The Royal Birthday"Remember, Remember the Third of November...The Season of Kaiju was Wrought...
...I know of no reason, why the Daikaiju Season should Ever. Be. Forgot..."
Some of you may not know it, but then again, some of you might. But for those of you who don't know what I'm talking about, your friendly Godzilla Obsessive Linkzilla is here to inform you.
Tomorrow officially marks Godzilla's 60th Birthday...
Yes folks; 60 years ago, the original Gojira premiered in Theaters in Japan, gracing us with the Greatest Monster the world will ever know.
It is unbelievable that it has been Ten years since his monumental 50th Anniversary. And ever since, we've been hearing things; rumors, speculations and plans that never happened. And here, on the 60th year, we got our second chance to do an American Godzilla that did the character justice. And I think that's something to be proud of.
So, what else does this mean? Well - ever since I started here on Deviantart, I have been keeping an Annual Tradition.
Tarantino, Binoche, Godzilla and You!"Tarantino said to me, 'That was the first time I've ever cried during a 3D blockbuster, I had to take off my glasses to wipe away my tears.' I took it as a compliment."
Juliette Binoche talking about her performance in Godzilla
Ms. Binoche only needed 225 seconds of screen time on Godzilla to show why she's considered one of the best actresses alive!
What about you? Who was driven to the brink of tears by Bryan Cranston and Juliette Binoche electrifying performances? C'mon...dont be shy!
No taboos: what was not-so-good about Godzilla?For some months I've been waiting to open this topic. Now that the hype surrounding the film has cooled off, I believe most of us can throw a critic, honest look upon Legendary’s Godzilla.
I rely on your ability of respect for others’ opinions, so please don’t make me regret bringing this discussion to light. I believe that, by sharing our true analysis of the film, we can grow even more consistent as a group. It’s a chance to know better each other, and to know better Godzilla, and to have a say regarding what we expect to see solved in the sequel.
Personally, I feel that the movie delivered what it promised, but just what it promised, falling way short on its true potential. Yes, human characters were handled with care, Sandra’s last scene was truly moving, the homely takes with Ford and Elle made me smile. Yes, like Honda made 60 years ago, Godzilla worked more as a shadow threat than a physical threat, making the kaiju fights short
'Godzilla 2' set to debut on June 8th, 2018Yep, almost 4 years to go...
'Godzilla' ended his theatre run grossing exactly $507,790,121 in all World, more than triple-justifying Legendary's $150M investment on the film's production and infinitely-justifying a sequel, which will count with the presences of Rodan, Mothra and King Ghidorah!!
Rodan, Mothra, Ghidorah on 'Godzilla' sequels!!!Nevermind Legendary would come to SDCC 2014 with a faint presentation, after releasing their big summer blockbusters Pacific Rim and Godzilla. Thomas Tull movie company showed they're ready to take hegemony on Hollywood with their new big partner Universal Pictures after bringing SDCC Hall H down with dozens of novelties. Who can judge them? After gaining the likes of some of the most creative minds of modern cinema, like Christopher Nolan, Guillermo del Toro or Gareth Edwards, their path to victory is straightforward!
After confirming the sequel to Pacific Rim, Legendary reinforces their monster movie tactic for upcoming years, confirming the presence of good ol' Rodan, Mothra and King Ghidorah for the next Godzilla movies!
King Kong will also return to the big screens on 2016 by the hands of Legendary, on the movie Skull Island:
Godzilla PS3 game + Pacific Rim 2Bandai Namco Games announced that it will release the PlayStation 3 game Godzilla in Japan this winter. The action game lets you play the monster itself against human civilization, as you clear missions by destroying buildings and weapons. The game will recreate the look of tokusatsu (special effects) movies, including signature tokusatsu camera angles and gunpowder explosions, with the latest graphics.
See the game trailer here
Guillermo del Toro confirms Pacific Rim comic book series, animated series and a movie sequel!
The sequel will be produced by Legendary and Universal Pictures and is set to debut on 7 April 2017.
See del Toro message to the fans here
A mini-gallery of early Godzilla and M.U.T.O. concept art by Kan Muftic.
Gareth Edwards will direct Star Wars spinoffGodzilla is still playing on theaters worldwide, but seems like Lucasfilm already made up his mind regarding the director of the Star Wars spinoff...
Gareth Edwards, Godzilla director, was hired to command this project, and I bet he couldn't be more happy, given he's an assumed fan of the franchise!
"Ever since I saw Star Wars I knew exactly what I wanted to do for the rest of my life - join the Rebel Alliance! I could not be more excited and honored to go on this mission with Lucasfilm"
This new project shall prove another great challenge for Mr. Edwards...after reviving the Godzilla franchise, he's now attached to the revival of Star Wars. Which character will his spinoff focus on?
"Gareth's filmmaking talent makes him one of his generation's most creative and visionary directors. The plan has always been for Gareth to direct a different film before we started on another Godzilla, but who knew it would be a Star Wars installment? We have
Metacritic: 63/100HERE THEY COME! They who trade the popcorns for a glass of Porto wine, they who like to write reviews that would make entire trilogies, and live in the fantasy that there's still legions who heed what they write, but still they write more because they need to buy more Porto wine!
