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Watch a 1991 Alka-Seltzer Commercial Directed by and Starring Guillermo Del Toro

31 December 2010 2:00 PM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Just when you thought you'd seen everything! Lucky McKee tweeted [1] a link to this 1991 Mexican commercial for Alka-Seltzer. Seems like nothing special based on that concept, but then you see that it is directed by Guillermo Del Toro and features the director as a guy who quickly exits a business meeting because his upset stomach is about to make him transform into a werewolf. Watch the clip after the break. [via Badass Digest [2]] [1] http://twitter.com/LuckyMcKee/status/20917855054733312 [2] http://www.badassdigest.com/2010/12/31/guillermo-del-toros-1991-wolf-man-commercial »

- Russ Fischer

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1991 Alka Seltzer Commercial Starring Guillermo Del Toro as a Werewolf

31 December 2010 11:53 AM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

How could filmmaker Guillermo Del Toro be any more awesome?  "If he wrote, directed, and starred in an Alka Seltzer commercial where he turned into a werewolf," is the correct and bizarrely specific answer.  It's good to know that Alka Seltzer not only helps with upset stomach, but lycanthropy.  Thanks, Del Toro! Hit the jump to check out the commercial. [via @LuckyMcKee via Badass Digest] - »

- Matt Goldberg

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Say What? Hollywood’s 25 Best Quotes of 2010

31 December 2010 9:00 AM, PST | NextMovie | See recent NextMovie news »

What do Megan Fox, Dolph Lundgren, iguanas, lesbian sex scenes, and The Hulk all have in common?

Besides the fact that we love them, all these things enter into our list of the wittiest, most shocking, and awe-inspiring quotes from Hollywood’s best and brightest this past year.

Let’s take a look back at some of the soundbites that sent shockwaves through the web, and a few you may have missed. Who’s got the sharpest tongue, and who should just keep their mouth shut? Read on…

Why’d Megan Fox Get Canned from ‘Transformers 3′?

“I had been tanning a lot so that Michael would be happy with my skin tone. Every spare moment of sun that was outside, I had to be in it. It’s not going to happen again because of the damage and the possible skin cancer.” –Megan Fox on Michael Bay, before she »

- Max Evry

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Competition: Win a Horror DVD Boxset with ‘The Last Exorcism’

30 December 2010 8:49 AM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

To celebrate the DVD and Blu-ray release of the No 1 Box Office smash – The Last Exorcism out to own Now, we have teamed up with Optimum Home Entertainment to give three lucky winners the chance to win a box set of horror DVD titles including Don’t Look Now, The Devil’s Backbone, The Host, The Orphanage and The Last Exorcism.

From producer Eli Roth (Hostel, Cabin Fever) The Last Exorcism is a terrifying horror film in the tradition of The Exorcist and shot in the unique style of Paranormal Activity and The Blair Witch Project.

After a career spent helping the devout through prayer and trickery, Reverend Marcus (Patrick Fabian) invites a film crew to document his final fraudulent days as an exorcist. Soon his faith is truly tested when a desperate plea from the father of a possessed girl (Ashley Bell) brings him face to face with evil itself. »

- Phil

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Curio: Rich Pellegrino's Portraits

28 December 2010 7:37 AM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

"Marty McFly" gouache

on hardboard, 5 x 7

Alexa here with your weekly art appreciation.

Nathaniel shared a link to this artist's work with me and I just had to blog it. Rich Pellegrino is a painter, Risd graduate, and child of the 80s. He paints in watercolor, acrylic, or gouache, straight out of the tube, creating richly textured portraits that are almost musical. ("I want a brush stroke to sound like a distorted A chord. You know -- something loud and visceral.")

It's not surprising that many of his subjects are musicians, but he's also inspired by film (especially the work of Guillermo Del Toro, who he calls a master of color and light).

Here is a selection of some of his colorful film characters. You can buy prints at his shop, too!

"Jack" (from The Darjeeling Limited) and "Audrey"

"Willy Wonka" and "Sobchak"(Both from Gallery 1988 Crazy4Cult Group Show »

- Alexa

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The Notable Films of 2011: Part Four

27 December 2010 9:58 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Damsels in Distress

Opens: 2011

Cast: Adam Brody, Analeigh Tipton, Megalyn Echikunwoke, Ryan Metcalf

Director: Whit Stillman

Summary: The story revolves around a group of style-obsessed college girls who take in a new student (Gerwig) and teach her their misguided ways of helping people at their grungy university.

