Destroy All Monsters (1968) Review

For a long time, Toho studios had been receiving dwindling returns from the Godzilla franchise that seemed to be all but dead at this point. In order to put the franchise to rest, they approached original director Ishiro Honda and original composer Akira Ifukube to make one final Godzilla film before putting the franchise to... Continue Reading →

Son of Godzilla (1967) Review

After the release of Ebirah Horror of the Deep, director Jun Fukuda returned to direct his second Godzilla film, once again set on an island and once again going for a more whimsical tone, only this time it was more overtly targetted towards children. This film was Son of Godzilla. A group of scientists, a... Continue Reading →

The Karate Kid (1984) Review

Directed by John Avildsen and written by Robert Kamen, The Karate Kid is nothing short of a classic movie that showcases style, wit and sincerity. After moving to Los Angeles, a teenager named Daniel (Ralph Macchio) soon finds himself the target of a group of bullies belonging to the Cobra Kai karate dojo. Eventually, the... Continue Reading →

Ebirah Horror of the Deep (1966) Review

During the 1960's there seemed to be a declining interest in new Godzilla films, an event which is today contributed to the explosion of television and people's fascination with serials. As a result, Toho would bring in a new director, Jun Fukunda, who would handle Godzilla in a less dramatic way than Ishiro Honda had.... Continue Reading →

The Thing (1982) Review

Contrary to what what films like Saw or Insidious would have you believe, the scariest things in the world are not extreme gore or the super natural ghosts haunting our children. On the contrary, real horror is found in much more grounded scenarios where the otherwise ordinary becomes unexpectedly unexplainable. Such is the case in... Continue Reading →

Invasion of Astro-Monster (1965) Review

After the success of Ghidorah the Three-Headed Monster, a sequel was commissioned to be released the following year by Toho, once again directed by Ishiro Honda. The resulting film was the peculiar Invasion of Astro-Monster, which is peculiar because it is more a typical alien invasion movie than Godzilla movie, and because it is a... Continue Reading →

Mothra vs Godzilla (1964)

One year after the release of King King vs Godzilla, Toho would bring director Ishiro Honda back to throw Godzilla into the fight yet again, but this time it would be against another monster from their own roster: Mothra. This was a particularly fitting monster for Godzilla to go up against, as Ishiro Honda had... Continue Reading →

Website Built with WordPress.com.

Up ↑