Steven S DeKnight interview

Steven S. DeKnight has been a steady presence in television since the late ’90s, working on shows like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Smallville, Spartacus, and most recently, Marvel’s Daredevil. And while he directed episodes of most of those shows over the years, Pacific Rim Uprising marks his feature directorial debut.

Earlier this month, I spoke with DeKnight in an air-conditioned trailer on the Universal Studios lot, where he talked about how the movie changed after Guillermo del Toro stepped out of the director’s chair, how his background in TV inspired him to craft a writers’ room approach to this script, the pop culture that influenced him (Johnny Sokko and His Flying Robot, anyone?), working with the cinematographer of Star Wars: The Force Awakens to bring this jaeger-sized sequel to life, and a whole lot more. 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 »

LEGO Star Wars The Last Jedi

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, a video essay attempts to solve the mystery of J.J. Abrams by looking at his work on Felicity. Plus, watch a LEGO version of Star Wars: The Last Jedi in two minutes, and see a Pacific Rim: Uprising music video with a Jaeger performing some pretty sick dance moves. Read More »

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, a batch of featurettes take us behind the scenes of the upcoming sci-fi sequel Pacific Rim: Uprising, SyFy’s brand new Superman prequel series Krypton, and Netflix’s reboot of the classic space adventure series Lost in Space. Read More »

Mark Hamill Walk of Fame

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, watch Star Wars saga cast member Mark Hamill receive his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Plus, find out why the Academy Awards often honor those actors who partake in method acting, and watch a stop-motion LEGO recreation of the action-packed Pacific Rim: Uprising trailer. Read More »

Toy Fair 2018 - Stranger Things 2

This past weekend, Toy Fair 2018 kicked off in New York City. Tons of new toys were shown off by a myriad of manufacturers, and that includes new action figures and collectibles from some of our favorite movies and TV shows. Here are the best reveals for new releases from Stranger Things 2, Ant-Man and the Wasp, Avengers: Infinity War, Pacific Rim: Uprising, Stephen King’s It, Black Panther, Star Wars, The Real Ghostbusters, and more. Read More »

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 »

Four Great Guillermo del Toro Audio Commentaries

Guillermo del Toro audio commentaries

There’s one word that pops up more than any other in filmmaker Guillermo del Toro‘s commentaries: love.

An Academy Award nominee this year for The Shape of Water, del Toro has nothing but affection for his worlds and characters, even some of the most monstrous of his creations. The director always finds light in the darkest corners of his filmography. As often as del Toro is lauded for his imagination, his commentaries are a reminder that, as a storyteller, he doesn’t get enough credit for the amount of empathy he displays.

The Mexican filmmaker is constantly wearing his passion and sincerity on his sleeve, partially because he’s never at a loss for words in his commentaries. I’ve listened to some of the tracks recommended below more than once, and the second time around, it was still like holding a key to unlock the mind of the visionary for two wonderful hours. Commentary tracks were made for directors like Guillermo del Toro.

Here are four must-hear Guillermo del Toro audio commentaries.

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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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In this edition of Sequel Bits:

  • M. Night Shyamalan has finished filming Unbreakable sequel Glass
  • Set photos show Samuel L. Jackson‘s Mr. Glass on the set of Glass
  • John Wick 3 is starting production soon-ish
  • Sean Astin weighs-in on that Amazon Lord of the Rings TV series
  • Luc Besson says no to a Valerian TV series
  • Pacific Rim: Uprising introduces us to John Boyega‘s character

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