Holy What? Guillermo del Toro Cabinet of Curiosities: My Notebooks, Collections, and Other Obsessions

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Just as I post about Wes Anderson’s book coming out, I learn that one of my favorite directors, and all around creative talent, Guillermo del Toro, has a book coming out.

Guillermo del Toro Cabinet of Curiosities: My Notebooks, Collections, and Other Obsessions

The rundown of the book is described as,

Over the last two decades, writer-director Guillermo del Toro has mapped out a territory in the popular imagination that is uniquely his own, astonishing audiences with Cronos, Hellboy, Pan’s Labyrinth, and a host of other films and creative endeavors. Now, for the first time, del Toro reveals the inspirations behind his signature artistic motifs, sharing the contents of his personal notebooks, collections, and other obsessions. The result is a startling, intimate glimpse into the life and mind of one of the world’s most creative visionaries. Complete with running commentary, interview text, and annotations that contextualize the ample visual material, this deluxe compendium is every bit as inspired as del Toro is himself.

Contains a foreword by James Cameron, an afterword by Tom Cruise, and contributions from other luminaries, including Neil Gaiman and John Landis, among others.

And honestly I can’t wait. Having the pleasure of seeing this man speak in person, you can’t help but know this man has a HUGE passion for his craft, an amazing imagination, is without ego, and is just a huge kid at heart.

And after watching the trailer for this book (below), how he talks about wanting to find kindred spirits, and wanting to inspire others in their storytelling… yea, again, can’t wait for this book. And I look forward to diving into his creative process.

 

 
Guillermo del Toro Cabinet of Curiosities: My Notebooks, Collections, and Other Obsessions will be released on October 29th. I’ve got mine pre-ordered, click on the title link to pre-order on Amazon if you’d like to order too!

The Wes Anderson Collection…

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On the heels on the news of Wes Anderson’s new movie, The Grand Budapest Hotel, comes news of a book on his movies, career, and his universe of films as a whole.

And I can’t wait.

This book is coming from Pulitzer Prize winning writer Matt Zoller Seitz, and official synopsis says, “A true auteur, Anderson is known for the visual artistry, inimitable tone, and idiosyncratic characterizations that make each of his films—Bottle Rocket, Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, The Darjeeling Limited, Fantastic Mr. Fox, and Moonrise Kingdom—instantly recognizable as “Andersonian.” The Wes Anderson Collection is the first in-depth overview of Anderson’s filmography, guiding readers through his life and career.”

Continue reading The Wes Anderson Collection…

Happy 75th Superman!

In case you didn’t know, SUPERMAN turns 75th this year. And to celebrate, Warner Bros. Animation teamed up with Man of Steel director, Zack Snyder to make a short showcasing those glorious 75 years. Starting from his first appearance, all the way to the Man of Steel movie.

Enjoy!

TRAILER AND POSTER FOR ‘THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL’

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I can’t say it enough, I LOVE the films by Wes Anderson. And I cannot even begin to tell you HOW stoked I am to learn there’s a new film coming from the iconic director! AND a trailer was released today!

The film in question, The Grand Budapest Hotel, which follows a legendary concierge and his friendship with a young employee, and as with every film, Anderson’s trademark look is seen throughout the trailer. But what is interesting is that the trailer is presented in a fullscreen format? Which, oddly enough, seems to suit the director’s style of filmmaking, and just makes me even more curious how it will play out in the theatre.

But check out the trailer, and first poster for the film after the jump Continue reading TRAILER AND POSTER FOR ‘THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL’

‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ Rumor of the Day?

Supposedly the rumor of the day is that you can expect to hear details (like a title), and confirmed casting news this month about episode VII.

But it doesn’t end there. Again, take this with a grain of salt, but you can expect to see a teaser trailer sooner than later. But if true, I imagine it’s probably gonna be a voiceover over scenes of the original trilogy.

But we’ll see what happens!

REVIEW: ‘The Colony’, SKIP IT!!!

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I gotta say, I was hopeful for this movie. I mean, I’ve been needing me some solid sci-fi/horror for a LONG TIME. I think the last sci-fi/horror film that scared the crap out of me was Event Horizon, funnilly enough, also starring Laurence Fishburne, who stars here as well. So when I started seeing spots for this movie, I was getting more and more excited. Post-apocalyptic horror goodness. All starring my man Fishburne…

…sad to say, this movie was shit. Continue reading REVIEW: ‘The Colony’, SKIP IT!!!

Full Length Trailer for ‘The Secret Life of Walter Mitty’

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“Life is about courage and going into the unknown…”

I honestly can’t remember the first time I saw the teaser for The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, but I was immediately sold. I had no idea what the movie was about, but the initial teaser was so inspirational and engaging. The scenes it presented so visually stunning… yea, I don’t know how else to say it…

…I was sold.

But now the first full length trailer has been released. A little insight into the story… and I personally can’t wait for this to come out. Check out the trailer after the jump. Continue reading Full Length Trailer for ‘The Secret Life of Walter Mitty’

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