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Review: The Sea of Trees

PLOT: A depressed American man travels to Japan's "Suicide Forest" on a quest to end it all. A chance meeting with another lost soul makes him rethink his decision, as well as ponder the events that led him there in the first place. REVIEW: THE SEA OF TREES is pretty to look at but tough to swallow; maybe because it's like trying to drink sap. Cloying in an...
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08.25.2016
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Toho is about to animate Godzilla for a full-length feature film

Been waiting to see an animated GODZILLA feature film from Toho all these years? No...?! Too bad. You're getting one anyway. Toho has announced they are going into production a full-length animated movie simply known as GODZILLA that should be hitting theaters already sometime next year with Gen Urobuchi penning the script and overseeing the original...
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08.19.2016
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Matthew McConaughey talks life and death in The Sea of Trees trailer

Arthur Brennan ( Matthew McConaughey ) treks into Aokigahara, known as The Sea of Trees (that's the title!), which is a mysterious and dense forest at the base of Japan's Mount Fuji where people go to commit suicide. On his journey, he encounters Takumi Nakamura ( Ken Watanabe ), a Japanese man who has lost his way after attempting suicide. The two men begin a journey of reflection and...
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08.08.2016
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Director Gareth Edwards departs Godzilla 2

Godzilla needs to table concerns over which enemy kaiju he might have to throw down with for his sequel. Finding a new director for that movie is going to have to take priority. Gareth Edwards has departed GODZILLA 2, leaving the director's chair vacant for the big-budget blockbuster follow-up, with the news coming a few days after Warner Bros. pushed back the release...
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05.13.2016
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First trailer for Godzilla Resurgence carves out a new path of destruction

Godzilla is back!!  Oh, sure... Here in the United States, we have our own version, but Toho Pictures is back in the kaiju game, rebooting the King of the Monsters with GODZILLA RESURGENCE. The new film which lands in Japan this summer is the first Godzilla film from Toho since 2004's GODZILLA: FINAL WARS and would mark the 29th Toho GODZILLA picture. That's some...
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04.13.2016
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Awesome Art We've Found Around The Net:Avatar, He-Man, Inception, Terminator

Some cliche somewhere said that 'a picture is worth a thousand words.' This has proven to be the case for me and especially when it comes to fan art. I have always sought out great fan art and have wanted to share it with as many people as possible. "Awesome Artwork We've Found Around The Net" is the outlet for that passion. In this column I will showcase the kick-ass...
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02.20.2016
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Didn't like how Godzilla handled Bryan Cranston's character? Neither did he!

Spoilers for Gareth Edwards ' GODZILLA, but if you weren't happy with Bryan Cranston biting the big one after the first act of the movie, you weren't alone. Not only was Bryan Cranston dissatisfied with how his character went out, but he had an idea for an even better outcome! Speaking recently on the Nerdist podcast, Cranston offered up some classy suggestions on what...
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08.14.2015
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Godzilla 2 screenwriter Max Borenstein teases bigger and better sequel

2014's GODZILLA was a hit at the box office, earning over $500 million at the box office, but there were many who were unimpressed with the film. Gareth Edwards will be back to direct the sequel after he's finished with STAR WARS: ROGUE ONE, and screenwriter Max Borenstein recently told Collider that he's currently working on the movie's script. Borenstein...
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08.11.2015
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Our first official look at Martin Scorsese's passion project, Silence

UPDATE: Unofficial images have been removed upon studio's request. It's taken many many years of development but at long last the moment is here; Martin Scorsese 's long gestating passion project SILENCE has completed production in Taiwan. Scorsese first received the Shûsaku Endô novel on which the film is based in 1988 and put together his first pass of...
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05.04.2015
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Josh Hartnett regrets turning down Christopher Nolan's offer to play Batman

For every great role there's an actor or actress kicking themselves about turning it down. In a recent interview with Playboy actor Josh Hartnett revealed his regret at not accepting Christopher Nolan 's offer to appear as Bruce Wayne/Batman in what would become BATMAN BEGINS. I’ve definitely said no to some of the wrong people. I said no because I was tired and...
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04.16.2015
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Directors announced for Toho's new Godzilla movie, plus teaser image

It's been announced that Japanese filmmakers Hideaki Anno (Neon Genesis Evangelion) and Shinji Higuchi (THE SINKING OF JAPAN) will co-direct Toho's first new Godzilla movie in twelve years. Besides directing, Anno is also writing the script for GODZILLA 2016 (official title) and Higuchi is handling the film's visual effects. The duo previously worked together on...
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04.01.2015
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Martin Scorsese may direct film version of Kenneth Branagh's Macbeth play

Justin Kurzel 's MACBETH starring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard will be in theaters later this year, but it appears another big screen take on the William Shakespeare tragedy is in the works from Kenneth Branagh and Martin Scorsese . Branagh starred in and co-directed a stage version of Macbeth that debuted at the 2013 Manchester International Festival, and...
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03.25.2015
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