Pillbox

Dollar movie

Pacific Rim
Saturday, Nov. 9 — 7 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 10 — 9:30 p.m.

You know what’s awesome? Giant monsters. You know what’s even better? Giant robots fighting giant monsters. Director Guillermo del Toro revives the kaiju genre with his spectacular film that celebrates action as a form of art and pure entertainment. When the world is on the brink of kaiju domination, humanity’s only hope is to recruit the world’s best fighters to pilot warrior robots called jaegers. The film contains some of the best action sequences in recent memory that truly revive and redefine monster movies with its own inventive rush of adrenaline. For two hours, you can sit down and regress to your 10-year-old self as you are reminded of what makes for true entertainment.

The Wolverine
Saturday, Nov. 9 — 10 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 10 — 7 p.m.

In the sequel to the first solo superhero film of the X-Men franchise, Hugh Jackman returns as the Wolverine to fight samurai-ninjas in Japan. After battling his inner demons, the Wolverine believes he is finally free of his superhero abilities when a Japanese business tycoon offers to get rid of his cursed immortality. What ensues afterward is an adrenaline-fueled series of intense action sequences that is perfectly paced and suspenseful. After a rather lackluster prequel, director James Mangold manages to make this more than a popcorn summer flick by infusing it with authentic character development and a powerfully dark storyline that avoids cheesiness. Jackman (and his insanely ripped body) proves yet again that he can do just about anything, especially with a set of claws made of adamantium.