Monsters

The One with Girls Who Love Monsters

Episode 53 – The One with Girls Who Love Monsters

Well hello there, welcome to our podcast. This is episode 53 of Kaiju Curry House – The One with Girls Who Love Monsters. Please download from your favourite podcast service and enjoy our content. Also, go on over to heroespodcasts.com to see other episodes and shows on the network.

Today hosts Alex and Joe are joined by Destinie Carbone, an illustrator at Rainleaf Studios (http://www.rainleaf.studio/) who goes by Kaiju-Hime on social media.

Destinie is kickstarting a book called Girls Who Loves Monsters, a collaborative book that features stories and artwork from various artists and authors to showcase the love that girls have for monsters, how they have been influenced by their love for monsters, and to break the societal mold for monster fandom.

You can grab a book or just support the project here – https://www.backerkit.com/projects/kaijuhime/girls-who-love-monsters

Don’t forget, because we’re fans just like you, we want to hear from you. Get in touch, suggest a topic and get involved by dropping us a message on Twitter @CurryKaiju in addition to the Facebook group KaijuCurryHouse

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Further info

As you (may or may not) know we have created this podcast not only because it’s fun for us to talk kaiju, but also because we want to engage with like minded people. So in other words don’t be shy and get in touch!

If you’re just discovering us, Kaiju Curry House is a new podcast series under the Heroes Podcast Network umbrella.

Comment below, on Facebook or hit us up @CurryKaiju on Twitter!

Where to get more

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Kaiju Curry House Podcast Credits

A Heroes Podcast Network Production

Hosts: Paul Williams | Joe McIntee | Alex James

Executive Producer: Derreck Mayer

Subscribe: https://linktr.ee/currykaiju

Social Media: @CurryKaiju

The One with Kaijumax

Episode 44 – The One with Kaijumax

Well hello there, welcome to our podcast. This is episode 44 of Kaiju Curry House – The One with Kaijumax. Please download from your favourite podcast service and enjoy our content. Also, go on over to heroespodcasts.com to see other episodes and series.

Today your regular hosts are joined by Zander Cannon the writer and illustrator of Kaijumax to discuss his ongoing comic series. We also have returning guest illustrator Frankie B Washington join in the conversation!

Don’t forget, because we’re fans just like you, we want to hear from you. Get in touch, suggest a topic and get involved by dropping us a message on Twitter in addition to the Facebook group @UKKaiju

Further info

As you (may or may not) know we have created this podcast not only because it’s fun for us to talk kaiju, but also because we want to engage with like minded people. So in other words don’t be shy and get in touch!

If you’re just discovering us, Kaiju Curry House is a new podcast series under the Heroes Podcast Network umbrella.

Comment below, on Facebook or hit us up @CurryKaiju on Twitter!

Now on Podcast Addict on Android devices. Download and subscribe today.

Where to get more

Don’t forget to subscribe to the show now on Spotify and Spreaker! The links are below!

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Not ready for that kind of commitment? No problem! Buy us a coffee over at ko-fi.com/heroespodcasts because every dollar truly does help.

Kaiju Curry House Podcast Credits

A Heroes Podcast Network Production

Hosts: Paul Williams | Joe McIntee | Alex James

Executive Producer: Derreck Mayer

Links: https://linktr.ee/currykaiju

Social Media: @CurryKaiju

The One with The Turtle Man

Episode 32 – The One with The Turtle Man

Hello and welcome to episode 32 of Kaiju Curry House. Please download from your favourite podcast service and enjoy our content. Also, go on over to heroespodcasts.com to see other episodes and series.

In today’s episode, The One with The Turtle Man, friend of the show and artist extraordinaire Matt Frank joins your regular hosts to talk about the one that started the Gamera franchise in anticipation of the soon to be released blu-ray set Gamera: The Complete Collection, which Matt has done a ton of artwork for.

To be upfront we go horrendously off topic in this episode, but we do get round to discussing Gamera in the final section.

Don’t forget, because we’re fans just like you, we want to hear from you. Get in touch, suggest a topic and get involved by dropping us a message on Twitter in addition to the Facebook group @UKKaiju

Further info

As you (may or may not) know we have created this podcast not only because it’s fun for us to talk kaiju, but also because we want to engage with like minded people. So in other words don’t be shy and get in touch!

If you’re just discovering us, Kaiju Curry House is a new podcast series under the Heroes Podcast Network umbrella.

Comment below, on Facebook or hit us up @CurryKaiju on Twitter!

Now on Podcast Addict on Android devices. Download and subscribe today.

Where to get more

Don’t forget to subscribe to the show now on Spotify and Spreaker! The links are below!

