John Boyega interview

Idris Elba’s Stacker Pentecost cast a long shadow in 2013’s Pacific Rim. He was a military man willing to sacrifice everything for the greater good. But Jake Pentecost is not like his father. In Pacific Rim Uprising, Jake is a scavenger who’s happy to ignore his father’s sacrifice – until he’s thrust into battle himself.

For 25-year-old John Boyega, Jake is different from Finn (Star Wars), Moses (Attack the Block), or any character he’s played yet. At the movie’s press junket earlier this month, I sat down with Boyega at the Universal Studios lot to talk about Jake’s swagger, the notion of legacy, the challenges of producing a sequel of this size, and his personal favorite ice cream toppings (it’ll make sense when you see the movie). Read More »

Oh Hello on Portlandia

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, John Mulaney and Nick Kroll‘s characters from their Oh, Hello show on Broadway stop by Portlandia. Plus, take a look back at the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie from 1990, and watch as the cast of Pacific Rim Uprising tries to answer the most Googled questions about kaiju. Read More »

After five years of waiting, Pacific Rim Uprising is finally hitting theaters. The sequel to Guillermo del Toro’s 2013 sci-fi action extravaganza brings Star Wars lead John Boyega into the mix as Jake Pentecost, the son of Idris Elba’s deceased character from the first film. This time, the humans are prepared for the return of the giant, city-demolishing monsters known as kaiju, but are critics prepared for a sequel that is out of the hands of monster master Guillermo del Toro?

The first Pacific Rim Uprising reviews are in, and it sounds like the sequel from director Steven S. DeKnight may not be as good as its predecessor, but fans will still have a good time in the end. However, they apparently have to suffer through a boring first half before they get there. Get the full scoop with the Pacific Rim Uprising early buzz below. Read More »

the last jedi deleted scene

A newly revealed Star Wars: The Last Jedi deleted scene gives Gwendoline Christie‘s Captain Phasma much more screentime than the finished film. If you thought Phasma was a bit shortchanged in The Last Jedi, this deleted scene is for you. See it below. Beware of spoilers.

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Finn love interest

Within the first few minutes of Finn meeting Rey in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, it’s obvious he has a crush on her. But one of the movie’s smartest decisions was to not actively fuel that particular fire, instead allowing for a blossoming friendship that never tipped into full-on romantic territory. But by the time Star Wars: The Last Jedi wraps up and Rose Tico plants a kiss on Finn, it feels like the seeds of a love triangle may have been planted. Now it’s up to J.J. Abrams to handle what happens moving forward.

I spoke with actor John Boyega at the press junket for Pacific Rim Uprising yesterday afternoon, and between questions about jaegers and kaiju, I asked him to tease the evolution of Finn in Star Wars: Episode 9 and who his preferred Finn love interest is. I have a feeling his answer is going to be somewhat controversial.

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Star Wars The Last Jedi Deleted Scenes

The home video release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi will be available in just under two weeks, longer if you want it on disc. But you don’t have to wait until then to find out new details on a few of the 14 deleted scenes you’ll be able to watch in the special features.

Among the Star Wars The Last Jedi deleted scenes is a tender (but also creepy) moment between Finn and BB-8, a moment of mourning for Han Solo, and an amusing scene that actually reveals a First Order cover-up. Get the details on these scenes below, but beware of spoilers, obviously. Read More »

last jedi blu ray release

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is coming home. Rian Johnson‘s sci-fi sequel has officially announced its Blu-ray and Digital HD release, along with a slew of special features. Among those features are 14 deleted scenes — so you can finally find out the origin of those mysterious unused moments from the trailer.

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Pacific Rim Uprising IMAX Trailer

Black Panther might be what everyone is talking about this weekend, but next month will bring even bigger action to theaters in the form of the sequel Pacific Rim: Uprising.

The sequel to the 2013 sci-fi action adventure directed by Guillermo del Toro sees the kaiju making a return, and as the new Pacific Rim Uprising IMAX trailer shows, they’re deadlier than ever. Thankfully, humanity has built up their Jaeger army enough for this to be an even fight this time. But it looks like the kaiju also have a few new tricks up their sleeve…

If we’re being honest, this trailer shows a lot of action when it comes to the war between the kaiju and humanity. If you’re already sold on seeing this, it might be best to avoid this trailer and save the fun for theaters. Read More »

Pacific Rim Uprising TV spot Jaegers

Pacific Rim Uprising is getting ready to smash its way into theaters. In anticipation of the upcoming sequel, a new Pacific Rim Uprising TV spot has arrived to introduce us to the brand-new Jaegers in the film. Jaegers, as you may remember, are the huge robots that are operated by pilots who connect their very minds to the ‘bots.

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pacific rim uprising box office projections

The monster may be bigger in Pacific Rim Uprising, but it appears that the box office for the science-fiction sequel may not.

Early box office projections for Pacific Rim Uprising have been released, and the Steven S. DeKnight-helmed sequel to Guillermo del Toro‘s Pacific Rim is projected to open to lower box office numbers than its 2013 predecessor.

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