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First Trailer for “Mr. Holmes” starring Ian Mckellen Released

The first official teaser trailer for director Bill Collins’ “Mr. Holmes” was released earlier today. The trailer features Sir Ian Mckellen as long-retired Sherlock Holmes with housekeeper Mrs Munro (Laura Linney) and her small son Roger (Milo Parker): The film is based of the 2006 novel, “A Slight Trick of the Mind” by Mitch Cullin. Set in 1947, the film follows ...

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Wars on Kinkade by Jeff Bennett

If you’ve ever looked at the puzzle section of your local store or flipped through a Hallmark catalog, you’ve probably seen some of the works of Thomas Kinkade at one point or another. Kinkade was known for his serene yet surreal depictions of cottages, mountains, and lakeside domiciles. He was once cited as “America’s most-collected living artist” before his death ...

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Pirates of the Caribbean 5 Now Filming

Disney announced earlier this week that filming for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales has started filming in Australia. Thrust into an all-new adventure, a down-on-his-luck Captain Jack Sparrow finds the winds of ill-fortune blowing even more strongly when deadly ghost pirates led by his old nemesis, the terrifying Captain Salazar ([Javier] Bardem), escape from the Devil’s ...

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Seventh Son Movie Gets Motion Comic Trailer

After two years of delay, “The Seventh Son” movie will play in theaters next week. In the meantime, fans can watch a new trailer. This is no ordinary trailer—Comflix has taken footage from the film and rendered it with motion comics technology to create a visually rich experience. “The Seventh Son” opens Friday, February 6.   Seventh Son In a ...

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Of Mermaids and 17th Century French Kings

Chinese actress Fan Bingbing (best known for her roles as Emperor [not Empress] Wu Zetian in the currently-airing Empress of China TV series and Blink in X-Men: Days of Future Past) will be taking on a new role as a mermaid held captive by French king Louis XIV, played by Pierce Brosnan, this spring. The Moon and the Sun is ...

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Emma Watson: Newest Disney ‘Belle’ of the Ball

Hermione Granger herself is now confirmed to become the much-beloved Belle in director Bill Condon’s live-action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast, now in pre-production. Condon started out directing TV movies, but hit the jackpot with his award-winning theatrical version of Dreamgirls back in 2006. He went on to direct both of the Twilight: Breaking Dawn films along with Kinsey ...

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Field Reports: Viewer Impressions of “The Battle of Five Armies.”

  Image from http://moviepilot.com/   At opening day on December 17 in Cary, NC, three viewers of “The Battle of Five Armies” took the time to give their impressions for the Legendarium community. The answers contain spoilers.   Anonymous: “I thought the battle scene was too protracted, it went on for far too long, but I thought the very rare ...

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The Battle of Five Armies: “All That Is Gold Does Not Glitter”

Image from http://flickeringmyth.com With a movie titled “The Battle of Five Armies,” viewers could expect a lot of battle scenes, but behind the dazzle of special effects and splintering spears weaves a tale of fall and redemption, of pride and power, of material gain and loss of life. Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage), Bard the Bowman (Luke Evans), and Thranduil of ...

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The Battle of the Five Armies Review: “More Does Not Always Mean Better”

The Desolation of Smaug ended with Bilbo’s horrifying realization that he has just played a part in releasing an angry dragon on the town of Esgaroth: “what have we done?” he asks in horror before the screen turns black. The Battle of the Five Armies opens with the terrifying answer. Smaug’s attack on Lake-town is a visually superb experience: we ...

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