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The Jaegers Are Back: Guillermo Del Toro Working On 'Pacific Rim' Sequel

June 24th, 2014 3:00pm EDT
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Guillermo Del Toro has revealed he wants to return to the Pacific Rim series – and a script is already in the works!

During an interview with Buzzfeed to promote his FX show The Strain at the ATX Television Festival in Austin, Del Toro confirmed that work was underway on the sequel to the monster-fighting-robots flick. "I’m working very, very hard with Zak Penn. We’ve been working for a few months now in secret. We found a way to twist it around. Travis Beacham was involved in the storyline and now I’m writing with Zak because Travis has become a TV mogul."

You may have heard of Penn befo...
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Check Out 'Pacific Rim' On DVD, Blu-ray & More Oct. 15

October 13th, 2013 6:33am EDT
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When legions of Kaiju rose from the sea, they launched a long and crippling war against humanity. Humans created massive, pilot-operated robots called Jaegers in an effort to defeat their monstrous assailants, but their defenses cannot hold.

Nearing defeat, two unlikely candidates are teamed up in a seemingly obsolete model of Jaeger to make one last stand for all humankind.

Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, and Charlie Day star.

According to one of our Starpulse film critics, "The film is all about the special effects and they are spectacular. In fact, the visuals are so spectacular that they...
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'Despicable Me 2' Tops Weekend Box Office For Second Straight Week

July 15th, 2013 11:31am EDT
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The giant robots of Pacific Rim were no match for the Despicable Me 2 Minions this weekend, as the family feature topped the box office for a second straight week.

The sequel to 2010's Despicable Me raked in another $44.8 million, bringing its two week total to just shy of $230 million.

Another sequel, Adam Sandler's Grown Ups 2 came in second despite being the summer's worst-reviewed movie, according to Rotten Tomatoes.com.

Guillermo del Toro's robots vs. monsters movie came in well under expectations, making just $38.3 million for a third place finish.

The Heat, starring Sandra Bulloc...
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Briskly-Paced 'Pacific Rim' Enthralls with Giant Robots Fighting Angry Monsters

July 13th, 2013 11:00am EDT
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Guillermo del Toro’s “Pacific Rim” is the BEST giant-robots-fighting-things flick of all time. Considering how low movies like “Transformers” and “Robot Jox” set the bar, that statement may sound like a backhanded compliment. It’s not though, because “Pacific Rim” is truly this genre’s highest caliber film to-date. The picture’s exemplary special effects, editing, camerawork, and implementation of 3D cooperate to create a miraculous, yet convincing world where humans pilot massive mechanical men to combat mammoth monsters.  

In this sci-fi tale written by del Toro and “Clash of the Titans”...
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'Pacific Rim' Review: Special Effects Make It Worth The Trip To Theatre

July 12th, 2013 7:03am EDT
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Here are all the important things you need to know about director Guillermo del Toro's sci-fi action film "Pacific Rim."

Planet Earth has been invaded by the Kaiju - a super sized monsters that have risen from a portal underneath the ocean. Millions of earthlings have died and things are not looking good for humanity.

Our only hope for stopping these monstrous creatures are the Jaegers -- special robots controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are synched via a neural bridge called "the drift."

Unfortunately, the enemy grows more powerful with each attack, so even the Jaegers ...
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5 Fun Facts: 'Pacific Rim' Star Charlie Hunnam

July 11th, 2013 1:03pm EDT
Charlie Hunnam
Guillermo del Toro, mastermind behind Hellboy, is back with his new science fiction flick Pacific Rim. Del Toro casted British export Charlie Hunnam to play lead Raleigh Beckett, stating that Hunnam “…had an earnest, really honest nature and…as a male audience member… [Toro could] go, 'I like that guy’... he has an earthy quality.” Hunnam’s character, Beckett, is a washed up pilot who is bought out of retirement by a team of specialized fighters. Together they must use Jaegers (robots) to save the world from an apocalypse by Kaiju (monstrous sea creatures.)

If you take one look at Hunnam, ...
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'Pacific Rim' Premiere Pics: A Leggy Rinko Kikuchi, Scruffy Charlie Hunnam & More!

July 10th, 2013 12:00pm EDT
Rinko Kikuchi
Several celebrities attended the "Pacific Rim" premiere in Hollywood on Tuesday. Rinko Kikuchi, above, wore a slinky black embroidered dress that showed off her legs.

Not familiar with the Japanese actress? She received Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations for her role in the 2006 film "Babel."

"Sons of Anarchy" star Charlie Hunnam also attended the premiere, looking dapper in a black suit with his hair slicked back and a short beard.

