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Pacific Rim 2 Set For August 4, 2017, Guillermo Del Toro Announces


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Director Guillermo Del Toro has announced that his action sci-fi sequel Pacific Rim 2 will be moved from April 7, 2017 to August 4, 2017. Universal has been moving release dates around recently and confirmed that Duncan Jones' Warcraft movie will be pushed a few months to June 10, 2016.

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Elsewhere, the new Mummy film has been moved from June 24, 2016 to March 24, 2017 while the new chapter in the Fast & Furious saga will be released on Friday April 14, 2017 - a no brainer for the studio given the massive success of the recent Furious 7.

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Guillermo Del Toro and Jorge Gutierrez - 2014 NCLR ALMA Awards at Pasadena Civic Auditorium - Pasadena, California, United States - Friday 10th October 2014

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Guillermo Del Toro and Jorge Gutierrez
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Guillermo Del Toro - Legendary Pictures panel press conference at San Diego Comic Con 2014 - San Diego, California, United States - Saturday 26th July 2014

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Guillermo Del Toro - Comic-Con International: San Diego - 20th Century Fox presentation at San Diego Convention Center - San Diego, California, United States - Friday 25th July 2014

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Drew Nelson, Sean Astin, Carlton Cuse, Natalie Brown, Corey Stoll, Mia Maestro, Guillermo Del Toro, Richard Sammel and Jonathan Hyde - Premiere of FX's 'The Strain' held at the GA Theater - Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 10th July 2014

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Carlton Cuse, Natalie Brown, Corey Stoll, Mia Maestro and Guillermo Del Toro

'The Strain' Isn't Getting To Corey Stoll Ahead Of The Vampire Series' Premiere


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The Strain is based on Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan's novel trilogy of the same name. The series follows a group of humans as they attempt to contain an outbreak of vampires New York. Corey Stoll stars as one of the scientists sent to deal with the outbreak.

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Corey Stoll stars in The Strain.

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Guillermo Del Toro - Hollywood celebrities honored at Huading Film Awards - Press Room - Hollywood, California, United States - Monday 2nd June 2014

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Guillermo Del Toro Directs 'The Simpsons' Opening Sequence, For Halloween


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Pans Labyrinth director Guillermo Del Toro has directed The Simpsons opening sequence for Sunday's Treehouse of Horror episode. The Mexican director has reportedly made over 100 references to classic horror movies in the sequence, including The Birds and Blade.

The SimpsonsThe Simpsons Returns With Its Latest Treehouse of Horror Episode on Sunday

In-keeping with the horror theme, Del Toro's effort sees Chief Wiggum turn into a giant Cyclops inspired by the creations of the late Ray Harryhausen, the man behind the classic skeletons scene in Jason and the Argonauts. The director told Reuters that his sequence was "a love letter to things that I love, both in The Simpsons and the [horror] genre."

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Despicable Me 2's Box Office Conquest Over Grown Ups 2


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In this weekend's battle of the light-hearted sequels, Despicable Me 2 has come out on top of the weekend's movie charts in the United States and Canada beating Adam Sandler comedy Grown Ups 2, despite the children's animation having been released on July 3rd in both countries. Despicable Me 2 raked in $44.8 million (£29.6m) from Friday to Sunday, leaving Grown Ups 2 slightly behind with takings of $42.5 million (£28.1m) in its first US weekend, according to Reuters. Though Grown Ups 2 is only marginally behind on its first days of release, it can't be an easy pill to swallow for actor Sandler who not only had his movie panned by critics before it was even released, but also had to relive the ordeal of being mauled by a cheetah whilst on safari in Africa on David Letterman's show.

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Steve Carell With One Of His Minions.

Guillermo Del Toro's big-budget monsters vs. robots movie, Pacific Rim looked set to be a box office smash after it's exciting trailers and intriguing premise but had to contend with third place in a weekend dominated by the friendlier comedies. In an audience break-down provided by Forbes, "The film played 19% IMAX, 50% 3D, 61% male and 47% under-25 years old," showing a promising chunk of younger theatregoers.

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Pacific Rim Now Out In Cinemas, But What Other Films Have Been Released Today?


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Friday 12th July has been quite the launchpad for a host of new and exciting films, showcasing the genre spectrum. From action blockbusters to indies, political thrillers to kids animation films, there'll be something to suit all tastes and ages as the summer of film gets hotter.

