Saturday, May 24, 2014

Weatherman Predicts Godzilla Attack for Virginia on Wednesday. True Story.

Richmond, VA, weatherman Aaron Justus
predicts rain with a chance of Godzilla on Wednesday
On WTVR CBS 6 in Richmond, VA, weatherman Aaron Justus provides the last weather forecast you'll ever need. This is the greatest Weather forecast ever! It starts with a Volcano eruption on Monday, hot enough to create temperatures up to 400 degrees, then a super storm on Tuesday that will thankfully be repelled by a Godzilla attack on Wednesday.

Please watch the weatherman's forecast below.

WIRED Magazine Walks us Through the FX and Design of Legendary's Godzilla

They calculated that Godzilla tail was so massive that the tip would reach super-sonic speeds

After Roland Emmerich missed the mark with Godzilla in 1998, we had reason to be skeptical of Gareth Edwards' new remake. Fxguide's Mike Seymour goes inside the special effects behind the latest incarnation, in which effects company MPC designed the largest Godzilla yet, featuring an animalistic appearance with anthropomorphized traits.

See the Video below.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Review Compares Godzilla 2014 to Jaws, Close Encounters, and Jurassic Park.

Slate Magazine says Godzilla 2014 Takes it's Cues from Spielberg's Best

As an example of how well Godzilla could belongs to the canon of Spielberg classics, Slate Magazine points us towards two high-quality mashup by YouTuber Zack Preweit. Check them out below back to back. Both videos take the audio from Godzilla 2014 and artfully uses the imagery from the Spielberg classics.

Slate continues with how/why the mashups work:

It’s no coincidence that these mashups blend together so seamlessly. While Godzilla is ostensibly a reboot of the franchise started by Ishiro Honda in 1954, what it really does is break down the DNA of Spielberg blockbusters like Jurassic Park, Jaws, and Close Encounters of the Third Kind and reconstitute it into a kind of successful clone and unofficial sequel.

Most of the comparisons to Jaws and Jurassic Park have centered on the way Godzilla holds off on showing its monster until about an hour in. This comparison is spot on: As I documented (and charted) last week, Godzilla waits about 60 minutes before the big reveal, while Jaws waits 62 minutes and Jurassic Park waits 64 minutes (before showing the tyrannosaur). And Godzilla even teases the monster in a similar way—for the first hour of the film, all we see of him (or her) is his “fins” sticking above the water, just as in Jaws. Director Gareth Edwards himself has acknowledged this bit of inspiration, but this is only the beginning of the movie’s Spielbergian aspects.
Read the rest of the comparisons at

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Max Borenstein Reveals 6 Things About Godzilla

Jason Horton and Erin Darling talk to Max Borenstein
Max Borenstein sits down with You Tube sensation Jason Horton and the beautiful Erin Darling.

We talk to Max Borenstein writer of the new Godzilla movie along with Erin Darling. We find out some Easter Eggs to look out for! Subscribe for more:

Max Borenstein:

Erin Darling:

This video was made as part of the 'Godzilla Invades YouTube,' production event. Special thanks to Legendary Pictures and YouTube Space LA. Warner Bros. Pictures' and Legendary Pictures' "Godzilla" arrives in theaters May 16.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Legendary Godzilla Poster by Hero Complex Gallery and Patrick Connan

A portion of the Godzilla poster designed by Patrick Connan
Hero Complex Gallery has teamed up with the best artists, elevating pop-culture art to the standard you would expect in a gallery. These commissioned art pieces end up being highly collectible and the proceeds go to great causes. Everybody wins, especially with these must-have new Legendary inspired Godzilla posters. 

You can get all three colored versions

Patrick Connan
"Godzilla" 24"x36" 3 color screenprint
$50 each or $130 for a matched numbered set of all 3 colors 

Timed release runs from May 5th - May 12th Edition to be based on total sales

Monday, May 5, 2014

Godzilla 2014 Screenwriter Pens Graphic Novel Prequel

Artist Art Adams does cover art for Godzilla 2014  Prequel
Max Borenstein is the screenwriter for the upcoming Godzilla 2014 movie. Who better to pen the prequel in comic book form? The comic Godzilla: Awakening, begins ten years before the movie and focuses on the son of  Dr. Serizawa, from the original 1954 film, tying both the original and 2014 film together.

