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El Rey Network Brings A Monstrous Holiday Season With Kaiju Christmas Marathon!!

20 November 2014 10:58 AM, PST | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

Destruction!! Atomic Monsters!! Kaiju!! Fans of monsters, buildings being destroyed and just Kaiju films in general can rejoice, with the announcement of the El Rey Network’s “Kaiju Christmas Marathon”. Bringing fans a whole 48 hours comprised of Godzilla, Rodan and just about every other creature looking to step on people and business, the lineup looks to be one hell of a time! Read below for the complete lineup!

The marathon begins with the classic Gojira on Wednesday, December 24 at 6 Pm Et and culminates with “Godzilla Vs. Biollante” on Saturday, December 27 at 3:45 Am Et.

The “Kaiju Christmas” Godzilla films will air in the following order:

Godzilla King of the Monsters

Wednesday, December 24th

“Gojira” at 6 Pm Et

In the very first Godzilla film a 400-foot-tall mutant dinosaur called Gojira, awakened from the depths of the sea, becomes a rampaging nuclear nightmare, complete with glowing dorsal fins and fiery, radioactive breath. »

- Jerry Smith

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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

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DVD Review – Godzilla (2014)

27 October 2014 3:10 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Godzilla, 2014

Directed by Gareth Edwards

Starring Aaron Taylor-JohnsonElizabeth Olsen, Ken Watanabe, Bryan Cranston, Carson Bolde, Sally Hawkins, Juliette Binoche and David Strathairn

Synopsis:

The world’s most famous monster is pitted against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity’s scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence.

Having torn up movie screens for 60 years, Godzilla is now a staple part of pop culture and an icon of the giant movie genre. Sadly however, he is perhaps best known outside of his homeland of Japan for the abysmal 1998 Roland Emmerich attempt to Westernise the King of the Monsters. Directed by a man who had no interest in the character or history, Emmerich’s Godzilla was more or less a rubbish remake of The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms rather than a new beginning for The Big G. Thankfully, the reigns of the franchise have been handed to British director Gareth Edwards, a man who »

- Luke Owen

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Dallas Comic-Con Thrives in New Location

22 May 2014 9:47 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

I'll be the first to admit my pessimistic attitude when it was announced a few months back that Dallas Comic-Con was sold to FanExpo out of Canada. I felt as if my hometown event was being invaded upon and diluted. How could a company out of Canada know what us hard-to-please folks in Texas really want? After this year's Dallas Comic-Con, I can tell you they know a whole lot about what we Southerners are looking for than you would think.

With the exception of maybe one show, I've attended every Sci-Fi Expo and Comic-Con that's taken place for the past thirteen years. I was there when the events alternated between the Plano Centre and the Richardson Civic Center. I covered the very first show at the Irving Convention Center. The crowds have grown steadily bigger, but not the way most ones gradually do. Maybe it's my imagination, but it »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Eric Shirey)

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Why We Still Love Godzilla

13 May 2014 5:45 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

For a creature who's been asleep for hundreds of millions of years, Godzilla is surprisingly adept at changing with the times.

Across 60 years and 30 movies, from his first appearance in 1954's "Godzilla" to the second American reboot "Godzilla" opening this week, the Lizard King has reflected the anxieties of his times, from World War II to the War on Terror, from the atomic bombing of Hiroshima to the atomic reactor disaster of Fukushima., and from Japan to the rest of the world.

Even in that first film, the linkage of the radioactive-breath monster with the atomic anxieties of the only nation ever attacked by nuclear weapons was explicit. "First Nagasaki, now this!" cries a woman in anticipation of Godzilla's imminent arrival. Less then a decade after the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki forced Japan's surrender in World War II, and just months after U.S. hydrogen bomb testing »

- Gary Susman

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Why We Still Love Godzilla

13 May 2014 5:45 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

For a creature who's been asleep for hundreds of millions of years, Godzilla is surprisingly adept at changing with the times.

Across 60 years and 30 movies, from his first appearance in 1954's "Godzilla" to the second American reboot "Godzilla" opening this week, the Lizard King has reflected the anxieties of his times, from World War II to the War on Terror, from the atomic bombing of Hiroshima to the atomic reactor disaster of Fukushima., and from Japan to the rest of the world.

Even in that first film, the linkage of the radioactive-breath monster with the atomic anxieties of the only nation ever attacked by nuclear weapons was explicit. "First Nagasaki, now this!" cries a woman in anticipation of Godzilla's imminent arrival. Less then a decade after the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki forced Japan's surrender in World War II, and just months after U.S. hydrogen bomb testing »

- Gary Susman

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Celebrate the MemROARial Day Godzilla-Thon on Epix

6 May 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

There's never been a better time to be a Godzilla fan. There's a new movie on the horizon, new collectibles in stores, and Big G is just about everywhere you look. Now Epix is ready to take you on a special look-back! Read on!

On Monday May 26th, Epix Drive-In presents an all-day marathon of original Godzilla movies including Godzilla, King of the Monsters!, Godzilla Raids Again, Godzilla vs. Monster Zero, Godzilla’s Revenge, Mothra vs. Godzilla, Terror of Mechagodzilla, Rodan and Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster.

MemROARial Day Godzilla-Thon - Full Schedule - All Times ​Est

Monday, May 26

6:00 Am – Ghidorah, the Three- Headed Monster 7:30 Am – Rodan 8:45 Am – Godzilla’s Revenge 10:00 Am – Godzilla, King of the Monsters! 11:20 Am – Godzilla Raids Again 12:40 Pm – Ghidorah, the Three- Headed Monster 2:10 Pm – Mothra vs. Godzilla 3:40 Pm – Godzilla vs. Monster Zero 5:15 Pm – Rodan 6:30 Pm – Terror of Mechagodzilla 8:00 Pm – Godzilla, »

- Steve Barton

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