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Lily Wight

     Updated 13/05/2015

     You will find lots of links to forgotten favourites right here at Lily’s Arcade of Arts & Arcana 😉

     

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      H.P. Lovecraft’s longform novel makes a fine introduction to the author’s original mythos and recurring themes but, like Poe before him, the style and structure of his weird tales has not aged well and demands patience from modern readers.

     The Case Of Charles Dexter Ward reads much like a dry historical legal document and Lovecraft’s obsession with architecture is interesting but not thrilling.  The lazy dénouement owes much to Dracula – and vampire fans might catch the name “Ferenczy”: a major player in Brian Lumley’s superb Necroscope series.

     Lovecraft’s short fiction is far more satisfying but completists and occultists will love this nonetheless.

     View a trailer for The Resurrected (adapted from The Case Of Charles Dexter Ward)…

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     Did you know that cute baby bats are actually known as pups?  What a blog, eh?  Informative AND adorable!

     Pop back next month for a brand new and totally gratuitous gif 🙂

Cute Baby Bat Gif

 

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Lily Wight

     Updated 20/05/2014

     It has two long years since Lily Wight brought you the very first images from Disney’s live action adaptation of Sleeping Beauty featuring Angelina Jolie as Maleficent, the baddest fairy of them all.

     Maleficent is due for release in UK cinemas on 28th May.  Here is the latest trailer and a peek behind the scenes while you wait…

     Click here for more new on set pictures 🙂

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     Give him a break, it’s tricky to walk in new shoes…

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     Quirky, surreal, handmade, steampunkish, road trip love story.  Trailer contains gratuitous use of the word “p*nis”.

More Movies You Might Have Missed 🙂

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     Yep, you really do get a Gratuitous Gif every single month…

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More unmissable gifs from Lily Wight 🙂

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     Let the wild rumpus start!

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     Directed by Paul Leeson Taylor in association with FLUXOne20 for South Yorkshire Police, UK.  Featuring young actors from Hull, City of Culture 2017.

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     A zombie film, but not as you know it…

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     Lily Wight ~ The Arcade of Arts & Arcana is a terribly serious and highbrow blog for arty-types and intellectuals – as proved by the following… 😉

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     This month’s must see movie has a rather tenuous Middle-earth link and an intriguing take on fantasy and the nature of storytelling.  It also stars Lee Pace, an actor who has hovered on the brink of stardom for too long and may well steal Orlando Bloom’s “Hottest Elf” crown with his darkly enigmatic portrayal of Legolas’ father, King Thranduil of Mirkwood.

     There is still time to catch The Fall before the release of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.  If you enjoy the trailer then watch the full movie right here!

More Movies You Might Have Missed

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Fear[s] of The Dark

Lotte Reineger’s Fairy Tale Films

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     It’s French, its animated and it’s black and white.  The unforgettable Fear(s) Of The Dark (2007) is also this month’s Movie You Might Have Missed…

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     The Death Note franchise started out as a Japanese manga series in 2003 and has since evolved into an anime TV show and a trilogy of live-action movies inspiring soundtrack albums, video games and spin-off novels.

     Director Shane Black, adored once more after the success of Iron Man 3, is still hoping to direct an english language version of this beloved cult supernatural thriller.  In the meantime you can watch the first live-action installment right here right now – prepare to become a fan…

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     Here he is…

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     … and there he goes 🙂

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     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!

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     Updated 04/12/2014   

     Peter Jackson has a penchant for British thespians and BBC drama serials so signing top toff totty Benedict Cumberbatch 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 (you can watch it below).

     Now, with a distinctly Elvish-looking actor properly cast and the last film in The Hobbit trilogy leading Gandalf towards a confrontation with The Necromancer in Dol Guldur, Tolkien fans had better prepare themselves to stare Middle-earth’s ultimate evil in the eye.

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     Updated 06/08/2014 – View TV Trailer!

     NBC’s Constantine TV show is set to air on 24th October with Matt Ryan in the lead role so there’s plenty of time to familiarise yourself with Vertigo’s paranormal PI.

     Grubby, British, sociopolitical and astute, Constantine’s adventures will appeal to those who want smarts with their supernatural.

     There are bigger, more epic story arcs than the standalones in this graphic novel collection but time in Constantine’s company is always well spent.

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     Post updated 16/07/2013

     Here is a magical little something for fans of Once Upon A Time and Grimm.

     Do you remember The 10th Kingdom…

     

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     Updated 12/02/2015

    Can you spot Johnny Depp’s school photo in this promotion for Dark Shadows…

  

 

 

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