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Pacific Rim: Uprising Teaser Trailer Rallies The Troops

The Jaeger program is looking for new recruits.

As the Internet grinds to a halt in anticipation of San Diego Comic-Con, Legendary has unleashed the first teaser trailer for Pacific Rim: Uprising, the Steven S. DeKnight-directed creature feature that places John Boyega (Star Wars: The Last Jedi) in the driving seat.

For when the Kaiju stage their resurgence, the former Attack the Block actor will lead the human resistance as Jake Pentecost, son of the apocalypse-canceling Stacker (Idris Elba). That leaves Boyega with some mighty big boots to fill – both human and otherwise – if he’s to command the story in the spirit of his on-screen father, but we’re quietly confident that the rising star is ready to step up to the plate. You’ll be able to catch a fleeting glimpse of him suited up at the tail-end of Uprising‘s first teaser, which spends close to
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Check out the trailer to The Church in the Darkness

Inspired by true events, The Church in the Darkness by Richard Rouse III (The Suffering) and from Paranoid Productions, is a top-down action-infiltration game, entwining itself within the radical cult movements of the 1970’s. You take on the role of a law enforcement officer arriving at “Freedom Town”; to check in on your sister’s son. However it soon becomes apparent that Freedom Town isn’t the slice of paradise as it makes itself out to be.

Both Cult Leaders have been written specifically for Ellen McLain and John Patrick Lowrie; married in real life and both are well-known for voicing GLaDOS (Portal) and the Sniper (Team Fortress 2), respectively. Both Ellen and John are also helping to compose the soundtrack, as fan’s of Portal will know Ellen’s music is certainly something to be enjoyed.

The Church in the Darkness will be released in early 2017 and will be arriving on both PC/Mac,
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Infiltrate A 70s-Inspired Cult In The Church In The Darkness

Richard Rouse III (The Suffering, Homefront) has a new project in the works, and it’s not what you’d expect. Titled The Church in the Darkness, it’s a top-down action-infiltration game in which the player must infiltrate and seemingly put an end to the devious practices of a South American cult. Part artistic experience and part 1970s cult movement inspired narrative, it’s an interesting-looking effort.

In The Church in the Darkness, gamers will take on the role of a former law enforcement officer who must stealthily make his way into South America’s Freedom Town cult, in an effort to check on his sister’s son. Of course, Freedom Town is not as it purports to be, which is something that is normally the case when it comes to such congregations.

What’s notable here is that things will change with each playthrough, including the town’s layout,
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Lego Dimensions Voice Cast Includes Michael J. Fox, Chris Pratt and More

Lego Dimensions is built upon the premise of many entertainment properties coming together in a single game. With so many properties one would expect the voice talent required to pull off the illusion as a top priority. Based on the Lego Dimensions voice cast list that just came out, Tt Games and WB Games aren't messing around.

You probably already figured Christopher Lloyd would lend his voice to Lego Dimensions considering he starred in one of the game's trailers, and you would be correct. He's only half of the Back to the Future puzzle, and the other half, Michael J. Fox, is also confirmed to voice Marty McFly in the game.

Joel McHale was the face of the first commercial and he will voice X-po, the game’s robot guide. Gary Oldman will lend his voice to another of the game's original characters, the villainous Lord Vortech who seeks to control the Lego Multiverse.
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Lego Dimensions Voice Cast Includes Michael J. Fox, Chris Pratt and More

Lego Dimensions is built upon the premise of many entertainment properties coming together in a single game. With so many properties one would expect the voice talent required to pull off the illusion as a top priority. Based on the Lego Dimensions voice cast list that just came out, Tt Games and WB Games aren't messing around.

You probably already figured Christopher Lloyd would lend his voice to Lego Dimensions considering he starred in one of the game's trailers, and you would be correct. He's only half of the Back to the Future puzzle, and the other half, Michael J. Fox, is also confirmed to voice Marty McFly in the game.

