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Posted in Movies, tagged Arts, Entertainment, film, Galleries, Han Solo, Harrison Ford, Humour, Movies, Photography, Science Fiction, Star Wars, Star Wars Costumes, The Empire Strikes Back on May 11, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
Updated 11/05/2013 -
The best Han Solo pic you've ever seen?
- Please Make This Happen! Star Wars Pop-Tarts: Frosted Han Solo in Carbonite (firewireblog.com)
- The Perfect Han Solo Death Scene (thedgterry.wordpress.com)
- The First Draft of Star Wars With Green Alien Han Solo Gets Adapted Into a Comic (neatorama.com)
- Movie Role Crossover Shirts - Terry Peppers's Harrison Ford Shirt Mixes Han Solo and Indiana Jones (TrendHunter.com) (trendhunter.com)
- Sexy Stormtrooper and Han Solo Sealed in Latex Carbonite (geektyrant.com)
Posted in Movies, Reviews, tagged A Princess Of Mars, Arts, Disney, Entertainment, Features, film, John Carter, Mars, Movies, Reviews, Science Fiction, Star Wars, Taylor Kitsch on May 7, 2013 | 2 Comments »
Post Updated 7/5/2013
Disney's John Carter would seem to be an earnest attempt to launch an old-fashioned Sci-Fi saga in lieu of the purchase of Star Wars.
Those involved in the making of the film have much to be proud of. Those involved in the marketing and promotion of the film should perhaps consider alternative careers for John Carter was lumbered with an insignificant release date, an uninspiring trailer-campaign and a dull title which foolishly dropped the "from Mars".
Posted in Events, Movies, tagged 2013, Articles, Back To The Future, Batmobile, Blog, Britain's Got Talent, Captain Jack Sparrow, Culture, DeLorean, Entertainment, Entertainment News, Events, Features, film, Game of Thrones, Hull, Hull Cosplayers, Hullywood Entertainment, Ian Whyte, Keith Lemon, Kingston upon Hull, Local, May The Fourth, Movie Buffs Collectors Fairs, Movies, News, Photography, Predator, Prospect Shopping Centre, Shows, Star Wars, Star Wars Costumes, Star Wars Day, Television, The Entertainer-nator, The Joker, Top Stories, TV, UK Garrison, UK Ghostbusters, UK Predators, Yorkshire on May 3, 2013 | 5 Comments »
Some people dance around Maypoles or enjoy a day-trip to the seaside, if you’re a film fan however the Bank Holiday Weekend is all about May The Fourth or National Star Wars Day!
Yorkshire-based special events company, Hullywood Entertainment will be hosting another of their famous Movie Buffs Collectors Fairs in the airy atrium of Prospect Shopping Centre (Kingston upon Hull, UK) on Saturday 4th May from 10am – 4pm. Special guest, Ian Whyte – all seven-foot one of him – will be meeting guests and signing autographs. Ian played the iconic Predator in Aliens vs. Predator (2004) and The Space Jockey in franchise revival Prometheus (2012). Genre fans will also know him from Clash Of The Titans (2010) Harry Potter (2005) and his first dramatic role as Gregor Clegane “The Mountain That Rides” in HBO’s award-winning TV Show, Game Of Thrones.
Britain’s Got Talent favourite, The Entertainer-nator – who reached the live semi-finals with his Arnold Schwarzenegger impersonation – will also be putting in an appearance, releasing his “Keith Lemon Clone” and treating fans to a few new characters.
As well as the usual specialist stalls selling Movie, TV, Sci-Fi and Fantasy collectibles and memorabilia there will be opportunities to take photographs with a Back To The Future Replica DeLorean and a scaled-down Tim Burton style Batmobile complete with Hullywood Entertainment’s own Mini-Joker. You can get up close and personal with an amazing Captain Jack Sparrow Lookalike-Impersonator and view a variety of rare movie-themed props and exhibits.
Ian Whyte will be supported by The UK Predators costume group. The UK Garrison will be attending with a variety of costumed characters from the world of movies, games and television and, if you’re experiencing any problems with the paranormal, you’ll be able to consult costumers from the UK Ghostbusters.
