Friday Flicks: Kong: Skull Island & Table 19

The Morning Show

Film critic Chuck Koplinski stops by the Morning Show for this week’s Friday Flicks and is breaking down both Kong: Skull Island and Table 19.

Kong: Skull Island

(Starts Friday) A team of explorers and soldiers travel to an uncharted island in the Pacific, unaware that they are crossing into the domain of monsters, including the mythic Kong.  Exceptional special effects work bring the myriad monsters to vivid life, none more so than Kong himself, who is rendered with such realism, you feel as though you’re a part of the ill-fated crew that foolishly ventures into his domain. The veteran cast, which includes John Goodman, Samuel L. Jackson, Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson and John C. Reilly are given little to do, but what does it matter?  This is a triumphant return for one of the big screens greatest icons and whenever he appears, it reminds us of the magic the movies can bring. 3 ½ Stars (Chuck Koplinski) Rated PG-13. 120 minutes. AMC, CAR, SAV.

Table 19. 
Eloise (Anna Kendrick) having been dumped by her boyfriend and relieved of her Maid of Honor duties decides to attend the wedding in question anyway only to find herself seated with 5 “random” guests at the dreaded Table 19. Dull and told at a tepid pace, this film is a misfire from the very beginning as none of the characters or their troubles are in the least bit interesting. 1 ½ Stars (Chuck Koplinski) Rated PG-13. 100 minutes. AMC, CAR, SAV. 

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