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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
| August 26, 2011
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...
| March 31, 2011
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...
| March 09, 2011
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...
| 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...
| October 22, 2010
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
GUILLERMO DEL TORO
| October 22, 2010
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.
| September 17, 2010
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...
| August 20, 2010
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...
Michael C. Walsh
| June 01, 2010
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
| December 08, 2008
Gamma rays got you down? The doctor will see you now.
DR. ROBIN S. ROSENBERG
| July 09, 2008
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
| July 08, 2008
Got bad guys? Call Hellboy.
Mike Mignola’s sympathetic devil
| March 26, 2008
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
| January 09, 2008
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
| November 06, 2007
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
| July 31, 2007
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
| February 20, 2007
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
| 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
| January 16, 2007
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
| January 10, 2007
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
| December 28, 2006
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