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Movie Review: The Shape of Water
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Sally Hawkins and Doug Jones in the film THE SHAPE OF WATER. Photo by Kerry Hayes. © 2017 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation All Rights Reserved

The Shape of Water
Director: Guillermo del Toro
Screenwriter: Guillermo del Toro, Vanessa Taylor
Cast: Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Doug Jones, Michael Stuhlbarg, Octavia Spencer
Distributor: Fox Searchlight
Rated R | 123 Minutes
Release Date: December 15, 2017

A native of Guadalajara, Mexico, Guillermo del Toro was fascinated as a child by fairy tales, ghost stories, and monster movies that ignited his imagination and compelled him to tell his own stories. When he started writing and directing films, those influences laid the foundation for del Toro’s uniquely expressive approach to genre filmmaking – a return to the dark romanticism of Universal horror films like 1931’s Frankenstein and Dracula.

Best known for his three Spanish-language films that upend conventional genre storytelling, Cronos, The Devil’s Backbone, and Pan’s Labyrinth, del Toro weaves vivid phantasmagorias that capture the beauty and the horror of the human experience. His supernatural epics are equally as inventive, from Blade II and the Hellboy series, to Pacific Rim and his gothic romance, Crimson Peak. His new film, The Shape of Water, is the culmination of del Toro’s career thus far – the summation of everything the filmmaker has learned, refined and perfected.

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2018 Golden Globe Awards Nominations: ‘The Shape Of Water’ Leads Nods
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The 2018 Golden Globe nominations were announced this morning, and as you can expect there were some big front runners, some questionable snubs, and even more questionable nominations. The announcement means that it is time to get ready for awards season. Check out the full list of nominations here below, along with some thoughts on who got nominated and snubbed.

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The Game Awards 2017: New Trailer For Hideo Kojima’s ‘Death Stranding’ Starring Norman Reedus
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Hideo Kojima's Death Stranding

Another trailer for Hideo Kojima‘s Death Stranding was shown during The Game Awards 2017 and, just like the first trailer featuring The Walking Dead‘s Norman Reedus and the second trailer from last year’s Game Awards featuring Guillermo del Toro and Mads Mikkelsen, it’s a real mindf’er.

The trailer once again features Reedus, as well as another baby (or perhaps the same baby!), terrifying giant ghostly beings, and much more to hurt your brain and leave you dumbfounded yet unbearably excited for whatever the shit this game is going to end up being.

Click on over to the other side to check out the latest trailer for Death Stranding.

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Interview: Guillermo del Toro Describes ‘The Shape Of Water’ As A Love Poem About Cinema
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 Interview: Guillermo del Toro describes The Shape of Water as a Love Poem About Cinema

Mexican-American filmmaker Guillermo del Toro is best known for dark fantasy pieces like Cronos, The Devil’s Backbone, Pan’s Labyrinth, and Crimson Peak, as well as more mainstream action films, including Hellboy, its sequel Hellboy II: The Golden Army, and the science-fiction monster flick Pacific Rim.

His latest film, The Shape of Water, received critical praise and won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival. The movie, about a mute custodian at a government laboratory who befriends a captured sea creature, opened in New York City on Friday, and will be expanding to more cities this week via Fox Searchlight.

Geeks Of Doom had the opportunity to talk to the director, producer, and writer to discuss his supernatural fairy tale’s production and the thinking that went into creating such a strange and beautiful world. Check out what del Toro had to say here below!

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Guillermo del Toro Talks Regret Over Declining Chance To Run Universal’s Monster Universe
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Frankenstein Image

Things have not gone well early on for Universal’s much-hyped shared world featuring their classic monsters, called the Dark Universe. Their first movie, The Mummy, was released earlier this year. Instead of focusing on what made Universal’s monster movies so great, the horror and tone, they instead opted for an action-heavy, CGI-tainted style. The movie quickly became a financial and critical failure. To make matters worse, the talent Universal had hired to manage this ambitious endeavor began departing, and the future of the Dark Universe was already a big question mark.

