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Review: Shin Godzilla

Posted by Becky Suter at 09:00 on 10 Aug 2017
Review: Shin Godzilla
I love this monster and his curvy body. As a teenager, I was often teased by my friends for my attraction to amphibians on the giant side, ones who were bigger and scalier, monsters that the average (basic) film-goer might refer to as "scary" or even "ridiculous."

Review: LFF 2016: A Monster Calls

Posted by Matt Looker at 19:30 on 08 Oct 2016
LFF 2016: A Monster Calls
It's a tricky thing to underpin the emotional core of your movie with a giant CGI monster. Hypothetically speaking, you could have a massive tree creature offering support to a little boy coping with his mother's terminal illness and, every time he walks away, some members of the audience might get distracted by the behemoth's huge bark-buttocks chafing with every step. Hypothetically speaking.

If other monster movies had 'blood relatives' like 10 Cloverfield Lane

Posted by Ali Gray at 07:00 on 21 Mar 2016
If other monster movies had 'blood relatives' like 10 Cloverfield Lane
10 Cloverfield Lane is the latest mystery box from man/magician JJ Abrams: a revolutionary new sort-of-sequel to his 2008 monster movie classic Cloverfield. He calls it a "blood relative" but what this means in real terms is "a sequel in all but name only". It's a technique that could catch on in the monster genre - spin-offs that springboard off an iconic monster attack but focus on something way less spectacular (and way cheaper to create). We humbly present the next 10 revolutionary new sort-of sequels to monster movie classics. That's right, JJ. We've bust your mystery box wide open.

Christmas Playlist: The Best Of 2013

Posted by Neil Alcock at 06:00 on 21 Dec 2013
Christmas Playlist: The Best Of 2013
It's Christmas, apparently, not that you'd notice. So here's The Shiznit's present to you: a shiny Spotify playlist of the best bits of movie music from 2013. It was that or a PS4, but we knew you'd rather have the chance to listen to the Iron Man Three theme again than receive the world's most advanced games console for free.

Jameson Cult Film Club: Monsters

Posted by Matt at 15:08 on 09 Mar 2011
Jameson Cult Film Club: Monsters
Those crazy drunken folk at Jameson Cult Film Club went and done another one of their spectacular screenings last week, with actors, props and lots of buzzing movie fans all celebrating the brilliance of Monsters (No. 10 in the 's Top Movies of 2010, dontcha know). There was even a Q&A with writer-director-and-thoroughly-nice-bloke Gareth Edwards beforehand. And of course, there was whiskey. By god, was there whiskey…

Gareth Edwards to direct another monster

Posted by Chris at 01:46 on 05 Jan 2011
Gareth Edwards to direct another monster
Gareth Edwards will direct another American Godzilla reboot. If his first feature is any indication, this movie will feature bland, barely talented actors in the lead roles, only this time they'll be Japanese.

Review: Monsters

Posted by Ali at 23:47 on 21 Dec 2010
Maybe it's because I'm partial to a good alien invasion story. Maybe it's because I like to champion the British underdog. Maybe - just maybe - it's because it reminds me of Jurassic Park. Whatever the reason, Monsters might just be my new favourite monster movie. Maybe it's the title. You know what you're getting from a movie called Monsters. Monsters.

Pixar confirm Monsters Inc 2

Posted by Ali at 19:38 on 23 Apr 2010
Pixar confirm Monsters Inc 2
They're the animation house that "doesn't do sequels", but following shortly after Toy Story 3 and Cars 2, Pixar will release Monsters Inc 2.

Monster Squad to be remade

Posted by Matt at 11:42 on 19 Mar 2010
Monster Squad to be remade
Another reason to kick Hollywood in the nards.

Review: The Descent: Part II

Posted by Steven at 22:31 on 04 Dec 2009
The Descent: Part II
Although the premise of these films involves groups of people going very much in a downwards direction, this sequel has one hell of an upward journey if it is to match the sheer tension and claustrophobia of Neil Marshall's 2005 original.
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