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Pacific Rim: Uprising Blu-Ray and DVD Release Date, Details Announced

Get ready to bring some giant robot and alien action to the comfort of your home, as Pacific Rim Uprising is coming to Blu-ray, 4K and digital platforms this June. Universal Pictures has announced that Pacific Rim: Uprising arrives on digital, as well as the Movies Anywhere app on June 5, 2018. The movie will arrive on 4K Ultra HD, 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand two weeks later on June 19, 2018. The sequel takes place ten years after the events of the first movie. the Kaiju return in Uprising with a new deadly threat that reignites the conflict between these otherworldly monsters of mass destruction and Jaegers, the human-piloted super-machines that were built to vanquish them.

The home video release of Pacific Rim: Uprising is loaded with special features. It includes deleted Scenes with Commentary by Director Steven S. DeKnight. The release also includes a commentary track from director Steven S.
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Pacific Rim Uprising Coming to 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD, & Digital Platforms This June

If you're looking to bring the second round of Kaiju versus Jaeger action into your own living room, then you can circle June on your calendar, because Universal Pictures Home Entertainment is bringing the colossal creature feature Pacific Rim Uprising (read Heather Wixson's review here) to digital platforms on June 5th and 4K Ultra HD, 3D Blu-ray, standard Blu-ray, DVD, and VOD on June 19th, complete with enough special features to keep even the most earnest Jaeger cadet pleased:

Press Release: Universal City, California, April 19, 2018 – Ten years after the events of the first film, the Kaiju return in Pacific Rim Uprising with a new deadly threat that reignites the conflict between these otherworldly monsters of mass destruction and Jaegers, the human-piloted super-machines that were built to vanquish them. Pacific Rim Uprising arrives on Digital and the all-new digital movie app Movies Anywhere on June 5, 2018, as well as on 4K Ultra HD,
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Pacific Rim Uprising Brings the Action to 4K/Blu-Ray This June

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The robot on robot on monster action is making its way into your home later this Summer, as Universal has revealed the release date and special feature details for the Ultra HD/Blu-Ray version of Pacific Rim Uprising!

While Pacific Rim Uprising didn't exactly light up the box office, it was a fun sequel that took the action to an all new level, and brought some fun/impressive visuals. These visuals are sure to look amazing when the film arrives on 4K Ultra HD/blu-ray on June 19th (with a the digital version coming on June 5th). Universal announced the home entertainment release this morning, along with a slew of bonus features fans can look forward to:

Ten years after the events of the first film, the Kaiju return in Pacific Rim Uprising with a new deadly threat that reignites the conflict between these otherworldly monsters of mass destruction and Jaegers,
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Shark Attack: A Deep Dive Into Cinema’s Sinister Obsession

Sarah Myles has a close encounter with the shark movie genre…

Movie trends ebb and flow, with thematically similar stories washing through our cinemas at regular intervals. War films, biopics, westerns, slasher movies, ghost stories – each has its season, and they return again and again in cyclical fashion. One trend that seems to be a constant, however, is the shark movie. Indeed, hardly a year goes by without some filmmaker or other telling a tale featuring these mythic marine villains.

It makes sense, because sharks make for excellent villains. Their almost prehistoric nature taps into our most primal fears, and these are then enhanced by the fact that these creatures lurk silently in the depths that represent a territory other than our own. Any encounter with a shark means that we, as humans, are literally and figuratively out of our depth. The water is their space, and we are the invaders.
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Movie Review – Pacific Rim Uprising (2018)

Pacific Rim Uprising, 2018.

Directed by Steven S. DeKnight.

Starring John Boyega, Scott Eastwood, Cailee Spaeny, Charlie Day, Rinko Kikuchi, Burn Gorman, Jing Tian, Zhang Jin, Adria Arjona, Karan Brar, Ivanna Sakhno, Shyrley Rodríguez, Levi Meaden, Rahart Adams, Zhu Zhu, Wesley Wong, Lily Ji, and Mackenyu.


Jake Pentecost, son of Stacker Pentecost, reunites with Mako Mori to lead a new generation of Jaeger pilots, including rival Lambert and 15-year-old hacker Amara, against a new Kaiju threat.

One common assumption regarding sequels is that they are never as good as the first one. Every now and then a sequel comes along that puts that assumption to the test by trying to deliver something different, but more often than not fails. Pacific Rim Uprising falls into that category as it strives to bring something original with its vision, yet ultimately doesn’t do enough to separate it from the first film.

