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'Pan's Labyrinth' The Musical In The Works

December 7th, 2012 2:24pm EST
Pan's Labyrinth
Guillermo Del Toro's dark fantasy epic Pan's Labyrinth is to be adapted into a stage musical.

The Mexican filmmaker has spent four years developing the show, which will feature a score by Academy Award-winning composer Gustavo Santaolalla and lyricist Paul Williams.

Santaolalla tells Deadline.com, "I'm so excited about translating Guillermo's magical vision into music and songs. I'm such a longtime fan of both Guillermo and Paul that to work on this with them is truly a dream come true."

A premiere city or date has not yet been confirmed.

The 2006 movie tells the story of a girl who...
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Guillermo del Toro: 'I Can't Go Back To Mexico'

August 25th, 2011 4:36pm EDT
Guillermo del Toro
Mexican-born moviemaker Guillermo Del Toro refuses to return to his troubled homeland following the kidnapping of his father in 1998.

The Pan's Labyrinth director fears he and his family will become targets for drug lords seeking ransom money if he goes home.

He tells Time magazine, "I cannot go back to Mexico as a director because of the kidnapping of my father. A film is a highly visible venture, and I can't risk it."

And Del Toro admits he always regrets the fact he can't simply go home: "Every day, every week, something happens that reminds me that I am in involuntary exile... As...
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More Troubles For 'The Hobbit'

October 2nd, 2010 2:32pm EDT
Lord Of The Rings
A movie studio in New Zealand which was due to host filming of The Hobbit has been wrecked in a serious fire.

The Portsmouth Miniatures Studio in Wellington was used to film iconic scenes for Peter Jackson's "Lord Of The Rings" trilogy and his monster movie remake "King Kong," and had been booked for use on the upcoming blockbuster, which the director will produce.

Fire crews were called to the building on Friday afternoon and they spent three hours tackling the monstrous blaze, which caused extensive damage to the structure. No one was hurt, according to local reports.

Matthew Dravitzki...
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'The Munsters' To Be Reincarnated On TV

October 2nd, 2010 9:49am EDT
The Munsters
Creepy comedy family The Munsters are heading back to the small screen in a new TV show with help from director Guillermo del Toro, according to reports.

The original series, starring Fred Gwynne and Yvonne De Carlo, ran for two years between 1964 and 1966 and it spawned several films before it was revived in the 1980s for a spin-off called "The Munsters Today," which ended in 1991.

Now executives at Universal are reportedly planning to bring the ghoulish group back once again, with "Pan's Labyrinth" director Del Toro taking a behind-the-scenes role in the project.

Bosses at TV network N...
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My Chemical Romance Debuts New Video For 'Watchmen'; See It Here

February 3rd, 2009 9:46am EST
My Chemical Romance
The music video for My Chemical Romance's "Desolation Row" has finally made its North American debut. The song, a reinterpretation of the Bob Dylan classic, was recorded specifically for the upcoming feature film Watchmen. Watchmen: Music From the Motion Picture, which contains the song, is due from Warner Sunset/Reprise Records on March 3rd, three days before the film hits theaters nationwide.

The video, which was helmed by Watchmen director Zack Snyder, transports the viewer into the world of Watchmen in an alternate 1985. My Chemical Romance is performing at a dive bar, reigning as...
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Following 'Pan's Labyrinth,' 'Hellboy II: The Golden Army' Regresses From Best to Worst For Guillermo del Toro

July 11th, 2008 2:22pm EDT
Hellboy II: The Golden Army
(Hollywoodchicago) – Hellboy is plugged as the world’s brawniest, kitten-loving superhero. While that paradox is supposed to be both funny and action packed, “Hellboy II: The Golden Army” from famed writer and director Guillermo del Toro falls flat on the funny front and instead winds up on the funny farm.

