Toho To Relaunch Godzilla Movie Series In 2021

Toho be rebooting their famed monster films in 2021 including new Godzilla, Mothra and Rodan movies connected in very much the same way as the Marvel superhero universe.

Thankfully this won't include a sequel to the horrible "Shin-Godzilla"!

From Geek Tyrant

While talking to the Japanese outlet Nikkei Style, Keiji Ota, the “Chief Godzilla Officer” at Toho talked about the future of the franchise saying:

"After 2021, we’re thinking of a potential strategy that [releases] Godzilla movies uninterrupted at a rate of every 2 years, although there is a preference for a yearly pace as well."
He then went on to compare their plans to the MCU, because they actually managed to pull off the whole shared universe concept effectively.

"The future of the series and its forwarding developments are very conscious of the method of 'shared universe'. Godzilla, Mothra, King Ghidorah, etc. could all share a single world view much like a Marvel movie where Iron Man and the Hulk can crossover with each other. It is said that each movie can be a possible film production where any one of them could lead a film of their own as the titular character."
I really do love this idea. The old Godzilla movies seemed to share the same universe as they were always building "team up" and "versus" movies, so why not rebuild that in a new and very cool way!? However, I do wish that Shin Godzilla would get a sequel! Ota makes it very clear, though, that it’s not going to happen:

“Shin Godzilla was a huge hit, but instead of thinking of doing the obvious idea of making a Shin Godzilla 2, instead think about a world that can be used for a long time. I’d rather make a World of Godzilla.”

Hopefully, they Bring on a talented team of people to build this Godzilla Cinematic Universe. There’s a lot of cool stuff to play with in this world with and some awesome characters so I hope that Toho ends up giving us something epic.

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Clash of the Titans: Harley Quinn vs. Poison Ivy


From DC Comics

In every relationship, there’s bound to be a few fights…and in the case of Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy, you know they’re going to be doozies. In today’s “Versus Live!”, we’re pitting our two sweet-and-sinister paramours against each other for some no-holds-barred Coney Island carnage! Geek & Sundry’s Amy Dallen drops in to defend Ivy, while her usual partner-in-crime Matt Key champions Harley. But which villainess emerges victorious is up to you. Will Ivy’s plants and poison prove too much for Harley and her hammer? Or will the sometime Suicide Squader cut Ivy off at the roots? Vote in our poll below and help us pick our winner!



Watch Them Wiggle, See Them Jiggle: Bikini Girls vs Dinosaurs


Everyone knows that rampaging dinosaurs have been as important to the history of sci fi cinema as, well, girls in bikinis, loin clothes, jumpsuits ... that spandex bathing suit thing Caroline Monroe wore in "Star Crash" ... you get the idea. Anyway, dinosaurs have been iconic cinematic nemeses dating all the way back to "The Lost World" in 1925. Today, the world's largest and most famous dinosaur, Godzilla, is set to take the movies by storm in this summer's self titled American reboot.

Likewise, women in as little clothes as censors will allow have been wowing male movie goers since ... well a movie producer realized that men like to look at women (well most men anyway).

Why not put them both together? Two great things together ... like a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup.

Well film maker K D Barker was able to connect the dots in his new film "Bikini Girls vs Dinosaurs."

Okay, I know the idea of beautiful ladies bouncing around being chased by big bad reptiles is nothing new or original. If you want to see what I mean check out "One Million Years B.C" with Raquel Welch, "When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth" with Victoria Vetri (and her jiggling cavegirl friends) or "The People that Time Forgot" with the ample Dana Gillespie.

Now I have visited the website, Facebook page and seen the trailer for "Bikini Girls vs Dinosaurs" and I have come to a couple of conclusions, one this movie is not as good as any of those movies I just mentioned. Two, the special effects are pretty bad, not Ed Wood bad, but bad enough to make you wish you still had your Colecovision (it's am 80s video game system ... look it up). Three, I don't think there are really any dinosaurs in it ... wait...let me see that trailer again. Oh, okay there is one.

Not that it really matters, I mean you had me at Bikini Girls right, the dinosaurs are really just a bonus.

I don't mean to be a butt-munch, I now that Barker wasn't trying to make a Jurassic Park movie. It's deliberate camp for the sake of good old fashioned t and a, and there is nothing wrong with that.

