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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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Evolver: You will believe a man can fry

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If you ever wanted to watch a film that embodies the essence of the late 80’s and early 90’s do I have a bad movie for you. It was a simpler time when virtual reality didn’t cost a new computer and $700, and people got away with wearing clothes from the abstract art collection. The movie of focus for this session of “Attack of the Bad Movie Stack” is “Evolver” a movie about love, high stakes laser tag, and brutal robot murder. “Evolver” starts with our protagonist, Kyle Baxter, playing the virtual arcade game “Evolver” and has drawn a crowd that surrounds him, not unlike people who excel at DDR back when arcades were still popular. Kyle has made it to the final stage and his friend is taking bets on whether he’ll survive. The lone vote against him is the school bully Dwight, who wins the pot with Kyle losing to…

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Get Out: Expect the unexpected

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When I saw the trailer for Get Out, I was immediately intrigued, but ultimately, I came to the conclusion that it would likely be another cheap, typical horror flick. Two things changed my mind on this film: that its director is Jordan Peele of Key and Peele fame, and that it currently has an 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes by critics. Peele had never directed a movie before, but I’m a big fan of their show, so it made me excited to see what he could do in a movie. It’s also very rare to see a movie with so many unanimously good reviews, so I thought I’d go check it out. The premise of this movie shows a young black man, Chris (played by Daniel Kaluuya), and his white girlfriend, Rose (played by Allison Williams) and their trip back to Rose’s house for the weekend. Chris had been worried…

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