Dracula

BBS AND NETFLIX TO GIVE DRACULA SOME FRESH BLOOD!
This has been mentioned sometime ago, but now BBC One has announced that they are officially making DRACULA mini series together with Netflix and Sherlock producers Hartswood Films! The series, which will have (three) hour and a half long episodes, is written and created bySteven Moffat and Mark Gatiss and inspired by Bram Stoker’s classic novel. Three feature length episodes will re-introduce the world to Dracula, the vampire who made evil sexy. In Transylvania in 1897, the blood drinking Count is drawing his plans against Victorian London. And be  warned: the dead travel fast.
Vlad Dracula by Claudia McKinney!

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms Nov2

PREMIUM SPOTLIGHT ON DISNEY’S ‘THE NUTCRACKER AND THE FOUR REALMS’ WITH MACKENZIE FOY, HELEN MIRREN, MATTHEW MACFADYEN, JACK WHITEHALL! NEW CHARACTER POSTERS!

  NEW ‘NUTCRACKER’ POSTERS
ARRIVE FROM THE FOUR REALMS!
 THE NUTCRACKER AND THE FOUR REALMS, adapted by our beloved director Lasse Hallstrom from E.T.A. Hoffman’s classic Christmas Eve tale! It will dance or ballet its way into cinemas starting November 2nd, starring Mackenzie Foy, Helen Mirren as Mother Ginger, Matthew MacFadyen, Morgan Freeman, Miranda Hart as Dew Drop Fairy, Eugenio Derbez as Flower Realm King, Jack Whitehall as Harlequin and Richard E. Grant as Snow Realm King. You can see some of them on the enchanting new character posters for the magical fairy tale fantasy. Lasse got a help behind the helm from Joe Johnston who joined the last month ofproduction to ad a few dynamic action scenes and embellish Hallstrom’s heartwarming, magical vision!

IN THE NUTCRACKER AND THE FOUR REALMS
all Clara (Mackenzie Foy) wants is a special key that will  unlock a box that holds a priceless gift. A golden thread, presented to her at godfatherDrosselmeyer’s (Morgan Freeman) annual holiday party, leads her to the coveted key, which promptly disappears into a strange and mysterious parallel world. There, Clara encounters a soldier named Phillip (Jayden Fowora Knight), a gang of mice and the regents who preside over three Realms: Land of Snowflakes, Land of Flowers and Land of Sweets. Clara and Phillip must

 

brave the ominous Fourth Realm, home to the tyrant Mother Ginger (Helen Mirren), to retrieve Clara’s key and hopefully return harmony to the unstable world. Try to ignore the atrociously miscast Keira Knightley in the trailer below and her criminally, almost tragically bad voice and pathetic facial expressions.

 

Nuts will crack November 2nd this year
The movie was also based on Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky ballet

Witcher (series) coming from Netflix

NETFLIX’ ‘THE WITCHER’ SERIES
CROWNS ITS PRINCESSES, QUEENS AND SORCERERS

New cast members have also been revealed for Netflix’ series adaptation of Andrzej Sapkowski famous epic saga THE WITCHER with Henry Cavill in the lead role as Geralt of Rivia, a solitary monster hunter, struggles to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than beasts. But when destiny hurtles him toward a powerful sorceress and a young princess with a dangerous secret, the three must learn to navigate the increasingly volatile Continent together. Freya Allan has been cast as Ciri, Princess of Cintra, Jodhi May as Queen Calanthe, Björn Hlynur Haraldsson as her husband, the knight Eist with Adam Levy as the druid Mousesack! MyAnna Buring will lead the magical academy at Aretuza as Tissaia with Anya Chalotra as Geralt’s love interest, sorceress Yennefer joined by other novice sorcerers Fringilla (Mimi Ndiweni), Sabrina (Therica Wilson-Read). Millie Brady will be the outcast Princess Renfri.

MyAnna Buring and Freya Allan will  be female leads
Millie Brady and Bjorn Hlynur Haraldsonn will play royalty
Therica Wilson Read and Anya Chalotra who is the female lead

Replicas – For the SF Lover

 ‘REPLICAS’ 
KEANU REEVES CLONING HIS WIFE
Check out a trailer and brand new, or rather first, poster for Keanu Reeves’ new science fiction thriller REPLICAS in which he plays  a daring synthetic biologist, who, after a car accident kills his family, will stop at nothing to bring them back, even if it means pitting himself against a government controlled laboratory, a police task force and the physical laws of science. In short – Keanu tries to clone his dead wife played by Alice Eve! The movie should slowly start hitting cinemas in certain countries around the world this Autumn and Winter. Jeffrey Nachmanoff, who wrote The Day After Tomorrow, is directing this international production.
The film does not have a USA release date yet

The Falling 2014

BBC

At the centre of the fainting epidemic are intense and clever Lydia Lamont (Maisie Williams) and admired and rebellious Abbie Mortimer (Florence Pugh), both 16 years old. They carve their initials into a majestic English oak tree by a magical pond and vow never to lose touch. But Lydia already feels that Abbie is drifting away from her and soon her fears are confirmed. Struggling to find solace within the volatile, strange atmosphere of the school and her troubled home-life, Lydia feels driven to discover what is really behind everything that seems wrong. As the fainting escalates Lydia confronts the authority figures around her: her self-absorbed mother, Eileen (Maxine Peake), the unbending and indomitable deputy head Miss Mantel (Greta Scacchi), and the enigmatic and powerful headmistress Miss Alvaro (Monica Dolan). Eventually Lydia’s actions force old secrets to rise to the surface and she finds herself faced with a truth that she never expected.

 

Video of the Week “NEO CLASSICAL”

For years, I have loved this kind of music. It started being called “New Age”, but that field has gotten crowded so was broken down into sub-genres of New Age.  Recently, I found that this music is in the category of “Neo Classical”.  (For widest view click on the page title.  If you like this drop me a line)

Orchestral, not just some fancy digital piano with many keyboards and sounds.

 

Here, this piece is used in “Kingdom Heaven” with Orlando Bloom

 

 

300, Rise of an Empire

 

Used in Battleship

 

 

See also: Two Steps From Hell – Victory *CINEMATIC* https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IIY-D…

Thomas Bergersen (Two Steps From Hell) – Children of the Sun *CINEMATIC* https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6-1v…