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Critical Mass: Will the critics stomp 'Godzilla'?

When I watched Godzilla Thursday with an enthusiastic late-night audience, the crowd broke out in spontaneous applause during two specific moments. The first was when Ken Watanabe’s scientist mentioned the legendary creature’s name for the first time. And the second came when Godzilla unleashed one of his most famous weapons on a nasty rival beastie. The audience went home happy — much happier than in 1998, when Godzilla invaded New York in Roland Emmerich’s stinker.

This time around, it’s director Gareth Edwards at the controls, a massive promotion from his low-budget Monsters debut. Breaking Bad‘s Bryan Cranston and Oscar-winner Juliette Binoche play a married couple who work at a Japanese nuclear plant in 1999. Something goes wrong, people die, and 15 years later, Cranston is a raving lunatic who thinks the government is hiding something in the quarantined area surrounding the radioactive accident. His son (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) is now a soldier, with a pretty wife (Elizabeth Olsen) and son in San Francisco. But when the ground begins to shake again, no one is prepared for the creatures that have awakened from their slumber. Two Alien-looking MUTOs — Massive Unidentified Terrestrial Organisms — wreck havoc on nuclear installations, and man’s only hope is… Godzilla. “When Godzilla first lumbers on screen to hunt the MUTOs and ‘restore balance,’ he feels both nostalgically familiar and excitingly new,” writes EW’s film critic Chris Nashawaty. “As big as a Sheraton and with a shriek that rumbles your insides, he appears beefier and meaner than you remember.”

Read Nashawaty’s entire review, as well as a round-up of other notable critics, below. READ FULL STORY

Asian 'Godzilla' trailer: Now with more Rodan?

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When Godzilla awakens in theaters on May 16, it’s worth remembering that he’s the good monster.

In the long history of Japan’s kaiju cinema, Godzilla could be destructive — but he was frequently the lesser of two evils who was pitted against more malevolent creatures. And as the new Asian trailer for Gareth Edwards’ upcoming film makes clear, Godzilla isn’t humanity’s greatest threat. In fact, he might be our only hope against a flying kaiju who looks a lot like Rodan. [Note: The Internets and some who saw Godzilla footage at Comic-Con speculate that the flying beast is a human-enhanced Muto called Hokmuto.] Ken Watanabe plays a scientist(?) who believes mankind’s best chance is to let the two (or more?) monsters fight it out on our turf.

The clip is short – but it may also be the most revealing Godzilla trailer yet. Check it out below. READ FULL STORY

New 'Godzilla' trailer: See the monster roar -- VIDEO

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Legendary and Warner Bros. having been offering teases for the new Godzilla film for months, but we haven’t gotten a good look at the latest incarnation of the monster itself — until now.

In a TV spot unveiled Friday, the headliner makes a glorious appearance, unleashing that iconic Godzilla roar. Oh, and there’s tons of people fleeing the destruction the monster leaves in its nuclear disaster-tinged wake. Take a look: READ FULL STORY

'Godzilla' extended trailer: This monster ruins pretty much everything -- VIDEO

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A new, extended Godzilla trailer is out, highlighting the epic destruction the legendary monster will be causing when the Warner Bros./Legendary film arrives in theaters May 16.

There’s a devastated/paranoid Bryan Cranston, who tries to save his wife (Juliette Binoche); a little girl whose vacation is about to get a whole lot more interesting; and lots and lots of military types who have no idea what they are up against. We barely get to see the big baddie, but one thing’s for sure — Godzilla will ruin your day.

'Godzilla' international teaser: Bryan Cranston still wants the truth! -- VIDEO

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I still haven’t decided whether to jet to Egypt or Sweden on May 14 to get an early glimpse of Godzilla. The new monster movie, which has raised expectations with two riveting trailers, opens in five international territories two days before it debuts in the U.S. Don’t feel too bad: Japan, which has more than a little connection to the movie-monster, has to wait until July 25!

In this new international teaser, viewers get a re-spliced montage of destruction wrapped up in Bryan Cranston’s paranoid monologue. But this time, we get to glimpse Cranston telling some civilian that he’s not crazy. HE WANTS THE TRUTH!

Then… more wreckage, more stoic voiceover, more Ken Watanabe-as-Jeff Goldblum in Jurassic Park, and more teasing glimpses of the giant beasts (plural), including a great Dark Knight Rises bus shot with ‘Zilla’s craggly back silhouette reflected in the window.

