his dark materials the cave review

His Dark Materials continues its upward momentum with “The Cave,” an episode that really hones into the science-fantasy elements of the show in reinvigorating new way. The show is more Jules Verne-inspired quest than dour Game of Thrones knock-off now, and it’s exciting to see how this more confident His Dark Materials is beginning to take shape.

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VFX Artists React to Speed Racer

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, find out what the visual effects artists from Corridor Crew have to say about the Speed Racer VFX from the 2009 big screen adaptation. Plus, go behind the scenes of HBO’s fantasy series adaptation His Dark Materials, and listen to George Clooney look back on his most memorable roles, from the Ocean’s 11 franchise to award worthy turns in The Descendants and Michael Clayton, and more. Read More »

his dark materials season 2 weeks ahead trailer

His Dark Materials season 2 premiered on HBO this Monday, and as the first episode’s credits rolled, we got a tease of what to expect in the weeks ahead. And per the new His Dark Materials season 2 trailer: lots more action, intrigue, devastating wars, and a former Hot Priest, now Hot Explorer Shaman Man. That’s right, Fleabag star Andrew Scott is making his long-awaited debut as Stanislaus Grumman, AKA John Parry, the explorer from our world who has somehow made his way into Lyra’s. And he’s just one of the many new characters who will be joining season 2 of His Dark Materials. Watch the new His Dark Materials season 2 trailer below.

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his dark materials the city of magpies review

His Dark Materials is going through some growing pains. The first season couldn’t quite meet its own Game of Thrones-sized ambitions, which hobbled the show before it could really find its footing. Was it a dark, serious epic fantasy? Or the whimsical YA adventure that Philip Pullman‘s novels first presented as? His Dark Materials ended up falling somewhere in the middle, and while the first season was a far more respectful adaptation than the disastrous 2007 film The Golden Compass, it was a tonally confused series that didn’t seem to know where to place the pieces of whimsy in Pullman’s book within its larger narrative.

While some remnants of its Game of Thrones ambitions remain in the first episode of His Dark Materials season 2, especially in the show’s insistence to show the epic sprawl of the growing ensemble, “City of Magpies” enters a brave new world: one where the show is much more confident as a rich religious fantasy epic that isn’t afraid to let out a laugh every now and then. But season 2’s premiere still finds itself stumbling over the spillover from season 1, taking a little too long to establish its setting and its characters before it can get to the real meat of the story.

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his dark materials season 2 review

Last year, His Dark Materials arrived at the epic fantasy arena with big ambitions and big visions of the future. But the first season of the BBC/HBO series adaptation of Philip Pullman’s acclaimed trilogy had the unfortunate tendency to put the cart before the horse, resulting in a solid but tonally uneven debut season that really just wanted to get to the meat of the story. But now, with the second season of His Dark Materials, we’ve arrived at the meat, and it’s a veritable feast of breathtaking visuals and thrilling adventure.

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his dark materials season 3

His Dark Materials has yet to debut its sophomore season, but the team behind the epic fantasy-adventure series is already hard at work on season 3. Executive producer Joel Collins teased that His Dark Materials season 3 is already in the works, and seeing as it adapts the most ambitious and lavish book of Philip Pullman’s trilogy, they’re going to need all the time they can get.

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his dark materials season 2 featurette

There’s never been a better time to escape to a different world, and His Dark Materials has loads of them. But things look pretty dire even in the parallel worlds that populate BBC and HBO’s epic fantasy series, which adapts Philip Pullman’s beloved trilogy of the same name. There’s a war a’brewing that spans multiple worlds, with both sides eying one all-powerful weapon with a not-so-obvious name. Learn all about the subtle knife and the expanding lore of His Dark Materials in the newly released His Dark Materials season 2 featurette.

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His Dark Materials season 2 trailer

HBO has released the full trailer for His Dark Materials season 2, and it’s making me regret not carving out enough time to watch the first season when it was airing. Season 2 of the Philip Pullman adaptation looks even bigger, more thrilling, and more expensive than the impressive-looking first season – and of course, it also helps to have Andrew Scott (Fleabag) as a new cast member. Check out the latest trailer below. Read More »

his dark materials season 2 premiere

Strange new worlds are coming our way in His Dark Materials season 2, which has just set its premiere date for this November. HBO has announced the His Dark Materials season 2 premiere date alongside the release of an otherworldly new poster featuring the main cast and a lot of bird wings.

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his dark materials season 2 trailer

The next chapter of His Dark Materials is unfolding. HBO has released the trailer for the second season of His Dark Materials, the series adaptation of Philip Pullman’s acclaimed fantasy trilogy of the same name. The trailer takes us into new worlds to meet new friends and monsters, but most importantly, it gives us a new look at grungy Andrew Scott. Watch the His Dark Materials season 2 trailer below.

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