Godzilla: Mechanical Titan of Terror!

From IGN:

The first poster for Toho Animation's Godzilla anime sequel has been released, and it features Mecha Godzilla.

The image was revealed on Twitter and it features the sequel's main cast of human characters, Godzilla, and of course the new Mecha Godzilla hinted at in the last film. The poster also teases a battle between the two Godzillas.

The sequel is titled Godzilla: City on the Edge of Battle and will hit Japanese theaters on May 18, but doesn't have a U.S. release date yet. Kobun Shizuno and Hiroyuki Seshita are directing the sequel, from a screenplay and story concept by Gen Urobuchi.


A Jedi uses the Force for knowledge and defense, never for a spin-off movie

From Dork Side Of The Foce

Star Wars: Frank Oz discusses possibility of a Yoda live-action film

...Oz pleads ignorance on Lucasfilm’s plans but discusses his thoughts on the possible movie.

It won’t be a puppet. Believe me. That’s way too difficult for me. I rehearse a long time just to do one line of dialogue as a puppeteer. It would have to be CGI.

Even though the puppet variation is vintage Yoda and my favorite, I’m down for the return of the CGI version. In fact, the prequel Yoda was done flawlessly and seeing a younger version of the Jedi Master would be loads of fun.

For years, even the homeworld of Yoda’s been kept under wraps, but I’m okay letting the secret out of the bag. More Star Wars and more Yoda is a positive thing. Plus, it may be a fun way to introduce other storylines from a galaxy far, far away; a period currently untapped within the Star Wars canon.

When Yoda is teaching Luke in The Last Jedi on failure, he’s no doubt talking from personal experience. Seeing Yoda fail as a young Jedi would add even more layers to an already complex galaxy.


Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition ... On Netflix!

Is your wife a..."goer"... eh? Know what I mean? Know what I mean? Nudge nudge. Nudge nudge! Know what I mean? Say no more...Know what I mean?

From The Hollywood Reporter

Monty Python may have ceased to be as a comedy troupe, but pretty much all of its back catalog is coming to Netflix.

According to the official Monty Python website, much-loved films including Life of Brian and The Holy Grail, plus The Meaning of Life, the Flying Circus TV series, live shows including the most recent Monty Python Live (Mostly) from 2014 and even Eric Idle's What About Dick?, will be available on Netflix U.K from April 15, and on Netflix U.S. later in the year.

This isn't Monty Python first dalliance with streaming, however. In 2016, BuzzFeed live-streamed The Holy Grail on Facebook.

Now let's all sing along:

I'm a lumberjack and I'm OK,
I sleep all night and I work all day.
I cut down trees, I skip and jump,
I like to press wild flowers.
I put on women's clothing,
And hang around in bars.

RoboCop: Citizens Arrest (You Can’t Crowdsource Justice)

From BOOM! Studios

It’s been decades since the RoboCop program first began. Corporations have taken over the schools and the government—and law enforcement is the biggest private contract of all. Traditional police forces no longer exist as all citizens are encouraged—and rewarded—to spy on their neighbors. There is only one authority on the streets: RoboCop.

Writer Brian Wood and artist Jorge Coelho talk about what influenced their take on RoboCop.

How has RoboCop influenced you?

Brian Wood: There was a lot of build-up and anticipation for me with the original film, because I had a very strict mother who wouldn’t let me see it, but all my friends at school would talk about it. When I was finally able to sneak away to watch it, it really lived up to the anticipation! It was violent and funny and awesome, and as I got older I was able to understand the social commentary and appreciate how rich and clever it was.

Jorge Coelho: The original RoboCop was maybe the first film to show me sheer corruption and merciless human nature, I saw it around ten years old and so it was very impactful…

RoboCop: Citizens Arrest puts the power that was originally reserved solely for Alex Murphy into the hands of everyday people. Do you feel like this is a reflection of our world today?

Wood: I feel like between events like Ferguson, the militarization of police, and the trend towards privatization, it’s incredibly relevant. I mean, it was relevant in the 1980’s…now, it’s uncomfortably close.

