Poitras documentary wins top prize at Venice Film Festival
“All the Beauty and the Bloodshed,” Laura Poitras’s epic documentary about photographer Nan Goldin and her activism against the Sackler family and their art connections has been awarded the Golden Lion for best film at the 79th Venice International Film Festival.
New this week: John Legend, 'Serpent Queen' and 'Pinocchio'
This week’s new entertainment releases include fresh music from John Legend and Kane Brown, Samantha Morton stars as the 16th-century queen Catherine de Medici in an edgy Starz series and a race between two upcoming “Pinocchio” films begins with Robert Zemeckis’ adaptation.
Aronofsky, Iñarritu films set for Venice Film Festival
Darren Aronofsky’s “The Whale,” the Marilyn Monroe drama “Blonde,” Alejandro González Iñárritu’s “Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths” and Guadagnino’s “Bones and All,” with Timothée Chalamet, will all have their world premieres in competition at the Venice International Film Festival this fall.
Blanchett, del Toro on the femme fatale of 'Nightmare Alley'
With a touch of Barbara Stanwyck, a sumptuous Art Deco office and a deadly shade of crimson lipstick, Cate Blanchett plays a femme fatale in Guillermo del Toro’s “Nightmare Alley” with cunning embrace and subversion of the film noir archetype.
Netflix launches 'Pacific Rim: The Black' anime series
Del Toro has gone on the record to reveal that there are no current plans for a "Pacific Rim 3," but fear not as Netflix is picking up the franchise torch with this month's ambitious "Pacific Rim" anime series. Related: The 'Pacific Rim Uprising' robots could use a lesson from real scienceThe global streaming service just launched " Pacific Rim: The Black " on Thursday (March 4) and we have the debut trailer and official poster here for you to enjoy. Image 1 of 2 Netflix is bringing back the giant mechs with "Pacific Rim: The Black" available now. (Image credit: Netflix) Image 2 of 2 Netflix is bringing back the giant mechs with "Pacific Rim: The Black" available now. "Pacific Rim: The Black" season 1 contains seven episodes, all of which are streaming now on Netflix.space.com
Tarantino has deal for 2 books on films, including 1 his own
The Oscar-winning director has a two-book deal with Harper, beginning with a novelization of “Once Upon a Time ... In Hollywood” was released in 2019 and stars Leonardo DiCaprio as an actor and Brad Pitt as his stunt double. “In the ‘70s movie novelizations were the first adult books I grew up reading," Tarantino said in a statement Tuesday. “I see myself writing film books and starting to write theater, so I’ll still be creative. I just think I’ve given all I have to give to movies.”_____AP Film Writer Jake Coyle contributed to this report.
'Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark' brings spooky spin to horror
"Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark" is a sort of welcome throwback, a horror movie cleverly designed to be more spooky than truly grisly(CNN) - "Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark" is a sort of welcome throwback, a horror movie cleverly designed to be more spooky than truly grisly. At an advance screening in Los Angeles, del Toro described "Scary Stories" as "a gateway movie," intended to serve as an introduction to the world of horror. Del Toro and his collaborators clearly do, and have intriguingly set this story in 1968, with the tension unfolding against a backdrop of Richard Nixon's election and the Vietnam War. Until then, chalk "Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark" up as an interesting experiment, one whose success, ultimately, will likely depend on its epilogue. "Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark" premieres Aug. 9 in the US.
Guillermo del Toro Compares His 'Pinocchio' to Frankenstein: 'No Pinocchio Will Be
Guillermo del Toro's longtime passion project, his adaptation of Pinocchio, is finally coming to fruition, but don't expect it to be anything like what you saw in Disney's most famous fable. Del Toro's Pinocchio will mine the original source material, Carlo Collodi's 1883 novel The Adventures of Pinocchio, and be set in Italy during the rise of Fascism. But I think it's essential to Pinocchio, like Frankenstein, to understand what the world is about," del Toro said. Del Toro has made a career specializing in stories of misunderstood monsters -- most recently with the Best Picture-winning The Shape of Water -- so this is a natural fit. Pinocchio is still a ways off, however, as del Toro will next direct Nightmare Alley with Bradley Cooper and Cate Blanchett.
Guillermo Del Toro Breaks Down His Friendship With Lana Del Rey (Exclusive)
Guillermo del Toro has a wide circle of friends whom he values and loves dearly. Del Rey sings a cover of "Season of the Witch" for the horror film produced by del Toro. She has a very unique quality to evoke images with her songs and her voice and her music," del Toro told ET's Ash Crossan at the film's Los Angeles press junket on Wednesday. As far as how they chose which story to tell, del Toro and vredal told ET how they narrowed it down. del Toro explained.
Filmmaker Guillermo del Toro gets star on Hollywood Walk of Fame
Guillermo del Toro at his Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony on Aug. 6, 2019, in Hollywood, California. (CNN) - Guillermo del Toro was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Tuesday. Del Toro began his speech by telling his audience there are two things they should know about himthat he's weird, and he's an immigrant. Del Toro has vocally supported immigrants onscreen and off. At a press conference at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2017, del Toro said anti-immigrant sentiment has been brewing for years.