Thursday, July 20, 2017

TRAILERS FOR 'PROFESSOR MARSTON AND THE WONDER WOMEN' WITH LUKE EVANS, 'ALPHA' EPIC ICE AGE SET ADVENTURE WITH KODI SMIT MCPHEE, GUILLERMO DEL TORO'S 'THE SHAPE OF WATER'

 'ALPHA' EPIC TRAILER
ICE AGE EPIC ADVENTURE
The movie was shot in Canada
Two trailers for you today, beginning with one set 20,000 years into past. ALPHA, a survival adventure set in the period of last Ice Age, with March 2018 release, stars Kodi Smit McPhee as a young man thought dead by his clan after he falls into a crevice during a bison hunt who embarks on a desperate journey to find his way home during which he finds a unlikely ally in a fierce but injured and abandoned wolf. The trailer says that is how humans got their first dogs! Natassia Malthe and Leonor Varela also star in the Albert Hughes directed movie previously known as Solutrean.



 PROFESSOR MARSTON AND
THE WONDER WOMEN TRAILER!
While Wonder Woman is about to become this summer's biggest blockbuster, there's a trailer for another movie about her, or more
Angela Robinson directed the movie
about the man who invented her! PROFESSOR MARSTON AND THE WONDER WOMEN should hit cinemas October starring Luke Evans as Harvard psychologist who based the character of the Amazonian princess on his own unconventional relationship!
Marston was in a polyamorous relationship with his wife Elizabeth (Rebecca Hall), a psychologist and inventor in her own right, and Olive Byrne (Bella Heathcote), a former student who became an academic. This relationship was key to the creation of Wonder Woman, as Elizabeth and
Professor Marston helped invent the modern lie detector test
Olive's feminist ideals were ingrained in the character from her creation. Marston died of skin cancer in 1947, but Elizabeth and Olive remained a couple and raised their and Marston's children together.



'THE SHAPE OF WATER'
LOVE HIDES IN SECRET LABS?
There is also a rather bizarre trailer for Guillermo del Toro's movie THE SHAPE OF WATER out this December! An other worldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1963. In the hidden high security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of silence and isolation. Elisa's life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment. 

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

UNIVERSAL CABLE PRODUCTIONS TO MAKE SF SERIES OUT OF HUGH HOWEY'S 'SAND', KURT VONNEGUT'S 'SIRENS OF TITAN' AND ROGER ZELAZNY'S 'LORD OF LIGHT'!

 UNIVERSAL'S NEW SF SERIES
 BASED ON HUGH HOWEY'S 'SAND'
Sand will be helmed by Marc Forster
Fantasy delights today: Universal Cable Productions has revealed a plan of turning a number of sf novels into TV shows! One of them is SAND based on dystopian novels by Hugh Howey! World War Z's Marc Forster is to helm the pilot set in a world ravaged by ecological devastation, savage winds, and shifting dunes. It follows a family who makes their way in this world as sand divers: the elite few who can travel deep beneath the desert floor to retrieve mysterious and valuable relics lost to the dust. Adrift in the wake of their father’s disappearance years ago, they rely on skill and each other to endure this ruthless environment
Dan Hamon is producing this one
where otherwise good people lie, sabotage, and kill in order to survive.

KURT VONNEGUT'S 'SIRENS OF TITAN'
The second sf classic they will develop into series is Kurt Vonnegut's SIRENS OF TITAN to be produced by Dan Harmon and Evan Katz.  It follows Malachi Constant, the richest man in 22nd-century America. He possesses extraordinary luck which he attributes to divine favour and has used to build upon his father’s fortune. He becomes the centre point of a journey that takes him from Earth to Mars in preparation for an interplanetary war, to Mercury with another Martian survivor of that war, back to
It's Zelazny's Hugo winning sf novel
Earth to be pilloried as a sign of Man’s displeasure with his arrogance, and finally to Titan where he again meets the man ostensibly responsible for the turn of events that have befallen him.