Well, we'll start off with Trap For Cinderella first because it's the underdog erotic thriller indie with an interesting premise. The Iain Softley film will star young, up-and-coming British actresses Tuppence Middleton and Alexandra Roach as vivacious Micky and shy Do: two girls who are reunited after years apart and reignite a secret passion despite the disapproval they are faced with.

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Tuppence Middleton & Alexandra Roach In Trap For Cinderella.

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A Week In News: Randy Hospitalized, Bieber's Big Mouth And Magna Carta, Holy Grail


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Prayers for Travis: We were saddened to hear of the ill health of country singer Randy Travis this week - the singer-songwriting suffering a stroke while undergoing heart surgery in Texas. His friends and family have asked fans to prey for the country veteran. Read the full story about Randy here.

Bieber's Bucket: Ah, Justin Bieber is really testing the 'loveable rogue' tag isn't he? He pushed it a little too far this week by doing two of the big no-no's in the U.S. That's peeing in a bucket and cursing the President. Read the full Bieber / Clinton story here.

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Guillermo Del Toro - European premiere of 'Pacific Rim' at The BFI IMAX - Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Thursday 4th July 2013

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A Week In Movies: Pacific Rim Launches, The Wolverine Shows Himself And Gwyneth Deals With Sex-Addiction


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Pacific Rim

This week's big world premiere was for Guillermo Del Toro's Pacific Rim, which was held in Mexico City on Monday with cast members Charlie Day, Ron Perlman and Rinko Kikuchi. They were joined by British costars Idris Elba, Charlie Hunnam and new True Blood hunk Robert Kasinsky for the European premiere in London on Thursday. Critics' reviews are embargoed, but Emma Watson and Kanye West both tweeted praise for the film, which opens next week.

The next big blockbuster this summer will be The Wolverine, a stand-alone X-men movie set in World War II Japan. Hugh Jackman returns as the iconic character, and this week appears in a short behind-the-scenes doc with director James Mangold. They reveal several enticing clips from the film, which opens later this month. Watch The Wolverine featurette here.

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Guillermo Del Toro and Lorenza Newton - Cast members of the upcoming film 'Pacific Rim' leaving their London hotel - London, United Kingdom - Thursday 4th July 2013

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Guillermo Del Toro and Lorenza Newton
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Guillermo Del Toro - 2013 Los Angeles Film Festival - "I'm So Excited" Opening Night Gala Premiere - Outside - Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 14th June 2013

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Guillermo Del Toro and Lorenza Newton - 2013 Los Angeles Film Festival - "I'm So Excited" Opening Night Gala Premiere - Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 13th June 2013

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Guillermo Del Toro 'Changed Himself' For Pacific Rim


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Guillermo Del Toro has been bigging up Pacific Rim ahead of its release, talking of the ambition and scope that went behind the film, and how that went beyond just the finished product and down to the people involved themselves – starting with him.

“I made a life decision that this movie needed to be huge in scope but run very, very tight on the production,” he said to Variety in a recent interview, “and the first person to change was me.” Variety points out that it was the first time he shot a movie in less than 115 days - Pacific Rim was done in 103. It meant a huge work load of 17 and 18 hour days.

Del Toro also changed the way in which he approached the movie compared to his older ones. “If you watch Pan’s Labyrinth or The Devil’s Backbone, I had an obsession that was really, really all-consuming with making the actors move in an extremely mannered way that matched the camera moves,” he commented. “In those movies I wanted it to be balletic, but I also wanted it to be almost like a ritual or a dance. But on Pacific Rim I needed to allow the actors to breathe a lot more. I wanted to shoot a lot looser and even allow for improvisation, which I had never done.” The movie is a huge scale action film, which sees giant robots deployed by humans to fight off aliens. It stars Idris Elba, Charlie Hunnam and Charlie Day, among others.

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Pacific Rim Promises To Deliver "2,500 Tons Of Awesome" [Trailer]


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Fans at last month's WonderCon were treated to an exclusive trailer for Guillermo Del Toro's Pacific Rim and that footage has now been released in full. The films sees Earth under attack from undersea alien invaders that can only be stopped by machines. The trailer is packed full with explosions, destruction and "2,500 tons of awesome" as Charlie Day's character puts it.

The movie gained some increased publicity last week when a feud appeared to be developing between del Toro and Transformers director Michael Bay. The latter appeared to hint that Pacific Rim was ripping off his machinery movies, though del Toro dissed the franchise as slick car commercials. "I thought Guillermo was mad at me, and he thought I was mad at him. We both exchanged calls today and realized nobody was mad at anybody except we were both mad at that reporter!" said Bay afterwards.