Coelho: Not the same power, but power in itself. The same power that made ordinary Russian folks accuse their neighbors, sending them to gulags, like here in Portugal during Salazar’s dictatorship to Tarrafal, and in so many totalitarian regimes. Feeding some of the darkest human traits like envy and cowardice, but amplified to a great degree by digital technology.

What was it like bringing the character of RoboCop into modern times?

Wood: The key is always to find a way to make it personal—if I make it personal to me, if I find a way to make it matter to me and important to me, the writing will be stronger and will be communicated to the reader. They’ll feel that same connection, and find their own way to connect.

Coelho: A challenge, because he belongs to my personal mythos and Brian’s story is one of the best I’ve worked on. It’s visually demanding and I’m not shying away. It touches both emotional and creative levels so it’s kind of a big deal…

Why do you think RoboCop still resonates with fans, even after 30 years?

Wood: Visually, the design of the guy is compelling, but to go deeper, we all hold some fascination for the idea of vigilantism… I mean, obviously he’s a cop, but the way he seeks out and takes down the corrupt powers that be…don’t we all wish we could do that? And the idea of humanity vs. the machine, it’s all just great drama.

Coelho: Because it’s a good story well executed. It must echo truth to some degree.

We’re introduced to some new app-based robots in this series. What was it like designing these new characters?

Coelho: Early on, it was very difficult for me to draw technology but with experience and practice I believe I’ve gotten better doing it and now I love it! Learning from Sean Murphy at his apprenticeship also helped, a lot.

Wood: This new OCP is slick and clean and user-friendly, and the idea of war machines, of civilian suppression as if designed by Apple or Google…I couldn’t wait to see what that looked like.

What do you hope fans take away from reading this series?

Wood: This series is dense and detailed and complex, and I just hope that readers can find the thing inside it that resonates with them and that matters to them, just like I did.

Coelho: That they feel satisfied, knowing the character they love is respected and that their time and money is well spent. Simply that they have fun.

New Music Monday: Starcrossed Losers

The Regrettes are an American punk rock band from Los Angeles. The band is led by frontwoman Lydia Night. They released their debut studio album, Feel Your Feelings Fool! on Warner Bros. Records in January 2017.

Prior to the formation of the band, lead vocalist Lydia Night met guitarist, Genessa Gariano, and bassist, Sage Chavis, and drummer Maxx Morando in music school. At the time, Night was in the two-piece band Pretty Little Demons (who changed their name to The Regrettes in the last few months of life) with drummer Marlhy Murphy. In 2015, Murphy departed from the band after the band released their EP "Hey!" on 16 October 2015, leading to Night asking Gariano, Chavis, and Morando to join. In 2016, the band toured with both Tacocat and Sleigh Bells, opened for Kate Nash, and performed at South by Southwest.

In 2015, the band's independent release led to a record deal with Warner Bros. Records. Their first album was produced by Mike Elizondo and their first single, "A Living Human Girl", was released in June 2016.

Other singles followed including "Hey Now", "Hot", and "Seashore." On January 13, 2017, the band released its debut studio album, Feel Your Feelings Fool!. In May 2017, the band announced a summer headlining tour which includes stops at Summerfest and Riot Fest.

On February 9, 2018, the band released a new song titled "Come Through," which will be on their EP Attention Seeker, which was released on February 23, 2018. It was accompanied by a music video.

The Fratellis - Starcrossed Losers

Fickle Friends - Wake Me Up

Kero Kero Bonito - The One True Path

Teenage Wrist - "Swallow" (Studio Edit)

Han, I can’t make exceptions. What if everyone who smuggled for me dropped their cargo at the first sign of an Imperial starship?

Is THIS iconic Star Wars character making a shock RETURN? ‘It’s a huge secret’

Possible Spoiler Alert!

STAR WARS’ iconic villain Jabba The Hutt is allegedly making a return in the upcoming Solo movie.

From The Sunday Express

The Han Solo prequel will reportedly introduce fans to Jabba and reveal why the beast has such a problem with Han in the original trilogy.

According to a new report, the appearance was being kept a closely guarded secret by bosses.

“It’s a huge secret but Jabba is returning to the Star Wars universe,” a source told The Sun.

"Fans will learn why Han ended up owing him so much money.”

