Film legend Mifune to get star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Entertainment News Jun 24, 2015

Film legend Mifune to get star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Late Japanese actor Toshiro Mifune (1920-1997) has been named among the newest honorees to the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, which administers the honor for entertainment professionals, has announced. A star bearing the name of Mifune, who appeared in a number ...

Critics get frank when it comes to Godzilla

National / Media | MEDIA MIX 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 ...

Godzilla

Film / Reviews 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 ...

Editorials 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

Books / Reviews 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

Film 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 ...