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Monday, March 26 2012

Death to Boring Vampires: The Life and Death Antidote to Contemporary Vampire Culture

Who else is bored with vampires? Guillermo del Toro’s Cronos rescues the vampire myth from boring romanticism.


Tuesday, January 27 2009

Superheroes Versus Comics

There can be no doubt that the summer of 2008 stands as a high-water mark for superheroes. But in the wake of a superhero renaissance and the growing cultural legitimacy of the genre, the question must be posed: Has the superhero genre evolved beyond the comics medium?


Monday, January 12 2009

Off the Radar - The Top 30 DVDs of 2008

Oddly enough, while the major studios continue scratching their heads over how to sell yet another new format (Blu-ray) to disinterested consumers, several outside distributors made sure that this would be a digital year to remember.


Tuesday, April 29 2008

The Return of the Popcorn Circus: July 2008

And it just doesn't stop. If part two in this three-ring play was packed with well hyped product, July just keeps the receipt treats coming.


Columns

Sunday, December 5 2010

I Am Become Undead: 'Cronos' by Guillermo del Toro

Guillermo del Toro evokes a sense of literary and filmic magic surrealism, one of the core traits of Latin American creative DNA, popularized by writers such Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who probe the painful politics that often prevail in the Latin world.


Wednesday, January 14 2009

Convergence Culture: the Many Faces of Hellboy

Different media means different Hellboys. Mike Mignola's versus Guillermo del Toro's.


Reviews

Sunday, October 20 2013

'Pacific Rim' Is a Visual Feast That's Heavy on Fluff, Light on Substance

Pacific Rim serves up the kind of visual smorgasbord that those of us weaned on sci-fi and monster movies would have devoured when we were kids.


Friday, July 12 2013

'Pacific Rim' Is Positively Godzillian

The realness of Mako (Rinko Kikuchi)'s trauma functions on multiple levels, and the image of Raleigh Becket (Charlie Hunnam) visibly walking into it is multiply disconcerting.


Thursday, December 4 2008

Hellboy II: The Golden Army (3 Disc Special Edition)

This limited “3-Disc Special Edition” is as much a tribute to the writer-director as it is a showcase for the film.


Thursday, July 10 2008

Hellboy II: The Golden Army

As he loves Liz, life, and TV, Hellboy embodies possibility, faith, and imagination.


Thursday, May 24 2007

Pans Labyrinth (2006)

As harsh as it is human, filmmaking doesn’t get any more enlightened than this. Like the Brothers Grimm before him, this is a filmmaker who wants to give fairytales back their teeth.


Blogs

Monday, July 15 2013

'Pacific' Hmmm...

Of course, there's still word of mouth and relatively weak competition in the upcoming days, but for the most part, it seems like Pacific Rim reached out to its prime demo (the geek) and then, strangely enough, stalled.


Friday, July 12 2013

Dad Against the Apocalypse in ‘Pacific Rim’

By drafting in ersatz familial emotions (fathers and sons, soul-bonded brothers, little daughters lost) amidst the hi-tech glitz, Guillermo del Toro’s resuscitation of the kaiju monster-movie template marks a step up from his forgettable comic-book films.


Wednesday, July 10 2013

Monsters Inc-redible: 'Pacific Rim'

A big budget spectacle where every dollar is up on the screen, a boy's adventure tale told by a man who never ever wants to grow up (and hopefully, he never will). Pacific Rim may well be the Star Wars for a new millennium.


Wednesday, July 28 2010

Really Guillermo...Really?

Guillermo del Toro is perhaps the closest thing to a true geek God in the current crew of fanboy favorites. He sure knows how to stir their respective grits, goading them along a path less beaten than brief in its intended lasting viability.


Friday, November 7 2008

Hellboy II: The Golden Army - Three Disc Special Edition

If you ask Guillermo Del Toro what his most personal films are, the answer seems obvious - at first. The Devil's Backbone was a chance


Del Toro Delivers with 'Hellboy 2' (Short Ends and Leader) [10.Jul.08]

News

Friday, August 26 2011

Del Toro's 'Dark' stamp: A novice director takes a master class

LOS ANGELES , Big breaks rarely happen quite this way: Comic book artist and aspiring director Troy Nixey submitted his short "Latchkey's Lament" to Oscar-nominated filmmaker


Thursday, June 18 2009

Director (and now author) Guillermo del Toro: Fantasy is faith

As a youth, Guillermo del Toro "was blessed or cursed with" lucid dreams. "I would go to sleep and wake up in my room and


Wednesday, June 10 2009

Acclaimed director Guillermo Del Toro sinks his teeth into vampire literature

Forget "Hellboy." Forget "Pan's Labyrinth." Forget directing "The Hobbit," which is why Oscar-nominated director Guillermo del Toro finds himself in New Zealand these days. For


Tuesday, July 29 2008

Pop 20: Super hero formula evolving

In only 10 days, the Batman defeated the Joker, delivered a one-two punch to Harvey Dent and amassed more than $300 million at the box office. But


Wednesday, July 9 2008

'Hellboy' director Guillermo del Toro credits Mexican heritage for his artistic vision

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - Guadalajara, Mexico, native Guillermo del Toro often gets asked if he considers himself simply a filmmaker, an independent filmmaker or a


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