Tag Archives: Guillermo del Toro

Crimson Peak

BEWARE. In the early 20th century, aspiring American author Edith Cushing (Mia Wasikowska), who writes in the tradition of Mary Shelley, is charmed by an English aristocrat (Tom Hiddleston); after a tragedy, he takes her to his crumbling mansion… Guillermo del Toro’s stab at a joyously old-fashioned horror movie will delight fans of classics like … Continue reading Crimson Peak

A Kung Fury Movie? Say No

You are likely one of the 10 million people who have seen Kung Fury on YouTube, a 30-minute action-comedy made by David Sandberg, a Swedish former director of music videos. Sandberg had a thing for cheesy 1980s action movies, put his special-effects talents to use in a trailer that hit just the right parody tone, and asked … Continue reading A Kung Fury Movie? Say No

Cannes: Revolutionary and Conservative

The clip above is a Euronews summary of last night’s awards ceremony at the Cannes film festival. I wasn’t there, but the time has come for a look back at the event how it appeared from the outside. The jury of this year’s festival was chaired by the Coen brothers and consisted of Guillermo del … Continue reading Cannes: Revolutionary and Conservative

The Greatest Hits of 2015

It’s time for that annual list of next year’s highly anticipated Hollywood films. Here’s 2015 for ya. JANUARY: * Blackhat – Michael Mann’s first directorial outing since Public Enemies (2009) is a cyber thriller starring Chris Hemsworth. Its January release makes it hard to really get excited about it.  * Escobar: Paradise Lost – Notorious Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar reaches … Continue reading The Greatest Hits of 2015

Mia Wasikowska at 25

Congratulations to Mia Wasikowska who turns 25 years old tomorrow. She’s still at that stage where we as an audience are following her journey to stardom. Wasikowska broke through four years ago in Alice in Wonderland, the Tim Burton hit, where she played the titular character. She also had a role in The Kids Are All Right (2010), … Continue reading Mia Wasikowska at 25

Puss in Boots

GET READY FOR AN ADVENTURE NINE LIFETIMES IN THE MAKING. Puss in Boots is reunited with an estranged childhood friend, Humpty Dumpty; together with the fierce but seductive Kitty Softpaws, the couple tries to find magic beans that will take them to a giant’s castle. Shrek the Third (2007) director Chris Miller helmed this 3D … Continue reading Puss in Boots

The Greatest Hits of 2013

It’s time for that annual list of this year’s highly anticipated Hollywood films. Here’s 2013 for ya. JANUARY: * The Last Stand – Arnold Schwarzenegger’s first starring vehicle in ten years. Not expecting great things. * Broken City – Allen Hughes directs this political thriller starring Mark Wahlberg and Russell Crowe. FEBRUARY: * Warm Bodies … Continue reading The Greatest Hits of 2013

Hellboy II: The Golden Army

SAVING THE WORLD IS A HELL OF A JOB. Hellboy (Ron Perlman) ends up in the middle of an epic battle between humans and mythical creatures; an exiled prince wishes to wreak havoc with the aid of the dormant Golden Army. This sequel is like Guillermo del Toro found the ultimate excuse to stuff a movie … Continue reading Hellboy II: The Golden Army

Hellboy

FROM THE DARK SIDE TO OUR SIDE.   Born out of one of the Nazis’ occult experiments, a red demon (Ron Perlman) now works for the U.S. government fighting evil. Watching a film by Guillermo Del Toro is like stepping into another (gorgeously shot) universe with fantastical creatures and magnificent visual effects. What makes it work … Continue reading Hellboy