THE CURRENT WAR | Official Trailer Released | In Theaters October 4th!

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Newly formed 101 Studios has released the official trailer for their debut title THE CURRENT WAR based on the epic story of Thomas Edison (Benedict Cumberbatch), George Westinghouse (Michael Shannon) and Nikola Tesla (Nicholas Hoult), three brilliant visionaries in a cutthroat competition to literally light up the world. The film follows Edison, whose plans of bringing electricity to Manhattan are upended when Westinghouse and Tesla announce they have a superior idea for how to rapidly electrify America, sparking one of the first and greatest corporate feuds in U.S. history.

Directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon (ME AND EARL AND THE DYING GIRL) with executive producer Martin ScorseseTHE CURRENT WAR also stars Katherine WaterstonTom HollandMatthew Macfadyen and Tuppence Middleton.

SYNOPSIS: Three brilliant visionaries set off in a charged battle for the future in The Current War, the epic story of the cutthroat competition that literally lit up the modern world.  Benedict Cumberbatch is Thomas Edison, the celebrity inventor on the verge of bringing electricity to Manhattan with his radical new DC technology.  On the eve of triumph, his plans are upended by charismatic businessman George Westinghouse (Michael Shannon), who believes he and his partner, the upstart genius Nikolai Tesla (Nicholas Hoult), have a superior idea for how to rapidly electrify America:  with AC current.  As Edison and Westinghouse grapple for who will power the nation, they spark one of the first and greatest corporate feuds in American history, establishing for future Titans of Industry the need to break all the rules. 

THE CURRENT WAR opens in select theaters on October 4, 2019, and everywhere on October 11, 2019!

 

 

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THE CURRENT WAR | October 4, 2019 Release Date Announced

Newly formed 101 Studios has announced the release date of the studio’s debut film release THE CURRENT WAR. The film’s limited release begins on October 4, 2019 followed by wide release on October 11, 2019.

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THE CURRENT WAR is the epic story of the cutthroat competition that literally lit up the modern world.  Benedict Cumberbatch is Thomas Edison, the celebrity inventor on the verge of bringing electricity to Manhattan. On the eve of triumph, his plans are upended by charismatic businessman George Westinghouse (Michael Shannon), who believes he and his partner, the upstart genius Nikolai Tesla (Nicholas Hoult), have a superior idea for how to rapidly electrify America. As Edison and Westinghouse grapple for who will power the nation, they spark one of the first and greatest corporate feuds in American history. Directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon (ME AND EARL AND THE DYING GIRL) with executive producer Martin Scorsese, THE CURRENT WAR also stars Katherine Waterston, Tom Holland, Matthew Macfadyen and Tuppence Middleton.

THE CURRENT WAR opens in select theaters on October 4, 2019, and everywhere on October 11, 2019!

FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD | Official Comic-Con Trailer

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Warner Brothers unveiled the latest trailer for FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD at Comic-Con 2018 this past weekend and it doesn’t disappoint!

The more promo that is released regarding this film, the bigger it gets. The production value in the trailer alone is incredible! As you probably already know, this is the second installment of the Fantastic Beasts films, following the 2016 debut, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

Have you seen the trailer yet? If not, what are you waiting for?? Check it out below along with an exclusive cast photo from Comic-Con via Entertainment Weekly. (Shout out to Ezra Miller in the Toadette costume haha. See, cosplayers, the stars do it too!)

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Via Entertainment Weekly

Let me know what you think!

 

FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD
hits theaters November 16, 2018!

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New Trailer | FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD | In Theaters 11.16.18

DYLhLOoVoAAfDml[1]Warner Bros. just released the first trailer for FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD and I can hardly control my excitement!

FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD is the much-anticipated sequel to 2016’s Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, and is the second installment of five films.

SYNOPSIS: At the end of the first film, the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Depp) was captured by MACUSA (Magical Congress of the United States of America), with the help of Newt Scamander (Redmayne). But, making good on his threat, Grindelwald escaped custody and has set about gathering followers, most unsuspecting of his true agenda: to raise pure-blood wizards up to rule over all non-magical beings. In an effort to thwart Grindelwald’s plans, Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) enlists his former student Newt Scamander, who agrees to help, unaware of the dangers that lie ahead. Lines are drawn as love and loyalty are tested, even among the truest friends and family, in an increasingly divided wizarding world.

The film is directed by David Yates, screenplay written by the incredible J.K. Rowling, and stars Eddie Redmayne, Jude Law, Johnny Depp, Katherine Waterston, Zoe Kravitz, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol and Ezra Miller.

What are you waiting for? Watch the trailer and let me know what you think!

FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD is in theaters November 16!

 

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@Thisfunktional Reviews: FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM

Written by Jesus Figueroa (Thisfunktional.com)

Take another trip into the Harry Potter Universe, but this time the trip takes audiences back into history to discover “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.”

The wondrous imagery on screen is matched with a splendid story told with a different tone than the Harry Potter franchise established.

Wizard-writer Newt Scamander, played by Eddie Redmayne, comes to New York in 1926 where he comes into contact with a secret community of witches and wizards.

Redmayne is charming and grabs the attention of the audience by being bizarre and curious onscreen. This role was brilliant as he can play off of his supporting cast which dazzle at his side.

Newt comes into a No-Maj, American for Muggle or someone who does not practice magic, named Jacob, played by Dan Fogler, who unintentionally causes obstacles for Newt on his travels.

Fogler is part of the heart of the movie and with such an innocence and naive nature that quickly he becomes an audience favorite. Despite not having any magic, Fogler’s performance is brilliant.

To increase the troubles, a witch by the name of Porpentina, played by Katherine Waterston, wants to get back in good standing with the secret witch and wizard society and brings in Newt to turn him in for almost revealing the witch and wizard community in New York.

Waterston plays a fantastic female lead. She is able to fit well as a strange and quirky counterpart to Redmayne. The two actors mesh together well and create an enjoyable partnership.

With a brilliant story, which takes twists and turns to keep the audience’s attention, the action sequences full of magic and wonder have substance behind them.

The conflict only grows as the story progresses and keeps the villain a mystery.

Writer J.K. Rowling did a fantastic job of sticking to this Harry Potter universe well, but gives audiences a taste of how truly magical and action packed this universe can be.

Director David Yates keeps a steady pace going throughout, which is just fast enough to always feel like the movie is going forward and not dragging along.

The ending is surprising, it doesn’t matter how much of the story is figured out during the movie, there’s ways an element which catches the audience off-guard.

I give this movie 4 out of 5. It’s just about perfect. There’s so many good elements, great actors, beautiful cinematography, amazing visual effects, especially on a giant Real D 3D premiere screen, but there could have been more magical fantastic beasts involved in the story. It’s a movie that is worth paying the extra money to watch in theaters and every surprise will catch people’s attention.

“Fantastic Beasts And Where to Find Them” is out in theaters Nov. 11.

Keisha Reviews FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM

Written by Keisha Hatchett

Director: David Yates

Writer: J.K. Rowling

Rating: PG-13

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is a wonderful leap back into J.K. Rowlings magical world, but it’s not what you might think. While it does tie into the Harry Potter timelime, this one is set in 1926 it New York City. It also centers on a Hufflepuff named Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) rather than a boy with a lightning bolt on his forehead.

Expelled from Hogwarts in England, Schamander travels overseas to America with a tiny brown suitcase full of magical creatures. When he accidentally swaps cases with a no-maj (American muggle) named Jacob (Dan Fogler), some of those precious beings escape and he embarks on an adventure to return them. Along for the ride are Tina (Katherine Waterston), who works for the Magical Congress of the United States of America (MACUSA), and her sister Queenie (Alison Sudol), a sultry mindreader.

There are familiar elements, like the constant struggle for witches and wizards to hide magic from no-majs. And then there’s the theme of abused children, which appears in much of Rowling’s works, as Credence (Ezra Miller) often finds himself on the receiving end of corporal punishment by his foster mother, Mary Lou Barebone (Samantha Morton).

According to director David Yates, he’ll play a major part in the next movies to come. Here, might call him the secondary star. His haunting portrayal of an abused, repressed teen manifests physically in his crouched stance and the submissive way he interacts with Auror Percival Graves (Colin Farrell), whom he’s covertly working with.

“Credence…maybe want isn’t a sufficient word for him because he’s really seeking all this stuff that he desperately needs and Graves is sort of dispensing those things to keep Credence in his trap,” Ezra told me of their relationship. It’s one that feels inappropriate to watch, but at the same time, you can’t turn away.

And that’s the biggest difference between this story and the one about the Boy Who Lived. While Potter’s world was filled some moments of darkness, it never presented such an unsettling relationship as the one between Graves and Credence. Fantastic Beasts also delivers a completely different dynamic, in that we’re focused on four complex adults who’ve already had their coming of age tales. That’s not to say Potterheads won’t enjoy this film. It still has all the main ingredients: magic, wonder, heart, and a group of super talented British (and Irish and American) actors.

In other words, what are you contemplating? You know this movie will be great! Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them heads to theaters on November 18.

Final Grade: A