In 2018, videos of a new Harry Potter console game started circulating online. Two years later, Hogwarts Legacy is officially introduced to the world. The game is set at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in the late 1800s. Players can explore the open world game by taking the role of a student and creating a new story that can involve dangerous journeys to uncover the hidden truth of the wizarding world. The official trailer shows stunning imagery for the game.
Players will be able to grow their characters abilities, embark on choice-driven missions, cast charms, duel with offensive spells, and so much more! Users can also travel to other locations such as: Hogsmeade Village and the Forbidden Forest. Sony’s Playstation 5 presented the news that the open-world, single-player role-playing game will be released in 2021 on PS5, PS4, PS4 Pro, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Xbox One consoles, and PC.
The Joker film is a much hyped movie of 2019, transcending beyond the notions of a ‘comic book’ to become a full blown potential for Oscar nominations. The first trailer debuted in April of 2019, to much praise and excitement, especially as Joaquin Phoenix’s performance as the Clown Prince of Crime. The Joker film is the latest film from the director of The Hangoverand War Dogs,with this latest film trailer to only increase fan anticipation of the gritty super villain flick.
Joker takes place in the 1980s, telling the origin of the famous Batman villain whose failed attempts to become a comedian force him on a descent into madness that ends with him becoming the Joker. The supporting cast includes Robert DeNiro as talk-show host Murray Franklin, Zazie Beetz as Arthur’s love interest Sophie Durmond, and Frances Conroy as Arthur’s mother Penny.
The film has been described as drawing from 1970s gangster movies, specifically Mean Streets, among others. Phoenix revealed earlier this month that in order to play the role, he studied victims of Pathological Laughter or Crying. The victims suffer from involuntary laughter and crying, usually separate fro any kind of emotional trigger.
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This showcases in the new footage in the final trailer, where Joaquin Phoenix is clearly playing a man on the brink. Arthur Fleck, as he is known before he becomes the Joker, seems a man on the brink of madness. He confesses to his therapist that he has nothing but ‘negative thoughts’. Footage reveals he’s attempting to be a comedian, but he’s laugh at on stage, crippling his self-esteem.
Slowly, the trailer takes a darker turn as Joaquin begins spiraling towards what he’ll become. We see glimpses of him applying the white face paint, as well as Arthur instigating what appears to be a revolution. People begin to riot in the streets, wearing clown masks and holding up signs that proclaim ‘We are all clowns’.
Other tantalizing imagery includes Robert DeNiro as a comedian that the Joker idolizes and Thomas Wayne, Mayor of Gotham, punching Arthur after he refuses to stop laughing.
Warner Bros has released the official plot synopsis:
Director Todd Phillips’ Joker centers around the iconic arch nemesis and is an original, standalone fictional story not seen before on the big screen. Phillips’ exploration of Arthur Fleck, who is indelibly portrayed by Joaquin Phoenix, is of a man struggling to find his way in Gotham’s fractured society. A clown-for-hire by day, he aspires to be a stand-up comic at night…but finds the joke always seems to be on him. Caught in a cyclical existence between apathy and cruelty, Arthur makes one bad decision that brings about a chain reaction of escalating events in this gritty character study.
But the best image when Arthur, now decked in full Joker costume, asks to be introduced on stage as the Joker. We can’t wait to see this movie, as it looks haunting, surreal, and a more adult, darker movie that might even garner some nominations at the Oscars.
Are you looking forward to seeing the killer clown arrive? The Joker arrives in cinemas October 4th.
The News Netflix series, Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, has a new trailer!
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Jim Henson, the creator of the Muppets, set out to make a film much darker than his previous efforts, as he believed that it was unhealthy for children to never be afraid. After enlisting illustrator Brian Froud and screenwriter David ODell, Henson gave them a homework assignment, of all things.
From here, they went and made The Dark Crystal, released in 1982. Since its release the film has become a cult classic, with praised to its dark tone and gorgeous visuals brought to us by creatively inventive effects. Many clamored for a follow-up, but this seemed unlikely following the death of Jim Henson in 1990.
However, back on On May 21, 2019, Netflixannounced that a 10 episode prequel series is set to premiere on August 30, 2019.
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Now Netflix just dropped an incredible new look—a trailer.
Gosh, this show looks gorgeous. Plus, with a voice cast including Taron Egerton, Anya Taylor-Joy, Eddie Izzard, Helena Bonham Carter, Toby Jones, Simon Pegg, Jason Isaacs, Benedict Wong, Harvey Fierstein, Mark Hamill, and many, many more this show is impressive.
