15 items from 2016
Last on the big screen with Neon Genesis Evangelion director Anno Hideaki's live action adaptation in 2004, Nagai Go's hugely popular manga hero Cutie Honey returns with a new adaptation from director Asai Takeshi titled Cutie Honey: Tears. The story of a female android imbued with genuine emotion who fights to protect humanity - and looks fabulous while doing it - Cutie Honey is one of the key titles from Nagai, a hugely influential manga artist also responsible for Devilman and Mazinger Z, the later of which is generally considered to have created the Super Robot sub genre of manga and anime. While this version of the story does not appear to have the same resources behind it as the Anno version Asai has a...
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The 31st film in the franchise is scheduled to be released on July 29, 2016. Hideaki Anno (Neon Genesis Evangelion) and Shinji Huguchi (Attack on Titan) will co-direct, with the former also penning the script.
Hiroki Hasegawa (Why Don’t You Play in Hell?), Satomi Ishihara (Attack on Titan) and Yutaka Takenouchi(Best Wishes for Tomorrow) will star, while 328 well known actors will appear in supporting and cameo appearances including Kengo Kora, Ren Osugi, Akira Emoto, Kimiko Yo, Jun Kunimura, Mikako Ichikawa, Pierre Taki, Takumi Saito, Keisuke Koide, Arata Furuta, and Atsuko Maeda.
- Panos Kotzathanasis
Hello, beautiful. Haven’t I seen you stomping a city before? Whoa. Sorry. I forgot myself there for a moment because I was so hypnotized by the sight of Toho’s new Godzilla: Resurgence. I love that Toho retained the rights to make their own Godzilla films regardless of whatever Legendary and Warner Bros. are doing in the United States. Now that there’s an official trailer for this summer’s Godzilla: Resurgence, what’s become doubly clear is that they’re going to keep making Godzilla movies their way, no matter what. Man In Suit forever, evidently. When I attended the premiere of Godzilla Final Wars back in 2004, I was assured by all the Toho execs I met that they were sincerely ending the series with that movie, and they’ve kept true to their word ever since. This film is meant to be a rebirth for the series, »
- Drew McWeeny
Toho hasn't produced a new Godzilla movie in over a decade but they're not about to let America take over the world's favourite kaiju. To date, the studio has produced 28 of the previous 30 Godzilla movies (you can figure out the two they didn't produce) and they're getting back on the bandwagon with their own reboot of Godzilla with Godzilla Resurgence.
Co-directed by Hideaki Anno and Shinji Higuchi, both of whom collaborated on the anime "Neon Genesis Evangelion," this new version is determined to be the biggest, baddest Godzilla to date. Not only is he the largest version of Godzilla yet, surpassing even Legendary's version, but he's not completely digital.
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We've already seen Gareth Edwards' splashy American take on Godzilla, released in 2014 in time for the mighty kaiju's 60th birthday. But Toho's long had plans of its own for the big G, with Godzilla Resurgence (or Shin Gojira, as it's known in Japan) also announced a couple of years ago.
And here he is: towering over Tokyo using Toho's time-honoured "actor in a suit" style. Directed by Hideaki Anno, who's famous for the hit Neon Genesis Evangelion series, Godzilla Resurgence appears to restore the creature to the angry, city-flattening force of nature we saw in the 1954 original. He's certainly a much taller, leaner Godzilla than we've seen before; the lava-like way his body seems to glow from within is a particularly nice touch. Appropriately, Godzilla's like a walking, »
Just two years after the United States produced their version of The King of the Monsters with Gareth Edward’s Godzilla, Japanese company Toho – the creators of the creature – announced they were reviving their franchise with Godzilla: Resurgence. We’ve had a few images and a poster for the movie, and now we’ve got the first trailer which you can watch below:
Well, it certainly looks like a Godzilla movie, doesn’t it?
This will be the first Japanese Godzilla movie since 2004’s Godzilla: Final Wars, which marked the fifty anniversary for The King of the Monster after making his debut in Gojira in 1954. Godzilla: Resurgence will be the twenty-ninth Japanese-produced Godzilla film and his thirty-first big screen appearance.
Godzilla Resurgence is slated for release in the summer of 2016, with Hideaki Anno (Neon Genesis Evangelion) and Shinji Higuchi (Gamera) directing a cast that includes Hiroki Hasegawa, Yutaka Takenouchi, Satomi Ishihara and of course, »
- Luke Owen
Just over one year ago, the legendary Japanese studio Toho, which first brought a big screen icon to life with the 1954 classic Godzilla, announced a new Godzilla film, which was eventually titled Godzilla: Resurgence. Back in December, the first trailer was released, but it only gave us a tease of the monster. Today, Toho Movie Channel unleashed the second trailer and a new poster for Godzilla: Resurgence, which is set for release on July 29. And as you can see, the original Gojira is on full display. Toho has brought this iconic creature back to its roots with an all new action-thriller that finds the big green lizard smashing Japan to pieces.
Toho has released 28 Godzilla movies since the 1954 original classic, which was directed by Ishirô Honda. The studio last released Godzilla: Final Wars back in 2004, and licensed the rights to Godzilla to Warner Bros. for director Gareth Edwards' remake, »
Following up Star Wars: Rogue One, Gareth Edwards will deliver another Godzilla film in two years. For those looking for some more kaiju action much sooner, over on the other side of the world, Toho has been hard at work on the 29th film in their franchise — and their first in over a decade. Godzilla: Resurgence comes from directors Hideaki Anno (Neon Genesis Evangelion) and Shinji Higuchi (known for his visual effects for the Gamera trilogy), and today we have a new trailer.
