For decades, the legend and sounds of Godzilla have remained iconic. But less known about the mythology (at least in the latest iteration of Legendary’s MonsterVerse) are the shadowy figures that monitor Godzilla and other titans across the planet: the organization Monarch! Now, with Monarch: Legacy of Monsters debuting on Apple TV+ this Friday, November 17, the world of monsters will finally be brought into the light. And to celebrate, we were able to sit down with the showrunners and creators Matt Fraction and Chris Black, as well as director Matt Shakman, and producer Sean Konrad, to discuss the journey of bringing the MonsterVerse to streaming.Continue reading “Meeting the Masterminds Behind ‘Monarch: Legacy of Monsters’”
The MonsterVerse is back! Monarch: Legacy of Monsters is almost here! The spin off of the epic Godzilla/Kong franchise is officially hitting Apple TV+ this Friday, November 17. And to celebrate, we have an exclusive first look clip for all of you to check out!Continue reading “NOC Exclusive Clip: Meet ‘Monarch’ Scientist Dr. Miura”
The MonsterVerse is expanding! Perhaps one of the only good cinematic universe clones to come out of the age of MCU knock-offs has been Legendary’s MonsterVerse.Continue reading “New Trailer for ‘Monarch’ Unleashes the Legacy of the MonsterVerse”
Netflix has released the newest teaser for their latest anime series, Skull Island. As a part of their launch of the MonsterVerse, the streaming service and Legendary Television have teamed up for a collaboration that would expand upon King Kong’s mythology through the use of anime storytelling.Continue reading “Netflix Reveals First Look at ‘Skull Island’ Animated Series”
We turn our critical eye to the most important cinematic achievement of this century, Godzilla vs Kong.
Godzilla Vs. Kong is stomping into theaters and HBO Max today! And despite a lot of POC issues, the movie is admittedly a good time, and I’d be remiss if I said you shouldn’t see it. The spectacle and action is well worth the price of admission.
We were fortunate enough to be given the chance to interview director Adam Wingard recently, and though a lot of Adam’s work in the past has been problematic (this film included), he was still gracious enough to lend us four minutes of his time to discuss his film. I’d be lying if I said there wasn’t more I would have loved to ask, particularly when it comes to the subject of Asian representation in his films — something I plan to do so should I ever be afforded the same opportunity to sit down with him for future installments or movies. But alas, four minutes is all we were given for now.Continue reading “NOC Interview: ‘Godzilla Vs. Kong’ Director Adam Wingard”
As you, our loyal readers know, The NOC was created to provide input on the pop culture stories and trends we all love, but with a perspective that assess them from the greater lens of representation for people of color; fans like you. Sometimes in my reviews, I’ll assess a movie purely from an entertainment standpoint. But sometimes, a movie will come along that honestly needs to be looked at closer with both lenses. And Godzilla Vs. Kong, of all things, is actually one of those movies. To be frank, I’d be lying if I said I didn’t like this movie. From an entertainment standpoint it’s actually a huge blast! But for a film in a franchise so heavily tied to Japanese roots, and prior to this installment, honored those roots proudly, it honestly gets me a bit angry whenever I think about it. So, with your permission, and because it’s cheaper than therapy, I’d like to use this review to talk about the things I loved about the film from an entertainment standpoint, the things I disliked from an entertainment standpoint, and the things I hated from a cultural standpoint as a fellow Nerd of Color.Continue reading “NOC Review: ‘Godzilla Vs. Kong’ is Giant Fun but Has Giant POC Problems”
What’s up nerds! In t-minus one week, we’re about to have our faces melted by the absolute blast that is Godzilla Vs. Kong. While you’ll have to wait a bit longer to see the movie, we’re excited to share with you a fun shout out from fellow NOCs — the stars of the film — Brian Tyree Henry and Shun Oguri!Continue reading “NOC Greetings from the Cast of ‘Godzilla Vs. Kong’”
This is now a Godzilla stan cast. At us all you like. The King of the Monsters don’t give a F!
Here we go! After months of fans begging Warner Bros. in the comments section of every social media post they publish online to release it, we finally have a trailer for literally the biggest movie event of the spring: Godzilla Vs. Kong! And it. Kicks. Ass!Continue reading “A Clash of Kings: The ‘Godzilla Vs. Kong’ Trailer has Arrived!”