During a press tour for the film, the actor admitted he smacked Kikuchi's stuntwoman in the face during a fight scene, giving her a black eye three d...
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Rumor Patrol: Kanye West Advertises ‘Pacific Rim,’ Justin Bieber’s Relationship Status, More

July 6th, 2013 12:07pm EDT
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You can't go one week without hearing a ridiculous story involving some of your favorite celebrities. Thankfully, the Starpulse Rumor Patrol is here to sort out what's real and what's fake.

Kanye West Paid For Pacific Rim Tweet: Kanye, who usually rants in all-caps on his Twitter feed and generally only publicizes his own products, suddenly posted a correctly-capitalized post about Pacific Rim. So was he paid for it?

Verdict: Probably Not. “I saw a pre-screening of Pacific Rim yesterday and it’s easily one of my favorite movies of all time,” Kanye tweeted. “This is not another ‘Robot’ mov...
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Charlie Hunnam Grateful For 'Pee Flap' In 'Pacific Rim' Robot Costume

July 5th, 2013 2:00pm EDT
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"Pacific Rim" costume designers forgot to include an essential item in the film's robot costume, causing some problems for actor Charlie Hunnam who was unable to relieve himself while he was wearing it.

The "Sons of Anarchy" star had to plan his bathroom breaks well in advance because of the massive amount of time it took to put on and remove the complicated gear.

In the upcoming film, Hunnam plays the leader of a team of soldiers who pilot giant mechanical robots in a bid to save the world against an alien invasion. Wearing the robot suit was incredibly frustrating for several reasons.
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New 'Pacific Rim' Trailer Promises To 'Cancel The Apocalypse'

April 30th, 2013 12:07pm EDT
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A full-length, action-packed trailer has been released for Pacific Rim... and it's everything you hoped it would be.

In the new trailer, we get to see tons of robot-on-giant monster fighting as well as extended looks at how Jaegers (that's the name of the giant robots) are piloted from the inside.

We also get more than a few lines from Charlie Day of Always Sunny in Philadelphia, although we admit it's hard to take the comedian seriously in a role as a technician.

There's also hints at the relationship between Charlie Hunnam's and Rinko Kikuchi's characters, who are pilots rushed into ...
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Matt Damon Suits Up To Save The Earth In 'Elysium' - Watch The Trailer

April 10th, 2013 11:15am EDT
Elysium
From the director of 'District 9' comes 'Elysium,' another futuristic tale of the feud between two separate societies. The story follows Max Coburn (played by Matt Damon), who for reasons unknown needs to go to 'Elysium,' a futuristic paradise in space.

The movie shares some things in common with "District 9" - high society completely distanced from the masses, with the plebeians living in squalor on Earth (which has completely fallen into disrepair) and the aristocracy living on Elysium - an enormous utopian society created on a ring in space.

Apparently, director Neill Blomkamp is very ...
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Ten Films To Watch in 2013

January 7th, 2013 6:30pm EST
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Now that 2012 is over and fully behind us, we say why not check out what the new year has in store – movie style!  That’s right film fans, Starpulse is highlighting some of the flicks of 2013 and it looks to be a very interesting year for celluloid.  From odd flicks to sinful sequels, comedies to allegories we’re pointing out what we find most savory for those with a finer cinematic palate.  (Plus a couple of random goodies at the end for those who need a little more insight!)  So without further delay, here are..."Ten Films to Watch in 2013!"

 

1. "ANTIVIRAL"

This one is the flick we’...
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2013: Year Of The Post-Apocalyptic Sci-Fi Movies

December 15th, 2012 1:00pm EST
After Earth
Much to my elation, it seems that the sci-fi machine in Hollywood has once again turned on, as some seriously awesome movie trailers were released over this past week. It looks like 2013 will be a promising year for Sci-Fi fans, especially those who like space-ships, big robots, forsaken planets, alien-dinosaurs, Will Smith, Jaden Smith, Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman, Guillermo del Toro, love stories, ethical dilemmas and mindless, awesome, explosions and epic battle scenes. Oh wait - THATS JUST ABOUT EVERYONE.

"After Earth" stars the father-son douo, Will and Jaden Smith. The Smiths have nev...
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The Wolfpack is Back - 'The Hangover Part III' Gets Release Date

March 23rd, 2012 2:00pm EDT
The Hangover Part II
The Wolf Pack is gearing up for one more night of forgotten debauchery. Warner Bros. announced that The Hangover franchise will return to theaters one more time, with The Hangover Part III scheduled to release May 24th - the coveted Memorial Day weekend.

Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms and Zach Galifianakis are currently set to reprise their roles, although director Todd Phillips is keeping the plot under wraps. "We're going to surprise a lot of people with the final chapter we have planned," says Phillips in the press release. "It will be a fitting conclusion to our three-part opera of mayhem, d...
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