Stomp Romp / Zilla Thrilla: “That’s a lot of fish.”

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Our slow-burning Godzilla theme continues with an exploration of everyone’s least favorite American G-film, Roland Emmerich’s 1998 “classic”, Godzilla. CLICK HERE or on the banner above to listen to Sean and I discuss our first tastes of colossal cinematic disappointment, everything this film does wrong, and a few things that it does right.

ERRATA: Some corrections are in order. Parthenogenesis is a type of asexual reproduction, and some lizard species do in fact engage in it. Also, the 1994 American Godzilla script by Ted Elliot and Terry Rossio actually predates the publication of the Shusuke Kaneko Heisei-era Gamera trilogy, which began in 1995, so to claim the former was ripping off the latter was inaccurate.

Stomp Romp / Zilla Thrilla: The Not-so-Safety Dance

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We’re bringing you another entry in our ongoing Godzilla-themed coverage, in which Guy Woodruff and I team up to talk about goofy dances, weird aliens, and the many and varied rumors swirling around the late Nick Adams, an actor with a colorful off-screen life. CLICK HERE or on the banner above to download our review of Invasion of Astro-Monster, better known as Godzilla vs Monster Zero.

Stomp Romp / Zilla Thrilla: Kenny’s Misspent Youth

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Godzilla’s not dead but merely resting, and we’re continuing the Godzilla theme coverage with a review of the much-reviled Godzilla’s Revenge, aka All Monsters Attack. Please note: this film contains neither Godzilla nor revenge, but it does have some harrowing things to say about the plight of latch-key children in post-industrial Tokyo. Click on the banner image or the title above to download our review of the film.

Emergency Podcast System: Pacific Rim

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Get back in your giant robot, because Pacific Rim is the Greatest Movie EVER!

Click on the movie poster or the title above to download our review of the film,

featuring Thomas Pandich of Tomics! By Tom!!! and the Alter Ego’s podcast.

Review in a Nutshell: If you have any affection in your heart for super robot anime or giant rubber monsters, you owe it to yourself to check out Pacific Rim. It has some of the best special effects and production design you’re likely to see for some time, and it manages to be uplifting and hopeful rather than gritty and grimdark.

Donkeys have HUGE ears.

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Saddle up your burro, because The Valley of Gwangi is the Greatest Movie EVER!

Click on the moview poster or the title above to download our review of the film,

featuring M.O.M., the Mistress of Malapropisms.

Review in a Nutshell: Essentially a re-telling of King Kong without the troubling racial subtext, The Valley of Gwangi pits real cowboys against stop-motion animation dinosaurs. The visual effects by Ray Harryhausen are outstanding.

Stomp Romp / Zilla Thrilla: Big Dumb Dragonfly

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We’re a little behind, but we’re not draggin’ our feet any more

when it comes to publishing this review of Godzilla vs Megaguirus.

CLICK HERE or on the banner above to download this episode,

featuring Michael Mould of the Simply Syndicated network.

FINAL THOUGHT!

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Here comes the Hug-Monster.

Special thanks to Michael Scally for designing the Stomp Romp banner.

Stomp Romp / Zilla Thrilla: Scary Ghost Godzilla

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The giant monster mayhem continues with a review of

Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack.

Click HERE or on the banner above to download this episode,

featuring spiritual kaiju and an invasion by Mike Dent and Sapphire Ai of r5 Central.

FINAL THOUGHT!

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“What? How come I don’t get my name in the title!?!”

Special thanks to Michael Scally for designing the Stomp Romp banner.

Stomp Romp / Zilla Thrilla: Mega Mecha Double Feature

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Oh, no! There goes Tokyo! We’re kicking off the first entry in our Godzilla theme event with a review of Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla and Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S.!

Click HERE or on the image above to download this episode, a podcast full of M.O.M., Mechagodzilla, and Mothra.

FINAL THOUGHT!
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“Man, I am soooooooo hung-over.”

Special thanks to Michael Scally for designing the Stomp Romp banner.

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Hold onto your Jet Skis, because Dinoshark is the Greatest Movie EVER!

Click on the DVD cover or the title above to download our review of the film, featuring M.O.M..

Review in a Nutshell:  A fun little creature feature with decent production values, Dinoshark is one of the better low-budget, prehistoric aquatic predator movies.

This movie contains:

Sunglasses + Binoculars

Hey, look, a helicopter!

Authentic Military-grade Hardware.

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No Breakfast Cereal for You, Gillman!

Charge up the Aqualungs, because Creature from the Black Lagoon is the Greatest Movie EVER!

Click on the poster or the movie title above to download our review of the film, featuring Sean “Hollywood” Hunting.

Review in a Nutshell:  Originally a gimmicky 3D horror film, Creature from the Black Lagoon has aged surprisingly well, taking on layers of environmental allegory as newer generations interpret the film.  The special effects and underwater photography are especially strong, but don’t discount the human drama or the sad, lonely state of the movie’s persecuted monster.

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