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Rare upcoming attractions

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on January 26, 2011 by russellsreviews

I bet some of you after seeing the Gantz review up were a little confused. You looked at every theater in your area and can’t find a single showing. Sadly the reason is that the Gantz premiere was a one night only event. I’m sure it will be on DVD soon if you missed it. I want to hook you guys up in the future so you won’t missing something that cool again. There is something cool called fathom events that show rare and hard to find movies and plays for one day only once a month. Also there is a theater company called angelika film centers that specializes in only showing rare, foreign, and independent movies like Gantz so hopefully there is one near you.

Speaking of cool movies. Next week in several cities angelika film centers will be playing for one night only Summer Wars, a great new anime classic that, like always, was terribly overlooked by the academy awards.

Be sure to keep checking in and I will try my best to give you heads up on other cool events.

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Godzilla returns!!! sort of….

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on March 30, 2010 by russellsreviews

 

As expected and anticipated Godzilla will finally make a comeback in 2012.  Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros. signed a deal to get rights to make a Godzilla movie from the Toho Company.  What’s good about this is that they are going to form a partnership and co-produce it with input from Toho. ( a lot I hope)

“Godzilla is one of the world’s most powerful pop culture icons, and we at Legendary are thrilled to be able to create a modern epic based on this long-loved Toho franchise. Our plans are to produce the Godzilla that we, as fans, would want to see. We intend to do justice to those essential elements that have allowed this character to remain as pop-culturally relevant for as long as it has.”

The president of Toho said, “Godzilla is a signature Japanese character which we have nurtured over the years. It is a great honor to reach an agreement with Legendary Pictures, the parent to many a blockbuster film, and we are delighted in rebooting the character together to realize its much anticipated return by fans from all over the world. We are anxious to find out where Godzilla’s new stomping will take us.”

Now, this probably brings up bad memories from the previous Godzilla american made effort. Toho had very little say in the making of that movie, so hopefully since they have a voice with this one there won’t be a A-sexual Godzilla with a bunch of baby Rapter/Godzilla’s running around.  The last Godzilla film Final Wars ended Godzilla on a high note and was accepted well by the public and long time Godzilla fans. As a long time Godzilla fan myself, I hope this movie success and could bring about a new age of movies much like Godzilla 2000 did.