ZELAZNY'S 'LORD OF LIGHT'
Hugo Sf Award winning science fiction classic by Roger Zelazny LORD OF LIGHT is also on this list of adaptation. Terminator's Gale Anne Hurd will produce it with X Men's Ashley Miller. After humans have moved to a new planet, technological disparities allow a privileged few to assume the names and likenesses of deities, and rule over the common people. Tired of the system, a former “god” wages war against the unjust regime.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

SPOTLIGHT ON FANTASY ACTION ADVENTURE 'THE VEIL' OR 'BARBARIAN: RISE OF THE WARRIOR' WITH WILLIAM MOSELEY AND WILLIAM LEVY

 BARBARIAN: RISE OF WARRIOR
ADVENTURE STARRING WILLIAM LEVY AND WILLIAM MOSELEY
The movie is out on DVD market this summer
Something epic for you today, to kick off the boring beginning of the hot summer week! You can check out the trailer and posters for fantasy adventure movie BARBARIAN: RISE OF THE WARRIOR formerly also known as THE VEIL which is out on the DVD market this summer. Directed by Brent Ryan Green the movie has a cast lead by two of our favourite blond hunks William Moseley and Latin heartthrob, actor and super model, William Levy! Nick E. Tarabay from Spartacus also stars. The female cast includes Serinda Swan, whom we shall watch this Autumn as queen Medusa in ABC and
William Moseley is prince Liam in 'The Royals' tv series
Marvel's Inhumans series, and also legendary Romanian gymnast Nadia Comaneci who plays the queen in the movie.

FROM WAR RISES A HERO
Set in a war-torn land where tribal factions live in fear of annihilation, the film tells the story of a deadly warrior (William Levy) leading a destructive war campaign. When he is betrayed by his own and left for dead by those he thought were his family, he is healed by a mysterious princess and taken in by a hidden tribe that believes he
William Levy is a major superstar of Latino TV soaps and a model
was chosen to wage a final battle. Alive and fuelled by vengeance, the warrior does what he can to help an endangered tribe defend themselves from evil and prepares to face his own fate.

Monday, July 17, 2017

DISNEY SUNDAY: CLIP OF EMILY BLUNT AS 'MARY POPPINS RETURNS'! 'A WRINKE IN TIME' TRAILER WITH CHRIS PINE, OPRAH WINFREY. MENA MASSOUD, NAOMI SCOTT ARE 'ALADDIN' AND PRINCESS JASMIN

DISNEY'S 'ALADDIN'
 REVEALS ITS CAST AT LAST
Mena Massoud is the new Aladdin
Comic Con news from Disney today, but I'm afraid not all are good ones. There have been rumours in recent months that Disney and director Guy Ritchie (whose King Arthur has flopped infamously this summer in cinemas) were having big trouble founding young stars for the live action ALADDIN musical movie and when you see who they've just cast you will realize the rumours were probably true... I mean, if these two are their best picks..... Mena Massoud has been announced as ALADDIN with Naomi Scott as Princess Jasmin, and the internet hasn't reacted well to this choice and especially not to Will Smith
Naomi Scott is Princess Jasmin
being cast as Genie. While Massoud is an absolute unknown, and doesn't look much like a leading hero, at least to me, while young Naomi Scott starred in Power Rangers earlier this year and that movie also flopped big time on the box office. The role of villain Jafar is yet to be announced but the movie won't be out any time soon, set only  for Spring 2019 release. Meanwhile, Disney's live action movie version of Mulan has been delayed to 2019! That one will have an all Chinese cast and will be a martial arts extravaganza.

'MARY POPPINS RETURNS'
ENCHANTS WITH EMILY BLUNT
Disney has also thrilled the audience with the first clip from the live action movie THE LION KING (in which Hugh Jackman will lend his voice to Scar), and they announced that Helen Mirren will be playing
Mary Poppins returns Christmas 2018!
Mother Ginger in Lasse Hallstrom's live action NUTCRACKER AND THE FOUR REALMS movie with Morgan Freeman also cast. However, the audience gave biggest ovations to the announcement of Emily Blunt as MARY POPPINS RETURNS. Check it below.



'A WRINKLE IN TIME' TRAILER
NEW EPIC ADVENTURE
Disney has also released the first trailer for their movie adaptation of Madeleine L'Engle's A WRINKLE IN TIME and I have to say it looks
Time will Wrinkle next March
very trashy and almost ridiculous to me, especially the casting. The epic adventure is set for next March.
Meg Murry (Storm Reid) is the daughter of two world renowned physicists, she is intelligent and uniquely gifted, as is Meg's younger brother Charles Wallace (Deric McCabe), but she has yet to realize it for herself. Making matters even worse is the baffling disappearance of Mr. Murry (Chris Pine), which torments Meg and has left her mother (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) heartbroken. Charles Wallace introduces Meg and her fellow classmate Calvin (Levi Miller) to three celestial guides, Mrs. Which (Oprah Winfrey), Mrs. Whatsit
Oprah Winfrey plays one of the celestial guides
(Reese Witherspoon) and Mrs. Who, who have journeyed to Earth to help search for their father, and together they set off on their formidable quest. Travelling via a wrinkling of time and space known as tessering, they are soon transported to worlds beyond their
The visuals in the first trailer seem rather unfinished and chaotic
imagination where they must confront a powerful evil. To make it back home to Earth, Meg must look deep within herself and embrace her flaws to harness the strength necessary to defeat the darkness closing in on them.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

