Alexander Payne Discusses His First Foray Into Fantasy With 'Downsizing' – Variety

Director Alexander Payne discussed his new film “Downsizing,” in which he used fantasy for the first tine as an entry point to a story. Stars Christoph Waltz and Hong Chau revealed at the Variety Studio Presented by AT&T at the Toronto Film Festival how they prepared to play characters that were five inches tall. Newcomer Chau also …

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How a Chinese fantasy film inspired Vivienne Tam's latest collection – South China Morning Post

Designer Vivienne Tam found surprising inspiration for her latest spring summer collection – a Chinese animated film and its radish-shaped lead character. “I liked the Monster Hunt movie a lot when I first saw it. The character Wuba is so cool and adorable. It talks about the values of family, hope and love and friendship, …

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This Crazy Concept Art Is for a Fantasy Samurai Movie Made With Puppets – Gizmodo

All Images: Kevin McTurk You’ve seen samurai movies, you’ve seen puppet movies, and you’ve seen ghost stories. What happens when you mash the three together? You get The Haunted Swordsman, and we’ve got some super cool concept art from the project. The Haunted Swordsman is “a live action samurai tale set in a world of …

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Mike Myers Joining The 'Bohemian Rhapsody' Movie Is Better Than Fantasy – HuffPost

This is the real life. Mike Myers — yes, Wayne from “Wayne’s World” — is reportedly in talks to join the Queen biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody.”  According to Deadline, the actor is negotiating for a role in the Bryan Singer–directed film. And now nothing else really matters. Anyone can see. Myers, of course, has a famous connection to …

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Guillermo Del Toro on new monster fantasy film 'The Shape of Water': 'It's about now' – MarketWatch

Celebrated Mexican filmmaker Guillermo del Toro is back with “The Shape of Water” which is the most unlikely of creative species — a monster movie that is generating awards-season buzz. Set in 1962, “The Shape of Water” chronicles the friendship and love between Eliza, a mute cleaning lady in a top-secret government laboratory played by …

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TIFF 2017: High Fantasy challenges image of colour-blind South Africa – The Globe and Mail

Everyone knows the main conceit of the body-swap movie. Two characters – totally different in demeanour and beliefs – switch bodies by some stroke of the supernatural and ultimately gain an understanding of what it’s like to be the other person. The music swells, a moral is learned, radical empathy is unlocked, and all involved …

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Video: Science Museum Oklahoma planning movie screenings and events for exclusive exhibit 'Ray Harryhausen … – NewsOK.com

[embedded content] Science Museum Oklahoma, 2020 Remington Place, will host a series of film screenings and expert lectures this fall as part of “Ray Harryhausen – Mythical Menagerie,” the comprehensive exhibition of the original models, prototypes, bronzes, sketches and storyboards of the fantasy films of stop-motion animation pioneer Ray Harryhausen that can only be seen in …

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'High Fantasy': Film Review | TIFF 2017 – Hollywood Reporter

Jenna Bass’ found-footage picture uses supernatural body-swapping to explore race relations in South Africa. A Freaky Friday exploration of identity politics as they’re felt by today’s college-age kids, Jenna Bass’ High Fantasy sends four ethnically diverse friends off into the desert of South Africa’s Northern Cape and then magically transports each one into the body …

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5 Lessons 'The Dark Tower' Could Learn From 'It' – Variety

Two Stephen King big-screen adaptations, released a month apart, had disparate fates at the box office. We examine why “It” proved to be a monster hit while “The Dark Tower” collapsed. Embrace the R rating Although they’re considered fantasy novels, King’s “Dark Tower” books are loaded with bloody violence, sex, and adult language. And yet “The Dark …

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