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Monday, December 31, 2012

Godzilla Movie News: "Godzilla Against MechaGodzilla" movie review!!!



Here I review the excellent 2002 film "Godzilla Against MechaGodzilla", and provide my thoughts on what went well and what didn't.

Friday, December 28, 2012

Godzilla Movie News: Godzilla 1998 2-CD limited edition full soundtrack score rereleased!!!



Here I go over the news that the 1998 Godzilla score by David Arnold has been rereleased.

Godzilla Movie News: New actor listing for the Godzilla 2014 film, Tommy Wiseau



Here I talk about a new actor being placed within the Godzilla 2014 film, Tommy Wiseau.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Cryptids and Monsters: The Grinning Man



Here I go over the Cryptid known as the "The Grinning Man" and provide some information about his sightings.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Godzilla Movie News: So what type of monsters can we expect in the new film?



Here I give my thoughts on how the monsters will turn out in the new Godzilla 2014 film.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Godzilla Movie News: New Pacific Rim Trailer analysis and discussion!!!



Here I go over many of the screenshots showcased within the new Pacific Rim trailer, and provide my own analysis on them.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Godzilla Movie News: Producer Dan Lin talks about the Godzilla 2014, thoughts on Godzilla's image



Here I go over new information given by Producer Dan Lin on the upcoming Godzilla 2014 film, and I discuss what could be Godzilla's potential new look.

Godzilla Movie News: Update on why my last video was taken down, new image pic discussion



Here I go over why my last video was taken down, and talk again about the new image itself.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Godzilla Movie News: Is this the first official Godzilla 2014 pic, and also upcoming trailer news



Here I display what is purported to be the first official Godzilla 2014 pic, and I also talk about new related to an upcoming trailer. 

Here's the link for the potential official Godzilla 2014 Facebook page:

www.facebook.com/GodzillaMovies

Monday, December 17, 2012

Cryptids and Monsters: Mongolian Death Worm



Here I go over the cryptid known as the Mongolian Death Worm, and provide an analysis as to its characteristics.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Cryptids and Monsters: Bloop



Here I introduce my new Youtube videos dedicated to cryptids and monsters, with the inaugural video focusing on "bloop".

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Godzilla Movie News: Godzilla 2014 to film in Vancouver, British Columbia



Here I go over the news that Godzilla 2014 will film in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Godzilla Movie News: First official actor cast, Aaron Shang!!!



Here I go over the news that Aaron Shang has become the first actor cast within the Godzilla 2014 film.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Godzilla Movie News: "Godzilla" 2014 to be shown in IMAX!!!



Here I go over the latest news that "Godzilla" will be shown in IMAX.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Outside the Box: What could have been, the real "Terminator Salvation" film



Here I go over some information on how Terminator Salvation was originally going to look like, including its original storyline, theme and direction.

For the full original script check it out here:
imsdb.com: Terminator Salvation original script

For a good breakdown on other changes from the original concept check it out here:
chud.com: Exclusive, what went wrong with Terminator Salvation

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Godzilla Movie News: New "Pacific Rim" viral material and its analysis



Here I go over all of the new "Pacific Rim" viral material and analyze why it's important to the kaiju world and Godzilla 2014.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Godzilla Movie News: The "Godzilla" 2014 script is now finished!!!



Here I go over the details of the script for Godzilla 2014 now being finished.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Godzilla Trivia of the Day: "Godzilla Raids Again" and George Takei



Here I go over some random trivia associated with George Takei and how he fits into the Godzilla franchise.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Godzilla Movie News: Everything we know thus far regarding the "Godzilla" 2014 film



Here I piece together everything we know thus far regarding the "Godzilla" 2014 film and place it into one video.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Godzilla Movie News: Another lost project, "Godzilla vs M"



Here I go over a lost Godzilla project titled "Godzilla vs M", and describe why I feel it would've made for a great Godzilla film.

Happy Thanksgiving to all Godzilla fans!



