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2:00 PM on 02.20.2015

FlixList: Six abandoned movies that Kickstarter could have saved

We all know that Kickstarter is pretty cool. (Heck, one of our writers used it to fund his last short film.) And film projects tend to be pretty safe bets; while video game Kickstarters routinely fail in a spectacular fashion...

Flixist Staff




First Crimson Peak trailer claims it is Guillermo Del Toro's ultimate masterpiece  photo
First Crimson Peak trailer claims it is Guillermo Del Toro's ultimate masterpiece
by Matthew Razak

A return to horror for Guillermo Del Toro is probably some of the most exciting stuff going on this year and with this first trailer for Crimson Peak we can see he's back in form with stunningly creepy visuals. If the director and genre didn't grab you the cast alone should, with Jessica Chastain and Tom Hiddleston doing their utmost to creep us out and Mia Wasikowska nailing the fragile waif.

The real questions is if the film will actually be his ultimate masterpiece. That's some especially strong hyperbole for a film no one has seen and that took some haggling to get off the ground. Not only did this guy give us the likes of Pan's Labyrinth, but he's still got a lengthy career in front of him to construct an "ultimate masterpiece." I realize it's just marketing jargon, but come on. 

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Nick's Top 10 Movie Music Moments of 2014 photo
Nick's Top 10 Movie Music Moments of 2014
by Nick Valdez

Music plays an integral role in film. Easily ignored, easily forgotten, a film's soundtrack is the little celebrated framework of cinema. But when sound and sight marry into a great scene, you get some of the best moments. Like in 2013, 2014 had a wide array of music. From 70s rock, to dance pop, to Euro trance, jazz, quirky originals, and even a few oddballs. 

To earn a spot on this list a film's got to have a scene that uses its soundtrack so well, I remember it weeks or even months after I've seen it. So let's get to it then, yeah. 

Here are my picks for The Top 10 Movie Music Moments of 2014.

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1:00 PM on 01.05.2015

First images of Del Toro's Crimson Peak are just the best

It might be a little too early to call it, but I'm going for it. Judging by these few images of Guillermo Del Toro's upcoming Crimson Peak, it's going to be the greatest thing ever. A gothic horror film starring Jessica Chast...

Nick Valdez

10:00 AM on 08.08.2014

Trailer for The Book of Life continues to look bueno

The Book of Life, produced by Guillermo Del Toro and directed by Jorge Gutierrez (who once created one of my favorite cartoons ever, El Tigre), looks absolutely stunning. I've completely fallen for this Die de Muertos film s...

Nick Valdez

2:00 PM on 07.15.2014

Hellboy 3 definitely isn't happening

After years of endless trying and never giving up, Guillermo del Toro finally gave up on making Hellboy 3 a reality. On a recent Reddit AMA, del Toro admitted the film wasn't happening due to a lack of a studio backing: ...

Nick Valdez



Pacific Rim getting a sequel, more comics and TV show photo
Pacific Rim getting a sequel, more comics and TV show
by Matthew Razak

It seems that Guillermo Del Toro has made everyone's wishes come true and then some. When Pacific Rim failed to be a truly massive hit it was unclear if we'd ever see more, but now according to the above video we'll see a lot more. Del Toro has announced not only a sequel coming in 2017, but also an animated TV show and the continuation of the comic book series. Legendary, the production company behind the films, is evidently pretty confident in the franchise.

I thought Pacific Rim had its flaws, but I'm all about giving it another chance. The action was solid and with a bit better storytelling there could be something really special here. Details are obviously a long way off, but Del Toro already has a script in the works and if this franchise is turning into a universe than we should probably expect some big things. 

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3:16 PM on 06.09.2014

Del Toro writing Pacific Rim 2 right now

At ATX this weekend Guiellermo Del Toro made fans of his Pacific Rim a little excited as he announced that he's working on the sequel's with The Incredible Hulk writer Zak Penn script as if he already had funding fo...

Matthew Razak

4:00 PM on 05.30.2014

First official trailer for the Del Toro produced animated film, The Book of Life

The Book of Life is definitely on my list of films to keep an eye out for. Produced by Guillermo Del Toro and directed by Jorge R. Gutierrez (who created one of my favorite past Nickelodeon cartoons, El Tigre, which Book of ...

Nick Valdez

2:00 PM on 10.28.2013

Del Toro's Crimson Peak to horrify in 2015

Guillermo Del Toro is officially returning to horror as Crimson Peak, his upcoming haunted house film, has gotten an April 2015 release date. The movie has been collecting up a fantastic cast like Benedict Cumberbatch and Tom...

Matthew Razak

8:00 PM on 10.03.2013

Watch Del Toro's Simpsons Treehouse of Horror couch gag

The Simpsons has been around for a long, long time. I may be the only one who believes this, but I want the show to keep going for as long as it can. As the show enters its 25th season, one of the staples of the show has bec...

