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Anime, Hollywood Films Help Japan’s Box Office to Rebound in 2022

Japan’s box office sales in 2022 grew 32 percent to $1.64 billion (213 billion yen) over the previous year, with admissions rising to 152 million, driven by anime and a rebound in market share for Hollywood. Revenues are still well below the pre-pandemic 2019 box office of ¥261 billion ($2 billion at current exchange rates), […]

Kurt, Wyatt Russell Board Apple TV+ and Legendary’s Godzilla Series

Apple TV+ and Legendary Television’s Godzilla series is becoming a (Russell) family affair. Kurt and Wyatt Russell have been cast in the series, which is set in the world of Legendary’s Monsterverse franchise. Details on their roles are being kept quiet at the moment. The father and son join a cast that also includes Pachinko […]

‘Pachinko’ Star Anna Sawai Among Five Joining Apple’s Godzilla Series

Apple TV+ and Legendary Television’s Godzilla and Titans series has begun assembling its human cast. Pachinko star Anna Sawai, Ren Watabe, Kiersey Clemons, Joe Tippett and Elisa Lasowski have joined the drama from Legendary, which is expanding the studio’s Monsterverse to TV. WandaVision’s Matt Shakman will direct the first two episodes and serve as an […]

Godzilla and Kaiju Monster TV Series in the Works From Legendary, Apple

The big-screen world of Godzilla and Legendary’s Monsterverse is getting the small-screen treatment. Apple TV+ has partnered with Legendary for a new original live-action show based on the creatures and the mysterious monster-tracking organization seen in the popular films. Hailing from Legendary Television, the show will be executive produced by Chris Black, the sci-fi veteran […]

Netflix: Movies and TV Shows Leaving in July

Take a look at the movies and TV shows that will disappear from Netflix next month.

‘Godzilla’ and James Bond Commemorated in New Watches and Eyeglasses

The latest luxury collaborations between Hollywood and fashion labels include 'Godzilla' with Grand Seiko, the upcoming James Bond installment 'No Time to Die' with Omega and Barton Perreira, 'Cats' with Kate Spade and a 'Little Women' wedding gown from Serena Williams' brand.

Zurich: Roland Emmerich to Receive Lifetime Achievement Honor

Roland Emmerich, the director of ‘Independence Day,' 'Godzilla,' '2012' and 'The Day After Tomorrow,' will receive a lifetime achievement honor at the Zurich International Film Festival.

‘Avengers: Endgame’ Helps Lift Imax Second-Quarter Earnings

Giant-screen exhibitor Imax on Tuesday posted higher second-quarter earnings that beat analyst expectations.

The Message Behind the New ‘Godzilla’ Films

'Godzilla: King of the Monsters' and Netflix's anime projects add a 21st-century twist to the themes tackled by classic monster movies.

5 Charged With Running Massive Movie Piracy Ring

A Los Angeles federal grand jury has indicted five men who allegedly ran an international piracy ring that offered hundreds of stolen movies and TV shows online, including 'Fifty Shades of Grey,' 'Godzilla' and 'The Walking Dead.'

How ‘King of Monsters’ Looks to Deliver the Definitive Godzilla

It appears that Warner Bros. and Legendary took Dr. Ishiro Serizawa’s line “let them fight” from Godzilla (2014) to heart. The new trailer for Godzilla: King of the Monsters, which follows the stunning teaser debut from this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, promises monster mayhem like never before. Directed by Michael Dougherty, who previously tackled monsters […]

Tokyo Fest Celebrates Godzilla’s 64th Birthday, With No Retirement in Sight

The latest film in the classic monster franchise will close this year's festival.