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Movie Review: Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape Of Water
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The Shape of Water
Written by Guillermo Del Toro & Vanessa Taylor
Directed by Guillermo Del Toro
Starring Sally Hawkins, Doug Jones, Michael Shannon, Octavia Spencer, Michael Stuhlbarg, Richard Jenkins
Fox Searchlight
Rated R | 123 Minutes
Release Date: December 15, 2017

You know pretty much when walking into a Guillermo del Toro movie that you’re in for a visual masterclass in filmmaking. Even the films of his I didn’t love (Hellboy 1 & 2, Crimson Peak) were beautiful to watch. But the films where he matches the visuals and production design with tour de force acting and writing become classics. Pan’s Labyrinth is one of most incredible films I have ever watched and The Shape of Water echoed it, exchanging the Spanish Civil War for The Cold War, and switching the lead protagonist from a young girl to an adult woman. It is beautiful, not just in imagery, but in characters. Like Pan’s, there’s a psychotic and powerful antagonist and an epic performance by the “Master of Disguise,” Doug Jones, this time as the “Amphibian Man.”

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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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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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‘The Post’ Trailer: First Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, and Steven Spielberg Movie Collaboration
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Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks In The Post

20th Century Fox has released a trailer for The Post, which is the first movie that Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, and Steven Spielberg have worked on together.

The movie tells the story of the “Pentagon Papers,” which were classified documents journalists from The Washington Post and The New York Times worked together to uncover and publish in 1971. The impressive cast also features Alison Brie, Carrie Coon, Bruce Greenwood, Tracy Letts, Sarah Paulson, Jesse Plemons, Matthew Rhys, Michael Stuhlbarg, Bradley Whitford, Zach Woods, and even a Mr. Show with Bob and David reunion with Bob Odenkirk and David Cross.

You can read more about The Post and watch the trailer below.

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‘The Shape Of Water’: Red Band Trailer For Guillermo del Toro’s Latest Released
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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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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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‘The Shape Of Water’ Trailer: Guillermo del Toro’s Twisted Romance Takes A Deep Dive
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The problem with Guillermo del Toro‘s Crimson Peak wasn’t so much about the film as how it was marketed. While it was a gothic romance thriller, the marketing seemed to emphasize that it was a horror. So how do you fix that problem with the filmmaker’s newest movie, The Shape Of Water? Just be straightforward with what it is, of course.

Del Toro’s twisted romance fantasy centers on a mute young woman who works at a top secret government facility where a gilled-man is currently being experimented on. Though they cannot speak to each other and are a different species, they feel an instant connection. Soon it becomes a race against time to help rescue the creature as the experiments are becoming painfully severe.

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Guillermo del Toro’s ‘The Shape Of Water’ Gets A Release Date
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Guillermo del Toro's The Shape of Water

The latest from Pan’s Labyrinth and Pacific Rim director Guillermo del Toro, titled The Shape of Water, has been given a release date.

Fox Searchlight has settled on a date in the midst of awards season, locking in December 8, 2017 for the movie. The Shape of Water is set in 1963 Cold War-era America, and the story deals with the discovery of secret experiment at a high-security government lab.

More info including a more detailed description can be found below.

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Preview: Marvel’s ‘Doctor Strange’ Blu-ray Edition Bonus Features
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Doctor Strange

Today marks the release of Doctor Strange on Blu-ray Combo Pack, 3D Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD, and Digital HD, and aside from the DVD Edition, all the others come packed with Bonus Features. Now that this 14th film in the highly successful Marvel Cinematic Universe is out, fans will likely be anxiously awaiting a chance to view the bonus features. With each film being a different genre, they all have their own special behind-the-scenes featurettes, even though they are a part of the same shared universe. In addition to the behind-the-scenes features, there are also gag reels, deleted scenes, and a sneak peek of Avengers: Infinity War. Check out the collection of videos here below for a preview of what’s included in the Doctor Strange home video release.

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‘Arrival’ Getting Re-Released For Your Pre-Oscars Viewing Pleasure
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Amy Adams in Arrival

Now that the Oscar nominations have been announced, studios will be making an effort to get audiences to watch some of the films that have earned nominations in some of the top categories.

One move that they generally do is to re-release a film in theaters for a limited time. It’s been done many times before, and Paramount will do it for Arrival. The Denis Villeneuve sci-fi film has been nominated for eight Academy Awards, including Best Picture. However, it managed to snub Amy Adams, for whatever reason I cannot figure out why. But find out more about the re-release below.

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