Taking over from Guillermo del Toro,
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Pacific Rim Uprising – Review

Pacific Rim Uprising is a cut above the standard heavy-metal action blockbuster, with a wealth of visual detail and even an occasional pulse of intelligence beating beneath all of the mayhem. But it’s still a profoundly silly movie, so keep your expectations in check and you’re likely to have a decent time with it.

Pacific Rim Uprising is set a decade after the climax of the first film, when Stacker Pentecost (as played by Idris Elba) had sacrificed himself shutting off that bottom-of-the-sea gateway between Earth and that nasty alien dimension that kept serving up those skyscraper-stomping beasts known as Kaiju. Production on the Kaiju-battling Jaegers, the equally-immense robots controlled by pilots positioned inside their heads, has continued. Our hero for the sequel is Stacker’s son Jake (John Boyega), introduced as a grifter, cheating those looking for weapons and war relics. He’s convinced by his long-lost
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'Pacific Rim Uprising' Review: Monsters, Robots, Mayhem, Boredom, Repeat

'Pacific Rim Uprising' Review: Monsters, Robots, Mayhem, Boredom, Repeat
People go to the movies for all sorts of reasons – and nestled somewhere in the Top 10, between "gaining insight on the human condition" and "witnessing our collective hopes, dreams and fears projected in front of our very eyes" is, of course, "see a big-ass robot beat the shit out of a skyscraper-sized monster." Director Guillermo del Toro understood this back in 2013, when he took several bags of studio loot and gave us Pacific Rim. It was mass entertainment, sure, the kind of popcorn movie that's filled with things-blowed-up-real-good set pieces
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Pacific Rim Uprising Review: An Unrelenting Blast of Monstrous Fun

Pacific Rim Uprising Review: An Unrelenting Blast of Monstrous Fun
Pacific Rim Uprising is a rollicking robot and monster beatdown. There's a story wedged in between the carnage. It's fairly silly and nonsensical, but thankfully doesn't detract from the entertainment value of the film. No one is walking into this sequel expecting a think piece. It's a popcorn spectacle with a new batch of likeable characters. Pacific Rim Uprising is twenty minutes shorter than the original. That's a wise move from the studio and production team. They've delivered an all killer, no filler ride at the box office.

Set ten years after the Kaiju defeat, John Boyega stars as Jake Pentecost. The son of General Stacker Pentecost (Idris Elba), he's turned his back on his father's legend. Jake is a rebel that steals Jaeger tech to fund his partying lifestyle. He's forced to return to the Pan Pacific Defense Corp (Ppdc) after a run in with a scrappy orphan (Cailee Spaeny
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Film Review: ‘Pacific Rim Uprising’

Film Review: ‘Pacific Rim Uprising’
Even if it hadn’t earned him dual Oscars, it’s easy to imagine why “The Shape of Water” struck Guillermo del Toro as a more enticing project than a sequel to “Pacific Rim.” Thanks to del Toro’s peerless gift for breathing life into slimy organisms and high-tech gadgetry, the rock-’em-sock-’em 2013 summer tentpole got the job done, but felt like the director’s least personal film to date. Nonetheless, having grossed a respectable $101 million at home and an impressive $309 million abroad, “Pacific Rim” struck enough of a global chord to warrant a return engagement, and thus “Pacific Rim Uprising” arrives with del Toro (originally slated to direct, but instead advising in a producer’s capacity) handing over helming duties to Steven S. DeKnight, best known for his showrunner work on Netflix’s “Daredevil” and Starz’s “Spartacus.”

It’s a behind-the-scenes change that’s felt in ways both big and small,
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Japanese Trailer For Pacific Rim Uprising Offers New Footage and More of Rinko Kikuchi’s Mako

If you're excited about seeing Pacific Rim Uprising, we've got a cool new trailer for you to watch today that was released for Japanese audiences. The new trailer includes a bit of new footage, some of which footage includes more of Rinko Kikuchi’s character Mako, who seems to be taking more of a leadership role this time around. She is actually the one who will convince John Boyega’s character Jake to follow in the footsteps of his fallen father, Stacker Pentecost, and join the Jaeger Pilots. It's also interesting to see that early on in the trailer we see that there are protesters with anti-Jaeger and pro-Kaiju signs.

I like what I've seen in the trailers that have been released and I hope that the movie actually turns out to be good!