I hope everybody has a great Thanksgiving and as always thank you for your continued support both to this site and my Godzilla YouTube channel!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Godzilla Image of the Day



Look at this BEAUTIFUL image here.

I so wish I knew who I could give credit to for this masterpiece.

It looks like it's signed Cheung but I can't really make out the rest.

(Note to artists out there...be sure to sign your work in a way that everybody can read it.  Otherwise how else will people know who you are).

If the Godzilla 2014 has any imagery such as the power within this picture...then we're definitely in good company!

Godzilla Movie News: Godzilla vs Biollante to be released December 2nd on Blu-Ray and DVD!

Here I go over the exciting news that "Godzilla vs Biollante" is going to be released December 2nd on Blu-Ray and DVD!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Godzilla Movie News: Godzilla 2014 to start filming in May-June 2013!!!



Here I go over some news that Godzilla 2014 could start filming in May-June 2013, courtesy of Seamus McGarvy, the newly hired cinematographer for the film.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Godzilla Movie News: Actor of the Day, Matthew Broderick



Here I highlight one of the most famous actors to star in a Godzilla movie, Matthew Broderick.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Godzilla Podcast #2: Austin Comic Con 2012

Here I go over my recent trip to the Austin Comic Con 2012.  By the way I'm using pics from the Austin Comic Con Facebook site as these best represent what I saw:

(Look at all that beautiful space)

(This was the line to see the Star Trek Q&A)

(Can you believe it cost up to $149 to see this Q&A!)

(A total sweetheart...too bad she didn't allow booth pics)

(Good representation of the knick-knacks there)

(Ditto)

(Two of the roughest looking men around...actually turned out to be very nice!)

Godzilla Podcast #1: Info on this new podcast, Drew Pearce to rewrite Godzilla

Here I go over my new podcast, and I talk about Drew Pearce (writer of Iron Man 3) being brought on board to rewrite "Godzilla".


(Drew Pearce)

Friday, November 9, 2012

Coming soon...the Godzilla podcast!

Coming soon...

Outside the box: 15 People You’ll See At Every Comic Convention



I wish I knew who "OBP" was so I could give credit for the fantastic image, but here's his great rendition of the 15 people you'll always see at every comic con.

I love Comic cons...well have a love/hate relationship really considering how expensive they've gotten...but the point is that I still go to them.

And sure enough this image NAILS who most of the people are.

If you had to number the people in this drawing from left to right, who I always see are:

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9 (loosely), 10 (especially), 11, 12, and 14.

12 especially makes me laugh as there is always some regular personnel there just weirded out by the craziness they see!

By all means share what you always see at comic cons below, the more crazier the merrier!








Godzilla Video of the Day



Who knew that Godzilla 1985 had a music video?

Apparently so...

An ultra-rare video of sorts, it was released when Godzilla 1985 was first screening at US theaters.

It's unknown if this is an "official" music video for the film as there seems to just be a montage of scenes playing over the lyrics...but who knows.

One thing is certain...it sure does play like a plug-in for Dr. Pepper, which of course was featured prominently in the film.

The video apparently only played once on MTV, on the day that the film first premiered, and has never been seen since outside of Youtube.

So a big thanks to the early Godzilla fans who were able to hold onto this recording for this long!

Check it out if you want to see some campy stuff.

Here's the original article for further information about the video:

dreadcentral.com: Godzilla 1985 music video

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

The true winner of tonight's election!

****Credit goes to eyejustmadeitup.blogspot.com for this great image****



Is there any other better presidential candidate?

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Matthew Broderick Spotted in New York, Employs Strange New Anti-Photography Device

I managed to find a quirky little article where someone highlights their brief encounter with Godzilla actor Matthew Broderick.

Nothing really significant here, just the author stating that he happened to see Matthew leaving a theater and asked for his photo.

Apparently Matthew was kind enough to take two pictures for the fan...but unfortunately both times the pictures came out so skewed what you see here is the end result.

Matthew seems like a nice enough guy...but if I had to describe him in one word it's probably "terse".

