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Noah (2014)
Prospero's Books
Fantasia
The Wizard of Oz
Labyrinth
Legend
Satyricon (1969)
Hook
The Adventures of Baron Munchhausen

It's a splendid genre which needs a revival..
 

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Wolfwalkers: Wolfwalkers are humans who live with wolves, when their spirits leave their bodies they transform into wolves - werewolves. Set in 1650 in Kilkenny, Ireland and the woods near the town. Cromwell has occupied the area and is having the trees cut back, the wolves attack the tree cutters but the wolfwalkers try to mediate. A tale of the daughter of an English wolf hunter meeting up with a girl who is a wolfwalker. A friendship develops to the background of the occupation and the war between wolves and mankind. Beautiful, imaginative animation, the den of the wolves in a cave has rocks engraved with runes and sun wheels. A film which operates at several levels but at all times is entertaining. Directed by Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart from a screenplay by Will Collins. 8/10.
 

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I am stoked to see this return of rotoscoped fantasy in the Fire And Ice style!
Ultra-violent, epic fantasy set in a land of magic follows heroes from a different eras and cultures battling against a malevolent force. Starring Richard E. Grant, Lucy Lawless, Patton Oswalt, Betty Gabriel, and Joe Manganiello.
 

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At least the Star Wars had Bea Arthur in it.
Though we could've done without the insight into the family life of wookies.

I've a real soft spot for several fantasy films that many might regard with derision. Krull, Hawk The Slayer, The Sword and The Sorcerer. But my one go-to movie to watch on a boring Sunday afternoon is The Prince of Jutland. Starring Gabriel Byrne, Helen Mirren and Christian Bale, it's a straight-to-DVD (I think) film which is a good production quality tale of 6th Century Demark and (allegedly) the history that Shakespeare based Hamlet on. No fantasy dragons etc. as such, but swords, political machinations and revenge in an unfamiliar setting.
I only recently found out that Bill Shakespeare actually had a son (one of twins) called Hamlet/Hamnet who died age 11 in 1596.
 
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I dunno. Less manscaping back then, suede loincloth, probably a fair amount of coke withdrawals. Lots of running around. As Cleveland says "that's got to be pretty nasty".
Hey - we're talking about Marc Singer. Dude lived for manscaping.
 

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Forget Singer's loin cloth, forget the bewbs of the lay-dees, I always thought the strange prisoners-strapped-into-spiked-gauntlets-and-metal-gimp-masks-then-glowing-fluorescent-liquid-poured-into-their-ear maniac killer thingies were pretty hardcore. Like making your own psycho berserkers.
 

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My reviewette:

Tale Of Tales: Very Grimm Tales! Got darker as the film developed. An Ogre, Giant Flea, Sea Monster, Shape Shifter and more. Set in Medieval Italy but anachronisms abound: 18th century muskets, llamas, 19th century diving suit - 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea style.

John C. Reilly dons the Vernian diving suit to hunt a Sea Monster. 8/10

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3278330/
Tale of Tales is on Film4 tonight/tomorrow morning at 00.55 am.
 
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