Amid a superhero-laden 2008 with true blockbusters including “The Dark Knight” (opening on July 18, 2008), “Iron Man,” “Hancock,” “The Incredible Hulk” and “Punisher: War Zone” (opening on Dec. 5, 2008), “Hellboy II: The Golden Army” had just as much potential but reveals only semi-b...
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Movie Season Is Just Heating Up: 10 More Flicks To Watch This Summer

May 27th, 2008 9:58am EDT
Wanted
Iron Man has already grossed over $400 million worlwide. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull became the second biggest Memorial Day movie opening ever. With both of these films already in the books, what are the top 10 remaining summer movies to see? This list picks 10 films out of all the remaining movies from now until the end of August. Judging by this list, July looks like it could be one of the biggest months in years.

10. The Incredible Hulk

Release Date: June 13th

Director: Louis Leterrier (Transporter 1 & 2)

It is never a good sign when a franchise n...
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'Hellboy II: The Golden Army" Blasts Into Theaters July 11, 2008

December 24th, 2007 11:00am EST
Hellboy 2: The Golden Army
With a signature blend of action, humor and character-based spectacle, the saga of the world's toughest, kitten-loving hero from Hell continues to unfold in Hellboy 2: The Golden Army. Bigger muscle, badder weapons and more ungodly villains arrive in an epic vision of imagination from Oscar®-nominated director Guillermo del Toro (Pan's Labyrinth, Hellboy).

After an ancient truce existing between humankind and the invisible realm of the fantastic is broken, hell on Earth is ready to erupt. A ruthless leader who treads the world above and the one below defies his bloodline and awakens ...
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Official Website Launched For 'Hellboy 2: The Golden Army'

October 22nd, 2007 7:00pm EDT
Hellboy
With a signature blend of action, humor and character-based spectacle, the saga of the world's toughest, kitten-loving hero from hell continues to unfold in Hellboy 2: The Golden Army. Bigger muscle, badder weapons and more ungodly villains arrive in an epic vision of imagination from Oscar®-nominated director Guillermo del Toro (Pan's Labyrinth, Hellboy).

After an ancient truce existing between humankind and the invisible realm of the fantastic is broken, hell on Earth is ready to erupt. A ruthless leader who treads the world above and the one below defies his bloodline and awakens ...
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Scorsese Begins Effort To Restore Films From Around The World

May 22nd, 2007 2:32pm EDT
Martin Scorsese
CANNES, France (AP) - Martin Scorsese wants to save the world cinema. The Academy Award-winning director said Tuesday it was a ''dream come true'' to launch his international project at the Cannes Film Festival, where his ''Taxi Driver'' won the top prize in 1976.

He's backed by an advisory board of prominent directors, including Mexico's Guillermo Del Toro (''Pan's Labyrinth'') and Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (''Babel''); China's Wong Kar-wai (''In the Mood For Love'') and Britain's Stephen Frears (''The Queen.'')

The idea stemmed from the work of The Film Foundation in the Unite...
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New Movies on DVD, May 15

May 15th, 2007 8:00am EDT
Stomp The Yard
A young man finds that the moves he learned on the street may help him make a better life for himself in the youth-oriented musical drama Stomp The Yard. Also on DVD: Pan's Labyrinth, Arthur & The Invisibles, and The Fountain.
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'Superman Returns' Dominates 33rd Saturn Awards

May 11th, 2007 4:18pm EDT
Superman Returns
Superman Returns dominated the 33rd Saturn Awards in Los Angeles yesterday, picking up honors including Best Fantasy Film, Best Director for Bryan Singer and Best Actor for Brandon Routh. The superhero blockbuster also won Best Writing for Dan Harris and Michael Dougherty, and Best Music for John Ottman at the annual awards, presented by the Academy Of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films.

Elsewhere, television show Heroes won Best Network TV Series, Best Supporting Actor for Masi Oka, and Best Supporting Actress for Hayden Panettiere.

Natalie Portman picked up Best Actress In ...
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And The Oscar Goes To - Full List of Oscar Winners!

February 26th, 2007 9:01am EST
The Departed
Dame Helen Mirren and Forest Whitaker were crowned queen and king of the Oscars last night. The stars of The Queen and The Last King of Scotland won Best Actress and Best Actor respectively, while Martin Scorsese won Best Director for The Departed - his first win out of six nominations in the category and 31 years since his first nomination. Full List of Winners Below!

