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New Photos From Monster X Strikes Back: Attack The G8 Summit

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Written By: Ken Hulsey Sources: Getty Images / Avery Guerra This looks like it is shapping up to be the weekend for new movie photos! "Monster X Strikes Back: Attack the G8 Summit!" (Girara no gyakushu / Samitto kiki ippatsu!) will be screened at this years 65th Venice International Film Festival. In conjunction with that screening, Getty Images has released several new publicity photos from the film. Normally a film synopsis comes along with most publicity packages, but as of yet it has not been posted, as soon as it becomes available we will post here at Robo Japan. We will also post the screening date when it becomes available. Enjoy the pics! See Also: Guilala Premieres In Sapporo / A Brand New Full-Length Guilala Trailer / New Guilala Poster And Teaser Trailer / Guilala Prepares To Stomp Its Way Into Cannes / Shochiku Announces Plans For A Uchuu Daikaijuu Girara Remake

The First Photos From The Day The Earth Stood Still

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Source: 20th Century Fox (Photo Above) The arrival of an enormous orb in New York's Central Park triggers a global upheaval in "The Day the Earth Stood Still." Photo credit: WETA THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL is 20th Century Fox’s contemporary reinvention of its 1951 classic. Keanu Reeves portrays Klaatu, an alien whose arrival on our planet triggers a global upheaval. As governments and scientists race to unravel the mystery behind the visitor’s appearance, a woman (Jennifer Connelly) and her young stepson get caught up in his mission – and come to understand the ramifications of Klaatu calling himself a “friend to the Earth.” The swarm destroys everything in its path in THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL. Photo credit: WETA The arrival of an enormous orb in New York's Central Park triggers a global upheaval in "The Day the Earth Stood Still." Photo credit: WETA Keanu Reeves stars as Klaatu, an alien whose arrival on our planet triggers a global upheava

RockNRolla: Shoot Fast And Get Out Clean

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Source: Warner Bros One of the standout features of Guy Ritchie's films is the style in which they are shot. Partly because of the large ensemble cast and partly to keep the production as efficient as possible, "RocknRolla" had a rapid six-week filming schedule. Using HD cameras throughout made it that much easier and efficient. "Guy works fast," comments Steve Clark-Hall. "Guy likes to create energy on the set and keep that energy going. That he managed to do that without creating tension during such a fast shoot is a testament to his great skill as a director." Mark Strong, who previously collaborated with Ritchie on "Revolver," was well aware of the director's working methods. "He creates an environment that is fun and inventive, and he makes you want to get it right," he says. "We did a scene in the middle of Cambridge Circus, a busy intersection in Soho, and the cameramen were hidden in a little workman's tent

King Kong vs Godzilla: Trailer

Here is the origianl theatrical trailer for the 1961 Japanese monster movie "King Kong vs Godzilla." See More Videos At Robo Japan's Channel On Youtube See Also: Cinema Insomnia: In Search Of Ancient Astronauts / Babylon A.D. Trailer / Xena Warrior Princess: Xena Kisses Joxer / Bobba Fett Cartoon: The Star Wars Holiday Special / War of the Worlds: Making Of Featurette / Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out-Attack Trailer / Robo Japan Is Now On Youtube! For More On Godzilla Please Checkout Our Godzilla Database

The Simpsons Movie (2007)(20th Century Fox)

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THE SIMPSONS MOVIE (2007) Director: DAVID SILVERMAN Cast: DAN CASTELLANETA, JULIE KAVNER, NANCY CARTWRIGHT, YEARDLEY SMITH, HANK AZARIA, HARRY SHEARER, PAMELA HAYDEN, TRESS MACNEILLE, ERIN BROCKOVICH, MINNIE DRIVER, ALBERT BROOKS After eighteen seasons, four hundred episodes, and innumerable awards and honors (including a Peabody, 23 Emmys(R) and a designation from Time magazine as the "best television show of the twentieth century"), "The Simpsons" has become a feature-length motion picture. And it's a good thing, too, because it takes a wide screen to fully capture Homer Simpson's epic stupidity. In the eagerly-awaited film based on the hit television series, Homer must save the world from a catastrophe he himself created. It all begins with Homer, his new pet pig, and a leaky silo full of droppings - a combination that triggers a disaster the likes of which Springfield has never experienced. As Marge is outraged by Homer's monumental blunder, a venge

