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Crumbling infrastructure? All in a day’s work for Godzilla.

July 30, 2009 in Entertainment, Events, Filmmaking/Filmmakers

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With a purposeful grimace and a terrible sound
He pulls the spitting high tension wires down
Godzilla!

Hey, Angelenos! Put down that copy of G-Fan, take the needle off that Blue Oyster Cult LP, and put on your favorite pair of Pumas.

Why? Because American Cinematheque is screening Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack (2001) tonight at 7:30 pm at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood.

Not only is the film, in this humble writer’s opinion, the very best Godzilla flick after Ishirō Honda’s original from 1954, but it’s also being followed by Honda’s Battle in Outer Space (1959), a rarely-screened Toho gem that partially inspired Star Wars.

That is all. And now, back to California’s regularly scheduled budget cuts.

Image: Poster art for Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack. Courtesy of the American Cinematheque.

Win In Flames, All That Remains & Gojira tickets–11/22

November 21, 2008 in Contests, Music

Hooray for Swedish death metal! Swedish death metal saved my life. Swedish death metal made me a sandwich. Swedish death metal loves you long time. Swedish death metal did too much blow in the 70s. Swedish death metal likes mac’n’cheese. Swedish death metal your mom. Actually, I just like saying “Swedish death metal.”

Seminal (heh) “melodic death metal” pioneers In Flames play at the Club Nokia this Saturday and you can win tickets. Just enter what you think is the funniest death metal band name you can think of, and we’ll select some winners with the funniest entries!

If you’d rather buy your tickets and not think up funny names, go here.