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Guillermo del Toro gets spooky with ‘At Home With Monsters’ exhibit at Mia

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Guillermo del Toro’s, “At Home With Monsters” exhibit at the Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia) was more than a traditional art exhibit with only one theme and one focus. And it was more than just monsters. It invoked the inspiration and beauty behind peculiar, quirky and horrific characters. “Where does creativity come from?” Was the goal behind the exhibition, Kayin Feldman, President of Mia and the spark behind this carefully curated exhibit said. From a purely visual perspective, the “At Home With Monsters” exhibit is a collaboration of del Toro’s immense collection of art, movie props, books, artifacts, comics and sculptures from Bleak House – his two-story “man cave” in Los Angeles that houses over 10,000 items, collected over his entire lifetime. Looking in further, the exhibit is really a collection of influence and vision that del Toro has had throughout his life. He worked closely with Mia to curate…

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“Crimson Peak”: A haunting fairytale stuns its viewers

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Guillermo Del Toro’s new gothic tale encapsulates a little bit of every standard horror genre, but in a more artistic, curious way. You will hear about ghosts, you will witness murders, you will see gore, but most significantly, you will be pulled into a fantasy world that revolves around love. Taking place in the late 19th century in both New York City and the northwest English countryside, “Crimson Peak” successfully disguises itself as it touches its toes into feminism. The main character, strong-willed Edith Cushing (Mia Wasikowska), starts off in the film as a young female who lives a prosperous and sheltered life. As time ticks on, her eyes keep opening to more and more unexplainable disturbing occurrences that not only grow her character, but transforms her into a female warrior. “Ghosts are real, that much I know.” – Edith Cushing Not only is Tom Hiddleston (Thor, The Avengers) beyond a pleasant vision to…

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