Locke & Key debuted on Netflix this February to fairly positive reviews and word-of-mouth buzz. And now, a little more a month after the highly anticipated adaptation of Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodríguez’s acclaimed horror comic book premiered, Netflix is officially renewing Locke & Key for a second season.
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If you’re looking for hope that the United States can return to some kind of normal lifestyle after a couple months of self-containment, look no further than China. The nation where the pandemic began is slowly recovering as new cases of the virus dwindle and light at the end of the tunnel starts to look a little clearer. We’re all worried about the shut down of movies theaters and what it will do to the future of entertainment after this is all over, but China is looking to repopen their theaters as early as the end of March, and one of the first titles playing will be Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone remastered in 4K and 3D. Read More »
In Pixar’s movie Onward, there’s a role-playing game called Quests of Yore, featuring fantasy creatures, spells, artifacts, locations and more. It’s a source of obsession for the elder elf brother Barley (Chris Pratt), and he shows his younger brother Ian (Tom Holland) how everything in the book is actually inspired by the real magical history of their world that society has mostly forgotten in favor of modern technology. Now Quests of Yore will become a real role-playing game to play with your friends. Read More »
Unfortunately, Disney’s live-action remake of Mulan was one of the movies pushed back amidst the growing concerns over the coronavirus pandemic currently sweeping the United States. It’s not clear when the movie will get released in theaters, but we can bide our time with a new Mulan featurette and a couple clips from the movie. Check them out below. Read More »
Ava DuVernay (A Wrinkle in Time, When They See Us) is spreading her wings as a filmmaker, teaming up with Warner Bros. Animation to adapt the best-selling fantasy book series Wings of Fire into an animated series. Read More »
The Magicians has cast its last spell. The beloved fantasy series has been canceled by Syfy after five seasons, with the show’s season 5 finale, set to air on April 1, now set to serve as the series finale. But it was a cancellation that creators Sera Gamble and John McNamara foresaw (no, not through some prophetic ability), which allowed them to craft the season 5 finale into a proper series finale.
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“How does one describe Artemis Fowl? Various psychiatrists have tried and failed. The main problem is Artemis’s own intelligence. He has puzzled the greatest medical minds, and sent many of them gibbering to their own hospitals.”
Yet, we see none of that in the official trailer for Artemis Fowl, Disney’s feature film adaptation of the beloved Eoin Colfer books about a ruthless, cold-blooded young criminal mastermind. Except in the Artemis Fowl movie, he’s a…superhero? Watch the Artemis Fowl trailer below.
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Posted on Wednesday, February 26th, 2020 by Ben Pearson
Dutch author Tonke Dragt‘s beloved 1960s fantasy novel De brief voor de Koning, AKA The Letter for the King, has already been adapted into a movie, but now it’s heading to Netflix as a six-episode streaming series. Between this and The Witcher, Netflix is sparing no expense when it comes to feeding fantasy fans’ appetites while they wait for HBO’s Game of Thrones spin-offs. This thing looks like it cost more than Ozark, GLOW, and American Vandal put together. Check out the new trailer below. Read More »
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Disney and Pixar are finally giving us our first openly queer animated character — so we hope. In recent years, Disney has made tiny little baby steps toward greater LGBTQ representation, with an “exclusively gay moment” in the live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast, a minor gay character in Avengers: Endgame, and the blink-and-you’ll-miss-it same-sex kiss of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. But those moments ended up feeling like insubstantial excuses for the House of Mouse to pat itself on the back for being so progressive, while toeing the line for overseas markets. Hopefully Pixar’s first official openly queer character, a cyclops officer voiced by Lena Waithe in the upcoming Onward, will change all that. Read More »
The first reactions are out for Pixar’s latest animated film Onward, and while the fantasy-comedy film doesn’t seem to be casting a spell on all critics, there’s plenty of reason to be excited for the road trip movie starring Tom Holland and Chris Pratt.
Two new Onward clips help feed into that excitement, showing a sneak peek at the scene in which Holland and Pratt’s elf brothers, on a quest to magic their dead father to life for a day, come face to face with the not-so-fearsome Manticore, played by Octavia Spencer. Accompanying that clip is a behind-the-scenes featurette showing Holland and Pratt’s sibling relationship, and exactly what kind of performance Spencer is giving here. Watch the new Onward clips below.
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