Sunday, June 17, 2012
Sunday, June 3, 2012
The Monster Times ran for 46 issues and was published between 1972 and 1976.Wikipedia
|This one is huge, and awesome... and will be framed on my wall one day|
|Is it me, or is Rodan a little heavy on the eye-liner?|
Saturday, April 21, 2012
I said i was a dinosaur nerd growing up, what I should have said was I was, and still am, a dinosaur nerd
I perhaps gave to much credit to Ishiro Honda, the creation of Godzilla is equal parts Honda, Tanaka, and Tsuburaya.
Not only do I love the design of titanosaurus, but I'm a sucker for the misunderstood monster theme. That's when the monster genre works best in my opinion. Plus poor titanosaurus is also a victim, controlled by Mafune and the aliens, adding a layer of tragedy you don't often see in a kaiju.
My brain totally shut off talking about Big Man Japan. What I was trying to say was that the movie was primarily a satire, and the monster fights were mostly played for laughs so it's not fair to compare them to other monster fights. Also cgi was crap Drink every time i say "Yeah"
My wife is fully supportive of my monster movie enthusiasm, she even bought me a huge stack of dvd's for xmas.
No matter how many times I hear my own voice in a recording, I'll never be able to recognize it. Spending time with people who do so much to promote this tiny corner of geek culture, inspired me to do more. Even if it's just writing here on this blog that's viewed by 1 or 2 people.
Monday, April 16, 2012
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Saturday, November 12, 2011
Thursday, November 3, 2011
It often gets overlooked by the Godzilla fan community because it doesn't really fit in with the rest of the film canon. When you think 'Godzilla' you tend to think of the monster wrestling flicks of the 60's and 70's, not this depressing though provoking movie. This is my go-to movie when I'm trying to introduce new people to these movies. It's easy to dismiss Godzilla movies as cheese-fests (and some of them are), the original breaks down those walls.
So crack a Sapporo and toast the big guy, and all the people who have brought him to us!