There's A Trailer For "The Shape Of Water" And It Looks Wonderfully Bizarre
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There's A Trailer For "The Shape Of Water" And It Looks Wonderfully Bizarre

Guillermo del Toro is at it again.

The trailer for the upcoming movie The Shape of Water has finally been released, and it looks... interesting, to say the very least.

The Shape of Water is a fantasy romance film, which is about a mute woman who has a cleaning job at a lab. There, she encounters the intelligent aquatic, humanoid creature kept hidden at the lab. Over time, she falls in love with the creature and wishes to free it.

The film looks refreshingly original in a time where it seems like the same plot tropes are used over and over again in every movie. At the same time, it also looks incredibly bizarre, but maybe that's just what we need to see this fall. After all, how many trans-species romance movies have you see in theaters recently?

The movie is directed by Guillermo del Toro, who's best known for directing Pan's Labyrinth, an equally bizarre Spanish fantasy film. It stars Sally Hawkins, Octavia Spencer, and Doug Jones. If you haven't seen Pan's Labyrinth, you should definitely what it before this one, so that you can have an idea of the sort of enchanting dark fantasy elements you might see.

The movie will come out on December 8. In the meantime, check out the trailer below!

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Tinder: The Superhero Movie

Two things we're tired of.

Video production company and YouYube channel Rooster Teeth has created an abomination. They've taken two cultural phenomenons, Tinder and superhero movies (both things that need to be burned with fire) and combined them into one terrible movie trailer.

This sounds like it's all in good fun, but the last parody trailer Rooster Teeth made was for Angry Birds, and we all know how that turned out.

I heard Rotten Tomatoes has already given it a 92 percent.

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This New Netflix Movie Is Getting Real About Eating Disorders

Let's end the glamorizing.

Netflix's latest movie, To The Bone, has a star studded cast which includes Lily Collins, Keanu Reeves, and Liana Liberato, but the cast isn't the best part of this movie, it's the premise.

The movie revolves around a young woman battling with anorexia -- one of many eating disorders that affects over 30 million Americans a year -- and her relationships with the people around her: the awkwardness between her and her stepmother, the distance between her and her sister, her rebelliousness towards her doctor, and her camaraderie with other young adults struggling with the same issues.

From what we can see of the film from its trailer, it seems to be rooted in reality. There's no glamorizing of the ED, which happens often in the media -- just look at Cassie from Skins, Blair from Gossip Girl, or a variety of characters from Degrassi. For once a film will be showing the harsh realities of an ED -- It isn't about looking like a model or forcing yourself to fit into last summer's skinny jeans, an eating disorder can take over your entire life and potentially end it.

Lily Collin's character isn't portrayed as a gorgeous waif who looks good in anything, instead her eyes are sunken, her bones jut out in uncomfortable angles, and she lacks the energy food would give her. A realistic portrayal of what would actually happen to someone with a severe eating disorder.

The trailer shows the very real progression of certain ED's -- yes, there are varieties -- with the main character obsessively counting her calories, something a lot of people can identify with (including myself). Her meals get smaller and smaller, shifting from an unfinished plate of veggies and potatoes, to nothing but a protein bar and eventually just water. As the trailer montages its way through these dishes there's a constant narration, "I've got it under control", but when the character faints you can tell that she does not.

We can assume things get better for her character as the trailer shows her progression from a cynical woman with a death wish to someone with a bit more hope, but we won't know for sure until we watch it ourselves. The film had its premiere back in January at the Sundance Film Festival, but it'll be widely available for the general public on July 14 on Netflix.

Will you be watching it?

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Jackie Chan Is Back With "The Foreigner"

My man is old, but hasn't lost a touch.

Jackie Chan. A man who no one on the face of this damn earth hates even a little bit. He is an angel, and one of the few American sweethearts not born in this country (get to the choppa!).

Personally, I loved all of the Rush Hour movies and thought they were masterpieces. Way ahead of their time. (P.S. Last time I saw anything of Chris Tucker was while rewatching Kanye's finest moment.)

My childhood was also improved greatly with the cartoon show Jackie Chan Adventures. Again, Jackie Chan makes my life better.

