Monday, April 12, 2021

Tag: Fantasy

Mortal Kombat (2021)

Title: Mortal Kombat
Rating: R
Directed by: Simon McQuoid
Written by: Greg Russo, Dave Callaham, and Oren Uziel
Starring: Lewis Tan, Jessica McNamee, Josh Lawson, Tadanobu Asano, Mehcad Brooks, Ludi Lin, Chin Han, Joe Taslim, Hiroyuki Sanada, Max Huang, Sisi Stringer, Matilda Kimber, and Laura Brent
Release Date: 4/23/2021
Running Time: 110 minutes

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In “Mortal Kombat,” MMA fighter Cole Young, accustomed to taking a beating for money, is unaware of his heritage—or why Outworld’s Emperor Shang Tsung has sent his best warrior, Sub-Zero, an otherworldly Cryomancer, to hunt Cole down. Fearing for his family’s safety, Cole goes in search of Sonya Blade at the direction of Jax, a Special Forces Major who bears the same strange dragon marking Cole was born with. Soon, he finds himself at the temple of Lord Raiden, an Elder God and the protector of Earthrealm, who grants sanctuary to those who bear the mark. Here, Cole trains with experienced warriors Liu Kang, Kung Lao and rogue mercenary Kano, as he prepares to stand with Earth’s greatest champions against the enemies of Outworld in a high stakes battle for the universe. But will Cole be pushed hard enough to unlock his arcana—the immense power from within his soul—in time to save not only his family, but to stop Outworld once and for all?


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Special thanks to Saran for this submission


Zack Snyder’s Justice League (2021)

Title: Zack Snyder’s Justice League
Rating: R
Directed by: Zack Snyder
Written by: Chris Terrio, Zack Snyder, and Will Beall
Starring: Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Amy Adams, Jeremy Irons, Diane Lane, Connie Nielsen, J.K. Simmons, Willem Dafoe, Jesse Eisenberg, Ryan Zheng, Amber Heard, and Jared Leto
Release Date: 3/18/2021
Running Time: 242 minutes

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Determined to ensure Superman’s (Henry Cavill) ultimate sacrifice was not in vain, Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) aligns forces with Diana Prince (Gal Gadot) with plans to recruit a team of metahumans to protect the world from an approaching threat of catastrophic proportions. The task proves more difficult than Bruce imagined, as each of the recruits must face the demons of their own pasts to transcend that which has held them back, allowing them to come together, finally forming an unprecedented league of heroes. Now united, Batman (Affleck), Wonder Woman (Gadot), Aquaman (Jason Momoa), Cyborg (Ray Fisher) and The Flash (Ezra Miller) may be too late to save the planet from Steppenwolf, DeSaad and Darkseid and their dreadful intentions.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Dedication: For Autumn


Raya and the Last Dragon (2021)

Title: Raya and the Last Dragon
Rating: PG
Directed by: Don Hall, Carlos López Estrada, Paul Briggs, and John Ripa
Written by: Qui Nguyen and Adele Lim
Starring: Kelly Marie Tran, Awkwafina, and Gemma Chan
Release Date: 3/5/2021
Running Time: 114 minutes

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Long ago, in the fantasy world of Kumandra, humans and dragons lived together in harmony. But when sinister monsters known as the Druun threatened the land, the dragons sacrificed themselves to save humanity. Now, 500 years later, those same monsters have returned and it’s up to a lone warrior, Raya, to track down the last dragon in order to finally stop the Druun for good. However, along her journey, she’ll learn that it’ll take more than dragon magic to save the world—it’s going to take trust as well.


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Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Memoriam: In loving memory of Tommy Holmes

Notes:

  • “The making of this movie from over 400 individual homes was completely unprecedented, and relied entirely on the talent, ingenuity, and dedication of everyone at Walt Disney Animation Studios. The filmmakers would like to thank them for their tireless hard work, good humor, and most of all patience… with our inability to properly use the internet. (Dude, you’re still on mute.)”
  • There is a digital short that plays before the movie called “Us Again”.

Special thanks to Tony and Frank for this submission


Blithe Spirit (2020)*

Title: Blithe Spirit
Rating: PG-13
Directed by: Edward Hall
Written by: Piers Ashworth, Meg Leonard, and Nick Moorcroft
Based on the play by: Noël Coward
Starring: Dan Stevens, Leslie Mann, Isla Fisher, and Judi Dench
Release Date: 2/19/2021
Running Time: 95 minutes

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Best-selling crime novelist Charles (Dan Stevens) suffers from terrible writer’s block and is struggling to finish his first screenplay. His picture-perfect new wife Ruth (Isla Fisher) is doing her best to keep him focused so they can fulfill her dream of leaving London for Hollywood. Charles’ quest for inspiration leads him to invite the eccentric mystic Madame Acarti (Judi Dench) to perform a séance in his home. He gets more than he bargained for when Madame Acarti inadvertently summons the spirit of his first wife: the brilliant and fiery Elvira (Leslie Mann). Ready to pick up her life right where she left off, Elvira is shocked to discover the prim and proper Ruth is now married to her husband and running her household. Charles finds himself stuck between his two wives and their increasingly over-the-top attempts to outdo one another.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? Yes

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Memoriam: In Loving Memory of
Michelle Guish and Michael Howells


Love and Monsters (2020)

