Category Archives: Trailers

It Came From … A Big Blue Hole in the Sea: Poseidon Rex

Poseidon Rex (US-2013; dir. Mark L. Lester) is, without a doubt, a B-monster pic, SyFy-style. That’s not necessarily bad. “B-movie” is not synonymous with “bad movie”. “Low budget movie”, yes. Generally formulaic? Sure. But they can be fun if you … Continue reading

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Godzilla Rises: Official Main Trailer

And here we have it: the latest official trailer for Gareth Edwards’ Godzilla, due out in May. Check out the awesome “rising island” moment! embedded by Embedded VideoYouTube Direct This comes hot on the heels of the stunning perspective on … Continue reading

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Of Monsters and the Mafia

Indie stalwart Mark Polonia of the Polonia Bros has just finished major photography on a film that features the mob and a dinosaurian monster. It’s called Meateaters, which probably indicates that we’re not dealing with a herbavore. There’s something intriguingly … Continue reading

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New Trailer: The Zombie Apocalypse Reaches Denmark

Scandinavian TV and cinema — not to forget literature — have been spreading their goodness around the world for a while now, having produced some of the best work in crime and dark fantasy seen anywhere. TV shows such as … Continue reading

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Chinese Dragons Are Cool: The Dragon Pearl

The Dragon Pearl (2011; directed by Mario Andreacchio) is an Australia/China co-production. It has a huge Chinese dragon in it. It also has Aussie stars Sam Neill (who has been in lots of stuff, but I’m going to name In … Continue reading

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Godzilla Unleashed

As I write this, barely a day has past since the trailer for Gareth Edward’s Godzilla (US-2014) was let loose on the internet — and already it’s everywhere. So none of the following is news. I put it here … … Continue reading

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An Attraction to Kaiju

Given the state-of-play out there in the movie world, kaiju (or daikaiju) have a large appeal to at least a certain (maybe-growing) percentage of the cinematic audience. But when does attraction become perversion? Relativistically, giant monster sex is not something … Continue reading

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Peter and the Colossus

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

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There Goes the Neighbourhood

With the latest rendition of the zombie apocalypse about to hit screens worldwide, it’s perversely comforting to know that one’s hometown hasn’t been spared. World War Z (US-2013; dir. Marc Forster) is due for release on June 20, so the … Continue reading

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Pacific… Umm, Atlantic… How Many Rims Are There?

Atlantic Rim (US-2013; dir. Jared Cohn) is the notorious mockbuster studio The Asylum’s pre-hash of Guillermo del Toro’s upcoming blockbuster, Pacific Rim. It has giant monsters rising from the depths (albeit different depths), giant mecha, a human combat team and … Continue reading

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