COMEDY SATURDAY: 'HOME AGAIN' TRAILER & POSTER WITH REESE WITHERSPOON! ERRIN HAYES, CHRIS DIAMANTOPOULOS TO LEAD 'DANGEROUS BOOK FOR BOYS' AMAZON COMEDY SERIES

'HOME AGAIN' POSTER
WITH REESE WITHERSPOON
We're kicking of our comedy weekend with the news coming from HOME AGAIN which just got its first poster. Out this September the movie stars Reese Witherspoon as a single mom in Los Angeles whose life takes an unexpected turn when she allows three young guys to move in with her. Michael Sheen and Candice Bergen also star!



'DANGEROUS BOOK FOR BOYS' 
TO BE LEAD BY ERRIN HAYES AND CHRIS DIAMANTOPOULOS
Errin Hayes starred in Kevin Can Wait last season
Meanwhile, over at Amazon, they've started casting for new single camera comedy series THE DANGER- OUS BOOK FOR BOYS! Created by Bryan Cranston it centres on Wyatt (Gabriel Bateman) and his brothers who are coming to terms with the death of their dad, Patrick (Chris Diamantopoulos). Before he passed away, Patrick wrote and crafted a life guidebook for his three sons entitled, THE DANGEROUS BOOK FOR BOYS, hoping to inspire them to live life to the fullest.
Chris will have a double role in the new sitcom
Based on a book by Conn and Hal Iggulden the series will also star Errin Hayes (who has been shockingly kicked out of Kevin Can Wait earlier this season so that Leah Rimini could take over the lead female role in the Kevin James sitcom) as their mother, while Chris Diamant- opoulos will also also be playing Uncle Terry, Patrick’s identical twin brother, fun loving, off beat, well meaning, underachiever, who comes to live at the family house after the death of his brother. Kyan Zielinski will play Liam, the oldest of the three brothers, who’s book smart and spends way too much time on his computer! Drew Logan Powell plays the middle son. Swoosie Kurtz will play the mother in law.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

1ST POSTER FOR 'THE KING'S DAUGHTER' IN WHICH PIERCE BROSNAN IS LOUIS XIV NEXT TO BENJAMIN WALKER, FAN BINGBING, RACHEL GRIFFITHS, BEN LLOYD HUGHES

'THE KING'S DAUGHTER' 
THE FIRST POSTER IS HERE!
There's just one thing I have for you today and it is the first poster for THE KING'S DAUGHTER (previously known as The Moon and The Sun), fantasy adventure movie which still does not have a release date nor a trailer, but it has a stellar cast including Pierce Brosnan as King Louis XIV, Benjamin Walker, William Hurt, Ben Lloyd Hughes, Kaya Scodelario, Rachel Griffiths and Fan Bingbing.
THE KING'S DAUGHTER, in which a massive ball scene was shot in Versailles' Hall of Mirrors (it was done at night when tourists aren't there), depicts King Louis XIV's quest for immortality that leads him to capture and steal a mermaid's life force,
Some of the scenes were shot in actual Versailles at night
a move that is further complicated by his illegitimate daughter's discovery of the creature. Scodelario and Benjamin Walker met at the shooting of this movie and later on got married. Chinese star Fan Bingbing plays the mermaid.