Title: Love and Monsters
Rating: PG-13
Directed by: Michael Matthews
Written by: Brian Duffield and Matthew Robinson
Starring: Dylan O’Brien, Jessica Henwick, Dan Ewing, Michael Rooker, and Ariana Greenblatt
Release Date: 10/16/2020
Running Time: 109 minutes

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Dylan O’Brien stars in this thrilling adventure delivering epic action and laughs. After monsters take over the world, Joel (O’Brien) and the rest of humanity are forced to live underground. Believing he’s lost everyone he has ever loved, Joel finds his high school sweetheart Aimee (Jessica Henwick) living just 80 miles away. Facing unknown dangers that stand in his way, Joel must discover his inner hero as he makes the impossible journey across a monster-infested land to be with the girl of his dreams.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Special thanks to Gabe for this submission


Midnight Sky, The (2020)*

Title: The Midnight Sky
Rating: PG-13
Directed by: George Clooney
Written by: Mark L. Smith
Based on the book by: Lily Brooks-Dalton
Starring: George Clooney, Felicity Jones, and David Oyelowo
Release Date: 12/23/2020
Running Time: 118 minutes

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This post-apocalyptic tale follows Augustine, a lonely scientist in the Arctic, as he races to stop Sully and her fellow astronauts from returning home to a mysterious global catastrophe.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? Yes

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Special thanks to Gabe for this submission


Wonder Woman 1984 (2020)*

Title: Wonder Woman 1984
Rating: PG-13
Directed by: Patty Jenkins
Written by: Patty Jenkins, Geoff Johns, and Dave Callaham
Starring: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Kristen Wiig, Pedro Pascal, Robin Wright, and Connie Nielsen
Release Date: 12/25/2020
Running Time: 151 minutes

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The fate of the world is once more on the line, and only Wonder Woman can save it. This new chapter in the Wonder Woman story finds Diana Prince living quietly among mortals in the vibrant, sleek 1980s—an era of excess driven by the pursuit of having it all. Though she’s come into her full powers, she maintains a low profile, curating ancient artifacts and only performing her superheroic acts incognito. But now, Diana will have to step directly into the spotlight and muster all her wisdom, strength and courage in order to save mankind from a world of its own making.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? Yes

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Special thanks to Brad and Kristo for this submission


Soul (2020)*

Title: Soul
Rating: PG
Directed by: Pete Docter and Kemp Powers
Written by: Pete Docter, Mike Jones, and Kemp Powers
Starring: Jamie Foxx, Tina Fey, Phylicia Rashad, Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, Angela Bassett, Daveed Diggs, Graham Norton, Rachel House, Alice Braga, Richard Ayoade, Wes Studi, Fortune Feimster, Zenobia Shroff, Donnell Rawlings, and June Squibb
Release Date: 12/25/2020
Running Time: 100 minutes

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Joe Gardner (Jamie Foxx) is a middle-school band teacher who gets the chance of a lifetime to play at the best jazz club in town. But one small misstep takes him from the streets of New York City to The Great Before – a fantastical place where new souls get their personalities, quirks and interests before they go to Earth. Determined to return to his life, Joe teams up with a precocious soul, 22 (Tina Fey), who has never understood the appeal of the human experience. As Joe desperately tries to show 22 what’s great about living, he may just discover the answers to some of life’s most important questions.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

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Dedication: Dedicated to all the mentors in our lives

Note: After the usual “Created & Produced at Pixar Animation Studios, Emeryville, California” message there’s a kicker line that says “…and in homes at least six feet away from each other throughout the Bay area.”


Pinocchio (2019)

Title: Pinocchio
Rating: PG-13
Directed by: Matteo Garrone
Written by: Matteo Garrone and Massimo Ceccherini
Based on the novel by: Carlo Collodi
Starring: Roberto Benigni and Federico Ielapi
Release Date: 12/25/2020
Running Time: 125 minutes

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Geppetto, the old woodcarver whose puppet creation, Pinocchio, magically comes to life with dreams of becoming a real boy. Easily led astray, Pinocchio (Federico Ielapi) tumbles from one misadventure to another as he is tricked, kidnapped and chased by bandits through a wonderful world full of imaginative creatures – from the belly of a giant fish, to the Land Of Toys and the Field Of Miracles.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No


Monster Hunter (2020)*

Title: Monster Hunter
Rating: PG-13
Directed by: Paul W.S. Anderson
Written by: Paul W.S. Anderson
Starring: Milla Jovovich, Tony Jaa, Tip ‘T.I.’ Harris, Meagan Good, Diego Boneta, Josh Helman, Jin Au-Yeung, and Ron Perlman
Release Date: 12/18/2020
Running Time: 99 minutes

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Behind our world, there is another: a world of dangerous and powerful monsters that rule their domain with deadly ferocity. When an unexpected sandstorm transports Captain Artemis (Milla Jovovich) and her unit (TI Harris, Meagan Good, Diego Boneta) to a new world, the soldiers are shocked to discover that this hostile and unknown environment is home to enormous and terrifying monsters immune to their firepower. In their desperate battle for survival, the unit encounters the mysterious Hunter (Tony Jaa), whose unique skills allow him to stay one step ahead of the powerful creatures. As Artemis and Hunter slowly build trust, she discovers that he is part of a team led by the Admiral (Ron Perlman). Facing a danger so great it could threaten to destroy their world, the brave warriors combine their unique abilities to band together for the ultimate showdown.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? Yes

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Special thanks to Tony and Michael for this submission