“Godzilla Vs. Kong” ..the ultimate monster grudge match is both in theaters and on HBO Max. This the first real blockbuster since the pandemic began. While the monsters are obviously the stars, there are human stars as well: Alexander Skarsgard of “True Blood” fame and Rebecca Hall , along with Brian Tyree Henry. In case you are keeping track, there are 36 Godzilla movies but this is his first match up with Kong since 1963. The very first “Godzilla” movie was made 67 years ago while the American re-cut came in 1956.
This could be the very movie we need right now. Total escapism for about 2 hours. Just grab the popcorn. No thinking required.
Godzilla vs. Kong marked one of the biggest opening day totals of the COVID-19 era on Wednesday, delivering an estimated $9.6 million.
It gets 80% on Rotten Tomatoes.
“French Exit”..the wry dark comedy starring Michelle Pfeiffer, has been streaming for a couple of weeks but now it’s in theaters. Pfeiffer plays a Manhattan socialite widow whose inheritance money has run dry. She always thought she’d die before the money ran out . Lucas Hedges of “Manchester By The Sea” is her emotionally stunted son, who she really didn’t mother until she took him out of boarding school when he was 12. That’s basically his emotional age . If you love the droll quirkiness of Wes Anderson, this is the one to see this weekend. Pfeiffer is the other reason to see this. It’s amazing she has NEVER won an Oscar, though she’s been up for it 3 times. Michell Pfeiffer told director Azazel Jacobs this one of her top 5 favorite roles ever. The director joins me this weekend on “Sonstein Sunday” at 7:15 AM.