They added: "Yoda was brought back for The Last Jedi and now Disney wants to bring back another legacy character.

“Jabba is so synonymous with the franchise.”

Jabba was famously strangled to death by Carrie Fisher’s Princess Leia in Return of the Jedi, one of the most iconic movie moments of all time.

Solo is due out in May and stars Alden Ehrenreich as the character made famous by Harrison Ford.

He is joined by Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover, Thandie Newton and Woody Harrelson among others.

Ron Howard took the reigns as director following the controversial dismissals of Phil Lord and Chris Miller mid-way through production.

- Source

Geek-O-Rama On The Planet of the Apes

"I can't help thinking that somewhere in the universe there has to be something better than man. Has to be." - George Taylor

In 1966 Franklin J. Schaffner had purchased the rights to what he thought would make excellent movie. Pierre Boulle's novel "La Planete des singes." He peddled the idea to almost every studio in Hollywood, but nobody wanted anything to do with his "Monkey Planet." Studio executives thought the idea of talking apes would be laughed at. A ray of light came when he presented his idea to both Arthur P. Jacobs and Charlton Heston. Both signed on to produce and star in his movie. Now he had what he needed a huge star and some credibility. This got him in the door with Fox and got him his chance. Once again there were hesitations. What if the apes looked too fake? Could it be believable? A test scene was shot to test early ideas for the ape makeup. The test would feature Heston, Edward G. Robinson as Dr. Zaius, and Linda Harrison as Zira. It worked. The makeup test proved it could be done without looking cheesy. The movie was a go.

The next major hurdle would lie in the story itself. The Boulle novel featured the apes as a highly advanced civilization with modern vehicles and cities. The early Rod Serling scripts followed these themes. However the budget that Fox had assigned was not sufficient enough to handle both huge effects and a huge makeup tab. The makeup was crucial to the success of the production. The apes had to be more primitive. Michael Wilson was brought on board and together with Serling the two hammered out the finished screenplay with the apes having a more technologically challenged society. With this and John Chambers makeup ready the production began. The film with all it's technological difficulties was completed on time and on budget.

The film would center around George Taylor (Heston) an astronaut who had given up on mankind and traveled the stars to find out just what else the universe had to offer. He and his crew of three, one woman and two other men, traveled to the deepest reaches of space in suspended animation. Something would go terribly wrong with their spacecraft and it would crash-land off course on some unknown world. The three men would survive. The woman died in her sleep a year or so prior to the crash. The three survivors would march across a hostile desert before reaching a plush oasis with food and running water. A relaxing dip in the pond would lead to the group loosing their clothes and their first meeting with a group of primitive humans. Was this the best this planet had to offer?

A moments peace would be short lived. The humans would seem to be the hunted on this new world. As scared tribesmen would run in every direction the astronauts would get their first look at the dominant species. Apes! A desperate chase would ensue. One astronaut would be killed. Another netted. Taylor would end up shot in the throat and knocked out.

He would awaken days later in a cage in some sort of animal hospital. He would be under the care of a kind chimpanzee doctor named Zira (Kim Hunter). Zira had a kind heart toward the humans she worked with. She believed humans could be civilized. A notion laughed at by her fellow doctors. She saw something in Taylor.

Taylor would try to communicate with Zira, but his throat injury would prevent him from speaking. This would have gotten him attention because no other humans could speak. Taylor would be presented with a young woman, Nova (Linda Harrison), for a mate. He would connect with her although she was a primitive. Zira would end up naming Taylor "Bright Eyes" because of his advanced skills and blue eyes. She would show him off to both her fiance Cornelius and her supervisor Dr. Zaius. Both would scoff at her notion that he was different than other humans. Yet Dr. Zaius would recognize the dangers in a advanced human. He would soon plot Taylor's demise. Soon Taylor would steal Zira's notepad and write his name. She then understood that he could communicate and that he would be in danger.

Taylor would manage to escape. He would be chased throughout the Ape city and eventually be captured. That is when he would seal his fate a utter his first words. "Get your paws off me, you damned dirty ape!" A human had spoken. The apes were terrified. Taylor would be tried as a heretic. His fate would be experimental brain surgery to find out what makes him tick. Dr. Zaius would see to it personally. He knew more than he would let on.

