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Charlie Hunnam Finally Explains Going Soft on '50 Shades of Grey'

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There's been a lot of speculation over why Charlie Hunnam decided not to put on a slick suit and pick up the whip for "Fifty Shades of Grey" — especially since one peek at his "Queer as Folk" days proved he's, uh, not at all shy about gettin' busy for the cameras — but now the actor himself has finally spoken up with his side of things.

Apparently, it wasn't all those ravenous anti-him-as-Christian Grey petitioners or that supposedly bogus paycheck which made him flaccid on the pic, but rather his obligation to be a good family man? What. Get More »

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New on DVD and Blu-ray: 'Pacific Rim' and More

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This week: Find out what happens when humans build massive robots to combat otherworldly monsters in Guillermo del Toro's global sensation "Pacific Rim," which will try to find more kaiju fans on home video than it did in U.S. movie theaters.

Also new this week is Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy in the buddy cop comedy "The Heat," Laurence Fishburne and Bill Paxton in the sci-fi thriller "The Colony" and Elijah Wood playing against type as a serial killer in the horror remake "Maniac." Get More »

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Guillermo del Toro's 'Simpsons Treehouse of Horror' Opener Filled with Selfies

For the first time in who knows how long, the infamous couch gag for "The Simpsons" annual "Treehouse of Horror" episode — this year's, airing Sunday night, is XXIV (or 24 in modern numerals) — was done by someone way outside of the usual Matt Groening team.

Apparent "Simpsons" superfan and Hollywood horror director Guillermo del Toro was picked for the job, and today his spooky handiwork is in. Not surprisingly, the sequence is chock full of movie references, but would you have guessed that most of 'em would be his own?  Get More »

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New on DVD and Blu-ray: 'G.I. Joe: Retaliation' and More

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This week: Dwayne Johnson, Bruce Willis and Channing Tatum star in "G.I. Joe: Retaliation," the action-packed sequel to "G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra" (2009).

Also new this week is the female-driven "Deliverance"-esque thriller "Black Rock" with Kate Bosworth and Katie Aselton, the long-overdue Blu-ray debut of the John Carpenter ghost story "The Fog" with Jamie Lee Curtis and Janet Leigh, and a Criterion Collection Blu-ray edition of Guillermo del Toro's "The Devil's Backbone." Get More »

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Charlie Day Got His 'Pacific Rim' Gig by Murdering Rats On-Screen

Well, we thought we'd heard all the weird we were gonna from the casting couch.

As it turns out, though, director Guillermo Del Toro is sporting some sorta penchant for vicious pest control because it took Charlie Day getting his melancholy on about murdering some rats on-screen (for his TV show "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia") for him to get offered a role in the 3D actioner "Pacific Rim." Get More »

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Infographic: The Evolution of 'Pacific Rim's' Kaiju and Jaegers


The "Pacific Rim" monsters weren't always creepy as hell (OK, maybe they were), but they did start out a little less developed.

In the new film, directed by robot porn aficionado Guillermo del Toro, giant monsters known as Kaiju escape from beneath the ocean after a dimensional rift really messes s**t up. But not so fast, Kaiju! Humanity's got some little — wait, huge — weapons known as Jaegers, manmade robots that are prepared to kick some serious butt.

However, the Kaiju and Jaegers weren't always so big and bad. Remember the evolution of the human? Well, multiply that by about a bazillion. In this exclusive infographic, we break down the progression of these treacherous creatures. Click on the image up top to see a bigger version.

Check out the images and gasp in horror (or amazement!) at the beauty that is evolution. Yes, at one point the Jaeger looked like a Transformer and the Kaiju resembled the dragon from "Sleeping Beauty" — but these guys do not play games.

Planning to see "Pacific Rim" this weekend? Check out our need-to-know list before heading to the movies. Also, read’s review here.

Infographic by Max Evry 

Reporting by Christopher Rosa and Jacqueline Lem 

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Mad Max's Weekend Movie Guide: 'Pacific Rim' & More

"Well, the first thing is that I love monsters, I identify with monsters." — Guillermo del Toro

Greetings from the apocalypse! This week sees one of my most anticipated releases of the summer, "Pacific Rim," making land at the competitive blockbuster season. Whether it can survive at the box office, as the dismal tracking numbers bode ill for, is incidental, as it’s a miracle that such a bonkers movie exists at all, even in sweded form let alone $175-million-dollar form.

Brooklyn's Bottleneck Gallery has a new movie-themed art print show going up tonight titled "Where is My Mind," and yours truly has crafted a special tribute to one of my all-time favorite movies, Terry Gilliam's "Brazil." The exhibit runs through July 26, and prints go on sale online Saturday at noon. Check it out — there are some amazingly trippy pieces by some dynamite amigos that all film fans will go nuts for, including some other Gilliam flicks! Get More »

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'Pacific Rim' and 'Mighty Morphin Power Rangers': Long-Lost Twins?

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The first thing you notice when you watch the trailer for Guillermo del Toro's "Pacific Rim" is just how pretty it looks. It's a really good-looking movie. This is the Charlize Theron of motion pictures, people. The semi-cheesy Charlie Hunnam voiceover matters not, because you can't take your eyes off the screen.

The second thing you notice when you watch the trailer for Guillermo Del Toro's "Pacific Rim" is just how much it reminds you of "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers," the adorable/horrific early '90s children's television program. If you were born in the middle of the Ronald Reagan administration and owned a television, you've caught at least one episode of the show. It was unavoidable for a while. Get More »

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10 Things You Need to Know About 'Pacific Rim'

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It's been five years since director/awesome guy Guillermo del Toro unleashed a movie on screens ("Hellboy II: The Golden Army," for the record), but he's back with a vengeance with "Pacific Rim," a sci-fi adventure film that is exactly the movie you wanted to see when you were a ten-year-old with a formidable action figure collection. Get More »

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Guillermo Del Toro Talking 'Slaughterhouse-Five' with Charlie Kaufman

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Even as the overwhelmingly enthusiastic reviews of "Pacific Rim" pour in from the genre-loving likes of Badass Digest and Hitfix ('though Variety and have not been as kind), ever prolific fanboy Guillermo Del Toro has his sights set on even more saliva-inducing properties.

In a new interview with the print edition (remember those?) of The Daily Telegraph (thanks to The Playlist for the tip), Del Toro says he has his sights set on Charlie Kaufman to adapt "Slaughterhouse-Five!"

Kaufman wrote "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind," "Being John Malkovich," "Adaptation" and "Synechode, New York." It's a collection of brainy quirk that makes him a great candidate to adapt one of the works of literary legend Kurt Vonnegut. (If you didn't read any Kurt Vonnegut in high school or college, plan a book reading staycation right now.)

Del Toro has a ton of stuff in the works already, as per usual, but "Slaughterhouse-Five" is part of the four-movie deal he signed with Universal in 2008. Get More »

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