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Godzilla Fires Up A New Still And Cast Member

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godzillaLook! Up in the sky! It’s a giant foot coming right for my face! That’s the feeling I get from this new behind the scenes pic from Gareth Edwards’ Godzilla that Legendary just released. Bryan Cranston and Aaron Johnson are standing around with Edwards in the middle of a wrecked city street. I don’t want to have to be the guy that rakes all that up.

Obviously there isn’t a lot to pick up from this, as it comes from the same scene that was seen in one of the official stills, but there is a fresh nugget of news. Stargate SG-1‘s Garry Chalk, who is probably most recognizable recently for his work on the thriller series The Killing, but he’s had quite the prolific career over the past 30 years. A lot of that involves his animation voicework, which has taken him everywhere from Double Dragon to Voltron Force to Captain N: The Game Master.

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Godzilla And King Kong Movies Will Stomp Their Way To First Blu-rays

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king kong vs godzillaGareth Edwards’ Godzilla remake is a film I cannot wait to see, and one whose release seems to remain permanently on the horizon. Luckily, Universal Studios Home Entertainment and Kraken Releasing understand the current giant lizard drought and have both announced that they will release select entries from the Godzilla franchise onto Blu-ray for the first time. Crisp and pristine is arguably the opposite of how these films should be seen, but maybe, just maybe, you can find a broken 13-inch black and white tube TV to plug the Blu-ray player into.

Universal is handling the more quality end of the spectrum. They’re putting out 1962’s King Kong vs. Godzilla and 1967’s King Kong Escapes, both from director Ishirô Honda, who is responsible for bringing the King of the Monsters to audiences for the first time back in 1954. (That film already has an extensive Criterion Collection set out.) I would have loved to have been around to see King Kong and Godzilla duke it out in theaters for the film’s original run. It must have been extremely gratifying to see two such iconic monsters collide for the first time. And with respects to MechaGodzilla, who is the king of all mecha-monsters, MechaKong is indispensable, especially in the hands of former stop-motion production company Rankin/Bass, later responsible for most of the holiday classics from the late 1969s and early 1970s.

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Things To Come: Our Most Anticipated 2014 Sci-Fi Movies

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RoboCopRoboCop (February 12)
Like it or not, the RoboCop remake is actually happening. Originally slated to hit theaters last August, director Jose Padilha’s (Elite Squad) update has been postponed and pushed back multiple times, finally landing in the notorious cinematic dead zone that is early February. While that doesn’t bode well, the studio claims the delays had nothing to do with the quality of the film, but that they needed the extra time for some final tweaks. Reactions to clips and trailers have been mixed at best. On the other hand, early responses from those few people who have actually seen the movie have been far more positive than most of us expected.

Paul Verhoeven’s 1987 RoboCop is an ultra-violent, neo-noir classic. Though the remake tells the same basic story — in the future, Detroit is infested with crime, and when a cop named Alex Murphy is almost killed in the line of duty, an evil corporation brings him back as a cybernetic crime-fighting machine — Padhilha and company, including star Joel Kinnaman (The Killing), are at least trying to do something different.

An audience-friendly PG-13 rating means the violence won’t reach anywhere near the same highs as the original, but they’ve changed the central character as well. In the original, RoboCop only had a vague idea of his life before, shown mostly in dreams and flashbacks. This time around, however, the hero is much more human and self-aware. He knows who he was, as well as who he is. If this new movie is going to distinguish itself and stand on its own merits, this is where it has to happen. – Brent

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Bryan Cranston Compares Godzilla To Jaws In New Behind-The-Scenes Video

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The Godzilla reboot has been a long time coming. Roland Emmerich almost killed the franchise forever with his terrible 1998 version of the giant beast. With about five months until its unleashed in theaters, genre fans are getting ready to experience Godzilla in all of its movie monster glory. With the film wrapped and now in post-production, new behind-the-scenes interviews with the cast has now emerged and it looks like the new Godzilla reboot might be full of suspense and action.

Entertainment Tonight Canada released a video of their set visit on Godzilla in Vancouver, British Columbia this past summer. The interviews include leads Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Bryan Cranston, and Sally Hawkins. We’re finally starting to get a good sense of what the film is going to be like once it’s released this May. According to Cranston, “They’re taking a very restrained approach to this, so much like Jaws did. Steven Spielberg didn’t always show the beast. Its essence is present. It’s there and it’s moving and you know it and it’s creepy, so the tension will mount for sure.”

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Godzilla Toy Gives Us A Better Look At The Big Guy

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GodzillaThe new Godzilla reboot has generated a lot of excitement over the past few months. Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures have been pushing Godzilla since last July at San Diego Comic-Con, with the first amazing trailer dropping jaws last month. But we have yet to see one solid image of Godzilla’s entire body. The trailer showed us glimpses, but now a new toy provides the best look yet at Godzilla, at least until Warner Bros. eventually releases an official image of the beast.

The image surfaced on io9 and is from the film’s new toy line. The toy is believed to be the final version of Godzilla’s design from the movie. If that’s the case, Godzilla looks great! The King of Monsters looks closer to the original Godzilla from the 1954 Japanese film. He’s huskier and plumper than the 1998 version from Roland Emmerich’s Godzilla movie, which was sleeker and reminiscent of a Velociraptor from Jurassic Park than the monster we all know and love. This new Godzilla looks fierce and hell-bent on destruction. I like it!

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Godzilla Begins As The World Ends With This Theater Banner

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In just five (hopefully very short) months, audiences will finally get to spend a couple of hours witnessing the mass destruction that only a giant lizard can provide. Godzilla will certainly leave giant footprints all over the nation’s theaters, and if we’re to believe the first sighting of the film’s theater banner below, he’ll be taking over much more.

“The World Ends. Godzilla Begins.” While somewhat awkward to say aloud, it’s still a solid tagline to get people, or at least me, pumped for the film’s arrival. I can’t quite tell what the image is in the background of the deep-red lettering. It looks like a coastline of some kind, or maybe just Godzilla’s tail. I want to know! Thanks to Instagram user “Mamehiro_K” for taking the picture, but I certainly wish there was some kind of context given. Or even a better angle. In case you guys wondered: yes, I’m stamping my foot and whining.