I was more than impressed by Mike Flanagan’s The Haunting of Hill House on Netflix because beyond being wildly entertaining, it’s an exemplar on how horror can be more than what people typically expect of it, which is to say entertainment that’s well-acted, well-written and visually beautiful. And that’s not at all unusual if you’ve […]
I don’t think I’m being hyperbolic when I say that Mike Flanagan is among the best – if not the best – directors currently working in horror. And you likely noticed that “Mike Flanagan” isn’t either Guillermo Del Toro, James Wan or Andy Muschietti. And that’s because Del Toro – while never far from the […]
Some movies aren’t made for me, and I understand that though what really needs to sink in is that that doesn’t necessarily mean that a movie is doomed to failure. I learned this rough lesson most recently when I swore to the heavens that Angelina Jolie’s 2014 movie Maleficent would tank at the box office. Over […]
Legendary Pictures despite a somewhat acrimonious split from production partner Warner Bros, has been trying to make a go of it with Universal Pictures.
Del Toro seems to struggle, while–how do I put this delicately–less-talented directors seem to rake in the money
In September of last year I wrote of how Pacific Rim Will Spawn A Sequel. One of the reasons that I said that this was the case was because Guillermo Del Toro said at the time that he was writing it with Travis Beacham, who wrote the original with Del Toro. Yesterday ScreenRant mentioned that Del […]
Guillermo Del Toro is, it goes without saying, one of my favorite directors working today. His work is always interesting, even if doesn’t make billions of dollars. He’s been working with Legendary Pictures since “Pacific Rim,” which did OK at the boxoffice. I haven’t heard anything about a sequel, though he’s currently working on “Crimson […]