In stark contrast with Edward’s slow-burn reveal, just this trailer shows virtually it all up front as everyone’s favorite monster towers above the city. Those curious about any issues of translation need not worry as the dialogue-free look gives one all they need to know about the scale and the main players. Starring Hiroki Hasegawa, Yutaka Takenouchi, and Satomi Ishihara, check out the »
- Jordan Raup
The original Godzilla comes back to life as Toho has released the first trailer for "Godzilla Resurgence," the upcoming Japanese film which sees the creature back with his original producers. The film opens over there on July 29th.
"Godzilla: Resurgence" sees the teaming of "Neon Genesis Evangelion" creator Hideaki Anno and "Attack on Titan" live-action film director Shinji Higuchi who co-direct the new film which Anno also wrote the screenplay for. Toho also utilizes CG technology and a dark tone for the first time in the new film, their first in eleven years since "Godzilla: Final Wars".
- Garth Franklin
A new TV spot has dropped for Independence Day: Resurgence and making an appearance in the promo is Brent Spiner (Dr. Okun). Independence Day: Resurgence hits theaters on June 24th, just shy of the film’s 20th anniversary. Also in this round-up: the short film A Dream of Paper Flowers and details on Dark Horse Comics at Emerald City Comic Con.
Independence Day: Resurgence TV Spot: “We always knew they were coming back. After Independence Day redefined the event movie genre, the next epic chapter delivers global spectacle on an unimaginable scale. Using recovered alien technology, the nations of Earth have collaborated on an immense defense program to protect the planet. But nothing can prepare us for the aliens’ advanced and unprecedented force. Only the ingenuity of a few brave men and women can bring our world back from the brink of extinction.
Check out the trailer and then head »
- Tamika Jones
In the year 2015, the Angels, huge, tremendously powerful, alien war machines, appear in Tokyo for the second time. The only hope for mankind’s survival lies in the Evangelion, a humanoid fighting machine developed by Nerv, a special United Nations agency. Capable of withstanding anything the Angels can dish out, the Evangelions’ one drawback lies in the limited number of people able to pilot them. Only a handful of teenagers, all born fourteen years ago, nine months after the Angels first appeared, are able to interface with an Evangelion.
One such teenager is Ikari Shinji, whose father heads the Nerv team that developed and maintains the Evangelions. Thrust into a maelstrom of battles and events that he does not understand, Shinji is forced to plumb the depths of his own inner resources for the courage and strength to not only fight, but to survive, or risk losing everything. »
- Panos Kotzathanasis
On Mubi Off is a bi-weekly column exploring two films: one currently available on Mubi in the United States, and the other screening offsite (in theaters, on VOD, Blu-ray/DVD, etc).On MUBIIn a Glass Cage (Agustí Villaronga, 1986)A number of directors have put audiences in the head of a murderer using a subjective point of view shot—Michael Powell, John Carpenter, Dario Argento, to name but a very few. The opening sequence of Agustí Villaronga's 1986 feature film debut, In a Glass Cage, further perverts that sense of empathetic identification by using subjective Pov to put us in the mind of a killer in the making. We don't know who this germinal cut-throat is at first, only that he or she is bearing witness to a truly unspeakable horror: a middle-aged man lasciviously caressing, then beating to death, a naked, bloodied and helpless adolescent boy. Though the actions playing »
- Keith Uhlich
In the summer of 2014, Godzilla returned in a big way, with Warner Bros.' blockbuster earning $200 million domestically and $529 million worldwide, from a $160 million budget. This proved that there was still an audience for this iconic monster, which lead to Toho, the Japanese company that originally created the character in 1954, announcing Godzilla: Resurgence, set to debut in Japanese theaters this summer. The first trailer and poster was released last month, but now we have a better look at this new Godzilla creature with photos from Twitter user Cooper Castille.
It isn't immediately clear where Cooper Castille obtained these images, but hopefully we'll see even more from this monster soon, as we get closer and closer to the July 29, 2016 release date. That release date is only for Japan, and we don't know when this movie will debut in the U.S. or other international box office territories. Since fans still »
There's been brief glimpses so far, but now some higher quality art is out for Hideki Anno and Shinji Higuchi's upcoming "Shin Godzilla" (a.k.a. "Godzilla Resurgence") - Toho's first "Godzilla" film in over a decade.
The behind-the-scenes images is of what looks to be the 'hybrid' suit being created for the film, a nastier take on the usually more family-friendly beastie we're used to seeing in the Japanese Godzilla films.
The new film, being handled by the people behind the anime series classic "Neon Genesis Evangelion" and the recent live-action "Attack on Titan" films, is targeting a release this Summer in Japan ahead of an international release later this year.
Aaagghh He Looks So F--king Creepy... but I think I love it. #Godzilla #GodzillaResurgence #ShinGojira #Godzilla2016 pic.twitter.com/21UcZpxCPe
— That Cooper Guy (@coopercastille) January 4, 2016 »
- Garth Franklin
This year sees The King of the Monsters return to his motherland of Japan for the first movie in the Shin Gojira series, Godzilla: Resurgence. This will be the first Japanese-produced Godzilla movie since 2004’s Godzilla: Final Wars.
Some images leaked online recently that gives us a better look for the new design of Godzilla, which has been created by Mahiro Maeda (Gamera Trilogy). Check out the images below:
See Also: First poster and teaser trailer for Godzilla Resurgence
Godzilla Resurgence is slated for release in the summer of 2016, with Hideaki Anno (Neon Genesis Evangelion) and Shinji Higuchi (Gamera) directing a cast that includes Hiroki Hasegawa, Yutaka Takenouchi, Satomi Ishihara and of course, the King of the Monsters himself.
- Luke Owen
15 items from 2016
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