Quicklinks
Top Links
biography by votes awardsNewsDeskmessage board
Filmographies
overviewby type by year by ratings by votes awards by genre by keyword
Biographical
biography other works publicity photo galleryNewsDeskmessage board
External Links
official sites miscellaneous photographs sound clips video clips

Connect with IMDb



4 items from 2014


60 Years of Godzilla: A History and Critique of the Greatest Monster Movie Series in Cinema

4 November 2014 3:35 AM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

**Massive spoilers for every Godzilla movie, with the exception of the 2014 reboot, and Mothra follow**

August 6th and 9th, 1945 forever changed the course of history. When the first nuclear bombs were dropped in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan, World War II ended, but a new fear was born that dominated the thoughts of all men, women, and children for decades to come. The Cold War, atomic bomb testing, a cartoon turtle telling children to “duck and cover”, and this new technology that had the actual potential to literally end the world changed the perception of what was scary. Art reflects life, so cinema began to capitalize on these fears. Gone were the days of creepy castles, cobwebs, bats, vampires, werewolves, and the other iconic images that ruled genre cinema in film’s earliest decades. Science fiction was larger than ever and giant ants, giant octopi, terror from beyond the stars, and »

- Max Molinaro

Permalink | Report a problem


Thn’s Godzilla Countdown #18: Godzilla Vs. King Ghidorah (1991)

21 February 2014 4:00 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

On 16th May 2014, Toho’s greatest monster will return to the big screen in an American reboot. With just 12 weeks to go, we here at Thn are counting down the Godzilla back catalogue.

Director: Kazuki Ohmori,

Starring: Kosuke Toyohara, Anna Nakagawa, Megumi Odaka, Katsuhiko Sasaki, Akiji Kobayashi, Tokuma Nishioka, Yoshio Tsuchiya, Chuck Wilson, Richard Berger, Robert Scott Field

Plot: A UFO reveals itself to be piloted by humans from the 23rd century. They have travelled back in time to prevent Godzilla from destroying Japan in a nuclear holocaust.

Godzilla Vs. Biollante was considered a box-office failure. Whenever a film fails, it’s time to place the blame, and here the blame rested on Biollante himself. Being a fan-created brand new monster, it was decided he just didn’t have the draw of Godzilla’s other nemeses, even though Godzilla is surely the main draw for such pictures. It was decided »

- Luke Ryan Baldock

Permalink | Report a problem


Thn’s Godzilla Countdown #15: Terror Of Mechagodzilla (1975)

31 January 2014 4:00 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

On 16th May 2014, Toho’s greatest monster will return to the big screen in an American reboot. With just 15 weeks to go, we here at Thn are counting down the Godzilla back catalogue.

Director: Ishiro Honda

Starring: Katsuhiko Sasaki, Tomoko Ai, Akihiko Hirata, Katsumasa Uchida, Goro Mutsumi, Tadao Nakamura, Shin Roppongi, Toru Kawai, Ise Mori

Plot: Godzilla’s mechanical nemesis is rebuilt by an alien race and it’s up to Godzilla to save the day once again. However, a twisted human scientist has joined the aliens and just so happens to have control over a new monster, Titanosaurus.

He’s back, baby! No – not the terrible robotic doppelganger of our favourite lizard, but the director who started it all, Ishiro Honda. Of course, we could also remind ourselves he was the director of the worst Godzilla film of all, and that being his last flirtation with the franchise we »

- Luke Ryan Baldock

Permalink | Report a problem


Thn’s Godzilla Countdown #13: Godzilla Vs. Megalon (1973)

17 January 2014 4:00 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

On 16th May 2014, Toho’s greatest monster will return to the big screen in an American reboot. With just 17 weeks to go, we here at Thn are counting down the Godzilla back catalogue.

Director: Jun Fukuda

Starring: Katsuhiko Sasaki, Hiroyuki Kawase, Yutaka Hayashi, Robert Dunham, Kotaro Tomita, Ulf Otsuki, Shinji Takagi

Plot: A professor’s invention, a robot named Jet Jaguar, is stolen by a group of undersea dwelling humans in order to lead the monster Megalon on a path of destruction.

It was bound to happen at one point. The popularity of weekly tokusatsu shows such as Ultraman gradually weaselled its way into the Godzilla franchise. And who can blame Toho for trying? Robots? Cool! Monsters? Cool! This is even apparent today with the likes of Pacific Rim on the big screen in the last year. However, it wasn’t supposed to be that way at the beginning. In actual fact, »

- Luke Ryan Baldock

Permalink | Report a problem


4 items from 2014


IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.

See our NewsDesk partners