We’re back! And by “we,” I mean Eric Melin, Trey Hock, and Trevan McGee. There’s a lot to cover this week including a retroactive review of last week’s Pacific Rim, plus Trey and Trevan talk about Only God Forgives before Eric spills on A Hijacking and The Way, Way Back.
For those who are hardcore about their kaiju consumption Guillermo del Toro‘s Pacific Rim is not perfect, but for those who are looking for a fun and thoughtful summer movie with more character than most, Pacific Rim should do the trick in a big way.
If big-budget summer movies are supposed to be entertaining, escapist fun, then Pacific Rim is a perfect example of that. I’ll be damned if del Toro’s silly, exuberant, dramatic Kaiju flick didn’t give me that “rah-rah” feeling, amplified of course by the sight of giant monsters and robots bludgeoning each other while towering over our puny cities and coasts.
Fantastic Fest 2012 in Austin, TX just finished up and these are capsule reviews of ‘Vanishing Waves, ‘I Declare War,’ and ‘Crave,’ three of the biggest award winners.
Out on DVD and Blu-ray this week is ‘Drive,’ one of the best and most surprising movies of 2011, and ‘To Kill A Mockingbird,’ digitally remastered and fully restored from its original 35mm film in a 50th Anniversary presentation.
“Drive” is probably gonna piss off a lot of casual movie-goers.