If there was once magic in this world, then progress has likely snuffed most of it out. Our relentless expansion into the spaces where Mother Nature lives destroys our ecosystems and in many ways the wonders of this world. This is the conflict in Wolfwalkers, the new AppleTV+ exclusive from Irish animation studio Cartoon Saloon.
It’s the mid-1600s, and the English are in Kilkenny to expand the empire and force their rule on the Irish. The city is being expanded, and the woods next door are being logged for resources to do it. The problem is the deadly pack of wolves who make the forest their home, who defend it at all costs. This is the reason Bill is in the city, a hunter by trade from Yorkshire, he lays traps in the forest to try to make it safe for the men working. What few realize is that there is something more in the forest.
_Jupiter Ascending_ was originally slated for release this past July and many people, myself included, were looking forward to it. Then it got pushed back to February 2015 and we’re not entirely sure why. The Wachowskis say they need more time to finish it up but is the film a mess? Were they worried it couldn’t compete?
Well there’s a new trailer and it looks like it can compete.
Sean Bean, Ali Larter, Tina Majorino star in the new drama series Legends that premieres in Canada on Bravo tonight at 9pm. Based on the novel Legends: A Novel of Dissimulation by Robert Littell for which he won the LA Times Book Prize in 2005. Developed by Howard Gordon (24, Homeland), Jeffrey Nachmanoff (The Day After Tomorrow, Traitor, The Tourist) & Mark Bomback (Live Free or Die Hard, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Fifty Shades of Grey). A real mixed bag of experience, should be interesting.
Also on Bravo the 2nd season of Graceland is coming to a close. If you haven’t seen this show yet it’s something that would make a great end of summer binge-watch.
Say what you will about The Wachowskis but I love how they are willing to go all in on whatever they do. Here now is a trailer for their latest, Jupiter Ascending, which looks like they’ve done just that again. Let’s watch!
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