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Category Archives: Fantasy
The mythic critter Cyclops, with one eye and optional horn, has turned up a few times in the history of cinema, usually in a cameo role. Though he did take the lead, sans horn, in the not-overly-memorable Cyclops (US-2008; dir. … Continue reading
A Backbrain New Release Exclusive What if your best friend was a giant tree monster? Peter and the Colossus (US-2013) is an independent feature-length film written, directed and produced by Mitchel Viernes. It stars Aubrey Robbins and new child star … Continue reading
Images of the cute yet bizarre kaiju (that is, monsters) inhabiting Takashi Murakami’s much-anticipated fantasy Mememe no Kurage (Jellyfish Eyes) reveal an imagination that has taken its own established aesthetic and created a weird, toy-like pantheon of creatures very reminiscent, in … Continue reading
Two of the monster designs for Part 1 of artist Takashi Murakami’s proposed live-action fantasy trilogy, Mememe no Kurage (Jellyfish Eyes) [if you need to catch up, see The Art of Monsters: Takashi Murakami and Jellyfish Eyes], have surfaced — … Continue reading
A while back the Backbrain discussed at length Japanese artist Takashi Murakami and his upcoming live-action giant monster film, Jellyfish Eyes. (See The Art of Monsters: Takashi Murakami and Jellyfish Eyes.) As exciting as that is, the website for the … Continue reading
Going on the latest poster created for this year’s Comic-Con, the giant robots of Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim are utterly gigantic. Assuming their size is roughly comparable to that of the daikaiju enemies they are created to fight, we’re … Continue reading
Beasts of the Southern Wild (US-2012; dir. Benh Zeitlin) has been described as “a beautiful award-winning drama that just happens to include giant monsters”. In the aftermath of the film’s recent wins at Cannes and Sundance, words like “magical”, “moving”, … Continue reading
With Jonathan Liebesman’s Wrath of the Titans — a sequel to the much-spurned Clash of the Titans — about to be released upon us, a new, rather spectacular trailer has provoked the usual irrelevant internet complaints of “mythological” inaccuracy — … Continue reading