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Quote of the Day – September 26, 2014

The arrogance of men is thinking nature is in their control and not the other way around. Let them fight.

Dr. Ichiro Serizawa (played by Ken Watanabe)

Godzilla (2014)

Saturday Songs – May 17, 2014

In honor of the release of the latest Godzilla movie, I present music from the original Godzilla movie.

3 Reasons Why I’ll Probably See Godzilla

In the past week, the new trailer for the newest Godzilla movie premiered, and it has me quite excited.

There are three big reasons why I’ll probably go see this movie.

1) It’s Godzilla

Godzilla movies are my guilty pleasure.  I have seen almost all of the Toho movies, many multiple times.  I still love to watch Destroy All Monsters and Godzilla: Final Wars.  They are not good movies, but they are quite fun.

2) It’s Not That Godzilla

In seeing a lot of Godzilla movies, I have, sadly, also seen the Sony Godzilla movie that came out in the 1990s.  It was… well, it was not what I had hoped.  Godzilla did not look anything like the Godzilla I grew up with, and it seemed to waffle between bad horror and bad comedy.

At least they did pay homage to the Gojira/Godzilla naming… though it was in passing.

3) It Feels Like The Original Godzilla Movie

There are not a lot of people who have seen the original Godzilla movie.  I do not mean the American release that has Raymond Burr cut into it as reporter Steve Martin (yes, that’s right, Steve Martin), but the original Japanese film.  I have, even watched it with subtitles.  Yes, it is still a guy in a rubber monster suit as Godzilla.  But the movie is so much more, exploring a nation’s fear of the nightmare unleashed with the harnessing of the atom.

From what I’ve seen in the new trailer, this new version of the film has that same feel to it, a darker film more in line with the original Godzilla than the movies that have followed.

Top 5 Kaiju

Keeping with the general theme of this past week, it seemed only fitting that I should mention some of cool giant monsters that are out there.  For the purpose of simplicity, I’ll refer to all of the as Kaiju no matter where they are from originally.

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Saturday Songs – July 20, 2013

So sue me.  I’m still in major Kaiju mode after seeing Pacific Rim Monday.  So, I needed to find the one song that really fits into this Kaiju mentality.

And I found it.

To be fair, the version I found was from an live performance for iHeartRadio, but it is still pretty damn cool.

So, here’s Blue Oyster Cult and Godzilla.

And for an added Kaiju moment, here is a clip from Mike Nesmith.  Yes, the Mike Nesmith from the Monkees.

Photo Fun – Pacific Rim

5 Licenses Lego Should Pursue

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LEGO logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Lego is the building brick powerhouse of the toy world.  On top of that, it has also secured a number of product licenses, from DC Heroes to Pirates of the Caribbean.  It seemed only fitting that they would happen to pick up Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles as well.

Seeing this, I realize that there are a whole slew of licenses that Lego could go after, licenses that are perfect for Lego.

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5 Monster Movies For Halloween

Halloween is less than a week away.  And for those of you who are not on the east coast and bracing for a possible hurricane, I have a few suggestions for monster movies for the holiday.


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Quote of the Day – March 18, 2012

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Listen kid, there are two things you didn’t know about the Earth. One is me. And the other is… Godzilla.

Douglas Gordon (played by Don Frye)

Godzilla: Final Wars

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