Analysis: The first film in a decade from arthouse darling Whit Stillman, a filmmaker's filmmaker whose three Manhattan-based, yuppie-themed mannerist comedies - "Metropolitan," "Barcelona" and "The Last Days of Disco" - were a big influence on the likes of auteurs such as Wes Anderson and Noah Baumbach. Stillman says this film varies somewhat from his previous trilogy of sorts, telling First Things that "This film is different, Completely different. Okay, not completely different, but it’s different".

Independently financed by Castle Rock CEO Martin Shafer, the project recently wrapped filming in Manhattan where Stillman returned to last year after having spent much »

- Garth Franklin

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The Notable Films of 2011: Part Four

27 December 2010 9:58 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Damsels in Distress

Opens: 2011

Cast: Adam Brody, Analeigh Tipton, Megalyn Echikunwoke, Ryan Metcalf

Director: Whit Stillman

Summary: The story revolves around a group of style-obsessed college girls who take in a new student (Gerwig) and teach her their misguided ways of helping people at their grungy university.

Analysis: The first film in a decade from arthouse darling Whit Stillman, a filmmaker's filmmaker whose three Manhattan-based, yuppie-themed mannerist comedies - "Metropolitan," "Barcelona" and "The Last Days of Disco" - were a big influence on the likes of auteurs such as Wes Anderson and Noah Baumbach. Stillman says this film varies somewhat from his previous trilogy of sorts, telling First Things that "This film is different, Completely different. Okay, not completely different, but it’s different".

Independently financed by Castle Rock CEO Martin Shafer, the project recently wrapped filming in Manhattan where Stillman returned to last year after having spent much »

- Garth Franklin

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Best Films Of The Decade (2001-2010)

27 December 2010 12:00 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

I think we can safely suggest that this decade has been incredible for films. Think about how far in these past ten years filmmaking has been pushed forward to reach the pinnacle of technical perfection. The further we get away from it, the more I think this will be known as the technical transformation of film. We've seen digital film burst forward due to the dawn of the internet and cheapness of materials to both amateur and professional filmmakers. From Danny Boyle & David Lynch's embracing of the Dv format to the superb quality of the Red, mastered by the likes of David Fincher. The rise in 3D came in the latter half of the decade and the push towards photo realism in visual effects has become huge. Look for example at the rise in performance capture from Gollum to the Na'vi, from The Polar Express to Avatar, the leaps »

- Will Chadwick

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Gemma Arterton Says She’ll Co-Star With Andrew Garfield in Michael Mann’s ‘Capa’

27 December 2010 11:00 AM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Michael Mann may run behind Guillermo Del Toro in the race for 'most possible projects' but at this point I think he's neck and neck with Lee Daniels for second place. The filmmaker has a number of potential new films [1] in the works in addition to his HBO show Luck: Agincourt, which takes place at the famous battle of the same name, Chicago mobster movie [2] Big Tuna, and, possibly, a new film version of For Whom the Bell Tolls. And then there's Capa, based on the life of war photographer Robert Capa, in particular the short romance he shared with Gerda Taro, also a photographer. Now it seems like Gemma Arterton is set for the latter role, with Andrew Garfield a possible actor to play Mr. Capa. Speaking to Total Film [3] (via The Playlist [4]) Gemma Arterton said " I’m aiming for even more diversity. Capa [biopic about the combat photographer Robert Capa] is confirmed, so I »

- Russ Fischer

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Exclusive: Interview with 'Victim' Director Matt Eskandari

22 December 2010 4:59 PM, PST | MoreHorror | See recent MoreHorror news »

IFC Films has released a disturbing new horror film titled 'Victim' and our own Mike Pickle caught up with director Matt Eskandari for an exclusive MoreHorror.com interview.

Check out the interview below the synopsis and trailer, and don't miss our official Victim Review as well. Enjoy.

