Shin Godzilla — A Review

October 15, 2016

Of course I saw Shin Godzilla. Twice. I’m sorry it was only in the theater for 3 days. I’m even more sorry those three days were Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday so it didn’t even get 1 decent weekend to rack up the ticket sales and prove how much of a fan base there is here in the US for Toho’s King of the Monsters. Still, Shin Godzilla brought in over…


Shin Godzilla Coming to Theaters: One Might Even Be Near You

September 16, 2016

That’s right Godzilla fans. Shin Godzilla will open at select Theaters in the US on October 11, 2016. I already have my ticket and let me tell you, an overnight trip wasn’t out of the question. Fair disclosure: As near as Godzilla Momma can tell, this movie is subtitled and not dubbed. It has broken box office records in Japan and is being hailed as a masterpiece. I’ve seen some…


The Great Wall — Is that a Whiff of the Kaiju?

July 29, 2016

So there’s this weird movie coming out from Legendary Entertainment and China Film Group Corporation called The Great Wall. I like weird. Especially weird with creatures. Legendary Entertainment is the studio that brought us Gareth Edwards Godzilla and is bringing us Kong: Skull Island. They’ve got creatures and weird down. It’s supposed to be the most expensive Chinese movie ever made and it stars Matt Damon. I kind of like…


Strangely Wonderful Doctor Strange 2nd Trailer

July 24, 2016

Oh yeah! The second trailer for Doctor Strange was dropped at SDCC, natch. It’s strangely wonderful. I am looking forward to this movie. So, of course, as we have known for some time, Benedict Cumberbatch is starring in this film as Doctor Strange, which is awesome. Some other notable stars include Chiwetel Ejiofor as Baron Karl Mordo. I enjoyed his portrayal of Vincent Kapoor in The Martian and so expect…


Shin Gojira/Godzilla Resurgence TV Spot

July 16, 2016

Yes there is a television commercial for Shin Gojira/Godzilla Resurgence. Take a look at this. Godzilla still seems raw, scarred. My sense is that this Godzilla will be more the monster than we’ve been accustomed to. More like the original Gojira was. I must confess that at first, when seeing those first images of the new design, I was a little uncertain about the eyes. They seemed small and somehow…


IDW’s Godzilla Comics

July 7, 2016

I’ve had the pleasure of reading several of the IDW Godzilla comic runs. I’m only about half way through the Half Century War I’m afraid but I will finish that one up. After all I’ve only got a quarter century to go. So far my favorite, far and away, has been Godzilla Cataclysm. The story line was fantastic. The monster battles epic and there was a humanity to that one…


Godzilla Oblivion Issues #2 and #3 Reviews

June 24, 2016

Ok, so Godzilla Momma got the flu (like the actual CDC official flu) and it was horrible. Get your flu shots my Godzilla friends. Don’t suffer needlessly. But now I’m back. Without a ton of spoilers: Godzilla Obliviion #2 picks up where issue #1 left off: Bad things are happening. Death, destruction and general mayhem are spreading throughout the world. People are unhappy. Governments are unhappy. Our protagonists, arguably our…


Mothra vs. Godzilla (Godzilla vs. The Thing)

March 2, 2016

1964 brings us the 4th movie in the Godzilla series and the addition of a new monster to the Godzilla menagerie: Mothra. Mothra had her first movie in 1961, separate from any interaction with Godzilla. In this movie we start to get a sense of who the regular actors will be in Godzilla movies. There are a number of actors that show up time and again in a variety of…


Godzilla Momma reviews Ready Player One

February 10, 2016

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline is another one of those jewels of the fictional world. It is a book written by a nerd for nerds and it’s full of nerdy goodness. The genius of Ready Player One is that it will be slightly different for each reader depending upon what the reader’s nerd love of choice is. But I get ahead of myself. I don’t want to give too…