September 20, 2011
While Hollywood itself delivers some solid posters to promote their films, some of my favorite posters come from artistic fans who post their work online. Recently we've featured such work as some complementary posters for Man of Steel and The Dark Knight Rises, and now we have a new set of posters for several popular films like Inception, TRON, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade and many more. Adam Rabalais is the man behind some simple but fantastic images that I would proudly frame on my wall. And the good news is, all of the posters you'll see below are available for purchase! See the posters below!
April 20, 2011
We've already seen a couple posters highlighting the films of Guillermo del Toro as part of Mondo's Director's Series, but another phenomenal one has just been revealed on SlashFilm. Aaron Horkey (who delivered a killer banner for True Grit last year) designed this very tall and beautiful poster for my favorite film from del Toro's career so far, Pan's Labyrinth. Mondo continually impresses me with the talent they gather for these special edition posters, and this release is no different. This fantastic poster was recently handed out at a special screening, but for those not in the vicinity, the print will also go on sale online soon.
December 18, 2009
Surprised? Well, this is Metacritic, a site similar to Rotten Tomatoes that compiles reviews from the top critics, so it's not just someone picking their own favorites films. "Our film staff has been collecting reviews for each week’s new theatrical releases since the fall of 1999, and, as a result, we have a nearly complete database of films from the past decade: certainly every major release from 2000-09, and virtually all minor releases, including obscure titles that barely made an appearance on the big screen." They then ranked every film ever reviewed by their Metacritic score and Guillermo del Toro's Pan's Labyrinth ended up on top.
April 27, 2007
That incredible young actress, Ivana Baquero, the star of Guillermo del Toro's Pan's Labyrinth, has finally been recognized for her stunning talent and has been cast in an English-language film titled The New Daughter. My only concern is it's a nothing horror film, but let's hope she can bring something unique and refreshing to the movie. The film is based on a short story that follows a single dad who has moved his two children to a remote farm where a strange mound in the surrounding fields appears to be the key to his daughter's (played by Baquero) increasingly ominous behavior. Sounds like a combination of The Messengers, Signs, and the X-Files movie all in one.
February 26, 2007
Children of Men director Alfonso CuarÃ³n applauds a winner at the Oscars.
There were a few sure fire winners at last night's Oscars: Jennifer Hudson for Supporting Actress, Helen Mirren for Actress, Forest Whitaker for Actor, and yes, Pan's Labyrinth for Foreign Language Film and Children of Men for Cinematography. But wait - Pan's Labyrinth didn't win Best Foreign Language Film, and Children of Men didn't win Best Cinematography. What happened? They both got robbed of the awards they deserved and that they were supposed to win. There have always been upsets at the Oscars, but this year these two were almost beyond frustration in their loss.
January 23, 2007
The nominations for the 79th Annual Academy Awards were announced this morning, and without further ado we'll get into the meat of them. Sadly, The Fountain was not nominated at all. However, Dreamgirls led the way with a total of 8 nominations - one of which was not Best Picture. I have a feeling in my gut that it'll go to The Departed, however it is an incredible industry defining moment to see Little Miss Sunshine nominated (instead of Dreamgirls).
I'm also torn between Pan's Labyrinth and Children of Men for cinematography. They both have the guaranteed best cinematography of the year - but I really want Children of Men to win some awards, and because I know Pan's Labyrinth will already win Best Foreign Language Feature. Read on for the full list of Oscar noms!
January 19, 2007
From the brilliant mind of Mexican director Guillermo del Toro comes his latest film, Pan's Labyrinth, a Spanish-language adult fairy tale that exudes excellence and vivid imagery in every last frame. Only del Toro's imagination can create such a wonderful mix of dramatic tragedy and fantasy.
January 17, 2007
We just held a Pan's Labyrinth screening here in Denver, as it opens publicly here this Friday, January 19th. Although the film already played in the city a few times at the Denver Film Fest, and has since opened in plenty of other cities or, dare I say, been available for download online, it still is getting big audiences for openings this late in the game. At the screening last night the entire theater was full only 15 minutes before it began; when I arrived an hour early, the line stretched around the block.
January 13, 2007
FirstShowing.net is proud to present a special advance screening of the incredible movie Pan's Labyrinth. The film has already opened in limited release, but will be opening for all the Colorado residents on January 19th. If you haven't seen this movie - now is your chance to finally get out and see one of the best films of 2006 (and now 2007) completely free!
The screening will be held in Denver, Colorado at 7:30PM on Tuesday, January 16th. Please make sure you are able to attend before entering. Read on to find out how to get a pass!
January 10, 2007
This week's poster giveaway in the Poster Madness Contest Series is for the incredible new film from Guillermo del Toro Pan's Labyrinth. I've worked hard to get you these rare posters, and I've finally got some to give out! We have 10 of these posters for all of you loyal readers. The film is out in theaters now and you should definitely go see it - it is one of the best of 2006! Read on if you want to win one of these posters!
Check out www.panslabyrinth.com!
Thanks again to best poster site out there - IMPAwards.com!
Read on for rules and how to enter to win.
September 28, 2006
It may be a little bit early to jump the gun, especially having not even seen the movie, but I am already supporting Pan's Labyrinth for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar! My basis for this lies largely in the amazing reviews so far that are both publicly seen online as well as privately discussed.
It was announced that the highly anticipated fantasy film by writer/director Guillermo del Toro was chosen to represent Mexico in this year's Academy Awards for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar. The film received standing ovations at both the Cannes and Toronto film festivals. Pan's Labyrinth will be released on December 29th of this year, right at the very cutoff for the Academy Awards.
September 11, 2006
Amidst much controversy that has occurred recently at film festivals (most recently The Fountain being booed at the Venice Film Festival), a newsworthy positive reaction has finally come out from the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) that is currently underway. Director/screenwriter Guillermo del Toro's upcoming film Pan's Labyrinth was shown at the TIFF Sunday afternoon and received a lengthy standing ovation including cheers after the screening ended. Fellow news site Cinematical is reporting from the TIFF and posted the exciting news last night.
Pan's Labyrinth is a Spanish-language film that has been receiving an incredible amount of positive feedback early of its release in theaters on December 29th of this year. The film is complete, including the DVD, as Guillermo mentioned he was working on the DVD a few weeks back in an interview at LatinoReview.com. Pan's Labyrinth is a very visually stunning movie about a young girl who moves to a rural area up North in Spain in post-war 1944. Ofelia, the girl, lives in an imaginary world of her own creation and must come to terms with the real world that surrounds her.
In addition to latest amazing trailer for Pan's Labyrinth that was released just a week back, JoBlo.com and LatinoReview.com have written glowing reviews for the film (9/10 and an "A" rating respectively). You can also find our Comic-Con panel coverage in our archives. This movie is receiving not only a lot of hype through its trailers and photos, but incredible reviews. This is a film that will break the bounds of the typical Hollywood "crap" that gets released all year long - a rare happening. I'm looking forward to its release in December and I hope many others out there are as well.