Joel McHale was the face of the first commercial and he will voice X-po, the game’s robot guide. Gary Oldman will lend his voice to another of the game's original characters, the villainous Lord Vortech who seeks to control the Lego Multiverse.
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Fund This: ‘Wish It Inc’ Hopes For Second Season On Indiegogo

Project Name: Wish It Inc Season Two

Asking For: $70,000 on Indiegogo

Amount Raised Thus Far (At Time Of Post): $1,356

Days Remaining In Campaign (At Time Of Post): 29

Description: If you close your eyes and wish for what you want, you may be able to make your dreams come true...so long as you can get past the secretary. That cheeky premise sums up Wish It Inc., a web series currently seeking funds on Indiegogo in order to support its second season.

Wish It Inc. centers on a wish granting agency where a Fairy Godmother (portrayed by Ellen McLain, the voice of Portal's GLaDOS) commands an office full of employees who make magical thinking come to life. The titular corporation is filled will a delightful mix of characters, whose personalities range from syrupy sweet to bitingly sardonic.

The production team at Synthetic PictureHaus released the first season of Wish It Inc. in January 2014; now,
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Indie Spotlight: ‘Wish It Inc.’ Will Make Your Dreams Come True

I've made many wishes throughout my life that have not come true. Thankfully, my wish for 'a funny web series that I can write about in my Friday column' has come true. Wish It Inc. takes viewers inside the office of a professional wish granting company populated by faeries and genies and other such magic beings. The central figure in Wish It Inc. isn't magical at all; she's just Hannah, a simple girl with a bubbly personality and a pedestrian desk job that requires her to turn coins into wishes. She plays the straight woman surrounded by a variety of nutty, magical employees. The wisecracking genie (Amber Ruffin) scores some good laughs, the sarcastic secretary (Haley Mancini) steals every scene she's in, and Portal fans will delight in the casting of Ellen McLain as the fairy godmother who must deal with a nationwide coin shortage. The first of 12 episodes has
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Film Review: Pacific Rim (2013): Del Toro + Blockbuster Formula Fun

  Pacific Rim (2013) Film Review, a movie directed by  Guillermo del Toro and starring Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Ron Perlman, Charlie Day, Clifton Collins Jr, Ellen McLain, Max Martini, Robert Maillet, Burn Gorman, Rinko Kikuchi, Heather Doerksen, Larry Joe Campbell, Jake Goodman, Diego Klattenhoff, Brad William Henke, and Robert Kazinsky. Plot [...]

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The clash of the giant robot movies

Guillermo del Toro's forthcoming Pacific Rim shares its audience's passions – while Michael Bay's Transformers series is a cynical exercise in cashing-in

It's not as if giant robots have only been a part of the Hollywood landscape since Michael Bay first brought those clattering, clunking, brain-battering metal monstrosities known as the Transformers to the big screen. The original The Day the Earth Stood Still, a classic sci-fi romp of its time, gave us the mighty Gort way back in 1951. Even more kitsch is the 1974 Japanese monster movie Godzilla vs Mechagodzilla, in which aliens try to take over the earth with a robot version of the famous giant mutant lizard.

Nevertheless, we should probably give Bay dubious credit for creating the space that others are only now beginning to fill. The second trailer for Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim dropped this week, and once again had the geekoverse in
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del Toro On GlaDOS Use In "Pacific Rim"

Fans of the acclaimed "Portal" video game series likely recognized the voice of psychotic operating system GlaDOS in last month's trailer for Guillermo del Toro's "Pacific Rim."

Out doing promotion for "Mama", del Toro revealed that he got Valve's permission to use voice actress Ellen McLain for the trailer for his monsters vs. giant robots movie.

Del Toro says: "I wanted very much to have her, because I'm a big Portal fan. But just as a wink. She's not cake-obsessed. She's not out to destroy humanity. I said, 'Look, there's no A.I. I'd rather have than GlaDOS.'"

He added that in the final film, the voice of the robot A.I. will be less like the voice heard in the games: "The filter we're using is slightly less GLaDOS. Slightly. The one in the trailer I wanted to be full-on GlaDOS."

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Guillermo Del Toro on Pacific Rim and the Use of GlaDOS Video Game Voice

When the first trailer for Pacific Rim was released last month, video game fans quickly recognized the voice of GlaDOS from the Valve video game, Portal, being used in the movie.

