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, it falls to Newt Scamander (Redmayne) and his comrades to protect the wizard and muggle worlds.

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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, Yul Vazquez, Joanne Camp, Bernardo Saracino, John-Paul Howard, Bob Jesser

Other notable appearances:
Zahn McClarnon

Running time:
42-43 mins per episode

Number of episodes:
10

 

Medium Manfred Bernardo (Arnaud) is on the run from his past and, based on the advice of his ghostly grandmother, seeks sanctuary in the town of Midnight. Manfred quickly discovers he is not the only supernatural misfit who calls Midnight home and when the town is under apocalyptic threat, he steps up with the others to try to defend it.

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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Since her father’s disappearance four years ago, Meg Murry (Reid) has gone from a bright and productive student to a withdrawn and angry young woman. When three celestial beings hear her father’s calls for help from a distant corner of the universe, Meg must join them, her brother and schoolmate on a journey of self-discovery to rescue both her father and herself.

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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. It falls to the men of Dooling, West Virginia to work out what answers this Evie Black may hold to awaken their sleeping beauties.

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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 and method of death Light writes in the book. When Light starts to use the journal to kill anyone he deems to be evil, he quickly discovers that being a vigilante isn’t as easy as the comic books make it seem.

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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 attack the dark tower. No one in his world believes Jake, but when he finds a portal to the home of the figure in his nightmares, Jake must put his own doubts aside to save everyone’s worlds.

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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 under threat, it falls to agents Valerian (DeHaan) and Laureline (Delevingne) to save it.

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