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Movie Review: The Nutcracker and The Four Realms
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THE NUTCRACKER AND THE FOUR REALMS

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms
Director: Lasse Hallström and Joe Johnston
Writers: Ashleigh Powell, Tom McCarthy
Cast: Mackenzie Foy, Jayden Fowora-Knight, Keira Knightley, Eugenio Derbez, Matthew Macfadyen, Richard E. Grant, Misty Copeland, Helen Mirren, Morgan Freeman
Studio: Walt Disney Studios
Rated PG | 99 Minutes
Release Date: November 2, 2018

The story of the Nutcracker may be a celebrated piece of a holiday tradition, but it is one that remains unknown to me. I only know it from the Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s “Waltz of the Flowers,” the ballerina dancing, nutcracker soldiers, and a mouse king. However, plot-wise and its storied history is something that I am very unfamiliar with. So rather than have a very conventional adaptation of the short story and dance production, Lasse Hallström and Joe Johnston took a very different approach to The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, Disney’s take on the classic Christmas story.

They managed to modernize the classic Christmas story by embedding female empowerment and diversity into the story. While changing things to be more of a reflection of the current times isn’t anything new nowadays, we have to consider the storied history behind something like The Nutcracker, where there weren’t ballerina sequences or roles for ballerina dancers like Misty Copeland. Now we can see a film with a more diverse cast that will hopefully pave the way for more stories to be told like this. Check out my full review below.

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‘The Nutcracker and The Four Realms’ Trailer: “The Legend You Know Has A Dark Side”
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The Nutcracker and the Four Realms

Walt Disney Studios has released the final trailer for directors Lasse Hallstrom and Joe Johnston‘s The Nutcracker and the Four Realms. The film is a CGI re-imagining of the classic E.T.A. Hoffmann fairy tale The Nutcracker and the Mouse King and the Tchaikovsky ballet based on it.

In it, Clara (Mackenzie Foy) journeys into a parallel world of snowflakes, flowers, sweets, and the Fourth Realm, home to the tyrant Mother Ginger (Helen Mirren). Clara is the key to bringing forth peace within these four realms. Also starring is Keira Knightley, Jayden Fowora-Knight, Eugenio Derbez, Matthew Macfadyen, Richard E. Grant, Misty Copeland, and Morgan Freeman. Check out the final trailer for the film below.

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‘The Nutcracker and The Four Realms’ Trailer: Disney’s Retelling Of A Christmas Classic
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THE NUTCRACKER AND THE FOUR REALMS

You know it’s Christmas when you start to hear that all-too-familiar Nutcracker theme. And since it’s never too early for Christmas, Disney is giving us a peek at what’s under their tree in the form of a brand new trailer for The Nutcracker and The Four Realms. The film is a big-budget retelling of the classic tale of a girl who stumbles upon a magical world of sugar plum fairies, toy soldiers, mice, and fantasy. What sort of adventure waits for Clara (Mackenzie Foy) when she enters this world and can she save it from the evil Mother Ginger (Helen Mirren)? Let’s unlock the key and see.

Check out the latest trailer as well as the new poster and images here below.

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First Trailer For Paul W.S. Anderson’s ‘The Three Musketeers’ Is Here
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The first trailer for director Paul W.S. Anderson‘s new action movie, The Three Musketeers, has been released online.

The movie certainly looks interesting — perhaps even a little too action-packed — as you might expect from an Anderson flick. You can see for yourself by checking out the trailer below; share your thoughts in the comments!

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Blu-ray Review: Robin Hood
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Robin Hood
DVD | Blu-ray
DIRECTED BY: Ridley Scott
STARRING: Russell Crowe, Cate Blanchett, Scott Grimes, Oscar Isaac, Max von Sydow, Kevin Durand, Mark Strong, Alan Doyle, Danny Huston, Mark Addy, Matthew MacFadyen
Universal Pictures
RELEASE DATE: September 21, 2010

Ever since the very first news that famed director Ridley Scott would be making a realistic and historically accurate new take on the fabled tale of Robin of Loxsley, I’ve been about as excited as you can be. Hearing that a story that I and many, many others have grown up knowing being recreated in the same vein as Scott’s Gladiator and Kingdom of Heaven is beautiful music to the ears of those with a love for epic period pieces, and Robin Hood just couldn’t come quickly enough for me.

