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On 15th May 2014, Toho’s greatest monster will return to the big screen in an American reboot. With just 4 weeks to go, we here at Thn are counting down the Godzilla back catalogue.
Director: Shusuke Kaneko
Plot: Godzilla returns, but this time there is some mystical force motivating him. While he goes on a rampage of destruction, a young reporter investigates rumours of three guardian monsters that will defend Earth.
With the previous effort not doing so well at the box office, it was time to bring in some of Godzilla’s better known friends…although that wasn’t always the case. Mothra and King Ghidorah may have eventually joined the line-up of monsters to take on the big G, which also included Baragon, who is sadly absent from the title, »
- Luke Ryan Baldock
UK and USA, 2013
During its fledgling years as a film studio, the Walt Disney Company helped revolutionize the nature documentary with its True-Life Adventure series. Here, as never before, audiences could thrill to the story of seals, beavers, bears, tigers, and the rest of the creatures sharing space with us on Earth. These days, what is most striking about these early documentaries is less the physical ground they cover, and more that they come from a patient time in filmmaking. Documentaries like The Living Desert and Seal Island featured narration and music, and sometimes attempted to play up the humor of an animalistic situation, but they were still created by people who afforded their presumed audience a base level of intelligence. In some respects, these nature documentaries were born out of the insistence on »
- Josh Spiegel
Since 2009’s Earth, Disney’s nature documentary division has done a fine job forgetting about anthropomorphized animated animals and offering some delightful looks at the everyday life of the creatures that inspired their company’s best films. The formula is not fading, either, as 2014’s entry, Bears, arrives just in time to make you forget about the annoyances of computer-generated animals in recent films like The Nut Job and Rio 2.
Bears has the bare necessities that any fan of the studio’s nature docs expect: a stunning environment, a riveting survivalist plot and very, very cute animals. It also has John C. Reilly taking up duties as the doc’s playful narrator, and none of the film is soured by preachy environmentalist overtones.
The doc tells the story of a mama brown bear, Sky, and her oh-so-adorable young cubs Scout and Amber, as they trek through the Alaska Peninsula »
- Jordan Adler
The film will be based "somewhat" on the '90s X-Men crossover 'Age of Apocalypse', which was set in an alternate timeline where the titular mutant villain had conquered the Earth and subjugated humanity.
"[The movie] won't necessarily create an alternate universe, but there may be some swapping things that I'm playing with," Singer told EW.
"From a visual standpoint it actually may be a bigger movie than Days of Future Past because there'll be disaster movie imagery, like the title would imply," added writer-producer Simon Kinberg.
The filmmakers also said that there would be some subtle setup for the film in the imminent Days of Future Past.
"You won't feel at the end of the movie that it set up Apocalypse, »
On 15th May 2014, Toho’s greatest monster will return to the big screen in an American reboot. With just 5 weeks to go, we here at Thn are counting down the Godzilla back catalogue.
Director: Masaaki Tezuka
Plot: Godzilla returns and a special weapon that creates a miniature black hole is designed to get rid of him once and for all. Unfortunately a test opens a wormhole through which a prehistoric dragonfly enters, and an egg is quickly laid and could spell trouble for Earth and Godzilla.
Despite being the second film in the Millennium Series of Godzilla films, Godzilla Vs. Megaguirus is actually the true reboot of the series. Godzilla 2000 thrust us into the action without any explanation as to how that Godzilla related to previous incarnations, if at all. Godzilla Vs. Megaguirus makes it very clear, though, »
- Luke Ryan Baldock
Who else is excited about Bears, the latest Disneynature documentary, which arrives in theaters next Friday? After taking last year off, the Mouse House is back for another Earth Day release, and sure it’ll feature a lot of anthropomorphizing narration but at least that narration is being spoken by John C. Reilly. And with it also comes the first trailer for next year’s feature (yay, they’re back on an annual track), which is titled Monkey Kingdom. Disney has already gone ahead and debuted the spot a week early, though, and while it doesn’t have any celebrity voiceover (I don’t think this one’s has been revealed yet), it is entirely soundtracked with the singing voice of Lorde. Of course it is. After all, she has a song called “Royals,” perfect for a movie with the word “kingdom” in the title, though the tune in this trailer is “Team,” which »
- Christopher Campbell
With the release of the documentary Bears just under a couple weeks away, Disneynature is already beginning to show off their Earth Day documentary release coming in 2015. This time the niche release arm of the House of Mouse is focusing on a group of monkeys in the jungles of South Asia in Monkey Kingdom. The film spotlights the competitive social hierarchy of the Temple Troop, a dynamic group of monkeys who live in ancient ruins found deep in the storied jungles of South Asia, alongside a rich cast of forest characters. More specifically, we follow a mother and her newborn as they struggle to survive. Watch! Here's the teaser trailer for Disneynature's Monkey Kingdom, originally from Yahoo: Monkey Kingdom is directed by Mark Linfield and Alastair Fothergill (both of Chimpanzee and Earth) and spotlights the gripping reality of a newborn monkey and its mother, struggling to survive within the competitive »
- Ethan Anderton
Before you see it play in front of Disneynature's Bears in theaters on April 18th, you can watch the new Monkey Kingdom trailer right here! The Disney brand of nature films has produced some of the most enjoyable family features of the last few years, including Earth, Oceans, African Cats, and Chimpanzee. Their latest film, Bears, follows a family of Alaskan bears as their cubs learn life lessons. But before viewers watch them romp across the screen, they'll be treated to this first teaser trailer for directors Mark Linfield and Alastair Fothergill's magical and mysterious Monkey Kingdom, due out in April of 2015. Hit the jump to watch the Monkey Kingdom trailer! Here's Disneynature's Monkey Kingdom trailer (via Yahoo!): Synopsis: Disneynature’s “Monkey Kingdom” spotlights the gripping reality of a newborn monkey and its mother, struggling to survive within the competitive social hierarchy of the Temple Troop, a dynamic »
- Dave Trumbore
The latest X-Men: Days of Future Past themed cover for Entertainment Weekly features Wolverine (Hugh Jackman), Magneto (Michael Fassbender) and Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence), while a new behind-the-scenes preview of the “inbetweenquel” offers up some very interesting new footage.
