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In BAFTA Acceptance Speech, Guillermo del Toro Thanks Mary Shelley for Showing Us How to Talk About Monsters

In his BAFTA acceptance speech, director Guillermo del Toro thanked Mary Shelley for her influence on his work and his life. "She gave voice to the voiceless, and presence to the invisible," he said, "and showed me that sometimes to talk about monsters, we need to fabricate monsters of our own.

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Things We Saw Today: Joaquin Phoenix in Talks to Play the Joker in Standalone Film

We may have a new Clown Prince of Crime.

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The 90th Annual Oscar Nominations Are Out, and the More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same

The nominations for the 90th Annual Academy Awards were announced this morning in Los Angeles, and there are some pretty great things to celebrate! There are also some things that remain disappointingly the same. You can check out the full broadcast courtesy of ABC in the video after the jump!

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Things We Saw Today: Guillermo del Toro Made Sure the Fishman Had a Sexy Butt

The Shape of Water was one of my favorite films this year. I find that all of del Toro's movies have a fun sense of style and character. You can tell he carefully crafts his creatures to look realistic and not just like any other generic monster design. Well, apparently that attention to detail also includes...butts.

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Things We Saw Today: Tor.com Asks Us to Reconsider Voldemort’s Parents

Harry Potter think-piece time! Tor.com author Mairead McNulty published an article asking for us Potter-heads to reconsider the parents of Voldemort: Tom Riddle Sr. and Merope Gaunt.

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The Shape of Water & A Silent Voice: A Different Way of Exploring Romance & Disability

The depiction of people who are not able-bodied within the realm of romance has always been a complex one. In "Lady Chatterley's Lover" by D.H. Lawrence, the heroine has an affair with the male gardener because her husband is paralyzed from the waist down from World War I. Bronte novel "Jane Eyre" Mr. Rochester and Jane Eyre get together after Rochester has been blinded and has one arm amputated—in effect punishing him for his previous behavior and a means of "humbling" him.

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Guillermo del Toro Calls The Shape of Water His Most Personal and Favorite Movie

“I’ll tell you, it doesn’t get more personal than Shape of Water for me. I am the proudest of it."

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Things We Saw Today: Lin-Manuel Miranda Gathers Jennifer Lopez, Rita Moreno, Gina Rodriguez and Others In a Song for Puerto Rico

Today's biggest news has basically been hot garbage. Thankfully (and pretty much as usual), Lin-Manuel Miranda is here to provide us with a little bit of hope through music.

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The Shape of Water Is Really Going All-In On the Fish Monster Sex Scene

Doug Jones, who plays the fish-man monster in The Shape of Water, talked about how to make a monster character "sexy and beautiful" enough to create a believable sex scene.

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Things We Saw Today: Neil Gaiman Gifts Us With Good Omens Series Pictures and a Lot of Terry Pratchett Emotions

Author Neil Gaiman shared pictures from the upcoming Good Omens BBC/Amazon miniseries and also paid homage to his co-author, the late, great word wizard Terry Pratchett.

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Doug Jones’ Fish Man Makes Quite an Impression on Sally Hawkin’s Character in The Shape of Water Clip

While we won't be able to watch The Shape of Water until December 8th, The Playlist has shared a clip from the movie that includes many of the main players—what looks like the first encounter between Hawkins and Jones' characters.

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Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water Is Shaping Up to Be a Hit

Reviews are starting to pour in for Guillermo del Toro's new film, The Shape of Water, and the water's looking mighty fine for this fantastic Creature From the Black Lagoon-esque love story.

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The Shape of Water Trailer Takes Us Into Guillermo del Toro’s Cold War Fairy Tale

The trailer for Guillermo del Toro's much-anticipated film The Shape of Water debuted in theaters over the weekend, but now it's finally online for all to see.

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Things We Saw Today: Tell Me What You Want What You Really, Really Want Is a Spice Girls Reunion

Yeah, it's official: the Spice Girls are reuniting. Well, three of them are, at least.

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Guillermo Del Toro Talks About Handing off Pacific Rim 2 and Working as a Producer

In an interview with Collider, del Toro discusses stepping down as director for the much-anticipated sequel and working instead as a producer on the film.

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Doug Jones Talks His “Fish Man” Character in Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water

Actor Doug Jones gave fans an idea of what to expect from the director's newest feature in a Collider interview where he revealed he'll be playing "a fish man."

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Things We Saw Today: New Ant-Man Figure Looks Just Like…Ben Affleck?

We know it's sometimes difficult for people to keep things like celebrities, comics publishers, and superheroes straight, so maybe this new Ant-Man figure is sort-of understandable? Hot Toys is generally known for the amazing likenesses of their figures. However, as HitFix points out, their new Ant-Man figure looks more like...Ben Affleck's Batman.

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