World War Z Public Service Announcement

World War Z is one of the most anticipated — and most dreaded — movies of the summer. The long-in-the-works adaptation has seen its fair share of ups and downs with production delays, re-writes, and re-shoots, but it appears director Marc Forster and producer Brad Pitt might have salvaged World War Z from being a complete fiasco. Now that we’re about a month away from the film’s release, Paramount Pictures has continued their marketing campaign for the zombie film with an important public service announcement.

The World War Z PSA is called “The Crisis Zero” and features Michael Kim, former director of the Global Health Agency. While the PSA is clever and in keeping with the idea of a pandemic outbreak, if the world really was being consumed by fast-moving zombies, when would anyone have the time to make, or pay attention to, a public service announcement?


Review: Star Trek Into Darkness Is Purely Entertaining, And A Huge Improvement Over The Last One

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Pacific Rim Trailer Ramps Up The Action Even Further

The marketing campaign for Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim has been both relentless and entertaining. We’ve seen blueprints and recruiting posters. We’ve seen a cleanup crew mopping up the aftermath of a vicious battle between one of the Jaeger mechs and the enormous Kaiju monsters. Hell, we’ve even seen a big old pile of Kaiju poop. But honestly? They could have saved some money and just released the last few Pacific Rim trailers and I would have been totally sold. Check out the new one up above, and try not to drool.

This latest trailer gives us more of the same stuff we saw in the previous trailer, but since that stuff is giant mechs punching monsters in the face, we’re okay with that. The money shot is still the bit where the Jaeger uses a boat as a bat and goes to town on a Kaiju Casino style, but there’s still plenty of new footage in here as well.


J.J. Abrams Visits The Howard Stern Show To Talk Star Trek, Star Wars, And More

With the release of Star Trek Into Darkness, J.J. Abrams is making the rounds doing press interviews and appearances. Earlier this week, Abrams appeared on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, and now you can listen to the geek icon’s interview with Howard Stern.

J.J. Abrams appeared on the Sirius XM radio show and talked about Star Trek Into Darkness, Star Wars: Episode VII, and a few other geek properties. The 35-minute interview also features late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel, who called J.J. Abrams a very busy man. Abrams and his Bad Robot production company are currently working on multiple TV series, including Revolution, Believe, and Almost Human. Where does this guy find the time?


Steven Spielberg’s Best Work Was A Deal With George Lucas

lucasThe largest bet I ever made was for a poker game that I eventually forfeited in order to not continue to play poker for more hours on end. Even so, I wouldn’t have profited millions of dollars from the victory. That is just one of many ways I am nothing like Steven Spielberg.

George Lucas, fresh off of the delightful throwback dramedy American Graffiti, went into the wildly imaginative Star Wars with confidence, but spent some of his time doubting his creation. He visited his old buddy Steven Spielberg while he was directing Close Encounters of the Third Kind, and then the greatest bet in the world came into being. Sayeth Spielberg:

George came back from Star Wars a nervous wreck. He didn’t feel Star Wars came up to the vision he initially had. He felt he had just made this little kids’ movie. He came to Mobile, Alabama where I was shooting Close Encounters on this humongous set and hung out with me for a couple of days. He said, ‘Oh my God, your movie is going to be so much more successful than Star Wars. This is gonna be the biggest hit of all time.’ He said, ‘You want to trade some points? I’ll give you two and a half per cent of Star Wars if you give me two and a half per cent of Close Encounters.’ I said, ‘Sure, I’ll gamble with that, great.’


Pacific Rim Spends The Afternoon At The Museum With A Giant Kaiju Skull

Pacific Rim Museum SkullThe latest piece of promotional material for Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim—and there has been a ridiculous ton of it up to this point, with much more likely to come—isn’t quite what we’ve come to expect. This picture is of a museum exhibit, complete with a fancy pedestal and glass case. But in this instance the artifact encased in glass is a massive Kaiju skull with all of the flesh removed. I wonder how big the sign warning kids not to touch the glass is? They’ll need one hell of a velvet rope.

Those of you in the know are well aware that the Kaiju are enormous, skyscraper-tall monsters that emerge from the bottom of the Pacific. More specifically, they come through an interdimensional rift, on a mission to wreak havoc on our world. Given their penchant for mayhem, destruction, and death, gawking at a skull in a museum like this strikes me as oddly serene. We’ve already seen how the human race adapts to the presence of these creatures, by building around and through their fallen skeletons.