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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...
Spine-Tingling Destruction Erupts in New ‘Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters’ Promos

Spine-Tingling Destruction Erupts in New ‘Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters’ Promos

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In the final days before Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters stomps onto Japanese screens this week, here are a couple promos featuring a blend of footage both fresh and familiar to those who have been paying attention to the trailers. Marking the atomic lizard's first major 3D animated feature, Planet of the Monsters is the first of a planned trilogy in this format, the results of which we'll be watching with great interest. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMQ46PZGByM https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u89PG6FiC1g I may never tire of watching Godzilla charge up for a nuclear blast. The energy surging up his spine, crackling throughout his body until at last releasing is a sight to behold in any entertainment medium, when done correctly. We await the film's international Netflix release wit...
‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Trailer – Embracing Destiny

‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Trailer – Embracing Destiny

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The Star Wars saga continues with the latest trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, second in the new Skywalker trilogy, returning us to a galaxy far, far away at a time of great unrest. Director Rian Johnson steps up to the plate to bring us another taste of the visual feast coming this December. And when the last trailer ends with a grizzled Luke claiming that the famed heroes known as the Jedi must end, it has a lot to live up to. Not only does The Last Jedi have the responsibility of carrying on the torch passed on from The Force Awakens, JJ Abrams' first chapter in the trilogy, it must expand upon the characters and their universe in fresh, interesting ways. And it must handle with grace and care what we suspect is the final full performance of Carrie Fisher (General Leia Organa),...
Blade Runner: Black Out 2022 – Cowboy Bebop Creator’s Supremely Cool Anime

Blade Runner: Black Out 2022 – Cowboy Bebop Creator’s Supremely Cool Anime

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In the year 2022, human-like androids known as Replicants have had it up to here with mankind and they're ready to stake their claim to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. But first, they'll have to make a whole lot of other people very unhappy. Thus begins Blade Runner: Black Out 2022, Watanabe Shinichiro's striking animated prequel to Arrival director Denis Villeneuve's upcoming film, Blade Runner 2049. The third and final short in a trilogy of prequels to the film, if Black Out 2022 doesn't prepare us for what Denis Villeneuve has in store with his Ryan Gosling/Harrison Ford actioner, I don't know what will. Each short being its own piece can be viewed independently of each other, the last of which set (as the title suggests) over two decades prior to the new movie's event...
Kamen Rider Build Shakes Up A Winning Formula

Kamen Rider Build Shakes Up A Winning Formula

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Well, that was fast. It seems like it was just yesterday that I was whining about how I'll have to spend the next year with the costumes from Kamen Rider Ex-Aid, wondering if maybe the franchise was finally about to lose me. Fast-forwarding to the end of that particular race, my thoughts on both Ex-Aid and the Kamen Rider franchise have gone through a transformation about as drastic as any costumed do-gooder. If only every show we watched had this speedy a turnaround. In Kamen Rider Build, our new story commences in what appears almost to be the beginnings of a kind of post-apocalypse. A nation divided into three distinct sectors after a startling event in the aftermath of a fateful Mars exploration mission that brought back the mysterious Pandora Box, an item speculated to hold gr...
Ultraman: The Red-Suited Stepchild

Ultraman: The Red-Suited Stepchild

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The tokusatsu fandom is a fun bunch, but it can sometimes be a bit unforgiving when things don't quite look or sound right to our eyes. If it doesn't shout its name, wear a big, plastic device that people somehow believe is just a watch despite it looking nothing like one, and demonstrate a convenient array of sweet martial arts moves, it's not always going to register with some of us in the English-speaking fan community. So many were introduced to this subgenre through the likes of Saban's Power Rangers, and their many follow-ups, all of which adhered to a pretty strict formula of roll calls, teamwork, and big cheesy slogans. Maybe this contributes to the reluctance some have expressed over the years to jump into the wildly-successful, long-running Ultraman franchise. Let's face it....
Sci-Fi Japan TV #11: Memories of Godzilla

Sci-Fi Japan TV #11: Memories of Godzilla

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Once again the Gaijin Channel delivers.  As we've been going through their Sci-fi Japan series, which is heavily Godzilla related, we've learned more than ever about the stories and people behind one of the most influential and popular tokusatsu film series of all time.  This ten minute interview focuses on the first Godzilla works, and the trials and tribulations for its main actor Akira Takarada and crew.  Listen in  and learn something!  The week is almost over! (more…)
Koichi Sakamoto’s Sexy TRAVELERS: DIMENSION POLICE Coming To Japan Screens This April!

Koichi Sakamoto’s Sexy TRAVELERS: DIMENSION POLICE Coming To Japan Screens This April!

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Diverse Japan and other sources are reporting some new details on an upcoming sci-fi, fantasy action adventure straight from Japan. The film is called Travelers: Dimension Police, a film that promises a "Sexy, authentic action movie...no questions asked," and is currently being heralded among fans and bloggers who faithfully watch Tokusatsu televsion shows on a regular basis as a reunion among fellow actors and actresses, and creators who share an historic legacy in their industry. The upcoming supercharged sexy action thriller will star actress/singer Nao Nagasawa, and actress/model Ayumi Kinoshita in a story about a beautiful lawwoman working for an interdimensional police force, who serendipitously crosses paths with her former partner-turned-enemy, forcing each other to confront the...