Archive for the ‘Fantasy’ Category

How to Train Your Dragon 2

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

All Genres:
Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Release Year: 2014

Country: USA

Runtime: 102 min

Languages: English

Director: Dean DeBlois

Tagline:

 

Writers: Dean DeBlois, Cressida Cowell (“How to Train Your Dragon” book series)

 

Cast: Jay Baruchel
Cate Blanchett
Gerard Butler
Craig Ferguson
America Ferrera
Jonah Hill
Christopher Mintz-Plasse
T.J. Miller
Kristen Wiig
Djimon Hounsou
Kit Harington
Kieron Elliott
Philip McGrade
Andrew Ableson
Gideon Emery

 

Plot: It’s been five years since Hiccup and Toothless successfully united dragons and vikings on the island of Berk. While Astrid, Snotlout and the rest of the gang are challenging each other to dragon races (the island’s new favorite contact sport), the now inseparable pair journey through the skies, charting unmapped territories and exploring new worlds. When one of their adventures leads to the discovery of a secret ice cave that is home to hundreds of new wild dragons and the mysterious Dragon Rider, the two friends find themselves at the center of a battle to protect the peace. Now, Hiccup and Toothless must unite to stand up for what they believe while recognizing that only together do they have the power to change the future of both men and dragons. Written by Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

Maleficent

Friday, June 13th, 2014

All Genres:
Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Romance

Release Year: 2014

Country: USA | UK

Runtime: 97 min

Languages: English

Director: Robert Stromberg

Tagline: Don’t believe the fairy tale

 

Writers: Linda Woolverton, Charles Perrault (based from the story “La Belle au bois dormant” by), 9 credits »

 

Cast: Angelina Jolie
Elle Fanning
Sharlto Copley
Lesley Manville
Imelda Staunton
Juno Temple
Sam Riley
Brenton Thwaites
Kenneth Cranham
Sarah Flind
Hannah New
Isobelle Molloy
Michael Higgins
Ella Purnell
Jackson Bews

 

Plot: A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman, Maleficent has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom, until one day when an invading army threatens the harmony of the land. Maleficent rises to be the land’s fiercest protector, but she ultimately suffers a ruthless betrayal – an act that begins to turn her pure heart to stone. Bent on revenge, Maleficent faces a battle with the invading king’s successor and, as a result, places a curse upon his newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Maleficent realizes that Aurora holds the key to peace in the kingdom – and perhaps to Maleficent’s true happiness as well. Written by Walt Disney Pictures

The Amazing Spider-Man 2

Friday, June 13th, 2014

All Genres:
Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Release Year: 2014

Country: USA

Runtime: 142 min

Languages: English

Director: Marc Webb

Tagline: Rise of Electro

 

Writers: Alex Kurtzman (screenplay), Roberto Orci (screenplay), 7 credits »

 

Cast: Andrew Garfield
Emma Stone
Jamie Foxx
Dane DeHaan
Colm Feore
Felicity Jones
Paul Giamatti
Sally Field
Embeth Davidtz
Campbell Scott
Marton Csokas
Louis Cancelmi
Max Charles
B.J. Novak
Sarah Gadon

 

Plot: We’ve always known that Spider-Man’s most important conflict has been within himself: the struggle between the ordinary obligations of Peter Parker and the extraordinary responsibilities of Spider-Man. But in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Peter Parker finds that his greatest battle is about to begin. It’s great to be Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield). For Peter Parker, there’s no feeling quite like swinging between skyscrapers, embracing being the hero, and spending time with Gwen (Emma Stone). But being Spider-Man comes at a price: only Spider-Man can protect his fellow New Yorkers from the formidable villains that threaten the city. With the emergence of Electro (Jamie Foxx), Peter must confront a foe far powerful than he. And as his old friend, Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan), returns, Peter comes to realize that all of his enemies have one thing in common: Oscorp. Directed by Marc Webb. Produced by Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach. Screenplay by Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci & Jeff Pinkner. Screen… Written by Sony Pictures Entertainment

God’s Not Dead

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

All Genres:
Drama, Fantasy

Release Year: 2014

Country: USA

Runtime: 113 min

Languages: English

Director: Harold Cronk

Tagline: "What do you believe?"