But it’s still early. Universal still has time to right the ship if they so choose. And one name fans of the original monster movies believe would be perfect to help steer things away from guaranteed death is none other than Guillermo del Toro (The Devil’s Backbone, Pan’s Labyrinth, Crimson Peak). As it turns out, however, Universal already offered del Toro the chance to work on their monster universe, and he turned it down. Find a quote from del Toro and a video below.

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Watch: 5 New TV Spots For Guillermo del Toro’s ‘The Shape Of Water’
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Guillermo del Toro's The Shape of Water

Fox Searchlight has released a collection of new TV spots for The Shape of Water, the latest movie from Pan’s Labyrinth and Crimson Peak director Guillermo del Toro.

The new TV spots have been dubbed “Tale of Love,” “Magnificent Review,” “Alive,” “Human,” and “Ticking Thriller,” and they all feature various shots from the movie with most of them also featuring accolades from reviews of the film that have been published.

You can find more info on The Shape of Water below, along with all of the videos.

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Trailer For Guillermo del Toro’s ‘Trollhunters’ Season 2; Begins ‘Tales Of Arcadia’ Trilogy
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Trollhunters Tales of Arcadia

Netflix has released a trailer for season two of the animated series Trollhunters, which is presented by Pan’s Labyrinth and The Shape of Water director Guillermo del Toro and DreamWorks Animation.

But it’s not your basic TV show second season. Things are getting shaken up in the Trollhunters universe. It’s been announced that the new season will actually be the start of a new trilogy titled Tales of Arcadia. The trilogy will continue with 3 Below, which introduces aliens as two teenagers from another planet end up here on Earth and must try to blend in as they figure out how to repair their ship. Finally, Wizards will close the trilogy and bring the three stories together.

Below you can find the trailer and a clip from Trollhunters Part 2, as well as quotes from del Toro.

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‘The Shape Of Water’: Red Band Trailer For Guillermo del Toro’s Latest Released
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Guillermo del Toro's The Shape of Water

Fox Searchlight has released a red band trailer for The Shape of Water, the latest from The Devil’s Backbone, Pan’s Labyrinth, Hellboy, Pacific Rim, and Crimson Peak director Guillermo del Toro.

The movie is set in 1960s America, and follows employees at a high-security government facility who discover an amphibious humanoid creature being kept there. It stars Sally Hawkins, Octavia Spencer, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Michael Stuhlbarg, and Doug Jones.

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’78/52′: Official Trailer For Documentary All About Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘Psycho’ Shower Scene
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78/52 Trailer - Hitchcock's Psycho Doc

If you ever needed more proof of just how important director Alfred Hitchcock is to filmmaking and film history, somebody made an entire documentary dedicated solely to one single scene from one of his movies. It also happens to be one of the most renowned scenes ever filmed.

I’m talking of course about the shower scene from Hitchcock’s 1960 horror classic, Psycho. The title of the doc, 78/52, refers to the 78 camera shots and 52 edits that went into crafting the scene. It was directed by Alexandre O. Philippe, and includes Guillermo del Toro, Bret Easton Ellis, Jamie Lee Curtis, Eli Roth, Peter Bogdanovich, and others dissecting and discussing the unforgettable sequence.

A new trailer for the movie has been released, and you can check it out below along with a previously released trailer which involves the brutal stabbing of a bunch of fruit.

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Clip From Guillermo del Toro’s ‘The Shape Of Water’ Released
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Guillermo del Toro's The Shape of Water

The first reviews of Pan’s Labyrinth and Crimson Peak director Guillermo del Toro latest title The Shape of Water have begun showing up today, and things are looking very promising. There’s been 14 early reviews entered on Rotten Tomatoes thus far, and the movie is currently sitting at 100%.

To go along with the exciting start Fox Searchlight has released a clip from the movie, which stars Sally Hawkins, Octavia Spencer, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Michael Stuhlbarg, and Doug Jones, titled “Lab Encounter.”

You can read a synopsis and check out the clip below.

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