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Thinking Out Loud, Vol. 1 – The 90th Oscars®!

The Oscars® – Sally Hawkins, Doug Jones and Guillermo Del Toro celebrate The Shape of Water’s win as Best Picture – ABC/Eric McCandless/Courtesy of ABC.

A lot of things went right at the 90th Oscars® last night – from the faux forties newsreel style opening to Jimmy Kimmel’s solid opening; from hitting the important themes (Ashley Judd, Annabella Sciorra and Salma Hayek; Frances McDormand’s incredible acceptance speech/demand of Hollywood’s studios, directors and producers); from the comic bits (the jet ski thing with Helen Mirren as the game show prize model? Inspired!) to the actual awards (The Shape of Water for the win!) to Warren Beatty’s ‘Good evening. It’s wonderful to see you all again,’ there was so much Good Stuff that it (mostly) didn’t feel like the show ran 40 minutes long.

Following are some thoughts on the 90th Oscars®…

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What to Watch This Weekend: The Shape of Water

2018 Awards Contender Series! Learn about all the movies getting buzz about as we lead up to the Oscars! On this episode, the GeekScholars host a spoiler-free discussion and review of The Shape of Water, a romantic-fantasy period piece about a mute woman who falls in love with a mysterious captured creature that lives in water.

What to Watch This Weekend is a weekly podcast from GeekScholars Movie News. Each Friday, the GeekScholars present a spoiler-free review of a film that has just become available in the past week to watch by renting, streaming, or purchasing.

The Shape of Water – Guillermo del Toro’s Romantic Fable Soars!

The shape of Water – Elisa Esposito (Sally Hawkins) and the Amphibious Man (Doug Jones) – Photo by Kerry Hayes/Courtesy of Fox Searchlight.

There are noticeable elements from Beauty and the Beast, Creature from the Black Lagoon and even Splash to be found in Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water – but filtered through del Toro’s unique imagination the film is far more than the sum of its parts.

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Synchronizing Our Watches Trailer: The Shape of Water!

The Shape of Water – Elisa Esposito (Sally Hawkins) and the Amphibian Man (Doug Jones) – Photo by Kerry Hayes/Courtesy of 20th Century Fox.

In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of isolation. Elisa’s life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment.

The final red band trailer for Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water premiered today during a Facebook chat in which del Toro answered fans’ questions.

Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water will be in theaters beginning on December 8th.

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What’s She Saying (Red Band) Trailer: The Shape of Water!

The Shape of Water – Elisa (Sally Hawkins) – Photo by Kerry Hayes/Courtesy of Fox Searchlight.

Guillermo Del Toro describes his new film The Shape of Water as ‘an otherworldly fairytale.’ It’s set in a secret government laboratory where cleaners Elisa and her co-worker Zelda discover something magnificent.

The new red band trailer (for language) for The Shape of Water shifts from the almost lyrical approach of the first trailer to emphasize the film’s darker edge..

The Shape of Water will be in theaters on December 8th.

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The Princess Without Voice Trailer: Guillermo Del Toro’s The Shape of Water!

Guillermo Del Toro has a new film called The Shape of Water ‘an otherworldly fairytale’ set in a secret government laboratory where Elisa and her co-worker Zelda discover something magnificent.

The first trailer for The Shape of Water suggests that it might be as indescribable and beautiful and even heartbreaking as his classic Pan’s Labyrinth.

The Shape of Water will be in theaters on December 8th.

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Guillermo Del Toro Begins Shooting The Shape of Water!

Guillermo del Toro

Guillermo Del Toro has begun production on his next film, The Shape of Water – which he is shooting in Toronto, Ontario, Canada (where he filmed Pacific Rim).

The Shape of Water ‘is an other-worldly story, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1963.’

Del Toro’s cast includes Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Doug Jones, Michael Stuhlbarg and Octavia Spencer.

More details follow the break.

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