Category Archives: Fantasy

ALADDIN (2019): New Trailer From Billy Magnussen, Will Smith, Naomi Scott, Mena Massoud…

Mena MassoudAladdin (2019), Mena Massoud
Aladdin (2019), Mena Massoud

Guy Richie directs Mena Massoud, Billy Magnussen, Will Smith and Naomi Scott in Disney’s live action remake of Aladdin.

The following trailer is just a teaser but in case you forgot, the story of Aladdin starts when a sultan gives his daughter, Jasmine three days to find a husband. She escapes the palace and encounters the street-savvy Aladdin who charms his way into her heart…

For a moment there I was thinking, ‘are they really not going to show any footage, at all?’ and then the scene with the lamp happened and though it’s hardly anything, I was certainly happier than expected.

I didn’t actually realise I’d forgotten most of Aladdin’s story until I looked up the synopsis. Time to rewatch the animated version, I think.

Nasim Pedrad, Marwan Kenzari, Numan Acar, Kamil Lemieszewski and Navid Negahban also star.

Aladdin Release Dates: May 24th, 2019 (US & UK)…

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ROCKETMAN (2019): New Trailer Starring Taron Egerton As Elton John…

Rocketman (2019), Taron Egerton
Rocketman (2019), Taron Egerton

Directed by Dexter Fletcher, Rocketman is the story of singer, pianist, and composer Elton John.

Starring Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell, Richard Madden and Bryce Dallas Howard, Rocketman will show John’s life as a prodigy at the Royal Academy of Music through to his enduring musical partnership with Bernie Taupin.

Egerton isn’t exactly the first person I’d think of to play John, and so I’ll hopefully find out just how wrong I was for not thinking of him. I’m also looking forward finding out something more interesting about John than ‘Reginald Kenneth Dwight’, the name his parents gave him.

Steven Mackintosh, Michel Alexandre Gonzalez Gemma Jones and Kamil Lemieszewski also star.

Rocketman Release Dates: May 17th, 2019 (US); May 31st, 2019 (UK)…

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WHAT MEN WANT (2019): New Trailer From Taraji P. Henson, Max Greenfield, Tracy Morgan, Wendi McLendon-Covey…

What Men Want (2019), Taraji P. Henson
What Men Want (2019), Taraji P. Henson

What Men Want is a new comedy / fantasy / romance about a woman who gains an unexpected edge over her male sports agent colleagues when she develops the ability to hear their thoughts.

Directed by  Adam Shankman; key cast includes Taraji P. Henson, Max Greenfield, Tracy Morgan, Wendi McLendon-Covey…

I remember watching and liking What Women Want (2000) starring Mel Gibson and Helen Hunt. So I actually can’t wait to see how this version will play out. So far, I have zero complaints about the trailer.

Additional cast includes Erikah Badu, Aldis Hodge, Deja Dee, Tamala Jones and Chris Witaske.

What Men Want Release Dates: January 11th, 2019, (US); January 25th, 2019 (UK)…

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GODZILLA – KING OF THE MONSTERS (2019): Millie Bobby Brown, Vera Farmiga, Sally Hawkins Bradley Whitford…

Godzilla - King Of The Monsters (2019), Charles Dance, Millie Bobbie Brown, Vera Farmiga
Godzilla – King Of The Monsters (2019), Charles Dance, Millie Bobbie Brown, Vera Farmiga

Godzilla – King Of The Monsters is a new Michael Dougherty directed action / adventure of epic proportions. One that pits Godzilla against some of the most popular monsters in pop culture history.

Millie Bobby BrownVera Farmiga, Sally Hawkins and Bradley Whitford star…

My favourite thing about this trailer? Each moment wings unfurl to that beautiful music – especially at 1:19. The combination of the visual effects, the score and the monster’s sheer size makes for an almost, dare I say, ‘spiritual experience?’

To be clear, I’m in for the special effects and would truly be delighted if this were a disaster movie that pleasantly surprised me in more than one or two ways.

Kyle Chandler, Charles Dance, Ziyi Zhang, Aisha Hinds, Thomas Middleditch, Ken Watanabe and O’Shea Jackson also star.

Godzilla: King Of The Monsters Release Dates: May 31st, 2019 (US)…

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SHAZAM! (2019): New Trailer From Zachary Levi, Mark Strong, Asher Angel, Jack Dylan Grazer…

Shazam! (2019) Zachary Levi
Shazam! (2019) Zachary Levi

With a single magic word (Shazam!), a boy is given the ability to become an adult superhero in times of need.

Directed by David F. Sandberg, Shazam! stars Zachary Levi, Mark Strong, Asher Angel Jack Dylan Grazer…

This may just be the next hit superhero movie from DC Comics (after Wonder Woman (2017). I’m in for this reason, the humour and to possibly see a version of my own superhero fantasies played out. I’m already liking  the on-screen chemistry between Asher Angel and Jack Dylan Grazer.

Adam Brody, Djimon Hounsou, Michelle Borth, Marta Milans and Ross Butler also star.

Shazam! Release Dates: April 5th, 2018 (US)…

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AQUAMAN (2018): New Trailer From Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Nicole Kidman, Randall Park…

Aquaman (2018), Amber Heard
Aquaman (2018), Amber Heard

In Aquaman, Jason Momoa is Arthur; a man who learns of his position as heir to the underwater kingdom of Atlantis. Arthur must step forward to lead his people and become a hero to the world.

Directed by James Wan; Momoa, Amber Heard, Nicole Kidman, Randall Park star…

I’m in for the visual spectacle and to see Momoa do a good job.

The cast also includes Patrick Wilson, and Willem Dafoe.

Aquaman Release Dates: December 14th, 2018 (UK); December 21st, 2018 (US)…

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SUSPIRIA (2018): New Trailer From Dakota Johnson, Tilda Swinton, Mia Goth…

Suspiria (2018), Dakota Johnson
Suspiria (2018), Dakota Johnson

A world-renowned dance company is the setting and the story is about a darkness that swirls at its centre. One that will engulf the artistic director, an ambitious young dancer, and a grieving psychotherapist.

Dakota Johnson, Tilda Swinton and Mia Goth star while Luca Guadagnino directs…

The slight Black Swan (2010) vibes help; however it’s really Swinton and my curiosity for seeing Johnson doing well in a film outside of the Fifty Shades of Grey movies; these are  my reasons for watching.

Lutz Ebersdorf, Angela Winkler, Ingrid Caven and Elena Fokina also star.

Suspiria Release Dates: November 2nd, 2018 (US)…

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DUMBO (2019): New Trailer From Tim Burton – Starring Colin Farrell, Eva Green, Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito…

Dumbo (2019)
Dumbo (2019)

Directed by Tim Burton, Dumbo is Disney’s re-telling of the story of an elephant ridiculed for his big ears. Ears he’s in fact able to use as wings and fly.

Colin Farrell, Eva Green, Michael Keaton and Danny DeVito star…

To my surprise his trailer didn’t move me. It is only a teaser so there’s time. I do remember the Dumbo story though only vaguely. Perhaps the next Dumbo trailer will have me more excited, the way the Cinderella (2015 ) trailer did.

Dumbo Release Dates: March 29th, 2019 (US & UK)…

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