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 »
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This Friday night, Gallery 1988 (West) is presenting In Service of Monsters, a group art show in tribute to the films of Guillermo Del Toro‘s films: Cronos, Mimic, The Devil’s Backbone, Blade II. Hellboy, Pan’s Labrinth, Hellboy II, Pacific Rim, and Crimson Peak. The art show is curated by Chogrin and Gary Deocampo, and will feature work by dozens of artists reinterpreting del Toro’s films in their own unique styles. Hit the jump to see a sample of preview images from the show, and get more information on when, where and how you can attend or buy artwork online.
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There are only a couple weeks left in the blockbuster season, but there are still plenty of big stories to be excited about coming soon. This edition of the Best Stories of the Week includes updates on Minecraft, a sequel to Jurassic World, easter eggs from Ant-Man an uncertain future for the Terminator franchise and confirmation of a Fantastic Four and X-Men crossover in the works.
Below you’ll also find new trailers for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2, the latest James Bond adventure Spectre and the full trailer for Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur. Check out all this and the rest of the Best Stories of the Week after the jump! Read More »
Guillermo del Toro will have his latest film, Crimson Peak, in theaters in October, and immediately afterward he’s going to work on Pacific Rim 2. The sequel will shoot in Toronto in November, according to a new report, and that same report also puts forward a title for the film that may be a code name, or could actually be a great Pacific Rim 2 subtitle. Read More »
When news broke that more Pacific Rim was coming, Guillermo del Toro wasn’t kidding around. He’s in pre-production on the movie, Pacific Rim 2, which will be out April 2017. Before that, an animated series will hit the air. But even sooner than both of those, Legendary has announced a Pacific Rim comic book called Pacific Rim: Tales from the Drift. It is presented by del Toro and features a story by screenwriter Travis Beacham. Below, see some more images and read more about the Pacific Rim comic book. Read More »
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This weekend, director Neill Blomkamp adds a new member to an exclusive club: movies with really cool robots. It’s a cross-section of movies big and small that drive the story forward with characters made of metal and wire. Sometimes they’re menacing, sometimes they’re hilarious, but the best movie robots are always unforgettable.
In honor of Blomkamp’s movie, Chappie, I’ve ranked my 25 favorite movie robots of all time. It wasn’t an easy task. There are so many subtle differences you have to consider. Is a cyborg a robot? Is an alien a robot? For example, Darth Vader is “more machine than man,” just like RoboCop. Are they both robots? In the end I went with my gut. If the character felt like a robot, or its robotic nature added something to the movie, it made the list. Also, this is (once again) a personal list. I didn’t grow up on Westworld or The Day the Earth Stood Still. I never really felt like Blade Runner‘s replicants were robots. So it’s a little weird and surprising but hopefully that’s why you want to check it out. Hit the jump to find out the 25 Best Movie Robots of All Time.
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“Legendary Battle” by Sean Sumagaysay
Yesterday we learned that Sony was discussing a possible crossover movie between their successful 21 Jump Street franchise and their evergreen Men in Black series. This is obviously the next evolution of the Marvel-style universe trend that all of Hollywood is chasing. I know we’re supposed to hate this sort of thing but I couldn’t stop thinking about which modern movie properties could be combined into mega crossover movie events that (however ridiculous) I’d actually want to see. After the jump I list the best opportunities for big screen movie crossovers.
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Starting next week, the Prop Store is letting fans own a piece of Guillermo del Toro‘s Pacific Rim. On August 25, an online auction will begin that includes over 300 original props, costumes and set decoration pieces used in the summer blockbuster. We’re talking full on Jaeger pilot suits all the way down to the smallest little background details.
Most of this stuff can get pretty expensive, though, which is where /Film comes in. We’re proud to offer you the ability to win one of two authentic props from the film for free. We have a Kaiju Organ Jar and Loccent shirt, which are the men behind the Jaegar program.
All you have to do is send us an e-mail with the name and brief description of either the Kaiju or Jaeger of your dreams and you’re automatically entered. The contest will run for one week. Below, find out more details and see photos of the prizes for the Pacific Rim auction. Read More »
The show floor at San Diego Comic-Con is an obstacle course crossed with a puzzle. You’ll traverse masses of people and giant booths to find cool things of interest that could be hidden anywhere. For movie fans, one of the best (and best-hidden) booths was for Legendary Pictures. Though it was extremely tiny, it had very cool things from three movies: Warcraft, Pacific Rim and Crimson Peak. We covered all of them during our Comic Con coverage but the Legendary folks have provided a video tour of their own, featuring director Guillermo del Toro explaining some of the secrets behind Crimson Peak and the amazing Pacific Rim Oculus Rift experience. See the Guillermo del Toro Comic Con videos below Read More »