Kong returns to glory in Vietnam Era

John Goodman, John C. Reilly, Brie Larson, and Tom Hiddleston in Kong: Skull Island Photo by Chuck Zlotnick Warner Bros Entertainment Inc

Coupled with outstanding cinematography and editing, unique monster designs, and the pessimistic atmosphere of the 1970s, Kong: Skull Island is an absolute treat and well worth the watch.

Too long, too crowded, and too many gags

Image via Paramount Pictures

The whole race is orchestrated by a wealthy Las Vegas casino owner named Donald Sinclair (John Cleese), who is capturing everything on video for the entertainment of himself and his wealthy friends.

The glory of grimdark fantasy

Cover of Mark Lawrence’s Prince of Thorns, Book 1 of the Broken Empire

What its novels lack in moral messages and optimism, they usually more than compensate for with cynicism and gratuitous violence.

Small gods

Illustration by Ed Appleby

Some of the best, timeless games—think chess, backgammon or checkers—are exercises in simplicity. And Santorini may prove to be one of these.

American politics is a joke

Will Ferrell and Jason Sudeikis in The Campaign via Warner Bros. Pictures

At a time when politics south of the border are more absurd than ever before, this mediocre comedy from the 2012 election year is worth viewing.