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Movie Review: Godzilla (2014)
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Adam Frazier reviews Gareth Edwards' GODZILLA
Godzilla
Director: Gareth Edwards
Writers: Max Borenstein (screenplay), Dave Callaham (story)
Cast: Bryan Cranston, Elizabeth Olsen, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ken Watanabe, Juliette Binoche, Sally Hawkins, David Strathairn
Legendary Pictures | Warner Bros.
Rated PG-13 | 123 Minutes
Release Date: May 16, 2013

“We knew the world would not be the same. A few people laughed, a few people cried. Most people were silent. I remembered the line from the Hindu scripture, the Bhagavad Gita; Vishnu is trying to persuade the Prince that he should do his duty and, to impress him, takes on his multi-armed form and says, ‘Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.’ I suppose we all thought that, one way or another.”

– J. Robert Oppenheimer

In 1954, Ishirō Honda transformed the trauma of war into art with Godzilla, a science fiction film about a gigantic radioactive beast that rises from the depths of Tokyo Bay. The primordial force of nature firebombs Tokyo with its atomic breath, leveling the city and killing thousands. Honda created a walking metaphor for the nuclear devastation of World War II – a fantastic, out of this world creation that could embody the fears of an entire nation.

Godzilla is the granddaddy of kaiju cinema, but it’s also a very poignant and mournful drama – a Japanese film made at a time when the country was still reeling from the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, as well as H-bomb testing in the Pacific. Since then, Godzilla has become an international icon of devastation, spawning nearly thirty sequels. The King of Monsters endures because he is the perfect conduit through which to exorcise the predominant fears of our time.

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This ‘Godzilla’ IMAX Poster Is A Thing Of Terrifying Beauty
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In less than three weeks the long-in-the-works Americanized reboot of Godzilla helmed by Gareth Edwards will arise to stomp a new mud hole in the summer box office…hopefully. Since the anticipation for its release has not surpassed our stratosphere (though it’s pretty close), Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures have released an astounding new poster for the scaly blockbuster hopeful’s IMAX 3D theatrical release.

You can check it out here below.

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International ‘Godzilla’ Trailer Shows Off More Of The Monster
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Godzilla Legendary Pictures banner

Another new Godzilla trailer has been released, this one of the international variety. The trailer offers up plenty of quick peeks at footage we haven’t seen yet, including some new looks at the monster.

The movie stars Bryan Cranston, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Ken Watanabe, Juliette Binoche, and David Strathairn. It is directed by Gareth Edwards, and will be released on May 16th.

You can check out the new Godzilla international trailer below.

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2014’s ‘Godzilla’ Remake Gets A Full Trailer With More Bryan Cranston
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Godzilla Full Trailer #1

Clocking in at a little over two minutes in length, the teaser trailer for the highly anticipated Godzilla remake was more satisfying than the usual teaser is.

Now Legendary Pictures has released the first full trailer for the movie. The new trailer is only slightly longer than the teaser, but shows plenty of new footage and features more dialogue from some of the film’s characters, including a healthy dose of Bryan Cranston in his role as “guy who tries to warn lots of people who don’t listen/cooperate until it’s too late.”

You can check out the first full Godzilla trailer below.

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‘Godzilla’ Teaser Trailer Is Here!
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It’s been a long time since we got to see that Comic-Con teaser footage for Godzilla, the remake from Legendary Pictures.

Today, Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros. have released a two-minute teaser trailer for the film. Watch it here below!

Godzilla, which is directed by Gareth Edwards (Monsters) and stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Ken Watanabe, Juliette Binoche, David Strathairn, and Bryan Cranston, hits theaters on May 16, 2014.

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Watch Now: The ‘Godzilla’ Teaser From SDCC 2012 Is Finally Online!
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Gareth Edwards' Godzilla Header

Two years ago at San Diego Comic-Con, we told you about the teaser footage we got to see for Godzilla (which was then reshown at the Godzilla panel at this year’s Con).

Now, that footage is finally online and you can watch it here below.

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Blu-ray Review: Lincoln
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Lincoln 4-Disc Blu-ray Image

Lincoln
4-Disc Blu-ray l 2-Disc Blu-ray l DVD
DIRECTOR: Steven Spielberg
WRITER: Tony Kushner
STARRING: Daniel Day-Lewis, Tommy Lee Jones, Sally Field, David Strathairn, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, James Spader, Hal Holbrook, Bruce McGill, Peter McRobbie, Lee Pace, David Costabile, John Hawkes, Tim Blake Nelson, Jared Harris, Jackie Earle Haley
DreamWorks
RELEASE DATE: March 26, 2013

“A compass I learnt when I was surveying, it’ll… it’ll point you true north from where your standing, but it’s got no advice about the swamps, deserts and chasms that you’ll encounter along the way. If in pursuit of your destination, you plunge ahead heedless of obstacles, and achieve nothing more than to sink in a swamp, what’s the use of knowing true north?”

We’re all familiar with Abraham Lincoln. We know he freed the slaves. We know his distinctive look. He’s even on our money. But how much do we really know? I for one can admit that I did not know much more than the basics, about the same as the average person would know (I fell asleep in history class a lot, what can I say), but as I’ve gotten older my interest in history has grown exponentially, and lessons via documentary or biopic and so on can be just as appealing as the latest popcorn flick.

With movies, however, we’re always wondering in the back of our brain just how historically accurate the story we’re being told really is. And this will happen no less while viewing Lincoln, the latest film from director Steven Spielberg which tells the story of our 16th president and his fight to pass the 13th Amendment, the amendment that aimed to put an end to slavery.

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Original ‘Godzilla’ Star Set To Appear In New Reboot
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Akira Takarada & Gareth Edwards Godzilla

Fans of Godzilla and monster movies in general couldn’t help but instantly think of Roland Emmerich’s 1998 disasterpiece of a remake when it was revealed that a new reboot was on the way.

But thankfully things appear to be going in the right direction with the reboot as far as casting is concerned, and the latest actor to be confirmed for the movie brings with them some positive vibes that the reboot will be very faithful to the original Godzilla movie, titled Gojira.

Legendary Pictures has released a new image via the Twitter of reboot director Gareth Edwards and Akira Takarada, one of the stars of the 1954 original movie.

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‘Inception’ & ‘Batman Begins’ Star Ken Wantabe Joins 2014 ‘Godzilla’ Reboot
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Ken Wantabe, the star of such movies as Batman Begins, Inception, and The Last Samurai, is the latest to join the cast of Godzilla, a reboot of the classic monster movie.

The movie is being directed by Gareth Edwards, who also made the 2010 indie thriller Monsters, and also stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Bryan Cranston, Juliette Binoche, and David Strathairn.

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‘Lincoln’ Trailer: Steven Spielberg’s Captivating Vision Of America’s 16th President
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History tells us that the last few months of Abraham Lincoln’s life were spent trying to end the Civil War and put a stop to slavery. The 16th President of the United States was successful on both fronts, but he was tragically assassinated by John Wilkes Booth. Today, we get to see a glimpse of Steven Spielberg‘s vision and see Daniel Day-Lewis reenact those last few months that changed the face of America.

Check out the trailer for Lincoln here below.

Even though that sweeping sound from John Williams’ sounds an awful a lot like War Horse, there is much to like about this trailer. For instance, the set pieces that are used in the film, they don’t look like glorified historic trinkets; they actually look like pieces of history pulled from that time.

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