Here is the low-down:

On the eve of their inauguration, 3 space fighter-pilot princesses are dispatched into a black hole by their 'wicked' step-mother so she can steal their crown with impunity.

When passing through the black hole, the princesses inadvertently travel back 70 million years in time and are forced to fight ferocious dinosaurs while looking for plutonium to refuel their stranded spaceship.

Will they survive the deadly onslaught of those prehistoric beasties?
Will a conveniently placed block of cheese be of use?
What colour bikini works best in zero gravity?
Is this just all too bizarre and you now need a lie down?

All will be revealed.









Spirits Of Death In A Sea Of Trees - Japan's Suicide Forest


Written By: Terri Pressley

“I think the way we live in society these days has become more complicated. Face-to-face communication used to be vital, but now we can live our lives being online all day. However, the truth of the matter is, we still need to see each other’s faces, hear their voices, read their expressions, so we can fully understand their emotions. To coexist.”

~Azusa Hayano, Geologist, Park Ranger, and Suicide Patrolman

Aokigahara (青木ヶ原), also known as the Sea of Trees (樹海) or Jukai, is a 14 square mile forest that lies at the base of Mount Fuji in Japan. Due to the wind-blocking density of the trees and an absence of wildlife, the forest is known for being exceptionally quiet and for the thickness of its trees. It is a twisting network of woody vines, and has a dangerous unevenness of the forest floor. It is rocky, cold, and littered with over 200 underground caves you could fall into accidentally. The forest is full of paradox and contrast. Its historic association with demons in Japanese mythology has long made it a popular place for suicides.

Japan has more than 30,000 suicides a year for over 14 years— one of the highest rates among industrialized nations. On average, someone in Japan dies by his own hand every 15 minutes, usually a man. The Aokigahara Forest is the most common place to commit suicide in Japan, and it is widely thought to be the second most likely site in the world, after the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.
The reasons are complex.

In 1960, Seicho Matsumoto wrote a popular novel called ” Nami no Tō” or “Tower of Wave,” in which a couple commits suicide in Aokigahara Forest. These woods are described as the “perfect place to die” by the author Wataru Tsurumi in the book, “Kanzen Jisatsu Manyuaru “or “The Complete Manual of Suicide.” His best seller has been found next to many bodies in the woods with hanging undoubtedly being the most common method of suicide used in the forest. In addition, Mount Fuji is a revered and sacred site in Japan.

There is also a long, romantic history of honorable suicide in Japan, from the Samurai’s desire to avoid disgrace to the kamikaze pilots of World War II. Suicide is much less stigmatized in Japan than in many Western societies.

What those hoping to take their lives may not consider is the impact the suicides have on the locals and forest workers. In the words of one local man, "It bugs the hell out of me that the area's famous for being a suicide spot." In addition, a local police officer said, "I've seen plenty of bodies that have been really badly decomposed... There's nothing beautiful about dying in there."

The forest workers have it even worse than the police do. The workers must carry the bodies down from the forest to the local station, where they are placed in a special room used specifically to house suicide corpses. Then a forest worker must sleep in the room with the corpse. It is believed that if the corpse is left alone, it is very bad luck for the yurei of the suicide victims. Their spirits are said to scream through the night, and their bodies will move on their own.


There are many stories and legends of Yurei and Oni associated with Aokigahara. Adding to the general foreboding atmosphere, many claim that there is a large, underground, magnetic iron ore deposit that renders compasses, cell phones, and GPS systems useless. It has been said this is one of the reasons so many become lost in the forest never to return.

Aokigahara is linked to ancient demons in Japanese myth and is considered the most haunted location in Japan. Aokigahara has also been dubbed the "Purgatory of Yurei.” Hikers have often seen apparitions as well as heard the howl of Yurei (幽霊) on the wind. These spirits are said to haunt Aokigahara forest in large numbers, particularly between the hours of 2 and 3 am: Japan’s ‘witching hour’ – when the veil between the physical world and the spiritual world is at its thinnest.

The Japanese strongly believe that if a person dies in a sudden, unnatural, or violent manner then the spirit will turn into a Yūrei. They also believe that if the body is not properly buried, or if the person died with strong negative feelings such as depression or rage, then the spirit will also turn into a Yūrei. People committing suicide in Aokigahara forest fit all three criteria.

