Ollie and I are back to talk “Don’t Be Afraid Of The Dark!” It’s del Toro’s ideas and Troy Nixey’s flair slathered all over a 1970’s made-for-tv movie. Does it work? Let’s find out!
In which I BORE Ollie to TEARS with useless info, *but* we have a delightful time discussing “Hellboy II” and all of our BIG BIG FEELINGS.
This is it. The big one. Ollie and I tackle “Pan’s Labyrinth” a movie that makes you cringe and cry in equal measure. There’s so much to say about fascism, violence, fairy tales, chalk, innocence, war, nature . . . it’s a big discussion. Join us.
In which Phil and Ollie wend their way through the surprisingly complicated plot of “Hellboy”; Phil promises to not talk a lot about the comic and then repeatedly breaks that promise; and we manage to justify the existence of Agent John . . . Meyers? Is that his name?
Ollie and I talk “Blade 2!” Fetus banks? Are there fetus banks?
We’ve got spoops! And also the Spanish Civil War. Or, as they call it in Spain: the Civil War. Funny how that works.
We’ve got bugs! It’s Guillermo del Toro’s big Hollywood breakout! Did it propel him to stardom? Maybe not? But, that’s okay!