 

Writers: Hunter Dennis (story), Chuck Konzelman (story), 3 credits »

 

Cast: Willie Robertson
David A.R. White
Shane Harper
Kevin Sorbo
Korie Robertson
Marco Khan
Alex Aristidis
Lisa Arnold
Tommy Blaze
Maison Briley
Ross Britz
Laci Broussard
Dean Cain
Jay Caputo
Ray Gaspard

 

Plot: College student Josh Wheaton’s faith is challenged by his philosophy professor, who believes God does not exist.

Vampire Academy

Monday, February 3rd, 2014

All Genres:
Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

Release Year: 2014

Country: USA

Runtime: 104 min

Languages: English

Director: Mark Waters

Tagline: Blood is family. Blood is pain. And blood is death.

 

Writers: Richelle Mead (novel), Daniel Waters (screenplay)

 

Cast: Sarah Hyland
Olga Kurylenko
Zoey Deutch
Sami Gayle
Cameron Monaghan
Danila Kozlovsky
Lucy Fry
Joely Richardson
Gabriel Byrne
Claire Foy
Dominic Sherwood
Charlotte Rickard
Ashley Charles
Will Tudor
Leila Wong

 

Plot: Rose Hathaway is a dhampir, half-vampire and half-human, who is training to be a guardian at St Vladimir’s Academy along with many others like her. There are good and bad vampires in their world: Moroi, who co-exist peacefully among the humans and only take blood from donors, and also possess the ability to control one of the four elements – water, earth, fire or air; and Strigoi, blood-sucking, evil vampires who drink to kill. Rose and other dhampir guardians are trained to protect Moroi and kill Strigoi throughout their education. Along with her best friend, Princess Vasilisa Dragomir, a Moroi and the last of her line, with whom she has a nigh unbreakable bond, Rose must run away from St Vladimir’s, in order to protect Lissa from those who wish to harm the princess and use her for their own means. Written by jessieyf1

Winter’s Tale

Monday, February 3rd, 2014

All Genres:
Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance

Release Year: 2014

Country: USA

Runtime:

Languages: English

Director: Akiva Goldsman

Tagline: This is not a true story. This is true love.

 

Writers: Akiva Goldsman (screenplay), Mark Helprin (novel)

 

Cast: Jennifer Connelly
Jessica Brown Findlay
Will Smith
Colin Farrell
Matt Bomer
Russell Crowe
Kevin Durand
William Hurt
Lucy Griffiths
Kevin Corrigan
Eva Marie Saint
Graham Greene
Finn Wittrock
Caitlin Dulany
April Grace

 

Plot: New York City is subsumed in arctic winds, dark nights, and white lights, its life unfolds, for it is an extraordinary hive of the imagination, the greatest house ever built, and nothing exists that can check its vitality. One night in winter, Peter Lake (Colin Farrell), orphan and master-mechanic, attempts to rob a fortress-like mansion on the Upper West Side. Though he thinks the house is empty, the daughter of the house is home. Thus begins the love between Peter, a middle-aged Irish burglar, and Beverly Penn (Jessica Brown Findlay), a young girl, who is dying. Written by Jack

I, Frankenstein

Monday, December 30th, 2013

All Genres:
Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

Release Year: 2013

Country: USA | Australia

Runtime: 93 min

Languages: English

Director: Stuart Beattie

Tagline:

 

Writers: Stuart Beattie (screenplay), Kevin Grevioux (screen story), 3 credits »

 

Cast: Yvonne Strahovski
Miranda Otto
Bill Nighy
Aaron Eckhart
Jai Courtney
Caitlin Stasey
Kevin Grevioux
Aden Young
Deniz Akdeniz
Virginie Le Brun
Socratis Otto
Chris Pang
Angela Kennedy
Samantha Reed
Goran D. Kleut

 

Plot: Frankenstein’s creature finds himself caught in an all-out, centuries old war between two immortal clans.