Stop by our Patreon to see what kinds of cool perks you can get for being one of our contributors: patreon.com/HeroesPodcasts

Not ready for that kind of commitment? No problem! Buy us a coffee over at ko-fi.com/heroespodcasts because every dollar truly does help.

Kaiju Curry House Podcast Credits

A Heroes Podcast Network Production

Hosts: Paul Williams | Joe McIntee | Alex James

Executive Producer: Derreck Mayer

Links: https://linktr.ee/currykaiju

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The One where Alex gets Salty

Episode 9

The One where Alex gets Salty is now live!

This is a full on spoiler cast of Godzilla: King of the Monsters. The latest big budget film in the monsterverse! So please make sure you have seen this film before you listen to us tear it apart because we would hate to spoil anything for you. You have been warned!

We will discuss what we love, what could be improved and what could come next. So go on, start listening now and find out what gets Alex so salty! 🙂

Further info

As you (may or may not) know we have created this podcast not only because it’s fun for us to talk kaiju, but also because we want to engage with like minded people. So don’t be shy and feel free to get in touch! What were you thoughts on the follow up to 2014’s Godzilla.

If you’re just discovering us, Kaiju Curry House is a new podcast series under the Heroes Podcast Network umbrella.

Comment below or hit us up @UKKaiju on Twitter!

Where to get more

Don’t forget to subscribe to the show now on Spotify and Spreaker! The links are below!

Stop by our Patreon to see what kinds of cool perks you can get for being one of our contributors: patreon.com/HeroesPodcasts

Not ready for that kind of commitment? No problem! Buy us a coffee over at ko-fi.com/heroespodcasts because every dollar truly does help.

Kaiju Curry House Podcast Credits

A Heroes Podcast Network Production

Hosts: Paul Williams | Joe McIntee | Alex James

Executive Producer: Derreck Mayer

iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/kaiju-curry-house/id1459048709

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Social Media: @UKKaiju | @HeroesPodcasts

The One Where Mothra Finally Does Something Right

Episode 6 of Kaiju Curry House has dropped, so stop what you are doing and download it because Mothra has finally done something right!

You lucky people can have a listen to “The One where Mothra finally does something right”. In this episode we have a good old chin wag over GMK. That’s Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidora: Giant Monsters All-Out attack! Man, what a mouth full…and it doesn’t even mention Baragon. You’d think with a title like that it’d be a massive battle royale like Destroy All Monsters, but this is one of the most serious and unique Godzilla movies of the bunch.

We also try out a new segment titled “What have KaijU been up to?” where we chat about what kaiju stuff we’ve seen since the last podcast.

As you (may or may not) know we have created this podcast not only because it’s fun for us to talk kaiju, but also because we want to engage with like minded people. So if you also love the film then please get in touch and share why, or argue why you don’t like this film.

If you’re just discovering us, Kaiju Curry House is the latest podcast series launching under the Heroes Podcast Network umbrella. It is designed to focus on all aspects of kaiju fandom, for those who grew up with it, or have just discovered it.

Comment below or hit us up @UKKaiju on Twitter!

Don’t forget to subscribe to the show now on Spotify and Spreaker! The links are below!

Stop by our Patreon to see what kinds of cool perks you can get for being one of our contributors: patreon.com/HeroesPodcasts

Not ready for that kind of commitment? No problem! Buy us a coffee over at ko-fi.com/heroespodcasts because every dollar truly does help.

Kaiju Curry House Podcast Credits

A Heroes Podcast Network Production

Hosts: Paul Williams | Joe McIntee | Alex James

Executive Producer: Derreck Mayer

iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/kaiju-curry-house/id1459048709

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5UvHH6EmPAskdSReJrL1aC

Google Play: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Iv2x4bjhcjonyxmurgea2qm5iky

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Social Media: @UKKaiju | @HeroesPodcasts

The Mummy & Dark Universe

Universal Studios is launching their Dark Universe with The Mummy, now in theaters. First, we talk a bit about The Mummy, including why it’s not as bad as people say, even when looking at the box office numbers. Then it’s on to the Dark Universe with our fan casting! We cast a dozen different characters we expect or want to see in the upcoming Dark Universe movies including the Bride of Frankenstein, Dracula, the Creature from the Black Lagoon, and Van Helsing, plus more.

Also, go to Screen-Heroes.com right now to subscribe to us on iTunes and drop us a review. If you do, we’ll be sure to give you a shout-out in a future episode!

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Screen Heroes Podcast Credits

Hosts
Derreck Mayer
Rachel Stewart
Ryan Couture

Special Guest
Ian Turner

Executive Producer
Derreck Mayer

Editor
Derreck Mayer

Music
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The Mummy & Dark Universe

Shin Godzilla – Kaiju done right

It seems that 2016 has been a year of huge potential with mixed results, many tent pole films and many more reactions to them. This could simply all be down to the source material: characters with per-existing histories and fan bases that make it difficult for studios, directors, and actors to please. All this aside, it has been an emotional roller coaster of a year for fandom film goes.

