Tag Archives: Fantasy

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018)

Review by CJ Director: David Yates Starring: Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol, Dan Fogler, Jude Law, Johnny Depp, Zoë Kravitz, Ezra Miller, Claudia Kim Running time: 134 minutes Watch this if you liked: The Harry Potter series, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them   As the dark wizard Grindelwald (Depp) rallies his followers, […]
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Midnight, Texas: Season One

Director: Niels Arden Oplev, David Solomon, Steve Shill, Milan Cheylov, Nick Gomez, Mairzee Almas, Kevin Tancharoen, Greg Beeman Writer: Charlaine Harris (based on the books by), Monica Owusu-Breen, Turi Meyer, Al Septien, Liz Sagal, Brynn Malone, Mark Kruger, Larry Caldwell Starring: François Arnaud, Dylan Bruce, Parisa Fitz-Henley, Arielle Kebbel, Jason Lewis, Peter Mensah, Sarah Ramos, […]
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A Wrinkle in Time (2018)

Review by CJ Director: Ava DuVernay Starring: Storm Reid, Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, Deric McCabe, Levi Miller Other notable appearances: Chris Pine, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Zach Galifianakis, Michael Peña, André Holland, Bellamy Young, Daniel MacPherson Running time: 109 minutes Watch this if you liked: Interstellar, Coraline, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory   Since her […]
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Sleeping Beauties by Stephen King and Owen King (2017)

Review by CJ Page count: 718 [including Authors’ Note] Format: Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-473-66519-4   The women of the world are falling asleep and not waking up. Instead they grow a cocoon and fly into a zombie-like rage, killing anyone who tries to remove the wrapping. There is one woman though who can awaken after sleep. […]
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Death Note (2017)

Review by CJ Director: Adam Wingard Starring: Nat Wolff, Willem Dafoe, Lakeith Stanfield, Margaret Qualley Other notable appearances: Paul Nakauchi Running time: 101 minutes Watch this if you liked: Donnie Darko, The Crow   Light (Wolff) finds a journal that unites him with a death god named Ryuk (Dafoe) who will kill anyone whose name […]
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The Dark Tower (2017)

Review by CJ Director: Nikolaj Arcel Starring: Idris Elba, Matthew McConaughey, Tom Taylor Other notable appearances: Jackie Earle Haley Running time: 95 minutes Watch this if you liked: Warcraft, The Last Action Hero    Jake Chambers (Taylor) is haunted by nightmares of the Man in Black (McConaughey) killing children and using their psychic abilities to […]
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Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017)

Review by CJ Director: Luc Besson Starring: Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevingne, Clive Owen Other notable appearances: Ethan Hawke, Rihanna, John Goodman Running time: 137 minutes Watch this if you liked: Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Rogue One, Serenity, The Fifth Element   When a space city inhabited by different species from thousands of planets is […]
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Quinsey Wolfe’s Glass Vault by Candace Robinson (2017)

Review by CJ Page count: 242 ISBN: 1544274653   When a surge of missing person cases occurs in Deer Park, Texas, Perrie isn’t as worried as her father. That is until her ex-boyfriend and best friend go missing too. Perrie and her friend slash would-be-boyfriend August venture to the mysterious Quinsey Wolfe’s Glass Vault to find […]
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King’s Cage by Victoria Aveyard (2017)

Review by Liz Page count: 528 Publisher: Orion Books Format: Trade paperback ISBN: 9781409151197   In the third instalment to Victoria Aveyard’s bestselling Red Queen series, allegiances are tested on every side. And when the Lightning Girl’s spark is gone, who will light the way for the rebellion? Following on from Glass Sword, Mare Barrow has […]
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Cinderella adapted by Elizabeth Rudnick (2015)

Review by CJ Page count: 167 Format: Paperback ISBN: 978-1-4723-9682-2   Adapted from the 2015 live action Disney movie, Cinderella tells the tale of a girl named Ella. After her mother’s death Ella’s father remarried, giving her a step-mother and two step-sisters. Not long after, Ella’s father also passes away leaving her a servant in her […]
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