Meet The Simpsons - Homer Simpson

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Source: 20th Century Fox HOMER SIMPSON is a simple man. A man who through punishing trial and error has proven that even one’s loftiest goals are attainable—provided you set them low enough. Homer is well versed in the ins and outs of his job at the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant, having innumerable times been fired and rehired for the same position. Despite the fact that Homer is often the lumpen gristle stuck in the cogs of Mr. Burns’ money-crazed machinations, Mr. Burns can never remember Homer’s name. Homer is also stuck in the middle of a classic generational parenting cycle. Having been constantly corrected and belittled by his father, Homer strives to be supportive of his own family by smothering them with indifference and vague endearments. As a result, Lisa feels left out, Bart acts out, and, as far as Homer is concerned, Maggie rarely even exists. Yet Homer deeply loves and is intensely devoted to his wife and kids, when it occurs to him. When Marge refuses to go scroungi

Meet The Simpsons - Marge Simpson

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Source: 20th Century Fox Behind every great man stands a woman. MARGE SIMPSON just got caught standing in the wrong line. Marge is the emotional center of the family, the sweet, sweet jelly in the Simpson donut. As such, she is unaccountably understanding, relentlessly upbeat, and alarminglysupportive. Her extraordinary homemaking skills work miracles. She can turn old chicken bones into necklaces, leftovers into casseroles, and an invasion of fire ants into an educational and entertaining insect circus. Though Homer is self-centered, forgets birthdays, anniversaries, and holidays (both religious and secular), chews with his mouth open, gambles, and hangs out at Moe’s Tavern with a bunch of seedy lowlifes, Marge sticks with him. It must be love. And besides that, Homer desperatelyneeds her, deeply loves her, and does his utmost to give her everything she needs, on those few occasions when he’s not thinking of himself. In the face of Homer’s countless screw-ups, Marge never gives up

Meet The Simpsons - Bart Simpson

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Source: 20th Century Fox BART SIMPSON wants to have it all and usually gets what he wants, which is often more than he bargained for. While many accuse Bart of being too dependent on his surrogate parent, the TV, he has many outside interests, such as eating ice cream in front of the weight loss center,perfecting the art of the loogie, and sitting on the roof with a baseball bat to ward off U.F.O.’s. Dismissed by many as an unrepentant mischief-maker, Bart wrestles mightily with his conscience every day. In fact, his greatest fear is that his good conscience will one day get the better of him. Bart is a hands-on kind of person. He lives in the present, rarely considering the consequences of his insatiable curiosity. Often fueled by the syrupy goodness of a Kwik-E-Mart Squishee, Bart’s high-energy escapades keep the rest of his family in an uproar. Dealing with him can be a real struggle. Homer struggles to keep his temper, Lisa struggles for attention, and Marge struggles to pry Hom

Meet The Simpsons - Lisa Simpson

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LISA SIMPSON is a model of good conduct, citizenship, and creativity. As a result, she finds it difficult to fit in anywhere. At home she is the Simpson family conscience, the chastening voice of political correctness, and the soul of reason. Consequently, she is ignored. Unless, of course, her intelligence can be used to further one of Homer or Bart’s cockeyed schemes. Seeking understanding and appreciation, Lisa turns to Springfield Elementary School, where she hopes her unique abilities will be noticed. And they are. Her teachers reward her intelligence, sensitivity, and talent with straight A’s and total indifference. Her classmates, however, are anything but indifferent, calling her names like “Poindexter Pointy-head,” “Geekazoid,” and “The Brain Queen.” Lisa channels her sadness and disappointment into her saxophone music, where, under the guiding spirit of her mentor, Bleeding Gums Murphy, she has composed such gems as “Pounded by the Dodgeball Blues,” “Puny Allowance Blues,” a

