This week, Netflix has revealed that they are going to celebrate Halloween the del Toro way! They have officially announced that the new anthology series, Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities will be hitting the streaming platform October 25! For full details, keep reading!Continue reading “Netflix Opens Guillermo del Toro’s ‘Cabinet of Curiosities’ on October 25”
It’s a personal point of joy for me to be posting this given that Guillermo Del Toro is officially one of my heroes. As a director, his sense of style, imagination, and heart coupled with brutal honesty has paved the way for films like Pan’s Labyrinth, The Shape of Water, The Devil’s Backbone, and countless others to become cinematic classics. But as a human being, there’s no celebrity out there with a bigger heart and a more magical soul. And this holiday season, he will be injecting both into one of the most timeless characters of all time: Pinocchio!Continue reading “The Official Trailer and Poster for ‘Guillermo Del Toro’s Pinocchio’ Finally Comes to Life”
Netflix Geeked Week released a teaser for Guillermo del Toro’s horror anthology, Cabinet of Curiosities. From the mind of the acclaimed Academy Award-winning filmmaker and creator, del Toro has curated a collection of unprecedented and genre-defining stories meant to challenge our traditional notions of horror.Continue reading “Guillermo del Toro’s ‘Cabinet of Curiosities’ Teaser Trailer Released”
We are just recovering from some amazing Guillermo del Toro goodness, having just taken a walk down Nightmare Alley. But now, ahead of its December 2022 premiere date, del Toro has teased a first look at his stop-motion animated vision for Pinocchio. And as with all things he touches, it looks utterly divine!Continue reading “Guillermo Del Toro Teases Bringing ‘Pinocchio’ to Life”
I’ve gone on record to discuss in depth my great love for filmmaker, Guillermo Del Toro. I won’t disguise the fact that the man is hands down my favorite filmmaker working today. Sure many love the Spielberg’s, the Campion’s, the Scorsese’s, and with good cause. But for me, no director has ever captivated me with imagination, wit, and maturity than Del Toro. So it should come to the surprise of absolutely no one that I really dug the hell out of Nightmare Alley!Continue reading “NOC Review: A Stunning, Unsettling Trip Down ‘Nightmare Alley’”
Nearly two years have passed since FOX Searchlight shared the final trailer for Scott Cooper’s supernatural horror Antlers. Considering the time of its release, it’s no surprise the goings on of the world overshadowed the hubbub of a film that should absolutely be on your radar this Halloween.Continue reading “Reminder to Prepare Yourself for Scott Cooper’s ‘Antlers’ Arriving This Month”
STEP RIGHT UP, FOLKS, BECAUSE GUILLERMO DEL TORO IS BACK!
There’s not much more I need to say to generate excitement in fans all over the globe, including yours truly!Continue reading “Man or Beast? The Official Trailer for Guillermo Del Toro’s ‘Nightmare Alley’ Debuts”
Guillermo Del Toro is my hero! As a storyteller, a director, and a fanboy, there’s no one out there I aspire to be like more! When you get into a room with that gentleman, and he utters his first words on stage, you do nothing more than listen to every fascinating, charismatic, passionate syllable that escapes his mouth. He is simply a legend.Continue reading “‘Guillermo Del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities’ Comes to Netflix”
For any Roald Dahl fan who grew up in the ’90s, the original The Witches starring the incomparable Anjelica Huston, was a staple of cinematic Halloween entertainment, serving as one of the best (if not the best) Dahl adaptations ever, as well as a traumatic nightmare of kid-friendly terror that was as horrifying as it was wonderful!Continue reading “New Trailer for ‘Roald Dahl’s The Witches’ Magically Appears”
The superhero genre — as we know it — was first birthed over seven decades ago in the pulpy pages of the 10-cent comic books. Mint copies of which that are now worth thousands, if not millions, of dollars. Not only are the books themselves more valuable, many of those original heroes are even more popular today than they were at their inception. Even the heroes who weren’t popular then have been resurrected to much critical acclaim today. We call this period of superhero storytelling “the Golden Age” of comics, but we are currently living in a new golden age of superhero storytelling, except the heroes have migrated from the four-color page to the fourteen-screen multiplex.
The fact that we can count on a new comic book superhero movie (or three) every year until infinity and beyond is both a blessing and a curse for the nerd contingent. For every billion-dollar grossing blockbuster that stars men in tights saving the universe — and it is almost always men — there are critics from both within and without nerdom that bemoan the genre’s grasp on pop culture and predict its demise every year. “Superhero fatigue,” it’s called. Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) is the latest film from writer/director Alejandro González Iñárritu — best known for heavier, more melodramatic fare like Babel and 21 Grams — and it takes on the superhero genre, and the fatigue that may or may not come along with it, like no other film before it.
It’s not a secret that I wasn’t the biggest fan of this past summer’s giant-robots-punch-giant-monsters-in-the-face flick Pacific Rim. In fact, there was a whole segment of “Hard N.O.C. Life” dedicated to me disagreeing with Jenn about the merits of the movie.
That said, I do realize that I am in the minority in this opinion, at least among the fanboy set. I get that. I ain’t hatin’. Whatever floats your jaeger, right?
One of those fanboys who loved this movie more than me is my friend, artist Jamie Noguchi. It’s probably safe to say Jamie loves this movie more than most — even Guillermo Del Toro. Probably. Jamie feels so strongly about this movie (because SWORD!), he wrote a song about it. Wanna hear it? Hear it go.