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Edgar Wright returning to Kolchak The Night Stalker with Johnny Depp?

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From Digital Spy Edgar Wright could be returning to his Kolchak: The Night Stalker project. The filmmaker will pick up the Johnny Depp-starring film to replace Ant-Man, according to Deadline. The 1970s television series starred Darren McGavin as Carl Kolchak, a tabloid reporter who is frequently drawn into supernatural adventures. It is seen as a precursor to The X-Files, and experienced a revival in the 2000s as a series and comic book. Depp will take on the title role. Wright recently exited Marvel Studios' Ant-Man after developing the film since 2006. He is believed to have departed due a disagreement with the studio over script rewrites. READ MORE

Gareth Edwards Scores Godzilla 2, 3 ... and Star Wars?!!

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From Bloody Disgusting Monsters director Gareth Edwards is now the most monstrous filmmaker in Hollywood. In this article announcing that he’ll be getting behind the camera for one of three Star Wars spinoffs(!), they reveal that Edwards will be returning to direct not one, but two Godzilla sequels. The site explains that while story ideas exist for the two Godzilla sequels, the Godzilla 2 project is still in early development and does not even have a script. But they are clear that Edwards is attached to direct both. Produced by Legendary Pictures and released by Warner Bros., the monster movie reboot earned an impressive $93.2 million at the domestic box office this weekend. It also opened in most overseas markets, which added up to over $103 million, says Box Office Mojo. READ MORE From The Hollywood Reporter Edwards is attached to direct one of the Star Wars spinoff films, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Gary Whitta (Book of Eli) is writing the script for

PayPal Created For Ordering "The Monster Movie Fan's Guide To Japan"

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by Armand Vaquer Several people wanting to take advantage of the pre-vacation season sale of The Monster Movie Fan's Guide To Japan (at a 20% discount) have asked if they can order via PayPal. Up to now, the answer was no. However, to make it easier for them, I have set up a PayPal account with a "magic button" that requires only a click. The sale is through June 16, so there's plenty of time (and plenty of copies available). The total price of The Monster Movie Fan's Guide To Japan with the discount is $12.00 (saving you $3.00 off the cover price). Shipping & handling is $2.00. The grand total: $14.00. So, to order via PayPal just click this button (simple, eh?): Sale over.

GODZILLA: The Return Of The King, And The Good, Old-Fashioned Monster Movie

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Written By: Ken Hulsey As I left the Cinemark 16 Theater at the Victor Valley Mall this evening I knew that I had just about everything I needed to write this review of Gareth Edwards' "Godzilla" swirling around in my head just waiting to explode. I honestly hadn't had that much fun at the movies in years. After seeing films that were nothing more than action with no substance, that fell way short of their potential, it was so refreshing to see a film that was both a rocking good time and a great movie. As I walked across the parking lot to my car I was almost in a state of euphoria, not because I had just seen my favorite monster portrayed in all the glory of a real, living, breathing creature who kicked ass in every way "Godzilla" is supposed to, well not entirely anyway, but because I had just seen the rebirth of the good, old-fashioned monster movie. As many of you have already read numerous reviews of this movie by now, I want to give credit to man

Godzilla's Legal Defenders

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by Armand Vaquer Above, former Toho-L.A. General Manager Masaharu Ina and Armand at the Godzilla statue in Hibiya in February. The good working relationship between fan groups and Toho began under Ina's tenure as general manager.   Here's a story that fans of Godzilla are familiar with. Or should be. The article from the Japan Times is on the team of lawyers that Toho Co., Ltd. enlists to protect the Godzilla (and related creatures) trademark against bootleggers and companies who try to use Godzilla's image in advertising and other unauthorized ventures. The article begins with: LOS ANGELES – He spews radioactive fire, razes cities and pummels creatures from Earth and beyond, but even Godzilla needs a good lawyer sometimes. After all, you don’t survive 60 years in the movie business without taking some fights to court.  For decades, attorneys acting on behalf of Godzilla’s owners, Tokyo-based Toho Co., have amassed a string of victories, fighting counter

