Director Guillermo del Toro is a master of blending fantasy with reality. He takes the world of the supernatural and makes it feel all too genuine, sometimes forcing us to question what we call reality. But sometimes, del Toro also uses monsters and myths to show the resilience of mankind in the face of threats greater than ourselves. And in these fantastical stories, he also brings humanity, giving weight to larger than life scenarios.
The result is a relatively small but impressive filmography spanning just nine feature films, full of beautiful visuals, magnificent creatures, rich characters and a penchant for combining unreal terror with the very real threats of tumultuous sociopolitical times. And following the recently released Crimson Peak, we decided to have all of the Guillermo del Toro films ranked. Read More »
Mondo has released posters based around events, such as the Rolling Roadshow or Fantastic Fest, famous franchises, like Star Wars and Star Trek, and now they’re going directly to the source: the director. They’ve just announced the Director’s Series, which will feature sets of posters all from one specific director, and to kick off this brand new series they’ve teamed up with geek filmmaker Guillermo del Toro. Posters for all of del Toro’s films, save for Mimic, will soon be available at Mondo’s official site and they’ve just revealed the first two: a set of Blade II prints by Mike Sutfin and Hellboy II: The Golden Army by Ken Taylor. Check them out and find out when to buy them after the break. Read More »
The visual effects branch of the Academy of Motion Pictures has narrowed down the films of 2008 to just seven selections. These seven films will compete in a “bake off” on January 15th to narrow the list to just three selections — the nominees for Best Achievement in Visual Effects. Here is the lost of the final seven:
- The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
- The Dark Knight
- Hellboy II: The Golden Army
- Iron Man
- Journey to the Center of the Earth
- The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor
Discuss: Which film would you award the Best Achievement in Visual Effects?
Hot Toys has announced their 12 Inch Hellboy collectible figure. The figure perfectly captures the likeness of actor Ron Pearlman as Hellboy.
Hot Toys developed muscle figure body with over 28 points of articulation featuring caved occult symbol on Hellboy’s right shoulder. Bendable tail with wire inside. “Right arm doom” with bendable fingers.
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Universal has released a third and final movie trailer for Guillermo del Toro’s Hellboy II: The Golden Army. Like the recent television spot, the new trailer starts off with the origin story from the first film, before showing off all the cool creatues and baddies in the new film. They have also released the animated prologue which opens the film on Apple.com. As always, tell me what you think in the comments below!
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Watch the trailer in High Definition on Apple. Hellboy II: The Golden Army hits theaters on July 11th 2008.
Adidas is releasing two pairs of limited edition Hellboy sneakers to coincide with the release of the Hellboy II: The Golden Army.
“Adidas Originals created a jaw-dropping statement with the Stan Mid – Hellboy in cooperation with Dark Horse Comics & Mike Mignola. The black shoe has the image of Hellboy printed on its side in red and extra details on the inner and outer sole, like a collection of three extra footbeds, plus lace jewels, a mini-comic and unique tongue branding.”
“The Forum Mid-Golden Army takes the court standard and mixes the appropriate trio of gold, black and white with Hellboy lettering across the Velcro strap, with an image of Ron Perlman as the titular demonic anti-hero on the outsole and footbed.”
Both the Forum Mid-Golden Army and the Stan Mid-Hellboy come in a specially designed shoe box and different tissue wrappings, making them true collector pieces. The shoes will both be released worldwide in a limited edition. A total of 5,000 pairs of the Forum Mid-Golden Army will be sold in adidas Originals stores and selected partner stores. 1,000 pairs only of Stan Mid-Hellboy will be available exclusively in adidas Originals stores. Retail prices will be $100 for the Forum Mid-Golden Army and $150 for the Stan Mid-Hellboy.
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Universal has begun airing two new television spots for Hellboy II: The Golden Army. The first one acts kind of like a primer, explaining the origins of the character. The second tv spot is more traditional. Check them both out below.
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A new television advertisement for Hellboy II: The Golden Army aired during the finale of American Idol last night. Watch it embedded below or in High Definition (1080p) on the Hellboy website. Enjoy!
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Hellboy II: The Golden Army hits theaters on July 11th.
Here is a round up of stories that just didn’t make the /Film front page, or what we like to call…. Page 2!
A new Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull poster has shown up on pipocacombo.
Patrick Swayze will be asked back to reprise the role of ‘Bodhi’ in the recently announced Point Break 2. [Moviehole]
Three new American character banners for Hellboy II: The Golden Party have appeared online. [Empire]
Katie Holmes will make her Broadway debut in Arthur Miller’s play, All My Sons. [justjared]
LOST star Matthew Fox has been sworn to secrecy as he’s the only castmember who knows how the series will end. [CinemaBlend]
Shock has a first look at photos from Dario Argento‘s latest horror-thriller Giallo starring Adrien Brody and Emmanuelle Seigner.
Comic book legend Stan Lee enters anime and manga market with new superhero stories written for Japanese audience. [japantimes]
The Boston Globe is reporting that film score composer John Williams is working on “soundtracks for “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince,” “Jurassic Park IV,” and “Superman: Man of Steel” all scheduled for his touch.”
JoBlo has a photo of the Transporter 3 billboard at Cannes.
Steve Buscemi, Ray Liotta, Jean Smart and M. Emmet Walsh have joined Michael Cera in “Youth in Revolt,” the Miguel Arteta-directed comedy for Dimension Films. [Variety]
PocketGamer.co.uk boasts the first shots of the upcoming mobile edition of the WALL-E video game.
Rejects counts down the Ten Most Memorable Indiana Jones Moments.
Danny Dyer and Mischa Barton are set to star in a deranged spin on Alice in Wonderland entitled Malice in Wonderland. [shock]
Phoenix Pictures has picked up the movie rights to John Grisham‘s best-selling novel Playing for Pizza, about a washed-up NFL quarterback who finds a new perspective on life and a love for all things Italian when his agent lands him a deal to play with a semi-professional team in Parma, Italy. [THR]
Watch 5 minutes of footage from the Ghostbusters video game on Kotaku.
Someone is selling the truck from Star Trek IV for $5,595. [trekmovie]
A reader sent over a NSFW photoshop of the WALL-E poster. Click here to see it.
Cinematical takes a look back at the Foreign movie posters of Indiana Jones.
The Weinstein Company will produce Brazilian writer Paulo Coelho’s The Alchemist in a big-budget adaptation directed by Hollywood star Laurence Fishburne. [reuters]
Guillermo del Toro was forced to drop a three-headed dog from Hellboy II: The Golden Army. The photo above shows the concept. [io9]
YouTube has a a new behind the scenes promo for Heroes: Season 3.
Indiana Jones is now on Twitter.