Go Behind the Scenes of Guillermo del Toro’s PACIFIC RIM in New 14-Minute Featurette

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Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim—his first directorial feature in five years—finally hits theaters this Friday, and in case you can’t wait a few more days for the full film, Warner Bros. has graciously released a lengthy 14-minute featurette that delves deep behind the scenes of the pic.  The featurette includes interviews with nearly the entire cast, as Charlie Day, Ron Perlman, Idris Elba, and Charlie Hunnam all speak about the story of the film and the process of making Pacific Rim with del Toro.  There are also sit-downs with del Toro and Legendary Pictures CEO Thomas Tull.  Whether you’re looking forward to the film already or are on the fence about whether it’s worth seeing this weekend in theaters, this featurette should do the trick.

Hit the jump to check out the new featurette.  The film also stars Rinko Kikuchi and Rob KazinskyPacific Rim opens in 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D on July 12th.

New Posters and TV Spots for PACIFIC RIM

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The marketing blitzkrieg for Pacific Rim continues with new posters and TV spots.  Usually, this kind of onslaught eventually gets on my nerves because it’s for movies that basically sell themselves.  At some point, there’s only so much awareness you can build around a property like Batman or Harry Potter, especially if it’s a sequel.  But Pacific Rim needs all the help it can get because some people don’t seem to understand it past something that looks like Transformers even though one of the points of pride of the filmmakers is that they built a unique world for their picture.  The trick is getting people to take a chance on a property that’s not a remake, adaptation, or sequel.  If that means marketing the bejeezus out of the film, so be it.

Hit the jump to check out two new TV spots and two new posters.  The film stars Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, and Ron PerlmanPacific Rim opens in 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D on July 12th.

Watch 12 Minutes of Awesome Behind-the-Scenes Footage From Guillermo del Toro’s PACIFIC RIM

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With Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim opening July 12, Warner Bros. has provided us with some awesome behind-the-scenes footage from the making of the film.  If you’re a fan of del Toro, you’ll be able to see him directing the cast, as well as hear his trademark laugh when he likes what he sees.  In addition, you can watch Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, and Ron Perlman film a few scenes on some massive practical sets.  But while everything I mentioned is cool, without a doubt, the best part of the footage is being able to see the the giant robots (known as Jaegers) come to life.  Unlike some films that have the actors stand on green screen so the scene can be built in a computer, del Toro build massive sets to house the control room of the Jaegers and they really are a site to behold.  Trust me, Pacific Rim is going to wow you in so many ways and this footage is just the tip of the iceberg.  Hit the jump to check out the footage.

Finally, If you missed any of my set visit coverage, be sure to check out my video blog recap with 20 things to know, plus interviews with Guillermo del Toro, Charlie Day, Ron Perlman, and executive producer Callum Greene.

New Featurette for Guillermo del Toro’s PACIFIC RIM Delves into the Film’s Story and Characters

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The marketing campaign for Guillermo del Toro’s great-looking new film Pacific Rim is about to be kicked into high gear, and as a result Warner Bros. has now released a nearly 4-minute behind-the-scenes featurette for the pic.  For those unaware, the story is kicked off by the emergence of monsters (known as Kaiju) who start a war that devastates humanity.  To fight back, humans build giant robots (known as Jaegers) that are controlled by two pilots.  This featurette gives a clear outline of the story and the world that del Toro and screenwriter Travis Beacham have created, and it also provides a nice behind-the-scenes look at del Toro’s process as a director and his approach to crafting the Pacific Rim universe.

Hit the jump to watch the featurette, and if you missed any of Steve’s set visit coverage, be sure to check out his video blog recap and 20 things to know, plus his interviews with Guillermo del ToroCharlie DayRon Perlman, and executive producer Callum Greene.  The film also stars Charlie HunnamRinko KikuchiIdris ElbaClifton Collins Jr.Max Martini, and Rob Kazinsky.  Pacific Rim opens in 3D on July 12th.

