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How ‘Godzilla’ (1954) was ruined by America

How ‘Godzilla’ (1954) was ruined by America

By Kyra Sims With the new MonsterVerse of Godzilla and King Kong movies being produced by Legendary Pictures, there is new interest in the Japanese lizard monster we have come to know as Godzilla (originally Gojira). The film first reached American screens in 1956 and seemed a typical creature feature with no real merit or […]

 Richard Bellis

Preview: Godzilla is back in King of the Monsters!

Preview: Godzilla is back in King of the Monsters!

Godzilla: King of the Monsters is set to be the biggest royal rumble on the cinema screen this year! It is the third Godzilla film to be made by a Hollywood studio, the first being the awful 1998 version starring Matthew Broderick; the second being the 2014 reboot starring Bryan Cranston, to which King of […]

 Angus Saul

Review: Godzilla – It Isn't Perfect, But The World's Most Famous Monster's Back With A Bang

Review: Godzilla – It Isn't Perfect, But The World's Most Famous Monster's Back With A Bang

1954, Bikini, Marshall Islands. The US military drops a hydrogen bomb for “test purposes”. Or was it? Could it have been dropped on a massive sea-creature left over from prehistoric times that feeds on radiation? Was there a huge cover-up? Of course there was. What would you expect from this kind of film? The new […]

 Josh Hollis

Northern Lights Podcast #5 – "How Much Suspense Is There If You Already Know It's a Giant Lizard?"

Northern Lights Podcast #5 – "How Much Suspense Is There If You Already Know It's a Giant Lizard?"

We’re back, did you miss us? Actually don’t answer that. It’s been a long time since the last Northern Lights Podcast, and due to a combination of technical gremlins and sheer bad luck we’ve not been able to bring you the long-awaited fifth Northern Lights Podcast. UNTIL NOW. Actually we did record one a few […]

 Angus Saul

Gojira! Gorjira! – The Definitive Monster Movie Comes To The Tyneside Cinema

Gojira! Gorjira! – The Definitive Monster Movie Comes To The Tyneside Cinema

Godzilla has had a lot of different faces over the years, and a lot of different enemies too, from King Kong and Mechagodzilla to Matthew Broderick and Jean Reno. There have been countless rip-offs of the franchise in the now heavily polluted “monster” genre, with Pacific Rim and Cloverfield doing their best to replicate the […]