I.e. he'll put up with something to be nice but not an ounce more than ever needed.

I've always thought that he probably hated his work on "Godzilla".

Proof comes from the fact that he's never brought up the film after the screening...nor has he ever championed for the sequel that never came to be...nor has he ever worked again with the Devlin/Emmerich team afterward on anything else.

If anything the role was just another paying gig, and after the movie sank critically he probably distanced himself as much as possible from it.

Looking back it's shocking that he would ever agree to the role in the first place. He doesn't seem like the kind of actor who likes to quote lines like "That's a lot of fish", so if I had to guess I'd say he was probably annoyed with the entire shoot.

I don't know why I say that...it just seems like that's the most accurate mentality he probably had on a film.

Anyways for the rest of the guy's encounter with Broderick check out his article here:

en.rocketnews24.com: Matthew Broderick spotted in New York

"Godzilla" and "King Kong vs Godzilla" showcasing at the American Museum of and Science and Energy

Fans of the 1998 Godzilla (you know there are still some out there) and King Kong vs. Godzilla will now have a chance to see both on the big screen again!

The American Museum of Science and Energy is screening several films related to big screen beasts and the atomic age.

As such they've wisely included these two Godzilla films within their screenings, which is a huge treat for any Godzilla fan out there!

Located in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, "King Kong vs Godzilla" will screen on November 30th while "Godzilla" will screen December 14th.

Looks like a lot of fun, which I could be there.

Those nearby the area during those times can find more information about the events here:

knoxnews.com: Godzilla and King Kong vs Godzilla screening soon at the American Museum of Science and Energy



Thursday, November 1, 2012

Outside the Box: 6 Hour Classical Music Playlist by JaBig: Beautiful Piano Mix for Studying, Homework, Essay Writing



Truly a great find.

For those not in the know I'm a huge fan of classical music.

I first time I heard this genre was during middle school and have loved it ever since.

I always have some playing in the background of my main home office, usually either set to my local classical radio station or through some CDs/tapes.

The thing I love most about classical music is that the pieces never get tiring. You can literally play something for an hour and it'll never feel like things are repeating.

They also make great "background noise" during times of studying or reading.

Back in college I would especially place piano compositions on loop and that always seemed to do the trick when it came to studying...especially during those late nights before exams.

And the masters of this genre were absolute geniuses...Chopin, Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, Brahms, Schubert...it's amazing to think that some of the most beautiful compositions known to man came from these inventive minds.

And for those naysayers (some of my friends) who think this type of music is boring and for stiffs...as I like to say, 100 years from now nobody will remember Katy Perry or Justin Timberlake or whomever other flavor of the month there is...but Chopin and Mozart and others will still be going strong.

Anyways I've included this video as a treat to already-fans of this genre, and also for those new to this medium who are looking to see a nice introduction to some great works.

At 6 hours long it's a great way to get started.

Enjoy!

Godzilla Video of the Day


Kind of a little treat for all of you "Godzilla 1994" fans out there.

I've already discussed this lost and fan-favorite project several times now (you can find all of the articles related to it here) so finding this form of rarity was really an extra bonus.

Somebody on youtube was kind enough to find storyboards from the planned movie (for those not in the know storyboards are essentially preplanned concepts of how a scene will play out) and made them into a small video.

It's of a pivotal scene within the script, where the Gryphon is first discovered as he emerges from his hibernation. The way the scene plays out in the storyboard...it truly would have been a frightful and powerful introduction!

Here's hoping that the new Godzilla movie (if it's still allegedly going to utilize other monsters) has a moment like this.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Godzilla Video of the Day



Yes yes yes I know, what's this doing here?

There's no doubt that the 1998 Godzilla film continues to have an impact within the franchise, and for those 2% of you that haven't seen the film here's your chance to view and judge it for yourselves.

Love it...hate it...don't care about it...if there's one certainty about this film it's that everybody has an opinion on it that will never budge.

One thing that can never be complained about though are the special effects.  They still remain fantastic!

Some scenes (such as when Godzilla is eating those bait fishes) almost look photogenic!

