Blood Beach (1980)
Film / Horror

Blood Beach (1980)

A very silly affair that half-heartedly tries (and almost succeeds) to recapture some of the brainless appeal of the 50s monster movie cycle. Clearly derivative of Jaws (1975) and Jaws 2 (1978) (its poster tag riffs on the latter’s: “Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water…you can’t get to … Continue reading

Godzilla: The Anime Trilogy (2017-2018)
Animation / Film / Science Fiction

Godzilla: The Anime Trilogy (2017-2018)

With a live action sequel to Shin Gojira (2016) abandoned after Toho decided to develop a shared universe for their monsters, they made the surprise move to team up with Netflix to release a trilogy of Godzilla animated features, Gojira: Kaiju Wakusei/Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters (2017), Gojira: Kessen Kido Zoshoku Toshi/Godzilla: City on the … Continue reading

Shin Gojira (2016)
Film / Science Fiction

Shin Gojira (2016)

In the wake of Gareth Edwards’ “Monsterverse” founding Godzilla (2014), Toho caught everyone on the hop by announcing that they were getting back into the kaiju game with their first Godzilla film since Ryuhei Kitamura’s Gojira: Fainaru wôzu/Godzilla: Final Wars (2004) ten years earlier. Inspired by the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster and the Tohoku earthquake … Continue reading

Godzilla (2014)
Film / Science Fiction

Godzilla (2014)

After a decade off our screens following Ryuhei Kitamura’s Gojira: Fainaru wôzu/Godzilla: Final Wars (2004), Godzilla returned in his second Hollywood adventure, British director Gareth Edwards’ Godzilla which proved to the be the first film in a new shared universe from producers Legendary pictures. Dubbed the “Monsterverse” it would later encompass some of Godzilla’s best … Continue reading