Attending Movie Buffs: May The Fourth in fancy dress is positively encouraged. Children who attend the event in Star Wars themed costumes will gain free entry and there will be plenty of folk from the Hull Cosplayers group to show you how it’s done.
The event marks the fifth anniversary of Hullywood Entertainment’s launch and The Force is sure to be with them!
Links for event information
Official Website http://www.moviebuffs.co.uk/MovieBuffs/Home.html
Send a friend request on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/hullywood.crew
Follow on Twitter https://twitter.com/HullywoodCrew
Posted in Movies, Reviews, tagged Animals, Arts, Bear, comedy, Entertainment, Family Guy, film, Flash Gordon, Humour, Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis, Movies, Nature, Reviews, Sam J Jones, Seth MacFarlane, Ted, Teddy Bear, toys on April 25, 2013 | 6 Comments »
In a world where Mark Wahlberg’s overage slacker can pull feisty young professional Mila Kunis a bear possessed by the spirit of Peter Griffin requires little suspension of disbelief.
Ted is an irreverent childish comedy that takes an age to get going and has little purpose or direction beyond its titular gimmick. Yet, like that annoying bloke at a party who insists you have one more drink, Ted wears you down with his unique blend of cute and irritating. This is a buddy movie: You, Me And Dupree with fur.
Seth McFarlane’s comedy flies, just like Family Guy, when it mocks and reveres classic movies. Similarities to the bond between E.T. and Elliot won’t go unnoticed and Ted features the best homage to Sam J. Jones’ Flash Gordon: ever.
Most remarkable of all is the effortless believability of a special effects composite in a lead role when, just a few years ago, audiences analysed every pixel of Binks and Gollum. Ted is an achievement in himself, he just needs to ditch the sidekick and get himself a good agent.
Verdict ~ If you are looking for subtleties in the relationship between a boy and his toy choose Toy Story. If you love 80′s Flash (Ah-Ahhhhhhhhh!) it’s Ted all the way.
Posted in Movies, tagged Animation, Arts, Azur And Asmar, Entertainment, fairy tales, film, Folklore, French Film, Lotte Reiniger, Michel Ocelot, Movies, Princes Quest, Tales of the Night, The Librarian, Videos, World Cinema on April 22, 2013 | 4 Comments »
Regular visitors to Lily Wight ~ The Arcade Of Arts & Arcana can’t seem to get enough of marvellous French animator, Michel Ocelot. If you like the look of Tales Of The Night you’ll probably appreciate this too…
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Every once in a while a film comes along – Laugier’s Martyrs, Cronenberg’s Twins, von Trier’s Antichrist – that transcends conventional horror tropes to produce something challenging, thoughtful and even profound: Excision is just such a film.
The usually glamourous TV starlet, Annalynne McCord ditches the bleach, make-up and pretty much everything else to give a tour-de-force performance as troubled Pauline; a teen who practices DIY dissections whilst fantasising about a perfect clinical world of shiny surfaces and necrophilia.
Hunched, surly and awkward, Pauline exudes typical outsider bully bait yet writer-director Richard Bates Jr. has created a collision of opposites; making her outspoken, manipulative and forceful.
Pauline is psychologically broken whereas her beloved younger sister is physically sick: the focus of love and compassion as her health deteriorates through cystic fibrosis. As Excision peels away layer after layer of urban domestic mundanity then startling fantasy it becomes apparent that each sister has something nasty inside that needs to come out.
The ending arrives as a triumphant and appalling epiphany; inevitable, perhaps guessable, yet as shocking and unforgettable as a slap to the conscience. When that final scream begins you’ll want to join in.
Verdict ~ An astonishing collaboration of talent on both sides of the camera – the discerning and intellectual horror fan’s horror film.
*WARNING* not suitable for little eyes!