Be on the lookout too for my teenage crush Maria Pitillo who played "Audrey Timmonds" in the film. I was just a teen when this movie first came out and I instantly had a crush on her!

Godzilla Image of the Day

****Credit goes to rattlesnapper for this fantastic image****



Looking more like Tony Montana from Scarface than the King of Monsters, Godzilla sits idly by as he ponders on his trophies.

Fantastic work by rattlesnapper, all looks to have been done in pencil too!

I can easily guess who most of these heads are but does anyone know who the bottom left head is? Is that Thor?

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Outside the Box: These Unused ‘Jurassic Park IV’ Sketches Will Send You Into A State Of Shock

Can you believe that what you're looking at could have come from Jurassic Park 4!

I have followed this potential sequel for several years now, and just a while back there was word that Spielberg was working on a script for this movie.

Who knew that this script involved dinosaurs like the one you see here!

There was talk that it involved dinosaur DNA being merged with humans, so that the film could have introduced dinosaurs as a specifically bred-army that could hold guns, attack...and even talk?!

Thankfully it looks like these ridiculous ideas were never realized.

The buzz is that once this concept art was introduced to movie execs...people went running to the hills.    They saw how stupid this idea was and the project was pulled.

I still read that Spielberg is working on something else so who knows...we may see something soon when it comes to the Jurassic Park franchise.

I personally wouldn't mind seeing some more movies, just as long as they're done right.

For further horrifying concept art pictures (some of these pics...how on Earth did anyone not think that children, the main audience for these films, would not be driven away after seeing these things) check out the link below:

bloody-disgusting.com: Unused Jurassic Park IV sketches

‘Enormous’ Comic Getting Film Adaptation By ‘Trollhunter’ Director

And the kaiju-themed films just keep on coming!

For those tallying the score here's the list of upcoming kaiju movies we have so far: 

- Cloverfield sequel (that'll probably never get made)

- Pacific Rim

- Rampage

- Godzilla (of course!)

And now comes word that a new movie called "Enormous" is being made!

Based on a limited series from Image Comics, it deals with a band of regular people trying to survive in a world overrun with kaiju.

(Personally I would've gone with the name "Monstrous" but oh well).

To be honest I'm not a big fan of Image comics, which is why I haven't picked up this series.

I think Image focuses way too much on making all of their series' as Hollywood pitches, which is why this series only deals with a "band of people" as opposed to a world-wide conflict.

I mean look at the picture here...one can easily tell that whomever created this series is gearing it after "The Walking Dead"!

If there's any good news to this it's that it's being made by Andre Ovredal, who did a pretty good job on his film Trollhunter.

So if you're interested in seeing what this film could be about check out the link below:

latino-review.com: Enormous Comic Film adaptation



Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Godzilla vs. Biollante on DVD and Blu-Ray in the US

Well this is some great news just came out of nowhere!

Courtesy of tohokingdom.com, apparently we are soon getting Godzilla Vs Biollante both on Blu-Ray and DVD!

Miramax looks to have recognized the upcoming resurgence of Godzilla popularity and will have this classic film out by December 4th.

And the best part is the Blu-Ray will only have a MSRP of $14.99 and the DVD $6.99. So with retailers like Amazon.com later offering further discounts, we could be looking at $5 to $10 prices here!

****UPDATE, Amazon.com has the Blu-Ray starting at only $7.99!  The DVD $4.99****

Perfect Christmas prices!

I've always loved this film!  It was the second Godzilla movie I ever saw, loved the design of Biollante, still think he would make an outstanding villain within any future US film.

Weird how there wasn't any real big build-up leading up to this release.

The Godzilla Criterion Blu-Ray certainly had things rolling months before its debut, now this one drops with only about a month's time of anticipation?

Well any Godzilla re-release is always good news, and here's hoping that "Godzilla 1985" eventually gets the same US treatment.

