Guillermo Del Toro

Guillermo del Toro in Talks to Direct ‘Fantastic Voyage’ Remake

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Guillermo del Toro doesn’t manage to produce a ton of work, but he sure does keep busy. Earlier this week it was announced that he’d inked a deal to produce a new DreamWorks show for Netflix called Trollhunters, which is an adaptation of del Toro’s YA book of the same name. Now, The Hollywood Reporter has news of del Toro possibly directing a remake of the 1966 classic Fantastic Voyage
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10 of the Best Horror Films in 2015

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Another year, another slate of horror films that haven’t quite let go of the shaky cam/sequel formula. But this year’s offerings are full of fantastic films that explore unusual stories (Linklater-esque, even!), trippy visuals, and feminist-friendly narratives. And let’s not forget that this was the year M. Night Shyamalan really did have another good movie in him. Here are ten of 2015’s most interesting horror movies.
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‘Crimson Peak’ Is Not the Feminist Triumph Guillermo del Toro Thinks It Is

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Guillermo del Toro can’t stop talking about the women of Crimson Peak. “I made a point to make every man in the film useless,” he told Reuters. He spent much of his panel at Comic-Con last year talking about how the “twists [are] gender subverted” and that working “in a world with a secret gender war” gives him a responsibility to create culture that affirms his two daughters. He’s right, of course. But instead of proving del Toro’s claims, Crimson proves (yet again) that strong women whose interactions ace the Bechdel test are not enough to make a film revolutionary. …Read More

This Week at the Movies: ‘Beasts of No Nation,’ ‘Crimson Peak,’ ‘Room’

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If last week’s aesthetically impressive but insubstantial (PanThe Walk) film offerings steered you away from the cineplex, perhaps this week’s trifecta of captivating dramas (Room, Beasts of No Nation, and Crimson Peak) will cure your movie malaise. As long as you avoid uninspired revisitations of pasts that didn’t need to be unearthed — a rundown of every goose that R.L. Stine ever bumped and a #Rathergate film — you should be safe from mediocrity.
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