The Great Godzilla Movie Marathon: Part 3 – The Millennium Series

Hi crew! 👋🏻 We’re now into the Millennium series of the Godzilla franchise! The Millennium series is quite unique from the previous two series as each movie is a continuity reboot that is only connected to the original 1954 movie. In my opinion, this series is probably the easiest to get into for newcomers to the Japanese movies as they don’t necessarily require you to watch every single movie to be able to understand the next one that you watch, unlike a certain franchise these days. After the Millennium series ended in 2004, Toho took a break from producing Godzilla movies in order to…

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Why ‘Man of Steel’ is Important to Me

Hi crew! 👋🏻 Tomorrow (the 19th of November) is International Men’s Day and last year I marked the occasion by listing five reasons why Superman is my favourite superhero. This year, I want to continue on with that and tell you all why Man of Steel is one of my favourite movies ever. I am aware that this movie is divisive and has drawn the ire of many a gatekeeper, but other people’s opinions on the things that I love have never stopped me from enjoying them. I’m perfectly fine with people explaining to me why they don’t like my favourite things,…

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Classic Sci-Fi on My TBR

Hi crew! 👋🏻 I have this annoying little habit of adding older books to my TBR and then just never reading them, and most of those older books on my TBR end up being sci-fi. The term ‘classic’ is entirely subjective but my definition of classic sci-fi leans towards books published in the 20th century or earlier that have a cult following or have been cited as being influential. You may have a different definition of what makes something a ‘classic’ and that’s totally fine! Neuromancer by William Gibson This book is a very recent addition to my TBR thanks…

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The Great Godzilla Movie Marathon: Part 2 – The Heisei Series

Hi crew! 👋🏻 We’re now moving on to the Heisei series of Godzilla! The Heisei series technically began in the Showa era with 1984’s The Return of Godzilla. If you’re not familiar with Japanese historical periods, the Showa period began in 1926 with the coronation of Emperor Hirohito (known as Emperor Showa) and ended when he died in 1989. This led to the Heisei period when his son Akihito was crowned Emperor Heisei and ended in 2019 when he abdicated the throne. Why Godzilla movies get put into series named after the era that they weren’t released in I don’t really know but…

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The Great Godzilla Movie Marathon: Part 1 – The Showa Series

Hi crew! 👋🏻 Back in September, I was inspired by a YouTuber I watch to carry out a pretty big project for Sci-Fi Month. That YouTuber, Quinton Reviews, binge-watched the entirety of iCarly and made two four hour videos talking about the series. I don’t exactly have the means or the desire to make videos, but I am capable of making gigantic blog posts. So I decided that I would watch every single Godzilla movie and give mini reviews for each one. This is not an easy task for anybody because since 1954, there have been 36 movies featuring the…

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