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New Footage Of This Summer's Pacific Rim Gives Fans Their Most In-Depth Look At The Film Yet (Video)


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The attendees of this years WonderCon in Anaheim last month were the first lucky souls to set their peepers on an all-new trailer for Guillermo Del Toro's long awaited sci-fi robots vs aliens showdown Pacific Rim, but now the good people of Warner Brothers have given in to public pressure and shared the wealth with us all. The two and half minute clip shows off more of the upcoming summer blockbuster that us mere commoners are likely to have seen, which means more explosions, story analysis and most importantly of all; some good ol' hand-to-hand combat between a creature from the depths of the ocean and a kickass robot.

The video was uploaded on to YouTube earlier today and has already picked up more than it's fair share of views from eager moviegoers. The much-hyped action romp is your classic 'aliens threaten to destroy the human population' scenario, only this time the creatures that have been labelled as being both aliens and from the alien are up against Earth's retaliation; a fleet of human-controlled giant robots. Will Earth's action-packed plan work against the super-organised alien foes? Probably, unless it leaves room for a sequel.

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Sam Raimi, Oliver Stone and Guillermo Del Toro - Filmmaker's Roundtable and Luncheon at the 2013 CinemaCon at Caesars Palace Resort and Casino - Las Vegas, Nevada, United States - Wednesday 17th April 2013

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Sam Raimi, Oliver Stone and Guillermo Del Toro
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Elvis Mitchell, Sam Raimi, Oliver Stone and Guillermo Del Toro
Sam Raimi, Oliver Stone and Guillermo Del Toro

Guillermo Del Toro - CinemaCon 2013 - Day 2 - 'Pacific Riml' at The Colosseum, Caesars Palace - Las Vegas, Nevada, United States - Tuesday 16th April 2013

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As JJ Abrams Named Star Wars Director, Guillermo Del Toro Says That He Didn't Want It Anyway


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So it’s official: Jj Abrams will be the man directing the new series of Star Wars films, the first to be made by Disney in the wake of its $4 billion takeover of the world famous sci-fi franchise – but there’s one man who won’t be feeling bitter about getting the job: Guillermo Del Toro. And that’s because he didn’t want it anyway. Honest.

In fairness to the man, he has involvement with The Hobbit trilogy, and has new film Pacific Rim out in 2013, not to mention three films on the go for 2014. It’s a busy schedule, and he said as much himself when telling USA Today that he’d been approached for the Star Wars director’s job. Del Toro told the paper, “There was a phone call to say we needed to sit down and talk and I just said 'I am busy, I am doing a lot of stuff.’” He added “I personally don’t think I’m the right guy … the franchise is a jewel, it’s a diamond. I’m a fan but it’s some place I like visiting, it’s not a place where I think I should live.’”

We can understand Del Toro’s sentiments at the end of that speech; the pressure to make a successful trilogy will be huge on Abrams – though commercially solid, the critical misfires that were the last trilogy of Star Wars films - the prequels The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith - was a big task too, with none of the three ageing well. Abrams will be a happy man today, but he’ll also be fully aware of the scale of the task on his plate.

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Jessica Chastain Was Told Not To Do Genre Movie For Guillermo Del Toro's Mama


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Guillermo Del Toro's latest movie, a horror titled Mama, has been largely panned by critics, with the plot seeing two children abandoned in a forest after their dad is killed, only to be found years later having become feral.

They move in with their aunt and uncle, but there is a strange 'figure' that moves into the house with them, that the children call 'Mama'. The dialogue is said to be poor, and editing has also been critqued, but for many the one saving grace of the whole sha-bang is Jessica Chastain

Jessica Chastain, in many ways, is a new kid on the block. Her career only began in 2004 when she had singular appearances in a few shows here and there. 2008 saw her appear in her first feature film, Jolene, but finally, 2011 rolled around and suddenly she is everywhere, literally- she was starring in 7 movies, including The Help for which she was nominated for Best Actress at the Academy Awards. 

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Guillermo Del Toro's New Film 'Mama' Panned By Critics


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Guillermo Del Toro is responsible for Pan's Labyrinth and The Orphanage, two beautifully made films, both of which utilise conventions of horror. His well told plot lines and great cinematography have made Del Toro's films a treat to watch over and over again. What has gone wrong then, with his latest scary flick, which has been completely panned by critics?

