“The adventures of writer Newt Scamander in New York’s secret community of witches and wizards seventy years before Harry Potter reads his book in school.”
In one word: magical. I know that’s to be expected but the film brings more to the world of Harry Potter as it traverses new territory in so many ways.
Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them brings Newt Scamander to New York city combining the dark element’s that grew the Harry Potter franchise up as well as a fun light scavenger hunt through New York to bring new and magical creatures to life in the film. Two stories that intersect perfectly. There are obviously those moments that will make the audience want to scream but that’s only because of the direction of the story, and it’s not a bad thing. In life, there are those moments when people above station place blame when they themselves don’t pay attention. It’s not a bad thing, it’s a realistic thing that provides the film one of many grounding moments. (There were times through all the Harry Potter books and films that I just wanted to scream at the characters for being stupid.) Then there is the heart of the film that will make the audience laugh, cry and just say “aww” repeatedly. It was a well-structured film that was just mesmerizing and it makes the viewer second guess themselves.Continue reading “A Worthy Precursor to the Magical World of Harry Potter | Review of ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’”
By: Cynthia A. Directed By: Akiva Goldsman Screenplay by: Akiva Goldsman Based on Winter’s Tale by Mark Helprin Starring: Colin Farrell, Jessica Brown Findlay, Jennifer Connelly, William Hurt, Eva Marie Saint, Russell Crowe & Will Smith Set in 1916, Peter Lake, an Irish thief is on the run from the demon who raised him, the gangster Pearly Soames, after deciding to leave. Rescued by a … Continue reading A Hope Filled Fairy Tale…almost | Cyn’s Movie Review of Winter’s Tale
By: Cynthia A. Directed by: John Lee Hancock Written by: Kelly Marcel & Sue Smith Starring: Emma Thompson, Tom Hanks, Paul Giamatti, Jason Schwartzman, Bradley Whitford, B. J. Novak & Colin Farrell The film centers on the life of Travers, shifting between 1906 with her childhood in Queensland, Australia and the 1961 negotiations with Walt Disney. While in California for pre-production, Travers thinks back to … Continue reading Saving Mr. Banks | Movie Review
By: Sean O’Connell Two Rabbits director Alfonso Poyart continues to bolster the cast for his psychological thrillerSolace. After casting leading men Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Colin Farrell, we now know the actress who’ll be acting alongside them, and it’s a familiar face from Farrell’s Seven Psychopaths days. Bloody Disgusting says that Abbie Cornish has been cast in Solace, which is expected to begin filming in May. The site even has a plot synopsis … Continue reading Abbie Cornish Reunites With Colin Farrell For Psychic Thriller Solace
Spoiler Alert! DO NOT READ THIS IF YOU HAVEN’T SEEN THE MOVIE! Now…oh my god! This was an amazing movie. It was funny, tender and just plain awesome. I mean I don’t know what to say because this movie has left me speechless. It was just too great. I mean the plot twist of Colin Farrell’s friend, Sam Rockwell, being both psychopaths 1 & 7 … Continue reading Seven Psycopaths
The cast of the Niels Arden Oplev directed action thriller Dead Man Down is really shaping up to be a good one, with Colin Farrell and Noomi Repace already on board to star, and Dominic Cooper in talks to play a role. Now it looks like the movie has its villain. Set to play Farrell’s character’s opposition is Terrence Howard. Reuniting the original Girl with … Continue reading Terrence Howard Joins Colin Farrell And Noomi Repace In Dead Man Down