Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio (2022) – a dark, twisted, and mesmerizing modern classic

I have to admit that I could barely remember if I’ve seen any adaptation of Pinocchio. It’s odd I know, considering how many incarnations there are, whether animated or live-action. There are varied interpretations of this classic fable based on the children’s novel by Italian writer Carlo Collodi, but what’s consistent is that he’s constructed …

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FlixChatter Review: Nightmare Alley (2021)

With a name like Nightmare Alley and directed by Guillermo del Toro, those unfamiliar with the source material might assume it's a horror movie. That's what I thought before the trailer rolled around last September, but there is actually no ghost, ghoulish creatures or supernatural elements in this film. That does not mean there is no …

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FlixChatter Review: ANTLERS (2021)

Directed by: Scott Cooper Written by: Henry Chaisson, Nick Antosca, Scott Cooper Antlers follows middle school teacher Julia Meadows (Keri Russell) as her concern for student Lucas Weaver (Jeremy T. Thomas) leads her to discover that the child's home life isn't just troubled, but dangerous. Along with her sheriff brother, Paul (Jesse Plemons), Julia discovers …

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This Just In! Guillermo del Toro’s ‘Nightmare Alley’ Trailer

It's been four years since Guillermo del Toro won a Best Picture Oscar for The Shape of Water, and this is the first feature film he's worked on since. Of course it's not the only film that had to shut down because of the pandemic. Per this Indiewire article, they stopped the shoot when shooting …

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FlixChatter Review – Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019)

Like so many 80's and 90's kids, my sister and I grew up loving the Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark trilogy. While the short stories written by Alvin Schwartz are mostly variations of standard urban legends and folk tales, the original illustrations by Stephen Gammell are what really haunted us; the black and …

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FlixChatter Review: Pacific Rim Uprising (2018)

Review by: Vitali Gueron Pacific Rim Uprising is the sequel to the 2013 science-fiction monster movie Pacific Rim, directed by Guillermo del Toro (Academy Award winner for Best Director and Best Picture). Uprising is directed by Steven S. DeKnight (in his feature-film directorial debut) and stars British actor John Boyega (Star Wars: The Force Awakens, …

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Quick thoughts on Oscars 2018 & the winners

It's almost 10 o'clock when I started writing this post so this is not gonna be a comprehensive post. I have a busy day ahead tomorrow as my department at work is having a musical chair moment moving a bunch of us to new cubicles. Plus there's also a snowstorm coming tomorrow (gah I sure …

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