“You’re going to have the tallest, darkest leading man in Hollywood.”

—-Merian C. Cooper to Fay Wray on being cast in King Kong

Table of tiny monsters, Clarence Street Art Collective, The Cedars, Dallas, Texas

OK, to prove I am serious about my streaming Movie Recommendations – tonight when I came home from a bike ride (having narrowly missed today’s thunderstorm) I sat down, dialed up HBOMax, and watched the first item from my list – the Science Fiction film, Colossal.

I’ll keep this spoiler free – it stars Anne Hathaway as an alcoholic mess of a New York party girl hitting rock bottom and a giant monster stomping on Seoul, Korea. And yes, the two plot strands are very related.

That’s all I’m going to say (these plot points are revealed in the first minutes of the film) except… someone who is very famous recently for playing the best of all good guys turns out to be… something else.

A very good movie – different, but not weird, serious, but not maudlin, and not too long. Worth your while.

I’m not even going to link to the trailer… it gives away too much.

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