Friday, July 14, 2017

RUSSIAN FANTASY THURSDAY: 'GOGOL: THE BEGINNING' HORROR MOVIE IN WHICH FAMOUS WRITER SOLVES CRIMES, 'VURDALAKI' EPIC HORROR SET IN GRIM CARPATHIAN MOUNTAINS

'GOGOL: THE BEGINNING' 
 NOT THE WRITER WE REMEMBER
Hollywood is sleeping today, so we're of to enjoy some Slavic horror in two new Russian movies! GOGOL: THE BEGINNING has a highly
The movie was shot in four parts!
unusual release schedule! Shot in four parts, the movie will have the first part out in cinemas August 31st followed by the three others every six weeks! That is one sequel per month till the end of the year.
NIGHT IS DARKEST BEFORE DAWN
In the movie in which Alexander Petrov and Oleg Menshikov play the lead roles, the story is set in the first half of the XIX century. Village of Dikanka is hit by terrible and mysterious murders.  Attracted by the mystery, famous investigator Yakov Petrovich Guro (Oleg Menshikov) arrives to the village. A few days before the departure from the capital to the god-forsaken village, Guro met with the young clerk Nikolai Gogol (Alexander Petrov), who helped him uncover the murder of a noble lady. Intrigued by the strange visions of Gogol, Yakov Petrovich takes Nikolai with him to Dikanka and as time will show, it's not in vain ... Young Gogol does not even guess that soon he will enter a deadly battle with unknown forces, meet his first love and write one of the most amazing books in the history of Russian literature!



'VURDALAKI' 
THE CARPATHIANS AIN'T A SAFE PLACE FOR A PICNIC!
The movie is already showing in Russian cinemas
Another famous Russian writer, Alexei Tolstoy, lends his story as the plot of a movie in VURDALAKI! The horror is based on his novel The Ghoul Family which takes place in the Carpathian Mountains in the Spassky Monastery, where the confessor of Tzarina Elizabeth, monk Laurus, was exiled. Those lands were considered grim,  enveloped in legends about the evil forces that had remained there since the Turkish raids. Years later, the main character comes there - a young man named Andrei (Konstantin Kryukov), the godson of Elizabeth herself. In the Carpathians, Andrei is confronted with something supernatural and frightening, something that can not be explained. And he falls madly in love with the beautiful Milena, over whom a deadly danger looms. Now Andrew is forced to enter into battle with the evil itself, in order to save his love.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

NEW PHOTOS FROM MARVEL'S 'BLACK PANTHER' WITH CHADWICK BOSEMAN, MICHAEL B. JORDAN, DANAI GURIRA, ANGELA BASSETT, LUPITA NYONG'O

'BLACK PANTHER' 
FIRST PHOTOS FROM WAKANDA
The panther roars next February!
I must admit the first trailer released earlier this summer looks hilarious to me and utterly kitschy and tacky, but I hear lots of people liked it! 'Entertainment Weekly' has released today, in their Comic Con issue, some new photos from Marvel's  BLACK PANTHER showing most of the cast in full costume while playing the members of the fantastical African nation where Chadwick Boseman’s T’Challa rules over a secretive and futuristic society! The movie is out next February!

 IN THE HEART OF WAKANDA
The fighting in the film is based on Brazilian capoeira
In Marvel lore, T’Challa’s homeland is the site of massive natural deposits of Vibranium, the near-mystical metal that comprises Captain America’s shield, is woven into his BLACK PANTHER, and has allowed the people of Wakanda to make technological leaps nearly a century ahead of the rest of the world. But as T’Challa learns upon ascending the throne, the minute others know you have something valuable, someone
Meet the royal court of Wakanda!
will try to take it from you. In self-defence, Wakanda has closed itself off from the other nations of Earth, maintaining a false front that it’s a mere third-world nowhere – full of mines, farms, and jungle creatures.
The royal fight at the court of Wakanda!
The truth is, its mines produce the rarest, most precious metal on earth, its fields grows the Heart Shaped Herb, a Vibranium enriched plant
The King of Wakanda, Black Panther
that grants its leaders superhuman strength, and its jungle creatures provide inspiration for one of the sleekest superheroes to ever leap from the page to the screen.

