Hellboy II: The Golden Army

Dan Movie Reviews

When Hellboy came out a few years ago, I was an immediate fan of it.  Sure it wasn’t a perfect film, and the second half slogged down a bit, but I found the snarky “Oh crap” mentality of Hellboy and his fellow BPRD (Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense) team members to be refreshing, since it never seemed to take itself too seriously.  Now, of course, director Guillermo Del Toro is a highly acclaimed director, even having the coveted “visionary” …

Pan's Labyrinth

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Tonight I went to a PGA screening of the new film by Guillermo del Toro, Pan’s Labyrinth. The film is Spain’s official submission for the Best Foreign Language Oscar, and is a fairy tale set in 1944 Franco-occupied Spain. Ofelia (Ivana Baquero) is a young girl who moves with her mother to live with her step-father, Captain Vidal (Sergi Lopez), in the northern region of Spain. Her mother is pregnant with Vidal’s child, and Ofelia doesn’t want to live with …

Hellboy

Dan Movie Reviews

I worked my way through rush hour traffic to get to Hollywood and Highland, where Rafael and I were seeing Hellboy. I have not read the graphic novel. I have no background on the character or story. I only know what I saw from the trailer before seeing the film. As such, I can’t compare, but I can say that while it’s far from perfect, Hellboy was a fun movie to watch. Ron Perlman, as Hellboy, is entertaining, and has …