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

Monday, December 2nd, 2013

All Genres:
Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

Release Year: 2013

Country: USA

Runtime: 114 min

Languages: English

Director: Ben Stiller

Tagline:

 

Writers: Steve Conrad (screenplay), James Thurber (based on the short story by), 1 credit »

 

Cast: Kristen Wiig
Ben Stiller
Sean Penn
Kathryn Hahn
Adam Scott
Patton Oswalt
Shirley MacLaine
Joey Slotnick
Jon Daly
Adrian Martinez
Toshiko Onizawa
Barbara Vincent
Finise Avery
Ólafur Darri Ólafsson
Kai Lennox

 

Plot: Ben Stiller directs and stars in THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY, James Thurber’s classic story of a day-dreamer who escapes his anonymous life by disappearing into a world of fantasies filled with heroism, romance and action. When his job along with that of his co-worker (Kristen Wiig) are threatened, Walter takes action in the real world embarking on a global journey that turns into an adventure extraordinary than anything he could have ever imagined. Written by 20th Century Fox

47 Ronin

Monday, December 2nd, 2013

All Genres:
Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Release Year: 2013

Country: USA

Runtime:

Languages: English | Japanese

Director: Carl Rinsch

Tagline: This Christmas, seize eternity.

 

Writers: Chris Morgan (screenplay), Hossein Amini (screenplay), 2 credits »

 

Cast: Keanu Reeves
Hiroyuki Sanada
Kô Shibasaki
Tadanobu Asano
Min Tanaka
Jin Akanishi
Masayoshi Haneda
Hiroshi Sogabe
Takato Yonemoto
Hiroshi Yamada
Shû Nakajima
Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa
Neil Fingleton
Rinko Kikuchi
Natsuki Kunimoto

 

Plot: A band of samurai set out to avenge the death and dishonor of their master at the hands of a ruthless shogun.

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Monday, December 2nd, 2013

All Genres:
Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

Release Year: 2013

Country: USA | New Zealand

Runtime:

Languages: English

Director: Peter Jackson

Tagline: Beyond darkness… beyond desolation… lies the greatest danger of all.

 

Writers: Fran Walsh (screenplay), Philippa Boyens (screenplay), 3 credits »

 

Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch
Evangeline Lilly
Richard Armitage
Orlando Bloom
Cate Blanchett
Manu Bennett
Martin Freeman
Luke Evans
Ian McKellen
Hugo Weaving
Lee Pace
Christopher Lee
Aidan Turner
Andy Serkis
Stephen Fry

 

Plot: After successfully crossing over (and under) the Misty Mountains, Thorin and Company must seek aid from a powerful stranger before taking on the dangers of Mirkwood Forest–without their Wizard. If they reach the human settlement of Lake-town it will be time for the hobbit Bilbo Baggins to fulfill his contract with the dwarves. The party must complete the journey to Lonely Mountain and burglar Baggins must seek out the Secret Door that will give them access to the hoard of the dragon Smaug. And, where has Gandalf got off to? And what is his secret business to the south? Written by Otaku-sempai

Thor: The Dark World

Monday, October 28th, 2013

All Genres:
Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Release Year: 2013

Country: USA

Runtime: 112 min

Languages: English

Director: Alan Taylor

Tagline:

 

Writers: Christopher Yost (screenplay), Christopher Markus (screenplay), 6 credits »

 

Cast: Chris Hemsworth
Natalie Portman
Tom Hiddleston
Stellan Skarsgård
Idris Elba
Christopher Eccleston
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje
Kat Dennings
Ray Stevenson
Zachary Levi
Tadanobu Asano
Jaimie Alexander
Rene Russo
Anthony Hopkins
Chris O’Dowd

 

Plot: Faced with an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor must embark on his most perilous and personal journey yet, one that will reunite him with Jane Foster and force him to sacrifice everything to save us all.

