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Emmys 2018 exclusive: AMC and Sundance categories for ‘McMafia,’ ‘The Terror,’ ‘The Walking Dead’ and more

In a Gold Derby exclusive, we have learned the category placements of the key Emmy Awards contenders for AMC and Sundance. While AMC does not have perennial favorite “Better Call Saul” eligible for this cycle, they do have new drama contender “McMafia” (starring James Norton), returning drama “The Walking Dead” (Andrew Lincoln) and limited series “The Terror” (Jared Harris). Sundance has limited series “Top of the Lake: China Girl” among their 2018 contenders.

See‘The Walking Dead’ creator on how show’s timeline connects with ‘Fear Twd’ crossover: Answers are ‘vaguely’ coming

Below, the list of AMC and Sundance lead, supporting and guest submissions for their comedy, drama and limited series plus unscripted programs. More names might be added by the network before final Emmy paperwork deadlines. Also note that performers not included on this list may well be submitted by their personal reps.

“Cold-blooded: The Clutter Family Murders”

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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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Set Visit to Sky 1’s Jamestown

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I knew little about the birth of America before I ended up on the set of Sky 1’s Jamestown. Founded by the most extreme risk takers plus a few criminals who were given the choice of journey to the New World or face the noose, the task placed upon the few hundred inhabitants was an unenviable one. King James 1 wanted to establish a new colony and was driven by the desire to find gold, as rumoured the Spanish had done elsewhere on the continent.

Jamestown is an epic historical drama, described by the scriptwriter Bill Gallagher as a Jacobean western. That description alone defines the boldness of this production.

A whole village has been built to resemble what the first British settlement in Virginia, America would have looked like. The set was built in Hungary, a place that is proving popular for filming due to its rural, unspoilt beauty.
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Godzilla joins Pacific Rim Uprising in Japanese poster mash-up

No, it’s not a crossover between Godzilla and Pacific Rim – although that has previously been teased as a possibility – but the King of the Monsters is sharing space with the Jaegers in a new poster from illustrator Hidetaka Tenjin to promote the upcoming Japanese releases of Pacific Rim Uprising and Godzilla: City on the Edge of Battle. Take a look at the poster here…

See Also: First poster and plot details for Godzilla: City on the Edge of Battle

Pacific Rim Uprising opens in Japan tomorrow, April 13th, where it will attempt to boost its disappointing worldwide box office of $267.7 million. Meanwhile, the anime sequel Godzilla: City on the Edge of Battle is set for release on May 18th.

The globe-spanning conflict between otherworldly monsters of mass destruction and the human-piloted super-machines built to vanquish them was only a prelude to the all-out assault on humanity in Pacific Rim Uprising.
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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.

Synopsis:

Set 10 years after the first film, Pacific Rim Uprising focuses on Jake Pentecost (John Boyega), son of the apocalypse-cancelling Stacker. Just like his father before him, Jake was once a promising Jaeger pilot, but mysteriously dropped out of the Pan Pacific Defence Corps (Ppdc), settling instead for a life on the black market. Now he makes a living illegally stripping down decommissioned Jaegers for their scrap components. However, when one of these scavenging mission goes awry, Jake is taken into custody and given an ultimatum. Either he can go to jail, or he can reenlist and take some new recruits under his wing, including
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Pacific Rim Uprising opens to $150.5 million worldwide, Black Panther finally toppled in North America

T’Challa has finally been dethroned at the North American box office as Legendary Pictures’ sci-fi action sequel Pacific Rim Uprising knocked Black Panther down to second place, taking top spot with $28 million domestically, and a worldwide opening weekend of $150.5 million.

Uprising, the follow-up to Guillermo del Toro’s 2013 blockbuster, grossed $122.5 million, including a solid $64 million in China – the market that served as the biggest home to the original film, and the main reason we got this sequel in the first place.

The first Pacific Rim grossed $411 million worldwide on a budget of $190 million. The sequel clocks in cheaper at $150 million, and Deadline is reporting that the Steven S. DeKnight-helmed movie will need to hit around $350 million globally to break even.

See Also: Read our reviews of Pacific Rim Uprising here, here and here

See Also: Check out our exclusive interview with Pacific Rim Uprising director Steven S. DeKnight

Meanwhile,
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‘Pacific Rim Uprising’ Leads International Box Office With $122.5 Million Debut

‘Pacific Rim Uprising’ Leads International Box Office With $122.5 Million Debut
“Pacific Rim Uprising” launched to a solid start in international markets, opening with $122.5 million in 61 markets.

That $122.5 million includes a $65 million debut in China, bringing its worldwide total to $150 million. Universal and Legendary’s sci-fi tentpole landed $28 million at the domestic box office, and seems to be following the model set by its predecessor, which also saw a strong international showing.

