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“Da Vinci’s Demons” is the newest ‘blockbuster-style’ historical fantasy show on Starz by writer David S. Goyer, known for the creation of “Batman Begins” and “Man of Steel”. The series follows a young Da Vinci who heads off beyond Florence and Milan, to save the world. From the Starz description for season 2:
“Florence is thrown into chaos in the wake of the Pazzi conspiracy and Leonardo da Vinci must push the limits of his mind and body to defend the city against the forces of Rome. When the dust settles, friends are buried and rivalries enflamed. While the Medicis go to unthinkable lengths to deal with new threats, da Vinci continues on his quest to find the fabled Book of Leaves and uncover the secret history of his mother. He’ll come to realize that he has lethal competition in his quest – new enemies who may be even worse than the forces of Pope Sixtus. His search will take him to faraway lands and force him to reevaluate everything he knew about the world and his own history.”
Created by David S. Goyer. Starring Tom Riley, Laura Haddock, Blake Ritson, Elliot Cowan, Laura Pulver, James Faulkner, Gregg Chillin Eros Vlahos, Hera Hilmar and Carolina Guerra. The series was renewed for its second season 4 and premieres March 22nd, 2014. Return to Thumbnail View.
Da Vinci’s Demons Season 2 Overview
Da Vinci’s Demons Season 2 Meet the New Characters
“Cloud Chamber” is part film, part alternate reality game, part social network. You are asked to work together via a single web portal to uncover the story of a young scientist who risked her sanity and betrayed her father in order to “save humanity from its most dangerous enemy: itself.” Using “found footage” across a variety of media, players navigate, collaborate and interact in order to discover the truth. Christian Fonnesbech and Frederik Ovlisen describe Cloud Chamber as “fiction for the Facebook generation – part social filmed mystery and part game.
“The Hobbit The Desolation of Smaug” is the second in a trilogy of films adapted from the popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug continues the adventure of the Bilbo Baggins as he journeys with the Wizard Gandalf and thirteen Dwarves, led by Thorin Oakenshield on an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor.
“47 Ronin” is a fantasy film based on the 18th century Japanese legend of the Chushingura, a band of 47 samurai who set out to avenge the death and dishonor of their master by a ruthless shogun who banished their kind. Directed by Carl Rinsch. Written by Chris Morgan (screenplay), Hossein Amini (screenplay). Starring Keanu Reeves, Hiroyuki Sanada and Kô Shibasaki. Releases December 25, 2013. Return to Thumbnail View.(Larger Player)
“The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” follows Mitty, a Life Magazine journalist and daydreamer leading an alternate fantasy life of mountain scaling, building jumping and helicopter riding. The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced August 1, 2013 that Ben Stiller’s highly anticipated adaptation of James Thurber’s 1939 “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” will make its World Premiere as the Centerpiece Gala presentation for the 51st New York Film Festival. Directed by Ben Stiller (Tropic Thunder, Zoolander, The Cable Guy). Written by Steve Conrad.
Life of Pi, based upon the best-selling novel by Yann Martel, tells the story of a young man’s incredible survival at sea against impossible odds. Pi is an emotionally captivating experience that will inspire, touch and transport audiences to a place of discovery that they will never forget. Winner of four Academy Awards including Best Director for Ang Lee.(Larger Player)
“Beasts of the Southern Wild” is an American fantasy drama that follows a six-year-old – Hushpuppy – who must learn the ways of courage and love when forced to face her hot-tempered father’s fading health and melting ice-caps that flood her ramshackle bayou community and unleash ancient aurochs.
Directed by Benh Zeitlin. Written by Ben Zeitlin and Lucy Alibar. Based on Alibar’s one-act play “Juicy and Delicious”. Starring Quvenzhané Wallis, Dwight Henry, Levy Easterly, Lowell Landes, Pamela Harper and Gina Montana.
WINNER of the 2012 Sundance Film Festival’s Grand Jury Prize for US Narrative Filmmaking
WINNER of the 2012 Sundance Film Festival’s Cinematography Award
WINNER of the 2013 AFI Award for Movie of the Year
WINNER of the 2012 Cannes Film Festival Award Un Certain Regard
WINNER of the 2012 Cannes Film Festival Award Golden Camera
WINNER of the 2012 Cannes Film Festival Prix Regards Jeune
WINNER of the 2012 Cannes Film Festival Prize of the Ecumenical Jury – Special Mention
NOMINATED for the 2013 Academy Award® for Best Motion Picture
NOMINATED for the 2013 Academy Award® for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
NOMINATED for the 2013 Academy Award® for Best Achievement in Directing
NOMINATED for the 2013 Academy Award® for Best Adapted Screenplay