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Our 2019 Holiday Gift Guide

What is on your wish list this year?
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It's that gift-giving time of year again as 2019 enters its last few weeks. For those that need help shopping this holiday season on what to get the pop-culture aficinado in their life, here are some suggestions from the Sentries gang. Click on their names to read their full reviews. Please consider buying through our Amazon link to support the site. It would be appreciated. Scarface: 'The World Is Yours' Limited Edition Both versions of Scarface tell a fascinating story about the rise and fall of an ambitious criminal willing to do anything to get to the top and then

Godzilla: The Showa Era Films (1954-1975) Is the Pick of the Week

It's a big week for horror films and a terrific week for Criterion fans.
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Davy is off this week so I’m picking up my old reins and talking new Blu-ray releases. It is Halloween week! One of my favorite weeks of the year. I’m a huge horror fan and boy, does this week have plenty of horror releases. But first, we have to talk about the Criterion Collection. Since the mid-1980s (yep, you read that right, they started making Laserdiscs in 1985), Criterion has been releasing superior editions of independent, art-house, and foreign films on home video. For serious cinephiles, Criterion is the place to begin one's collection. Their DVD and Blu-ray releases come

Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) Blu-ray Review: Long Live the King

Mothra, Rodan, and King Ghidorah join the Monsterverse franchise in a global battle royale that is heavy on CGI fighting and destruction.
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Director/co-writer Michael Dougherty's Godzilla: King of the Monsters, which takes its name (minus the exclamation point) from the re-edited American version of Godzilla (1954) is the third installment in Legendary's MonsterVerse. With their existence hinted at during the post-credit sequence of Kong: Skull Island, Mothra, Rodan, and King Ghidorah join the new franchise in a global battle royale that is heavy on CGI fighting and destruction. Set five years after the events of Godzilla (2014), quite a few monsters, dubbed “Titans,” are unleashed upon the world and battle for supremacy. On a smaller scale, a fractured family is dealing with

Godzilla: The Showa Era Films (1954-1975), Criterion Edition #1000 Collects All 15 Films Together for the First Time

This monster of a set will be available October 29, 2019.
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Press release: This October, Criterion celebrates the arrival of spine number 1000, a Blu-ray collector’s set fit for the granddaddy of all movie monsters. This landmark edition gathers for the first time all the Godzilla films from Japan’s Showa era: fifteen kaiju rampages, presented in high-definition digital transfers and accompanied by a slew of supplemental material, including a giant deluxe hardcover book with notes on each film and new illustrations from sixteen artists, new and archival interviews with cast and crew members, and much, much more! It’s a colossal set, and Criterion would have it no other way for their

Book Review: The Art of Godzilla: King of the Monsters by Abbie Bernstein

A fantastic and informative book for those who enjoy and are interested in the process of making movies.
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Abbie Bernstein takes readers behind the scenes with pre-production concept artwork and on-set photography from director/co-writer Michael Dougherty's Godzilla: King of the Monsters, which takes its name (minus the exclamation point) from the re-edited American version of Godzilla (1954). This isn't the first time the life-long fan tackled the character as he made “a Godzilla short...when [he] was ten or eleven with [his] old family Beta camcorder.” Hinted at during the post-credit sequence of Kong: Skull Island, this third installment in Legendary's MonsterVerse sees quite a few creatures unleashed upon the world, which Dougherty says was the only suggestion Legendary

Legendary Comics' New Graphic Novel Godzilla: Aftershock Now on Sale

Thrilling companion prequel to upcoming summer blockbuster Godzilla: King of the Monsters pits the iconic Titan against a mythic new adversary.
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Press release: Fans eagerly awaiting Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures’ summer’s big-screen blockbuster Godzilla: King of the Monsters, set to hit theaters worldwide on May 31, can get a sneak peek at the monstrous action with Legendary Comics’ thrilling companion graphic novel Godzilla: Aftershock, now on sale in comic stores and online. Continuing the story of 2014’s Godzilla after the catastrophic events in San Francisco, the King of the Monsters finds himself once again threatened as a terrifying new foe rises from the depths of the earth, unleashing a series of devastating earthquakes and driven by an unstoppable primal

Five Cool Things and Operation Finale

It is Friday so here's another five things I discovered this week.
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For the first time in a while, I feel back in the swing of things. I’ve been relatively healthy. Our schedule is back on track from the chaos that comes from the kid going back to school. I’ve watched all the TV collections I needed to review. So this week was all about me. Trouble is, I got a little over zealous and tried to watch multiple movies almost at once, meaning I didn’t finish them. I’d start one, take a break for whatever reason, then start another one having not finished the first. I suspect you’ll hear about those

