Category Archives: Fantasy

THE DARK TOWER (2017): New Trailer Starring Idris Elba, Matthew McConaughey & Katheryn Winnick…

The Dark Tower (2017), Idris Elba, Tom Taylor
The Dark Tower (2017), Idris Elba, Tom Taylor

In The Dark Tower, Idris Elba plays a gunslinger named Roland Deschain, a man who roams an Old West-like landscape in pursuit of the ‘man in black’ (Matthew McConaughey). Deschain is also searching for the fabled Dark Tower in hopes that reaching it will preserve his dying world…

The plot of The Dark Tower is certainly unlike any Stephen King story I’m familiar with and that’s reason enough for me to watch. There’s also the names Matthew McConaughey and Idris Elba to convince me further. I really want this to be good; toes, fingers and everything crossed.

Katheryn Winnick, Tom Taylor, Nikolaj Arcel, Abbey Lee and Claudia Kim also star.

The Dark Tower Release Dates: August 4th, 2017 (US); August 18th, 2017 (UK); August 10th, 2017 (GER)…

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THE JUNGLE BOOK (2016): So Much To Love…

The Jungle Book (2016)
The Jungle Book (2016)

Many people probably love Jon Favreau because of what he’s done with Iron Man. But my appreciation of the actor/ writer/ director/ producer, etc. first began when he played Monica’s billionaire Ultimate Fighting Champion boyfriend in Friends. Then I saw him as an a**hole husband in one of my favourite comedies, I Love You, Man (2009). As great as his work was in both those roles, I didn’t  really ‘fall deeply in love’ with Favreau’s talents until a ‘little’ foodie movie that he wrote, produced, directed and starred in called Chef (2014).

As you may be aware, I’ve reached a reasonable level of fatigue where superhero movies are concerned. Therefore I haven’t really been keeping up with Favreau’s work in the genre, though I did watch the first Ironman movie and maybe the second. Nevertheless, Favreau was a big part of the reason I was excited to watch the live-action version of The Jungle Book (2016)If you’ve seen it, you know how well the movie turned out. There’s just so much to love. For example, Idris Elba’s excellent voice work in his role as Shere Khan, how generally well thought out the movie is, the beautiful special effects and the fact that before this movie, I hadn’t ever thought about how animals perceive fire.

Whether you’re familiar with The Jungle Book story, a fan of Favreau’s other work or not, watch this movie because it’s good. It’s good, I tell you!

Happy Film Loving

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STAR WARS – THE LAST JEDI (2017): New Trailer Starring Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Adam Driver…

Star Wars - The Last Jedi (2017), Daisy Ridley
Star Wars – The Last Jedi (2017), Daisy Ridley

The latest trailer for the new Star Wars movie, Star Wars – The Last Jedi is here. Directed by Rian Johnson and starring Daisy Ridley, John Boyega and Adam Driver, the story continues with Rey (Ridley) on her epic journey with Finn, Poe and Luke Skywalker following the events of Star Wars Episode 7 – The force Awakens (2015)

I like the first 20 seconds of this trailer. After that though, it becomes a little tedious and leaves me thinking, ‘I know how to breathe but what else have you got?’ I found the trailers for the previous Star Wars movie far more exciting and thrilling – teaser trailer or not. It’s probably too early to call it of course. So I wait.

Star Wars – The Last Jedi Release Dates: December 15th, 2017 (UK & US)…

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THOR – RAGNAROK (2017): New Trailer From Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Cate Blanchett, Tom Hiddleston, Idris Elba…

Thor Ragnarok (2017), Tom Hiddleston
Thor Ragnarok (2017), Tom Hiddleston

Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Cate Blanchett, Tom Hiddleston and Idris Elba are back for the next Thor movie instalment. Directed by Taika Waititi, in Thor – Ragnarok,  Thor, the hammer wielding god of thunder, lightning, storms, etcetera, must face the Incredible Hulk in a gladiator match and save his people from the ruthless Hela (Blanchett)…

I haven’t watched any Thor Movie’s since Hemsworth’s first because Thor generally isn’t my favourite Marvel superhero. However, this undeniably cool new  trailer may just have pulled me right back in. There’s also another reason… my favourite acting queen! Cate Blanchett, of course.

