The cinemas are getting ready for the onslaught of films ready to make their awards season run, so before that happens, the GeekScholars Movie News podcast pauses to reflect on 2013, as each host names their Top 3 of the year thus far, and why they deserved inclusion.
Also on this show, the GeekScholars dive into everything you’ll want to know about Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, a brand new story set inside the Harry Potter universe, with an original screenplay from J.K. Rowling! To gain even further insight into the matter, the crew interviews one of the largest Harry Potter fans in world, Michelle Tan, as named by Box Office magazine!
Even if you don’t love Kaiju movies, Pacific Rim is a delight. Sure it’s got the biggest monsters ever fighting the biggest mecha ever, but that’s not all (though for a lot of Kaiju movie fans it might be enough). It also has characters who feel real; a world that looks right, and 3D that is actually a part of the filmmaking and not just a stunt to squeeze extra cash out the audience. In IMAX, it’s an experience that is truly memorable.
When a prologue is done well, it can add a lot of texture and context to the story you are about to see or read. While I strongly dislike the Lord of the Rings films, the beginning five-minute prologue sequence does an amazing job of setting up and getting us excited about the world we’re entering. A bad prologue just makes you feel like you’ve watched the entire movie before it even begins. No matter what happens after, you are bored by the entire experience. Pacific Rim had a 20-minute pre-credit sequence that told the entire history of the human’s war with unknown monsters from the deep. It was exhausting and by the end of it, felt like I’d just watched the entire movie.
To me it’s just crazy that Guillermo Del Toro’s labor of love monster movie, Pacific Rim, isn’t tearing up the internet – especially since each new trailer and featurette has delved more deeply into the world of kaijus and mechas that he has created in such detail.
Pacific Rim’s final trailer and a great new featurette about the movies Kaiju creations are now available – check out the trailer above and the featurette after the jump.
It’s July 2013, and the GeekScholars Movie News podcast is ready to release its Rotten Tomatoes and Opening Weekend Box Office Predictions for all the biggest films coming out this month! Last month, Fox’s analyses were the most spot-on, being only off by and average of +/- 7 points for every movie he predicted for its Rotten Tomatoes score.
Thanks to popular demand, Warner Brothers has released the spectacular WonderCon trailer for Pacific Rim – Guillermo Del Toro’s homage to Japanese kaijiu (giant monster) movies. Check it out after the jump.
The folks at Warner Brothers weren’t kidding when they said they had a full slate for 2013. The presentation started with the head of domestic distribution telling the audience that Warner Brothers Pictures is the only studio to have over $1 billion dollars in Box office business every year for 12 years and that with any luck this will be “lucky 13.” Instead of having actors do the introductions they shined the spotlight on their directors. The presentation was a bit disappointing as we did not get much new footage that we haven’t seen before and it wasn’t focused. Curiously missing, or maybe not was any finished footage for the next installment of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. But we did get quick glimpses during The highlight was the premiere of the brand .They showcased an ambitious slate that had a nice mix of franchises, original IP and of course what everyone was looking forward to seeing – new Man of Steel footage.
Golden Globe Nominees! Fantastic Four casting wishes! Reviews abound for the trailers for Star Trek Into Darkness, Pacific Rim, and After Earth! Non-spoiler review for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey! Hit play above, or the jump for more details on the show!