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Duncan Jones talks about plans for Warcraft 2

I didn't like WARCRAFT. I thought it was clunky, miscast, and the effects were super uneven. But you know what? I respected the shit out of it. The visuals were colorful and saturated (rather than grimy and gritty like every other fantasy property), and the film was earnest as hell, gleefully showing off steampunk boomsticks, goofy demons, and clay monsters. I appreciated that, and...
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06.20.2017
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Duncan Jones shows dark future of Mute where David Hasselhoff is on currency

You know, I really respected what Duncan Jones was trying to accomplish with his last film, WARCRAFT. While I don't feel it was successful, I admired the risks he took, like showing war from both sides, keeping the goofy designs of the Orcs from the game intact, and being truthful to the game's lore rather than dismissing it like most videogame adaptations do. Again, I...
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01.09.2017
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The UnPopular Opinion: Top 5 Most Underrated Movies of 2016

Well Schmoes, as 2016 draws to a close we reflect on a year of ups and downs at the movies, both critically and financially. There were some surprises in regards to which highly anticipated movies lived up to their trailers and marketing as well as some dark horses that came out of nowhere to really steal the show. But, if there is one thing for certain, there are always movies that are highly...
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12.21.2016
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The UnPopular Opinion: Warcraft

THE UNPOPULAR OPINION is an ongoing column featuring different takes on films that either the writer HATED, but that the majority of film fans LOVED, or that the writer LOVED, but that most others LOATHED. We're hoping this column will promote constructive and geek fueled discussion. Enjoy! ****SOME SPOILERS ENSUE**** We as movie fans have been spoiled. Prior to the 21st...
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12.15.2016
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This Week in Blu-ray / DVD Releases: The Shallows, Central Intelligence

This Week: Gossip Girl vs. Shark in The Shallows, Kevin Hart and The Rock tag team Central Intelligence, and hitting reset on Warcraft. ► Sometimes, simple works best in summer. Against the usual onslaught of overdone spectacles, THE SHALLOWS was like comfort food – a scary, straight-forward...
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09.27.2016
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Exclusive: Go behind the scenes with Garona in this Warcraft Blu-ray feature

For our Blu-ray collectors out there, the latest video game-turned-movie hits Blu-ray/DVD tomorrow in a spiffy, feature-filled set. I'm of course referring to Duncan Jones ' latest opus, WARCRAFT. This fantasy epic follows an Orc horde as they invade the planet Azeroth, starting a war with the resident humans and some dissenting Orcs who truly know what's at stake. If...
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09.26.2016
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Duncan Jones speaks candidly about Warcraft's failure and a sequel

WARCRAFT didn't exactly break the mold of video games-turned-films, but it does have its audience (mostly in China). Still, the film hardly churned out the profits studios were hoping for, and director Duncan Jones acknowledges as much in a recent interview with Thrillist . It's a good read, for those interested, and while he doesn't come out and bash WARCRAFT or anything...
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08.30.2016
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Top 10 Ways Hollywood Can Fix Summer Movies

As the 2016 summer movie season winds to a close, audiences are left feeling a bit underwhelmed. For the third year in a row, the summer movies have failed to live up to the potential we are used to seeing on the big screen. Whether it be because of sequel or remake fatigue or something else entirely, the studios have to fix this problem and fix it soon. Here are our ten suggestions on how...
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08.26.2016
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Review: Warcraft

PLOT: Worlds collide when an army of orcs flee their dying land and encroach on a civilization of humans. REVIEW: For a movie about mystical realms, fantastical creatures and great battles between man and monster, WARCRAFT is disappointingly short on imagination and enjoyment. It's a movie only a console could love: Practically every frame is filled to the brim with CG...
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06.08.2016
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JoBlo Movie Trivia Quiz: Films based on Video Games

Welcome to JoBlo.com's Stunning Movie Trivia Quizzes! While there are plenty of incredibly successful video games in the world, the films based upon those video games rarely seem to work out. With the mixed reception that Duncan Jones ' WARCRAFT has received, it would seem that the video game movie curse is still in effect. As we continue waiting for the first great video...
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06.08.2016
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First reviews are in for Duncan Jones' Warcraft

WARCRAFT is set to open in a number of foreign markets this weekend ahead of its U.S. debut next month, and several early reviews of the film have emerged online. If you're a fan of the popular video game series, you'll probably enjoy the Duncan Jones -directed adaptation, but based on these reviews, it sounds like the movie won't do much for non-fans. We'll have...
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05.25.2016
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Duncan Jones and More Talk Warcraft During Our Visit to ILM!

After ten years in development, WARCRAFT  is finally coming to theaters next month! If you've seen the trailers, you know what a huge part visual effects play in the film, and who better to handle those effects than Lucasfilm's own Industrial Light & Magic. I had the opportunity to head up to San Francisco into the heart of ILM and speak with filmmaker Duncan Jones...
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05.16.2016
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