Pacific Rim Uprising VFX

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, take a look at the impressive visual effects work that went into creating the giant monsters and robots of Pacific Rim Uprising. Plus, take a look back at Mighty Morphin Power Rangers 25 years after the imported series debuted in the United States, and watch a short film by Pixar behind the scenes documentary filmmaker Erica Milsom. Read More »

Creating Heath Ledger as The Joker

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, make-up artist John Caglione, Jr. recalls the process of bringing Heath Ledger‘s take on The Joker to life. Plus, take a tour of some of the costumes Weta Workshop brought to San Diego Comic-Con last month, and watch Ewan McGregor and Hayley Atwell answer some of the web’s most searched questions about them. Read More »

Pacific Rim Uprising VFX

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, go behind the scenes of the visual effects that went into creating the massive kaiju and Jaeger battles in Pacific Rim Uprising. Plus, check out a bunch of Easter eggs and comic references from the first Aquaman trailer, and watch as Tom Cruise and Jimmy Fallon giggle their way through Mad Lib Theater. Read More »

New Blu-ray Releases

(Welcome to Not Dead Yet, a feature dedicated to new Blu-ray releases and what special features you should be excited about. Because yes, some of us still like to own physical copies of our movies.)

If you’re looking for the latest in physical media, you’ve come to the right place. If you’re looking for the Orange Julius, it’s on the third floor. This week’s Blu-ray round-up includes the bombastic sequel Pacific Rim Uprising; the acclaimed comedy Blockers; the indie horror-drama The Endless; Steven Soderbergh‘s iPhone thriller Unsane; and the surprisingly excellent Chappaquiddick.

Here are the new Blu-ray releases and their special features you should check out this week and beyond.

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pacific rim uprising deleted scene

Pacific Rim Uprising smashes onto Blu-ray this week, and we have an exclusive deleted scene from the monster-sized sequel. Watch the Pacific Rim Uprising deleted scene, and learn more details about the Blu-ray release, below.

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Pacific Rim Uprising Featurette

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, dive into the philosophy behind the first season of HBO’s hit sci-fi series Westworld. Plus, go behind the scenes of Weta Workshop in New Zealand to learn about the designing of the giant kaiju monsters of Pacific Rim Uprising, and learn some things you might not have known about the sci-fi classic film Logan’s Run. Read More »

james gunn pacific rim uprising cameo

Forget cancelling the apocalypse, Pacific Rim Uprising‘s worst transgression was that it probably cancelled the party of the year.

Steven S. DeKnight‘s sequel to Guillermo del Toro’s 2013 action monsters-vs.-robots flick nearly had an out-of-this-world cameo from none other than Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn. But sadly, a James Gunn Pacific Rim Uprising cameo was not meant to be.

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Pennywise Robot

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, director Steven S. DeKnight breaks down part of an action sequence from Pacific Rim Uprising. Plus, go behind the scenes of Broadway’s “secret laboratory” where all the latest musicals like Frozen are rehearsing for the stage, and check out a massive Pennywise the Dancing Clown robot that will haunt your dreams. Read More »

Pacific Rim Anime Recommendations

From the beginning, Pacific Rim has been a franchise built on the hopes and dreams of Japanese Animation and pop culture fanatics. Filled with tributes and references to anime, director Guillermo del Toro took his passion for Gundam and Kaiju films and smashed it all together into an explosion of ridiculous antics, one-liner friendly characters, and tons of pure popcorn fun. And with the new installment in the series, Steven S. DeKnight’s Pacific Rim Uprisingthe love for celebrating the legacy of Otaku friendly titles hasn’t stopped in the slightest.

It’s time for a quick crash course on some anime you should check out after seeing the new movie. If you dug what you saw on the big screen, these will not disappoint.

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Pacific Rim Uprising Charlie Day

It’s fair to say that Charlie Day has carved out a niche for himself as an actor. He tends to play the same kinds of characters over and over again: goofy, nervous, guys who aren’t always super confident about the decisions they’re making. In 2013’s Pacific Rim, he switched things up a little by playing Newton Geiszler, a fast-talking scientist with an academic appreciation of the monstrous kaiju emerging from another dimension.

Day is back to reprise that role in Pacific Rim Uprising, and at the movie’s press junket, I spoke with writer/director Steven S. DeKnight about working with Day and the evolution of Geiszler’s character in the sequel. Read More »