Those who have read George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire novels know that the length might be a little too much for a grandfather to attempt to read to his sick grandson, especially when one considers that the first two books were each adapted into two full seasons of HBO's Game of Thrones. Still, that hasn't stopped the juxtaposition of The Princess Bride with the hit TV show. In fact, it's one of the jokes of the mashed-up trailer, which sees Peter Falk read Game of Thrones to his grandson (Fred Savage), replacing the story of Westley, Buttercup and Prince Humperdinck with that of Ned Stark and Prince Joffrey, but to similar results. watch the video >> Posted 03.18.13 by Ryan
Not every movie with a huge following was a blockbuster smash that spawned a series of movies. The Princess Bride made just $30 million in theaters and came in at an unimpressive 41st place for the 1987 box office standings, and yet all this time later it has dozens of fan sites, millions of facebook “likes,” and its recent 25th anniversary garnered a huge amount of media attention. In contrast, there was decidedly little fanfare for the 25th anniversary of *batteries not included which was the 37th highest grossing movie of 1987. We’ve found that a copy of The Princess Bride is almost always a solid bet for office gift exchanges, but what about those crazy, intense Buttercup and Westley fans? Those diehards who already have the movie on DVD, Blu-ray, VHS and Betamax. We’ve found some great gifts that will be perfect for the Fezzik fanatic on anyone's list. Need Gift Ideas? As You Wish >> Posted 12.05.12 by Mandy
The Dread Pirate Roberts could still be roaming the Seven Seas. Sequel, anyone?more dudes of the dark ages
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"Death cannot stop true love. All it can do is delay it for a while."maltin knows medieval movies
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Warring kings, luminous princesses, brave knights-errant, seductive ladies-in-waiting, armor, swords, bodices — we love everything about the Middle Ages. (Except for the plague; that wasn't cool.) Medieval fiction and its genre cousin, High Fantasy (Medieval fiction with magic!), have inspired some of the most epic movies of all time, grandiose tales of conflict and conquest that play out in worlds both romantic and terrifying.
ReelzChannel will proudly be journeying back into the Middle Ages on Oct. 17th with the debut of the first part of our epic eight-part mini-series World Without End, adapted from acclaimed author Ken Follett's follow-up to The Pillars of the Earth. As we begin our two-week countdown to the big event, help us put together a list of the Top 10 Epic Medieval Movies of all time.medieval movies
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Rate the Top 10 Epic Medieval Movies >> Posted 10.03.12 by BrentJS
Nicolas Cage gives a crash course in magic to a young protégé in The Sorcerer's Apprentice. We've got nothing against training kids in wizardry. What concerns us is the teacher: Anyone who's followed Cage's career knows he can be a loose cannon under the most sedate of circumstances. Can we be sure his lessons are all for the cause of good?
But that's a concern with most magic makers — there's always the danger that good intentions will warp into something truly horrible. Where does Balthazar Black land on our "honorable to downright despicable" wizard scale?
see Movie Wizards: From Benevolent to Malevolent Posted 07.13.10 by reelz