Synopsis:

“What’s the ultimate form of revenge? One Young man is about to find out. After being mysteriously kidnapped by a Doctor and his violent henchman, he’s held captive in the converted cellar of an old mansion. For reasons unknown, he’s forced to endure heinous physical and psychological torture, but slowly realizes the worst is yet to come when the Doctor’s brutal plan for him is finally revealed.” "Victim" stars Bob Bancroft, Brendan Kelly, Tara Holt, and Jennifer Howie and was directed by Matt Eskandari and Michael Pierce.

Official 'Victim' Movie Trailer

Matt Eskandari Interview by Mike Pickle for MoreHorror. »

- admin

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The Toronto Film Festival’s Essential 100 Movies

22 December 2010 11:00 AM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

It seems like only yesterday that the American Film Institute released their 100 Years...100 Movies [1] list. Actually though, it was over 10 years ago when we first got our look at that "definitive" list of the 100 best American movies. They then did a ten year anniversary of it in 2007 with only minor adjustments and both years Citizen Kane held the number one place as the best American movie. Of course, the problem with those lists is that they only list American films. While Hollywood might be considered the epicenter of film, the art form itself spans the globe, way beyond American borders. That's why the Toronto International Film Festival came up with their Essential 100 movies. Created by merging lists made by Toronto Film Festival supporters along with another made by their programmers, these are supposed to be the 100 essential movies every cinephile must see. And it starts off with a bang as Citizen Kane has been toppled. »

- Germain Lussier

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Exclusive: Alejandro González Iñárritu Talks the Spirituality, Collaborative Nature of 'Biutiful'

22 December 2010 10:58 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Director Talks His First Collabo With Javier Bardem & Working With His Friend Guillermo del Toro Alejandro González Iñárritu is a challenging filmmaker. This much we already know. With films like "21 Grams" and "Babel," he took major stars and put them in morally complicated quagmires that involved personal choice and global oppression, which made for some very uncomfortable viewing. But nothing he has done is quite as confrontational as "Biutiful," a wonderfully executed, spiritually rich meditation on life and death, told through the point of view of Javier Bardem's streetwise hustler (who himself is dying). It's a performance that… »

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Finals Week: The Rise of Women in Horror Fandom and Film

20 December 2010 9:16 PM, PST | Planet Fury | See recent Planet Fury news »

By James Morgart

“There is no pleasure. There is no pain. There is only skin.” - Pinhead, Hellraiser III

“Women tend to be more tolerant about visceral things because they have more direct personal experience with them. They cope with periods once a month, they go through childbirth and they are usually the ones who look after the bleeding and battered limbs when the kids take a tumble. They can put blood and gore in context and generally cope better than men.” - Bela Lugosi

Most scholarship on the horror film has assumed that males are the primary spectators of horror; however, there have been developments, both in scholarship as well as in mainstream media, to contradict this point. In 2009, journalist Michelle Orange pointed out, in an article written for the New York Times, “Recent box office receipts show that women have an even bigger appetite for these [horror] films than men. »

- james

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Check Out Mondo's Rattlesnake Poster for the Coen Bros' True Grit

20 December 2010 4:04 PM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

The Alamo Drafthouse's t-shirt company Mondo Tees has been knocking it out of the park recently with amazing limited edition custom made posters, from Tron (old and new) to Star Wars to Guillermo del Toro. Of course, that's not all, as Mondo also has a new poster they've made for the Coen Brothers' True Grit, which as you hopefully haven't forgotten, hits theaters Wednesday this week! The poster, featuring a gnarly rattlesnake (it's a part of the movie for those who don't know) and some old-time lettering, was debuted on Yahoo and goes on sale this Wednesday. There are two alternate versions, both of which can be seen below. The Coen Brothers' True Grit, which is apparently a more faithful take on the Portis novel, is about a young girl (Hailee Steinfeld) who's father is murdered. Determined to bring the killer to justice, Mattie enlists the help of a hard-drinking U. »

- Alex Billington

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Disney To Bring Defunct Attraction Project, The Museum Of The Weird To Theaters

20 December 2010 8:00 AM, PST | ScifiMafia | See recent ScifiMafia news »

The first great Walt Disney Pictures movie based on one of it’s legendary park rides was Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, and director Guillermo del Toro is working on a live-action film based on Disney’s Haunted Mansion, that will thankfully not be a comedy.

