Mama Reviews, Interviews & More

DVD and Blu-ray Picks for May 7 - 13

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One of the year’s most talked about films is already hitting Blu-ray, but that’s partly because of the way it was made. Upstream Color and Jack Reacher are the highlights of the week, with a ton of new catalog titles hitting as well. Saddle up for some expenses, fellow collectors.

Box Office Predictions: 'Hansel and Gretel' is Finally Released

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Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters
Though January is almost over, the three films coming out tomorrow are the perfect example of what a January weekend is normally like. There's the delayed project, the studio toss-off, and the B-movie action picture. And only one screened for critics. That's January. That's Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, Movie 43 and...

Box Office Roundup: 'Mama' Knocked it Out

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Mama – Megan Charpentier
It's easy to note that Jessica Chastain stars in the top two grossing films of this weekend (Mama and Zero Dark Thirty), but it's not like audiences were like "Man, that Jessica Chastain was great in that Osama Bin Laden movie, maybe we should see her in some horror film." In fact, most audiences probably don't even know who she is yet....

Mama: Movie Review

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Mama – Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Jessica Chastain, Megan Charpentier, Isabelle Nélisse
Most January movies are less exciting than a new episode of Two and a Half Men. It's usually the month reserved for the cream of the crap. But Guillermo Del Toro's Mama, which hits theaters tomorrow, defies the first month movie stereotypes. For one, it doesn't suck. It's a well-crafted horror film, mainly thanks to Jessica Chastain, who is brilliant and unique in everything...

Box Office Predictions: Arnold's Return Fights Corruption and Monsters

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January has become this weirdly interesting time in cinema, and grown even more competitive. This weekend there's three wide releases and an Oscar expansion, and all three wide releases look like they could be something. You have Arnold Schwarzenegger's first staring role in nearly a decade, a Mark Wahlberg/Russell Crowe thriller and a Guillermo del Toro-produced horror movie starring two-time...

Interview: Guillermo del Toro, Andres and Barbara Muschietti on 'Mama'

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Mama – Guillermo Del Toro and Andres Muschietti
Guillermo del Toro is a workaholic. If he's not directing a movie, he's serving as executive producer. And if he's not doing that then he's off writing a script for a super expensive sequel. The man is a machine, and yet he still finds time to discover new talent. Case in point: siblings Andres and Barbara Muschietti, who adapted Mama from a short...

News Roundup: Guillermo Del Toro Introduces Short Film That Inspired...

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Before Guillermo Del Toro's Pacific Rim hits theaters next summer, he'll unleash Mama, a horror film by first-time feature director Andres Muschietti. The film is actually based on a short Muschietti wrote and directed, which impressed Del Toro so much that he decided to take the young filmmaker under his wing. Below you can watch Del Toro introduce the short...

Del Toro Mentors the Director of Mama: Watch the Film

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Whenever you hear that Guillermo del Toro is involved in some kind of creepy horror film, get excited. Rumors are circulating that del Toro is talking with Universal about producing and mentoring Andres Muschietti, a new director who has been getting attention for his amazing short film Mama. The film made it's way through European Film festivals last...