea Jackson Jr., David Strathairn, Ken Watanabe, and Zhang Ziyi.

Synopsis:

When ancient super-species, including Godzilla and King Ghidorah —thought to be mere myths—rise again, they all vie for supremacy, leaving humanity’s very existence hanging in the balance.

The experience of seeing a kaiju movie on the big screen is almost indescribable. From the way the theatre shakes when Godzilla steps on the screen to the way King Ghidorah strikes fear in viewers’ hearts, it’s a feeling that stays with you. That’s what makes the new film Godzilla: King of the Monsters such a joyful experience; it’s a movie that impacts you, even if monster movies aren’t typically your thing.

That’s something that needs to be
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Godzilla 2014 Five Years Later: Is It Worth a Second Look?

Godzilla 2014 Five Years Later: Is It Worth a Second Look?
It may be hard to believe, yet that doesn't make it any less true; Godzilla came out five years ago and we're just now finally about to get a sequel to director Gareth Edwards' divisive 2014 blockbuster. That sequel is Michael Dougherty's much-anticipated Godzilla: King of the Monsters, which seems to, in many ways, be trying to correct any perceived issues certain audience members had with the previous movie. However, I've never been one that had many issues with Edwards' take on the classic monster. Quite the opposite, in fact. So, I'm here to argue that Godzilla is worth a second look, for those who maybe felt underwhelmed by it initially.

Before digging in and getting on my soapbox, I must admit, it's difficult for me to exercise objectivity here. I've loved Godzilla my whole life and there are few movies I ever had this much anticipation built up for.
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Godzilla: King Of The Monsters Movie Review

No reference to the Lok Sabha elections. But the monsters are coming. Not that they don't try to behave themselves. This, the latest calamitous product in the disaster genre has a core of humanism. There is a family at the heart of the tail' with a dizzying spin.

A disastrous tryst with restless dinosaurs Ain an earlier film has torn Dr Mark Russell (a charismatic Kyle Chandler) away from his wife and daughter. The wife hasA moved away with their daughter to some disastrous ecological decisions.

As we, the film and its convulsive script suffer one monster attack after another (mercifully not in 3D) family values are tossed around among ecological villains like pieces of chicken around a bonfire. They, naughty boys, want to awaken the sleeping monsters for their own selfish reasons.

Much of the film reads like an atomic alert sounded at a decibel where all the hysterical shouting is so incoherent,
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‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters’ Roars to $6.3 Million at Thursday Box Office

‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters’ Roars to $6.3 Million at Thursday Box Office
Godzilla: King of the Monsters,” the follow-up to 2014’s “Godzilla” and 2017’s “Kong: Skull Island” in Warner Bros. and Legendary’s MonsterVerse, stomped into the Thursday box office and earned an impressive $6.3 million.

The latest “Godzilla” film will be locked into an epic battle with another behemoth as Disney’s “Aladdin” enters into its second weekend and hopes to hang onto the top spot at the box office. It also opens against Universal and Blumhouse’s horror film “Ma” starring Octavia Spencer and “Rocketman,” Paramount’s music biopic on the life of Elton John.

“King of the Monsters” is projected for an opening weekend between $55-65 million. It currently has a 41% score on Rotten Tomatoes. The previous “Godzilla” film earned $9.3 million at the Thursday box office in the summer of 2014 and opened to $93.1 million. “King of the Monsters” however is tracking closer to “Kong: Skull Island,” which earned $3.7 million in
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