Guillermo Del Toro

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  • Top 10 films of our lifetime #3: Pan's Labyrinth

    Movie Feature | Luke Whiston | 24th September 2014

    Of all the films on this countdown, Guillermo del Toro's Pan's Labyrinth is the only one I've seen once - but once was enough. Every movie del Toro makes feels like it's been lived in for a thousand years, and Pan's Labyrinth is no different. It is an absolute pleasure to enter the headspace of such a vivid daydreamer, and there's no one else out there right now capable of bringing nightmares to life with quite so much gusto. Bravo, Guillermo, you horribly twisted, worrying individual, you - Ali.

  • Battle your own monsters with our Pacific Rim poster playset

    Movie Feature | Luke | 12th July 2013

    Pacific Rim is out in cinemas today (Ali's glowing review here), and sure watching giant monsters mangle giant robots is all well and good, but what if you could control the action yourself? Well now you can: behold, our interactive Pacific Rim poster playset!

  • Pacific Rim

    Movie Review | Ali | 8th July 2013

    Pacific Rim isn't a monster movie. Don't let the presence of giant man-made robots fighting gigantic hellbeasts fool you. What Guillermo del Toro has done with Pacific Rim is what no other filmmaker has done in the creature feature genre for decades – take a bona fide B-movie concept with a triple-A budget and make it matter. In just a few minutes of pre-credits back-story, del Toro paints a picture of a changed world that hangs in the balance: the arrival of 25,000 tonne monsters from another dimension, the cities that fell, humanity's response, the inevitable false dawn when we started winning. That neat set-up acts as a pre-bout bell ring, but when Jaeger eventually meets Kaiju on the Pacific Rim battlefield, it doesn't feel like a mere monster movie – it feels like a goddamn war film.

  • Mama

    Movie Review | Ed Williamson | 20th February 2013

    Just as Rob is now The Shiznit's go-to guy for dance movies, it seems I've somehow become the de facto horror critic around here. An unwise editorial decision at best: I'd only seen about six horror films before, and two of them were Ghostbusters in different aspect ratios. Here's a thing I've learned, though: there is a Spanish man called Guillermo del Toro who sneaks into edit bays and shoves his name in at the start of other people's films. But he seems to know his Spanish onions: Mama, the latest film he has credits-bombed, is pretty much triumphant from start to finish.

  • Because it's the slowest day for movie news since forever...

    Movie News | Luke | 15th January 2013

    Alice Eve, Guillermo del Toro and Big Bird appeared at this year's Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show to present a Star Trek Into Darkness trailer and pick up pay cheques. We haven't got the trailer, but tech website The Verge have put together a 'best of' the bizarrely hilarious keynote speech they were part of hashtag movies. (via The Verge).

  • I think we all know who the real monster is, Pacific Rim trailer

    Movie Trailer | Luke | 13th December 2012

    First contact with aliens and we build giant robots purely to punch their faces in. Welcome to Earth.

  • A possible creative direction for the Hulk TV show

    TV Feature | Ed Williamson | 18th May 2012

    Hulk: I love that little guy, now he's avenging all over the place and everyone wants to hug him all of a sudden. Let's build a TV show around that very premise.

  • Don't Be Afraid of The Dark

    Movie Review | Rob | 3rd October 2011

    Let's get this out the way from the off, shall we? I find most horror movies all a bit 'samey' - more often than not, it'll be a dull, repetitive case of count the clichés. Needless to say, it's not my favourite genre. But would this remake of the 1973 made-for-TV horror change my stance on the scary movie? In short; no, even if Guillermo del Toro is 'presenting'. [What a horrible image - Ed]

  • Hulk returning to TV. Ferrigno waits patiently by phone

    TV News | Matt Looker | 30th June 2011

    Do you like the 'Banner' pic above? Heh heh. Hulk humour.

  • Trailer: Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark

    Movie Trailer | Ali | 4th August 2010

    You say that, Guillermo del Toro, but then you go and make the dark all scary. A better title would be, It's Okay To Be Afraid Of The Dark, Because It's Fucking Terrifying.