Musings From Us Entries For Epics

The following are the various articles that have been filed and posted under the category of DVD, Videos & Movies / Epics that can be found here at Musings From Us, for your enjoyment.

Noah (2014) The End Of The World Is Just The Beginning

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Noah-2014-Movie-PosterWe all know the story of Noah, at least any and all that have even heard about the bible. Even those that have not know many of the great flood stories that are all around the world. They all have a very common theme of a man, his wife and a few children saving the world from massive flood waters. How do they save the world? They save it by building an ark for themselves and all the animals that they can find so that something will remain. This version of Noah is no different except it has biblical threads woven in and around it. That is what makes it so controversial, it is based on the biblical story.

Tin Man (TV mini-series) The Sci-Fi Channel

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Tin-Man-Blu-ray-CoverBack when The Sci-fi Channel was still showing the mainstays of its content of sci-fi, fantasy, and horror, before the ECW and reality shows kicked in, we were treated to all kinds of great mini-series, and if you missed this one in 2007, go pick it up now! This is a twist on a classic, but also a kind of sequel to Frank L. Baum tales of Oz. To all those kids growing up during the 60s and 70s, you most likely felt pretty special when you got to see the annual viewing of the 1937 classic, The Wizard of Oz, when it aired on CBS. There was even an alternate version featuring an all-African-American cast, including a teen Micheal Jackson, The Wiz. These might have prepared you for the new sexy musical about the witches of Oz, Wicked, if you have been lucky enough to see this stage production, but Tin Man just about blows these away.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix : The Rebellion Begins

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This is the fifth installment of the Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe) movie franchise based on the book by the same name. In this movie, we watch as things are just getting darker and darker for our young hero. Summer is bleak and dry and very hot, too hot for Little Whinging in Surrey. This is where Dudley (Harry Melling) realizes just how hard things are for his wizarding cousin when the boys are attacked by Dementors, the black, hooded guards of Azkaban Prison that feed on everything positive from their victims, leaving them with cold sadness. As the attack happens, Harry does an Patronus spell to bring out the protector spirit that will repel the Dementors. The spell is successful, but one muggle other than Dudley sees it, but this muggle is actually a squibb, Mrs. Figg (Kathryn Hunter), Harry’s old babysitter.

Immortals (2011) The Gods Need a Hero

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If you love Greek Mythology and want to see a film about it a la 300 style then you will love this film. If you hated 300 with a passion you MIGHT be able to tolerate this film. Just like 300, by the way this film was done by the same person that did 300, this film is all in black and gold as it it would make the story any better. What is wrong with having some color in a film? If I wanted all black and gold I would watch some old classic 50’s or 60’s film on Greek Mythology and frankly, it would be a better film. If I want to see stop motion photography I would watch a classic film that actually used it instead of a computer enhanced version.

Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles

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With all the pop culture focus on Stephanie Meyer’s vampires, it seems that Anne Rice’s far more scary, yet classy vamps have been forgotten, but maybe it is time to dig them back up, so to speak. In 1994, we were treated to a horror epic featuring the talents of Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise, Antonio Banderas, and a very young Kirsten Dunst. Interestingly, her performance as the perpetual child vampire, Claudia, was one of her best performances, but back to the story.