Posts Tagged ‘Ishiro Honda’

Kaiju 101: Five Films CLOVERFIELD Should Have Learned From

Kaiju 101: Five Films CLOVERFIELD Should Have Learned From

While some have hailed it as a brilliant piece of cinema and the revitalization of the giant monster movie, I found it to be a nigh-unwatchable trainwreck that makes beautiful women puke. Here’s five films that, if J.J. Abrams and his team had watched beforehand, would have resulted in an infinitely better CLOVERFIELD.




Mushroom Clouds and Mushroom Men — The Fantastic Cinema of Ishiro Honda by Peter H. Brothers

Mushroom Clouds and Mushroom Men — The Fantastic Cinema of Ishiro Honda by Peter H. Brothers

For the first time in America, a book has been published on Japan’s foremost director of Fantasy Films: MUSHROOM CLOUDS AND MUSHROOM MEN – The Fantastic Cinema of Ishiro Honda.




Lucky Dragon: The Enduring Legacy of Godzilla

Lucky Dragon: The Enduring Legacy of Godzilla

“Nature has a way sometimes of reminding Man of just how small he is. She occasionally throws up terrible offspring’s of our pride and carelessness to remind us of how puny we really are in the face of a tornado, an earthquake, or a Godzilla. The reckless ambitions of Man are often dwarfed by their dangerous consequences. For now, Godzilla – that strangely innocent and tragic monster – has gone to earth. Whether he returns or not, or is never again seen by human eyes, the things he has taught us remain…” — Steven Martin (Raymond Burr), GODZILLA 1985