News, Reviews & Features
  • Review: Godzilla: King Of The Monsters is a dreary mess of titanic proportions

    Movie Review | Matt Looker | 29th May 2019

    To all those that said Gareth Edwards' Godzilla was a bore, or that it was slow, or that it took too long to reveal the beast himself, this one's on you, because this new monster mêlée follow-up is a megatomic nuke to the senses. It's a relentless shit-storm of mayhem and bullshit that attempts spectacle but delivers shaky-cam confusion and exhausted clichés for optimum headaches and head-shakes. It's a slog, an onslaught of expensive oblivion and a brain-fouling juggernaut of chaos. Although, I realise some of you may actively want all of this from your giant monster stories.

  • Review: Shin Godzilla

    Movie Feature | Becky Suter | 10th August 2017

    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."

  • Kong: Skull Island

    Movie Review | Matt Looker | 11th March 2017

    There will surely be a time soon when the film industry decides that monster movies just aren't a good fit for modern cinema audiences. That we have developed a more sophisticated taste for storytelling and an appreciation for nuance, and that therein lies a problem for films that are essentially about giant rage-beasts smashing things up with their clumsy hoof-paws. Luckily, that time hasn't come yet and until it does we still have opportunities like this one to enjoy creature features that are as big, dumb and ridiculous as whatever enormous idiot monkey is causing all the destruction in the first place. That's right, this film is a gigantic fun monster - a stupidly thrilling buffoon baboon of a movie - and we shouldn't want it any other way.

  • Five great Godzilla sequel ideas that are totally appropriate

    Movie Feature | Ali Gray | 18th May 2014

    Gareth Edwards' Godzilla - coincidentally his film and what he calls his own penis - is enjoying a monster opening weekend, scaring up $93 million in his first three days of re-release. Because that number is lots, the sequel bell has been rung in the Legendary Pictures office, signifying that a new Godzilla movie will be forthcoming, and there's nothing any of us can do about it. Except, of course, pitch some ideas to Edwards and co.

  • Godzilla

    Movie Review | Ali Gray | 12th May 2014

    Godzilla is the kind of excellent monster movie you can only make when you've already seen someone else make it exactly wrong as your reference. Though director Gareth Edwards first movie, the fittingly titled Monsters, was a stunning debut, Roland Emmerich's ill-advised 1998 Godzilla remake acts as Edwards' training wheels – a clear guide on what not to do. Where Emmerich favoured levity, Edwards favours atmosphere; where Emmerich keeps it local, Edwards goes global; Emmerich's disowned creature became officially known as 'Zilla'; Edwards' king of monsters is quickly labelled "a God". And rightly so, because this Godzilla stands tall in the modern pantheon of monster movies: a no-nonsense beast from beyond that makes his 90s counterpart look like a bogey with legs.

  • Trailer breakdown: is Godzilla a graveyard smash? We do the mash

    Movie Trailer | Luke Whiston | 10th December 2013

    Unless you were in a coma until about half an hour ago and have only just got to checking the latest movie trailers (in which case, what the hell? Priorities!), you won't have escaped the first official trailer for a certain large reptilian monster movie making its way onto the internet. I'm talking of course about Gareth Edwards' Godzilla. Just thought I'd clarify that in case you really have been in a coma, or are Google. Breakdown!

  • That Godzilla reboot teaser trailer in full. Well, what I can remember of it.

    Movie Feature | Luke | 9th October 2013

    If you were quick enough off the mark last Friday, you would have seen a glimpse of Gareth Edwards' upcoming Godzilla reboot - which had been nestling on Youtube under the name "Fatman Trailer" for about a month before hitting the big time. But as quick as it could be retweeted, Warner Bros. shut it down faster than the US Government did the day after Grand Theft Auto 5 came out. Well, I reckon I've got a pretty good memory, and I reckon I can replicate that teaser here on this website, for you, using nothing but MS Paint. Ain't nobody taking my shitty drawings away.

  • Godzilla is here to cancel out the cancellation of the apocalypse

    Movie News | Luke | 15th July 2013

    Gnarly Comic-Con poster for Gareth Edward's upcoming Godzilla movie. Is it too late to add this to our list of the 50 coolest posters of 2013 (so far)? (via IMPAwards)

  • Gareth Edwards to direct another monster

    Movie News | Chris | 5th January 2011

    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.