Category Archives: fantasy

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword review

There are some stories that we will never stop telling. The recent round of these stories, be it fairytales, legends or classic books, seem to lean towards the “darker and grittier” aesthetic. A lot of people complain that this is … Continue reading

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Beauty and the Beast Review

I’m tempted to bastardise Dickens for my own amusement, so here it goes: all Disney-haters hate Disney in the same way, all Disney-lovers love Disney each in their own way. We all have our favourites, we all prefer one technique … Continue reading

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Dr. Strange review

A photographic memory, a complicated personality, 177A Blecker street, and Benedict Cumberbatch. Which genius literary hero am I speaking of? It’s Dr. Steven Strange, the charming, flirtatious, magical doctor, played, as the universe dictates, by the equally charming Mr. Cumberbatch. … Continue reading

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Pan review

Pan (2015) is the live action prequel to the classic story of Peter Pan. As usual, I begin with disclaimers. As a kid, I was never a fan of the Disney version. I never liked the animation or characters. But … Continue reading

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Femhærskrigen!

It feels like Peter Jackson pulled a false ending on the whole Tolkien universe, and we’ve only now finally put it to rest. Battle of the Five Armies is still running around my head, and I can’t quite decide how … Continue reading

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Penny Dreadful (HBO)

Sir Malcolm Murray (Timothy Dalton) and Vanessa Ives (Eva Green) are hunting dark forces in London. Soon they are aided by gunslinger Ethan Chandler (Josh Hartnett) and Dr. Frankenstein (Harry Treadaway). This gothic show features all our favourite monsters in … Continue reading

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Aronofsky’s Noah Short Review

I remember actually enjoying certain Biblical stories as a child. My favourite was an illustrated version of Samson, which I guess technically makes him my first superhero. Hollywood once knew why the Bible was perfect for the screen, and Aronofsky is … Continue reading

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