It's certainly not the cast, as it stars Oscar nominee Jessica Chastain. According to TIME Magazine, the script really let it down. "Mama is clumsily written and choppily edited, but Chastain doesn't have a bad scene in it, and you can see why she chose to be in this supernatural ghost story." They said. Village Voice just thinks that for a horror it isn't scary enough, saying that it "never delivers the primal terror its premise would suggest." Rolling Stone, in contrast says "the film knows how to creep you out," despite it looking like a 'cheapie fright flick'. 

However, in the film's favour, perhaps these critics are merely well seasoned in horror, because the Chicago Sun Times said: "Mama succeeds in scaring the wits out of us and leaving some lingering, deeply creepy images ..." 

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Star Wars Struggles To Find Director As Four, Including Guillermo Del Toro Decline


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George Lucas sold the LucasFilm to Disney for over four billion dollars. He kindly donated that money to education charities, but now Disney may be worrying a little that their investment was a little steep in price. While fans are overjoyed - with an air of trepidation - about the promise a brand new Star Wars trilogy, the project is having great difficulty finding a director. JJ Abrams, Brad Bird and Steven Spielberg had all already turned the job down, and now, another great - Guillermo Del Toro - has also made it clear that he wont be involved.

"We got one phone call to my agent saying, 'Is Guillermo interested?'" Del Toro said, IndieWire. "And basically I have so much stuff already of my own, and I'm pursuing stuff that I'm generating already. It was very flattering. It was just a phone call, it didn't go past that, it was very nice to be asked, but believe it or not, I'm busy enough." Plus, he said  "I think the fans deserve somebody that is just going to immerse themselves completely. As a geek, I would have loved to see Brad Bird take it."

Del Toro really is rather busy. He's written all three Hobbit movies, plus he has Pacific Rim coming out later this year. It's a sci-fi movie that has been written, produced and directed by del Toro himself. Plus, just to excite you even more, he's involved with Book of Life, Crimson Peak, a new version of Pinnochio which will also be written, directed and produced by the Spanish movie maker, plus a major production role in Dark Universe

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Pacific Rim Trailer


It has always been thought that alien life would arrive on the planet from space, but when colossal monsters arise from the depths of the Pacific Ocean, it soon becomes clear that mankind are facing a threat unlike what they have ever anticipated before. The creatures are known as Kaiju and manage to effortlessly destroy cities around them, use up resources and take away millions of lives. While the Earth's population worry that the apocalypse has finally arrived, the military are less than willing to accept that fate and build enormous robots called Jaegers in an attempt to fight back. They work by having two people controlling them from the inside with their minds linked. However, even they are no match against the Kaiju and the defenders of Earth decide that they must enlist the help of an ex-pilot and untested trainee to bring to life an early model of a Jaeger that has earned much recognition despite being potentially just as useless as the others in this fight for the survival of Earth.

Directing and co-writing this action-packed sci-fi flick is Guillermo Del Toro ('Pan's Labyrinth', 'Hellboy') with writing credits also from Travis Beacham ('Clash of the Titans', 'Dog Days of Summer'). It is due to be released next summer; July 12th 2013.

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The Hobbit Screenwriter: Guillermo Del Toro's Version Would Have Been Amazing


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Philippa Boyens, the screenwriter on the Lord of the Rings trilogy and the new Hobbit movie, says she would have loved to have seen Guillermo Del Toro's version of the film.

New Line and Warner Bros initially hired the Pans Labyrinth director to adapt Tolkien's first book, though after waiting almost two years for legal issues to be resolved, Del Toro left the project. Original director Peter Jackson eventually accepted the role, though Boyens can't help but think what could have been.

"I would love to have seen the films Guillermo would have made" the writer told the Los Angeles Times, "It would have been amazing. And he certainly helped us by bringing fresh eyes to the Middle Earth because, of course, the biggest issue was making sure we weren't remaking 'Lord of the Rings.' In some ways it was easier, though, starting again for Pete. We work in a different way, very fluid, very flexible."

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Pictures: The Hobbit Premiere, Cate Blanchett, Elijah Wood, Peter Jackson


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Peter Jackson and his team repaid New Zealand for its hospitality this week, by hosting the world premiere of the new Lord of the Rings film The Hobbit in central Wellington. The country has played host to some of the biggest movie stars on the planet for the past year while Jackson shot the film on its rolling green hills.

