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Movie Review: So How Was ‘Warcraft’ To A Hardcore ‘World Of Warcraft’ Geek?
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Warcraft
Director: Duncan Jones
Screenwriter: Charles Leavitt and Duncan Jones
Cast: Travis Fimmel, Paula Patton, Ben Foster, Dominic Cooper, Toby Kebbell, Ben Schnetzer, Robert Kazinsky, and Daniel Wu
Distributor: Universal Pictures
Rated PG-13 | 123 Minutes
Release Date: June 10th, 2016

Critics have been rather harsh to Warcraft so far, and as the lights dimmed and the movie started, I came into the theater thinking that I was only there to throw a little love on director Duncan Jones. Jones has had a rough year so far, and this whole movie is a big risk for not only him, but also for Blizzard Entertainment, who created the game that the movie draws inspiration from, World of Warcraft.

So how was the movie, when watched by a hardcore WoW geek?

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Movie Review: ‘Warcraft’
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Warcraft Movie Legendary Pictures

Warcraft
Director: Duncan Jones
Screenwriter: Charles Leavitt and Duncan Jones
Cast: Travis Fimmel, Paula Patton, Ben Foster, Dominic Cooper, Toby Kebbell, Ben Schnetzer, Robert Kazinsky, and Daniel Wu
Distributor: Universal Pictures
Rated PG-13 | 123 Minutes
Release Date: June 10th, 2016

It’s not easy being a movie adaptation based on a very popular video game, especially one that has a huge fanbase like “World of Warcraft.” The long-running MMORPG has been a part of the gaming culture for the better part of 20 years, and with that kind of history, there is bound to be a number of stories to work with at anyone’s disposal. So with Warcraft, it was up to Duncan Jones (Moon) to go straight back to the beginning where it all started, and give us a film that both players and non-gamers can appreciate, by tapping into the source material and using the mythology of the fantasy genre.

However, the film does not deliver. In fact, it falls very short of saving the kingdom and lets the castle fall into the enemy known as boredom. Check out my full review below.

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New ‘Warcraft’ Behind The Scenes Videos
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Warcraft

With its June 10th release date fast approaching, Legendary has been releasing plenty of peeks and previews for Warcraft in a home stretch attempt to get as many people as possible who aren’t already sold on the movie excited to see it when it arrives.

Among the videos that have been released are some behind the scenes featurettes that chat with the cast and crew and look at things like training, visual effects—including taking CG character facial expressions and digital hair to another level—and re-creating The Lion’s Pride inn from the game the movie is based on, World of Warcraft.

You can check out all of these videos plus a collection of videos looking at the various individual characters below.

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Watch Now: Second ‘Warcraft’ TV Spot
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Warcraft Movie TV Spot #2

We’ve already seen a first trailer and a first TV spot for Warcraft, the movie adaptation of the popular MMO game World of Warcraft being made by Moon and Source Code director Duncan Jones.

Now Legendary Pictures has released a second 60-second TV spot that shares some new footage from the movie. Click on over to the other side to read more about the movie and give the video a watch.

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New ‘Warcraft’ TV Spot Released By Legendary
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Warcraft Movie Legendary Pictures

Legendary Pictures has released a new TV spot for Warcraft, the movie set in the same universe as the popular online multiplayer game World of Warcraft.

The movie is directed by Duncan Jones (Moon, Source Code), and stars Travis Fimmel (Vikings), Paula Patton (Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol), Ben Foster (Lone Survivor), Dominic Cooper (The Devil’s Double), Toby Kebbell (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes), Ben Schnetzer (Pride), Rob Kazinsky (Pacific Rim), Clancy Brown (The Shawshank Redemption), Daniel Wu (Into the Badlands), and Ruth Negga (Preacher).

You can read a synopsis and check out the new Warcraft TV spot below.

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SDCC 2015: ‘Warcraft’ Panel
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During Legendary Pictures’ panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2015, which also included Guillermo del Toro’s Crimson Peak, long-in-the-making World of Warcraft movie took the Hall H stage.

This is director Moon and Source Code Duncan Jones’ third year working on the movie, titled Warcraft, after presenting and teasing the film the last two Comic-Cons. Jones wanted the movie to be an epic fantasy adventure movie, and something that was made to appeal to a wide audience beyond the loyal gamers.

Also taking part in the panel was cast members Travis Fimmel, Toby Kebbell, Dominic Cooper, Daniel Wu, Paula Patton, Robert Kazinsky, Ruth Negga, Ben Schnetzer, Clancy Brown, and Ben Foster.

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First Images Of ‘Warcraft’ Movie’s Orgrim Doomhammer Released
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Warcraft Movie Horde

The crew at Industrial Light and Magic aren’t revered as wizards of the visual effects world without good reason. Thanks to the folks over at Wired, we now get a glimpse of some of the magic going into the eagerly awaited Warcraft with the release of a pair of new official images. The film is based on the popular video game series World of Warcraft from Blizzard Entertainment.

The two images give us a glimpse of the Orc hero, Orgrim Doomhammer, warchief of the Horde. He’s brought to life by British actor Robert Kazinksky, who was cast back in December of 2013 along with Ben Foster, Dominic Cooper, and Toby Kebbell. Orgrim was announced when the movie’s lineup of characters and who’s playing them was revealed last year.

You can see the official images of Orgrim Doomhammer below.

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‘Hot Pursuit’ Trailer: Reese Witherspoon Must Protect Sofia Vergara
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Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara in Hot Pursuit Trailer

The official trailer for the upcoming comedy Hot Pursuit, formerly known as Don’t Mess with Texas, has been released online by Warner Brothers Pictures.

The movie stars Oscar-winning Walk the Line actress (and current Oscar-nominated Wild actress) Reese Witherspoon as a police officer tasked with escorting the key witness in a case against a drug cartel lieutenant, played by Sofia Vergara (Modern Family, Chef), which leads to a chase across Texas as the lieutenant’s hired gunmen try to kill her. It’s directed by Anne Fletcher (The Proposal, The Guilt Trip).

You can read a full synopsis for Hot Pursuit and check out the trailer for the movie below.

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I Wanna Do Bad Things With You: A Look Back At ‘True Blood’s Villains
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True Blood, that campy vampire HBO series based on the Sookie Stackhouse novels by Charlaine Harris set in fictional Bon Temps, Louisiana, came to an end last night, Sunday, August 24th, with Season 7 Episode 10 finale “Thank You.” The series revolves around telepath Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) and her supernatural (and non) lovers, relatives, and friends.

No good vampire/werewolf/fairy/shapeshifter/medium/witch show would be complete without a formidable foe (or foes) for the plucky heroes and heroines to stand against. Some were silly, some were horrifying, some were lunatics, some were the heroes and heroines themselves, and some deserved their own late night Cinemax show, but they all had the common thread of being thoroughly entertaining. Sookie and her posse always prevailed (with some casualties). But, it’s all come to an end now, so it’s time to take a look back at the Villains from each season.

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