New Trailer for PACIFIC RIM Underscores Destruction with Idris Elba Speech “At the Edge of Our Hope”

by     Posted 1 year, 118 days ago

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Warner Bros. has released a new Pacific Rim trailer with the heading “At the Edge,” taken from the Idris Elba speech that structures the clip: “At the edge of our hope, at the end of our time, we have chosen not only to believe in ourselves, but in each other.  Today there’s not a man or woman in here that shall stand alone.  Today we face the monsters that are at our door.  Today we are cancelling the apocalypse!”  You know the rest: the music swells, the people unite, and giant robots battle giant sea monsters to cancel that apocalypse.

Charlie Hunnam, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, and Ron Perlman star alongside Elba.  Directed by Guillermo del Toro, Pacific Rim opens July 12.  Watch the trailer after the break.

57 New High-Resolution Images from Guillermo del Toro’s PACIFIC RIM

by     Posted 1 year, 118 days ago

Warner Bros. has released a large batch of almost 60 new high-resolution images from director Guillermo del Toro’s upcoming film Pacific Rim, and it’s sure to tide fans over until the full film hits theaters next month.  For those unaware, the story is kicked off by the emergence of monsters (known as Kaiju) who start a war that devastates humanity.  To fight back, humans build giant robots (known as Jaegers) that are controlled by two pilots.  The pic looks to be a rollicking good time at the movies, and I absolutely can’t wait to see it on the biggest screen possible.  If you missed any of Steve’s set visit coverage, be sure to check out his video blog recap and 20 things to know, plus his interviews with Guillermo del Toro, Charlie Day, Ron Perlman, and executive producer Callum Greene.

Hit the jump to check out the images.  The film also stars Charlie Hunnam, Rinko Kikuchi, Idris Elba, Clifton Collins Jr., Max Martini, and Rob KazinskyPacific Rim opens in 3D on July 12th.

15 New Images from PACIFIC RIM Feature Behind-the-Scenes Shots, Concept Art and Stills of Charlie Hunnam, Rinko Kikuchi and Charlie Day

by     Posted 1 year, 144 days ago

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We’ve got 15 new images from Guillermo del Toro’s summer extravaganza Pacific Rim.  There are shots of the stars in uniform aboard their giant robotic fighting Jaegers, plus some behind-the-scenes images of del Toro himself along with cinematographer Guillermo Navarro.  There’s also some concept art for both the Jaegers and their monstrous opponents, the Kaiju.  Hit the jump to check out the images.

The film stars Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day and Ron Perlman.  Pacific Rim opens in 3D on July 12th.

FRANKIE GO BOOM Blu-ray Review

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Writer-director Jordan Roberts’ Frankie Go Boom is one of those films that seemed destined for cult comedy status.  The premise is simple enough: a young man, tormented all his life by his older brother’s pranks, must track down an unauthorized and rather embarrassing sex tape before it gets out to the general public.  Then you look at the impressive cast – Charlie Hunnam, Chris O’Dowd, Lizzy Caplan, Chris Noth and Ron Perlman – and you wonder, how can this one possibly miss?  I decided to check out the newly-released Blu-ray to find out.  Hit the jump to check out my review.

New Featurette for PACIFIC RIM Explains Piloting System, Neural Handshake and Drift Space

by     Posted 1 year, 152 days ago

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The techno-speak in Guillermo del Toro’s giant robot movie Pacific Rim might take a bit of getting used to, so the director has put together this new featurette that explains some of the terms.  Ever wanted to know why it takes two people to pilot a Jaeger?  Want to know what a “neural handshake” is or what “drift space” means?  Check out the new video to find out!

The new featurette, introduced by del Toro, features Charlie Hunnam, Rinko Kikuchi, Robert Kazinsky and Max Martini.  Hit the jump to watch it.  Pacific Rim opens July 12th.

First TV Spot for PACIFIC RIM

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Pacific Rim feels so far away, and that’s because it kind of is.  We’re a little under two months until the movie’s release, and there are plenty of blockbusters before Guillermo Del Toro‘s monsters-vs-robots picture hits the big screen.  But Warner Bros. is already making sure that TV audiences are aware of the flick, and the first TV spot has been released.  There’s some new footage in here, but every thing I’ve seen just leaves me with the same thought: I need to see this on a movie screen.

