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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*

12 Strong Trailer #2 (2018) *The First Victory of the War on Terror*

*Text from Coming Soon
WB has debuted the second trailer for 12 Strong: The Declassified True Story of the Horse Soldiers, starring Chris Hemsworth (ThorThe Avengers films) and Oscar nominee Michael Shannon (Revolutionary RoadNocturnal Animals). The new war drama, from Alcon Entertainment, Black Label Media and Jerry Bruckheimer Films, is based on Doug Stanton’s best-selling book Horse Soldiers and is the story of heroism based on true events that unfolded a world away in the aftermath of 9/11. 
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12 Strong Trailer #1 (2018) *The Declassified True Story of the Horse Soldiers*

*Text from Coming Soon
WB has debuted the first trailer for 12 Strong: The Declassified True Story of the Horse Soldiers, starring Chris Hemsworth (ThorThe Avengers films) and Oscar nominee Michael Shannon (Revolutionary RoadNocturnal Animals). The new war drama, from Alcon Entertainment, Black Label Media and Jerry Bruckheimer Films, is based on Doug Stanton’s best-selling book Horse Soldiers and is the story of heroism based on true events that unfolded a world away in the aftermath of 9/11. 
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The Shape of Water Trailer #2 (2017) *Del Toro’s Next Pan?*

*RED BAND TRAILER WARNING

I was wishy washy on the first trailer for Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water, but most people loved it.  I think the second trailer is better, though I’m not getting the kind of wonder off of either of the trailers that most people seem to be.  Pan’s Labyrinth is one of my favorite films, so no one wants del Toro to return to form than me, and the film festival response to the picture has been overwhelmingly positive.  So positive, in fact, that FOX has paused pre-production on del Toro’s remake of Fantastic Voyage so that the director can focus on promoting The Shape of Water for release and awards season.  Read more from Coming Soon below.

After the film won the Venice Film Festival’s top prize (the Golden Lion), Fox Searchlight Pictures has released the Red Band trailer for The Shape of Water, the latest creature feature from Academy Award-nominated director Guillermo del Toro (Pan’s LabyrinthCrimson Peak). Check out the Shape of Water Red Band trailer below!

The film stars Academy Award nominee Sally Hawkins (Blue JasmineHappy-Go-Lucky), Academy Award nominee Michael Shannon (Revolutionary Road99 Homes), Academy Award nominee Richard Jenkins (The VisitorOlive Kitteridge), Doug Jones (Crimson PeakHellboy), Golden Globe nominee Michael Stuhlbarg (A Serious ManSteve Jobs), and Academy Award winner Octavia Spencer (The HelpGifted).

The Shape of Water is an other-worldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1963. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Hawkins) is trapped in a life of silence and isolatjion. Elisa’s life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment.

Del Toro directs the film and co-wrote it with Vanessa Taylor (Game of ThronesDivergent). The film is being produced by del Toro and J. Miles Dale (The VowScott Pilgrim vs the World).

The Shape of Water opens in North American theaters on December 8, 2017.
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The Current War Trailer #1 (2017) “The War for Electricity”

The Weinstein Company has released the first trailer for The Current War, starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Thomas Edison. Check out The Current War trailer below, and check out the movie when it comes to theaters on November 24! 

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