Posted in Movies, Reviews, tagged Animation, Arts, Cartoons, Cinderella, fairy tales, film, Folklore, Lotte Reiniger, Michel Ocelot, Movies, Reviews, Shadow Theatre, Silhouette Animation, Television, TV, Videos, World Cinema on April 16, 2013 | 8 Comments »
French animator Michel Ocelot may lack the marketing appeal of a certain mouse but his movies cast more enchantments than a month at Disneyland, Paris.
Tales Of The Night is an anthology of little known silhouette folktales, imagined by would-be moviemakers against a jewel bright backdrop of ancient and exotic locations.
The roots of familiar stories lurk beneath the strange beauty of Ocelot’s shadow theatre in a primal and dangerous form; cunning and tenacity are worth more than might, princess brides are not what they seem, animals speak, werewolves roam and Happy Ever Afters have a high price.
Children used to big-eyed cuteness and easy moralising will be entranced, while grown-ups will feel like children all over again.
Verdict ~ Lovely, hypnotic and bizarre.
Posted in Movies, Reviews, tagged 2013, Adam Winguard, Arts, Entertainment, Entertainment News, film, Found Footage, Horror, Movies, Radio Silence, Reviews, S-V/H/S, Sadako, Ti West, V/H/S, Videos on April 11, 2013 | 11 Comments »
Streaming and downloads are fine for Minimalists but how can you really own a movie until it’s sitting on your shelf for nosy visitors to judge and define you by?
Video cassettes are dangerous – especially if a dusty box-full of them falls on your head when you’re rummaging through the attic – and V/H/S takes us back to the days when terrifying box art damaged childhoods, when James Woods morphed into a human video recorder and Sadako crawled all the way from Japan, straight out of the TV and into your living-room.
V/H/S is an anarchic, schizophrenic horror showcasing promising young directors with a mixed-bag of shorts tied-up with a warning – if you must break into a dead guy’s creepy home don’t watch his videotapes.
Like all anthologies the quality varies and the tonal shifts are disorienting but, on the plus side, nothing outstays its welcome long enough for you to question why anyone would convert their phone footage or Skype conversations onto clunky old video cassettes.
The best found footage movies find innovative ways to incorporate the act and products of filmmaking into the plot itself; so a seemingly routine teen slasher becomes sharp and memorable through clever use of that familiar and idiosyncratic chewed-tape distortion. Meanwhile, Generation YouTube Trick or Treaters disrupt a dubious ritual yet continue to record the mayhem and danger – laughing when they ought to be screaming.
V/H/S is a perfect combination of old school and experimentation in search of stronger themes. The miscreants in the opening are suitably punished for their criminal misuse of technology and most of the stories are driven by strong female protagonists but these are issues left hanging in the wake of a simpler urge to shock and entertain.
Sequel S-V/H/S is scheduled for a July 2013 release and with lessons learned, a bigger budget and more of what works we could be looking at a five-star follow-up.
Verdict ~ A rich and diverse eye assault of memorable images to leave you pondering. Yep, there’s still life in the old tape yet!
*WARNING* Red Band Trailer, not for little eyes!
Posted in Art, Movies, tagged Art, Darth Vader, Design, Disney, Entertainment, Entertainment News, Fan Posters, film, Galleries, Inspiration, Jedi, Luke Skywalker, Mark Hamill, Movies, New Republic, Sith, Star Wars, Star Wars Episode VII, Truth & Rumours on April 9, 2013 | 19 Comments »
Why spend a fortune on advertising campaigns when you can get the fans to do it for you?
These pictures are desperate for your comments…
Posted in Movies, tagged Angelina Jolie, Arts, Disney, Disney Villains, Entertainment, Entertainment News, fairy tales, Features, film, Galleries, Maleficent, Movies, News, Top Stories on April 5, 2013 | 6 Comments »
Revised and updated 5/4/2013
Maleficent is currently scheduled for a March 2014 release with Angelina Jolie all set to do for Evil Fairy Godmothers what Charlize Theron did for Wicked Stepmothers in Snow White And The Huntsman!
Here are the latest pics to peruse while you are waiting...