Korea had the second strongest opening with $6.9 million from 429 locations. Other leading territories include Russia ($6.8 million from 1,537 locations), Mexico ($4.9 million from 1,691 locations), and Malaysia ($3.8 million from 149 locations).

The original 2013 film — directed by Guillermo del Toro and starring Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, Charlie Hunnam, and Robert Kazinsky — grossed $411 million at the worldwide box office, taking in $112 million in China and $101.8 million in the U.S. “Pacific Rim Uprising” has scored a mixed critical consensus, with a current 46% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and B CinemaScore.

“Uprising,” directed and co-written
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Box Office: ‘Pacific Rim Uprising’ to Top ‘Black Panther’ With $25 Million

Box Office: ‘Pacific Rim Uprising’ to Top ‘Black Panther’ With $25 Million
“Pacific Rim Uprising” is set to dethrone “Black Panther” this weekend with $25 million from 3,708 North American locations.

Disney-Marvel’s “Black Panther” has topped the box office for the past five consecutive weekends, a rare feat, but will take in $16 million this weekend from 3,370 sites — down 464 theaters from last weekend. “Black Panther’s” take will still mark one of the seven highest sixth weekends in history, however, and the film will finish out the weekend with $630 million, landing it the fifth place spot on the all-time domestic gross list ahead of “The Avengers.”

Universal-Legendary’s “Uprising” stars John Boyega, Scott Eastwood, Cailee Spaeny, and Jing Tian with Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, and Burn Gorman returning from the original 2013 film directed by Guillermo del Toro. Humanity must once again rally to fight the otherworldly Kaiju monsters.

The original “Pacific Rim” earned $37.2 million its opening weekend and wrapped with $411 million worldwide.
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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.

Synopsis:

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

Stars: John Boyega, Scott Eastwood, Jing Tian, Cailee Spaeny, Rinko Kikuchi, Burn Gorman, Adria Arjona, Max Zhang, Charlie Day | Written by Steven S. DeKnight, Emily Carmichael, Kira Snyder, T.S. Nowlin | Directed by Steven S. DeKnight

Rumours of the apocalypse’s cancellation were apparently premature as the robots vs monsters franchise is back for a second instalment, this time directed by Daredevil showrunner Steven S. DeKnight, with Guillermo del Toro serving as producer. The sequel is significantly less serious than its somewhat gloomy predecessor and it’s a lot more fun as a result.

Picking up ten years after the events of Pacific Rim, the film stars John Boyega as Jake “Son of Stacker” Pentecost, who’s turned his back on the Jaeger (i.e. giant robot) pilot program and now makes a living selling illicitly acquired robo-bits on the black market. When he meets scrappy scavenger Amara Namani (Cailee Spaeny
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Film Review: More Action, Less Enjoyment in ‘Pacific Rim Uprising’

Chicago – The giant robot film genre is in trouble. It wasn’t enough that “Transformers” has ground it to dust, but now the “Pacific Rim” sequel is going the same direction. There is action-a-plenty in the followup to Guillermo Del Toro’s fun and light first film, that lightness is missing in “Pacific Rim Uprising.”

Rating: 3.0/5.0

It’s not a bad film, it’s just a conventional one. Del Toro did sort of an anti-Transformers take in the first Pacific Rim, applying his signature of myth and fairy tale to giant robots versus Godzilla-like creatures. He also produces this one, and first time feature director Steven S. DeNight helms and co-writes this latest adventure. There are folks from the first film, including a hyper Charlie Day (time to switch to decaf, dude) and Burn Gorman as scientists, but with a five year gap between stories it’s a constant, “now what his (or her) purpose?
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Watch the trailer for Pacific Rim Aftermath

Coinciding with the release of Pacific Rim Uprising in theaters today [read our reviews here and here], Legendary Comics has unveiled a brand new trailer for its prequel series Pacific Rim Aftermath, the six-part prologue set nine years after the original 2013 film and one year before the events of Uprising. Check it out here…

See Also: Exclusive Interview – Writer Cavan Scott on Pacific Rim: Aftermath

Santa Monica, 2034. In a city that was once the jewel of the west coast, a new world has emerged: one rising up from the ashes of giant robots and giant monsters. New Jaegers rise up from the wreckage of the scrapyards as local crime lords turn humanity’s saviors into street enforcers. As factions vie for control of the underworld, new threats emerge. Jake continues to explore the drift and his father’s life, opening old wounds and inflicting new ones as he faces the Pentecost legacy!

An unmissable story for all Pacific Rim fans,
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Pacific Rim Uprising Has A Cool Daredevil Reference

Five years after the release of Guillermo del Toro’s monsters-vs.-mecha adventure Pacific Rim arrived in theaters, a sequel is finally here, directed by Daredevil season 1 showrunner Steven S. DeKnight. Pacific Rim Uprising stars John Boyega as Jake Pentecost, son of the late Stacker Pentecost (Idris Elba), who takes up the fight against the Kaiju with a new generation of Jaeger pilots. There are some returning faces, however, including Rinko Kikuchi’s Mako Mori, and science duo Newt (Charlie Day) and Hermann (Burn Gorman).
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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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Second Opinion – Pacific Rim Uprising (2018)

Pacific Rim Uprising, 2018.