Hit the jump to check out the TV spot.  The film stars Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, and Ron PerlmanPacific Rim opens in 3D on July 12th.

New Trailer for Guillermo Del Toro’s PACIFIC RIM

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Another trailer has been released for Guillermo Del Toro‘s Pacific Rim.  The story is kicked off by the emergence of monsters (known as Kaiju) who start a war that devastates humanity.  To fight back, humans build giant robots (known as Jaegers) that are controlled by two pilots.  The latest trailer explains how the Jaegers work, but the main focus is the scale of the kaiji-vs-jaeger battles.  Nothing is really spoiled here, and watching this in a YouTube player is almost a disservice to the size of the action.  I still can’t wait to see this flick up on the big screen.

Hit the jump to check out the trailer.  The film stars Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, and Ron PerlmanPacific Rim opens in 3D on July 12th.

Japanese Trailer for PACIFIC RIM Featuring Introduction from Director Guillermo del Toro

by     Posted 1 year, 171 days ago

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Pacific Rim owes a great debt to Japan.  Director Guillermo del Toro‘s upcoming film draws from the country’s monster movies and manga, and in a new Japanese trailer, del Toro acknowledges these influences.  Pacific Rim doesn’t look like a homage as much as it appears to simply be the loving offspring of some of Japan’s most beloved entertainment.  There’s also some new footage lurking about in the trailer, so that’s worth checking out as well.

Hit the jump to check out the trailer.  The film stars Charlie Hunnam, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, Clifton Collins Jr., Idris Elba, and Ron Perlman.  Pacific Rim opens in 3D on July 12th.

PACIFIC RIM WonderCon Trailer Starring Charlie Hunnam and Rinko Kikuchi

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Guillermo del Toro‘s Pacific Rim had a presentation at this year’s WonderCon, and the response was overwhelmingly positive.  They showed off plenty of new footage in a new trailer for the upcoming giant-monsters-vs-giant-robots flick, and now that trailer has landed online.  As Charlie Day‘s character says, it’s “2,500 tons of awesome.”  The new trailer provides a lot more info on the story, but it’s the visuals that will really blow people away.  I felt bad watching it on my computer monitor because this is a movie that clearly demands to be seen in theaters.

Hit the jump to check out the trailer.  The film also stars Charlie Hunnam, Rinko Kikuchi, Clifton Collins Jr., Idris Elba, and Ron PerlmanPacific Rim opens in 3D on July 12th.

New Images from PACIFIC RIM plus Test Screening Reactions from Rian Johnson and Others

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New images have been released for Guillermo Del Toro‘s Pacific Rim.  The story is kicked off by the rise of monsters (known as Kaiju) from the sea who start a war that devastates humanity.  To fight back, the humans build giant robots (known as Jaegers) that are controlled by two pilots.  I’ve noted on more than one occasion how this movie is one my most-anticipated of the year, and these new images do nothing to change that opinion.

The film recently had a test screening, and the reactions will make fans even more excited to see what Del Toro has unleashed.  Among those who loved what they saw was Looper writer-director Rian Johnson.  Hit the jump for more.  The film stars Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, and Ron PerlmanPacific Rim opens in 3D on July 12th.

Charlie Hunnam in Talks to Re-Team with Guillermo del Toro for CRIMSON PEAK

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Charlie Hunnam and director Guillermo del Toro must have had a great time working on Pacific Rim, because the two are already plotting another project together.  Variety reports that Hunnam is in negotiations to star in del Toro’s next directorial project, a gothic romance haunted house movie called Crimson Peak.  Just a few days ago we learned that Emma Stone had entered negotiations to star, so should his deal go through Hunnam would be starring opposite the Amazing Spider-Man actress.

Plot details on Crimson Peak are understandably being kept under wraps, but del Toro previously described the project as “very set-oriented, classical but at the same time modern take on the ghost story. It will allow me to play with the conventions of the genre I know and love, and at the same time subvert the old rules.”  Count us whole-heartedly in.  Production begins in February 2014 after del Toro wraps the pilot for the FX series The Strain.

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