Roberto Orci to Direct ‘Star Trek 3′

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From Variety After weeks of rumblings that he was the frontrunner, sources have told Variety that Skydance and Paramount have tapped Roberto Orci to direct Paramount and Skydance’s “ Star Trek 3.” Orci is currently writing the story with J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay and had been campaigning to replace J.J. Abrams as director for some time. Abrams is busy with directing the next installment of the “ Star Wars ” franchise and will only be producing this pic. Par, Skydance and his reps had no comment. Plot details are unknown but the cast, which includes Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto, are expected to return. J.J. Abrams will produce along with his producing partner Bryan Burke and Skydance’s David Ellison. The news comes on the heals of Orci and long-time directing partner Alex Kurtzman going their separate ways on future film-making endeavors (although their TV production company is staying intact). READ MORE

Godzilla 2014 Movie Series 1 Mini-Figure Display Case

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Godzilla 2014 Movie Series 1 Mini-Figure Display Case $53.99 - Entertainment Earth (Case) $13.99 - Entertainment Earth (6-Pack) Celebrate 2014's Godzilla movie with some highly detailed collectible mini-figures! This Godzilla 2014 Movie Series 1 Gravity Feed Mini-Figure Case includes 24 individually packaged blind box mini-figures. Each mini-figure features an incredibly detailed sculpt and has been hand-painted. Collect them all! This case contains 24 individually packaged mini-figures (subject to change). Assortment breakdown not available.

"Godzilla" and The Critics

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by Armand Vaquer Above, "the King's" statue in Hibiya. Photo by Armand Vaquer. Comic Book Movie.com has snips of the "first wave" of reviews of the Legendary Pictures/Warner Bros. Godzilla . For the most part, the critic reviews are generally favorable to the movie with the biggest kudos going to the cinematography, the monsters and the movie's ending. Most are saying that Godzilla put back the "awe" in "awesome" and that the film will satisfy the monster fans. In a nutshell: "It delivers!" On the negative side, the consensus among critics are that the characters aren't "fleshed out" as well as they could be or that they are superficial. Well, who goes to monster movies for fully fleshed-out characters? The Godzilla movie with the best-developed characters of all has to be the 1954 original. Still, this Godzilla is a "marked improvement" over the 1998 Sony/TriStar Godzilla . What hur

New "Godzilla & Hiroshima" Trailer Released

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by Armand Vaquer Spanish producer and director Jonathan Bellés has unveiled a new trailer for his doctoral project documentary, Godzilla & Hiroshima: The Rise of Kaiju Eiga . The trailer, with an original music score, features Godzilla suit-actors Haruo Nakajima and Kenpachiro Satsuma, actor Akira Takarada and directors Shusuke Kaneko and Masaaki Tezuka. The trailer also features shots of the Lucky Dragon No. 5 , the Atomic Bomb Dome in Hiroshima, the torii gate at Miyajima as well as the Godzilla statue and the Seven Samurai mural at the main entrance of Toho Studios in Setagaya, Tokyo. Above, Jonathan Bellés at the Godzilla statue in Hibiya, Tokyo. Photo by Armand Vaquer. I joined Bellés in Japan last February when he began his interviews, starting with special effects Eiichi Asada ( Godzilla x Mechagodzilla , Godzilla x Mothra x Mechagodzilla: Tokyo S.O.S. and Godzilla Final Wars ) and first assistant special effects director Yoshikazu Ishii ( Godzilla Final

The Bride - Bride of Frankenstein Original Artwork Collage - Sale Ends This Week!

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The Bride - Bride of Frankenstein Original Artwork Collage Limited Edition Signed and Numbered Photograph $5 @ View Obscura - Sale Ends This Week! Goes Back To Regular Price ($10 - up) May 17th. This is an original print (sizes 8x10 to 24x36) featuring images from the classic Universal horror movie "Bride of Frankenstein. Included are "The Bride" and "The Monster - Frankenstein.. The print looks amazing matted and framed and will make a great addition to your movie memorabilia collection. A must for horror fans! This image was created by renowned California artist Ken Hulsey. Each image is a limited edition that is signed by the artist and numbered (1-50). The image is printed on professional studio grade glossy paper by a professional photography studio not a home printer. The item will be shipped in an acid free bag with a protective board to prevent folding or creasing. Limited Edition: 50 numbered pieces Bride of Frankenstein (1935) The acc