Some have reported objects moving and seeing shadows amongst the trees. Spiritualists say that the trees themselves are filled with a malevolent energy, accumulated from decades of suicides. They try to prevent you from getting back out. They say if you look hard at the trees, you can see the faces of the dead in the bark. Others believe that evil spirits in the forest put ideas of suicide in people’s heads and will not allow them to leave the forest.

The forest is also said to have been a site for ubasute, literally meaning, “Abandoning an old woman.” During the famines that gripped the area in the 19th century, ubasute was the practice of leaving an ill or elderly family member in the forest to die of exposure, starvation, or dehydration.

In recent years, the local government has stopped publicizing the numbers in an attempt to downplay Aokigahara’s association with suicide. Signs have been put up by the police around the forest with messages like “Your life is a precious gift from your parents,” and “Please consult with the police before you decide to die,” in an attempt to discourage those whose thoughts have turned to suicide. Unfortunately, it shows no sign of decreasing despite government measures to discourage it.

Today, the forest is littered with colored tape used by those on their last trip into the forest, discarded belongings, nooses, and other items used to facilitate the suicides as well as bouquets, signs and pictures left by grieving friends and family members.

“You think you die alone, but that’s not true….Nobody is alone in this world. We have to coexist and take care of each other. That’s how I feel.”
~Azusa Hayano, Geologist, Park Ranger, and Suicide Patrolman

President Trump Eats A Baby


Internet Headlines Made Easy

Okay everyone let's learn a few simple tips on how to construct a news headline for a story on Yahoo! or pretty much any other media news website. First you start of with a true statement. Here is an example:

"President Trump Eats A Plate of Baby Back Ribs."

Seems pretty innocent right? Okay, now we need to put a spin on this to make the President look bad. Let's remove a couple of words from that Headline ... Ah, lets remove "Plate", "of", "Back", and "Ribs." Let's see what we have left:

"President Trump Eats A Baby."

Okay now that's the kind of headline that will cause anger in your average Joe. It will also get a tone of people to click on it. See, it's not that hard. Now you know!

Friday Girl: Veronica LaVery


(birth name: Veronika Poloprutska) was born in 1991 in the Czech Republic to a Slovakian mother and a Polish/Irish father. She grew up in a small northern town called Vrchlabí, known as the Gate to the Giant Mountains (Krkonose) of the Czech Republic. While in Vrchlabí, Veronika attended both an art and dance school along with acting classes where she was trained to play musical instruments, sing, craft, act and dance. She was also a singer in a punk-rock band named Driak, where she was the only female, and only 15yo(!). She has done various stage plays, band and dance performances and wasn’t shy about being seen and heard by masses. These creative years in such a young age gave Veronika a solid base for her future (completely unplanned) career in the entertainment industry.

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Obi-Wan Will Be The Overseer Of Young Skywalker In The Latest Star Wars Prequel

From TMZ

The next movie in the 'Star Wars Story' franchise will feature Obi-Wan Kenobi -- but it ain't an origin story ... far from it actually.

According to a newly released production bulletin -- obtained by TMZ -- Disney's next foray into their spin-off series appears to be called "Obi-Wan: A Star Wars Story," with a working title of "Joshua Tree." "Return of the Jedi" also used a code name ... "Blue Harvest."

The synopsis reads as follows ... Obi-Wan is on Tatooine being an elusive hermit and stuff, but secretly watches over an infant Luke Skywalker, whom he delivered to his uncle, Owen. Tensions between the local farmers and a tribe of Sand People -- headed by a ruthless war chief -- eventually brings Obi outta hiding ... and into Jedi kickass mode. Scene.

The bulletin lists Stephen Daldry as the director -- he'd been rumored to be in talks for the film, and now it looks like he's attached. The movie's shooting in London at a well-known 'Star Wars' studio, recently used for 'The Last Jedi.' Production is set to begin next spring.

Here's the kicker (maybe) ... fans have been clamoring online for Ewan McGregor to reprise the role of (then-young, now-older) Obi, and he recently said he'd be open to it, but hadn't heard a peep from Lucasfilm ... yet. *These aren't the theories you're looking for.*

RUINWORLD FIRST LOOK – KABOOM!

From BOOM! Studios

BOOM! Studios is proud to continue KaBOOM! Summer Blast, a week-long spotlight on the best middle grade comic books and graphic novels from the award-winning imprint in the coming months with an extended first look at RUINWORLD #1, the debut issue of writer/artist Derek Laufman’s hit middle grade comics series.

