Posted on Friday, November 18th, 2016 by Angie Han
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is a cute, whimsical title, but it’s also kind of an unwieldy one. There’s a reason most people just shorten it to Fantastic Beasts in casual conversation. And as we move into the sequels, those titles have the potential to get even longer. Will we start seeing titles like Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: Insert Dramatic But Vague Subtitle Here? Or will Warner Bros. just go with the classic number format, i.e., Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 2? Or on the flip side, might the titles get shorter going forward?
Star Eddie Redmayne has the answer, and he shared it at a recent event promoting Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Find out the Fantastic Beasts sequel title format below. Read More »
This week brought the first trailer for the live-action adaptation of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, and fans of the original animated movie from 1991 couldn’t wait to see how it turned out. In fact, so many of them watched the trailer in the first 24 hours that it ended up breaking a world record. But we’ll get to that after the jump.
In addition, one of the fans who can’t wait to see the new Beauty and the Beast decided to take the trailer and line it up with footage from the original animated movie. After you watch it, you’ll see just how perfectly the live-action movie emulates the modern classic.
Watch the Beauty and the Beast trailer comparison and find out what record the trailer broke after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, November 15th, 2016 by Angie Han
Tarsem Singh‘s Immortals isn’t talked about much these days, but it was a decent hit in its time. With a worldwide box office total of $226 million, the 2011 fantasy actioner is still Relativity’s highest-grossing release to date. And now it’s headed where all successful films go these days — into sequel territory. Relativity Studios is teaming with Storyoscopic Films for Immortals 2, along with a bunch of other follow-ups including November Man 2, Act of Valor 2, and Earth to Echo 2. Read More »
Not too long ago, a new trailer for Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events introduced us to Neil Patrick Harris playing the dastardly Count Olaf, desperate to get his hands on the inheritance left to the orphaned Baudelaire children. Now some new photos give us our first look at some characters we haven’t seen yet, including the second role played by Neil Patrick Harris.
The new A Series of Unfortunate Events photos reveal Joan Cusack as Justice Strauss and Catherine O’Hara as Dr. Georgina Orwell, and since these photos are being released now, there’s a good chance we’ll see them in the new trailer for the Netflix series that will hit the web on Thursday. In addition, we have our first look at Count Olaf dressed up as Captain Sham, a ruse of a character used to manipulate others. Check out the new photos after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Monday, November 14th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
Picture David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, the showrunners on HBO’s Game of Thrones. Picture them working on season 7. Picture the lines around their tired eyes, the grey invading the beards they haven’t had time to shave. Picture them hunched over a monitor or a schedule or the coffee that offers them respite during their busy days on set and picture them trying to solve whatever new issue has invaded their always ambitious, globe-trotting production. Now picture an HBO executive waltzing over them, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, to ask them to devote a few precious seconds to talking about a Game of Thrones prequel series. Picture Benioff and Weiss’ eyes rolling back into their heads and vampire fangs, generated by pure stress, spontaneously bursting forth from their gums. Picture that HBO executive running for his life.
Now picture that HBO exec telling the press that they definitely aren’t ruling out that Game of Thrones prequel! Not at all! Everyone is still talking about it! For real!
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We’re just a few days away from seeing if Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them lives up to the rather positive reviews that surfaced over the weekend. With that in mind, Warner Bros. Pictures is making one last push to drum up interest in the Harry Potter spin-off, though we’re pretty sure there’s already plenty of interest from the wizarding world fans out there.
Two new Fantastic Beasts clips have been released online by the studio, and they both offer up some interesting new details about our lead character, magizoologist Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne), as well as one of the creatures in his possession. Plus, we get to see Mr. Scamander engage with Colin Farrell‘s character Percival Graves, an Auror for MACUSA’s Department of Magical Law Enforcement, and Ron Perlman as a goblin that is basically a 1920s gangster.
Watch the new Fantastic Beasts clips after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Monday, November 14th, 2016 by Angie Han
For the past couple of weeks, Disney’s been showing us more and more of Bill Condon‘s Beauty and the Beast, the latest live-action fairy tale remake from the Mouse House. Today all that culminates in the unveiling of the first real Beauty and the Beast trailer.
Though we’ve seen teasers and images from the film already, the Beauty and the Beast trailer gives us our first real look at the sweeping fantasy romance in action. Emma Watson and Dan Stevens lead the cast as Belle and the Beast, with Luke Evans as Gaston, Josh Gad as Lefou, Kevin Kline as Maurice, Ewan McGregor as Lumiere, Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, Emma Thompson as Mrs. Potts, Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Plumette, Audra McDonald as Madame Garderobe, and Stanley Tucci as Maestro Cadenza. Watch the Beauty and the Beast trailer below. Read More »
This week Harry Potter fans can return to the wizarding world in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the first installment of what will eventually be a five film series, spanning 19 years of narrative time, all directed by David Yates and written by J.K. Rowling. But will it be worth a trip to theaters? The first reactions indicated that this was the perfect follow-up to Harry Potter, delivering a different kind of magic in a simultaneously familiar and refreshing fashion, thanks to a whole new roster of characters.
Now the first Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them reviews are in (so far resulting in 100% on Rotten Tomatoes at the time of this writing, though that probably won’t last), and they seem to echo the first impressions, but with some key pieces of criticism.
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Long before Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them was even close to hitting theaters, we were made aware that a trilogy was planned for the Harry Potter spin-off title directed by David Yates. However, just last month fans were surprised to learn that what was once a trilogy was now being planned as a five film series, according to Harry Potter author and first-time screenwriter J.K. Rowling.
Now some new details on those sequels have surfaced regarding just how much time the sequels will cover in the wizarding world, and who will be directing the sequels from here on out. Find out the new details on the Fantastic Beasts sequels after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Friday, November 11th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
The seven Harry Potter books and the eight film adaptations never address the romantic life of Albus Dumbledore, the wise and eccentric headmaster at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Although the final book revealed some harsh truths about his past, the biggest revelation about the character’s backstory came outside of the fiction when author J.K. Rowling revealed that Dumbledore was gay during a 2007 book reading and Q&A at Carnegie Hall.
With a younger Dumbledore set to play a role in the five-part Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them series, which takes place decades before Harry Potter’s parents were even born, the opportunity has arisen for Rowling and her collaborators to actually to actually address Dumbledore’s sexuality within the wizarding world fiction itself.
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