Thor  – Ragnarok Release Dates: October 27th, 2017 (UK) November 3rd, 2017 (US)…

Jamie Alexander and Tessa Thompson also star.

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A GHOST STORY (2017): New Trailer From Rooney Mara, Casey Affleck, Grover Coulson…

A Ghost Story (2017) Rooney Mara
A Ghost Story (2017) Rooney Mara

In A Ghost Story, Casey Affleck is a deceased husband who returns as a ghost in a white sheet to re-connect with his grieving wife (Rooney Mara)…

Written and directed by David Lowery, what I like most about this trailer, besides its main star Rooney Mara is the featured music. As for my feelings about the film, I have to confess that it all looks mighty depressing – unlike 1990’s Ghost. Therefore I’ll just make sure I’m in the right mood for it. By which I don’t mean a depressed mood. Merely a mood where I’m open to the ‘exploration of legacy, love, loss, and the enormity of existence’ – for approximately two hours.

A Ghost Story Release Dates: July 28th, 2017 (US)…

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JUSTICE LEAGUE (2017): New Official Trailer Starring Jason Momoa, Gal Gadot, Ben Affleck…

Justice League (2017), Jason Momoa
Justice League (2017), Jason Momoa

Starring Gal Gadot, Ben Affleck and Jason Momoa, the official trailer for DC Comics’s Justice League has arrived…

I’m intrigued and most curious about Aquaman and Wonder Woman.

Justice League Release Dates: November 17th, 2017 (US & UK)…

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THE LITTLE MERMAID (2017): New Trailer For Live-Action Movie Starring Shirley MacLaine, William Moseley, Gina Gershon, Poppy Drayton…

The Little Mermaid (2017), Poppy Drayton
The Little Mermaid (2017), Poppy Drayton

Before you get too excited, this new trailer for The Little Mermaid is based on the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale and not the better known Disney film of the same name. Starring Shirley MacLaine, William Moseley, Gina Gershon, Poppy Drayton and directed by Chris Bouchard and Blake Harris, this story centres around a little girl and her young uncle’s discovery of an enchanting creature they believe to be a real mermaid…

I’m a fan of the disney film and my reason for watching this version would be that I’m curious about the original Hans Christian Andersen story. Call it a hunch but the look and feel of this trailer tells me that I may end up missing the ‘glossy finish’ afforded by a Disney budget. How nice it would be for me to be proved so very, very wrong.

Will you be watching The Little Mermaid? If not you may already know that a live -action version of the Disney film is coming. There’s just no release date yet since they’re still in pre-production. Though, I’m quite sure that it definitely won’t be here in 2017.

The Little Mermaid Release Dates: 2017 (US)…

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BRIGHT (2017): New Trailer From Will Smith, Joel Edgerton, Noomi Rapace…

bright-2017-will-smith

Will Smith, Noomi Rapace and Joel Edgerton’s new movie, Bright is directed by David Ayer and set in a world where mystical creatures live side by side with humans. Smith plays a human cop who’s forced to work with an Orc (Edgerton) to find a weapon everyone is prepared to kill for…

I’m going to think positively about this movie for three reasons. The first  two being that the story is intriguing  and this trailer looks promising, even though it shows very little. Lastly,  Ayer’s last movie (Suicide Squad (2016) was far from great, but he did make several before that are still celebrated today; Fury (2014), Training Day (2001) and End Of Watch (2012) to name just three.

There I was thinking that orcs only existed in Warcraft (2016)

Edgar Ramírez, Lucy Fry, Ike Barinholtz and Kenneth Choi also star.

Bright Release Dates: December 2017 (US & UK)…

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