| May 4, 2008
PRETTY much everything in Guillermo del Toro's world is oversized.
The bearish filmmaker's video and comic book collection is so immense that he recently had to buy an extra home to accommodate it. Del Toro's passion for classic monster movies is of such...
| Jul 13, 2008
MAKEUP effects pro Mike Elizalde admits he had never heard of "Hellboy" when director Guillermo del Toro originally approached him about working on his 2004 movie based on the character. "I was not a comic book fan. I never have been," he says.
| Oct 25, 2009
Is there anything more provocative than a teenage girl's sexuality? Who has not looked at a 14-year-old girl and wondered: Does she know how much invitation is in that look? Or, from the teenage girl's point of view: I'm like a snake charmer to this guy....
| Oct 30, 2009
First, a confession: I am Victor Frankenstein. Not the Victor Frankenstein, of course, who was, after all, not a real person but a literary invention from the mind of Mary Shelley. As the godmother of Gothic horror, Shelley conjured a scientist who...
| Jun 14, 2009
To call something "notes" means it isn't finished.
A preparation for something else, or a work in progress.
It means I know this is less than perfect. It means the piecemeal composition is acknowledged, should be applauded.
"And to my horror (for I...
| Aug 30, 2009
Remember Robert Bly's bestselling 1990 book "Iron John: A Book About Men"? It was the manifesto for a movement -- a call for men to get back in touch with their primal selves. Go out in the woods, strip off your shirt, bang on a drum and howl at the moon....
| Oct 26, 2006
TIM BURTON knows the dark side. He's not evil, exactly, but his films often take grotesque elements and twist them into something more endearing than repulsive.
Take the Pumpkin King in "The Nightmare Before Christmas" who scares good boys and girls with...
| May 3, 2005
From the deck of his charter fishing boat Big Mack II, Mickey Daniels pierces minnows baited with cat food onto hooks and plunges them 400 feet into the dark water of Lake Tahoe. It's 7:47 a.m. on a day when mist slices distant mountaintops and gray...
| Aug 24, 2004
The mockumentary "Incident at Loch Ness," a film fest favorite that screened this month at the Egyptian Theatre in Los Angeles, swirls around the enigma of one overexposed serpent.
Tabloid hog Nessie also rates the longest entry, 9 1/2 pages, in George...