Zira and Cornelius would free both Taylor and Nova. Their only hope would be to reach Cornelius's dig deep in what the apes call "The Forbidden Zone". A vast area of land that nothing lived in. The desert Taylor and his group had traveled across days earlier. Once there Cornelius would show Taylor the artifacts he had found proving an advanced civilization that preexisted before the apes. Zaius and his gorilla army would soon find them. Taylor would manage to take Zaius hostage. At gunpoint he would reveal the truth. Man was indeed there first and that he had destroyed his society. Taylor would agree to let Zaius free for his safe passage into the forbidden zone. Zaius would agree. Both out of fear of man and with the hope that he would die in the desert. He would bid farewell to his new ape friends and venture forth with Nova. Zaius would destroy all the evidence of the human society.

This would lead to one of the greatest scenes in movie history. The half buried Statue of Liberty on the beach to end the film. Taylor would then recite one of the most memorable lines in cinema history once he realized that he was on Earth and that mankind had destroyed itself in some nuclear nightmare.

Stop the Planet of the Apes. I Want to Get Off!

It's the part I was born to play, baby!

"I felt very intuitive that my particular personality and nature were like Nova"

During the late '60s and early '70s, Linda Harrison bade fair to be one of the screen's reigning beauty queens; as one of the three young starlets in the series Bracken's World and as the mute woman Nova in the first two Planet of the Apes movies, Harrison was a very attractive and visible young actress. Indeed, had she come along a few years later, when the ancillary market for television- and movie-related posters was more developed, she might have been a rival to the likes of Farrah Fawcett-Majors or Jaclyn Smith. Harrison was born in Berlin, MD, and took an early interest in dance and acrobatics. She won a series of local beauty contests which led to a short stint as a photo model in New York. While in California for a beauty competition, she was spotted by an agent who arranged a screen test for her at 20th Century Fox. She was signed up and immediately put into a small role in the pilot episode of a series called Men Against Evil, which evolved into the police show Felony Squad, with Howard Duff and her future Bracken's World co-star Dennis Cole. She also turned up as a cheerleader in an episode of Batman and as Wonder Woman in a failed TV pilot. It was in the Jerry Lewis comedy Way...Way Out that Harrison made her big-screen debut and she followed this with an appearance in the low-budget comedy The Fat Spy, then turned up in a somewhat more prestigious vehicle, A Guide for the Married Man.

It was around that time that she first met Richard Zanuck, a production executive (and the son of legendary mogul Darryl F. Zanuck), who offered her the role of Nova in the film Planet of the Apes. That movie took a long time to get off the ground and before she ever appeared as Nova, Harrison served as a stand-in in the role of Dr. Zira (the part ultimately played by Kim Hunter) in the screen tests and extensive make-up tests through which the project evolved, even participating in a test for Edward G. Robinson in the role of Dr. Zaius (Robinson was forced to withdraw from the project because of a heart condition that prevented him from working under the heavy make-up and in the high altitude location where much of the film was to be made). Although the character of Nova was mute, Harrison made a serious impression on audiences with her long dark hair and big brown eyes, which did most of her acting for her in the absence of any spoken dialogue for her character. The film was a huge hit, earning huge grosses across more than one year of release around the world and eventually yielded a sequel.

In the interim, Harrison was cast as Paulette, the young aspiring actress in the Fox-produced network series Bracken's World. It was here that she not only reminded television audiences, weekly, of her stunning appearance but proved that she could act, playing a character who was juggling romantic entanglements, studio pressures, and the nagging of her mother (Jeanne Cooper) over her career. In 1970, during the run of Bracken's World, Harrison reprised her role as Nova in Beneath the Planet of the Apes, where her character was, if anything, featured even more prominently -- indeed, it is the death of Nova that leads the Charlton Heston character to the grim notion that the whole world-turned-upside-down should be destroyed.