Frozen

Monday, October 28th, 2013

All Genres:
Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Mystery, Romance, Thriller

Release Year: 2013

Country: USA

Runtime:

Languages: English

Director:

Tagline:

 

Writers: Jennifer Lee, Shane Morris, 1 credit »

 

Cast: Kristen Bell
Alan Tudyk
Idina Menzel
Josh Gad
Jonathan Groff
Livvy Stubenrauch
Eva Bella
Santino Fontana
Chris Williams
Patricia Lentz

 

Plot: In “Frozen,” fearless optimist Anna (voice of ‘Kristen Bell’ ) teams up with rugged mountain man Kristoff (voice of ‘Jonathan Groff’ ) and his loyal reindeer Sven in an epic journey, encountering Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls and a hilarious snowman named Olaf in a race to find Anna’s sister Elsa (voice of Idina Menzel), whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. Encountering Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls and a hilarious snowman named Olaf, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom. Written by Walt Disney Animation Studios

The Smurfs 2

Sunday, July 28th, 2013

All Genres:
Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Release Year: 2013

Country: USA

Runtime: 105 min

Languages: English

Director: Raja Gosnell

Tagline: Get ready to get naughty!

 

Writers: J. David Stem (screenplay), David N. Weiss (screenplay), 8 credits »

 

Cast: Hank Azaria
Neil Patrick Harris
Brendan Gleeson
Jayma Mays
Jacob Tremblay
Nancy O’Dell
Karim Babin
Gaston Morrison
Jocelyn Blanchard
Erika Rosenbaum
Carolina Bartczak
James A. Woods
Henri Pardo
Vanessa Matsui
Dusan Dukic

 

Plot: The evil wizard Gargamel creates a couple of mischievous Smurf-like creatures called the Naughties that he hopes will let him harness the all-powerful, magical Smurf-essence. But when he discovers that only a real Smurf can give him what he wants, and only a secret spell that Smurfette knows can turn the Naughties into real Smurfs, Gargamel kidnaps Smurfette and brings her to Paris, where he has been winning the adoration of millions as the world¹s greatest sorcerer. It’s up to Papa, Clumsy, Grouchy, and Vanity to return to our world, reunite with their human friends Patrick and Grace Winslow, and rescue her! Will Smurfette, who has always felt different from the other Smurfs, find a new connection with the Naughties Vexy and Hackus or will the Smurfs convince her that their love for her is True Blue? Written by Columbia Pictures

Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters

Sunday, July 28th, 2013

All Genres:
Adventure, Family, Fantasy

Release Year: 2013

Country: USA

Runtime:

Languages: English

Director: Thor Freudenthal

Tagline:

 

Writers: Marc Guggenheim (screenplay), Rick Riordan (based upon the novel “Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Sea of Monsters” written by)

 

Cast: Logan Lerman
Alexandra Daddario
Sean Bean
Nathan Fillion
Jake Abel
Missi Pyle
Stanley Tucci
Leven Rambin
Robert Maillet
Derek Mears
Grey Damon
Anthony Head
Brandon T. Jackson
Daniel Cudmore
Solange Knowles

 

Plot: In this retelling of Rick Riordans book, “The Sea of Monsters”, Percy Jackson, accompanied by his friends Annabeth Chase, Clarisse La Rue and Tyson, his half brother, goes on a journey to the Sea of Monsters to retrieve the Golden Fleece and save Camp Half-Blood. Written by Michelle Stone

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones

Sunday, July 28th, 2013

All Genres:
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance

Release Year: 2013

Country: USA | Germany

Runtime:

Languages: English

Director: Harald Zwart

Tagline: Worlds will collide August 23

 

Writers: Jessica Postigo (screenplay), Cassandra Clare (based on the novel by)

 

Cast: Lena Headey
Lily Collins
Jonathan Rhys Meyers
Jamie Campbell Bower
Kevin Durand
Kevin Zegers
Robert Sheehan
Aidan Turner
Robert Maillet
Jared Harris
Jemima West
CCH Pounder
Godfrey Gao
Chad Connell
Stephen R. Hart

 

Plot: Set in contemporary New York City, a seemingly ordinary teenager, Clary Fray (Lily Collins), discovers she is the descendant of a line of Shadowhunters, a secret cadre of young half-angel warriors locked in an ancient battle to protect our world from demons. After the disappearance of her mother (Lena Headey), Clary must join forces with a group of Shadowhunters, who introduce her to a dangerous alternate New York called Downworld, filled with demons, warlocks, vampires, werewolves and other deadly creatures. Based on the worldwide best-selling book series. Written by Sony Pictures Entertainment

R.I.P.D.