Trailer Trauma 4: Television Trauma (2017) Blu-ray Review: TV Spots-a-Go-Go

Garagehouse Pictures unveils its most ambitious compilation ever ‒ and the result is nothing but incredible.
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Once more, Garagehouse Pictures has assembled another magnificent gathering of movie trailers for fans of genre flicks to drool over. This time, however, they have put together something entirely (well, partly) different from previous trailer compilation outings: a Blu-ray devoted entirely to television spots for a variety of exploitation movies released to theaters over the course of several decades. Yeah, I know what some of you are thinking, "An entire Blu-ray of nothing but TV spots?" Well, yes, dummy, that's exactly what this is! Sure, it may seem like a rather ambitious project to put together, but you have to

TCM Programming Alert for the Week of 03-20-17

A great week of movies to watch in the dark.
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This might the scariest week of the year on TCM outside of October as themed nights focus on thieves, killers, monsters, and more. Also, Noir Alley returns next Sunday with Tension. Monday, March 20 - Psycho Killers Psycho (1960) at 8:00 p.m. (ET) A woman on the run gets mixed up with a repressed young man and his violent mother. | Review Peeping Tom (1960) at 10:00 p.m. (ET) Raised by a sadist, a cinematographer kills young women while filming their fear. Tuesday, March 21 - Femme Fatales Double Indemnity (1944) at 8:00 p.m. (ET) An insurance salesman gets seduced

Sony Movie Channel January 2017 Programming Highlights

Highlights include a Godzilla Double Feature, a Samuel L. Jackson block, and stunts starring Kevin Costner, Al Pacino, Anthony Hopkins, & Richard Pryor, among others.
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Press release: Sony Movie Channel kicks off 2017 with an explosive January lineup full of action epics, creature features, classic comedies, award-winning dramas, and much more. This month’s roster includes Antonio Banderas and Salma Hayek in an EL MARIACHI three-pack; a monstrous Godzilla block; back-to-back Samuel L. Jackson thrillers; a night of laughs starring Cheech & Chong and Gene Wilder & Richard Pryor; and Johnny Depp and Al Pacino in DONNIE BRASCO, among others. THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY (1978)—Sun., January 1 at 7 p.m. ET Gary Busey delivers one of his finest performances, starring as rock n’ roll pioneer Buddy

Shin Godzilla Stomps Across North America This October

"A larger than life monster like Godzilla has to be experienced on the big screen."
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Press release: The iconic science-fiction monster Godzilla makes land fall in the U.S. and Canada this October with the North American theatrical release of Shin Godzilla from Toho Company, Ltd—and you can score your tickets now! Fans have been clamoring for news of the film’s theatrical dates ever since Funimation Films made its surprise acquisition announcement in July at San Diego Comic Con 2016. The company revealed that Shin Godzilla will roar into theaters for a limited engagement October 11 - 18, screening in more than 440 theaters across the U.S. and Canada. Tickets for Shin Godzilla are now available

Celebrate Fourth of July with Godzilla During El Rey Network's 'Kaijuly Roarth' Marathon

Beginning July 1st at 10:00 am ET/PT, 14 films starring your favorite Kaiju monster battles run for four days back-to-back.
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Press release: Kick off celebrating America’s independence with your favorite Japanese monsters on Friday, July 1 at 4:00PM ET/PT. Godzilla, Mechagodzilla, Ghidorrah, Destroyah, and more will continue to brawl it out until Monday, July 4, at 4:00 AM ET/PT. Featuring 14 iconic Godzilla films, “Kaijuly Roarth” brings these big bad monster movies to the small screen. El Rey Network’s “Kaijuly Roarth” Marathon Film Schedule FRIDAY July 1, 2016 4:00 PM ET/PT GOJIRA 6:15 PM ET/PT GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS 8:00 PM ET/PT GODZILLA RAIDS AGAIN 9:45 PM ET/PT TERROR OF MECHAGODZILLA 11:45 PM ET/PT GODZILLA VS. MECHAGODZILLA II 2:15

Invasion of Astro-Monster DVD Review: The End of an Era

Thankfully, the plot holes don’t take away from the fun.
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Invasion of Astro-Monster, known in the United States as Godzilla vs. Monster Zero, is a sequel to Ghidorah. The film was released in 1965 in Japan and in the U.S. five years later. It is notable because it is the last Godzilla film to feature the creative team of director Ishiro Honda, screenwriter Shinichi Sekizawa, and special effects director Eiji Tsuburaya. The film opens with a rocket ship heading toward Planet X, “a mysterious planet…discovered beyond Jupiter.” The crewmembers are Japanese astronaut Fuji and American astronaut Glen. When they get to the planet, they discover aliens who live underground because