Personally, I don't find professional reviews very useful regarding films like Godzilla, but impelled by morbid curiosity, I still read a few ones. I'll try to shorten the long spoilful paragraphs of the oh-I-understand-all-about-cinema-because-I've-seen-all-Bergman's-films people here:
Some critics bash Godzilla because they say the film is slow and they wanted to see more of Godzilla.
Other critics bash Godzilla because they say human characters are clichèed and their dialogue is dull (OK, I saw that coming on the trailers...)
Other critics praise Godzilla because they say the film's slow pace, the hidden menace of Godzilla and the focus on the characters gives Godzilla a t
Pokemon is Forever
Foreword by techgnotic
Kay (aka damphyr) is DeviantArt’s go-to expert on everything “Pokémon.” She also occupies the adventurous position of being one of DeviantArt's main enforcers of standards and practices. We thank her for being a guardian of artistic erotica and especially, for being able to answer every question we get asked about Pokémon and just about anything else for that matter. Supreme Keeper of all pop culture knowledge, Kay must be protected in case of global disaster.
An incongruous collection of people lined the sidewalk outside the local video game retailer just before opening on March 6th, 2011. The first in line we
Realistic Pokemon Season 1 by arvalis
arvalis aka RJ Palmer is a long time deviant who has created his own unique niche at DeviantArt.
He was first known as the artist who drew incredibly realistic dinosaurs. Somehow his depictions of dinosaurs began morphing into Pokemon characters. He is now renowned as dA’s master of realistic Pokemon illustrations. His has been quite a success story through art. His rise has been quite a success story on how to build a following in the community. RJ has wonderful tutorial drawing sessions on his Dev
The Hunger Games: Accidental Statement of Protest?
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Catching fire by Kris-Kamikakushi
In Bangkok, Thailand, students are being arrested for raising their hands in the air to flash Katniss’ three–finger “freedom” salute.
That’s right, the Katniss who’s the fictional heroine of the popular dystopian sci–fi “Hunger Games” movie series. The world has changed over the last few decades in a very big way, but some are apparently unaware of it or undisturbed by the stunning ramifications.
The Little Mermaid
The Little Mermaid
Someday by alicexz
Foreword by techgnotic
Elisa (aka spotted) steps out from behind the scenes as one of our intrepid Today Page senior editors to contribute her appreciation of “The Little Mermaid.” We hope it will be the first of many contributions to come, another hidden talent having been revealed by this longtime DeviantArt special projects manager.
It was 25 years ago that a redheaded mermaid made a splash in theaters ushering in a new era for the identity of the Disney princess.
Star Wars: A New Hope
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The Empire Bargains by dvsdesigner
Who’s the most important person now in the Star Wars franchise? JJ Abrams? Think again!
It begins in mere weeks from now: The countdown to the first of the next Star Wars sequels, Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens, the first of a new trilogy for a new generation. The first 1 minute trailer, a mostly wordless montage of series’ heroes, will debut attached to Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 or on Disney-owned ABC Television. American culture stirs in its sleep. Georg
10 Tips to Improve your Digital ArtA while ago I posted some tips on how to improve your art. While that article was rather general, this one is an addition to it, focusing on digital drawing and painting – so make sure to read both.
It's made for beginners, so it's just really basic stuff. I hope it's helpful!
1. Get a tablet
Of course there are artists who create beautiful pictures with a mouse, but trust me, drawing with a graphics tablet is more natural and a lot easier once you're used to it.
Tablets have one big advantage over mouses: Pen pressure. Depending on how hard you press the line gets thicker and darker or thinner and lighter, similar to a real pen on real paper. I'd recommend getting a small, cheap Wacom tablet to start out.
Also make sure your tablet always has the newest drivers installed! You can download them on the Wacom website.
More information about tablets
It would seem counter-intuitive that a person wearing glasses—i.e., a person in need of a device to properly identify and understand incoming visual perceptual information—would be assumed to be more rather than less intellectually gifted. And yet that’s the transformative power of donning a pair of glasses, the thicker-lensed and clunkier the better.
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The earliest known artworks of humans, found on cave walls dating back about 40,000 years, tell stories.
Usually the stories are of amazing hunts for enormous wooly mammoths and other food sources. Others suppose they were plans for hunts, no different from a coach’s football plays.
Today we are learning of abstract artworks on the cave walls, seemingly deliberately hidden, and much farther back, painted by medicine men huffing hallucinogenic herbs. The purpose for these totemic abstracts is unclear. While native art worldwide retained its
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The Harvest time of year represents the last heroic exertion of labor to gather in for storage the bounty of crops to sustain life through the approaching Autumn and Winter. The health and relative comfort of an entire village or settlement, or a single remote homestead, through the cold and barren months, depends on a successful harvest. A blighted harvest means fear and prayers that the winter will be mild and of short duration, that the limited food might provide enough sustenance. In modern society, the Harvest has come to represent receiving just and due reward for any endeavor one has worked long and hard to make a success. But this gallery of