Nick Valdez





9:00 AM on 08.01.2013

Pacific Rim opens well in China, sequel more likely

While Guillermo Del Toro's Pacific Rim has been a bit of a bust at the box office domestically, it's been doing quite well overseas. In fact, Pacific Rim had a record-setting opening day in China on Wednesday, grossing $...

Hubert Vigilla

6:00 PM on 07.31.2013

Godzilla style fan trailer for Pacific Rim is wonderful

Pacific Rim may not have been the best thing since sliced Godzilla bread, but it did inspire a lot of folks with how much it resembled other things. First we had that nice fan trailer cut with Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers m...

Nick Valdez

9:00 AM on 07.31.2013

Mondo releasing Guillermo Del Toro Criterion posters

The Criterion Collection put out The Devil's Backbone on DVD and Blu-ray this week, one of Guillermo Del Toro's bona fide masterpieces. This is the second Del Toro movie in the Criterion Collection, the other being his f...

Hubert Vigilla

2:01 PM on 07.15.2013

Pacific Rim won't get a director's cut

Reports came in pretty quickly that Guillermo del Toro had cut about an extra hour of movie out of Pacific Rim to make sure the character's story arcs were pared down to their bare essentials. As someone who came away from th...

Matthew Razak



Review: Pacific Rim photo
Review: Pacific Rim
by Matthew Razak

When talking about Pacific Rim you really have to start with expectations. Expectations for this particular film were all over the place. Those who just saw the trailers simply thought it was yet another giant robot movie with lots of destruction. Those who were aware that Guillermo del Toro was directing the film knew better. Del Toro is original and interesting and we already know he can turn a science fiction film into something special thanks to Hellboy. Pacific Rim for these people had some pretty high expectations.

Those people (myself included) were pretty darn wrong. Those people simply with giant robot expectations were pretty damn right. Damn you, expectations.

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9:00 AM on 07.12.2013

Metal Gear artist drew Pacific Rim's Japanese poster

Remember how Hideo Kojima (creator of the Metal Gear Solid and Zone of the Enders franchises) tweeted how much he enjoyed Pacific Rim (Oh yeah, Kanye did too but Im'ma let you finish)? The connections between Guillermo Del To...

Nick Valdez

1:00 PM on 07.11.2013

Mondo unveils some marvelous posters for SDCC 2013

As we mentioned yesterday, Mondo has some awesome stuff lined up for this year's San Diego Comic Con. In addition to their awesome lineup of six posters by various artists for Guillermo del Toro's upcoming Pacific Rim that we...

Liz Rugg



Kaufman and Del Toro may adapt Slaughterhouse-Five photo
Kaufman and Del Toro may adapt Slaughterhouse-Five
by Hubert Vigilla

With Pacific Rim making its way into theaters this week, Guillermo del Toro now has his sights set on the future. First there's the ghost story Crimson Peak, but there are other projects on the horizon. One of the biggies: he's discussed working with Charlie Kaufman on an adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-Five.

In the words of Herr Starr from Preacher, "I have an erection."

Del Toro said the following to The Daily Telegraph:

Charlie [Kaufman] and I talked for about an hour-and-a-half and came up with a perfect way of doing the book. I love the idea of the Trafalmadorians [the aliens of Slaughterhouse-Five] -- to be "unstuck in time," where everything is happening at the same time. And that's what I want to do. It's just a catch-22. The studio will make it when it's my next movie, but how can I commit to it being my next movie until there's a screenplay? Charlie Kaufman is a very expensive writer!

Del Toro also mentioned wanting to do a Frankenstein adaptation with Benedict Cumberbatch. (Cumberbatch joined Crimson Peak back in April.) With these two possible projects in addition to Heaven Sent (basically Justice League Dark) and at least a dozen other things, Del Toro has lots of stuff on his plate he may not get to. I love Del Toro, I love Kaufman, and I love Vonnegut, so the one I'm most excited by is Slaughterhouse-Five.

[The Playlist/The Daily Telegraph via /Film]

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7:00 PM on 07.01.2013

Four clips from Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim

Four new clips from Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim (aka Mighty Morphin Power Jaegers) have popped up, and the biggie is the one above. In it, you watch some hardcore kaiju-on-Jaeger action. It includes a special Jaeger mov...

Hubert Vigilla

6:00 PM on 07.01.2013

Hellboy 3 still isn't happening

While Guillermo Del Toro has been inspired to at least get started on a third Hellboy film for awhile now, financial backing for the film has still always been up in the air, keeping the entire project in limbo. There ha...

Nick Valdez

11:00 AM on 06.25.2013

Trailer: Pacific Rim

The newest trailer for Pacific Rim may very well be the best one yet. It's got Idris Elba's "canceling the apocalypse" speech from the first trailer slowed down to its actual film delivery speed, it features a good amount of...

Nick Valdez