Category Archives: Fantasy

K-12 (2019): New Trailer From Melanie Martinez, Emma Harvey, Zión Moreno, Zinnett Hendrix…

K-12 (2019), Melanie Martinez
K-12 (2019), Melanie Martinez

In K-12, a bewitching pair consisting of a brave-hearted girl and her charming best friend set about taking down an oppressive schooling system.

Written, directed by and starring Melanie Martinez, K-12 is a fantasy / musical / horror film, with additional key cast that includes Emma Harvey, Zión Moreno and Zinnett Hendrix…

I’m really just curious about this particular brand of seemingly creepy, definitely creative and hopefully rather entertaining ‘madness’. I also want to know more about the K-12 schooling system and precisely how it’s going to be taken down.

Genesis Ilada, Megan Gage, Jesy McKinney, Vilmos Heim, Quei Tann, Maggie Budzyna and Marsalis Steven Wilson also star.

K-12 Release Dates: September 6th, 2019 (Internet)…

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EXTRA ORDINARY (2019): New Trailer From Maeve Higgins, Will Forte, BARRY WARD…

Extra Ordinary (2019), Will Forte
Extra Ordinary (2019), Will Forte

Maeve Higgins, Will Forte and Barry Ward are the stars of Extra Ordinary, a new comedy / horror / fantasy directed by Mike Ahern and Enda Loughman.

Extra Ordinary is the story of a sweet, lonely driving instructor who has a love/hate relationship with her supernatural powers. She ignores the constant spirit related requests from locals; that is until one particular request…

There’s no denying it. The satanic element gives me the heebie jeebies but the humour, the humour has my attention.

Claudia O’Doherty, Jamie Beamish, Terri Chandler, Risteard Cooper, Emma Coleman, Carrie Crowley, Siobhan McSweeney and Valerie O’Connor also star.

Extra Ordinary Release Dates: September 13th, 2019 (US)…

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THE LIGHTHOUSE (2019): New Trailer From Robert Pattinson, Willem Dafoe…

The Lighthouse (2019), Robert Pattinson, A24
The Lighthouse (2019), Robert Pattinson, A24

The Lighthouse which stars Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe tells the story of two lighthouse keepers on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s.

A drama / fantasy and horror film, The Lighthouse is directed by Robert Eggers and also stars Valeriia Karaman…

This intriguing trailer has my attention because of how peculiar it appears to be. The peculiarity in this case equals to humour for me, even though comedy is not the film’s official classification.

As a fan of Dafoe especially, I’m interested in the Pattinson / Dafoe on screen chemistry. I’m not sure they’ve been in a movie together before but I’m definitely looking forward to this – including the fun accent work and dialogue.

The Lighthouse Release Dates: October 18th, 2019 (US)…

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PARADISE HILLS (2019): New Trailer Starring Emma Roberts, Eiza González, Milla Jovovich, Awkwafina…

Paradise Hills (2019), Emma Roberts
Paradise Hills (2019), Emma Roberts

A mysterious boarding school that reforms wayward girls to fit their surroundings’ exact desires is the setting of new fantasy movie Paradise Hills.

Directed by Alice Waddington; Emma Roberts, Eiza González, Milla Jovovich and Awkwafina star…

The costume design has my attention, as does the casting. I’m quite curious about the on screen chemistry between all the actors.

Jeremy Irvine, Danielle Macdonald, Arnaud Valois, Karina Kolokolchykova, Hunter Tremayne, Gary Anthony Stennette, Liliana Cabal and Daniel Horvath also star.

Paradise Hills Release Dates: November 1st, 2019 (US)…

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MALEFICENT – MISTRESS OF EVIL (2019): New Trailer From Angelina Jolie, Michelle Pfeiffer, Elle Fanning, Ed Skrein…

Maleficent - Mistress Of Evil (2019), Angelina Jolie, Walt Disney Studios
Maleficent – Mistress Of Evil (2019), Angelina Jolie, Walt Disney Studios

The trailer for the long awaited sequel I’d almost forgotten about, Maleficent – Mistress Of Evil just landed.

Starring Angelina Jolie, Michelle Pfeiffer, Ed Skrein and Elle Fanning; director Joachim Rønning’s movie will further explore the complex relationship between Maleficent and Aurora, as they face new threats to the magical land of the Moors…

I’m certainly happy to see Jolie on the big screen again. And as my favourite evil queen of all things.

