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Welcome back to Movie Duels, in which we watch two dueling movies and offer our eminently qualified opinion of which film, if any, has a reason for existing, and which one should have been left back at the pitch …
December is the time of the year that brings yule tidings, whatever the hell those are, along with the studio's most family-friendliest blockbusters and their most Oscar-batiest of awards contenders. The release of another Star Wars film is imminent and looms large over this month's releases, but there are still plenty of other films vying for your hard-earned ticket dollars this December.
Bryan Cranston reads the modern children's classic "You Have to F**King Eat"
“Generally speaking, an audience should never be this aware of the filmmaking tricks of the trade being deployed to artificially amp up suspense.”
Tuesday in the blurbs
Breaking Bad proves it's never too late to sell out, pitches Emmys with reality show spoof video
The Fear Fan takes a look at the 2014 remake of Godzilla! Was it a titanic success, or just a colossal bore?
“When it comes to Hollywood making a Godzilla movie, this is about the best possible outcome anyone could have hoped for.”
Godzilla: Best Consumed With Small Children
The King of the Monsters is back, this time under the wing of Gareth Edwards, known for his other critically acclaimed movie about giant monsters. Is this finally a worthy adaptation of Gojira? Or is it worse than Roland Emmerich's disaster?
'Godzilla': The 20th Century Literally Comes Back to Bite Us in the Ass
“Had the film been helmed by a more seasoned director, or even a relative unknown, it never would have taken home the big prize. Because ultimately, the most interesting thing about Argo is that Ben Affleck directed it.”
We dig into Joshua's Movie Madhouse archives (back when it was known as Anarchy at the Movies) for Disney's underwhelming adaptation of the Edgar Rice Burroughs novel that inspired countless sci-fi adventure films, John Carter, starring Taylor Kitsch and Lynn Collins.