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Pacific Rim: Viral Footage Gives a Glimpse of a Giant Monster

embedded by Embedded VideoYouTube Direct If I was excited by news of Guillermo del Toro’s “love letter” to the kaiju [daikaiju] eiga tradition of Japanese monster movies exemplified in Gojira [Godzilla] (1954; dir. Ishiro Honda), Pacific Rim when it was … Continue reading

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Pacific Rim Synopsis

The first lengthy synopsis for Guillermo Del Toro’s new monster film Pacific Rim certainly gives a clearer picture of what we’re in for than does the earlier mundane IMDb summary: “When an alien attack threatens the Earth’s existence, giant robots … Continue reading

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Bringing the Lifeform to Life: An Interview with Brian Schiavo

Filmmaker Brian Schiavo freely names Davids Lynch and Cronenberg, along with Guillermo del Toro, as major influences in his work — and in my book that’s pretty impressive name-dropping. By the time he adds Alan Moore’s run on the comic … Continue reading

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Pacific Rim: Godzilla By Any Other Name?

So by now everyone and their dog knows that Guillermo del Toro’s pet project, a big-budget version of H.P. Lovecraft’s At the Mountains of Madness, isn’t going to fly. Universal has gone all whimpy in regards to it, dumping it … Continue reading

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Weekend Fright Flick: Terror From the Abyss

As Guillermo Del Toro heads into his much-anticipated production of H.P. Lovecraft’s longest mythos story, At the Mountains of Madness, Undead Backbrain presents a much shorter, much cheaper version of the same tale. This one comes courtesy of Daniel Lenneér, … Continue reading

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