More than 100,000 turned out for the premiere of the movie, which has sparked Middle Earth mania in New Zealand. According to The Telegraph, presenters on national radio greeted listeners in fictional elvish language, while newspapers came equipped with complimentary Hobbit posters. Thousands of fans turned out for the premiere at the Embassy Theatre in full Lord of the Rings garb, delighting stars including Cate Blanchett, Martin Freeman and Elijah Wood who walked the red-carpet. Wellington actually renamed itself 'The Middle of Middle Earth' for the event, which has been regarded as a godsend for the country's tourism industry. Delays and union disputes have disrupted the production of The Hobbit, though despite wrapping up the hugely anticipated movie, director Peter Jackson admits he is still nervous about the critical reception. "Nothing's ever perfect and it never will be, it's a real mistake if you say we're stopping now because we've made the perfect film," he told Radio New Zealand. "You never have and you never will.I've got severe fatigue right now, but only because I've just finished the film. There's been all sorts of obstacles" 

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Guillermo Del Toro’s Vampire Drama ‘The Strain’ Heading To FX


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Of the opinion that U.S television is saturated with vampire dramas? Well, then one more can’t do any harm now can it? Pans Labyrinth director Guillermo Del Toro seems confident enough to go head-to-head with The Vampire Diaries et al, as he’s bringing his novel trilogy ‘The Strain’ to FX.

According to Deadline.com, multiple cable networks were sniffing around the show, though it was FX who ultimately landed the project, ordering a pilot episode that will be co-written, directed and executive produced by del Toro himself. If picked up, the show is likely to have a limited run, with Del Toro saying he believes the books (the first of which was released in 2009), have enough juice to full three to five seasons. The premise certain appears likely to lend itself well to television – the first book opens with a Boeing 777 landing at JFK with no communication or signs of life. Protagonist Eph Goodweather is called in and discovers that all the passengers are dead – he also finds that a strange being has been aboard the vessel. The television networks and movie studios first came knocking at the door immediately after the release of the first book, though Del Toro rejected them flat-out, unwilling to compromise the writing of the subsequent books.

FX will continue to use its method of commissioning a pilot with additional scripts, meaning the project can go into production of season once the first episode is complete. Guillermo Del Toro is a busy man, with no less than eight projects on the go. He is set to write, direct and produce a new version of ‘Pinocchio’, with Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe.


Puss In Boots Review


Very Good
This Shrek spin-off continues the theme of mashing up fairy tales with movie genres, and while there's a slightly stale odour lingering through this prequel, it's also witty enough to keep us laughing.

Puss (Banderas) is a notorious outlaw looking for a way to clear his name and repay an old debt when he hears that redneck thugs Jack and Jill (Thornton and Sedaris) have some magic beans that can be used to find a golden-egg-laying goose. Then he discovers that sexy thief Kitty Softpaws (Hayek) is also after them. And worse yet, she's working with Humpty Dumpty (Galifianakis), Puss' childhood cohort who once betrayed him. When Humpty convinces Puss that he's now a good egg, the trio makes an elaborate plan to get the beans together.

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Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark Review


Excellent
This inventive horror film plays to our deepest childhood fears. It's like a demented variation on The Borrowers, and first-rate acting and effects work combine to thoroughly creep us out.

Shy, artistic 8-year-old Sally (Madison) moves across the country to live with her architect dad Alex (Pearce) and his designer girlfriend Kim (Holmes) in a massive old Rhode Island mansion. But she soon starts hearing strange noises, and after discovering a boarded-up basement studio, things start getting a bit freaky. But how can she convince her sceptical father and the stepmum she doesn't trust that there's something in the house that wants to tear the family apart? Even after the handyman (Thompson) is attacked, Alex continues his renovations so he can lure a buyer (Dale).

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Guillermo Del Toro Monday 8th August 2011 New York premiere of 'Don't Be Afraid of The Dark' at The Walter Reade Theater - Arrivals New York City, USA

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Kent Osborne and Guillermo Del Toro - Kent Osborne and Amanda Street Los Angeles, California - 'Don't Be Afraid of the Dark' Premiere at 2011 LAFF at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live - Arrivals Sunday 26th June 2011

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Julia's Eyes [Los Ojos De Julia] Review


Extraordinary
It's rare to find a horror movie as bracingly original as this, so see it quickly before the requisite watered-down American remake. Not only is it genuinely unsettling, but it's full of clever nods to horror masterpieces.

