Monday, May 19, 2014

Godzilla is still King of the Monsters

Godzilla roared into theaters this weekend and I was more than eager to see this attempt by Americans to make the King of Monsters come to life. 

 I was forced into sitting through the last attempt.  I'm not kidding.  Someone bought my ticket and when I tried to get up and leave I was held down on both sides of my seat.  Ugh.  It was awful.

This time around I was very satisfied with my movie experience.  A true popcorn movie that held true to the source material and even managed to get me to tear up at the end.

The plot was simple and nothing fancy and the acting good for what it was.  Godzilla was a little heavier looking than I expected, but it wasn't distracting.  The final monster battle was everything I hoped for.

Probably my only complaint was his roar.  It was close, but lacked a little something.  Still, it only bothered me because I absolutely love Toho Godzilla's roar.

So, if you love cheesy monster films or like Godzilla at all, you're more than likely gonna have fun going to see this one.

Oh, and keep an eye out for the homage to Mothra.  

Friday, May 02, 2014


Let's not let Godzilla take away all the fanfare from Gamera on his upcoming 50th Anniversary.  Gamera is getting a movie in 2015!  If you aren't familiar with Gamera, he's a giant mutated turtle that protects Japan.

The original Gamera was produced and released in 1965 by Toho Studios.

If you aren't real familiar with Gamera, but want to know more, you're in luck!
Amazon has just released a great collection of Gamera on Blu-ray.

Gamera volume one is in it's native language of Japanese with English subtitles.  Personally, that's the way I prefer my films.  Even cheesy men in rubber suit monster films.  There's often a huge difference in the story line if it's dubbed in English.  

The first film included is the original 1965 Gamera.  Next is Gamera vs Buragon from 1966.  Then we have Gamera vs Gyaos from 1967 and finally, Gamera vs. Viras from 1968.

Now, I assume if you are still reading this, I don't have to explain to you what type of movies these are.  They're cheesy fun monster films with heart.  If you can't get past the idea of a giant mutated turtle, then don't waste your time here.  If you're a monster movie fan though, this is a must have collection for you!

The collection is $14.99 right now on

That's a monster of a deal!

Thursday, May 01, 2014

Guardians of the Galaxy Statue

Who's ready for the Guardians of the Galaxy movie?  I know I am!  While DC is hemming and hawing and being afraid of girls, Marvel has embraced a talking raccoon.  This movie looks like it is going to be a blast!

Kotobukiya has produced a great statue of the fearless mammal.

5 3/5 inches tall, Rocket Raccoon is standing on Groot's shoulder and ready for action.

Pre-order now for Fall delivery.  It will run you about $55.00