Harrison disappeared from movies for a time, after Beneath the Planet of the Apes and the cancellation of her television series, when she married Richard Zanuck. During the mid-'70s, however, she tried to re-emerge in her profession, which engendered some frustrating moments; she had, and then lost, the role of Roy Scheider's wife in Jaws, when Universal Pictures insisted that it go to Lorraine Gary, the wife of studio chief Sidney Sheinberg. As a consolation prize, she played a part in Airport 1975, working under the pseudonym of Augusta Summerland.

She later divorced Zanuck and left the business altogether for a time, to work on raising her family and pursuing her personal spiritual goals. The two remained sufficiently close to each other, however, so that when Harrison resumed studying acting in the 1980s, Zanuck offered her a role in his production of Cocoon, which she reprised in the sequel. She appeared in the movie Wild Bill and participated onscreen in the documentary Behind the Planet of the Apes.

Planet of the Apes Trivia:

Roddy McDowall, an experienced actor, recommended to his companions in makeup that they should frequently add tics, blinks and assorted facial gestures to add a sense of realism and keep the makeup from appearing "mask-like". McDowall reportedly became a merry prankster with the makeup, driving home with his make-up on, and shocking some of the other drivers on the freeway.

McDowall also appeared on an episode of The Carol Burnett Show wearing his Planet of the Apes make-up. The look of fright on Carol Burnett's face was reputed to be genuine.

During breaks in filming, actors made up as different ape species tended to hang out together, gorillas with gorillas, orangutans with orangutans, chimps with chimps. It wasn't required, it just naturally happened.

All the Ape actors and extras were required to wear their masks even during breaks and in between shots because it took so much time to make them up. Because of this, meals were liquefied and drunk through straws.

Charlton Heston was sick during much of the film with the flu. Rather than wait for him to get better, the producers felt that his hoarse voice added something to the character of Taylor. According to Heston's diary, after filming the scene where Taylor and Nova are forcibly separated, he wrote that he was feeling like hell while shooting because of his illness, and felt even worse "every time that damn fire hose hit me".

Turning down the part of Zira was one of Ingrid Bergman's greatest regrets. Much surprised at how well the finished film turned out, she later confided to her daughter Isabella Rossellini that in hindsight the film would have been an ideal opportunity for her to "disregard her regal bearing". She also regretted missing the opportunity of working with Charlton Heston.

Actress Kim Hunter (Zira) was a political activist, she signed several civil rights petitions and was a sponsor of a 1949 World Peace Conference in New York - which triggered her label of being a Communist sympathizer, for which she was blacklisted in films and TV even though she never even held pro-Communist views. Her testimony to the New York Supreme Court in 1962 against the publishers of "Red Channels" helped pave the way for clearance of many performers unjustly accused of Communist connections.

​The first director to spot the potential in Pierre Boulle's novel was Blake Edwards. He brought on board leading sci-fi writer Rod Serling who produced nearly 40 drafts of the screenplay. While Serling was able to get to grips with the structure, he gave full credit to Michael G. Wilson for the final screenplay.

The final scene with Taylor coming across the Statue of Liberty was suggested by Rod Serling. According to rumor, Pierre Boulle was greatly upset by this ending, but later warmed to it, preferring this new ending over the very different ending he had written. The skeletal remains of the torch appear as "set decoration" in the final episode of Lost in Space: Junkyard of Space.

John Chambers' outstanding makeup technique pioneered in the film was based upon one technique he had used during World War II to give disfigured veterans a normal appearance. Chambers spent many hours watching the apes at Los Angeles Zoo, studying their facial expressions. Several other productions were delayed due to the fact that many of Hollywood's top make up artists were working on this film. Leftover makeup supplies were later used on actor Michael Conrad, playing an ape-like alien in Lost in Space: Fugitives in Space. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences gave Chambers a special award for makeup (which was not an Oscar category until 1981) for this achievement, in the second time that a make-up artist received an Academy Award. [William Tuttle was the first, with 7 Faces of Dr. Lao (1964)]. Chambers' award was presented by Walter Matthau and a chimpanzee in a tuxedo.

Although it is widely believed that the budget for the ape make-up was at a million dollars, Assoc Producer Mort Abrahams later revealed via interview that the make-up was "more like half a million...but a million dollars (quote) made better publicity". Abrahams was certainly qualified to know, since his function was more as the active Line Producer through Planet of the Apes and Beneath the Planet of the Apes.