I thought the most recent Karate Kid movie would be trash. I was really stern on this, thinking no one could replace Mr. Miyagi. The Jaden Smith addition had me shook, not gonna lie, but Jackie Chan restored my hope.

Aside from the Karate Kid, Jackie Chan has mostly done action comedies of some sort, at least from my memory. But this new trailer... WHOA.

There are some action stars who can't adapt well to the new ages of movie action, but this human treasure of a man did it. And boy, did he do it so well. From action comedy to action thriller, this trailer got me so hype.

I love so very much that the storyline to get him to spring into action is not forced at all. The transition over time from secret agent to caring father works seamlessly. If you weren't already on Jackie Chan's side, the role of a father, whose daughter just died at the hands of a tragedy, who is looking for justice... come on, bruhhh, I need to see this happy ending.

Some people are calling this the Asian John Wick, and need I say "take my money" again? The comparison comes from the similar revenge and justice plot, but the action looks impeccable, and certainly can live up to the critically-loved John Wick movies.

Despite the fact that the director's work includes The Legend of Zorro and the last Green Lantern movie, we have no reason to be worried. It actually comes out in October later this year, and will be here in no time.

Although years have passed and Jackie Chan has gotten older, one fact has remained the same: criminals and Jackie Chan in a room with furniture are a bad combo.

Yu Mo Gui Gwai Fai Di Zao, my friends.

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They're Making A Movie About The Making Of The Worst Film Ever

Oh, hi Mark.

If you've never seen The Room, written and directed by Tommy Wiseau, then first of all, you need to get on that. It is a beautiful disaster of a movie that you absolutely need to see at least once about a man named Tommy and his relationships with the people around him.

It's so bad that it hurts, but in the best way possible. Imagine every actor reading the script for the first time, a script that doesn't even make sense in terms of both plot and unintelligibility.

Now, imagine Seth Rogen and James Franco watching that movie, looking at one another and going, "We are making a movie about this movie." Boom, The Disaster Artist is born, a movie about the making of The Room. Purportedly, Wiseau could not remember his lines during filming, which you can see quite clearly in the teaser trailer that dropped yesterday:

I am not a fan of Franco by any stretch of the imagination, but wow, he really is looking the part here. For reference, this is what Wiseau looked like in his film:

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Here's one of my favorite interactions in the movie:

Johnny: I cannot tell you, it's confidential.

Mark: Aw, c'mon, why not?

Johnny: No, I can't! Anyway, how's your sex life?

This isn't even the tip of the iceberg with the movie's plethora of quotable dialogue. Honestly, just watch it in anticipation of The Disaster Artist. You'll be disappointed, but not totally disappointed.

I don't really know if I'll see The Disaster Artist personally, but I did laugh at the teaser trailer, and I'm certainly digging the concept.

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Is The New Guillermo del Toro Movie Actually A Prequel To "Hellboy"?

Guillermo Del Toro is finally back.

Fans of Guillermo del Toro, rejoice! The amazing director is back from his brief hiatus (if four years is brief) with a film his fans are sure to love.

The upcoming movie, The Shape of Water, had the internet buzzing the second the trailer was released and it's easy to see why.

As a fan of Del Toro's work, I quickly noticed that his distinctive style shines through, and The Shape of Water seems to be inspired by one of his other films, Pan's Labyrinth, which has the perfect blend of fantasy and horror. I'm going to assume this film will be the same considering its R rating.

It's about a mute woman working as a janitor during the 1960s. The lab she cleans is home to an amphibious man that she eventually befriends and attempts to release from captivity. An interesting premise, no?

While watching the trailer, I couldn't help but notice that one of the characters looked eerily familiar. Specifically, the unnamed creature. He bears some fairly obvious resemblances to one of del Toro's other characters: Abe from the Hellboy series. Not only are they both amphibious, but they happen to be played by the same actor, Doug Jones. There's also a scene where the character eats a hardboiled egg, which everyone knows Abe has a fondness for.

A coincidence? I think not!

Are we finally getting the Hellboy prequel-slash-spinoff we never asked for but still desperately needed?

With little else to work off of besides this trailer, we'll have to be patient, but I for one wouldn't be surprised if this movie ties into some of del Toro's other films.

It'll be out on December 18.