Instead of using the traditional story — focusing on Robin and his Merry Men feuding with the interim king and the Sheriff of Nottingham as they steal from the wealthy and help the less fortunate — the filmmakers decided to go in a different path. This movie is about Robin Longstride (Russell Crowe), an archer in Richard the the Lionheart’s (Danny Huston) army in the year 1199. While off fighting the French, things take a turn for the worst and Robin and three of his fellow soldiers, Will Scarlett (Scott Grimes), Little John (Kevin Durand), and Alan A’Dale (Alan Doyle, in the musician’s film debut), decide to get out while they still can.

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First Poster For Paul W.S. Anderson’s ‘The Three Musketeers’ Is Here
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The first poster for Resident Evil and Death Race director Paul W.S. Anderson‘s The Three Musketeers has been released online by Summit Entertainment.

As you’ll be able to tell, the poster isn’t the most eventful you’ll ever see. Then again, the first poster released rarely is all that exciting. Even so, those eager to see how the movie turns out will be happy to take a little peek at the first official release.

There is a lot of concern for the movie, whether it be skepticism toward Anderson’s abilities or the dreaded 3D it will be bathed in, but it’s not all gloomy. As we’ve said, the movie presents a great cast, and they’re sure to try and help it give it a good run. That paired with the fact that some of Anderson’s films, though not heading toward an Oscar win anytime soon, can be considered a lot of fun gives us just a little bit of hope.

Be sure to head below to check out the new poster now.

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Geek Peek: First Images Of Paul W.S. Anderson’s ‘Three Musketeers’
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A few new images from the set of Paul W.S. Anderson‘s new adaptation of The Three Musketeers have shown up online.

The pictures show Mads Mikkelsen (King Arthur, Casino Royale) as Rochefort, and Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief star and former Spider-Man candidate Logan Lerman as the lead, D’Artagnan. It’s not the best peek at Lerman, but as you’ll see, Mikkelsen looks pretty awesome.

We first heard about the movie last September when it was announced that Anderson would be directing his own 3D adaptation of the classic Alexandre Dumas story.

Be sure to continue on and check out some of the first images of the new Three Musketeers now!

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‘Pirates Of The Caribbean’ Star Orlando Bloom Confirmed For ‘The Three Musketeers’
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Orlando Bloom

On May 11th, a massive casting announcement was made regarding the Paul W.S. Anderson adaptation of the Alexandre Dumas classic The Three Musketeers (Read: Woah Now! ‘Three Musketeers’ Casts Christoph Waltz, Milla Jovovich, Logan Lerman & Many More). In that epic cast reveal, it was noted that Orlando Bloom had been offered a role as well.

Now comes word that Bloom has indeed accepted the offer and will be in the film. The actor will actually play a villain in the very smooth Duke of Buckingham, who intensely-rivals the Musketeers and their rebellious ways.

Also new to the cast is James Corden (Planet 51, Gulliver’s Travels), who will be playing a servant named Planchet.

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Woah Now! ‘Three Musketeers’ Casts Christoph Waltz, Milla Jovovich, Logan Lerman & Many More
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The Three Musketeers

Now THIS is some casting news. Instead of announcing one name at a time, almost all of the cast for Paul W.S. Anderson‘s new take on The Three Musketeers has been revealed all in one epic explosion of names.

The movie is one of two Musketeer films currently being made (the other being directed by Doug Liman for Warner Brothers), and though Anderson is not always beloved by movie fans, this cast will make it really difficult not to be excited about.

The role of D’Artagnan, a man with dreams of becoming a Musketeer, but who finds much trouble on his road to achieving this goal, will be played by Logan Lerman. Lerman is a budding star who recently appeared as Percy in Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, and was also a candidate for the role of Peter Parker in Sony’s reboot of the Spider-Man franchise.

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New Set Images From Ridley Scott’s ‘Robin Hood’
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Robin Hood2The Daily Mail has obtained a few great paparazzi photographs from the set of Ridley Scott‘s epic retelling of Robin Hood. The shots show a legion of King John’s men crossing a stone bridge in what looks like some sort of attack or battle. No stars, and not the highest of quality shots, but just looking at them, you can easily tell that we’re in for a treat when this movie is finished.

As we all know, the movie tells the classic tale of Robin Hood, but this time around, it will be handled much more realistically. No word exactly on what to expect, but assume this adventure will have a real Kingdom of Heaven feel and look to it, but with the legendary Robin of Loxley as the center piece.

The film is currently shooting in the U.K. and is set for a released on May 14, 2010.

Click over to the other side for the set pictures!

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