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GOJIRAAAA!!!! …is BACK!!!!

Godzilla, a Japanese movie monster, has gone on to become a worldwide pop culture icon starring in films produced by Toho Co. The monster has appeared in numerous other media incarnations including video games, novels, comic books, and television series as well.

Producer Brian Rogers expresses interest in rebooting the giant beast’s mythos, and staying true to his roots at its best. Also, expect the 2012 film to feature a monster mash. Oh yes, you heard correct. Godzilla will be taking on others.

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Prepare yourself. It’s.. it’s… ALIVE!!! Frankenweenie lives!

Tim Burton’s latest stop motion animated adventure, Frankenweenie, reveals an exclusive retro-style poster.

The stop-motion film is about a boy and his dog. After losing his beloved dog Sparky, Victor harnesses the power of science to bring his best friend back to life—with just a few minor “tweaks”. He tries to hide his home-sewn creation from public, but when Sparky gets out, Victor’s fellow students, teachers and the entire town all learn that this “new life” has unintended, sometimes monstrous, consequences.

Interestingly enough, Frankenweenie will be filmed in black and white and rendered in 3D, which will elevate the classic style to a whole new experience.

Frankenweenie will hit theaters October 5, 2012.

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Tick. tock. Is it 12:01a yet? IMAX poster for The Dark Knight Rises revealed?

A brand new IMAX poster is now revealed for The Dark Knight Rises, which lucky dedicated fans will receive at the midnight screening of the film.

Maybe it’s just eye strain and marketing fatigue, but riddle me this.. Is that a bat-symbol on the bridge of Bane’s nose and eyes? This question can only be answered from an unusual perspective. Can you get yourself there?

The Dark Knight Rises is set to hit theatres on July 20, 2012.

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Mondo Reveal LORD OF THE RINGS: RETURN OF THE KING Poster

Mondo, the collectible art boutique arm of Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, is excited to announce their first-ever print for Peter Jackson’s “The Lord of the Rings,” completing the holy trilogy of geek properties. The poster (regular and variant) in the series, “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King” by artist Aaron Horkey was unveiled this evening.

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The Dark Knight Rises IMAX Posters revealed

As you know, posters usually inspire only a slight throb of excitement, and just when you thought light boxes across America were safe, BOOM! Warner Bros. drops another set of theatrical posters that inspire a war of words. To say reactions to the theatrical posters were negative would be an understatement. To acknowledge, fans loved all the banners and character posters wouldn’t do them justice. In fact, reactions to each set of images were so polarized, there’s little surprise that the theatrical poster has more or less been replaced by the later offerings. And still, with just over two weeks left to release, Warner Bros. isn’t done yet.

Today, no less than three new posters for Christopher Nolan‘s latest hit the Internet. One is for the IMAX release, another is a viral reward and a third is a UK quad based on a previously released viral image. How do these stack up with the others? Check them out below.

I still think the banners released have been by far the most striking images in the marketing, followed closely by the character one sheets. Each portrayed these iconic characters in ways that tease us with what to expect from the movie.

Not that it matters at this point. Is anyone not dying to see this movie? It’s released July 20.