However, in their brief report, EW reveals that the reason that Wolverine travels back in time is to stop Mystique from assassinating Bolivar Trask, as it is this action which apparently leads her down the path we find her on in the original X-Men trilogy of movies.
If he can stop her, and unite the young Professor X and Magneto, a new timeline would be created which wipes out the previous X-Men adventures and avoids the cataclysmic future we’ve caught a glimpse of where most of Earth has been devastated by the Sentinels in their quest to wipe out all mutants.
Assuming that Wolverine succeeds, this allows Singer to revisit many fan favourite characters from X-Men, »
- Josh Wilding
Olivia Holt, performer of Bears anthem “Carry On” and Star of Disney Channel’s “I Didn’t Do It,” hosted a special showing of Disneynature’s Bears on the Walt Disney Studios lot and yours truly was there this morning for the family screening.
There was a raffle and giveaway for those who brought a new stuffed bear to donate to the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and our tickets, which also doubled as bookmarks, were eco-friendly to be planted later. The logo even reminded me of Disney’s animated Brother Bear.
Check out these photos from this morning’s screening.
In an epic story of breathtaking scale set against a majestic Alaskan backdrop teeming with life, Disneynature’s 2014 big-screen adventure Bears follows a bear family as impressionable young cubs are taught life’s most important lessons.
- Melissa Thompson
On 16th May 2014, Toho’s greatest monster will return to the big screen in an American reboot. With just 6 weeks to go, we here at Thn are counting down the Godzilla back catalogue.
Director: Takao Okawara
Plot: Godzilla returns just as a meteorite reveals itself to be a flying saucer, but is the saucer dangerous? And if so, who will stop it?
Did we give up on Zilla too quickly? After all, the animated series was a brilliant continuation of the films and had Godzilla fighting some excellent monsters in the process. Even some of the planned sequels hinted at Godzilla taking on other monsters, which would have been great at the time. We’ll never know the answer to such questions, but what we do know is that Toho very quickly wanted to repair the damage done by Godzilla’s holiday to America. »
- Luke Ryan Baldock
In an epic story of breathtaking scale, Disneynature’s new True Life Adventure Bears showcases a year in the life of a bear family as two impressionable young cubs are taught life’s most important lessons. Set against a majestic Alaskan backdrop teeming with life, their journey begins as winter comes to an end and the bears emerge from hibernation to face the bitter cold.
The world outside is exciting – but risky – as the cubs’ playful descent down the mountain carries with it a looming threat of avalanches. As the season changes from spring to summer, the brown bears must work hard to find food – ultimately feasting at a plentiful salmon run – while staying safe from rival male bears and predators, including an ever-present wolf.
- Movie Geeks
"Cosmos" would like you to know that the universe is big, fast and really weird. That's basically what "A Sky Full of Ghosts" is about. Considering that the "ghosts" in question are observations of stars whose light has traveled for hundreds and thousands of years, astronomy is essentially seeing into the past.
Which is pretty cool. Other cool things are in the recap below.
Congratulations! You are the center of the universe! (kind of)
Thanks to the Big Bang Theory and the idea that light has a definite and limited speed, you can now tell your parents that you are, in fact, the center of the universe. Just don't tell them that they are too. Every place in the universe actually appears to be the center and everything is moving away from every point.
