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This adaptation of Pinocchio presents itself as the children's flick we didn't know we needed. Just when you thought the whole genre was sunk after Disney's own 2022 remake, del Toro reminds us that there is power in wonder, imagination, and good ol' fashioned frights. Director: Guillermo del Toro, Mark GustafsonProducers: Guillermo del Toro, Gary Ungar, Alexander Bulkley, Corey … Continue reading Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio Proves Timeless
After an eruption at Mt. Fuji, Gamera is drawn to the volcano. A young boy, Eiichi, sees Gamera and recognizes the giant flying turtle. Also drawn to the eruption is a reporter, Okabe; Eiichi brings Okabe into a cave to investigate further. The cave begins to crumble around them, however. Okaba abandons the boy only … Continue reading Gamera vs. Gyaos (1967)
As we bid farewell to Halloween and all its ghosts and goblins, we turn our attention to the warmth of Thanksgiving. Sitting around a dinner table, surrounded by loved ones, chatting monster movies. What, your family talks about other things? We're not ones to judge the conversations of others, but if you're looking for something … Continue reading 30 Kaiju for November
The long awaited sequel arrives. After 29 years, the Sanderson Sisters have returned to Salem with a vengeance. Three decades is a long time, however, and previous inhabitants have moved on; Max, Allison, Dani, and Binx are long gone. In their stead are best friends Becca, Izzy, and Cassie. Along with Doug Jones's reprisal of … Continue reading Hocus Pocus 2 (2022)
What is the effect of nostalgia on a movie? Does it lend credibility to form and function? Or does it provide a nice impetus for enjoyment, but loses its luster soon after? Such a question begs consideration when sitting down to watch this feature-length adaption of the famous media franchise, whether it is your first … Continue reading Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie (1995)
Discovering the stand alone Mothra trilogy is like finding $20 in your pocket. It’s such an wonderful surprise being treated to something you never expected. That is what Rebirth of Mothra promises for any kaiju fan, with Mothra/Godzilla enthusiasts getting a particular kick out of it. Director: Okihiro YonedaWriters: Masumi SuetaniRun Time: 106 minutesJapanese Theatrical … Continue reading Rebirth of Mothra (1996)