Thursday, September 16, 2010


Coming to cinemas later this year is a historical drama "There Be Dragons" which brings a thrilling tale from the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War with a great (and super hot) cast including Charlie Cox (the lead from "Stardust"), Wes Bentley (he was amazing in "American Beauty" and "The Four Feathers"), Dougray Scott ("Ever After", "Mission Impossible", "Desperate Housewives", "Enigma"), Rodrigo Santoro (Xerxes in "300"), gorgeous Olga Kurylenko ("James Bond", "Centurion", "Empires of the Deep") and lovely Lily Cole ("Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus"). The plot: Arising out of the horror of the Spanish Civil War, a candidate for canonization is investigated by a journalist who discovers his own estranged father had a deep, dark and devastating connection to the saint's life. Check out the intriguing trailer which promises a very touching drama.

You can also check out the second trailer for Disney's super charming animated movie "Tangled" the adaptation of the famous Rapunzel fairy tale about the kingdom's most wanted-and most charming-bandit Flynn Rider (Zachary Levi) who hides out in a mysterious tower and gets taken hostage by Rapunzel (Mandy Moore), a beautiful and feisty tower-bound teen with 70 feet of magical, golden hair. Flynn's curious captor, who's looking for her ticket out of the tower where she's been locked away for years, strikes a deal with the handsome thief and the unlikely duo sets off on an action-packed escapade, complete with a super-cop horse, an over-protective chameleon and a gruff gang of pub thugs :))


  1. Tangled looks very funny. I wanna see it now.

    "Your dream sticks...I was talking to her."


  2. I meant "stinks" in the quote above. "Stick" doesn't quite work. "It's an off day for me."


  3. This is not to be confused with the fantasy novel Here, There Be Dragons.

  4. I like historical dramas but this trailer does draw me in and I'm not that familiar with the Spanish Civil War and its aftermath. But maybe after I hear more buzz I'll be more intriqued.

    Tossing It Out

  5. Unconvinced of Cox/Kurylenko's acting chops. Fortunately we have veterans Geraldine Chaplin and Derek Jacobi for balance. And I still think no one does the Spanish Civil War better than Guillermo Del Toro.

  6. There Be Dragons looks pretty awesome, but I was hoping it would have more to do with medieval maps, since that is where that phrase comes from.

  7. @Clarisa
    it really has a lot of funny lines and the little lizard is adorable :)

    I guess not

    yes, it promises to be one of the wittier animated movies we've seen in quite a long time

  8. @Arlee
    yes, I don't know much about Spanish Civil War either, except that Americans were very much intrigued by it

    I agree that Cox and Olga haven't proved themselves as actors yet, but I also find Del Toro a horrible director :)

    no dragons and no maps in this one :)

  9. I'm looking forward to seeing Tangled. It's good to see Disney stepping up on their own, even with Pixar leading the way for them in terms of CG.

    I can't see Charlie Cox in anything other than Stardust, it's too weird :P

  10. There Be Dragons is a highly anticipated film for me....
    I mean, Dragons? What's not to like???

  11. Unfortunately, neither of those movies seem too appealing to me. Give me more Game of Thrones!

  12. @Jamie
    and it's interesting how Disney is turning to old hand-drawn technique. I like that.

    there are no dragons in it, Andrew :)

    please, Bry, I know you will watch TANGLED secretly in your local cinema :PPPP

  13. DEZMOND - Looking forward to Tangled. The fam and I will enjoy it, I'm sure.

    The computer would be up and running soon.

    And I'm with you on the . . . a la Phantom front with GB.
    Going to do anything fun this weekend?=D

  14. You can't call a movie "There Be Dragons" and not have any dragons in it!!! (I liked the music though)

    But dang! Tangled looks AWESOME!! And they soooo got the lighting right (sry, the animator in me is coming out again). It looks like GREAT fun!

  15. Oh I've never heard of There Be Dragons but LOVE the cast!! Rodrigo Santoro, rrrrrrr :D

    I wish the trailer is a bit longer, but it's enough to wet my appetite. I'm not sold on Olga's acting chop, but Derek Jacobi's should make up for her I suppose.

  16. i'm starting to think i might be too easily pleased. i thought both trailers looked really interesting- albeit really different! :)
    (i know nothing about the spanish civil war either...)

  17. @Shells
    no fun for me, Shells, working tomorrow and then just sitting in an armchair and staring at the ceiling exhausted on Sunday :)))

    oh, yes, I too like the lighting in TANGLED, lovely colours and shades as well.

    yes, I'm not convinced on Olga's acting either, but the rest of the cast is simply amazing.

    I guess I know how to make a great selection of trailers and news :))))

  18. My kids are chomping at the bit to see Tangled. Have to admit so am I. Looks like Robin hood meets Repunzel. Reminds me when I was a kid Marvel would run special editions of Team ups, like Spiderman and Iron man, who would otherwise never meet.

    Now that Disney owns Marvel, perhaps this is where they got the idea of teaming up childhood story characters. Maybe we'll see a Spidey and Iron Man duo together on the big screen sometime soon.

    Stephen Tremp

  19. yep, TANGLED really looks like a great fun for both kids and parents with lovely animation and charming humour. I'm sure you'll enjoy it with the juniors, Stephen :)

  20. tangled really does look like a lot of fun. that's the way to bring old fairy tales alive: modernize them with humor. and that twisty tower looked so damn cool! (nerd alert here:)