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Pacific Rim

Popcorn Preview: Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter

Leslie Sisman | Posted 05.20.2015 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

We first encounter Kumiko as she walks along the water's edge wearing her oversized red hoodie and carrying a piece of white cloth. Her footprints follow the line of the serf.

No Time to Waste in Letting Public, Lawmakers Know About Fast Track

James P. Hoffa | Posted 03.28.2015 | Business
James P. Hoffa

Not everyone is aware of the consequences that a quick up-or-down vote on the 12-nation Pacific Rim trade deal will bring. It will devastate not only wage earners, but their families as well.

How the US Should Respond to Chinese Military Assertiveness in 2015

Samuel Ramani | Posted 03.08.2015 | Politics
Samuel Ramani

Recent events and lingering ambiguities surrounding the extent of China's military power, intentions and preparedness for conflict should implore the United States to devise a long-term strategy in the Pacific that synthesizes arms buildups with expanded economic investment and alliance consolidation.

Global Innovation: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 02.28.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Here are the extraordinary people and projects that our daily givers are honored to support this week.

Guillermo Del Toro Wows Fans At Comic-Con

Aaron Sagers | Posted 09.22.2014 | Entertainment
Aaron Sagers

Guillermo del Toro is in the world-building business. The director of Hellboy, Pan's Labyrinth, Pacific Rim and the upcoming gothic tale Crimson Peak is known for signature visuals, and an ability to craft rich universes on the movie screen.

Vietnam in a Quandary: China's Aggression, America's Seduction

Andrew Lam | Posted 09.07.2014 | World
Andrew Lam

Thi Quang Lam, a former general in the South Vietnamese army talks about issues related to contemporary Vietnam and its growing unrest, spurred in large part by China's aggression and Hanoi's muted response.

'Pacific Rim' Sequel Is Officially Happening

The Huffington Post | Jessica Goodman | Posted 06.27.2014 | Entertainment

Guillermo del Toro, director of "Pacific Rim," confirmed that Legendary Pictures will make "Pacific Rim 2," now officially due out April 7, 2017. Del ...

Upcoming Award Show -- Honoring Celebrities: Film and Television

Pamela Glasner | Posted 08.11.2014 | Entertainment
Pamela Glasner

Question: What do science fiction, fantasy and horror have in common? Answer: they are the genres honored annually, for the past four decades, by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films.

Why Godzilla Sucks

Marshall Fine | Posted 07.14.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

There are lots of movies that make Gareth Edwards' new Godzilla look like a masterpiece. That, however, is not the same as saying that this movie is actually worth seeing or, more crucially, worth making in the first place.

Howard Fineman

Obama The Pacific Islander Looks To The Ocean Of The 21st Century

HuffingtonPost.com | Howard Fineman | Posted 04.14.2014 | Politics

SINGAPORE -- If you look at President Barack Obama from the perspective of this wealthy island city-state, you appreciate his demographic breakthrough...

Conserving Nature Is Good Trade Policy

Carter Roberts | Posted 03.30.2014 | Green
Carter Roberts

We don't have to trade our planet's future to boost trade among nations. A major trade agreement among these countries that includes strong environmental obligations could provide critical new protections for some of our planet's important natural resources.

Every Movie Trailer Of 2013 In One Spot

Posted 12.04.2013 | Entertainment

Much in the way DJ Earworm produces his yearly "United State of Pop" mashup, one industrious YouTube user has brought us a supercut of every movie tra...

Guillermo del Toro | 30 Years of Filmmaking Genius

Jeff Rivera | Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment
Jeff Rivera

They called him weird, they called him crazy, but today they call Guillermo del Toro a genius. I had the opportunity to speak with del Toro about the secrets of his success, his writing process, Mountains of Madness and a glimpse into his brilliant book, Cabinet of Curiosities.

Mike Ryan

Idris Elba Needs Your Help To Become James Bond

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Ryan | Posted 11.20.2013 | Entertainment

Idris Elba isn't afraid to tell you when he doesn't like a question. He kind of notoriously doesn't love questions about "The Wire," and, as I found o...

The Violent Life of a Crime-thriller Writer

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 12.14.2013 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

The potential for violence lives within all of us, and I'm no exception. Violence in my novels is contrived--it's pure fiction--but reflects a core truth about human nature. It's never meant to be gratuitous, but rather serves the story.

Amidst the Encomiums for His Record-Setting Tenure, It Can Now Be Revealed: Jerry Brown's Only Fatal Vulnerability for Re-Election

William Bradley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

Amidst the plaudits for his record and his new/renewed governorship, California Republicans met over the weekend past in convention to, among other things, discuss what they will try to do next year when Brown runs for re-election, something he has not yet announced.

LOOK: 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Star's Gay Past Revealed

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 09.03.2013 | Gay Voices

The casting rumors regarding who would win the coveted role of Christian Grey in the film version of the phenomenally popular book series "Fifty Shade...

Why California Is the Hinge of America's Asia-Pacific Pivot

William Bradley | Posted 10.29.2013 | Politics
William Bradley

Focusing more on the Asia-Pacific region has long been in the cards as Asian economies rebuilt and rose to the fore in the decades after World War II and the ruinous Pacific War that was such a critical and yet underplayed part of it.

How Pacific Rim Should Have Ended

Posted 08.22.2013 | Comedy

Defeating the Kaiju was much, much simpler than "Pacific Rim" let on. All you needed was a sword and a Voltron. Via Viral Viral Videos...

Bombs Threaten Hollywood

Gina Hall | Posted 10.07.2013 | Entertainment
Gina Hall

I like to see big summer movies in the theater, I really do. It's my hope that the disappointing box-office receipts wake up the studios, and spur riskier ventures that attempt to keep up with what's going on in the online world.

Pacific Rim and the Drift Between Couples

Thea and Duane Harvey | Posted 10.02.2013 | Entertainment
Thea and Duane Harvey

What does piloting giant robots and long-term romance have in common? Both require advanced brain synchronization. Guillermo del Toro's new film Pacific Rim is more than a robot movie. It's an illustration of the evolutionary advantage of pair-bonding.

'Pacific Rim' Saved By China

Posted 08.01.2013 | Entertainment

As of this writing, "Pacific Rim" has made just a smidgen more than "The Lone Ranger" at the North American box office, and it trails films like "Obli...

SUMMER OF FLOPS

AP | JAKE COYLE | Posted 07.25.2013 | Entertainment

NEW YORK -- On and off screen, it's been a bruising summer for Hollywood. Every weekend, the multiplex has been under siege like it has rarely been b...

Big Mac Won't Satisfy Vietnamese Hunger for Human Rights

Andrew Lam | Posted 09.23.2013 | World
Andrew Lam

Vietnam today has more money than ever, and is seeking an international status equal to its newfound wealth. So why, in this era of seeming openness and economic progress, has Hanoi stepped up its oppression?

Why Comic-Con Is Dangerous to Our Intellectual Health

Marshall Fine | Posted 09.22.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Comic-Con -- and all that it represents -- is yet another pointless distraction, a way to keep the masses occupied while all the other important stuff goes down.