Watch the new teaser below: READ FULL STORY

'Godzilla' trailer: Find out why Bryan Cranston is so scared -- VIDEO

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And that’s why they call it a tease. Tuesday morning’s audio-only clip for Godzilla, featuring Bryan Cranston ranting about state secrets and imminent danger, is much better with some shots of apocalyptic destruction. The full trailer incorporates a version of Cranston’s voice-over with glimpses of the beast and the havoc it leaves in its wake, while Cranston, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and Elizabeth Olsen run for cover and plot a response.

“Can you kill it?” asks Taylor-Johnson’s soldier.

That didn’t work in 1954, according to the trailer. That Godzilla movie mythology about being awakened by American nuclear tests in the Pacific Ocean? Turns out those nukes were detonated with the specific intention of destroying the beast. Godzilla makes a cameo, but mostly, we see… something… tossing planes out of the sky and rolling giant battleships.

As far as trailers go, I’d say Godzilla is now two-for-two. No snickering yet. Watch the full trailer below: READ FULL STORY

Bryan Cranston wants answers in new 'Godzilla' clip -- VIDEO

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“You’re not fooling anybody when you say what happened 15 years ago was a natural disaster, all right?! It was not an earthquake! It wasn’t a typhoon!”

Much, much worse, actually: It was Roland Emmerich’s 1998 dud, Godzilla.

Emmerich’s Godzilla made the strategic decision to keep its prehistoric beast under wraps until the movie opened. Gareth Edwards’ reboot, which opens May 16, offered a brief glimpse of the city-stomping monster in its debut trailer – but backpedals in the most recent teaser, an audio-only clip that relies purely on the panic-stricken voice of Bryan Cranston. Clearly, his character has seen something incredible. “You have no idea what’s coming,” he warns, after zig-zagging through the emotional spectrum.

Listen to the trailer for Godzilla below: READ FULL STORY

Bryan Cranston still breaking bad in 'Cold Comes the Night' -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

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A desperate parent. A bag full of cash. And Heisenberg himself.

That’s the broad-stroked description of Cold Comes the Night, which features Bryan Cranston as a half-blind, Russian-accented criminal who is the one who knocks on Alice Eve’s run-down motel to demand his missing stash of cash. Cranston’s ruthless crook doesn’t flinch from threatening to put a bullet in the ear of a child, a trait that should warm the heart of Breaking Bad fans still suffering Walter White withdrawal. In an exclusive clip below, Cranston tricks Eve’s beleaguered motel clerk by exaggerating his disability. READ FULL STORY

'Godzilla' trailer: The King of Monsters has a taste for prestige actors -- VIDEO

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Academy-nominee David Strathairn. Emmy-winner Bryan Cranston. Oscar-winner Juliette Binoche. Arthouse-Avengers Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen, and Oscar-nominee Ken Watanabe…

…meet Godzilla.

The first trailer for Legendary’s 2014 monster movie keeps the gigantic nuclear dinosaur mostly hidden behind veils of smoke, but there’s no doubting he’s got a big footprint. Strathairn air-drops a military unit into a destroyed city, and while we get to meet the heroes tasked with fighting the beast, we witness the wreckage he created. The soldiers announce their presence on the way down with red smoke trails. It’s a noble, heroic mission that sadly reminds me of sprinkling fish food into a fish tank. Bon appetit, ‘zilla.

Get your first glimpse of Godzilla below:
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Casting Net: Garrett Hedlund joins Angelina Jolie's 'Unbroken'; Plus, Bryan Cranston, more

 Tron: Legacy star Garrett Hedlund is set to time travel to World War II for Universal’s adaptation of Laura Hillenbrand’s Unbroken, about Olympian and prisoner of war Lou Zamperini and his incredible story of survival. Angelina Jolie is directing the adaptation, which stars Jack O’Connell in the lead role. Hedlund will play a fellow POW in the Japanese camp where Zamperini ends up after surviving on a raft in the Pacific for 28 days. Joel and Ethan Coen, who directed Hedlund in Inside Llewyn Davis, are the latest writers tasked with revising the script which has also passed by the desks of William Nicholson (Gladiator) and Richard LaGravenese (Behind the Candelabra). Unbroken will hit theaters on Dec. 25, 2014. [Variety]

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