Ghidorah, The Three-Headed Monster DVD Review: Admittedly Goofy but a Lot of Fun

The film where Godzilla turned from villain to hero.
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Ghidorah, The Three-Headed Monster was the fifth in the series, premiering in Japan in 1964 and the U.S. in 1965. This was the last Godzilla film that received major edits before crossing the Pacific, eight minutes were cut and scenes were altered. It also forever changed the character of Godzilla who, like many great characters of fiction, turns from villain to hero. Classic Media released both versions of the film on one DVD, and they each tell the same basic story. A strange gigantic meteor crashes in the wilderness of a Japanese mountain range. During a plane trip to Japan,

El Rey Network Invites Godzilla to Your Home for Christmas

The "Kaiju Christmas" marathon brings over 48 hours of giant monster mania featuring the original King of the Monsters, Godzilla.
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Press release: Join El Rey Network for a “Kaiju Christmas” marathon that brings you over 48 hours of giant monster mania featuring the original King of the Monsters, Godzilla. El Rey Network is celebrating the iconic fire-breather with a mega marathon that befits this behemoth’s pop culture impact. The Godzilla marathon stomps into homes with the original film that started it all, Gojira on Wednesday, December 24 at 6 PM ET and culminates with Godzilla vs. Biollante on Saturday, December 27 at 3:45 AM ET. The “Kaiju Christmas” Godzilla films will air in the following order: WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 24 Gojira

RiffTrax Live!: Godzilla (1998) Review: Catastrophic Laughs

RiffTrax makes lousy movies so much better.
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The RiffTrax boys are at it again. This time, Kevin Murphy, Bill Corbett, and Mike Nelson have chosen to skewer Roland Emmerich's 1998 take on iconic city-destroyer Godzilla. Not that Godzilla movies have been known for their gripping and detailed stories, but this iteration seems to have earned black-sheep status among fans for its departure from some series conventions and just how unlikely many of the characters prove to be. Of course, this just gives the Riffers even more to work with. The worse the film, the better they get, and this event was no exception. Godzilla's first appearance in

Favorite Monster Movies

We unleash our picks upon the world.
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With Gareth Edwards' Godzilla roaring into theaters this weekend, it seemed as good a time as any to reveal our favorite monster movies, which feature creatures of various shapes and sizes delivering chills and thrills to audiences around the world. Some love monster movies so much, they couldn't pick just one. The Invisible Man (1933) by Adam Blair Not a monster movie in the Godzilla/Mothra/giant mutated ants mode, the 1933 Invisible Man is about an ordinary, misguided guy who becomes a monster. Made by the illustrious James Whale midway between his triumphant original Frankenstein in 1931 and his now- camp-classic

Most Anticipated Movies of Summer 2014

The Sentries and friends are looking forward to the following films.
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While the calendar says different, movie-goers know the first weekend of May is when summer begins. Over four months, Hollywood will unleash a roster of blockbusters, and consumers will flock to theaters in hopes that the filmmakers will come thorugh on their implicit promise to entertain. The Sentries and friends are looking forward to the following: Godzilla in theaters May 16 Godzilla should trounce America (properly) via Legendary's respectful do over, set to thrash buildings as often as it does memories of the 1998 Dean Devlin “oops.” Building upon familiar (and inherent) nuclear themes, Gareth Edwards has been touting source

Contest: Snickers Movie Prize Pack

Enter the contest or you'll make Godzilla angry. And you wouldn't like him when he's angry.
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Cinema Sentries have teamed up with Snickers Brand to award one lucky visitor a $15 Fandango gift card and 5 Snickers bars. Continuing the well-known Snickers ad campaign starring famous faces, Godzilla appears in the spot below as part of the marketing push for his new film, Godzilla, which will be released on May 5. The giveaway is limited to U.S. residents. Each household is only eligible to win One (1) Snickers Movie Prize Pack containing 5 Snickers Bars and 1 $15 Fandango Gift Card via blog reviews and giveaways. Only one entrant per mailing address (no PO Boxes) per

Go Go Watch the Godzilla (2014) Teaser Trailer

There goes Tokyo.
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Legendary describes their upcoming film as "An epic rebirth to Toho’s iconic Godzilla, this spectacular adventure pits the world’s most famous monster against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity’s scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence." Set for release on May 16, 2014, Gareth Edwards directs based on a screenplay by Frank Darabont, Max Borenstein, and David Callaham. A brief look in now available: While crafting your response to share below, enjoy this amateur video for Blue Oyster Cult's "Godzilla" starring the big fella.

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