Sunday, May 31, 2009

After Midnight



Neon filled store fronts.
Windows fogged and smudged with hand prints
lingering ,like blood stains from a brutal crime scene.
Excitement and anticipation so thick,
you could cut it with a rusted machete.
They came from near and far.
Wanting to get in.
Lurching ever so slowly to get inside.
...for inside, there is something.

...something that they crave,desire,and yearn for...

a scene from a horrible,cheesy student zombie flick?

a Meet and Greet with The New Kids On The Block?


Waaaaay Cooler!!!
It is the much anticipated World Premiere Midnight Launch
for the first installment of Guillermo del Toro's Vampire novel

About 200 fans showed up to press the flesh with the one and only Guillermo del Toro.

Fresh off a plane from New Zealand (where he is in preproduction for the Hobbit) del Toro eagerly greeted the crowd.

Prior to the midnight launch Guillermo talked to the press ,

some of them who traveled as far as Mexico to cover the event.

Before he sat down to begin his nearly 4 hour signing, he told the crowd that he had adopted a new cause

..."No Geek Gets Left Behind".

He said that he would stay as long as fans were there and would sign and sketch in every ones books.(What a guy!)

So the line snaked throughout the store,fans bringing all sorts of memorabilia to get signed.

Guillermo being the genuine gentleman that he is,he spent time with every fan...and i mean EVERY fan. He would take the time and try and find something in common with everyone.

Being the well read man that he is (add to that being one of the biggest "Geek"), Guillermo can ALWAYS find some commonality.

One of the oddest things about the evening was never knows what kind of fans Guillermo has.

His fan base is so diverse.There are the kids who love him for the Hellboy movies(that's me)

there are the people that respect him for being the brilliant director that he is(that's me)

there are the folks out there that love him for his wit and the way he can spin a tale(heck that's me too) and then there are the celebrity fans(so, not me) who are in awe of his talent.

The celebrities that showed up that morning were ones that you would never expect.

How about Disney's Zac and Cody(Dylan and Cole Sprouse)..Huh?

oh yeah...actually two of the nicest kids. And how about Tyrese Gibson of Transformers fame.

R & B singer, heartthrob, Actor...del Toro fan? Yup!!! Classy,cool guy.

All in all ,what a great event...and this is just the first stop on his book tour!

Special thanks goes to

DeeDee and Shawn of Harper-Collins,

Gaston and Staff of Meltdown Comics,

Gary,Jeremy,and Tyler of Exile Entertainment,

Last but not least....My Compa,


one of the best, most generous ,genuine people
I've had the pleasure of ever knowing!

Thank you,

Gracias por todo!!!

Saturday, May 30, 2009

This Ain't Your Daddy's "Land Of The Lost"

I'm gonna throw it out there and say that I was a fan of 1974"Land Of The Lost " TV series...Yes my friends ..I AM that old! Caught this bad boy when it was first run! BooYah!!!(maybe I shouldn't brag)

..."Continue with your story Grandpa Gary"...

It was a fun show about scientist/explorer,Rick Marshall and his two kids and their doomed raft trip down a dimensional portal to a "Land Of The Lost".

Had the opportunity to attend the premiere of Will Ferrell's new comedy and re imagining of"Land Of The Lost".

This time around scientist Rick Marshall(Will Ferrell) ,fellow scientist/love interest,Holly(Anna Friel, ewww,in the series Holly was his daughter,unless your into that..still...ewww,you perv )and tour guide,Will(Danny McBride) take that doomed expedition.

No spoilers here folks.It's an okay film...I've seen Ferrell in better/funnier films...this one was again,okay.If I could sum it up as a pitch then it's "Jurassic Park" meets" Step Brothers"...Tons of dinosaurs,old series mythology,mixed in with potty humor(two words DINO.URINE.)..overall that's not necessarily a bad thing.(the re imaging...not the urine ,silly).

Friday, May 29, 2009

Drag Me To Hell

Raimi IS back!!!

...and boy am I glad he is.I had the chance a couple of weeks ago to attend the premiere of the movie.When I first saw the trailer I was hooked! This film made me forget the debacle that was Spidey 3.I know,I had it's moments.but "Emo Peter Parker"...REALLY?

You would think that a movie that cost almost 500 mil to produce and market would have been a little better.Enough Spidey back to Hell.The story was fun, kinda "Hitchcockian"(is that a word,it is now)it's ending was predictable,but the journey there was a fun ride.what I noticed the most was the actually moviegoing experience .The film was an exercise in sound design .Chris M. Jacobson did a great job with the made me feel like I was there.Sound design? Really Gary?...Yeah,really!

If you love Raimi's Evil Dead're gonna love "Drag Me To Hell".Alison Lohman is the female Bruce Campbell!(and that's a good thing) The effects are at times "cartoony" but totally "Old School Raimi."I won't "spoil" anything for you...Hell(pun intended) ,the title says it all.There are tons of" jump out of your seat" moments.Which made the viewing even more fun.Hopefully,this rejuvenates Raimi to put the fun back in Spiderman.I for one am hoping for a "Drag Me To Hell" Trilogy.When the movie ended i felt beat up(again,totally in a good way)To sum it up."Drag Me To Hell" is...Creepy.Gory.Bloody.and uncomfortably Funny.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

The Strain Reviews

For those of you who are not aware,Guillermo del Toro has written a vampire horror novel called The Strain
It is the first of three novel co-written with Chuck Hogan .
The novel is set to be released June 2, 2009, beginning with a Midnight World Premiere Launch at Meltdown Comics in Hollywood. and book tour set to follow across the country. Here we are a little over a couple weeks away from the official release of the novel and the reviews are coming is an online review
check it out !

Thursday, May 21, 2009


Welcome one and all!!!
The purpose of this blog is to create an environment for all fans and friends to come together and discuss all things Guillermo del Toro and more.
Whether it be news,movie reviews,questions,rumor,...whatever.
It is my desire to bring you the latest in news related but not exclusive to
del Toro and Pop Culture .Furthermore,this would be the forum to confirm or dispel rumors of current or future projects (heck, we may start a few).
Question?...Do you have any?
Do I have the answers?
And if I don't... I'll find them(or fabricate something good)
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