Archive for December, 2017

Creature From The Black Lagoon Finds Love, Thanks To Guillermo del Toro
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Creature From The Black Lagoon Finds Love, Thanks To Guillermo del Toro

A new gothic romance from Guillermo del Toro highlights the week’s openings. The Creature From The Black Lagoon had a romantic subtext involving the Gill Man and the female lead. Guillermo del Toro decided to put that relationship front and center, helped by a cast headed by Sally Hawkins and Doug Jones. Another film worth […]

Kobe Bryant Sports Love Letter And Other Animated Shorts
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Kobe Bryant Sports Love Letter And Other Animated Shorts

A love letter from basketball star Kobe Bryant to the sport that shaped his life is just one of the highlights of The 19th Animation Show Of Shows. Never heard of this annual animated shorts program? Since 1998, curator Ron Diamond has checked out the newest animated shorts at film festivals around the world. Out […]

How Tommy Wiseau Made His Bad Movie History Mark
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How Tommy Wiseau Made His Bad Movie History Mark

Two new films tie for the week’s most prominent opening honors. James Franco channels bad movie auteur Tommy Wiseau in telling how midnight movie staple The Room came about. Angelina Jolie executive produced an animated tale set in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan. For those seeking film diet fare crunchier than laughing at Tommy Wiseau, some under-the-radar offerings […]