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MOVIE REVIEWS: MAMA

January 18, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Critics are fairly evenly divided over producer Guillermo del Toro’s PG-13 horror flick Mama, starring Jessica Chastain. But even many of those who find much to like about it, find much to criticize as well. Kyle Smith in the New York Post remarks that he had “an excellent time … for most of the movie” […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: DON’T BE AFRAID OF THE DARK

August 26, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Most critics seem to agree that Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark, a remake of a 1973 made-for-TV movie, is more creepy than frightening, but then critics are notoriously unfrightenable. Indeed Michael Phillips in the Chicago Tribune comments on filmmaker Guillermo del Toro’s remark that the scariest movie ever made for TV was the original […]

WHAT HALTED PILGRIM‘S PROGRESS?

August 17, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Entertainment writers and Hollywood moguls alike were busily conducting postmortems to determine the premature cause of death of Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, which opened over the weekend with just $10.6 million in ticket sales. The film had generated enthusiastic buzz, particularly on Twitter, following preview presentations at ComicCon last month; had received mostly positive […]

REPORT: PETER JACKSON RETURNING TO MIDDLE EARTH

June 28, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

It now appears likely that Peter Jackson, who directed the Lord of the Rings trilogy, will also direct the two Hobbit prequels, the two entertainment industry trade publications, Daily Variety and The Hollywood Reporter, said today (Monday). Both “trades” said that Jackson has been in talks with Warner Bros./New Line and MGM, who are jointly […]

PETER JACKSON MAY YET DIRECT “THE HOBBIT”

June 1, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

It now appears that Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson could wind up directing the two-part Rings prequel, The Hobbit, after all. Following the decision by director Guillermo del Toro to walk away from the production because of the delays brought about by the protracted sale of MGM, which owns the rights to the […]

BULL FLEES LION, LEAVING “HOBBIT” HOBBLED

May 31, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The long-drawn-out efforts to sell MGM, which owns the rights to The Hobbit, have resulted in the decision by Guillermo del Toro to pull out of directing the planned two-part movie based on the J.R.R. Tolkien Lord of the Rings prequel. “In light of ongoing delays in the setting of a start date for filming […]