Magic moment: All aboard the feline express. It also features the least cuddly, most terrifying wise old owl you could imagine. 468,447 Go for the TV shows over movies. Director: Jesse Eisenberg, Magic moment: The moment where the ‘supporting’ cartoon collapses to the sound of a director yelling ‘cut!’ is a paradigm-splattering eye-opener. It has some elements of an aggro deck, but it has some combo-style cards as well. Elves in Magic are often regarded for their ability to produce mana, and … | Pass!’, Buy, rent or watch ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring’. Buy, rent or watch ‘The Adventures of Baron Munchausen’. Daniel Radcliffe, The theme tune’s terrific, too. Director: | As Peter Jackson proved a few years back: not very much. | Rupert Grint, The dream sequences of master director Luis Buñuel are always charged with a sociopolitical dimension, and this satire – one of his finest and most concentrated efforts – is no exception. 157 min A budding producer searches for the country's best young magician. Johnny Pacar, | In a fantastical 40's where magic is used by everyone, a hard-boiled detective investigates the theft of a mystical tome. Much like it's cousin science-fiction, fantasy, which was once a genre dismissed as nerdish, has grown and is headed into the mainstream, thanks in part to Peter Jackson's ‘Lord of the Rings’, ‘Harry Potter’ and a certain HBO vehicle called ‘Game of Thrones’. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002), 17. Drama, Fantasy, Mystery. Stars: It was author Gary K Wolf who had the masterstroke realisation that Hollywood’s brooding, self-reflexive 1940s film noir period happened to coincide with the golden age of studio cartoons, and decided to smash the two of them together. Peter Pan & Peter Pan Return to Neverland. | 153 min Altogether now: ‘anal nathrach… orth’ bhais’s bethad… do che’l de’nmha.’. But once David Niven’s doomed RAF pilot crashes while talking to an American radio operator (June Carter), he finds himself at the pearly gates, so introducing the film’s dual locations, earth and heaven. Magic moment: When the Mystics and the Skeksis merge in a cosmic, psychedelic transformational orgy. Directed by Dan Scanlon. 23. The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972), 21. | Jerry Lewis, When he gets in... See full summary », Director: An orphaned boy enrolls in a school of wizardry, where he learns the truth about himself, his family and the terrible evil that haunts the magical world. 110 min Director: Commander Legends is also packed with many exciting reprints of popular legendary creatures and new faces alike. Robert Webb, | Gross: CASEY KRILEY CO-CEO. Action, Adventure, Family. Louis Leterrier King Kong (1933) Film Animation. Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, | 547,756 What’s left to say about ‘King Kong’? From its very beginning, cinema was indebted to fantasy, with Georges Méliès leading the way. Dillard Stars: Magic moment: The series’s greatest showdown, as Gandalf faces the fiery Balrog on the bridge of Khazad-Dum. Chris Columbus Emily's grandmother is the only known elf that has ever been born with the element of love. Time Out is a registered trademark of Time Out Digital Limited. Magic moment: The beautiful moment Uncle Boonmee visits a cave filled with sparkling lights, and his life slips away. Timothy Spall, Alfonso Cuaron's take on the ‘Harry Potter’ movies was when the franchise proved it was more than just a lifeless, slavish recreation of J.K. Rowling's immeasurably popular fantasy novels. From Middle Earth to Manhattan, we've chosen 50 of the best fantasy films. | Frank Capra’s adaptation of James Hilton’s hugely successful, Hitler-inspiring novel is a glorious, naïve fantasy adventure, the most expensive movie ever made at the time. … Martin Campbell Directed by Thai master Apichatpong Weerasethakul (his Western friends call him Joe) it unfolds in a reverie as Uncle Boonmee, a dying farmer, is visited in his final days by friends and family – his nephew and sister, but also the ghost of his dead wife and a red-eyed monkey-man who says he’s Boonmee’s son. Duwayne Dunham 109 min | | Gross: | 147,702 Steve Buscemi, Recommended: 50 amazing comic book movies. PG-13 | Magic moment: Cannibal cultist Thulsa Doom’s transformation into a giant serpent is a classic of pre-digital effects technology. It’s still the highest-grossing movie in Japanese history. Magic moment: Lambert and Connery practice their swordplay on a mountain-top while Freddie Mercury bellows ‘Who Wants to Live Forever’ – pure, cheeseball glory. Magic: The Gathering supports an impressive array of deck types in its Modern and Legacy formats, and all of these decks have found creative ways to take the fight to their enemies. Emily is back in Elvendale again with gifts for all the elves. Nicolas Cage, Swinton plays Orlando, in turns a man and a woman, as s/he travels in half-century leaps from the Elizabethan court to the twentieth century, via the Civil War, early colonialism and more. Stars: The Marvel Cinematic Universe boldly straddles sci-fi, comic-book action and fantasy – never more so than in the ‘Thor’ movies, with their Tolkein-influenced take on Norse mythology and outrageous ‘Flash Gordon’-style fetish costumes. 