Fairy Tale fans might also like to click the smiley and scroll down for the picture album…
Posted in Movies, tagged 2013, 50 Shades of Grey, books, Casting, Christian Grey, Entertainment, Features, Fifty Shades Of Grey, film, Matt Bomer, Movies, Musings, News, Top Stories, Truth & Rumours on April 3, 2013 | 2 Comments »
It is over a year since Universal Pictures and Focus Features snapped up the rights to E.L. James' bonkbuster trilogy Fifty Shades Of Grey yet fans are still waiting for casting confirmation.
April Fool's Day sent the rumour-mill into overdrive with wild suggestions - Sheridan Smith!! Scarlett Johansson! Joseph Gordon-Levitt! Eddie Redmayne!!??!
But ever since a zealous fan mocked-up a convincing magazine cover the smart money has been on Matt Bomer...
Posted in Animation, Movies, tagged Adventures of Prince Achmed, Animation, Art, Cinderella, Fairy gif, Fairy tale, film, Folklore, Lotte Reiniger, Movies, Television, Thumbelina, Videos on March 16, 2013 | 9 Comments »
German animator Lotte Reiniger created the first surviving full-length animated feature, The Adventures Of Prince Achmed, back in 1926.
An enchanting collection of Reiniger’s paper silhouette Fairy Tale adaptations is now available on DVD.
You can watch Cinderella (1922) right here…
Posted in Books, Movies, Reviews, tagged Art, books, Books of Blood, Cabal, Clive Barker, David Cronenberg, Entertainment, film, Galleries, Hellraiser, Midian, Movies, Nightbreed, Reviews, Tribes Of The Moon, Writing 2013 on February 21, 2013 | 31 Comments »
Cabal is the natural evolutionary step from Clive Barker‘s groundbreaking short story collection, Books Of Blood.
This slim novel offers post-Cronenbergian body horror, Freudian identity issues, an original mythology for monsters and includes a rampant serial killer: more than enough material for a lifetime’s worth of sequels and spin-offs.
Cabal’s naturalistic dialogue, deft character strokes and punchy yet eloquent prose render the most extraordinary flights of fantasy entirely plausible so it remains a great pity that – despite an open ending – Barker has never returned to continue the journey of anti-hero, Boone.
Fans will have to make do with Barker’s own darkly brilliant movie adaptation, Nightbreed; recently re-edited for a must-see Director’s Cut. Click the link for further information http://www.clivebarker.info/morenightbreed.html
- The Hellbound Heart by Clive Barker (Harper – 1991) (niteowljr.wordpress.com)
- Clive Barker AIDS case dismissed (hollywood.com)
Posted in Movies, tagged Culture, David Walliams, Entertainment, film, Giovanni Boccaccio, Hayden Christensen, History, Humour, Matthew Rhys, Mischa Barton, Reviews, romance, Rupert Friend, Star Wars, The Decameron, Tim Roth, Videos on February 15, 2013 | 6 Comments »
If you were vaguely curious about what Hayden Christensen might have been up to since Star Wars then look no further.
This gloriously raunchy and surprisingly starry romp is based upon The Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio so it’s literary too!
- Book To Read (bulboffuture.wordpress.com)
Posted in Movies, TV, tagged Action, Adventure, Archaeology, Enchanted Library, Indiana Jones, Kyle MacLachlan, Library, Museums, Noah Wyle, Relics, TNT, Tomb Raider on January 30, 2013 | 4 Comments »
Sub-Indiana Jones nonsense. What’s wrong with that?
Posted in Movies, tagged Captain Jack Sparrow, Disney, Jeff Nathanson, Johnny Depp, Movie Releases 2015, Pirates of the Caribbean, Pirates Of The Caribbean 5, Star Wars Episode VII on January 16, 2013 | 7 Comments »
Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides may have underwhelmed the critics but its hefty box-office haul, not to mention the durability of Depp’s now iconic pirate, has secured a sequel.
Captain Jack Sparrow’s as yet unnamed fifth outing, rumoured to be scripted by Men In Black 3′s Jeff Nathanson, may lack both director and cast but is scheduled for release in July 2015.
