Critics get frank when it comes to Godzilla

| Aug 9, 2014

Critics get frank when it comes to Godzilla

by Philip Brasor

Because Japanese media are incestuous in their inter-corporate dealings, those writers referred to as hyōronka (critics) tend to be less critical about popular culture than their counterparts in North America and Europe. They are more likely to engage in punditry or public relations, because ...

Jul 27, 2014

Godzilla returns: Sequel announced at Comic-Con

Godzilla is coming back. A sequel to the massive-monster film featuring classic creatures from the franchise is in the works. Legendary Pictures chief Thomas Tull made the announcement Saturday at Comic-Con before showing teaser footage that revealed the winged Mothra and Rodan and the ...

Godzilla

Jul 23, 2014

Godzilla

by Giovanni Fazio

The old Godzilla movies made by Japan’s Toho studio between 1954 and 2004 were B-grade monster movies. They were cheesy and primitive, for the most part, but displayed the charm of inventive filmmakers who were trying to transcend the limitations of budget and technology ...

Jul 20, 2014

Godzilla's message still relevant

Ahead of the first run of the latest, Hollywood-produced version of "Godzilla," the digitally remastered edition of the original 1954 movie has been making the rounds at theaters across the country to mark the 60th anniversary of the birth of the pop culture icon. ...

Godzilla Awakening

May 24, 2014

Godzilla Awakening

by Andrew Lee

The first thing that must be said about the comic prequel to the new “Godzilla” movie is that it seems to contain a massive spoiler! So if you haven’t yet seen the movie, then perhaps you should wait until you have, before reading either ...

Godzilla: the monster with multiple personalities

May 22, 2014

Godzilla: the monster with multiple personalities

by Mark Schilling

“Godzilla” was the first Japanese movie I saw. It was also the first for many other American baby boomers, though we did not view Ishiro Honda’s 1954 original, but a version that had been heavily edited and dubbed for the U.S. market, with additional ...

Who defends Godzilla? Lawyers, of course

May 14, 2014

Who defends Godzilla? Lawyers, of course

by Anthony Mccartney

He spews radioactive fire, razes cities and pummels creatures from Earth and beyond, but even Godzilla needs a good lawyer sometimes. After all, you don’t survive 60 years in the movie business without taking some fights to court. For decades, attorneys acting on behalf ...

Hollywood blasted for 'supersizing' Godzilla

May 7, 2014

Hollywood blasted for 'supersizing' Godzilla

Japanese fans of Godzilla say the newly unveiled monster that is set to star in a Hollywood reboot of the postwar classic is too fat and has been “supersized” by the United States, a country not averse to large portions. The latest version of ...