When her twin commits suicide, Julia (Rueda) finds the official story hard to believe. Her husband (Homar) goes along with her secret investigation, mainly because she's suffering from the same degenerative eyesight that left her sister blind. But Julia sees conspiracies and danger everywhere, all of which is dismissed by the local cop (Orella). Then more people start dying, and Julia continues to have trouble accepting the police's version of events. She finds some comfort from her doctor (Grao) and a hospital aide (Derqui). But the truth is worse than she imagined.

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Guillermo Del Toro Saturday 11th December 2010 Spike TV's 2010 Video Game Awards held at The LA Convention Center - Arrivals Los Angeles, California

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Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark Trailer


Moving into a new house is a fun and exciting time for most kids, finding new places to explore and play there's always lots of dark corners to go and hide in, but what if there's something else hiding in those dark corners? When a young girl called Sally moves in with her father and his partner it quickly becomes apparent that sometimes things aren't just in your head and sometimes monsters really do jump out and get you.

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Ron Perlman, Chicago, Gomez and Guillermo Del Toro - Ron Perlman, Guillermo del Toro Gomez and Michael Kutza Friday 15th October 2010 at Chicago International Film Festival Chicago, USA

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Ron Perlman and Chicago
Ron Perlman and Chicago
Ron Perlman and Chicago
Ron Perlman and Chicago

Guillermo Del Toro Thursday 22nd July 2010 Comic Con 2010 held at the San Diego Convention Center - Day 1 - Arrivals San Diego, California

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Guillermo Del Toro and Bros - Vincenzo Natali; Guillermo del Toro Hollywood, California - Los Angeles Premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures Splice held at the Grauman's Chinese Theater Wednesday 2nd June 2010

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Guillermo Del Toro and Bros

Rudo & Cursi Review


Excellent
This bright, energetic comedy-drama reunites Garcia and Luna seven years after Y Tu Mama Tambien for a raucous tale of two brothers dealing with fame. The plot is a bit over-structured, but the filmmaking is thoroughly enjoyable.

Tato (Garcia) and his brother Beto (Luna) live in a small town, where Beto, nicknamed Rudo (tough), is married to Tonia (Paz) and has two small kids and Tato dreams of becoming a singing sensation. Then Tato is spotted by a football scout (Francella) and taken to Mexico City to play with the pros. The media nickname him Cursi (fancy). Beto follows soon, and both struggle with the pressures of fame--Tato with a sexy TV-star girlfriend (Mas) and Beto with gambling problems. And they're about to face off in the match of their life.

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Belen Rueda and Guillermo Del Toro Monday 1st June 2009 attends the photocall for 'Nocturna' the new book by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan held at Casa de America Madrid, Spain

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Belen Rueda and Guillermo Del Toro
Belen Rueda and Guillermo Del Toro
Belen Rueda and Guillermo Del Toro
Belen Rueda and Guillermo Del Toro

Rudo Y Cursi Review


Good
Already a massive hit in its home country of Mexico, Carlos Cuarón's Rudo y Cursi is a film about doomed half-brothers, made by exceedingly successful siblings.

The director is the younger sibling of Alfonso Cuarón, director of the excellent Children of Men and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, who serves as producer here in his capacity as one of the heads of Cha Cha Cha Films, along with Guillermo del Toro and Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu. Diego Luna and Gael García Bernal, childhood friends and stars of the elder Cuarón's breakout arthouse hit Y Tu Mamá También, play the plainly-nicknamed titular half-brothers who are picked up out of their jobs as laborers in the banana fields of Jalisco and fashioned into soccer heroes in the would-be Metropolis of Mexico City.

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Selma Blair and Guillermo Del Toro - Selma Blair and Guillermo Del Toro Hollywood, California - 'Hellboy II: The Golden Army' DVD and Blu-Ray release party held at Element Tuesday 11th November 2008

Selma Blair and Guillermo Del Toro
Selma Blair
Selma Blair and Guillermo Del Toro
Selma Blair
Selma Blair and Guillermo Del Toro
Guest and Selma Blair

Guillermo Del Toro Tuesday 19th August 2008 signing autographs when he leaves Borchardt restaurant close to midnight Berlin, Germany

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Guillermo Del Toro

Hellboy II: The Golden Army Review


Excellent
Get in a discussion about comic-book movies and someone will indubitably bring up this theory: Part one of a comic-book movie anthology is always just OK; the series peaks with part two; and in part three (usually the final chapter) everything falls apart. (Think X-Men, Spider-man, and Superman). Hellboy II only furthers this theory. Part one, though visually sensational, delivered a weak jab in terms of its story, characters, and writing. But its sequel connects with a mighty punch, delivering everything you could possibly want from a summer blockbuster and more.