The 2015 summer schedule is packed with potential big-hitters including the return of The Star Wars Saga with Episode VII, Avatar 2, D.C’s Justice League and sequels for Mission Impossible, The Hunger Games, Tintin and more! It’s hard to imagine Captain Jack not wanting a share of that booty
- The phenomenon called “Johnny Depp” (coolone160.wordpress.com)
- Johnny Depp to earn $95million for Pirates of the Caribbean 5 (bazaardaily.com)
Posted in Movies, Reviews, tagged Aurora, Aurora Colorado, Batman, Batman Shooting, Black And White Alice In Wonderland, Casting, Christian Bale, Christian Grey, Colorado Hospital, Colorado Shooting, Fifty Shades Of Grey, Fifty Shades Of Grey Cast, James Holmes, Lord Of The Rings Spoof, Matt Bomer, Movie Trailers, News, Sibi Balzic, The Dark Knight, Watch Full Movie Alice on December 20, 2012 | Leave a Comment »
Movie news, reviews and curios made August the busiest month of the year at The Arcade Of Arts & Arcana.
You might like to check-out or re-visit the following;
Back in August movie-fans worldwide were still reeling over the tragic mass-shooting that took place during a screening of The Dark Knight Rises in Aurora, Colorado.
Evidence is still being collected and hearings continue while James Holmes remains in custody.
Click the link for the latest news from the New York Post http://www.nypost.com/p/news/national/batman_shooter_asked_for_notebook_N1pYnPEN2CpK6jrt9JkBPL
Posted in Movies, Reviews, tagged Benedict Cumberbatch, Elf, Elf Costume, Elves, Evangeline Lilly, Hobbit Figures, Legolas, Lord of the Rings, Mirkwood, Orlando Bloom, Sauron, Tauriel, The Hobbit, The Necromancer, Wood Elf on December 17, 2012 | 1 Comment »
It was during Middle-earth month that The Arcade Of Arts & Arcana chose to drop the bombshell that Benedict Cumberbatch would be playing Sauron – as well as his well-publicised role of Smaug – in The Hobbit Trilogy. http://lilywight.com/2012/11/21/benedict-cumberbatch-is-sauron/
I can now reveal The Hobbit’s new-look Legolas – a fantastic mini-spoiler in action-figure form!
Orlando Bloom will be reprising the role that made him an overnight sensation alongside Lee Pace as Legolas’ father – King Tranduil Of Mirkwood.
The costume has a regal military look, more structured and formal than the travelling clothes seen in The Lord Of The Rings. The organic, Japanese-inspired styling is reminiscent of the armour worn by the Elves during The Last Alliance of The Second Age, the battle featured in the prologue to The Fellowship Of The Ring.
Another surprise is the invention of flame-haired Elf Maiden Tauriel (Evangeline Lilly) a character created by Peter Jackson and his writing team. Tauriel is rumoured to enjoy a romantic spark with Aidan Turner’s Kili!
Why not just buy the action figures and make-up your own movie
Posted in Movies, Reviews, tagged Bram Stoker, Costume Design, Dracula, Dracula Armour, Dracula Costume, Dracula Costumes, Eiko Ishioka, Fashion, Francis Ford Coppola, Gary Oldman, Gothic, Horror, Oscar Winners, Pre-Raphaelite, vampires, Victorian era on December 15, 2012 | 6 Comments »
If you dust-off June in The Arcade Of Arts & Arcana’s Archives (head to the sidebar on the homepage) you’ll find Pre-Raphaelite strumpets, naughty vintage movies some ridiculous facts about the Victorian Era and a popular post on that favourite guilty pleasure – Francis Ford Coppola’s Dracula (click the link to read the original post).