Meet The Simpsons - Maggie Simpson

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Source: 20th Century Fox MAGGIE SIMPSON is the still center in the chaos of the Simpson household. She peacefully withstands the peculiar home remedies of doddering grandparents, wears novelty baby clothes of dubious taste, and spends short bursts of time airborne. All without a word of complaint. Things might change, however, when Maggie learns to speak. Not that anyone would listen. When entrusted to Homer’s care, Maggie is free to do pretty much anything she wants, including drinking from the dog dish, exploring the wonders of heavy machinery, and shooting Charles Montgomery Burns. Maggie relates best to those who understand her. As a result, her closest friends are Snowball II and Santa’s Little Helper. She has even once bonded with a pack of wild grizzlies.

Bobzilla Nelson Is Working On Secret Giant Monster Movie For Brick Cave Media

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Written By: Ken Hulsey Source: Avery Guerra Bob Nelson ( Bobzilla ) is presently working on a film that is a homage to Godzilla and all his 1950s monster movie pals entitled, "Sacrifice" aka "Bob's Giant Monster Movie." At this time the film is in the very early stages of development and as the director explains he really doesn't want to give away too much about the film yet, ".....we are VERY early in pre -production on this project, so there's a lot of fluid aspects. There are also a lot of details that the production crew has decided to hold close to the heart for the time being.." This new giant monster film is presently being targeted for a very limited theatrical release that would coincide with a larger DVD release in the Fall of 2009. Although Nelson wants to keep almost all info on the project "hush-hush" he did divulge that the film would be live-action giant monster film and that he is presently assembling his product

The First Photo Of Enik From The New Land Of The Lost Movie

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Written By: Ken Hulsey Sources: The Los Angeles Times / Avery Guerra A few days back the Los Angeles Times posted the first photo of Enik from the new Brad Silberling $100 million big-screen adaptation of Sid & Marty Krofft's popular 70s children's show, "Land of the Lost". Fans my remember back in April the USA Today scored the first Sleestak photo from the film. In that photo the reptilian nemesis of a group of explorers who get trapped in another dimension, looked pretty much spot-on with the originals from the TV series. This new photo, however, may leave fans of the original "Lost" shaking their heads. Now, as many of you know, I am a huge fan of the original "Land of the Lost" and I feel that gives me a right to express my....well....displeasure at this new vision of a character I treasure dearly. You guys over at Universal screwed it up....there I said it! Whats with the giant head, big googly eyes (okay the original Sleestak h

Torchwood: Children Of Earth Begins Filming

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Source: BBC Filming for the third series of the smash hit drama Torchwood, created by Doctor Who writer Russell T Davies, has begun in Cardiff. Due to transmit in 2009 on BBC One, the series, called Torchwood: Children Of Earth, sees the team embarking on a single action-packed adventure as they battle for the future of the human race against the fiercest force they have encountered. The highly-motivated Torchwood team are John Barrowman as Captain Jack Harkness, Eve Myles as Gwen Cooper and Gareth David-Lloyd as Ianto Jones. Other regular cast involved in their high-octane adventure are Kai Owen as Rhys Williams, Gwen's husband, and Tom Price as PC Andy. Special guests in the five part series are Peter Capaldi (Doctor Who, The Thick Of It, Skins), who plays the role of Mr Frobisher – a civil servant who is hiding a terrible secret; Paul Copely (Coronation Street, The Bill) as Clem – the survivor still haunted by his past; and Liz May Brice (Bad Girls, The Bill) as Johnson –

