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Comic-Con: Guillermo Del Toro reveals new logo and details for monster movie “Pacific Rim”

Comic-Con: Guillermo Del Toro reveals new logo and details for monster movie “Pacific Rim” (photo)

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Details have been scarce surrounding “Pacific Rim,” filmmaker Guillermo Del Toro’s upcoming movie about a giant creature rising from the deep to attack the world’s cities, but yesterday’s Comic-Con panel in San Diego shed a little more light on what to expect from the project.

Starring Charlie Hunnam, Charlie Day, Idris Elba, and Rinko Kikuchi, “Pacific Rim” is currently scheduled for a 2013 premiere in theaters. During Friday’s panel, Del Toro unveiled a logo for the film and the badge that will be worn by the monster-fighting forces.

“It is my duty to film the finest f—ing monsters ever committed to the screen,” the director told panel attendees, according to a report on Slash Film. “And the greatest fucking robots ever committed to screen. That’s a pledge.”

While there’s still some uncertainty regarding the origin of the film’s “monsters” — namely, whether they come Earth or outer space — Del Toro reiterated that there’s one thing he can tell us about them: they’re going to be big.

Describing the main theme of the film as “giant f—ing monsters against giant f—ing robots,” Del Toro said audiences will be treated to many, many scenes of “incredibly huge things destroy little things.”

Clearly echoing the Godzilla-style kaiju classics of cinema, “Pacific Rim” will also feature a modern-day take on the monster invasion theme and a human element that he wasn’t able to discuss quite yet.

“There’s much more to it than the giant monsters and giant robots,” he told attendees. “We want to make it a big what if: what would happen in the real world if a twenty-five story thing came out of the sea and started destroying cities? How would the world change? What weapons do we need to develop to fight a thing like that? It’s not a fantastic distant future to which we have no relationship. We wanted to make it in the now.”

What do you think about “Pacific Rim” so far? Chime in below or on Facebook or Twitter.

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The Best Of The Last

Portlandia Goes Out With A Bang

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The end is near. In mere days Portlandia wraps up its final season, and oh what a season it’s been. Lucky for you, you can watch the entire season right now right here and on the IFC app, including this free episode courtesy of Subaru.

But now, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the new classics Fred and Carrie have so thoughtfully bestowed upon us. (We’ll be looking back through tear-blurred eyes, but you do you.)

Couples Dinner

It’s not that being single sucks, it’s that you suck if you’re single.

Cancel it!

A sketch for anyone who has cancelled more appointments than they’ve kept. Which is everyone.

Forgotten America

This one’s a “Serial” killer…everything both right and wrong about true crime podcasts.

Wedding Planners

The only bad wedding is a boring wedding.

Disaster Hut

It’s only the end of the world if your doomsday kit doesn’t include rosé.

Catch up on Portlandia’s final episodes on demand and at

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Your Portlandia Personality Test

The New Portlandia Webseries Is Going Your Way

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.

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Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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