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The first trailer for Guillermo del Toro's The Shape of Water is here

It’s always a big deal anytime director Guillermo del Toro has a new film coming our way. He always puts out visually arresting films that, at the very least, make for interesting trailers and promotional material. The same can now be said for his newest film, THE SHAPE OF WATER, starring Sally Hawkins , Michael Shannon , Octavia Spencer and more. Watch the first trailer...
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True Blood & Get On Up actor Nelsan Ellis has passed away at 39

Actor Nelsan Ellis – known for his roles on the hit HBO show TRUE BLOOD and movies like GET ON UP – has passed at the young age of 39. The result of the star's shocking passing was due to complications from heart failure. Having earned his Bachelor's in Fine Arts from Juilliard in 2004, Ellis’ most memorable role was that of Lafayette Reynolds on BLOOD,...
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07.08.2017
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Jennifer Connelly climbs aboard TNT's Snowpiercer pilot

Not long ago, we got word that DOCTOR STRANGE helmer Scott Derrickson would direct the pilot for TNT's planned adaptation of Bong Joon-Ho's SNOWPIERCER. Today, we've learned that LABYRINTH, REQUIEM FOR A DREAM, and HULK actress Jennifer Connelly has signed on to star opposite Daveed Diggs in the futuristic sci-fi thriller based on the "weird as...
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06.07.2017
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Scott Derrickson to direct a TV series adaptation of Snowpiercer

Not since late 2015 have we heard anything about Bong Joon-Ho's SNOWPIERCER receiving an adaptation for TV, and yet, here we are again with news that the planned TNT pilot order has been making moves to assemble the creative forces behind the project.  Today, we've learned that Hamilton star Daveed Diggs will assume the lead role as Layton Well,...
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05.17.2017
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Awesome Art We've Found Around The Net: Deadpool, Scarface, Zootopia

Some cliche somewhere said that 'a picture is worth a thousand words.' This has proven to be the case for me and especially when it comes to fan art. I have always sought out great fan art and have wanted to share it with as many people as possible. "Awesome Artwork We've Found Around The Net" is the outlet for that passion. In this column I will showcase the kick-ass...
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05.13.2017
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Guillermo del Toro's The Shape of Water lands a December release

It's always great to have a Guillermo del Toro film to look forward to, particularly when it's an original story, and Fox Searchlight has just given del Toro's next a very Oscar-friendly release date. It was expected that THE SHAPE OF WATER would hit sometime before the year was out, and the studio confirmed that by announcing that the film will hit theaters on December...
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04.19.2017
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Doug Jones spills a few details on Guillermo del Toro's The Shape of Water

Doug Jones has brought many fantastical creatures to life over his long career, and some of the most memorable have been created in collaboration with Guillermo del Toro . Jones is set to reunite with Guillermo del Toro once again with THE SHAPE OF WATER, an other-worldly story set against the backdrop of Cold War America circa 1963. Doug Jones plays a creature who is the last of...
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04.12.2017
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Disney balks at copyright infringement claims concerning Zootopia animation

I understand that it takes time and quite a bit of legal finesse to organize a lawsuit, though my brow slightly furrows when I hear of a bg project getting slammed with legal mumbo jumbo only after it's taken home a major award ( in this case I'm referring to ZOOTOPIA winning the 2017 Oscar for Best Animated Feature). One part of me would like to see justice served if...
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03.21.2017
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Weekend Box Office Report: January 13-15, 2017

Hidden Figures hiding in plain sight! Space was the place to go this weekend as the historical NASA drama HIDDEN FIGURES took the top spot at the box office with an estimated $20.4 million ! The inspirational story of black women's contributions to the Space Race expanded to 3200 screens on the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend and stayed in...
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01.15.2017
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Doug Jones shares details for Del Toro's The Shape of Water

Details for Guillermo Del Toro’s next directorial effort, THE SHAPE OF WATER, have been scarce since the film was announced back in August, 2016. So it’s with a big-ass smile on my face that I can report to you that actor Doug Jones has spilled a fair amount of beans as to the plot details of the enigmatic filmmakers next drama. Billed as a Cold War piece, and...
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01.04.2017
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Review: Hidden Figures

PLOT: The true story of Katherine Johnson ( Taraji P. Henson ), a mathematician who, along with her African American colleagues, Dorothy Vaughan ( Octavia Spencer ) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe) overcame segregation to become invaluable members of the NASA brain trust in the early days of the space race. REVIEW: I actually saw a bit of Theodore Melfi ’s...
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12.23.2016
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Filming has wrapped on Guillermo del Toro's The Shape of Water

Any Guillermo del Toro fan will tell you that it's HARD being a Guillermo del Toro fan. The man is an immensely hard-working and talented writer/director who just hasn't amassed the box-office success of his fellow filmmaking brethren. Suffice it to say that every project that del Toro announces doesn't actually come to fruition. With that said, the day del Toro...
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