What comes before/further than the 13.4 billion-light-years-away starlight? According to most theories, that's pretty much it: »
20th Century Fox came out blazing during the season finale of AMC’s “The Walking Dead” with massive new TV spots for two of the most anticipated movies this summer – Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes and X-men: Days Of Future Past – and all in the first 15 minutes of the episode.
A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth’s dominant species.
Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes will be in theaters July 11.
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- Michelle McCue
From the Troma library of films like The Toxic Avenger and Class of Nuke ‘Em High to the higher concept blockbuster science fiction movies like Total Recall and Godzilla, mutants have been almost entirely bad news. While some movies have an occasional mutant that puts it in a class of it’s own – like the character of the Rainmaker in Looper – Hollywood generally considers mutations really problematic. Except the X-Men, of course. In the X-Men universe, mutants are the not-so-meek that will inherit the Earth. Senator Kelly (Bruce Davison) in X-Men tries to legally oppress them. Professor Charles Xavier provides a sanctuary for young mutants. There are constant battles brewing throughout these films between good mutants and bad ones. However, one thing remains the same in all of these scenarios: mutants have great powers bestowed upon them. As Professor Charles Xavier (Patrick Stewart) states at the beginning of the first film: “Mutation. It »
- Kevin Carr
On 16th May 2014, Toho’s greatest monster will return to the big screen in an American reboot. With just 8 weeks to go, we here at Thn are counting down the Godzilla back catalogue.
Director: Takao Okawara,
Plot: A new theory suggests that Godzilla could explode in a terrifying nuclear breakdown. As humanity thinks of a way to save itself, a new villain also arrives as creatures mutated by the original Oxygen Destroyer begin to take over the land.
This is the end, at least until the next series of films came about a few years later. However, at the time this was expected to be Godzilla’s final bow for Toho until his 50th anniversary in 2004. Why? Because a little place known as Hollywood had acquired the rights for a trilogy of their own Godzilla movies. »
- Luke Ryan Baldock
The latest "Godzilla" trailer isn't entirely new, but that doesn't mean it isn't worth watching.
Just like in the first trailer for "Godzilla," Bryan Cranston freaks out over the "natural" disasters plaguing the Earth, and Ken Watanabe wisely mutters, "The arrogance of man is thinking nature is in our control and not the other way around." However, this shorter international trailer teases us with a little bit of new, tantalizing footage, just enough to get us even more excited for this summer's highly anticipated disaster-fest.
Watch, then wait for "Godzilla" to stomp into theaters May 16.
Related Article: The "Godzilla" Trailer Is Even More Epic Than We Could Have Imagined (Video)
- Jonny Black
Our weekly round up of the latest stories from the world of screen superheroes, including Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Captain America 3, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Avengers: Age of Ultron, Black Widow, Ant-Man, Doctor Strange, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Luke Cage, Avengers Confidential: Black Widow & Punisher, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Venom, Sinister Six, The Fantastic Four, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Batman vs. Superman, Gotham, Arrow, The Flash, Constantine and more...
It's been a bumper week for superhero news, so we'll get things underway with the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Captain America: The Winter Soldier, which is set to open here in the UK in just eleven days time (we'll have our review up this coming week). Naturally we've been treated to a wealth of promotional material for the Phase Two sequel this week, including propaganda-style posters for Cap (Chris Evans), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), The Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan »
- Gary Collinson
On 16th May 2014, Toho’s greatest monster will return to the big screen in an American reboot. With just 9 weeks to go, we here at Thn are counting down the Godzilla back catalogue.
Director: Kensho Yamashita,
Plot: A being from space, bearing a striking resemblance to Godzilla, is hurtling towards Earth. Meanwhile, the Un have created a new mechanized foe for Godzilla, while a soldier named Yuki is out for revenge.
The title doesn’t exactly instil confidence in the viewer. This time Godzilla is taking on a counterpart from space. Hardly original thinking on Toho’s part, although the original plot for the next film was even more barrel scraping. Luckily they changed that film around. Perhaps it’s the fact that Godzilla Vs. Spacegodzilla followed on from Godzilla fighting his mechanical counterpart in the previous film, »
- Luke Ryan Baldock
Our weekly round up of the latest stories from the world of screen superheroes, including Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Avengers: Age of Ultron, The Avengers 3, Ant-Man, Doctor Strange, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., The Defenders, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, The Spectacular Spider-Man, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Batman vs. Superman, Watchmen, The Flash, Arrow, Constantine, Heroes Reborn and more...
Well, it's March, which means we're only a few weeks away from the start of the 2014 superhero season as Marvel Studios gets things underway with the release of Captain America: The Winter Soldier (out March 26th here in the UK), and this week has brought us a new featurette for the Phase Two solo sequel entitled 'Conspiracy', which features comments from Chris Evans (Captain America), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Anthony Mackie (Falcon), Robert Redford (Alexander Pierce) and Marvel chief Kevin Feige [watch it here]. Meanwhile we've also got a »
- Gary Collinson
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