Sunday, June 30th, 2013

All Genres:
Action, Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

Release Year: 2013

Country: USA

Runtime:

Languages: English

Director: Robert Schwentke

Tagline: To protect and serve the living

 

Writers: Phil Hay (screenplay), Matt Manfredi (screenplay), 4 credits »

 

Cast: Ryan Reynolds
Mary-Louise Parker
Jeff Bridges
Kevin Bacon
Marisa Miller
Robert Knepper
Stephanie Szostak
James Hong
Mike O’Malley
Devin Ratray
Kachina Dechert
Catherine Kresge
Larry Joe Campbell
Josh Sussman
Alexandra East

 

Plot: A recently slain cop joins a team of undead police officers working for the Rest in Peace Department and tries to find the man who murdered him.

The Wolverine

Sunday, June 30th, 2013

All Genres:
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

Release Year: 2013

Country: USA

Runtime:

Languages: English

Director: James Mangold

Tagline: When he’s most vulnerable, he’s most dangerous.

 

Writers: Mark Bomback (screenplay), Scott Frank (screenplay)

 

Cast: Hugh Jackman
Famke Janssen
Will Yun Lee
Brian Tee
Svetlana Khodchenkova
Hiroyuki Sanada
Rila Fukushima
Tao Okamoto
James Fraser
Hal Yamanouchi
Luke Webb
Ken Yamamura
Garret Sato
Nobuaki Kakuda

 

Plot: In modern day Japan, Wolverine is out of his depth in an unknown world as he faces his ultimate nemesis in a life-or-death battle that will leave him forever changed. Vulnerable for the first time and pushed to his physical and emotional limits, he confronts not only lethal samurai steel but also his inner struggle against his own immortality, emerging powerful than we have ever seen him before. Written by Twentieth Century Fox

Man of Steel

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

All Genres:
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

Release Year: 2013

Country: USA | Canada | UK

Runtime: 143 min

Languages: English

Director: Zack Snyder

Tagline:

 

Writers: David S. Goyer (screenplay), David S. Goyer (story), 3 credits »

 

Cast: Henry Cavill
Amy Adams
Michael Shannon
Russell Crowe
Kevin Costner
Diane Lane
Antje Traue
Laurence Fishburne
Christopher Meloni
Ayelet Zurer
Jadin Gould
Michael Kelly
Dylan Sprayberry
Tahmoh Penikett
Richard Schiff

 

Plot: A young boy learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this Earth. As a young man, he journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do. But the hero in him must emerge if he is to save the world from annihilation and become the symbol of hope for all mankind. Written by Warner Bros. Pictures

Monsters University

Saturday, June 8th, 2013

All Genres:
Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Release Year: 2013

Country: USA

Runtime:

Languages: English

Director: Dan Scanlon

Tagline:

 

Writers: Robert L. Baird (screenplay), Robert L. Baird (story), 4 credits »

 

Cast: Nathan Fillion
John Krasinski
John Goodman
Steve Buscemi
Alfred Molina
Aubrey Plaza
Helen Mirren
Charlie Day
Billy Crystal
Bonnie Hunt
Dave Foley
Frank Oz
Sean Hayes
Frank Welker
Joel Murray

 

Plot: Mike Wazowski and James P. Sullivan are an inseparable pair, but that wasn’t always the case. From the moment these two mismatched monsters met they couldn’t stand each other. “Monsters University” unlocks the door to how Mike and Sulley overcame their differences and became the best of friends. Written by Disney/Pixar

Epic

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

All Genres:
Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy

Release Year: 2013

Country: USA

Runtime: 102 min

Languages: English

Director: Chris Wedge

Tagline: Prepare for something epic

 

Writers: Tom J. Astle, Matt Ember, 3 credits »

 

Cast: Jason Sudeikis
Steven Tyler
Amanda Seyfried
Pitbull
Beyoncé Knowles
Josh Hutcherson
Judah Friedlander
Colin Farrell
Aziz Ansari
Blake Anderson
Christoph Waltz
Chris O’Dowd
Emma Kenney
Jason Harris

 

Plot: A teenager finds herself transported to a deep forest setting where a battle between the forces of good and the forces of evil is taking place. She bands together with a rag-tag group characters in order to save their world — and ours.