Month: June 2024

How ‘Ultra-Man: Rising’ Found A Fresh Take On Tokusatsu And Kaiju Genres

By Joe Fordham June 7, 2024 For nearly six decades, the 40-meter giant with a finned helmet, glowing eyes, and red-and-silver livery has soared over the tokusatsu and kaiju genres. Since his appearance in 1966 for the Tokyo Broadcasting System as the first tv show from Godzilla co-creator Eiji Tsuburaya, the size-altering superhero from Nebula …

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‘Ultraman: Rising’ Review: A Famous Japanese Franchise Gets a Heartwarming American Reboot

By: Jordan Mintzer June 14, 2024 For millions of Japanese viewers as well as countless fans across the globe, the Ultraman franchise, pitting a giant superhero against giant kaiju creatures of all shapes and breeds, has been a popular staple since it was first launched as a TV series in the 1960s. But for this critic and …

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Ultraman: Rising review – endearing kaiju animation battles the monster that is parenting

By: Catherine Bray June 13, 2024 In this family superhero animation with a twist, the monster that must be grappled with by our hero is parenthood – and specifically baby-care. We open in Odaiba, Japan, with a flashback to the childhood of Ken Sato, whose dad is passionate about kaiju, the giant monsters of Japanese pop culture …

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‘Ultraman: Rising’ Review: Netflix Adaptation Is One of the Best Superhero Movies in Years

By: Rafael Motamayor June 7, 2024 “Ultraman” is one of the most iconic and popular characters in Japanese history, running since 1966 with countless reboots and sequels across different mediums. Though it hasn’t really broken out in the West, we’ve seen titles like “Shin Ultraman” and the “Ultraman” adjacent anime “SSSS. Gridman” gain popularity outside …

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Eleanor Burgess Tapped To Pen Feature Adaptation Of Lisa Jewell’s Thriller ‘None Of This Is True’ For Netflix

By: Matt Grobar June 3, 2024 EXCLUSIVE: Netflix is developing a feature adaptation of None of This Is True, the psychological thriller novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Lisa Jewell, sources tell Deadline. Eleanor Burgess (Perry Mason) has been tapped to pen the script. Netflix won rights to the book in a competitive situation that involved …

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‘Ultraman: Rising’ Directors Discuss the Art of Updating a 1960s Hero

By: Devin Nealy June 3, 2024 It’s often claimed that luck happens when preparation meets opportunity. For the influential Ultraman franchise, there has been no shortage of preparation for the intellectual property’s incremental push toward mainstream recognition. With a history spanning almost 60 years, the iconic Japanese property has accumulated an impressive library of content across a …

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