Black Panther has been getting all sorts of praise as the film hits theaters everywhere with sneak preview screenings tonight. But let us not forget the first Marvel franchise that not only featured a black superhero in the lead, but also boasted an R-rating across three films and introduced us to a simultaneously badass and smart ass Ryan Reynolds long before Deadpool was a possibility.
The Blade trilogy probably has more lows than highs, but it still deserves credit for paving the way for Black Panther, even if the Marvel Cinematic Universe preceding it has done most of the heavy lifting in recent years. Honest Trailers gives credit where credit is due while also mocking the worse parts of the series, including some of the lamest vampires we’ve ever seen.
Watch the Blade trilogy Honest Trailer below. Read More »
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 »
Posted on Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012 by Angie Han
Before we launch into the Andrew Garfield era of the Spider-Man movie franchise, Sony would really like it it you revisited the Tobey Maguire age one last time with its upcoming Blu-ray reissues of the Sam Raimi films. Also after the jump:
- Sony drops the first TV spot for Men in Black 3
- Blade 2‘s Blu-ray reissue will feature Guillermo Del Toro commentary
- Damon Lindelof explains why Prometheus isn’t exactly a prequel
- Dumb and Dumber 2 is happening, say the Farrelly Bros.
- James Bond will be sipping Heineken in Skyfall
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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 »