Rinko Kikuchi

‘Pacific Rim: Uprising’ Set Photo Reveals Some Returning Favorites and Also Maybe Karl Urban

by Britt Hayes January 9, 2017 @ 1:20 PM
Warner Bros.
Aside from headliner John Boyega, there aren’t any “big” names in the Pacific Rim sequel, aside from Scott Eastwood (who isn’t quite as well-known as his surname). Guillermo del Toro’s original plan for Uprising (previously titled Maelstrom) was for Charlie Day, Burn Gorman and Rinko Kikuchi to reprise their roles from the first film, but when Steven S. DeKnight took over directing duties, those plans became far less certain — and we’ve been left to wonder which characters, if any, might actually return. Thankfully, a new set photo helps clear things up a bit.

‘Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter’ Trailer: ‘Fargo’ Gets Lost in Translation

by Britt Hayes December 17, 2014 @ 5:55 PM
One of the best films from this year’s SXSW film festival is undoubtedly ‘Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter,’ in which ‘Pacific Rim’ star Rinko Kikuchi plays a young woman from Tokyo who believes that the Coen brothers film ‘Fargo’ is actually a true story. The first official teaser trailer for ‘Kumiko’ has arrived online today, just as haunting and beautiful as the film itself.

'Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter' Review

by Britt Hayes March 17, 2014 @ 2:55 PM
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Kumiko is a lonely 29-year-old woman living in Tokyo who has fantasies of being a Spanish Conquistador. Increasingly pressured by her mother and her boss to find a husband and be a more successful woman, Kumiko finds escape in the Coen brothers' classic crime film 'Fargo,' and becomes obsessed with traveling to Minnesota to find the "treasure" Steve Buscemi's character left buried in the snow. 'Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter,' from Austin, Texas natives David and Nathan Zellner, is a charming, sad and existential contemplation on life film as escapism.

'Pacific Rim' Featurette: See How the Jaeger Pilots Work Together

by Damon Houx May 21, 2013 @ 6:52 PM
Warner Bros.
Though the advertising for Guillermo del Toro's 'Pacific Rim' has mostly focused on the epic battles between monsters and giant robots (which are called Jaegers), we're curious if there is more going on in the movie that just large scale smackdowns. The latest featurette allays our fears by playing up the "neural handshake" that happens between the Jaegers co-pilots.