Earlier this year when I posted an article about this summer’s Godzilla movie and how it was going to be done by the original studio that created the character, I would be lying if I said I wasn’t extremely excited. What has also had many  of us fans very excited, and also a little concerned, was that this newest film was going to be a complete reboot – and it wasn’t going going down the retelling route.

For those of you who may not be Godzilla fans, there are some things that have always been canon in the Godzilla mythos: his origin, what he is, when he appeared. Like Superman or Captain America’s origins, there are some things about the big G that have been sacred to fans all around the world. But when the original studio decides to reboot the franchise itself and it acknowledges it is going to be a modern and very different retelling of the origin story…you need to have faith, but you can’t help but feel a little concerned too.

Our faith was rewarded, because they delivered.

Purple may be a new look, but it looks good

Purple may be a new look, but it looks good. The violet color is actually symbolic of death in Japanese culture.

The overwhelming consensus from from western fans who were lucky enough to see the film in Japan and those from the home nation of Japan, is that the film, while different, was masterfully done.  It has also been highlighted on many sites posting reviews of the film. The Japanese members of the fandom are usually the harshest critics out there – and yet so far they are the biggest supporters.

But it gets better…..this Godzilla is coming to the USA. Funimation, the company that distributes other Japanese media in the United States (the Dragonball franchise for example), has announced that Shin Godzilla will be coming to the USA for a theatrical release in late 2016. No date yet on that release, but with roughly four months left in 2016, you will not have long to wait.

Look away if you want to be spoiler free as I will be giving a rough synopsis of the plot. There is also one spoiler image as well, so if you want to save yourself a legitimately fun surprise, best to wait it out.

The film opens with some mysterious problems occurring in Tokyo Bay. Before you can say “I think it’s a monster” an enormous tail appears in the bay. This is right off the bat in the film and it takes no time to build up a threat. Godzilla is here and it really starts to hit the fan quickly. This is quite the refreshing change from other Godzilla films and it addresses one of the key fan complaints against the 2014 Hollywood outing.

The other thing that I should mention is that Godzilla doesn’t seem quite himself….spoiler image coming up folks…..

He evolves during the course of the film…

dramatically…

…more than once….

 

The first two forms of Shin Godzilla

The first two forms of Shin Godzilla – these are Bandai figures. As of yet no official pictures have surfaced online with as much detail.

The Proto-Godzilla does what Godzillas do best and starts running riot. It is here where the film starts to show some of its true colors. We go to rooms full of Japan’s government representatives as they stare in disbelief at what they are seeing and try to manage some kind of response.

I should mention that Godzilla originally served as a commentary for the current state of affairs in Japan and in this first reboot since the original film, the studio stayed true to that idea. The theme of politicians talking and debating until they are forced to act is a reoccurring plot point in the film and while a few fans have complained that the amount of time spent on this element could have been shortened, I think that this issue the film highlights couldn’t be any more current. The Japanese representatives spend a lot of time arguing about what should and can be done, but by the time they are able to come up with a plan…the problem has shifted sideways on them. Godzilla changes for his second time (the second form is pretty unnerving to look at by the way).

So at about this time, the USA comes into the movie. The US military helps the Japanese have a go at the walking disaster that seems to love populated areas, but nobody seems to be getting anywhere against the monster using conventional weapons, much to the concern of the US.

Then, Godzilla evolves into his third and final appearance of the film, the one we have been seeing in all of the trailers and lets just say he packs a mean punch.

Tension starts to reach a critical point when the US representative tells the Japanese that they have a deadline to sort this monster business out or it’s nukes away. Say what you will about the political undertones, it definitely ratchets up the tension.

I will not give away more after that because what comes next is crucial to the climax of the film. However, lets just say that the film ends with something of a cliff hanger and what I think is a pretty interesting way to finish the movie which will no doubt be the first installment in a series of new Godzilla films.

And a new series there will certainly be, with this movie already being almost twice as successful as the 2014 Hollywood Godzilla during its opening weekend in Japan. It would seem unlikely in this day and age that a sequel not be made.

So for those of you who would be considered “Western Audiences”, you may have to wait a little while for him to get to you, but this Godzilla is coming your way and if it’s one thing we all know – good things are worth waiting for.

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So how about it folks? Are you excited to see this new Godzilla? Will you see it in the US theaters?

Are you more excited to see where this version of the Godzilla franchise is going or the US one?

Comment below!

Shin Godzilla – Kaiju done right