The globe-spanning conflict between otherworldly monsters of mass destruction and the human-piloted super-machines built to vanquish
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Deep Blue Sea 2 Trailer Will Get Your Blood Pumping

Deep Blue Sea, Renny Harlin’s 1999 sci-fi/horror fest that was unleashed during a pretty loaded summer season, is a concept that would seem right up the alley of a Syfy original.

For those unfamiliar with it, here’s the gist. In an effort to cure Alzheimer’s, a team of scientists working on a floating laboratory named Aquatica in the middle of the ocean have genetically engineered a trio of Mako sharks whose brain tissue fluids, once drained, serve as the key to unlocking the cure. Unfortunately, the sharks’ increased brain size only results in making the beasts even smarter, and it’s not long before the sharks enact a plan to gain their own freedom by picking off everyone they can and sinking the facility itself in the process.

As you probably know, there’s nothing deep about Deep Blue Sea. It knows it’s not Jaws, and
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Blu-ray Review – RoboCop 3: Collector’s Edition (1993)

RoboCop 3: Collector’s Edition, 1993.

Directed by Fred Dekker.

Starring Robert John Burke, Nancy Allen, Rip Torn, John Castle, Jill Hennessy, C.C.H. Pounder, Mako Iwamatsu, Robert DoQui, and Bruce Locke.


Shout! Factory has released a Collector’s Edition of RoboCop 2, so it’s not a surprise that they did the same for the third installment, which ended the series with a whimper, rather than a bang. Fans, though, will appreciate the nice audio-visual presentation, as well as the included bonus features.

Sometimes a movie, no matter how successful it is, doesn’t really need a sequel. Or the filmmakers may end up exploring all their premise has to offer after two installments. Of course, such considerations bear just about zero weight in Hollywood, where every studio needs as many franchises as it can handle. And sometimes those movie franchise ends up like the fast food franchises that sell the same bland stuff to everyone.
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'Samurai Jack': How the Cult Animated Series Finally Returned to TV

'Samurai Jack': How the Cult Animated Series Finally Returned to TV
Think back to 2001, when SpongeBob SquarePants reigned supreme on Nickelodeon and the Cartoon Network was deep in the age of Powerpuff Girls, Dexter’s Laboratory and Johnny Bravo — clever, talky animated shows who trafficked in wackiness and often took their storytelling cues from live-action sitcoms. Then along came a samurai named Jack: a laconic lone-wolf hero who uttered fewer words in a whole season than most toon characters spoke in a single episode. The creation of animator (and Dex-Lab veteran) Genndy Tartakovsky, this feudal-era Japanese prince was sucked into a
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Samurai Jack Season 5 Review

Two episodes were provided prior to broadcast.

Over twelve years have gone by since it left the air, but Samurai Jack is finally back. Creator Genndy Tartakovsky’s highly imaginative series took the animation world by storm when it debuted back in 2001 with a visual style that was equal parts anime and Frank Miller and ran the gamut of genre with pop culture influences ranging from Akira Kurosawa to Blade Runner.

The tale of a noble samurai trying to return to the past so he may destroy the demon Aku and prevent the world from falling under his rule ran for four seasons before ending in 2004. Season 5 will reflect the show’s elongated absence by moving fifty years into the future, where every time portal has been destroyed and a weathered Samurai Jack (Phil Lamarr) has stopped aging.

The series’ signature split screen presentation is kept intact for this upcoming season.
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‘Samurai Jack’ Season 5 Trailer: Cartoon Network’s Cult Series Returns For a Final Season

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‘Samurai Jack’ Season 5 Trailer: Cartoon Network’s Cult Series Returns For a Final Season
The original run of Cartoon Network’s cult series “Samurai Jack” ended in September, 2004 after airing 52 episodes over four seasons. Now, 13 years later, Cartoon Network and creator/executive producer Genndy Tartakovsky are reviving the series for a fifth and final season to bring Jack’s journey to an end. Watch a trailer for the upcoming revival series below.

Read More: ‘Samurai Jack’ Season 5 Teaser Reveals the Return of the Long-Awaited Cartoon Network Cult Hit

The series followed a young samurai (Phil Lamaar) who is sent into the future by the evil shape-shifting demon Aku (Mako Iwamatsu) mere moments before defeating him with his father’s magical katana. Stuck in a dystopian future ruled by Aku with an iron fist, the samurai takes the name Jack and continues the fight against evil all the while trying to find a portal back to the past.

