When is a novel not a novel? When it’s a tv show! Wait, what? Ollie and Phil talk “Trollhunters” and the adaptation “Trollhunters!” But, which is which and what is the other one?
Things get emotional up in here as we talk Jorge Gutierrez’s “The Book of Life” from 2014. Del Toro helped Gutierrez get this homage to Mexican culture off the ground and Ollie and I are sure glad he did. We get to talk about culture, death, family and cry cry cry. It’s good for the soul!
Let’s talk Mon-stars and Rob’ts! The metal fists are flying and the monsters are a’dyin’ in del Toro’s tribute to Japanese rubber costumes and anime mech-fests, but also there’s an emotional core? And trauma metaphors? And PTSD gets acknowledged? Ollie and I sift through a movie that’s far more complicated than the surface would suggest.
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.
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 briefly about the “The Shape of Water” rating, the news of Hellboy’s return to cinemas and finally making it to the exhibit at the MIA.
Ollie and I talk “Blade 2!” Fetus banks? Are there fetus banks?