|The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian 2008 PG, 144 min.|
Genre: Family / Action / Adventure / Fantasy / Sci-Fi
Director: Andrew Adamson
Cast: Ben Barnes, Georgie Henley, Skandar Keynes, William Moseley, Anna Popplewell, Sergio Castellitto, Peter Dinklage, Warwick Davis, Vincent Grass, Pierfrancesco Favino, Cornell John, Damian Alcazar, Alicia Borrachero, Simon Andreu, Eddie Izzard
The Pevensie kids–Peter (William Moseley), Susan (Anna Popplewell), Edmund (Skandar Keynes), and Lucy (Georgie Henley)–are transported from war-torn 1940s' London back to Narnia and discover that 1,300 years have passed since they were last there. The Golden Age is long gone, and the tyrannical King Miraz (Sergio Castellitto) sits on the throne. He is determined to replace his nephew Prince Caspian (Ben Barnes) with his own baby son as the rightful heir. The Pevensie kids come to Caspian's aid with help from Trumpkin the Red Dwarf (Peter Dinklage), a valiant mouse Reepicheep (Eddie Izzard), and other colorful creatures. First, a "mano a mano" contest between Miraz and Peter takes place, but that doesn't solve the problems. Finally, a raging battle between the two armies appears to be the only way to restore the magic that was Narnia.
|Stardust 2007 PG-13, 127 min.|
Genre: Family / Adventure / Fantasy / Drama
Director: Matthew Vaughn
Cast: Ian McKellen, Claire Danes, Charlie Cox, Mark Strong, Michelle Pfeiffer, Sienna Miller, Nathaniel Parker, Ben Barnes, Ricky Gervais, Peter O'Toole, Robert De Niro, Sarah Alexander, Joanna Scanlan, Jason Flemyng, Rupert Everett
Ian McKellen narrates this tale about Tristan Thorne (Charlie Cox) who lives with his father Dunstan (Nathaniel Parker) in the Victorian English town of Wall, which is separated from the enchanted town of Stormhold by a wall. In an effort to impress the beautiful Victoria (Sienna Miller), Tristan goes to Stormhold to recover a fallen star. The star has turned into a beautiful woman, Yvaine (Claire Danes), who is less than enthusiastic about being taken to Wall. Another problem enters the scene when the scheming sons of Stormhold's king (Peter O'Toole) also want the star, which their father tossed into the heavens on his deathbed. The star holds the key to the kingdom. That same star knocked Yvaine from the sky and now hangs around her neck. Then, to add to Tristan's trials, witches (Michelle Pfeiffer, Sarah Alexander, and Joanna Scanlan) want Yvaine's heart because it will bestow beauty and eternal life on anyone who cuts it out and eats it. The special effects, along with the characters, provide great viewing.
|1. The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008)|
2. Stardust (2007)
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