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Michael Rizzardi

From the ashes of a Barney obsession rose a lifelong Godzilla fanatic in Cleveland, OH...on top of whatever superhero comics, mecha anime, and tokusatsu shows Michael can get his hands on. If he's not out to dinner with his lovely girlfriend or at his piano grinding out synth tunes, you can bet he's got his eyes glued to a high octane piece of multimedia, ready to pick it apart for your entertainment.

Lovecraft Comes To The Big Screen (With Nicolas Cage In Tow)

Literary fans can finally experience author H.P. Lovecraft’s special brand of cosmic horror at the movie theater. With a healthy dose of Nicolas Cage, to boot. Cage stars in the new project Color Out of Space, produced by independent company Spectrevision and based on the short story of the same name. The film, helmed by […]

Nerdbot Review: Godzilla: The Planet Eater

The epic conclusion to Netflix’s Godzilla anime trilogy has finally arrived and—you know what? Who cares? Who actually cares? The Godzilla fans don’t care. I’ve been on the subreddit, there was a lot of hype for this movie. Aside from a few derogatory memes, Godzilla: The Planet Eater has been completely forgotten in favor of […]

‘Gundam Narrative’ Hits US Theaters In February

Gundam fans, it’s time to plan a night out to the theater! Thanks to eagle-eyed Twitter user @WTK, the stateside theatrical release of Mobile Suit Gundam Narrative has been confirmed. Listings for the film have been posted on both AMC and Fandango under the title Gundam NT. Like most anime movies, such as last year’s […]

New Sentai Could Mean Trouble For The Franchise

The next season of Super Sentai is just over the horizon, and features an all-too familiar theme for fans: Dinosaurs! The 43rd installment, called Kishiryu Sentai Ryusoulger, mixes medieval knights with prehistoric beasts, marking the fourth Sentai series revolving around dinosaurs. And why not more dinosaurs? They’re cool, they’re powerful, they’re…a financially safe decision. It’s […]

Nerdbot Anime Review: SSSS.Gridman

If you pulled all the dreams out of my head, animated them, and streamed them on Crunchyroll, you’d make something pretty close to SSSS.Gridman. Let’s run through the list. Wicked cool superheroes? Check. Giant city-destroying kaiju? Check. Colossal mecha combining sequences? Check and double check. This is the show that has it all, wrapped up […]

Nerdbot Movie Review: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

After 6 solo movies, two reboots, a Venom spinoff, and several aborted cinematic universes, what more could yet another Spider-Man movie provide for audiences? Well, don’t hang up the webs just yet, because this is one you have to see! Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse marks the Marvel hero’s first ever animated movie. After the death […]

Godzilla Flaunts Its Monster Cast In New Trailer

The King is back for Round 2, and Godzilla’s going to need all the help he can get! The second trailer for Legendary Pictures’ Godzilla: King of the Monsters dropped worldwide today after debuting yesterday at the Brazil Comic Con. Legendary had been whetting our appetites with updates on their viral Monarch website all week, […]

5 Toku Heroes With Christmas Spirit

Even Tokusatsu Heroes know the reason for the season! Sure, they have their hands full fighting the forces of evil on Japanese TV screens every week. But that doesn’t stop them from diving headfirst and showing off their holiday spirit! Here are just five toku heroes who spread the Christmas cheer! Gokai Christmas Out of […]

Tokyo Con Reveals New Godzilla Designs & Music

The wait till May 31 just got even more agonizing for Godzilla fans! Legendary’s Tokyo Comic-Con Godzilla panel this past weekend had a ton of reveals and leaks to get fans excited for Godzilla: King of the Monsters next spring. Toy company Bandai came along, as well, showing off the new additions to their S.H.MonsterArts […]