Today, director Guillermo del Toro revealed that he got Valve’s permission to use voice actress Ellen McLain for the trailer, but only as an omage to the game.

“I wanted very much to have her, because I’m a big Portal fan. But just as a wink. She’s not cake-obsessed. She’s not out to destroy humanity. I said, ‘Look, there’s no A.I. I’d rather have than GlaDOS.’”

However, the director said that the voice will be altered for the final movie.

“The filter we’re using is slightly less GLaDOS. Slightly. The one in the trailer I wanted to be full-on GlaDOS.”

If none of this makes little to no sense to you,
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News Round-Up: Evil Dead Remake, Pacific Rim, The Munsters

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A number of small news items popped up this weekend and we wanted to let readers know about CGI in Evil Dead, GlaDOS in Pacific Rim, and what went wrong with the recent reboot of The Munsters:

Evil Dead: Fans were understandably skeptical when an Evil Dead remake was first announced, but the two trailer releases have received a great response and many are curious to see how it will turn out. One thing you won’t have to worry about is terrible computer-generated effects in the movie. Here’s what director Fede Alvarez told io9 during a recent interview:

“We didn’t do any CGI in the movie. There’s no CGI in the movie. Everything you will see is real, which was really demanding. This was a very long shoot, 70 days of shooting at night. There’s a reason people use CGI it’s cheaper and faster,
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Guillermo Del Toro Gives Details on the Use of GlaDOS Video Game Voice in Pacific Rim

Guillermo Del Toro Gives Details on the Use of GlaDOS Video Game Voice in Pacific Rim
When the first trailer for Pacific Rim was unleashed last month, video game fans quickly recognized the voice of GlaDOS from the Valve video game Portal being used in the movie. Today, director Guillermo del Toro revealed that he got Valve's permission to use voice actress Ellen McLain for the trailer, but only as a nod to the game.

"I wanted very much to have her, because I'm a big Portal fan. But just as a wink. She's not cake-obsessed. She's not out to destroy humanity. I said, 'Look, there's no A.I. I'd rather have than GlaDOS.'"

However, the filmmaker said that the voice will be altered for the final movie.

"The filter we're using is slightly less GLaDOS. Slightly. The one in the trailer I wanted to be full-on GlaDOS."

If none of this makes little to no sense to you, don't worry. You're not alone. The
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Guillermo Del Toro On Using The Voice Of GLaDOS In Pacific Rim

When the trailer for Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim was released last month, many fans noticed that the voice of Portal character GLaDOS (voiced by Ellen McLain) was used. Speaking with Toronto Sun, the director (who's currently promoting the upcoming horror film Mama, which he's producing) reveals that it was his intention to use GLaDOS' voice, as he's a big fan of the video game series. "I wanted very much to have her, because I’m a big Portal fan. But just as a wink. She’s not cake-obsessed. She’s not out to destroy humanity." Del Toro also looks back on approaching Portal creators Valve for permission to use GLaDOS' voice, despite no plans to have an actual crossover between the two. "I said, ‘Look, there’s no A.I. I’d rather have than GlaDOS,’" he stated. Despite this, the voice used in the actual movie will be slightly filtered,
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GLaDOS Filter to be Slightly Less in Pacific Rim Compared to Trailer

When the trailer for Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim was released in December (watch it below), fans of Valve's "Portal" games noticed quite clearly the voice of GLaDOS (voiced by Ellen McLain). Del Toro tells the Toronto Sun that was the intention and he got the permission of Valve, but he added that the A.I. voice won't sound as much like GLaDOS in the final film. While there won't be a crossover between the worlds of Pacific Rim and "Portal," Del Toro says that he "wanted very much to have her, because I.m a big Portal fan. But just as a wink. She's not cake-obsessed. She's not out to destroy humanity." "I said, 'Look, there's no A.I. I'd rather have than GLaDOS,'" but "the filter we.re using is slightly less...
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Pacific Rim Robot Voice Confirmed as GLaDOS!

