A faire deal

Illustration by Ed Appleby

The math swiftly disappears into the fun of playing the characters and wheeling and dealing with the sheriff.

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

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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.