Two trailers, a motion poster and new photos for Guillermo del Toro’s long-awaited Gothic-horror romance Crimson Peak just dropped today.
After a five year hiatus from theaters, Guillermo Del Toro explodes back onto the scene with the first trailer for the highly anticipated Pacific Rim. Humans always expected aliens to come from the skies, so what happens when the aliens come from a portal in the ocean? We build giant mechs and kick their asses, of course! Something about this reminds me of the old Godzilla movies…but with more insanity!
After the aliens destroy the coastal cities and leave much of humanity in ruins, a program is started to create giant mechs called Jaegers to combat the monsters. (Insert Jaegerbomb joke here.) But seriously folks, look at this trailer and tell me that doesn’t look like the next great summer monsterfest:
The film has an all star cast including Charlie Hunnam, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, Ron Perlman, Idris Elba, Burn Gorman and Clifton Collins Jr., already seems to be at a scope of epic proportions. (Side note: Charlie Day is in this? As in, “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’s” Charlie? I’m sold just on that alone.)
Scheduled for release July 12, 2013, Pacific Rim promises to be a badass trip with insane special effects.
Guillermo del Toro stated time and time again that he would not film Pacific Rim in 3D. While he stuck to his word and did not, thanks to Hollywood executives, that doesn’t matter because the film will be getting the same post-production 3D added to it that Clash of the Titans did (Oh what a yippy doodah day). They didn’t, however, give bullshit excuses though and basically pointed out that it’s for money reasons, which I can accept as long as they don’t pretend it’s for the viewers because they could have forced del Toro into filming it in 3D from the beginning. I am watching it in 2D IMAX and would urge you to do the same as it’s what the director wants it to be seen in.
For more information on the film check out our previous articles:
So what are the real reasons for post-production 3D? The main reason is because of sweet, sweet money. Having a film in 3D bumps the price of every ticket by about $3 (depending on where you live of course) so we probably won’t see this fad going away anytime soon. Also, some foreign big markets only show films that are in 3D, mainly China which only show American films which come over in 3D. Now why would executives want to sell a film to China? Maybe the 1.3 Billion potential customers that China can provide an answer to that. With a larger budget than most, I would have been very surprised if this film didn’t at some point go to 3D because they will want to make as much off such an expensive project. The film will need to make around $500M to be considered successful and although The Dark Knight Rises didn’t need 3D to break the $1B mark, a monsters vs. robots film might not be a big pull for all audiences and they will try and make as much money as they can. Especially considering it is not a billion dollar franchise with a built-in fan base like the Batman Trilogy.
My personal view on 3D is a little complicated but I thought the Grizzly Readers might like to know what they are. First, the only time I think 3D really works is if a film is filmed in 3D and shown in IMAX. Personally, that’s the only time I have been impressed with a film’s 3D effects. Second, I hate post-production 3D and since Clash of the Titans, I have tried to avoid any film that is shown in post-production 3D (sadly that can be hard to do nowadays). Although it has improved a bit, I still think it does nothing but add to ticket prices. While 3D will be around for the near future, it feels more like a gimmicky fad that will fade until the next big thing arrives.
Here are some of the images we have been able to find so far below:
Lastly we would like to know your thoughts, do you like 3D? What are your views on Pacific Rim Conversion to 3D? Will 3D ever go away? And if 3D isn’t the future what do you think is? (Holograms, IMAX, live action performances, ha no!)
Well, there it is. Sons of Anarchy‘s 4th season came to an end last night, and it wasn’t as thrilling as advertised.
After a season 2 that was among the best in TV history, show creator Kurt Sutter gave us a somewhat lackluster 3rd season. But what both of those arcs had in common was, the premieres and finales were excellent. So SoA’s 4th season airs and it’s awesome all the way though, rivaling season 2. It’s so epic in fact that, in an unprecedented move, FX actually adds a 14th episode mid-season. And so months of treachery and lies and backstabbing was all set to come to a head last night. This was built up to be the almost inevitable end of SAMCRO. It was one of those things where you debating how they could even have a 5th season as it seemed like they were set to kill off everyone…
This week we focus on the worst of this season’s storylines – Juice being half-black. Is this really an issue? I understand that it might not be openly endorsed by the club, but it’s not like Happy or the members of the Tuscon charter are white as rice or anything. They’ve worked with Black and Mexican gangs, I can’t see the Sheriff outing him as being worse than stealing drugs from the cartel. Oh, by the way, Juice steals a brick. Hence the title.
Dorylus Ants – A soldier class among the workers, which is larger, with a very large head and pincer-like mandibles. They are capable of stinging, but very rarely do so, relying instead on their powerful shearing jaws.
Things are heating up for the club, or rather in the club. Clay’s drug muling looks to split the Sons unity down the middle, Gemma confronts Tara about JT’s letters, and Juice gets picked up by the Sheriff. Not a major action episode, but there was still plenty that happened…
Filling in for Dr. Kronner this week: NTroy5000
So, episode 2 continued in the slow plodding manner that the first episode set the precedent for. I’m glad that the story for the show continues to be engaging, if it wasn’t I don’t think it would be able to hold my attention.
The highly touted 90 minute premiere of Sons of Anarchy aired tonight, and to be honest, it was underwhelming. Granted – this could simply be the cause of the raised expectations set forth by Kurt Sutter after last season’s premiere, but it just didn’t feel that personal.
The episode starts as the crew is released from a 14 month stint in lockdown, and they waste no time jumping right back into the business end of things. They have a meeting set with the Russians from Season 3, but there is a new Sheriff in town (literally) and he has plans for SAMCRO that don’t involve their normal business practices. This Sheriff – Eli Roosevelt (Rockmund Dunbar) ran gang units in Oakland before coming to Charming, and he’s not gonna to oblige the club with the same professional courtesy that the Ex-Chief of Police did.
Last month we showed you the teaser for the upcoming 4th season of FX’s biggest hit. Now we have an actual trailer that feature more than just weathered pictures and Chilli Peppers music, and it seems Charming, well, it is a’changin, and the Sons, they may be getting pushed out.
With Chief Unser forced into retirement, the club no longer has the local authorities in their pocket. That, coupled with Hale’s death, triggered the department’s absorption into the Sheriffs. And they seem less cooperative.What excites me here though is the man playing our new Sheriff – Rockmond Dunbar.