Movie Review: The Shape of Water (2017) *Del Toro Returns to Fairy Tales*

Sally Hawkins and Octavia Spencer in The Shape of Water
Most people think fairy tales are for children, and maybe they are in modern times but that was never their intent.  Fairy tales, the Grimm kind, were morality plays full of fear, violence, and horror.  Guillermo del Toro started his career making these kinds of fairy tales with his early films like Chronos, The Devil’s Backbone, and his masterpiece: Pan’s Labyrinth (even the Hellboy films have elements of fairy tale storytelling to them).  The Shape of Water is del Toro’s return to this style of storytelling after a decade, and he’s been showered with critical acclaim.  However, despite being a technically perfectly made motion picture, The Shape of Water is no Pan, and lacks the storytelling magic del Toro usually brings to a film. Continue reading Movie Review: The Shape of Water (2017) *Del Toro Returns to Fairy Tales*

Coco Blu Ray Release Date and Special Features

Coco Blu Ray
Walt Disney Home Entertainment has officially announced that it will release on 4K Blu-ray and Blu-rayLee Unkrich and Adrian Molina’s animated film Coco (2017), featuring the voices of Anthony Gonzalez, Benjamin Bratt, Gael García Bernal, Ana Ofelia Murguía, and Renee Victor. The two releases will be available for purchase on February 27.
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