As she accepted her award, Helen, struggling to hold the statuette, said: "I've got my purse in one hand, my earring in the other. Thank you, Academy. You know, my sister told me that all kids love to get gold stars, and...
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Survey Says 'Sunshine,' 'Prada' Had The Best Movie Quotes of 2006

February 16th, 2007 10:07am EST
Little Miss Sunshine
Little Miss Sunshine, The Devil Wears Prada and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest topped the list of winners, when a Netflix survey revealed the most memorable movie lines from this season's Academy Award-nominated films and performances.

Inspired by the Academy's great movie quotes theme, the survey queried nearly 5000 devoted Netflix members and resulted in humorous and inspiring quotes from an assortment of popular movies from 2006. In addition to the aforementioned films, Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan, The Departed and ...
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And The Nominees For The 79th Oscars Are...

January 23rd, 2007 10:30am EST
Babel
Academy awards for outstanding film achievements of 2006 will be presented on Sunday, February 25, 2007, at the Kodak theatre at Hollywood & highland center, and televised live by the ABC television network at 5 p.m. PST (8 p.m. EST), beginning with a half-hour arrivals segment, “The Road to The Oscars.” Babel is nominated for seven Oscars, including Best Picture.

Nominations By Category - 79th Awards

Best Motion Picture Of The Year

Babel

The Departed

Letters From Iwo Jima

Little Miss Sunshine

The Queen

Performance By An Actor In A Leading Role

Leonardo Dicaprio -...
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'Babel,' 'Dreamgirls,' 'Ugly Betty' & 'Grey's Anatomy' Win Big at Golden Globe Awards

January 16th, 2007 8:24am EST
Dreamgirls
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association just announced the winners of the 64th Golden Globe awards. Babel took home the award for best drama, while Dreamgirls won best comedy/musical. The night's big TV winners were Grey's Anatomy (best drama series) and Ugly Betty (best musical or comedy series). See full list of winners:

BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA

Babel

Bobby

The Departed

Little Children

The Queen

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA

Penélope Cruz -- Volver

Judi Dench -- Notes On A Scandal

Maggie Gyllenhaal -- S...
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'The Queen' Leads BAFTA Nominations - Full List!

January 12th, 2007 10:37am EST
The Queen
The Queen is the frontrunner at this year's Orange BAFTA awards, after receiving an incredible 10 nominations. Dame Helen Mirren has been nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role, for her performance as Queen Elizabeth in the hit film about the British Royal Family after the death of Princess Diana, while Stephen Frears is in the running for the Achievement in Direction award. Full List of Nominations Below!

The British drama will also do battle with Casino Royale - which is named in nine categories - for Outstanding British Film of the Year. And Daniel Craig - who made his debut a...
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Hollywood Foreign Press Association Announced The Nominations For The 64th Golden Globe Awards

December 14th, 2006 11:15am EST
Babel
Jessica Biel, Rosario Dawson and Matthew Perry joined the Hollywood Foreign Press Association President Philip Berk to announce the Nominations for “The 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards” on Thursday morning, December 14, 2006 at The Beverly Hilton. Babel leads with 7 nods. Complete list of movie nominations below.

BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA

Babel

Bobby

The Departed

Little Children

The Queen

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA

Penélope Cruz -- Volver

Judi Dench -- Notes On A Scandal

Maggie Gyllenhaal -- Sherrybaby...
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'Little Miss Sunshine,' 'Half Nelson' Top Spirit Award Nominations

November 28th, 2006 2:19pm EST
Little Miss Sunshine
Don Cheadle and Felicity Huffman just announced the 2007 Spirit Award nominees at a press conference. Nominees for "Best Feature" are American Gun, The Dead Girl, Half Nelson, Little Miss Sunshine and Pan's Labyrinth.

Other major nominations are:

BEST DIRECTOR

Robert Altman

A Prairie Home Companion

Jonathan Dayton & Valerie Faris

Little Miss Sunshine

Ryan Fleck

Half Nelson

Karen Moncrieff

The Dead Girl

Steven Soderbergh

Bubble

BEST FEMALE LEAD

Shareeka Epps

Half Nelson

Catherine O’Hara

For Your Consideration

Eliz...
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