Viz And NCM Fathom Partner To Bring Death Note 2 The Last Name To US Theaters

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Source: MediaLab VIZ Pictures has announced that it will again team with NCM FATHOM, the entertainment division of National CineMedia, to present a special two-night, multi-city event — Death Note II: The Last Name at nearly 400 theatres across the United States on October 15 and 16 at 7:30pm local time. Advance ticket online purchase opens exclusively to SHONEN JUMP Newsletter Subscribers on August 29th and then to the general public on September 5th. Fans are encouraged to sign up for the SHONEN JUMP Newsletter at http://www.shonenjump.com/news/newsblast/options.php before August 29th to be among the first to secure seats. VIZ Pictures previously teamed with NCM FATHOM to present the first DEATH NOTE live-action theatre event earlier this year. Based on the enthusiastic attendance and the continued success of the DEATH NOTE franchise, the companies will stage another unique event, this time with the live-action DEATH NOTE II: The Last Name (English dubbed) appearing in nearly eve

Kaeko Sakamoto Named Best Casting Director By The SPJA

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Source: MediaLab Bang Zoom! Entertainment has announced that Kaeko Sakamoto was named Best Casting Director by the Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation (SPJA) for her work on The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya. The SPJA is a non-profit organization that seeks to popularize and educate the American public about anime and manga. The SPJA Awards are announced each year at the annual Anime Expo convention, a massive 4-day event organized by the SJPA that is also the largest anime and manga convention in North America. Sakamoto is the Casting Director for Bang Zoom! Entertainment, which has completed English language dubs and audio post production for more than 2,000 individual anime episodes. The company produced the English dub for the critically acclaimed series The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya from Bandai Entertainment, Inc. Sakamoto played a vital role by assembling the talented voice cast for the North American DVD release, which included Michelle Ruff, Wendee Lee, Crisp

Cinema Insomnia: In Search Of Ancient Astronauts

In this episode of Cinema Insomnia, Mr Lobo goes "In Search Of Ancient Atronauts" and discovers that "Area 51" is an auto wrecking yard outside of Sacramento. See More Videos At Robo Japan's Channel On Youtube See Also: Babylon A.D. Trailer / Xena Warrior Princess: Xena Kisses Joxer / Bobba Fett Cartoon: The Star Wars Holiday Special / War of the Worlds: Making Of Featurette / Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out-Attack Trailer / Robo Japan Is Now On Youtube! For More On Cinema Insomnia & Mr. Lobo Please Read: Famous People Talk About Star Wars / Two More Big Reasons To Go To The Fangoria Weekend Of Horrors / Donate Trash So That The Queen Of Trash Can Make Her Music Video Debut / Mr Lobo To Receive Lifetime Achievement Award At The B Movie Celebration / Interview: Sara Dunn (Queen of Trash)

Sean Connery Launches Autobiography

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Sean Connery, the silver screen's first and most famous James Bond, is launching his autobiography, Being A Scot in his hometown today. The book looks at Connery's early life as a milkman in Edinburgh's Fountainbridge neighborhood, then delves into a wide-ranging look at Scottish culture including the work of poet Robert Burns, novelist Sir Walter Scott and Mary, Queen of Scots. Connery has long been an activist for the independence of Scotland and refuses to live there until it achieves independence from the United Kingdom. He currently resides in the Bahamas. Besides the James Bond features, Connery also starred in The Molly McGuires , Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade , The Hunt for Red October and The Untouchables , which earned him an Academy Award for best supporting actor. He also runs his own website: Sean Connery.com

The Nightmare Before Christmas: Rare Behind The Scenes Photos

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Written By: Ken Hulsey Source: Dre Birskovich - Click Communications The special edition DVD set for "The Nightmare Before Christmas" will hit store shelves tomarrow, but Robo Japan readers won't have to wait til then to see some rare behind-the-scenes photos that Disney has released from their archives exclusively for the release. These are images that have never been released to the public before, and depict the hard work that went into creating the stop-motion animated film. The first photo shows all the equipment that was needed to film each shot. The second shows director, Tim Burton, alongside one of the detailed miniature sets and figures. The third shows the production team at work during filming. The Fourth shows the many different heads used to illustrate Jack Skelington's many unique expressions. These photos demonstrate all the hard work the production team put into creating "The Nightmare Before Christmas", which has become one of the most