Directed by Steven S. DeKnight.

Starring John Boyega, Scott Eastwood, Cailee Spaeny, Burn Gorman, Charlie Day, Tian Jing, Jin Zhang, Adria Arjona, and Rinko Kikuchi.

Synopsis:

A decade has passed since the Kaiju were defeated, but the human race continues to prepare for their inevitable return. When Mako Mori (Rinko Kikuchi) recruits Jake Pentecost (John Boyega), son of the apocalypse-cancelling hero, Stacker Penecost, along with his cadet, Amara (Cailee Spaeny), it’s just in time, as the behemoths are starting to emerge from the oceans for a bout of building demolition.

Thanks largely to the Asian box-office, Guillermo del Toro’s beautifully banal Pacific Rim grossed over $400 million worldwide. This is an important caveat to take into account when asking yourself if a sequel to a movie considered a commercial underperformer should exist. Especially in the wake of the diminishing returns of the aesthetically similar Transformers franchise.
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John Boyega Talks Taking a Producer Role in ‘Pacific Rim Uprising,’ Future Films

John Boyega Talks Taking a Producer Role in ‘Pacific Rim Uprising,’ Future Films
John Boyega boosted his already elevated status in Hollywood at Wednesday night’s premiere of “Pacific Rim: Uprising” at the Tcl Chinese Theater as not just the star of the film, but also as a first-time producer.

Boyega, best known as Finn in two “Star Wars” movies, admitted on the red carpet that he’s ready for more producing.

“If I could produce every single film I’m in, I would,” he said. “I love it. I love it.”

Boyega plays Jake Pentecost, the son of Idris Elba’s character Stacker Pentecost, who sacrificed his life in the original 2013 movie “Pacific Rim,” directed by Guillermo del Toro.

“Being a producer has been fantastic,” Boyega said. “It’s something I’d studied for and I wanted to be part of. There was a whole process I’d never seen from that perspective. There were loads of things I was involved in
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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: Dir. Steven S. DeKnight (2018)

Pacific Rim Uprising review: Steven S. DeKnight takes over the directing reigns for this high-octane sequel set ten years after the events of the first movie.

Pacific Rim Uprising review by Ben Read.

Pacific Rim Uprising review

Hollywood’s blockbuster landscape has evolved and adapted exponentially over the past few years. Big budget action movies now come in all shapes and sizes, with more risks being taken than ever before. Unfortunately, robot-shaped offerings are burdened with an extremely poor reputation these days. This is something we have Michael Bay’s ludicrously mind-numbing Transformers movies to thank for. With that in mind, 2013’s moderately successful Pacific Rim seems like an extremely long time ago. The project was an anime-inspired labour of love from Guillermo Del Toro, which audiences were largely ambivalent about. Now, the sequel has arrived for more monster-mashing mayhem. The real question is, can the film justify its own
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Exclusive Interview – Director Steven S. DeKnight on Pacific Rim Uprising

The sci-fi action sequel Pacific Rim Uprising opens in cinemas tomorrow [read our review here], and Flickering Myth’s Thomas Harris got the chance to sit down with director Steven S. DeKnight to discuss how he came to be attached to the movie, the advice he received from Guillermo del Toro, the ‘Steve DeKnight Manifesto for Pacific Rim‘, and his anime influences. Take a look at the interview here, or watch it over on our YouTube channel…

The globe-spanning conflict between otherworldly monsters of mass destruction and the human-piloted super-machines built to vanquish them was only a prelude to the all-out assault on humanity in Pacific Rim Uprising.

John Boyega (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) stars as the rebellious Jake Pentecost, a once-promising Jaeger pilot whose legendary father gave his life to secure humanity’s victory against the monstrous “Kaiju.” Jake has since abandoned his training only to become caught up in a criminal underworld.
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Review: Pacific Rim Uprising is a Monstrously Entertaining Sequel

When it comes to the original Pacific Rim, I must admit that for as much as I worship at the altar of Guillermo del Toro, it’s a film that doesn’t necessarily rank in the top five del Toro joints whenever I’m prattling off my favorites. I enjoy it and Guillermo’s love of kaiju is evident in every single frame, but for me, Pacific Rim fell just a bit short in terms being an all-out home run. That being said, I wasn’t really sure what to expect for Pacific Rim Uprising, especially since there was a new co-writer/director, Steven S. DeKnight, at the helm, but the sequel really surprised me—and in a good way. Uprising is not only a lot of fun and endlessly entertaining, but it’s a fantastic showcase for John Boyega’s boundless charms and infectious charisma. Oh, and all the
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