Perhaps it was Eiko Ishioka’s demonic raw-muscle armour that made the post so popular. You can see it again here along with more of Ishioka’s Oscar-winning costumes for Gary Oldman…
Posted in Books, Movies, tagged Boba Fett Day Of The Dead, Darth Vader Day Of The Dead, George Lucas, Gotye, Gotye Star Wars Parody, Han Solo, Han Solo Costume, Harrison Ford, I Only Take Orders From One Person, Lucasfilm, Mexican Day Of The Dead, Science Fiction, Smuggler, Somebody That I Used to Know, space pirate, Star Wars, Star Wars Day Of The Dead, Star Wars Tattoo, Star Wars That I Used To Know, Stormtrooper, Stormtrooper Day Of The Dead, Super Stormtrooper on December 8, 2012 | 2 Comments »
May was book month and the momentum generated by this post made May 4th the busiest day of the year at The Arcade Of Arts & Arcana (most auspicious for a Star Wars Fan)!
Just to get you a little more excited about Disney’s future Star Wars projects here are the years’ top Star Wars picks…
Posted in Movies, Reviews, tagged Beast, Beauty and the Beast, Belle, Dwarf, Emma Watson, fairy tales, Fantasy, Folklore, Horror, Kristin Kreuk, Little Red Riding Hood, McFarlane Toys, Miranda Richardson, Monster, Seven Dwarves, Snow White, Twisted Fairytales, Urban Gothic, werewolf, Wicked Stepmother, witch, Wolf on December 6, 2012 | Leave a Comment »
Dark Fairy Tales & Faerie Lore enchanted everyone in 2012 including The Arcade Of Arts & Arcana http://lilywight.com/2012/04/01/the-wonderful-world-of-froud-aprils-magickal-thing/.
Brew yourself something strong, sit back, put your feet up and enjoy the rare gems recommended in the posts Pitch Black & Fey On Film…
Posted in Movies, tagged Annatar, Arts, Benedict Cumberbatch, Cumberbitch, Elf, Hobbit, Middle-earth, Necromancer, Peter Jackson, Return Of The King, Sauron, Sherlock, Smaug, Tolkien on November 21, 2012 | 16 Comments »
Peter Jackson has a penchant for British thespians and BBC drama serials so the news that top toff totty Benedict Cumberbatch had signed up to provide voice and motion for The Hobbit’s dragon Smaug was hardly a surprise.
More intriguing is Cumberbatch confessing to his role as “The Necromancer”, who – as Rings fans know – is non-other than Big Bad Sauron himself.
Jackson originally intended to reveal Sauron’s face – as Annatar, his Elvish-guise – during a dual with Aragorn towards the end of The Return Of The King. The footage was considered too confusing and distracting and only made it as far as the DVD extras.
With a distinctly Elvish-looking actor properly cast and a brand new film trilogy promising plenty of side-stories and flashbacks Tolkien fans had better prepare themselves to stare true evil in the eye.
- Annatar ~ The Many Faces Of Sauron (lilywight.com)
Posted in Events, Movies, TV, tagged Autographs, Back To The Future, Collectables, Comics, Cosplay, Dalek, DeLorean, East Riding of Yorkshire, East Yorkshire, England, Fanboys, Fantasy, film, Games Workshop, Hull, Hull Daily Mail, Hullywood Entertainment, Jawa, Memorabilia, Movie Buffs, Prince's Trust, Science Fiction, Star Wars, Television, The Royal York Hotel, Tie Fighter Pilot, toys, UK Garrison, University of Hull, York, Yorkshire, Yorkshire and the Humber on November 2, 2012 | Leave a Comment »
If you are a confirmed Movie and Cult TV fanboy what do you do if you can’t find a buzzing but affordable event in your area? The answer is simple: create your own.
In 2008 special events company Hullywood Entertainment™ launched in Yorkshire with support from The Prince’s Trust. You can support their dedication and share their enthusiasm by adding these dates to your diaries:
~ 10am – 4.30pm, Saturday 10th November 2012, Staff House, The University Of Hull, East Yorkshire.
~ 10am – 4.30pm, Sunday 2nd December 2012, The Royal York Hotel, York (by the railway station), East Yorkshire.
You’ll find a link to the events’ official website in the homepage sidebar all month. Please share this information and – you never know – you might even run into a certain elusive blogger
- Yorkshire ‘best for UK holiday’ (telegraph.co.uk)
- Yorkshire is UK’s best holiday spot at the 19th World Travel awards (thesun.co.uk)