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Review in a Nutshell: A film that is at once incredibly simplistic and needlessly convoluted, Godzilla vs. Space Godzilla is less of a movie-going experience and more a springboard for discussion about what happens when giant monster movies go wrong.
You can’t keep a good (or even a mediocre) Godzilla down, and this time we’re looking at the aptly named Godzilla 2000 (aka Godzilla: Millenium), the first entry in Toho’s “Millenium” series of giant monster movies. CLICK HERE or on the banner above to join Jeremy and I was we share our experiences of seeing Godzilla in the theater and as we apply a perhaps too-critical lens to a movie featuring noodly space aliens and Hiroshi Abe’s impeccable fashion-sense.
It’s Christmas, and this year we bring the gift that keeps on giving when Tom and I talk about the 1992 Godzilla vs. Mothra: The Battle for Earth, not to be confused with the 1964 Mothra vs. Godzilla. CLICK HERE or on the banner above to here us muse about giant moths, overly invasive archaeology, and what dating prospects should await anyone who dares to kidnap the Cosmos.
The years-spanning (annual?) tradition continues with the next entry of Stomp Romp / Zilla Thrilla as Mom and I take breathless look at the 2016 Hideaki Anno / Shinji Higuchi joint, Shin Godzilla. CLICK HERE or on the banner above to download our review of the film, which features much discussion on Japanese politics, “scrap and rebuild”, and the imagery of the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami.
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Review in a Nutshell: A somewhat strange sequel to Frankenstein Conquers the World that stars Russ Tamblyn of all people, The War of the Gargantuas is a throwback to the golden era of Toho’s giant monster films.
Has it really been just over a year since the last installment in our Godzilla movie theme? The answer is “yes”, but now Anthony Wendel is back to talk about the first entry in the Heisei Series (technically filmed during the Showa Period), The Return of Godzilla, aka Gojira (1984), aka Godzilla 1985. CLICK HERE or on the banner above to download our review of the film. Topics of discussion include the recently-resolved difficulties of acquiring the original Japanese version of the film, late Cold War nuclear anxiety, and more.
The Stomp Romp / Zilla Thrill theme refuses to die, unlike King Ghidorah in Destroy All Monsters, a 1968 monster-bash that was originally intended to be the final entry in the Godzilla film franchise. CLICK HERE or on the image above to download our review of the film, in which I find the pacing of the film a tad overwhelming and Mom proves herself to be a secret Anguirus-hater.
Take a dip in the Immunity Bath, because Latitude Zero is the Greatest Movie EVER!
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Review in a Nutshell: A 1969 tokusatsu film directed by Ishiro Honda with special effects by Eiji Tsuburaya, Latitude Zero was filmed in English and marketed to an international audience. Despite the presence of flying submarines, super advanced undersea civilizations, laser gloves, and a giant griffon, the extended international version of the movie is not nearly as zany as I wanted it to be.
Like an atomic dinosaur slumbering in a volcano, the Stomp Romp / Zilla Thrilla theme was not dead, but merely resting. Join Mike Dent, Tony Wendel, and myself as we shake off the dust of ages to talk about perhaps the strangest, most surreal entry in the Heisei series, Godzilla vs. Biollante. CLICK HERE or on the image above to download our review of the film, which now features 20% more Space Godzilla and Shinji Higuchi gossip by volume.
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Review in a Nutshell: Although M.O.M. disagrees, I feel that Matango is a cinematic rarity in that it is both bleak, nihilistic, and psychedelic. The special effects by Eiji Tsuburaya and company as well as the set dressing are especially good. Who is the real monstrous mushroom? Who, indeed?