Intrepid adventurers Pogo and Rex are on a quest for fame and fortune. Their discovery of a special map leads them on an epic journey through dangers, demons and old enemies. There’s one tiny problem—they’ve already lost the map. Now they’ll have to survive the greatest dangers of a world where threats hide behind every corner…if they can find a way to first survive each other’s best intentions first!

RUINWORLD #1 features a main cover by Derek Laufman (Adventure Time) and a variant cover by Sean Galloway (Teen Titans Go!).

“If you’re a fan of adventure, comedy or being happier than you can imagine,RUINWORLD was made for you,” said Whitney Leopard, Editor, BOOM! Studios. “Derek brings a charm and wit along with a great eye for action that makes this series unlike anything else on the stands. Pogo and Rex will steal your heart from the moment you meet them – but don’t worry, they’re pretty terrible thieves so they’ll give it back to you right away.”

RUINWORLD is the latest release from BOOM! Studios’ critically acclaimed KaBOOM! imprint, publisher of world-class licensed series such as Adventure Time, Steven Universe, Over the Garden Wall, Peanuts, and Garfield, along with original series like Mega Princess by Kelly Thompson and Brianne Drouhard, Brave Chef Brianna by Sam Sykes and Selina Espiritu and The Deep by Tom Taylor and James Brouwer.

Print copies of RUINWORLD #1 will be available for sale on July 11th at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the nearest one) or at the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and the BOOM! Studios app.









Vintage The Munsters Living Room 1:16 Diorama Model Kit by Polar Lights


$39.99 Order This Model Kit at View Obscura Comics

Get your glow-in-the-dark ghouls! Model kit of America's first monster TV family, The Munsters! Herman, Lily, Grandpa, Eddie, and Woof Woof. Create the Munsters' living room scene! Figures of Herman, Lily, Grandpa, Eddie, and Woof Woof the werewolf teddy bear are included with all the parts needed to create the Munsters' living room scene. Lily's casket-shaped chair, Herman's electric-chair recliner, the TV set with "rabbit-ears" antennae, rafters for Grandpa and his pet bat to hang from, and various rats are all here! Molded in glow-in-the-dark plastic to make it ghoulishly fun, this 1:16 scale model kit measures approximately 7-inches tall x 8-inches wide when fully assembled. Incredible! MIB! UNOPENED, FACTORY SEALED!



2018 Roswell UFO Festival News



Here's the latest news from the organizers of the 2018 Roswell UFO Festival:

New post on Official UFO Festival Roswell Website

Free movie fun at the 2018 UFO Festival!

by UFO Festival


 In the epic adventure film `Independence Day,' strange phenomena surface around the globe. The skies ignite. Terror races through the world's major cities. As these extraordinary events unfold, it becomes increasingly clear that a force of incredible magnitude has arrived, its mission: total annihilation over the Fourth of July weekend. The last hope to stop the destruction is an unlikely group of people united by fate and unimaginable circumstances.
What a perfect movie to show at the official 2018 UFO Festival Independence Day weekend!  Join us at the 3rd St. Station pavilion for a FREE showing of this critically acclaimed movie. Movie begins around 8:30 p.m.  The floor is concrete, so plan accordingly.
Remember to bring your:
  • Chairs
  • Snacks
  • Bug spray
THIS IS A NON-SMOKING EVENT.  WELL BEHAVED PETS ARE ALLOWED.

501st Legion to appear at the 2018 UFO Festival!

by UFO Festival
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Do you love Star Wars?  Who doesn't?   We are thrilled to announce that members of the 501st Dewback Ridge Garrison will be on hand for photos and more at the official 2018 UFO Festival!
Since 1997, the costuming organization known as the 501st Legion has spread the magic of the Star Wars genre worldwide through its authentic-looking costumes, and has become the leading force in fan-based charity events. The 501st, also known as "Vader's Fist," is truly dedicated to brightening the lives of those less-fortunate.
Members of all ages and characters, including Darth Vader himself, will thrill audiences at this year's event. There is nothing quite like a group of Stormtroopers to bring attention to an event. Unlike individual entertainers, the 501st Legion functions as a group creating a true science-fiction/fantasy ambience with a wide range of professional-grade costumes and props. Our internal standards ensure a high level of professionalism in both actions and appearance to ensure your event runs smoothly.