Category Archives: Fantasy

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

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When I saw the first trailer for this I wasn’t sure what to think. I’m a huge fan of Charlie Hunnam’s acting from Sons of anarchy but Pacific Rim felt a little flat to me(CGI aside).I’ve seen more than one version/incarnation of King Arthur over the years and not sure I’m ready for another one just yet.

KING ARTHUR from 2004 was very well written(starring Clive Owen, Keira Knightley and Madds Mikkelson)and I enjoyed it quite a bit ,despite it’s luke-warm response. Unfortunately films like this are the “medieval Western” of Britain. Not very much in demand and fewer and farther between.

King Arthur is to be released May.12th.New trailer below

Harry Potter :The Cursed Child. Possible movie adaptation in the works.

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I had to read up a bit on this as I had left the Harry Potter universe behind after the last film. It appears there is a British play that is selling out in London called “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. “It ‘s doing so well in fact that ,of course, there is talk of putting it up on the big screen…..as a trilogy(Hopefully not the same type of trilogy as the Hobbit where they REALLY stretched the script).

By talk, I mean there are rumor’s of discussions of chat with the cast. Yep, it’s that damn firm. I would not mind seeing a story taking place years later and moving the story forward PROVIDED they did not re-hash the original series to death(Hi J.J!!!).

I think for the right amount of money(whether that involved being thrown into the money pile would remain to be seen) all of the actors would come back .If it was to begin , it would not be doing so until 2026(after the last Fantastic Beasts movie) and that’s plenty of time to either establish yourself in other acting roles, or thank god for the opportunity at a  paycheck.

Before I finished this article I read directly from J.K Rowling’s twitter account that none of this will happen. She was quite emphatic about it ,which convinces me more then ever that it may in fact happen. See below for the harsh twitter denial.

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Inspiration from the folks at Digital Spy via the folks at the “Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast”

 

 

Shadow Hunters – Episode 1

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I’m a bit late to the party on this one, as it already has one season under its belt and is working on it’s second.I was pleasantly surprised by the premiere episode though.Clary Fray(Katherine Mcnamara) is a young lady about to head off to college when her whole world gets turned upside down.

She finds out that her mother has been protecting her from a world of demons, vampires , fairies and eskimos…..I’m just judging this based on the first episode, but it seems very much if Grimm and Buffy the Vampire Slayer had a cinematic love child which is more than okay in my book.

There were a few cliches thatI had seen before, and a few of those demons looked awfully familiar(Think Underworld) .I did think the first episode was hot shotted a bit, but I know that’s the norm these days in the 1000 channel universe.I hope they slow the pace down as the story continues.

Rounding out the cast is a bunch of actors I’ve never seen before, but all of them did a decent job with the script.Stand outs were Isabelle Lightwood played by Emeraude Toubia, Jace Wayland (Dominic Sherwood) and Maxim Roy as Joceyln Fray.

This series was based off best selling novel series “The Mortal Instruments” by Cassandra Clare. I’m going to continue watching as it definitely has potential .The camp is kept at a minimum,and the acting got better as just the first episode went on.Here’s the Season 1 trailer for you to check out.Be warned…it’s Disney and everyone is sickly pretty

 

From Russia with Love:Viking

A obvious spoiler, this movie will be subtitled but after you watch the trailer and what appears to beautiful cinematography on par , or better then’ a lot of “Hollywood” movies you might want to give this a second look.

Will be released in Russia this month, and will probably hit the U.S Markets in 2017.The directorial style just from the trailer reminded me of Liam Neesons ” THE GREY”……not a bad comparison.

The Mummy Teaser…..

of the ah…teaser….”just the tip” in the movie trailer world. Russell Crowe and Tom Cruise make an interesting team up. Long before the internet ,paparatzi, and some bad movie choices hurt their career,s these guys were A-listers in Hollywood.They have the chops to pull off a well acted movie. Just not sure that this should be the source material.

Full trailer on Sunday. But for now……enjoy

 

‘Beauty and the Beast’ Trailer Sets Record for Most Views in 24 Hours — Variety

Disney’s trailer for Emma Watson’s “Beauty and the Beast” has set a new record with 127.6 million in its first 24 hours, the studio announced Tuesday. The previous two records had been set by “Fifty Shades Darker” with 114 million views and “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” with 112 million views. The number for “Beauty……

via ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Trailer Sets Record for Most Views in 24 Hours — Variety