Hellboy II takes the fantastic make-up artistry, creature creation, and set design that we grew fond of in Pan's Labyrinth and combines all of these elements with mindblowing CGI and stunning choreography. The script this time around is sharp and witty; you'll be laughing for most of this movie (which is good, because Hellboy II would look silly if it took itself too seriously). Most importantly, the movie contains some of the best (i.e., least-fake-looking) action sequences I've ever seen in a comic-book movie, and lots of them, too, which makes it even better than Iron Man, its biggest summer contender next to the upcoming Dark Knight.

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Guillermo Del Toro - Guillermo Del Toro and wife Saturday 28th June 2008 at Mann Village Theater Los Angeles, California

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Guillermo Del Toro
Guillermo Del Toro
Dawn Hudson and Guillermo Del Toro
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Guillermo Del Toro

Guillermo Del Toro - Sunday 9th March 2008 at Grosvenor House London, England

Guillermo Del Toro

Guillermo Del Toro - Sunday 9th March 2008 at Grosvenor House London, England

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Guillermo Del Toro
Guillermo Del Toro
Guillermo Del Toro

Guillermo Del Toro and Belen Rueda - Guillermo del Toro and Belen Rueda New York City, USA - 'The Orphanage' premiere at AMC Loews 19th Street Wednesday 19th December 2007

Guillermo Del Toro and Belen Rueda
Belen Rueda and Guillermo Del Toro
Guillermo Del Toro

The Orphanage Review


Very Good
In a towering and creaking old beast of a building somewhere in a gorgeous coastal part of Spain, an attractive couple on the younger slope of middle age pass the days in enjoyable semi-solitude with their adorable, seven-year-old son. The building is actually an old orphanage, where the mother, Laura (Belén Rueda), spent her formative years and which she and her husband, Carlos (Fernando Cayo), now intend to open again as a home for children with special needs. It makes sense; their boy Simón (Roger Príncep) is lonely and seems to be getting a little too involved with his two invisible friends, Watson and Pepe. One day, Laura and Simón go for a walk down by the sea cliffs and she loses him briefly in a cave. When she finds him, he appears to have made a few more imaginary friends. And things aren't quite the same after that in the orphanage.

In his stealthily creepy The Orphanage, first-time director Juan Antonio Bayona makes a decent bid for being considered one of the new wave of Spanish directors, and looks likely to be soon making the hop to Hollywood in the footsteps of the film's producer, Guillermo del Toro. He's managed a very difficult task here in taking a large batch of genre tropes, from lost children to haunted houses to buried crimes and even lonely lighthouses in the foggy night, and made them all jump out of the precisely ordered mise-en-scene like they were freshly minted. Add to this the fact that his film shares so many stylistic and thematic characteristics of del Toro's (particularly The Devil's Backbone) that he had the added pressure of not aping his producer's work. Despite all this, on almost every level that it needs to, The Orphanage succeeds.

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Pan's Labyrinth Review


Excellent
Unfolding before viewers' eyes like luxuriantly blooming nightshade, Guillermo del Toro's Pan's Labyrinth is a dark treat that delivers a powerful sting. The nightmare conventions are here in his story of a young girl whose moorings to the real world have been quite effectively cut, everything from mysterious forests and exaggeratedly evil father figures to subterranean monsters and a fairy world existing quite close to our own. But instead of losing himself in the otherworldly, del Toro bases this fantasia in the deadliest of realities.

In 1944, Ofelia (Ivana Baquero), a bookish 12-year-old arrives with her pregnant mother Carmen (Ariadna Gil) at an isolated farmhouse in northern Spain. Here, amidst the dark woods and quietly subservient peasants, her new stepfather Vidal (Sergi López), an army captain, has set up base to harass leftover anti-Fascist rebels from the Civil War. The carefully sadistic Vidal has no squeamishness about the humanity of his anti-insurgent campaign, coolly ordering that all food and medical supplies for the nearby villagers be locked up in the farmhouse and only doled out under guard -- an attempt to starve out the rebels hiding up in the mountains. While the adults (including the excellent Maribel Verdú from Y Tu Mamá También as a woman with rebel ties) are fully enmeshed in their pungent dramas, Ofelia has her own problems of a different sort.

