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ULTRAMAN GEED & The Ultimate Mic Drop of Episodes 22 & 23

ULTRAMAN GEED & The Ultimate Mic Drop of Episodes 22 & 23

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After a short break from the high drama discussed in our last review, the Ultraman Geed series picks right back up for the final leg of its sprint toward the finish line. And with only four episodes left to make it happen, this show is pulling out all the stops, laying one side of the story to bed while digging up others from a restless tomb. It's daddy issues galore in episodes 22 and 23! We begin as the opportunistic writer Ishikari Aire arrives at her secluded home at night and senses she's being watched. Out of nowhere, the villainous Fukuide Kei is upon her, as creepy as he's ever looked, just standing there motionless, as if he's been waiting in that spot the whole time. It's a bit alarming, since she helped the poor alien through his hobo phase after Big Daddy Belial was killed...
Gundam Takes Flight in Latest READY PLAYER ONE Trailer

Gundam Takes Flight in Latest READY PLAYER ONE Trailer

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Ah, hell. Every Tom, Dick, and Harry decided to drop trailers for their mega-blockbuster these past two weeks. Must be another Star Wars December. This time, it's Ernest Cline's heavyweight pop culture champion Ready Player One, the bestselling book given life via the man who helped generate a large part of the very fan fervor his sci-fi adventure sought to invoke - famed director Steven Spielberg. And with this second extended look at the film, we have a ton of new iconic characters, images, and music cues to add to the growing pile that has nerds of all ages adjusting in their seats. Among these totemic titans is the anime super-robot tearing up the skies in a battle for the Oasis. No, it's not Voltron, like so many have misidentified him as. And no, it's not the Iron Giant, though he ...
JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM – Sequels Always Find a Way…

JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM – Sequels Always Find a Way…

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The Jurassic Park franchise, like the prehistoric beasts that terrorize increasingly dumb humans in these films, refuses to die. With this in mind, the monstrously lucrative Jurassic World emerged, bursting free from its genetically-engineered egg, created in a lab by a committee of people dedicated to give the masses what they kinda-maybe-sorta wanted. And, despite the unmitigated disaster that ensued upon the release of these monsters (and that's just the critical response to the movie!), the powers that be called for another sequel in this unending journey down the reptilian throat of the T-Rex. At some point, we've got to reach the stomach acid that ends us for good, but I'm guessing that may not be for a while. In the meantime, here's a trailer. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom see...
PACIFIC RIM: UPRISING – Now With 10% More Mako, Monsters, and Riders

PACIFIC RIM: UPRISING – Now With 10% More Mako, Monsters, and Riders

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Here's a new promotional video for Pacific Rim: Uprising, the sequel to the original post-apocalyptic monster movie where humanity must fight off extinction with the enormous war machines known as Jaegers. John Boyega of Star Wars: The Last Jedi leads the cast of world-saving pilots, but one actor that was curiously left out of much of the movie's footage shown so far was Rinko Kikuchi, whose integral character had been a welcome presence in the first Pacific Rim and whose absence was sorely felt by this viewer when the sequel began rolling out promo for its 2018 release. Right off the bat, director Steven S. DeKnight (Marvel's Daredevil series), who takes the reigns from creative maestro Guillermo Del Toro (The Shape of Water) for this entry, namechecks some of the godfathers of toku...
Watch Classic GODZILLA Films This December

Watch Classic GODZILLA Films This December

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The King of Monsters is stomping onto our screens this December with tons of cataclysmic holiday cheer! Godzilla and all his giant, radioactive frenemies are showing up for this event, where several of the franchise's most popular films will appear on the Criterion Channel from streaming site FilmStruck. Here's what Criterion had to say about this endeavor, what may be a prelude to an eventual physical home video release: Godzilla fans, rejoice! This month, we're offering you the chance to go on a veritable viewing rampage with this massive collection of 14 kaiju classics! Running from Honda's original GODZILLA (1954) to the director's sci-fi drama TERROR OF MECHAGODZILLA (1975)—arriving on 12/8! Among the Showa Era classics on offer, we have: Godzilla Godzilla Raids Again ...
ULTRAMAN Anime Teaser – The Classic Hero Reborn

