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Godzilla & The Flaws of Tribal Film Criticism; or, Joe Brody is Godzilla

Godzilla & The Flaws of Tribal Film Criticism; or, Joe Brody is Godzilla

One of the interesting aspects of last month’s theatrical release of GODZILLA (2014) was the critical reaction, which turned out to be both gratifying and frustrating. How did it manage to be both? Well, let me explain…
On the one hand, it was gratifying to see GODZILLA taken seriously by the mainstream press. Yes, many of [...]

CFQ Video Review: Godzilla

CFQ Video Review: Godzilla

Capsule commentary, with clips and trailers, for GODZILLA.

Godzilla (2014) teaser trailer

Godzilla (2014) teaser trailer

Here is an awesome glimpse of the upcoming reboot from Legendary Pictures, the company that gave us PACIFIC RIM. Scheduled for worldwide release in May of 2014, GODZILLA stars Elizabeth Olsen, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Bryan Cranston, Ken Watanabe, Sally Hawkins, Juliette Binoche, Victor Rasuk, David Strathairn, CJ Adams, Richard T. Jones, Brian Markinson, Al Sapienza, Ken [...]

Pacific Rim featurettes

Pacific Rim featurettes

In “Oversized Robots,” Guillermo Del Toro discusses his upcoming film, in which giant monsters emerge from a dimensional portal deep in the ocean, and humanity responds by placing warriors in colossal  robots. In particular, the director notes the necessity of including practical effects to convey the physicality of the situation; in PACIFIC RIM, this took [...]

King of the Lost World (2005) review

King of the Lost World (2005) review

If you have never heard of KING OF THE LOST WORLD, you’re lucky – or at least you were, until you started reading this review. Sorry about that, but if I had to suffer through watching this movie, the least you can do is suffer the knowledge of the film’s existence. Just be thankful I [...]

Giant Monsters of 1961: Cinefantastique Roundtable Retrospective Podcast 3:16

Giant Monsters of 1961: Cinefantastique Roundtable Retrospective Podcast 3:16

Host Steve Biodrowski is joined by Steve Ryfle, Ted Newsom, and Mark Thomas McGee for a fond look back at box office behemoths GORGO, MOTHRA, KONGA, and REPTILICUS.
It was 50 years ago today! Er, well, 51 years ago. This Cinefantastique Roundtable Retrospective Podcast was originally recorded last year, as part of our 50th anniversary celebration [...]

Yvette Vickers, R.I.P.

Yvette Vickers, R.I.P.

Genre actress found dead in sad discovery.

Del Toro Goes To 'Pacific Rim'

Del Toro Goes To ‘Pacific Rim’

Guillermo del Toro leaves Universal and MOUNTAINS for now, heads to PACIFIC RIM.

'Behemoth' on SyFy—Trailer

‘Behemoth’ on SyFy—Trailer

SyFy movie wakes the monster in the mountain.

'Evangelion' Anime Movies Screenings

‘Evangelion’ Anime Movies Screenings

Giant robot animated features EVANGELION 1.0 YOU ARE (NOT) ALONE, EVANGELION 2.0 YOU CAN (NOT) ADVANCE hit U.S. screens in San Francisco.