“Shin Godzilla” aka “Godzilla Resurgence” coming to Tucson





Limited Engagement!  Tuesday, October 11 – Tuesday, October 18 only! at the Loft Cinema, 3233 E. Speedway Blvd. in Tucson (not Tokyo)

“Make way for the ultimate homage to one of the most enduring legends of the big screen – Godzilla, The King of the Monsters is back in Tokyo for an all-new, city-crushing crusade that speaks to the very roots of the world-renowned franchise.

It’s a peaceful day in Japan when a strange fountain of water erupts in the bay, causing panic to spread among government officials.  At first, they suspect only volcanic activity, but one young executive dares to wonder if it may be something different … something alive.   His worst nightmare comes to life when a massive gilled monster emerges from the deep and begins tearing through the city, leaving nothing but destruction in its wake.   As the government scrambles to save the citizens, a rag-tag team of volunteers cuts through a web of red tape to uncover the monster’s weakness and its mysterious ties to a foreign superpower.   But time is not on their side – the greatest catastrophe to ever befall the world is about to evolve right before their very eyes.   With Shin Godzilla (aka Godzilla Resurgence),  co-directors Hideaki Anno (Evangelion) and Shinji Hijuchi (Attack on Titan) have unleashed an epic, thrilling, action-packed installment of the enduring kaiju series (the 32nd  film in the franchise, and already a monster hit in its native Japan) that harkens back to the terrifying realism of  Ishirô Honda original 1954 classic, Godzilla! (Dir. by Hideaki Anno & Shinji Hijuchi , 2016, Japan, in Japanese with subtitles, 120 mins., Not Rated)”

More info: https://loftcinema.org/film/shin-godzilla/


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Carolyn Classen
Carolyn Sugiyama Classen, a life long Democrat, was born & raised in the State of Hawaii, was a Legislative Aide for U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye on Capitol Hill, and practiced law for a while. In Tucson she worked as a tribal staff attorney for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and later was the Interim Executive Director of the now defunct Domestic Violence Commission. In 2008 she became a “My Tucson” guest columnist for the Tucson Citizen newspaper, then continued blogging for Tucsoncitizen.com for over four and a half years. Her blogsite was entitled “Carolyn’s Community” about community events and some political news, until Gannett Publishing shut down the site on January 31, 2014. She started with Blog for Arizona on Feb. 11, 2014. Part time she has been sitting as a Hearing Officer in Pima County Consolidated Justice Courts Small Claims Division since April, 2005. She is married to University of Arizona Distinguished Professor Albrecht Classen, a native of Germany. They have one son, who lives in Seattle, WA with his wife and daughter. She is also the Editor of the Southern Arizona Japanese Cultural Coalition website, www.southernazjapan.org (since Jan. 2013).


  1. If you’re wondering why I posted this in Blogforarizona.net, you won’t, after seeing this political movie. Once the Godzilla creature comes ashore, the Prime Minister of Japan and his cabinet must start making decisions on what to do — stop it, drive it away, eradicate? Calling this new monster by it’s original name Gojira, younger Japanese politicians and scientists (and the military) must face this emergency head on, to save Tokyo’s millions and ultimately, the world from destruction. Having lived in Tokyo twice, it’s amazing to see the movie scenes of all that destruction in Gojira’s wake. Playing for one week only, till Oct. 18.

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