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If the first six Star Wars movies weren’t all about Darth Vader, today’s Photo of the Day might be a big reveal. Instead, director Gareth Edwards and writer Gary Whitta simply to Twitter today to reveal they’re meeting about their mystery Star Wars spin-off, scheduled for release December 2016, and have a new boss: Lord Vader. Check out the great photo below. Read More »

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Godzilla director Gareth Edwards has just been hired by Disney and Lucasfilm to direct the first Star Wars spin-off film. The script is being written by Gary Whitta and the movie will be released December 16, 2016. This was confirmed on Star Wars.com.

It also means we won’t see Godzilla 2 until well after 2016. Edwards is still attached to that film as well as a Godzilla 3. Read More »

Unused Godzilla concept art

Godzilla is stomping through theaters worldwide, but even with the mysteries of the new movie fully revealed on screen, there are still hidden bits of recent Godzilla history to uncover. For instance, two new pieces of concept art have surfaced showing ideas batted around a couple years ago. These were likely done before the current incarnation of the film really got rolling, but one in particular is eye-catching enough to merit a look.  Read More »

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Godzilla destroyed at the box office over the weekend, and Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures have begun to release some cool behind the scenes videos to explain the creation of the movie magic we saw on screen.

First up, New York Times got director Gareth Edwards to narrate over the “Halo Jump” skydiving sequence (which was heavily seen in the film’s promotion) for their awesome Anatomy of a Scene video feature. Secondly, Yahoo talked to sound designers Erik Aadahl and Ethan Van der Ryn to get details about how they created the Godzilla roar. You can watch both of these videos embedded after the jump.

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‘Godzilla 2′ In Development

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With Godzilla in theaters, Legendary and Warner Bros. have revealed discussions for a sequel. We don’t know what the story will be (Mothra, perhaps?), and there is no confirmation that director Gareth Edwards will return, but given the performance of the first film, there’s reason to guess that the job of directing Godzilla 2 is Edwards’ to refuse. The fact of sequel development hardly comes as a surprise, but this is the first official nod acknowledging that something is in the works. Read More »

‘Godzilla’ – What Did You Think?

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The new version of Godzilla, from Monsters director Gareth Edwards, is now in theaters. The film isn’t cut from the well-established blockbuster template. Edwards keeps things quiet, and really holds back when it comes to showing monster action. He gets to the big effects pieces, of course, but tries to ground all the setpieces in a relatable human point of view. We’ve talked about the film, and reviewed it. Now we’d like to know what you think .Talk about Godzilla in the comments section after the break. Full spoilers are encouraged to facilitate conversation, so don’t hold back. Read More »

Godzilla Review

Note: We’re bumping this review as the film is now in theaters.

Godzilla, the remake directed by Gareth Edwards, gives you everything you could want in a big summer monster movie. It just takes its sweet time getting there.

A reboot of the classic franchise, Godzilla was constructed with a clear eye cast back to similar monster movies, such as Jaws and Jurassic Park. Films, in other words, that build character and suspense by holding back the creature. In fact, in this film, we don’t see Godzilla himself for almost an hour. And while that very conscious decision will make some people uneasy, the work by actors Bryan Cranston, Aaron Taylor-Johnson and others give the film a humanity and drive that keep it interesting until things get monstrous. Read the rest of our Godzilla review below. Read More »

The Beauty and Grandeur of ‘Godzilla’

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Gareth Edwards Godzilla hits theaters this weekend (see Germain’s review here). I thought the film was good, but not great. It doesn’t have as much action as other “Big Monster” movies such as Pacific Rim or even Roland Emmerich’s terrible 1998 version; instead, it chooses to focus on the human dramas that result from Godzilla’s appearance. The only problem is that aside from Bryan Cranston’s character of Joe Brody, none of these characters are very compelling, nor do they offer much to root for. Many of them feel like cardboard cutouts, existing only to spout exposition or serve a brief plot purpose before the movie forgets about them until the next time they are necessary.

But one thing that is undeniable is how incredible Godzilla looks.
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