fantasy cinema

Pete's Dragon (2016)

“You are the bravest boy I’ve ever met.” | Pete’s Dragon (2016)

Disney continues their assault on our wallets, tilling their back catalogue of animated films and characters for live action fodder. So far, their efforts have been successful with Maleficent, Jungle Book and Cinderella scoring big. But how will they do with a remake of 1977’s Pete’s Dragon? Trailer and review after the break.

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League of Gods (2016)

League of Gods ( 2016)

Well, it’s that time of the year when the Cineworld Dublin puts on the bulk of its Asian cinema releases. I caught Stephen Chow’s The Mermaid earlier but League of Gods flew by my site surfing and I decided to give it a whirl. CG, Jet Li, Tony Leung being evil, Fan Bingbing being eviler and a race to see how many special effects you can have on screen in a Chinese film. Trailer and review after the break.

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“I talk to God all the time, and, no offense, but he never mentioned you” Ladyhawke (1985)

Come the 1980’s and suddenly studios are going nuts about fantasy films. Krull, Princess Bride, The Dark Crystal, Labyrinth, Legend, The Neverending Story, Willow, Conan The Barbarian (we will not speak of Conan The Destroyer). All of these films alone were worth the price of a movie ticket. One other film that snuck into the category, helmed by a man who has pretty much ensured that comic book movies will never be treated as camp. Richard Donner might be famous as the director of Superman 1 & 2, The Goonies and the Lethal Weapon films, but he directed one of my favourite films from the 80’s: Ladyhawke.

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