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Kong count #1 – Honorable mentions

Well, after counting down all year, Kong: Skull Island is finally out! The Maser Patrol crew will be assembling a full review in coming days, but if you want a short version: “Go see it!” Hope you’ve enjoyed the series! As … Continue reading

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Kong count #2 – King Kong (1933)

The original King Kong is a tremendous film. That it’s a classic, that it’s one of the greatest cinematic achievements of all time, that it directly inspired an entire generation of movie makers, that it still holds up incredibly 84 … Continue reading

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Kong count #3 – King Kong (1976)

Given the rushed nature of the production (to beat Universal to the punch), I can forgive a lot of problematic aspects of the 1976 King Kong remake. Sure, there are no dinosaurs, and that cuts down the spectacle staggeringly, which … Continue reading

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Kong count #4 – King Kong (2005)

I grew up with conservative, micromanaging helicopter parents, and as a result was prohibited from taking full advantage of my local video stores’ horror movie aisles until college. As such, the name Peter Jackson meant little to me in the … Continue reading

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Kong count #5 – King Kong vs. Godzilla

This is daunting… what can I say about King Kong vs. Godzilla that hasn’t been said ad nauseum? I’ll strive not to be just the 453rd doofus this week you’ve heard say “actually, the US version doesn’t have a different … Continue reading

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Kong count #6 – King Kong Lives

Another guest spot! In addition to his earlier article on King Kong novelizations, Justin Mullis also submitted this radical thesis on the oft-maligned King Kong Lives. Many thanks to Justin for the piece! Without further ado, let’s get controversial! In the annals … Continue reading

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Kong count #7 – King Kong Escapes

If I had to describe Eisei Amamoto’s character Dr. Who (no relation to Peter Cushing) in the 1967 film King Kong Escapes, I’d probably say something along the lines of “an enthusiastic go-getter with a can-do attitude and a real … Continue reading

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