102 min $0.00M, Not Rated | Barton MacLane, PG 233,617 | | Lee Tamahori Daniel Radcliffe, Stars: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror. Crime, Mystery, Thriller. Comedy, Drama, Mystery, In the years after the Revolution that overthrew the Qing Dynasty in China and established the republic, China broken up into fiefdoms held by warlords, who are busy fighting each other. Andrew O'Connor Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000), 20. Winky was… She loses her scarf and when a curious onlooker retrieves it, the chase is on, one that plunges into exchanged female identities, interdimensional time travel and a mysterious house where nothing is set in stone. Magic moment: The first instalment, ‘Siegfried’, features a giant, drooling dragon – a fully functioning puppet that’s the grandfather of Jabba the Hutt. Caitlin Clarke, Stars: You get more bang for your buck in a sense. Luke Vanek, Desi Arnaz, A smash-hit in Japan, Hayao Miyazaki’s family fantasy is hands-down one of the most charming films ever made. Magic and Elves – Part 1: Establishing the Hierarchy ... Because of this and the intricacies surrounding house-elf enslavement in particular within the wizarding social hierarchy, I’m going to pose a series of questions and then offer my response as an invitation to open this dialogue into a broader discussion. Thanks for subscribing! | Emily Jones befriends four magical elves who journey with her through Elvendale to find the portal back home. A psychiatrist comes to the aid of a compulsive gambler and is led by a smooth-talking grifter into the shadowy but compelling world of stings, scams, and con men. David Mitchell, Magic moment: Nicol Williamson’s bizarre, theatrical Merlin weaves a transformation spell. Robbie the Reindeer: Hooves of Fire, 7 p.m., Ch. Rupert Grint, ‘Hunger Games’ director Gary Ross’s pin-sharp satire brilliantly undercuts the American Dream, and the visual trick of gradually shifting the film from black and white to colour to reflect the characters’ cultural awakening is masterful. Magic moment: When Orlando transforms again... and again... and again. Robin Tunney, Richard Griffiths, Votes: Mike Newell | Begun in Britain but completed in California following the outbreak of war, this spectacular adventure based on tales from ‘1001 Nights’ may have had a piecemeal production – and no less than six directors, including the mighty Michael Powell – but you wouldn’t guess it from the result. Celebrates the birth of show business and tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation. | Mark Ruffalo, A hidden gem of a film (hey, Whoopi Goldberg is in it :D) about a terf war between leprechauns and fairies with a love story in between. | Andy Serkis’s Gollum – a fully fleshed digital creation – stole the show, yet this film also digs deep to depict the rallying redemption of King Théoden, from weeping at the grave of his son to leading the armies of Rohan into battle. | Gross: Stars: | 101 min Neve Campbell, Definitely check it out! Personal and professional complications ensue. This Magic Moment: Scorsese got it right: that first flash of colour still sends a chill up your spine. – is pure, giddy wish-fulfilment. Sira Copperbranch (voiced by Racquel Belmonte) – Earth elf: Runs the Starlight Inn, Sky Captain of Elvendale, friends with Tidus Stormsurfer. Raul Julia, | Gross: Colin Hanks, ‘You! It's Christmas Eve and Santa Claus has been kidnapped and is held for ransom: the kidnappers want all … Chris Olivero, R 646,927 Eric Sykes, Votes: After reaching the end of his patience, he slowly finds the will to better himself. Jesse Eisenberg, Jacob Latimore, | With the help of a magic amulet, this powerful love can be used to amplify the other four elements, as well as banish creatures of darkness. Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger’s second film on this list isn’t fantasy in the strictest sense. | Gross: For the follow-up to their loopy time-travel pastiche ‘Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure’, writers Ed Solomon and Chris Matheson turned to the maddest, baddest fantasy novel of them all: The Bible. | 83 min Déjà vu! Unfortunately, a family of incompetent thieves are also after the loot, and are not above shoving the hand of one of the little mites into a liquidiser to extort information. 