The 10-episode revival series will be set
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Avatar: The Last Airbender: Adult Coloring Book Coming from Dark Horse

Dark Horse will publish an adult coloring book based on the Avatar: The Last Airbender TV show, which was cancelled after three seasons on Nickelodeon. Caveat colorer: water, earth, and fire are all likely to harm the book, which should hit shelves in October 2016.

The book features forty-five pages of artwork on heavyweight 10 x 10–inch pages. The Avatar: The Last Airbender TV series voice cast includes: Zach Tyler, Mae Whitman, Jack DeSena, Jessie Flower, Dante Basco, Dee Bradley Baker, Mako Iwamatsu, Greg Baldwin, Grey DeLisle, Jennie Kwan, Cricket Leigh, Olivia Hack, and Mark Hamill.

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Samurai Jack: Adult Swim Resurrects Animated Series

After a 12 year hiatus, Samurai Jack is back. Original creator and executive producer Genndy Tartakovsky is reviving the Samurai Jack TV show on Adult Swim in 2016. The epic story of Samurai Jack continues with a new season of half-hour episodes. Adult Swim renewed Samurai Jack in early December and included the animated series in today's announcement of its programming slate. When the premiere date is announced, we will let you know.

Samurai Jack features a samurai from Feudal Japan who finds himself in the future, in which Earth is ruled by the demon Aku, a shape-shifter. During its first run of 52, Samurai Jack won four Primetime Emmy Awards. No casting has been announced. In the original series, Phil Lamarr voiced Samurai Jack. Aku was voiced by voice artist, Mako, who died in July, 2006.

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The Hawaiians

The sequel to the epic Julie Andrews road show picture wasn't a hit, but it tells a good story of its own. Charlton Heston is okay but the central character is a Chinese immigrant played by Tina Chen. Against all odds, the peasant matriarch survives plagues and leprosy to found a family dynasty for the new Hawaii. The Hawaiians Blu-ray Twilight Time Limited Edition 1970 / Color / 2:35 widescreen / 134 min. / Ship Date February 9, 2016 / available through Twilight Time Movies / 29.95 Starring Charlton Heston, Tina Chen, Geraldine Chaplin, Mako, John Phillip Law, Alec McCowen, Miko Mayama, Virginia Ann Lee, Chris Robinson, Naomi Stevens, Keye Luke, Khigh Dhiegh, Mary Munday, Harry Townes, Lyle Bettger, James Hong, James Gregory, Harry Holcombe, Victor Sen Yung Cinematography Lucien Ballard, Philip Lathrop Film Editor Byron Brandt, Ralph Winters Original Music Henry Mancini Written by James R. Webb from the novel by James A. Michener Produced by Walter Mirisch Directed by
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'Samurai Jack' Returns in 2016 with a New Season

'Samurai Jack' Returns in 2016 with a New Season
Adult Swim is excited to announce that Jack is Back. Creator and executive producer Genndy Tartakovsky continues the epic story of Samurai Jack with a new season that will premiere on Adult Swim's Toonami block in 2016. The new season is currently in production in Los Angeles at Cartoon Network Studios. Adult Swim has released the first trailer for the return of Samurai Jack, along with a new poster.

Samurai Jack originally aired for four seasons on Cartoon Network, with a 52-episode run that aired between 2001 and 2004. The series is set in a distant land, following a great warrior displaced to the distant future by the evil shape-shifting wizard Aku. The world has become a bleak place under the rule of Aku, segregated into fantastic tribes and ruled by Aku's evil robot warlords. Jack travels this foreign landscape in search of a time portal that can return him to his
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15 Fun Facts About Conan The Barbarian

Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Conan the Barbarian is one of those rare 1980s movie gems that just kicked a ridiculous amount of ass. Fantasy films weren't as popular back then as they are now, and the fact that they went all-out for a violent R-rated action film is awesome. If they made that movie today, the studio would want it to be cut down to a PG-13 rating, which is kind of sad. I freakin’ love this movie, and one day hopefully we get that Legend of Conan sequel. The last thing I heard was that it would start shooting this year, and I hope that’s still the plan! While we wait for an update, I've put together a list of 15 Fun Facts for Conan the Barbarian that you might not know. Enjoy!

Schwarzenegger had to cut down on his workout routine because his arm and chest muscles were so
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