MEET THE REST OF THE CAST
Lupita Nyong’o plays Nakia, a covert agent whose job is to stifle word of Wakanda’s secrets, hunting down its enemies with deadly force. Charismatic Michael B. Jordan is Erik Killmonger, a dissident from
Chadwick Boseman takes the lead role of the king of Wakanda
the country and aspiring prince who has colluded with a hostile foreign adversary in a bid to bring down the rightful heir to Wakanda’s throne.
Lupita Nyong'o's Nakia
He has aligned with Andy Serkis’ Ulysses Klaue, the Vibranium poacher who instead of an arm has a piece of sonic mining equipment
Black Panther's suit is made of precious Vibranium
stolen from Wakanda, but the real danger is what he could tell the outside world about the nation’s secrets. T’Challa is also facing an
Michael B. Jordan is KillMonger
unrest among the tribal leaders of Wakanda, who fear the young king is repeating his father’s mistakes by engaging too much with the outside
Daniel Kaluuya is W’Kabi, the head of security for the Border Tribe
world. Angela Bassett is Ramonda, the mother of the king. Danai
Gurira is the head of the Dora Milaje, the all-female special soldiers
Angela Bassett is Wakanda's Queen Mother
unit that protects the kingdom! Martin Freeman is C.I.A. agent Everett K. Ross who teams up with the king to prevent Wakanda from being dragged into a world war.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

DEREK THELER, JEREMY TARDY, CALUM WORTHY TO LEAD MARVEL'S 'NEW WARRIORS' TV SERIES! JANE FONDA, CANDICE BERGEN, DIANE KEATON JOIN THE 'BOOK CLUB'

'BOOK CLUB' SIGNS UP
CANDICE BERGEN, DIANE KEATON AND  JANE FONDA
Jane Fonda will be a member of Book Club
We had British actresses in their prime years yesterday in our news, now we're off to the American ones: as 'Deadline' reports Mary Steenburgen, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen and Diane Keaton will be the lead ladies in BOOK CLUB comedy movie!
Set in and around California, the film revolves around four lifelong friends who read 50 Shades of Grey in their monthly book club and have their lives changed forever. For these successful and intelligent women, this is not the type of book they typically read, but as they soon find out, inspiration can come in the most unlikely of places.

MARVEL'S 'NEW WARRIORS'
FINDS ITS QUIRKY SUPERHEROES
 There's also something for the youngsters today: trying to save its viewership after cancelling its most watched programmes this year, FreeForm is preparing NEW WARRIORS series based on Marvel comics which will follow six young people who are learning to cope with
Derek Theler starred in FreeForm's Baby Daddy
their special abilities in a world where bad guys can be as terrifying as bad dates.
Milana Vayntrub will play Doreen Green aka Squirrel Girl. Doreen is a totally empowered fangirl who has the incredible powers of a … squirrel. Her greatest quality is her optimism and her best friend is a pet squirrel, Tippy Toe. Derek Theler is Craig Hollis aka Mister Immortal. Craig can’t die … or so he says. Although Craig’s superpower seems amazing, he hasn’t made use of it at all – he figures if he has all the time in the world to learn how to do anything heroic, what’s the rush? Jeremy Tardy plays Dwayne Taylor aka Night Thrasher. Brilliant and noble, and maybe a bit full of himself, Dwayne is a shameless self promoter and
Jeremy Tardy and Calum Worthy will play superheroes!
entrepreneur who also deeply believes in justice. Calum Worthy will play Robbie Baldwin aka Speedball. Robbie is an impulsive people pleaser with a misplaced sense of confidence who throws kinetic balls of energy that are completely out of control. Matthew Moy is Zack Smith aka Microbe. Zack is a shy hypochondriac whose ability is that he can
Milana Vayntrub will be the Squirrel Girl
talk to germs that tell him where you’ve been, what you ate and with whom you’ve hung out. It’s impossible to keep secrets around him. Kate Comer will play Deborah Fields aka Debrii. Deborah is proud, funny and quick witted. A low-level telekinetic, very low like she can move a paper cup.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

DELIGHTFUL 'FINDING YOUR FEET' COMEDY TRAILER WITH BRITISH THESPIANS IMELDA STAUNTON, CELIA IMRIE, TIMOTHY SPALL AND JOANNA LUMLEY

'FINDING YOUR FEET'
WITH IMELDA STAUNTON, CELIA IMRIE AND TIMOTHY SPALL
Just a little something something for you today, people, but it's awfully cute and we all love them amazing British thespians: there's a bunch of them, indeed, in FINDING YOUR FEET British comedy starring Celia Imrie, Imelda Staunton, Joanna Lumley and Timothy Spall!
This is Imelda's first big screen role after playing a fairy in 2014 Maleficent
SOMETIMES YOU NEED A PUSH IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION
In the romantic comedy out this October, Imelda is a middle class, judgemental snob who, on the eve of retirement, discovers her husband has been having an affair with her best friend and is forced into exile with her bohemian sister who lives on an impoverished inner-city council estate.