Recently interviewed Mr. Borenstein and asked how the idea of a comic book prequel got started, and how he filled in the gaps without giving away the movie. The Pacific Rim hardcover was really well received. Were you able to look to that and see what you thought worked and didn’t to give you a sense for how to flesh out your universe? Or maybe it was just easier than I’m thinking because it’s Godzilla and of course you’re going to have a sense of where you want to take it next…

Borenstein: Nothing’s easy, but certainly we had an idea of what we wanted to do when it was first mentioned, that had to do with filling in certain elements of backstory that had popped up over the course of making the film and so it’s where my mind immediately went when Legendary said they wanted to do it.

I’m a fan of the Pacific Rim graphic novel, I’m a friend of Travis’s and I had seen it, read it and thought it was awesome so when they mentioned the idea of doing something that would tie into our Godzilla universe, I was really enthusiastic and excited to do that. What’s the challenge of filling in these gaps without giving a way too much of the movie’s premise?

Borenstein: The interesting challenge of doing this has been to tell a story that feels coherent and whole in and of itself and that dovetails with the film we’re telling but that is something stnad-alone that you don’t need the film to appreciate and that you don’t need to have read to appreciate the film.
One of the structural challenges of it is that of course it takes place years before the film begins and in the film — it ends, without spoiling it, in such a way where only a small, select group of people are aware of the existence of Godzilla. So one might leap to the conclusion that in the film, only a small handful of people, starting out, are aware of the existence of Godzilla.

I’m not saying that’s the case but obviously one might leap that conclusion. The movie would serve then, obviously, as the world’s introduction to this creature — to this force of nature.
That’s a creative limitation, where we said, “Okay, how can we play in the sandbox of Godzilla before and on the timeline of the events of the film and yet, if you destroy a big city, you’re going to be giving away the ghost. So that was really an interesting challenge and it was really fun to kind of play with solutions.
You can read the rest of the interview at's post titled "Godzilla writer Max Borenstein On Setting the Stage With Godzilla: Awakening Graphic Novel"

You can also read a great Godzilla: Awakening Graphic Novel Review from 

Godzilla Craves Italian (Cars)

Godzilla eating the Fiat 500L in a New Commercial
Godzilla has been seen cross promoting with Snickers and Duracell. Now a new commercial shows him slinging the Fiat 500L.

Watch the Commercial below. 

About the All-new Fiat 500L

Expanding on the style, efficiency and driving enjoyment that has made the Fiat 500 an icon for more than 55 years, the all-new 2014 Fiat 500L expands the Cinquecento’s appeal by offering 42 percent extra interior space with comfortable seating for five, engaging driving dynamics, a 160-horsepower 1.4-liter MultiAir® Turbo engine and two fuel-saving, six-speed transmission offerings, all wrapped in contemporary Italian design.

About FIAT Brand

The FIAT brand stands for discovery through passionate self-expression. It encourages people to be in charge of their lives, live confidently and celebrate the smallest of things with infectious excitement. That philosophy is embodied by the North American introduction of the iconic Fiat 500 or Cinquecento — a small car that lives big. Italian at heart and rooted in a rich heritage, the Fiat 500 is synonymous with modern, simple design blending form, function and a pride of ownership that is genuine. The FIAT brand portfolio in North America continues to expand. In 2013, the FIAT brand launched the high-performance Fiat 500 Abarth Cabrio, the fully electric Fiat 500e, the Fiat 500L and Fiat 500L Trekking.

About “Godzilla”

The world’s most revered monster is reborn as Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures unleash the epic action adventure “Godzilla” from visionary new director Gareth Edwards (Monsters).  Edwards directs Godzilla from a screenplay by Max Borenstein, story by David Callaham, based on the character Godzilla owned and created by TOHO CO., LTD. Thomas Tull produced the film, along with Jon Jashni, Mary Parent and Brian Rogers. Patricia Whitcher and Alex Garcia served as executive producers, alongside Yoshimitsu Banno and Kenji Okuhira. Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures present a Legendary Pictures production, a Gareth Edwards film, Godzilla. Slated to open beginning May 16, 2014, the film will be presented in 3D, 2D and IMAX® in select theatres and distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, except in Japan, where it will be distributed by Toho Co., Ltd. Legendary Pictures is a division of Legendary Entertainment.