Now, the LATimes reports that Walt Disney Pictures is working on a new film that will be based on a planned park attraction that actually never made it into existence at Disney’s parks called, The Museum of the Weird. The project is being written by Ahmet Zappa.

The Museum of the Weird was being put together by longtime Disneyland imagineers Rolly Crump and Claude Coats. The proposed walk-through attraction was originally meant to sit adjacent to The Haunted Mansion, complete with its own restaurant, and promised to showcase ghostly organists, magical carts, talking chairs and other surreal and odd exhibits. »

- Jason Moore

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Guillermo del Toro tells us his favorite movies of 2010!

20 December 2010 2:54 AM, PST | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

"You know, I hate these things..." That's what Guillermo del Toro said when we asked him to give us his Top 5 movies of the year. Frankly we're kinda sick of those lists too but when you have Guillermo del Toro on the phone, it's hard not to wonder what the dude is watching in his free time. He admitted he's playing a lot of video games ("Left 4 Dead 2") and cartoons with his daughters (Despicable Me, Tangled) and while he didn't want to rank his movies, did let us »

- Mike Sampson

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JoBlo Podcast: Guillermo del Toro Wraps Up 2010!

20 December 2010 12:54 AM, PST | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Guillermo del Toro!   Click above to Listen Now! The great Guillermo del Toro joins The JoBlo Movie Podcast for our final show of the year and brings the goods about At The Mountains Of Madness, Frankenstein, that new "Incredible Hulk" TV show, The Strain Trilogy, the reboot of The Haunted Mansion, and his new video game, "Insane". He even clears the air on Not being involved with Peter Pan and Godzilla. After that Johnny Moreno sits »

- Jim Law

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DVD Playhouse: December 2010

19 December 2010 5:17 PM, PST | The Hollywood Interview | See recent The Hollywood Interview news »

DVD Playhouse December 2010

By

Allen Gardner

America Lost And Found: The Bbs Story (Criterion) Perhaps the best DVD box set released this year, this ultimate cinefile stocking stuffer offered up by Criterion, the Rolls-Royce of home video labels, features seven seminal works from the late ‘60s-early ‘70s that were brought to life by cutting edge producers Bert Schneider, Steve Blauner and director/producer Bob Rafelson, the principals of Bbs Productions. In chronological order: Head (1968) star the Monkees, the manufactured (by Rafelson, et al), American answer to the Beatles who, like it or not, did make an impact on popular culture, particularly in this utterly surreal piece of cinematic anarchy (co-written by Jack Nicholson, who has a cameo), which was largely dismissed upon its initial release, but is now regarded as a counterculture classic. Easy Rider (1969) is arguably regarded as the seminal ‘60s picture, about two hippie drug dealers (director Dennis Hopper »

- The Hollywood Interview.com

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Ron Howard Reveals His Ten Year Desire To Make The Dark Tower!

19 December 2010 5:16 PM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

I am both terrified and super-excited about The Dark Tower in equal measures. On the one hand, I’m on cloud nine over Universal and NBC (not HBO as I originally wrote!) collaborating on an unprecedented adaptation of Stephen King’s magnum opus fantasy series that will result in three full length feature films, and two television seasons covering King’s seven book tome and expanded comics universe.

The ambitions of the production match the ambitions of King’s novels and it just feels like the right way to handle the dense material. On the other hand, I am nervous as hell about the creative team behind this one.

Whereas I do genuinely like Ron Howard as a filmmaker and he has a better hit ratio over misfires, I can’t help but think he works much better with non-fiction, character driven and grounded universes (Apollo 13, Frost/Nixon, Cinderella Man »

- Matt Holmes

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Another Disney theme park attraction could become a movie

18 December 2010 5:54 AM, PST | TotalFilm | See recent TotalFilm news »

Ever since Pirates of the Caribbean surprised everyone and became a phenomenal success in 2003, Disney have been keen to capitalise by turning their attractions into movies. Jon Favreau is leaving Iron Man behind to focus on bringing Magic Kingdom to the big screen, and Guillermo del Toro has an adaptation of The Haunted Mansion on his heaving schedule (which surely can't be worse than the Eddie Murphy version). Now there has been word that Disney are looking to turn attractions that never even got made into big-budget family blockbusters,...

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- Matt Maytum

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