Best Actress nom for Sally Hawkins?
Best Actress nom for Sally Hawkins?
"Amelie and Creature from the Black Lagoon."
I loved it
Did you see it R3?
It looks corny.
Octavia Spencer is also getting talk for a supporting nomination.
If del Toro wins Best Director -- then a Mexican will have won that award for the fourth time in five years. Not bad, three amigos
I think it looks interesting. At least it's not a remake or a comic book movie.
What's not to like? Featuring character actor, Richard Jenkins, in another gay role...
She's mute in it? That has been done to death. (Marlee, Holly Hunter, Jane Wyman, Miss Patty Duke)
Enough. Learn your lines.
It just won the Golden Lion. Surefire Oscar contender now.
I saw it. It's great and NOT Amelie twee at all. There are stunning moments of gothic brutality. A bit easier to take than Pan's Labyrinth ... but still a beautiful hybrid of a movie.
Hawkins and Spencer are fucking superb.
R13 I so hope Hawkins get the Oscar for this. She's such an antidote to the Lawrences of this world.
Everybody's so uniformly excellent in this: Hawking, Jenkins, Spencer, Stuhlbarg. Michael Shannon plays such an odious character that it's easy to overlook how good he is, too.
Hawkins^^, not Hawking.
Why are women so often paired with animal love interests in movies?
Looking forward to it. I thought Hellboy was underrated.
Guillermo Del Toro loves children death, incest, now bestiality.
THE SPIRAL STARICASE meets CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON.
Patty Duke said "Wa-wa".
Big loser at Spirit Award nominations. What happened? I still remember the near-deafening hype when this opened at film festivals.
Give her a Golden Globe first so she can give another batshit-crazy speech and blow her Oscar chances again.
Michael Shannon plays an odious character? Groundbreaking. I still haven’t recovered from his terrifying Off-Broadway performance as the Narrator In Our Town. It was like he used Jeffrey Dahmer for inspiration in this classic piece of Americana. Talk about a choice!
Video review by Alonso Duralde, Ben Mankiewicz and Christy Lemire. Stunning, emotional, multi-quadrant movie. Has every shade of green you can think of.
I had no idea Stuhlbarg was in this movie as well.
Can this director ever fail or lay an egg?
R27 Crimson Peak wasn't that good and The Strain was pretty awful.
I wasnt crazy about his remake of Dont Be Afraid Of The Dark.
I'm one of the (I assume) very few who did not like Pan's Labyrinth. I didn't think the brutality was "earned" and I didn't think he got into the mind of a child, as many said he did. I'm interested in the new one in part because I think Hawkins is great.
I saw this tonight and was absolutely blown away. It’s honestly one of the best moviegoing experiences I’ve had in years. I could easily see it being nominated for 10 Oscars: Picture, Director, Actress, Supporting Actress, Supporting Actor (Jenkins), Screenplay, Editing, Cinematography, Makeup, and Score. This is one people will be watching for years to come.
Does she have to have sex with the monster because she is a kind of monster because she is skinny, plain and mute?
I didn't like Pan's Labyrinth and all I can remember is that I didn't like it and there was something gross about it and it was not aesthetically pleasing.
R28 Crimson Peak was just dreadful, I agree.
I liked Pan's Labyrinth at the time, but I don't think it's held up that well. I saw the Devil's Backbone a couple of years ago and liked it enough. I can't put my finger on why, but The Shape of Water looks different from the other films of his that I've seen. I'm intrigued by it.
People have begun referring to Octavia as "The Black M." Which is horribly, horribly, HORRIBLY insulting to Octavia's talent.
Sounds interesting just need to know one thing: is it gory? I love suspense but I hate brutality and gore.
I heard the creature eats cats. I assume this is supposed to be quirky and cute, so I’ll miss this one.
Not quite, r37. Actually, the creature is a huge fan of “Cats” the musical. Which is admittedly rather disgusting in its own way.
Cannot wait to see it I am a sucker for romance combined with fantasy.
"The creature eats cats?" How original.
It looks fascinating.
OH GOD, I HADNT BEEN SO EXCITED TO SEE A MOVIE FOR AGES- SO excited from the trailer, to see this. Even though I agree with R30 and R33 COMPLETELY about PAN but.....
THIS MOVIE IS FOR CHILDREN- WHAT A PIECE OF SHIT! I'M SO SICK OF SURFACE AND NO SUBSTANCE. WHAT THE FUCK? HOW OLD ARE THESE CREATIVES? 10? CANT THEY CRAFT SOMETHING WITH DEPTH AND SOME DEGREE OF CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT? AND CANT I STOP USING CAPS?? NO, I CANT. I AM SO PISSED AT HOLLYWOOD RIGHT NOW FOR GLIDING ON THE SURFACE WHEN THERE COULD HAVE BEEN REAL DIALOGUE ABOUT THESE 2 WORLDS MEETING.
CRAP-CRAP-CRAP- LONG LONG BORING AMATEURISH SLOP. NO WONDER IT DIDNT WIN SCREENPLAY FROM LA CRITICS. WHO'S WATCHING OVER THESE EXPENSIVE PIECES OF DRIVEL??? WHAT A WASTE OF A GREAT IDEA AND AS R33 SAID, NOT AESTHETICALLY PLEASING .
THE LAST TIME I HAD SO MUCH FUN WAS WATCHING HAMILTON ON STAGE FEELING EVERY BIT AS DUPED TO BE THERE AS I WAS HERE. DONT GO! I WARN YOU. WAIT FOR NETFLIX AND FAST FORWARD TO THE DANCE SEQUENCE
R42 is wrong about Hamilton and wrong about The Shape of Water, which is a beautiful, exhilarating film.
That is what I expected it to be, R42. Good comments. I saw another ad for it today and I thought: I am not going to that.
The Square is kind of fun. Have you seen it?
R42 Well, that's disappointing to hear. However, Kyle Smith is trash and your opinion is kinda invalidated by linking to that ridiculous website on a homosexual message board.
Sorry R45-I'm not homosexual and just happened to find that review while looking up others who didnt like it either. I dont know that website yet feel NO ONE is invalidated for their opinions. NO ONE.
NOT EVEN HOMOSEXUALS
And thank you R44 for that. Looks good!
Lol love an all caps review from the National Review!
With some tweaks this could have been the creature from the black lagoon installment of the dark universe. But no, they seem to be determined to make the dark universe pictures soulless, extremely loud and cgi laden shitfests.
R46, you don’t know what the National Review is?
Close your mouth, dear—you’ll attract flies.
does she fuck the beast? could be a bigger scandale than armie plowing timmy
Does the monsters pussy stink?
I didnt check the website nor the reviewer.
I just listened to his words.
if you need externals to judge someone/thing as valid or not, good luck with that.
But I'm from a mindset that doesnt believe in labels of good or bad-nor give much credence to such things
You get more from people that way and have more to offer a discussion than your unrelated comments.