"Beware the beast man, for he is the Devil's pawn. Alone among God's primates, he kills for sport or lust or greed. Yea, he will murder his brother to possess his brother's land. Let him not breed in great numbers, for he will make a desert of his home and yours. Shun him, for he is the harbinger of death." - The Sacred Scrolls

Planet of the Apes (1968)
Directed By: Franklin J. Schaffner
Written By: Michael Wilson and Rod Serling
From the Novel: "La Planete des singes" by Pierre Boulle

Charlton Heston as George Taylor
Roddy McDowall as Cornelius
Kim Hunter as Zira
Maurice Evans as Dr.Zaius
James Whitmore as President of the Assembly
James Daly as Dr. Honorious
Linda Harrison as Nova
Robert Gunner as Landon
Lou Wagner as Lucious
Woodrow Parfey as Dr. Maximus
Jeff Burton as Dodge
Buck Kartalian as Julius
Norman Burton as Leader of the hunt
Wright King as Dr. Galen
Paul Lambert as Minister
Diane Stanley as Stewart

AKA: Monkey Planet (1968)
Runtime: 112 Minutes
Color: DeLuxe
Sound: 4-Track Stereo
Released: February 8, 1968
Budget: $5,800,000
Gross: $32,600,000

25% Off Easter Sale Underway At View Obscura Comics

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Shout! Factory To Acquire Roger Corman Film Library

From The Hollywood Reporter

Indie film godfather Roger Corman has sold his New Horizons Pictures library to Shout! Factory and China-based Ace Film HK Company.

Terms of the deal were not available, but around 270 films and an action sci-fi TV series, including Rock‘N’Roll High School, Battle Beyond the Stars and Piranha, Galaxy of Terror, were purchased from Corman and Julie Corman, the veteran film director and producer's wife and long-time business partner.

"During the past decade our personal and professional relationships with Shout! Factory's Bob Emmer, Richard and Garson Foos, and Ace Film's Henry Luk and Adam Yuchen Ren have shown us that their independent, entrepreneurial spirit, respect for our work and creative methods of distribution and production make them especially well-suited to carry on with the New Horizons film library." Roger and Julie Corman said in a joint statement on Thursday.

The announcement was made by Shout! Factory’s founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos, and Henry Luk and Adam Yuchen Ren, CEO and COO of Ace Film HK Company. The acquisition deal hands Shout! Factory all rights to the New Horizons library in North America, Europe, Australia, and Russia.

ACE gets all rights for China, Asia, Africa, and South America. Corman properties in the deal included Bloodfist, Black Scorpion, Eat My Dust!, Humanoids from the Deep, Slumber Party Massacre and Forbidden World.

The New Horizons Picture library acquisition follows Shout! Factory’s home entertainment and digital distribution exploitation of Corman’s Cult Classics-branded films since 2010. "We’ve loved working with them over the last eight years and are thrilled to now be the custodians of these beloved films, making sure that film buffs and fans everywhere discover them like we did,” Shout! Factory’s founders added in their own joint statement.

Corman, now 91 years old, has been credited with discovering talent through the years such as Jack Nicholson, Francis Ford Coppola, Peter Fonda, Bruce Dern, Diane Ladd, Peter Bogdanovich, Robert De Niro, Martin Scorsese, Ron Howard and James Cameron. Over his career, he has produced and directed over 500 films.

Corman also founded New World Pictures in the 1970s, which grew to become the largest independent motion picture distribution company in the country. Shout! Factory and Ace Film plan to tap the 270 film and TV titles in the New Horizons library for new content development, remakes, merchandise licensing programs, digital media content and syndication across streaming, TV, digital and VOD platforms.

The deal was negotiated by Emmer and Bruce David Eisen of Media Advisory Services for Shout! Factory, Henry Luk for ACE, and Alan Schwartz and Robert Sherman of Greenberg Traurig, LLP on behalf of Roger and Julie Corman.

Red Sonja Pirate For Hire


Red's return to the life of a pirate-for-hire puts her square in the middle of a High Seas gang war, which spells trouble for someone, but maybe not who you would expect!