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The Flipside #10: The 2018 Oscar Nominations

With the Academy Awards upon us, the Flipside examines whether the world's biggest platform for movie recognition might actually get it right this year, and avoid any, let's say, giant televised mishaps.

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'Blade II' Pioneers the Marvel Sequel Yet Remains Hopelessly Outdated

If Blade reflected its time in 1998, Blade II, despite of-the-moment visual effects dazzling action, feels like a film from an earlier era.

Film

For Guillermo del Toro, Home Is Where the Horror Is in 'Crimson Peak'

Possibly the most elaborate monster Del Toro has ever constructed is the labyrinth-like Gothic mansion in Crimson Peak.

Meredith Woerner
Film

Coen Brothers, Sophie Marceau, and Guillermo Del Toro All Feature in the Cannes Jury

The 2015 Cannes Film Festival has a veritable who's-who on its jury this year, headed up by brother directors Joel and Ethan Coen.

Games

What Happens When an Interactive Horror Experience Figures Out the Fourth Wall?

P.T. has the digital world bleeding out into the real, hands flailing in search of something to hold onto so it can pull itself out of the game and into your living room.

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'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.

Events

SXSW Film Festival Day 4 (Part 2): It Ain't Cool

I have nothing but mad respect for Harry Knowles… but, please God, don’t ever make me watch Dragonslayer again.

Faith Korpi
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In 'Dog Blood', One is Meant to Love -- Or At Least Relate To -- Thy Hater

Imagine a George A. Romero zombie flick told from the point-of-view of the zombies. It wouldn’t work, because we would have to empathize with the antagonists, which would make them seem a little less terrifying.

Film

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.

Film

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?

shathley Q
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Convergence Culture: the Many Faces of Hellboy

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

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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.

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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.

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Hellboy II: The Golden Army

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

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Hellboy II Slideshow

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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.

Film

Pans Labyrinth (El Laberinto del Fauno) (2006)

As her belief in herself comes full circle, as she discovers her crucial mythological role as it exists alongside her role alongside her mother, Ofelia becomes more real than her gorgeous allegory can bear.

Film

A Symbol of Transition: Interview with Guillermo del Toro

Guillermo del Toro: It's not like there was no cruelty before or no brutality before. But the fact that now people can go out in the open about it, publicly, and not be shamed, even be proud of it!? I think it's a very dark time right now.

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Hellboy: 2-Disc Special Edition (2004)

Speaking in his commentary track, del Toro is keenly passionate about the film, the character, and Hellboy creator Mike Mignola.

Cynthia Fuchs
Film

Hellboy (2004)

The latest hero for our time is red. Fire engine red. Looming over the city from a rooftop, he puffs his cigar and glowers.

Cynthia Fuchs
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The Devil's Backbone (2001)

Where [the ghost] becomes a relatively benign presence for Carlos and the other boys ['The Devil's Backbone'], the same cannot be said for the living adults.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Blade II (2002)

The Daywalker has his own agenda, still fever-dreaming and raging, but changed too.

Cynthia Fuchs

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