When the first trailer for Pacific Rim hit a lot of us thought the voice of the robot sounded very familiar. It looks like many of our readers were right, because Guillermo del Toro confirmed that the voice of the robot is GLaDOS from the video game Portal.

Del Toro is a big fan of the game, and he hired Ellen McLain, the actor that provides the voice of GLaDOS in the game, to do the same exact voice in the movie as well. According to Forbes the director even had her voice run through nearly the exact same alteration process as in Portal, so they would sound exactly alike.

This is a pretty cool shoutout to the fans. It's not new news that McLain was cast in the film, but no one knew that she would be hired to do her GLaDOS voice in the film until we all heard it in the trailer.
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Guillermo del Toro's 'Pacific Rim' trailer: 'To fight monsters, we created monsters'

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"Today we are canceling the apocalypse!" So declares Idris Elba in the first trailer for Guillermo del Toro's highly anticipated sci-fi flick "Pacific Rim."

In the special-effects spectacular, Charlie Hunnam (still using an American accent, like his "Sons of Anarchy" biker kingpin) suits up with his fellow rebels to fight Godzilla-type monsters, or "kaiju," taking over the Earth.

To take on the ginormous aliens -- who invaded "from deep within the sea, a portal between dimensions in the Pacific Ocean" -- Hunnam & Co. pilot Jaegers, giant mechanical robots.

The new trailer also features "Babel's" Rinko Kikuchi and the vocal stylings of Ellen McLain, rocking her GLaDOS voice from the Portal video games in the computerized launch sequence.

What do you think of the new trailer?

"Pacific Rim" opens July 11, 2013.
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Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim Trailer Aims Big and Hits Bigger

Guillermo del Toro has finally loosened the leash on Pacific Rim and offered up the first public look at his larger than life monster flick. By "large" I mean really big, as in dwarfing the Transformers that the film's robots will undoubtedly be compared against.

The trailer opens with a monster attack on (presumably) the Golden Gate bridge as a voiceover explains that these monsters are actually aliens that came not from the sky, but through a dimensional portal located deep beneath the Pacific Ocean. A massive monster plows through the bridge, echoing the initial Cloverfield monster attack on a bridge that resulted in that film's first cast casualties.

The Pacific Rim monsters aren't here for a quick romp in the Big Apple that ends shortly thereafter. The battle between these monsters and humans stretches several years, and the only way humans have been able to stay alive is by "fighting monsters with monsters" i.
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Pacific Rim Trailer Roars In

Pacific Rim Trailer Roars In
Guillermo del Toro knows how to do creepy. He’s proven he can do rip-roaring entertainment. And he’s also a hugely charming raconteur. Now, with the first proper trailer for Pacific Rim, he’s proving he’s got massive blockbuster chops. Check out the footage above and the new poster below.In a wildly thrilling trailer that plays like an adrenalin shot straight to the heart, we get the very basic setup thanks to Charlie Hunnam’s Raleigh Antrobus, who explains that massive, trans-dimensional beasties are emerging from the ocean. Sharp-eared viewers will also pick out the voice of Ellen McLain as the AI – essentially Portal's GLaDOS in all but name (though presumably slightly less homicidal/cake-obsessed).The creatures – every bit as alien even though they didn’t fall from the stars – are known as kaiju and are looking to destroy humanity. But they had reckoned without our indomitable
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The Evil A.I. from 'Portal' Will Be in Guillermo del Toro's 'Pacific Rim'

Guillermo del Toro was at New York Comic-Con this weekend to drum up interest in his new monster movie, Pacific Rim (as if we all weren’t already hyped enough…). While chatting with an assembled mass of reporters, del Toro was asked about his canceled videogame InSane. The promising project was set up at Thq, but when that publisher fell upon hard financial times, InSane was cut loose. Del Toro is still looking for a partner to bring his horrific vision to gamers everywhere – and he revealed that he’d love to team up with the guys at Valve. The filmmaker cited his love of Left 4 Dead and Portal behind his reasoning – and then he decided to drop a tidbit that no one had heard prior: Ellen McLain, the voice of the hilariously evil GLaDOS in the...

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