Star Wars Han Solo and Chewbacca ArtFx+ Statute

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Star Wars Han Solo and Chewbacca ArtFx+ Statute $119.99 - Entertainment Earth Jumping straight out of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, the inseparable smuggling duo stands side by side ready to take on the forces of the evil galactic Empire. Literally from different worlds (Corellia and Kashyyyk), Han Solo and Chewbacca formed an unlikely yet lasting friendship that would resonate with fans from their first appearance. Han Solo stands just over 7-inches tall and Chewbacca over 8-inches tall (1:10 scale) atop their included display bases; magnets in their feet provide extra stability. Ready to take on anything the Empire might throw at them, the pair of space scoundrels advance in turn as they point their weapons at hordes of ineffective Stormtroopers. Han wears his iconic outfit consisting of a white shirt, navy vest, orange-striped blue pants, belt with holster, and tall black boots. Meanwhile, his Wookie partner is au naturale as usual, covered in thick brown fur broken up on

Chewbacca Photo Bombs Disney's CEO In Selfie From Star Wars Set

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From Cinema Blend Laugh it up, fuzzball. You just might be part of a famous "selfie," if the Star Wars social media network is to be believed. The human in the above shot is Bob Iger, the current chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company. Which means when he says he’d like to be part of a photograph with Chewbacca, old "Mystery Box" maestro J.J. Abrams has to relent and let an image be posted to the official Star Wars Instagram page. The pic was posted on May 4, known around the globe as Star Wars Day because of the clever turn of phrase, "May the Fourth be with you." What we don’t know, for certain, is whether that’s actually Chewbacca star Peter Mayhew in the famous costume as he photo-bombs Bob Iger. After all, we know that Mayhew is in London for the start of the Star Wars: Episode VII shoot. He was in the table-read photograph seen ‘round the world. But it could be any tall extra in the Iger shot. If I had to bet, I’d say it’s Mayhew. Su

The Twilight Zone Kanamit In Work Uniform 3 3/4-inch Action Figure

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The Twilight Zone Kanamit In Work Uniform 3 3/4-inch Action Figure $9.99 - Entertainment Earth The Twilight Zone action figures you always wanted! 3 3/4-inch scale figure of the Kanamit from "To Serve Man." Authentically designed and rendered, it sports 4 points of articulation. He brings a cookbook accessory, too! Black and white version, in his work uniform. Bif Bang Pow! presents The Twilight Zone Kanamit in Work Uniform 3 3/4-Inch Action Figure, featuring a favorite character from The Twilight Zone. You wish you had it before, so don't let it pass you by now! This authentically designed and rendered plastic action figure sports 4 points of articulation: neck, shoulders, and hip. In black and white (including a black robe which is his work uniform) and 3 3/4-inch scale, it stands about 4 1/2-inches tall and offers the Kanamit, a considerably covert character set on adding mankind to his menu of delectable dishes in the rather disturbing The Twilight Zone

1983 Star Wars Swimsuit Edition

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Rule The Galaxy As Father And Son ... D'Oh' - Reproduction Artwork Print - Homer and Bart Simpson Star Wars Parody - by Matt Groening

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Rule The Galaxy As Father And Son ... D'Oh' - Reproduction Artwork Print - Homer and Bart Simpson Star Wars Parody - by Matt Groening $10 @ View Obscura This is a reproduction photo print featuring an image of Homer Simpson as Darth Vader and Bart Simpson as Luke Skywalker. Looks like you have been trained well by Milhouse young Simpson ... D'Oh'! The print looks amazing matted and framed and will make a great addition to your Star Wars memorabilia collection. A must for all Simpson's fans! The Watermark does NOT appear on the print! This image was reworked by renowned California artist Ken Hulsey. The image is printed on professional studio grade matte paper by a professional photography studio not a home printer. The item will be shipped in an acid free bag with a protective board to prevent folding or creasing. History: This image was created for the Star Wars Insider Magazine by Matt Groening.

Godzilla: King Kong vs. Godzilla Toho 12-Inch Vinyl Figure

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King Kong vs. Godzilla Toho 12-Inch Vinyl Figure $149.99 - Entertainment Earth Who wins - Godzilla or King Kong ? Emulating his appearance in the movie King Kong vs. Godzilla . 12-inch vinyl figure features Godzilla's face, bulkiness, and coarse texture from the film. Emulating his appearance in the movie King Kong vs. Godzilla , this Godzilla King Kong vs. Godzilla Toho 12-Inch Vinyl Figure stands 12-inches tall and is slightly wider than other Godzillas, faithfully reproducing his unique reptile face, bulkiness, and coarse texture from the film. In the King Kong vs. Godzilla movie, Godzilla fights world-famous monster King Kong in Japan.