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Pacific Rim Gets Praise From The Hollywood Reporter, Neil Gaiman, And…Kanye West?

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pac rim robotPacific Rim may not end up being the best film of all time, and I’m fine with that. But I’m certainly ready for it to be the best flick of the summer, superheroes and Star Trek Into Darkness be damned! And I’m not basing it only on the really positive buzz the film got after an early screening some months back.

No, this time, I’m putting my trust in Kanye West, who until this point was only a source of trust when it came to how much black people are buying into commercialism, and how he’s really just God in disguise. He took to Twitter last week, breaking critic embargoes by saying, “I saw a pre-screening of Pacific Rim yesterday and it’s easily one of my favorite movies of all times.” He expanded that opinion with, “This is not another ‘Robot’ movie. Guillermo del Toro is a master.” I’ll be the first to admit I have no idea what West’s everyday movie tastes run to, nor what other “robot” movies he’s talking about.

As you can imagine, these tweets got major attention, and even attracted a response from Pacific Rim star Ron Perlman, who told West, “Need Kaiju parts, u get the fam discount!” There’s a high five waiting to happen here.

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Back To The Future/Man Of Steel Mash-Up Trailer Is Heavy

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If I were being held at gunpoint right now — and let’s make it a laser gun, just to make it more exciting — and someone asked me to justify there being a mash-up trailer between Man of Steel and Back to the Future, I would appear speechless at first, but right at the last second I would blurt out, “There is a secret society of people whose sole purpose is to inject Back to the Future into every single film trailer, so that people in the future will assume it is some kind of cinematic bible that the citizens of our time followed and worshiped ” And they will ask me the name of this secret group, and I will tell them it is the Church of Robert Zemeckis of Latter-Day Flux Capacitors. And YouTube user TheSynchroCosm is a member.