Diabolique Magazine Releases Godzilla 2014 Behind-the-Scenes Featurette

With a Movie Camera in Tow a Soldier walks among Destruction
The Good Folks at Diabolique Magazine offers a Godzilla Exclusive Behind-the-Scenes Featurette.

The video below not only has behind the scenes footage, but also comments from director Gareth Edwards and producers Thomas Tull and Mary Parent.

Godzilla Exclusive Behind-the-Scenes Featurette from Diabolique Magazine on Vimeo.

Godzilla 2014 Stars React to Fat Shaming of Goji

Ken Watanabe and Aaron Taylor-Johnson react to fat shaming of Godzilla
Cinema Blend were the first ones to alert Godzilla 2014 stars that there are some that think Godzilla is too fat. You can read examples of critical weight comments at Time Magazine and at The Independent

Time Magazine writes, "Godzilla fan Fumihiko super-fan Abe told the AFP at a Tokyo exhibition of paintings of the monster. 'It’s fat from the neck downwards and massive at the bottom.'

The Independent reports, "One user of Japanese forum 2ch described it as'pudgy and cute', with another saying it is 'out of shape' and a third noting it has a neck 'like an American football athlete's'.

All of this was news to Ken Watanabe and Aaron Taylor-Johnson who both responded with surprise you can read the responses below.

Reaction from Ken Watanabe:
Cinema Blend: Japan has had a response to our new version of Godzilla. They are calling him an American fatty.
Ken Watanabe: No way! I don't think so. Not really!
CB: It's been on Twitter. They are saying he's gotten fat on cola and pizza. (Watanabe laughs.) What are your thoughts on Godzilla? Is he an American fatty now?
KW: No. He doesn't drink Diet Coke. But no. No way.
CB: He shouldn't be ashamed of his body?
KW: No. No! He's just all (he flexes his shoulders into a muscular hunch and sneers comically, which I took to mean "he's brawny"). I like that. (Scoffs) Please."

Reaction for Aaron Taylor-Johnson:
Cinema Blend: Japan's calling him "an American fatty."
Aaron Taylor-Johnson: Fatty! Who? Godzilla?
CB: Yeah, they said that in this version, he "got fat in America on cola and pizza," "he's SuperSized," [and] "he is couch potato Godzilla."
AT-J: Wow. That’s an interesting critic, that person.

Aaron Taylor-Johnson continued with, "...That's good in a way. Let them have low expectations. It's always nice that way, to go into a movie and be surprised the other way around, you know?"

As far as Everything Kaiju is concerned? We have no doubt that this new Godzilla design will be nothing less than spectacular.

Motley Fools ask "Can the "King of All Monsters" deliver?

Should you decide to invest in Warner Bros based on Godzilla?
The Motley Fool is mostly a hub for the investment community; they cover investment trends, stocks and securities. They also cover entertainment, albeit with an investment bent, but once in a while the talk comics, TV and Movies. Enter, Tim Beyers.

We've covered Mr. Beyers before, back when he admitted he was wrong about Godzilla. Well he's talking Godzilla again with fellow analyst Nathan Alderman. Read an expert of what they both have to say below or jump to the video below.

Tim says that initial reaction to Godzilla appears to be positive. The movie's style also seems to recall the slow and terrifying reveal of director Gareth Edwards' Monsters, an independent movie that vastly out-earned its modest budget. Vulture quotes Edwards as saying he was also influenced by Jurassic Park, which holds off showing the biggest dinosaurs till more than an hour into the movie.

How that will play with audiences is impossible to know at this point. But initial tracking says we can expect a $60 million debut and $500 million to $600 million in worldwide grosses by the time the movie ends its run in theaters. An impressive -- and likely profitable -- performance if those numbers hold, Tim says.

Nathan says that Warner investors shouldn't expect a massive hit. Last summer's giant monsters vs. giant robots epic, Pacific Rim, had trouble appealing to American audiences. Foreign moviegoers helped push the movie's overall tally to better than $400 million in grosses, yet that probably wasn't enough to produce profits after accounting for marketing, distribution, and revenue sharing with theater operators.
"Can the 'King of All  Monsters' deliver?" 1-Up On Wall Street host Ellen Bowman puts this question to analysts Nathan Alderman and Tim Beyers in the video below.