9 items from 2013
Just finished watching Iron Man 3, so let’s move on from man-sized robotic suits. What we really want are robotic suits the size of buildings and called Jaegars. That’s a pretty specific request, so thanks a bundle to Wanrer Bros., Legendary Pictures, and director Guillermo Del Toro. They’ve given us another look at their robots vs. monsters (much better title if you ask me) flick Pacific Rim. This is certainly going to be one of the best films of the summer, if not the year, if only due to the fact it is an original story that isn’t giving too much away.
- Luke Ryan Baldock
It's shaping up to be a big week for movie fans as Hollywood teases its upcoming slate of blockbusters; we've already had a new clip from Iron Man 3 and the first theatrical trailer for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire today, and while we await the new trailers for Man of Steel and Star Trek Into Darkness, Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures have given us something to tide us over, delivering the first TV spot for Guillermo del Toro's kaiju homage Pacific Rim.
"When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity’s resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. But even the Jaegers are »
- Flickering Myth
Throughout April, we're counting down to the release of Marvel's Iron Man 3 with our picks for the Greatest Comic Book Movies of All Time; here's #18...
Hellboy II: The Golden Army, 2008.
Directed by Guillermo del Toro.
Director Guillermo del Toro reunites with Ron Perlman as Mike Mignola's demonic hero Hellboy returns to protect humanity from Prince Nuada (Luke Goss, who also appeared as the main bad guy in another del Toro-directed comic book sequel, Blade II), who is looking to harness the power of the Golden Army - an "unstoppable force" of magical creatures.
Despite Hellboy turning a respectable profit for Columbia Pictures in 2004, it wasn't until the release of the critically acclaimed Pan's Labyrinth that del Toro was to get the go ahead for Hellboy II: The Golden Army. »
- Flickering Myth
Throughout April, we're counting down to the release of Marvel's Iron Man 3 with our picks for the Greatest Comic Book Movies of All Time; here's #19...
Superman II, 1980.
Directed by Richard Lester.
It's a second appearance on our list for the Man of Steel (Bryan Singer's Superman Returns came in at #42) and a first for the legendary Christopher Reeve with this 1980 sequel to Richard Donner's Superman: The Movie.
Superman II is perhaps best known for spawning the iconic line "kneel before Zod", spoken by Terence Stamp's Kryptonian warlord General Zod, who heads up a trio of superhumans intent on ruling the world. However, it's also infamous for the controversy surrounding from Warner Bros.' decision to fire Donner - who had finished approximately three-quarters of film, »
- Flickering Myth
The latest poster for Pacific Rim showcases America's massive robot guardian dubbed Gipsy Danger. This robot is seen holding a huge storage container like it's a brick, perhaps readying himself to toss it at an oncoming kaiju monster. There is also a nod to Iron Man in the design, with what looks to be a large, circular power unit in the middle of his chest. Take a look at the latest one-sheet, along with all of the other jaeger posters that have been released thus far.
Pacific Rim comes to theaters July 12th, 2013 and stars Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Ron Perlman, Charlie Day, Rinko Kikuchi, Diego Klattenhoff, Burn Gorman, Robert Kazinsky. The film is directed by Guillermo del Toro. »
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* The upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot (which just cast Megan Fox as April O'Neil) has been pushed back again. Originally the film was set to hit around Christmas time of this year, but got pushed to May of 2014. Now it's been moved again, but only a couple weeks (likely so it won't be competing with Godzilla). Ninja Turtles will hit theaters on June 6, 2014.
* Our buds over at SlashFilm wrote a very interesting article about how Disney should consider remaking the Star Wars Prequels. He even »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jordan Maison)
One of the films that fans of action and sci-fi films are looking forward to in 2013 is Guillermo del Toro’s upcoming movie Pacific Rim, which chronicles the efforts of human-operated robots defending Earth against monsters from the deep. It’s a big budget action romp that pays tribute to Japanese sci-fi.
The Plot of Pacific Rim is described as follows: “When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, start rising from the sea, a war begins that will take millions of lives and consume humanity’s resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon is devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. But even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju. On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no choice »
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Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Ralph is a bad guy, but he is not a bad guy. This is the base of Rich More’s long overdue Wreck-It Ralph; an animated film about the modern toys of choice – arcade games. Ever since the unprecedented success of the Toy Story franchise, Disney have been looking for their own unique stamp on the world of digital animation. Pixar may be their sister company, but for the longest time, the Mouse House has been desperate to claim a victory all of their own. The ironic thing is, they had to literally use the same brains behind Toy Story – John Lasseter, in the role of producer – and then borrow some shade and soak up some inspiration from the ever looming shadow of Woody and Buzz, just to get the job done.
Initial comparisons to Toy Story are all well and good. After all, this is »
- Brad Williams
USA Today unveiled a few new photos from some of the films that will hit theaters in 2013. That made us wonder which movies you are looking forward to the most. Below is a list of some of the biggest movies that will be released this year. In the comments section below, let us know which Two films you want to see the most and which Two you believe will bomb. I'm personally looking forward to "Man of Steel" and "Iron Man 3" the most, but I'm also quite curious about Michael Bay's $20 million "Pain and Gain." Regarding which films will bomb, I'm predicting it will be "The Lone Ranger" and "Pacific Rim." Hopefully "Oldboy" will bomb as well and will finally make Spike Lee go away. * A Good Day to Die Hard * Jack the Giant Slayer * Oz: The Great and Powerful * The Croods * GI Joe: Retaliation * The Host * Evil Dead »
9 items from 2013
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