Geeks what to watch Warcraft Voltron and more

first_imgHopefully you don’t have too much going on this Friday, June 10th because all of the best entertainment seems to be hitting that very day. A pair of sequels, one a  horror the other a magic-adventure, will hit the theaters that day along with a big budget fantasy based on a beloved video game. As if that wasn’t enough, every episode of an updated Anime classic will appear on Netflix for your binging pleasure.The Conjuring 2Putting it mildly, James Wan’s The Conjuring scared the crap out of audiences when it debuted in 2013. So, movie-goers have high expectations for the follow-up, The Conjuring 2, which debuts this weekend. In addition to the super creepy trailer which has a lot of good buzz, the sequel boasts a returning director and main cast members Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga as real life paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren. How will they do heading to England and tangoing with another evil spirit? We’ll have to watch and see!Now You See Me 2In an interesting twist, Now You See Me 2‘s predecessor also came out in 2013 about a month away from The Conjuring and now the two follow-ups will battle for box office bucks this weekend. In this case, Jon M. Chu slides into the director’s chair to take over for Louis Leterrier in this project that reunites the audience with most of the Four Horsemen — Lizzy Caplan replaces Isla Fisher — to tell another mind-twisting tale of the world’s greatest illusionists.Daniel Radcliffe joins the fun this time around as well in one of the greatest meta castings of all time! Chu’s last film Jem and the Holograms underwhelmed, but this one looks like a slick bit of craziness in line with the Step Up movies and G.I. Joe: Retaliation.WarcraftThe world of video games is still looking for its breakout film that will show the world how rich this medium is when it comes to stories and source material. The Angry Birds Movie has done very well worldwide so far, but a lot of people will be watching to see how Doug Jones’ Warcraft performs this week.The reviews have not been super positive, but that doesn’t mean the orc-filled epic can’t tap into World of Warcraft‘s huge fandom or the people out there yearning for more fantasy epics now that there’s no more Hobbit films to look forward to.Voltron: Legendary DefenderNetflix and DreamWorks Animation will drop the first 13 episodes of Voltron: Legendary Defender on Friday as well. The new series features voice talent like Steven Yeun, Bex Taylor-Klaus, Tyler Labine, Rhys Darby, and Cree Summer. The new take on the classic series about people piloting big lions who combine to form a giant robot comes from Lauren Montgomery and Joaquim Dos Santos who both worked on the fantastic Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra.last_img