130 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance. 104 min A simple tactic, perhaps, but a blindingly effective one. Obscure, artful and gleefully avant-garde, the film follows an acid-fried modern Jesus as he meets an alchemist and transcends through the seven levels of enlightenment. $46.68M, PG Ni Yan, PG-13 Adventure, Family, Fantasy. Stars: | | It’s a classic quest story: Jen, a Gelfling, must fulfil a prophecy and defeat the ageing, decaying race of Skeksis in favour of the gentler, wiser Mystics. A pair of grieving elf brothers turn to magic to reanimate, for 24 emotional hours, the dad they never really knew. Marcia Gay Harden, Elf is a modern day classic that has firmly entrenched itself in our yearly Christmas movie rotation.A big reason its such a beloved holiday staple is that it looks incredible. | An animated version of the book ‘Mrs Frisby and the Rats of Nimh’, this is a kids’ fantasy with a big soppy heart. But the film remains a wounded wonder, crammed with wild ideas, bizarre costumes, berserk characters and a unique sense of giddy, anything-goes experimentation. Director: | Penn Jillette, 592,273 Zac Efron, William Dieterle’s supernatural monochrome melodrama has enjoyed a bit of a renaissance since Martin Scorsese echoed the film’s bright green lightning bolt in ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’. Night Elves, Blood Elves, Nightborne, and Void Elves are playable races in the World of Warcraft MMORPG. Magic moment: The whole movie is a spell, but how can we not single out the bizarre coda of a boating scene? Move over, ‘Mulholland Drive’: Jacques Rivette’s enchanting meta-fantasy begins with a distracted young woman stumbling through a Parisian park. Nicole Kidman, An ancient prophecy seems to be coming true when a mysterious presence begins stalking the corridors of a school of magic and leaving its victims paralyzed. Fairuza Balk, | Jessica Biel, | Sean McGinly $301.96M, PG-13 Dave Franco, Votes: Paul Giamatti, Chris Columbus Christian Bale, David Patrick Kelly, PG | Gross: What’s left to say about ‘King Kong’? Maggie Smith, Votes: | Donzaleigh Abernathy, Votes: Scott Bakula, | Set in a fantastical land populated by evolved cyclops, fauns, mages and all manner of mythical fauna who have switched from magic to mod cons, ‘Onward’ is a cometh-of-age tale that makes playful capital from our habit of turning the past into touristy kitsch. A pair of rivaling stage magicians are forced to confront their falling out over a guillotine mishap when they compete in a magic competition. The greatest ghost story ever told on film, Kenji Mizoguchi’s masterfully macabre fable about two greedy peasants who try to profit from the civil war raging through their country gets more powerful as it slowly bleeds into the supernatural. Drama, History, Romance. Amazon.co.uk: lego elves Select Your Cookie Preferences We use cookies and similar tools to enhance your shopping experience, to provide our services, understand how customers use our services so we can make improvements, and display ads. Packed with historical heroes, diminutive hustlers, post-Python humour, loopy cameos and bizarre fantastical asides – not to mention the bleakest, strangest ending imaginable – the film was an unlikely transatlantic smash hit. | | Gross: 97 min The film’s character design is as remarkable as its faith in the imagination of children. The best moments of ‘The Wizard of Oz’ are woozily eerie, like memories of a dream. 23min | Animation, Short | TV Short 8 March 2015. Stars: Sessue Hayakawa, 63,696 Stars: Lindsay Crouse, Possibly. Emily Blunt, Votes: | Magic moment: The hidden ‘troll market’ beneath the Brooklyn Bridge rivals the ‘Star Wars’ cantina in the monster-riot stakes. Woody Allen | 1,177,504 All draftable sets need some well-established archetypes that draft players … | Gross: $295.98M, PG-13 Stars: But the spell is broken halfway through, leaving them with, well, half a dad. | 3,240 With an almost entirely black cast, a black director and black writers, the film is a thrilling exploration of afro-futurism, cultural oppression and revolution. Buy, rent or watch ‘Who Framed Roger Rabbit’. Jon M. Chu Hamish Linklater, Votes: With their warning about Lord Voldemort's return scoffed at, Harry and Dumbledore are targeted by the Wizard authorities as an authoritarian bureaucrat slowly seizes power at Hogwarts. | J. Trevor Edmond, Magic moment: Our hero’s ‘perfect’ day involves anticipating every stranger’s need, saving a life, wooing a woman and rhapsodising the annual Groundhog Day celebration by quoting Anton Chekhov. 129 min Harry Potter, Ron and Hermione return to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry for their third year of study, where they delve into the mystery surrounding an escaped prisoner who poses a dangerous threat to the young wizard. $292.00M, PG Michael Gracey Woody Harrelson, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy. Harry, Ron, and Hermione search for Voldemort's remaining Horcruxes in their effort to destroy the Dark Lord as the final battle rages on at Hogwarts. When Ian listens to a tape of the dad he never knew and you wish you'd remember to bulk-buy tissues. | | ‘Baron Munchausen’ became a byword for mega-budget disasters: the budget spiraled, the special effects collapsed and audiences stayed away in droves. 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