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"We'll fill our mouths with cinnamon."

I used to keep day planners, and I'd mark days when I didn't write with an L, for Lost. A Lost Day. If I still kept a day planner, half of April and almost all of May thus far would have earned an L.

Today will probably be another L. And tomorrow. Because the selling of this house, though we won't be moving, is causing chaos again.

But the sun came back yesterday afternoon. And the today is a little warmer, currently 64˚F. I'm not sure I've ever been as relieved to see the sun as I was yesterday. This should translate to me being more productive, but we woke to news of tomorrow's disruption, which means today is also disrupted.

One step forward, two steps back.

Yesterday, Kyle Cassidy suggested on Twitter that people list their ten favorite "kaiju" films. Here are mine, ranked in order of year of release:

1. King Kong (1933)
2. The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms (1953)
3. Gojira (1954)
4. Rodan (1956)
5. Reign of Fire (2002)
6. King Kong (2005)
7. The Host (2006)
8. Cloverfield (2008)
9. Monsters (2010)
10. Pacific Rim (2013)
Honorable Mention: The utterly preposterous, but endlessly charming, Reptilicus (1961)

Aunt Beast


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May. 9th, 2016 06:31 pm (UTC)
I've never been particularly a fan of kaiju films but I've seen most of these and they're good, I agree. The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms happens to be on my list of movies to watch in the next couple weeks.

My list would probably include End of Evangelion. Though some of my favourite kaiju moments come from movies that aren't for the most part kaiju films--like Paprika and Ghostbusters.
Scott Connors
May. 9th, 2016 10:12 pm (UTC)
My list overlaps yours almost completely. I'm not a big fan of RODAN, and I really liked the recent GODZILLA film. Also, does kaiju include giant bug movies? In which case, I must add the wonderful THEM!
May. 9th, 2016 11:28 pm (UTC)
One step forward, two steps back.

This feels like the dance of Spring.
Larry Torre
May. 9th, 2016 11:48 pm (UTC)
Monster Cards

my grandmother took me to a few films...........It was great to see King Kong vs. Godzilla sometimes paired with another great like ghidorah the three headed monster! now I'm thinking of those tiny twins from the mothra movies...........

p.s. the recent Godzilla reamakes were horribly disapppoining to me.
May. 11th, 2016 04:53 am (UTC)
Reign of Fire is a seriously underappreciated film. Matthew McConaughey is so over the top here, but it totally works. And I've always liked Christian Bale, in almost anything.

(Well, except for Equilibrium...that movie was just stupid)
Eric Cantwell
May. 11th, 2016 06:28 am (UTC)
The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms is a personal favorite of mine. I still don't feel that pop movie "experts" give it proper recognition generally.

For me, I would have to add Mothra vs. Godzilla. It's a ridiculous movie, but its over-the-top absurdity and the sheer quantity of mindless cheese-o-rama elements make it undeniable in my book. Godzilla vs. Megalon is a close contender in the absurd movie department as well.
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