Exciting news for Witcherfans! The full trailer for The Witcher has been released, the television adaptation of the bestselling novels and video game franchise. The trailer premiered at San Diego Comic Con, showcasing the series in all its glory for the world at last. The trailer showcases Henry Cavill, who stars in the lead as Geralt of Rivia, the titular witcher, a monster hunter trained in the arts of killing. Henry Cavill discussed the series premise, where he said this:
A witcher is a young boy who has been left to fend for themselves and taken in by the group called witchers and they are trained to levels of almost inhuman agility and endurance. And from there they become mutants, most of these children do not survive. After that they are trained in the art of monster hunting and travel the world hunting monster for coin, that is their one and sole purpose in the world.
The series is based on the popular book series, which in turned inspired an even more popular role-playing series of games, which culminated in the critically acclaimed Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. The show will be maintained by Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, who has also helped bring Netflix’s other TV shows, such as Daredevil and The Umbrella Academy to life. The show will not be adapting a specific novel but rather, drawing from the franchise in general to tell the story of Geralt on the small screen.
The series trailer looks very promising, seeming to focus on the origins of how Geralt met the series other protagonist, Ciri, a child of destiny that is wanted by multiple forces throughout the books. The show looks very expensive, showcasing a fully realized world full of breathtaking locations, great costumes, and brief glimpses of the monsters Geralt hunts. This could be the next Game of Thrones for fantasy fans looking to get their fix on tv. Presumably we’ll hear his voice at some point, however. Glimpses of Ciri and Yennefer are also seen, along with clips of magic and sword fighting. The whole tine has a grim atmosphere, showcasing its trueness to the text. Most intriguing is at the end, where Geralt faces off against some sort of giant crab monster rising out of a swamp and his eyes turn pitch black. We’ll have to watch to see what this is all about.
The Witcher will likely premiere sometime this Fall, although no official release date has been announced. Are you excited to see the world of the Witcher brought to life on TV? Watch the trailer below and let us know in the comments!
Last June 20th was the anniversary of the first moon landing. Would you believe that it happened back in 1969? Were you even alive back then? Well, you get your chance to live through it vicariously or re-live it when National Geographic’s original drama series The Right Stuff comes out.
In the meantime, we have the first look-trailer available below.
Wow! Can you believe it when retired Navy test pilot Dave Kennedy said, “What we did today is to try to give our actors exposure to the real world of experimental flight test. It’s important when a production understands how important it is to get this kind of exposure”?
Guess Gendry really is going to space!
For those, looking for a bit more context, stick around and scroll down.
Now if you think this story or the title is familiar, don’t worry you’re not going crazy.
Well, maybe you are, I’m not a medical doctor.
Either way, it was confirmed a long time ago that the first season will use Tom Wolfe’s book of the same name as its starting point, meaning the show will begin at the height of the Cold War.
Published in 1979, The Right Stuff follows the United States’ efforts in the early days of the space race, focusing exclusively on the first operational manned space-flight program. Codenamed Project Mercury, the program involved a group known as the “Mercury Seven,” whose members included Scott Carpenter, Gordon Cooper, John Glenn, Gus Grissom, Wally Schirra, Alan Shepard, and Deke Slayton.
See, early space tests actually rarely required humans to be on board, but in order to ‘give the space mission a human face’, it was decided that humans would be on board anyway. This made celebrities out of those who became known as the Mercury Seven.
The book focuses on the astronauts’ personal lives and individual stories as opposed to the more technical aspects of the space race, pondering the question of “Why?”—hence the title The Right Stuff.
The book was adapted into the 1983 film. Directed by Philip Kaufman, the film starred acting giants Ed Harris, Scott Glenn, and Sam Shepard as well as many others. Despite its status as a box office failure, the film received widespread critical acclaim and went on to earn eight Oscar nominations, four of which it won. Those were Best Sound Effects Editing, Best Film Editing, Best Original Score, and Best Sound.
However, the film adaptation has been criticized for numerous historical inaccuracies, including having Jack Ridley show up in 1963 even though in real life he died in 1957. More humorously, however, the film ends with the narrator stating: “on this glorious day in May 1963 [Gordo Cooper] was the last American to go into space alone,” when, in fact, Joe Walker flew into twice after Cooper in July and August of that same year.
But what film can be completely accurate? Even at 3 hours and 13 minutes, the film does the best it can.
But what if it was a TV show?
This was the question Leonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Way…
… and Warner Horizon Scripted Television asked, and thus they are now the producers behind this new TV show.
Now we find ourselves here, getting ready to watch the first-look trailer again.
For an extensive look at the cast list and the producers, click here to learn more! Since I wrote the article, however, I will unashamedly steal the closing joke:
Hopeful this show grabs our hearts and takes them to…
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Production will begin this fall in Cocoa Beach, Florida and is set for a 2020 premiere on National Geographic.