There’s a monstrous battle going on in “Pacific Rim,” and it has nothing to do with the giant robots (called Jaegers) and monsters (known as Kaiju) who trade blows throughout the film. The clash of the titans is between the fantastic vision of director Guillermo del Toro and the cookie-cutter demands of a big summer blockbuster.
Not since Mel Gibson and Danny Glover traded jabs in the “Lethal Weapon” movies has there been such an entertaining partnership. Director Paul Feig gets the most out of his leads’ different comedy styles, using Sandra Bullock’s more controlled humor as a buffer for Melissa McCarthy’s often manic style.
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‘Love Actually’: This sweet, funny and nearly perfect romantic comedy is being released in a special Blu-ray combo pack to mark the 10th anniversary.
‘Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain’: Concert film of the comedian’s appearance at Madison Square Garden.
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