Cant wait for the visuals and to watch the dynamic between Maleficent and Pfeiffer’s Queen Ingrith.

Juno Temple, Kae Alexander, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Harris Dickinson, Teresa Mahoney, Imelda Staunton, Lesley Manville and Sam Riley aslo star.

Maleficent – Mistress Of Evil Release Dates: October 18th, 2019 (US & UK)…

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DOCTOR STRANGE (2016): Good Movie…

Doctor Strange (2016), Benedict Cumberbatch, Marvel Studios
Doctor Strange (2016), Benedict Cumberbatch, Marvel Studios

‘Fun’ and ‘good’ are the words for Doctor Strange; Marvel’s story of a brilliant neurosurgeon who’s drawn into the mystic arts while seeking physical and spiritual healing.

Starring the well-voiced Benedict Cumberbatch, director Scott Derrickson’s film is definitely a superhero movie. And as someone who was in the midst of superhero movie fatigue at time of release, I’m happy to say that the film’s different class of weaponry / enemy really worked to make the experience that little bit different and certainly more interesting.

I don’t know how great a thing this is but the impressive visual effects in Doctor Strange kind of kept my beloved Inception (2010) at front-of-mind, at least half the time. In fact, I couldn’t help but wonder about how much more amazing I’d find Marvel’s move if I hadn’t seen much of the style of effects first in Christopher Nolan’s Inception.

Arresting visuals aside though, the execution of the growth of Strange’s character from beginning to end; that – particularly how satisfying it was to watch the growth because he needed it is my favourite thing about Derrickson’s movie.

I absolutely took some time aside to fantasise about personally having Strange’s abilities… without the suffering that came before, of course.

Watch it if you haven’y already. It’s worthy.

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WHAT MEN WANT (2019): It’s…

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

What Women Want (2000), the Nancy Meyers directed comedy starring Mel Gibson and Helen Hunt is definitely a movie I remember enjoying. I only wish that I could say the same about the movie’s recent remake, What Men Want.

Starring Taraji P. Henson, Max Greenfield and Tracy Morgan, the plot of both movies is centred around an executive who wakes up at the hospital after an accident, and is suddenly able to hear the thoughts of the opposite sex. This is clearly a predicament that lends itself well to comedy. It’s just that there are very few laughs to be had in director Adam Shankman’s movie.

The biggest issue with Shankman’s film is the disappointing script. I found that the clichéd and seemingly lazy plot choices worked to make continuing to watch What Men Want into a tedious and humourless endeavour. Furthermore, there are a number of decisions made by Traraji P. Henson’s character that I just didn’t buy as something she would do or allow to happen… drunk and upset or not.

Where acting skills are concerned, I’m quite sure that What Men Want really isn’t close to the best we’ve seen from Henson. I wish very much that I could pinpoint a favourite dramatic / humorous moment. Unfortunately, all that really comes to mind as favourites are the black and white hounds tooth jacket and the movie’s sunny location.

If you’re very curious, sure, take a chance and give Shankman’s movie a go. Otherwise you’re highly likely better off watching What Women Want (2000). I said it.

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STAR WARS – The Rise Of Skywalker (2019): NEW Trailer From Daisey Ridley, Lupita Nyong’o, John Boyega, Adam Driver…

Star Wars - The Rise Of The Skywalker (2019), Daisy Ridley
Star Wars – The Rise Of Skywalker (2019), Daisy Ridley

Starring Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Lupita Nyong’o and Adam Driver, the trailer for Star Wars – The Rise Of Skywalker, the final chapter of the Star Wars saga is here.

Co-written and directed by J.J. Abrams, other key cast includes Mark Hamill, Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson, Carrie Fisher, Dominic Monaghan and Keri Russell…

Episode 9 may well be called ‘the final chapter’ but there’s without a doubt, many, many more Star wars movies to come.

A very cool trailer, of course. Also, that great jump by Ridley’s Rey really had me wanting to sign up for a gymnastics class. Granted it was a fleeting thought but for a second there, nothing was more true in my world.

Star Wars – The Rise Of Skywalker Release Dates: December 19th, 2019 (UK); December 20th, 2019, (US)…

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