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Review: Don't be Afraid of the Dark

Katie Holmes plays Kim, a wannabe stepmom, in this lame remake of the 1973 Don't Be Afraid of the Dark .
Don't call it a comeback
By ALEXANDRA CAVALLO  |  August 26, 2011
Interview with Duncan Jones, director of "Source Code"

Interview with Duncan Jones, director of "Source Code"


It's the elephant in the room when you're talking to Duncan Jones: this guy is Zowie Bowie -- Ziggy Stardust's son! It's uncool to bring...
By Peter Keough  |  March 31, 2011
Movies "R" not us

Movies "R" not us


 When the MPAA relented a while back and changed its absurd NC-17 rating for "Blue Valentine" to an R, it looked like the insidious studio...
By Peter Keough  |  March 09, 2011
LO500 High Scores: Director Guillermo del Toro's Top 5 Favorite Games

LO500 High Scores: Director Guillermo del Toro's Top 5 Favorite Games


In an interview at the Brattle Theatre, acclaimed director and maestro of the mystical Guillermo del Toro discussed The Fall, the second installment of his...
By Michael Goetzman  |  October 23, 2010

VIDEO + PODCAST: Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan at the Brattle Theatre


It's pretty safe to say that no one makes monsters quite like director Guillermo Del Toro makes monsters. I mean, not only did the dude's...
By Steve Miller  |  October 22, 2010
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Bloodsuckers, magic realism, and caviar Twinkies

THE UFOS, CATHOLIC GUILT, AND VORACIOUS APPETITES BEHIND MY HORROR-FUL LIFE
The UFOs, Catholic guilt, and voracious appetites behind my horror-ful life
By GUILLERMO DEL TORO  |  October 22, 2010


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Man about Town: Chuck Hogan

One day back in 2009, Chuck Hogan snuck onto the set of the movie adaptation of his own novel. He was not recognized, once, by anyone at all.

By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  September 17, 2010
The Elder Ones get older: Happy birthday, H.P. Lovecraft!

The Elder Ones get older: Happy birthday, H.P. Lovecraft!


The Real Ghostbusters: "The Collect Call of Cthulhu Pt. 2"Hey it's H.P. Lovecraft's birthday! So, to honor the late, legendary composer of creepy chronicles, we...
By Steve Miller  |  August 20, 2010
Guillermo del Toro abandons "The Hobbit"; Anyone looking for a job?

Guillermo del Toro abandons "The Hobbit"; Anyone looking for a job?


If you're a fan of The Lord of the Rings film trilogy, you may want to brace yourself. This past weekend worst-case-scenario news erupted when...
By Michael C. Walsh  |  June 01, 2010
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Wish-fulfillment for a burning world

From the shining big-screen debut of Iron Man to the large amounts of green produced by the Incredible Hulk, this was the year the public couldn't get enough of their favorite heroes.
The 2008 heroic holiday DVD and Blu-ray gift guide
By BRETT MICHEL  |  December 08, 2008

Shrink wrapped


Gamma rays got you down? The doctor will see you now.    
By DR. ROBIN S. ROSENBERG  |  July 09, 2008


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‘Hell’ yeah!

The richness of Guillermo del Toro's vision as a filmmaker is even more visible in Hellboy II: The Golden Army than it was in 2004’s Hellboy , the last movie he made before Pan's Labyrinth .
Hellboy II is even better
By GARY SUSMAN  |  July 08, 2008
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Raising Hellboy

Got bad guys? Call Hellboy.
Mike Mignola’s sympathetic devil
By KRISTINA WONG  |  March 26, 2008
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El Orfanato | The Orphanage

Seek elsewhere if you’re hoping for the transporting originality of last year’s El laberinto del fauno|Pan’s Labyrinth .
An unoriginal technician's piece
By BRETT MICHEL  |  January 09, 2008
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Interview: Josh Brolin

Josh Brolin has distinguished himself mostly by appearing in the worst movies of great directors.
On the brink of fame in No Country for Old Men
By PETER KEOUGH  |  November 06, 2007
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Heroes of our time

In interviews promoting The Bourne Ultimatum , Matt Damon has argued that his Jason Bourne has supplanted James Bond as the hero of our time.
From Bond to Bourne, the good guys (and girls) buck the system
By PETER KEOUGH  |  July 31, 2007


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Fauny girl

Guillermo del Toro starts El laberinto del fauno|Pan’s Labyrinth by entering the mind of a child. Watch the trailer for Pan's Labyrinth (QuickTime) Pan-American: Guillermo del Toro and the Mexican mafia. By Peter Keough
Innocence finds its way through Pan’s Labyrinth
By PETER KEOUGH  |  February 20, 2007

Babel rousers

It’s not often that I feel this way, but this year I’m kind of proud of my profession.
Oscar opts for liberal gilt
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 17, 2007

Doom, gloom and zoom

Given the past year’s headlines, it can’t come as a surprise that some of the best films of 2006 had an edge of darkness to them.
A year in film
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 16, 2007
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Pan-American

To understand the difference between Hollywood’s notion of fairy tales and Guillermo del Toro’s, compare the faun in The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe with the one in Pan’s Labyrinth . Fauny girl: Innocence finds its way
Guillermo del Toro and the Mexican mafia
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 10, 2007
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Fractured fairy tales

Times are tough when the Dream Factory has a better grip on what’s going on than the people in Washington.
Fantasy and reality compete for the box office in 2007
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 28, 2006