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Cronos Review


Very Good
Watch Alias? You spent two seasons hearing about that Rambaldi device and what did you get by way of payoff? Absolutely nothing. Well, consider Cronos the finale that you never got, as its little bit of alchemy from the past is as good as anything J.J. Abrams could have come up with, I'm sure.

In a career of so-so horror movies (Mimic, Blade II), Guillermo del Toro made his biggest impression with Cronos, an alternately sweet, funny, and creepy horrorshow the likes of which we don't often see.

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Crónicas Review


Excellent
In the late '70s and early '80s, one man is believed to have slaughtered over 300 little girls. Pedro Alonso Lopez, the "Monster of the Andes," holds the ignoble title of being the worst serial killer in history after his unimaginable string of murders in Columbia, Peru, and Ecuador. Crónicas, from writer/director Sebastián Cordero, translates those killings to the present day, in a media-saturated Latin America. He posits, in this riveting thriller, that if it had happened today, the results may have been even worse.

The film opens with one of the most harrowing depictions of a near-lynching ever captured on film. In a small town in Ecuador, mourners hold a funeral for the most recent victim of the "Monster of Babahoyo," whose tally of tortured, butchered children is already in the hundreds. After the ceremony, the twin brother of the victim is suddenly run over in a tragic accident. In a murderous rage, the father of the boy and some of the townspeople attempt to immolate the driver, Vinicio (Damián Alcázar). At the last minute, he is saved in part by the efforts of Manolo (John Leguizamo), a famous telejournalist there to cover the slayings.

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Blade II Review


Excellent
The original Blade was a demonstration of frenzied visual effects, a technological vampire bloodbath with no meaning or direction. Although the series is still very physical, emphasizing battle sequences and special effects over story and characters, Blade II knows where the first film went awry and does not repeat those mistakes. Instead of creating a dizzying collage of delinquent action sequences, this film focuses its excitement. It's not all over the map; it actually knows where it's headed and what it's doing.

Exploding from the pages of Marvel Comics, Blade, born half-man, half vampire after a bloodsucker attacked his pregnant mother, vowed to protect humanity from the dark, secret world of evil vampires. Armed with an arsenal of lead and garlic, Blade continues to fight the never-ending war between the living and the undead.

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Hellboy Review


Good
You can't help but dig Hellboy the character - born a demon, summoned by Nazis, saved by Americans, raised to fight otherworldly evil creatures, and played by Ron Perlman.

What you feel about Hellboy the movie is an altogether different topic.

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The Devil's Backbone Review


Very Good
Guillermo del Toro returns to Spanish-language thrillseeking with this creepfest, a period piece ghost story that often gets under your skin, though not quite with the same dramatic flair as Cronos. Del Toro puts the action at the end of the Spanish Civil War in 1939, plopping us at a remote orphanage in the desert countryside. The orphanage has bigger problems than Franco, however: There's gold hidden in them thar walls, an unexploded bomb in the courtyard, and a dead kid at the bottom of a pool. Throw into the mix some pickled fetuses (and one horrific scene where the old patriarch drinks some of the brine), and you're set up for a freakshow royale.

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Guillermo Del Toro

Date of birth

9th October, 1964

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Sex

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Height

1.78


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Guillermo Del Toro Movies

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The Shape Of The Water Trailer

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Crimson Peak Movie Review

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Crimson Peak - Extended Trailer

Crimson Peak - Extended Trailer

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Crimson Peak Trailer

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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Movie Review

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Movie Review

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Pacific Rim Movie Review

Pacific Rim Movie Review

The best thing about this massive blockbuster is the way it updates the classic Japanese...

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Pacific Rim Trailer

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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Movie Review

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Movie Review

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Puss in Boots Movie Review

Puss in Boots Movie Review

This Shrek spin-off continues the theme of mashing up fairy tales with movie genres, and...

Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark Movie Review

Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark Movie Review

This inventive horror film plays to our deepest childhood fears. It's like a demented variation...

Julia's Eyes [Los Ojos de Julia] Movie Review

Julia's Eyes [Los Ojos de Julia] Movie Review

It's rare to find a horror movie as bracingly original as this, so see it...

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Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark Trailer

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