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2008-08-21 12:01:06

By Kerry McKittrick If you're going to talk about Hellboy, then by all means, talk about Ron Perlman. Talk about his gravelly voice, his excellent comic timing, and his ability to wear the costume of a seven foot devil like his own skin. Apparently, director Guillermo del Toro and Hellboy creator Mike Mignola revealed their first choices for Hellboy at exactly the same time, and it turned out to be exactly the same person. The wonderful thing about both Hellboy and its sequel is the...

2008-08-19 12:00:35

By Jonathan Romney Film 'Hellboy II' gives us what we want: great scraps, baroque monsters, bold colours and a dash of comic-book cool Hellboy II: The Golden Army Guillermo del Toro 119 mins, 12A A strange thing about comic-book films: the higher the stakes, the more lightweight the result. In The Dark Knight, it's only about the Joker stealing piles of money and being a pain in Gotham's municipal arse, resulting in a lumbering cogitation on good and evil - Dostoevsky in a rubber...

2008-08-19 12:00:35

By BEN WALTERS Arts Spotlight Discerning comic-book fans know all about Spider- Man, Batman and now Hellboy - but who are the next wave of superheroes leaping from small page to big screen? This has been a bumper year for silver-screen superheroics. From Iron Man to The Dark Knight, Hancock to Hulk, Hollywood has been pouring money into tales of comic-book derring-do, and audiences have been lapping them up (the Batman epic alone took over $400m in its first three weeks in the US)....

2008-08-15 12:00:40

By Noel McAdam Graphic novel fans will get a kick out of this inventive yarn, and for the rest of us, there's the thrill of it being set in Norn Iron. Rock on, says Noel McAdam Hellboy 2: The Golden Army (12A, 120 mins) Ron Perlman, Selma Blair, Doug Jones, Seth MacFarlane, Luke Goss Don't tell anyone, but there's a whole army buried deep up along Northern Ireland's north coast. This from years before the Brits got here. These strange, sleeping beings take up the whole last half...

2008-08-10 15:00:26

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Rentrak Theatrical, a business unit of Rentrak Corporation , today announced the weekend theatrical box office estimates for the weekend period of August 8 through August 10, 2008 according to the company's Box Office Essentials(TM) theatrical box office data collection and analytical service. The twelve estimated top producing motion pictures for the weekend, per data collected as of 9:30AM Pacific on Sunday, August 10, 2008 by Rentrak...

2008-08-10 00:00:17

By JOY LO DICO Parties Channel 4 chairman Luke Johnson looked pensive as he stood on the balcony of Somerset House. The venue was hosting Film4's Summer Screen season, and the opening, pre-film VIP bash - to be followed by the premiere screening of Hellboy II - threatened to be a washout as storm clouds loomed. The unsettled weather was echoed by the mood of the ever- immaculate Peter York, as the style guru barrelled in early, only to be baffled that he didn't seem to know anyone;...

2008-08-05 15:00:32

By WHITE, Tina REVIEW Beauty and the Beast. Regent on Broadway. August 1-16. Reviewed by Tina White. -------------------- Fairytale musical, fairytale theatre - Beauty and the Beast and the Regent on Broadway were well-matched at Friday night's opening. It's certainly a lavish show, with its Disney-inspired, Weta workshop-made costumes, special effects, 56 actors, 40-strong backstage crew and romantic orchestral music. The story has been around for centuries, but got a new airing when...

2008-08-03 15:00:15

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Rentrak Theatrical, a business unit of Rentrak Corporation , today announced the weekend theatrical box office estimates for the weekend period of August 1 through August 3, 2008 according to the company's Box Office Essentials(TM) theatrical box office data collection and analytical service. The twelve estimated top producing motion pictures for the weekend, per data collected as of 9:30AM Pacific on August 3, 2008 by Rentrak Theatrical...

2008-08-02 00:00:19

It is one of the best-known and most-loved works of fiction in the English language, which has charmed generations of adults and children alike. Alice in Wonderland, and its cast of weird and wonderful characters like the Mad Hatter, the Queen of Hearts and the White Rabbit, have captured the imaginations of millions since the Lewis Carroll classic was first published in 1865. Now Plymouth is set to be the backdrop for some of the scenes in a blockbusting new Disney version of the film, which...

2008-07-30 15:00:50

Mexican filmmaker Guillermo del Toro is producing and co-writing a remake of the classic 1973 TV horror movie, Don't Be Afraid of the Dark. Del Toro has directed the two Hellboy films, as well as Pan's Labyrinth. The Hollywood Reporter said Dark is to mark the feature directorial debut of comic-book artist and writer Troy Nixey. The film will be about a girl sent to live with her father and his new girlfriend, who makes the harrowing discovery that there are menacing creatures living...


Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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