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A Long Time Ago in an English Manor Far, Far Away…

Just when you thought Dame Maggie Smith couldn’t get any more awesome, she and the rest of the Downton Abbey cast do just that. Made for charity, “Downton Wars Episode 2: The Evil Butler Strikes Back” takes the cake in terms of charm, wit, and love for both franchises. Have a watch below! On a sidenote, did you ever think ...

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Review – Halo: Nightfall

Halo: Nightfall is the latest production from 343 Industries following ONI Commander Jameson Locke and UNSC Colonel Randall Aiken on a mission to destroy the source of new element that’s been turned into a biological weapon against humans. 343 Industries’ previous film, Forward Unto Dawn, was a wonderful and near-perfect introduction to the Halo universe, but Nightfall ultimately fails to ...

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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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Star Wars Smuggler’s Run Fan Film

With Episode VII still a good ways off, fans like me are jonesin’ for a fix. Thankfully we’ve got people like Oliver Thompson making fantastic fan films like Star Wars Smuggler’s Run. “Star Wars Smuggler’s Run is a 22 minute fan film, that has been filmed on location at the original sets in Tunisia. The story is set between A ...

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First Trailer for “Le Petit Prince” Now Online

Le Petit Prince (Eng: The Little Prince) by Antoine du Saint-Expurey is widely hailed as the most well-known and popular French book and has had fans of the charming story clamoring for a film adaptation for years. Now, the first trailer for an animated movie based on the novella has been released. Check it out below! (Yes, it’s in French. ...

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Why Fantasy Matters

“Artists use lies to tell the truth.” These words were spoken by Evey Hammond to the masked terrorist/freedom fighter V in V for Vendetta, echoing Pablo Picasso’s words, “Art is a lie that makes us realize truth […]” Despite the dystopian and relatively fantastical setting of the film, those words spoke truer to me than any lecture I ever sat ...

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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Extended Edition Review

  Today marks the next step in the adventures of the Company of Thorin Oakenshield with the release of The Desolation of Smaug (Extended Edition) on Blu-Ray, 3D Blu-Ray and DVD. Once again Peter Jackson takes us back to Middle-earth and with this extended edition, we get what we expect: more story, more characters, more Middle-earth – and Jackson certainly ...

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DC’s Upcoming Movie List is a Resounding ‘Meh’

Warner Bros. recently had a shareholder’s meeting where the company revealed a six-year plan for all its DC-based films, as IGN reported that the lineup will be as follows: “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” directed by Zack Snyder (2016) “Suicide Squad,” directed by David Ayer (2016) “Wonder Woman,” starring Gal Gadot (2017) “Justice League Part One,” directed by Zack ...

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World of Warcraft Movie Teased at SDCC

As GeekExchange notes, “movies based on video have notoriously disappointed fans” (probably because Uwe Boll has always gotten a hold of a lot of them). And with years of begging and theorizing and hoping and praying built up for a World of Warcraft film, expectations have been smashed before. But now it looks like that hope is not as foolish ...

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New FANTASY Short Film from Toby Froud

Ever since the rather terrible Return to Labyrinth graphic novel, fans of Jim Henson’s classic Labyrinth and The Dark Crystal have been yearning for a trip back into the wondrous world of puppetry and family-friendly fantasy. Well, fans need wait no longer! Toby Froud, baby Toby in the original Labyrinth and son of acclaimed artists Wendy and Brian Froud, has debuted ...

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