In any case here's the details on the Blu-Ray/DVD:
- Widescreen 16X9 1:85 (1080p)
- 5.1 DTS Original Japanese Language
- 2.0 DTS Japanese Language
- 1.0 Dolby Digital English Language
- Making of Godzilla vs. Biollante (Standard Definition - English Subtitled)
- Behind the Design
- English translation of on screen text
- English subtitles translated from original Japanese dialogue
- English SDH subtitled to match the English audio track

Does anyone know if "English SDH" means that there will be an English-speaking version of the film?

Here's the original article for further great info:

tohokingdom.com: Godzilla vs Biollante Blu-Ray/DVD release



Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Outside the Box: My time in Vegas

As promised everyone I'm recapping my recent stay in Las Vegas.

If you've never been before you definitely need to experience it at least once in your lifetime.  This is my second time there and I still haven't visited all of the places.

I'm just going to type this as a quick pro/con guide so that I can give you ideas on what works best and what doesn't while you're there:



Pros:

-  Visiting separate casinos still gives you a unique experience each time.  It's like visiting new malls, no casino is the same even though they all carry the same type of stuff.

-  There are literally dozens of shows to see in Vegas.  From comedies to magic to musicals to tours, about the only thing not available are plays.  So if you go as a group everybody can enjoy their own tastes no matter what.

-  Everything is literally within walking distance.  That's the beauty of Las Vegas, they purposefully keep everything close so that the money stays near.  Even when it's not, a quick 5 minute shuttle/cab/tram can take care of things.

-  Almost everything is open 24 hours.  Much like being on a cruise, if you have a case of the munchies or feel like entertaining yourself, 04:00 in the morning is just a number.

-  The service is pretty good at any place.  This is because competition is so tight with all manners of merchants all wanting your money.  From hotels to restaurants to shows to even taxis, all are fighting for your dollar and will provide the best service possible to make sure you're happy.

-  The slot machines are pretty fun.  If you don't mind losing every now and then the whole purpose of playing the machines is to have fun.  And they provide a pretty good basis of fun for hours at a time.  I haven't tried any of the card games because you can lose money there QUICK.

-  Do Southwest as your airline flyer.  They're the largest airplane provider in Vegas and have the best prices.  Also do Excalibur as your hotel as they have the best daily rates around while still being in the middle of the strip.

-  Play the "Lord of the Rings" three-ring feature machine.  It pays out the BEST.  I recouped nearly half of my losses on that machine alone and it is hella fun. Also play the "Gold Fishes" game, it always paid out too.

Cons:

-  Everything costs money, and I mean TOP money.  When you buy your first $4 bottle of water there you'll know what I mean.  Pizza slices are $6 each, sodas are $3 each, buffets are $20 each, everything ads up quickly.  And everybody has to be tipped so you'll be losing $5 here and there pretty quickly.

-  The shows are pretty expensive.  This time around the average show was starting at $50 up per ticket.  Some of the comedy acts I wanted to see were starting at $75 and up, and with service charges and "delivery" and tax they ended up being $95 a ticket, I kid you not.  That's more than Tom Petty tickets!

-  The slot machines seem to have severely tightened their winnings.  Last time I was there I wasn't losing out as much, now winnings were barely there.  It seems like Vegas is losing money at each casino so they're capping on winnings, but unfortunately that creates a bad cycle where the less people win the less likely they'll come back, which means tighter machines and less winnings and the cycle goes on and on.

-  Do not play any of those $1 machines.  I placed over $100 into them and didn't win squat.  Also avoid the "Superman: The Movie" machines and any of the rolling wheels video slots.  They pay nothing and when they do only award about a 1/10 of what you've spent.

As a special notice I wanted to mention that I finally played the "Godzilla" slot machine!

While it is everything that the YouTube videos promised unfortunately it was the tightest game around! I must've spent $60 there and won nothing back!  So play it at your own risk but it was still an all around pretty fun game.  When the bonus round kicks in and I got to fight MechaGodzilla...pure heaven!

Anyways I hope this guide helps.

If anyone has any questions be sure to leave any comments and I'll be happy to respond.