On this special edition of Movies with Big Al, Al sits down with the voice behind Moana, Auli'i Cravalho. Discover how she landed the lead role of Moana. Also, check out Al's reviews of Kong: Skull Island and Jackie.
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KONG: SKULL ISLAND (Action Adventure)
WHAT'S IT ABOUT? 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.
WHO'S IN IT? Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, John Goodman, Toby Kebbell, Corey Hawkins, John C. Reilly
- Michael Keaton and J.K. Simmons both dropped out of the movie and were replaced John C. Reilly and Samuel L. Jackson.
- Samuel L. Jackson repeats his line, "Hold onto your butts," from Jurassic Park.
- The film is set in 1973.
- It was shot in Hawaii.
This week's two big new video releases couldn't be more different -- but both are great watches.
Natalie Portman plays Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis in the acclaimed bio-pic Jackie. Peter Sarsgaard is Bobby Kennedy, and Danish actor Caspar Phillipson is John F. Kennedy.
Disney's Moana features the voices of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Nicole Scherzinger and newcomer Auli'i Cravalho. Moana and demi-god Maui sail the open seas as she fulfills her quest to become a wayfinder.
Big Al Sams had a chance to talk to actor Auli'i Cravalho about her Oscar performance, working with Dwayne The Rock Johnson & Hamilton star Lin-Manuel Miranda, and how she almost did NOT audition for the role!