ULTRAMAN Anime Teaser – The Classic Hero Reborn

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The Ultraman franchise continues flying to new heights this season, as Tsuburaya Productions announces the arrival of the first animated title for the long-running superhero brand since 1980. We recently discussed possibilities for the mysterious countdown leading up to this announcement, courtesy of the eponymous manga series published in the pages of Shogakukan's Monthly Hero magazine, guessing (among other things) that there could be an anime adaptation of the popular comic in our future. And now, we have the first official teaser video to confirm it. Beginning in 1966, the giant monster-fighting Ultraman wowed audiences with its live-action special effects wizardry and imaginative action, giving birth to a lineage that endures to this day, where dozens of new entries into the saga...
ULTRAMAN GEED Movie Trailer: ULTRAMAN ORB Strikes Back!

ULTRAMAN GEED Movie Trailer: ULTRAMAN ORB Strikes Back!

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Oh, snap. The Ultraman Geed television series is about to get an infusion of awesome when it upgrades to movie form with a special guest star. The great wandering hero known as Kurenai Gai, Ultraman Orb himself is stopping by to lend his personal brand of badass to this cinematic kaiju-busting event. And he's not the only one showing up to mix it up with the monsters of this particular Earth in the expanding Ultraman multiverse. A brief trailer for the new movie has dropped, and it offers a quick taste of what's in store for fans of both series as Geed's final television episodes approach. Joining Hamada Tatsuomi as young lead Riku / Geed and Ozawa Yuta as salaryman-turned-superhero Leito / Zero, we have the previous year's lead hero Ishiguro Hideo as charming alien warrior Gai as wel...
Here’s Where GRIDMAN: THE HYPER AGENT Airs This December

Here’s Where GRIDMAN: THE HYPER AGENT Airs This December

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In 1993, the kaiju wranglers of Tsuburaya Productions devised a fresh series while on a break from their illustrious Ultraman franchise. This new show would see the birth of a digitized superhero who faced "giant monsters" in a computer-generated landscape to save the world from unseen threats. Many know him as Gridman: The Hyper Agent, but if you were an American viewer in the early 1990s, you might have first come into contact with this bane of electronic monsters in the form of the US adaptation, Superhuman Samurai Syber Squad. Now, with the help of the fine folks at the TOKU network, you'll get a chance to sample Gridman's original adventures on US television. As previously reported, TOKU is Olympusat Inc.'s television station dedicated to esoteric, cult material in the anime, tok...
REDMAN Strikes a Pose in New Comic Preview From Matt Frank

REDMAN Strikes a Pose in New Comic Preview From Matt Frank

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Classic hero Redman continues his march toward revival in the new comic series courtesy of Tsuburaya Productions and Godzilla comic superstar Matt Frank. And a new preview of the action within its pages has dropped, giving us a glimpse into what lies ahead for the yellow-eyed monster-fighter. As mentioned earlier this month, Redman was a live-action special effects series in which the SIA Officer Sokomizu merges with the spirit of an alien refugee to become the armor-clad warrior who defends Earth from all manner of otherworldly beast. He returns to us from the vault of lost heroes, opened once again by Ultraman creators Tsuburaya Productions. The new sequential art piece comes from Frank's Tumblr page, featuring one of the tokusatsu hero's famous catchphrases. Redman is seen ta...
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s RAMPAGE Trailer: “Animals Get Me”

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s RAMPAGE Trailer: “Animals Get Me”

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I knew I was forgetting something. Here's the trailer for the upcoming Rampage film, based upon the classic 1986 arcade game of the same title, featuring giant monsters whose objective is to survive against military assaults rightfully protecting cities from their wrath and then reduce said cities to smoldering ruin. In the current cinematic climate, where giant monsters are now fairly prominent and viable as "serious" blockbuster fare, how does one adapt what one couldn't be blamed for thinking was a silly take on the kaiju subgenre? Well, you hire a charisma factory like Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, of course. Mission accomplished. In this film that reads like a series of sarcastic late night tweets taken more seriously than intended after too much to drink, the former WWE wrestlin...