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David Bowie's Son Duncan Jones Welcomes First Child Six Months After Father's Death


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Duncan Jones has welcomed his first son, exactly six months after his father David Bowie’s death from cancer. Jones and his wife Rodene Ronquillo welcomed Stenton David Jones on July 10, saying that his grandfather had ‘made room for him’.

Duncan Jones - Warcraft L.A. Premiere held at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood at TCL Chinese Theatre - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 7th June 2016

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Duncan Jones - Premiere of 'Warcraft' held at the TCL Chinese Theatre - Outside Arrivals at Hollywood Blvd - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 6th June 2016

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Duncan Jones Wants Audiences To Give Warcraft A Chance


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Aside from rare hits like Wreck-It Ralph and long-running series like Resident Evil, the list of bombs is a long one, stretching from Super Mario Bros. to Final Fantasy, Prince of Persia and Pixels.

So it was only a matter of time that one of the most popular games of all time, World of Warcraft, would make it to the big screen. And with his film Warcraft, filmmaker Duncan Jones was determined to make a movie that would catch fans' attention. 

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Warcraft Review

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Based on the iconic strategy game, this fantasy battle epic will appeal mainly to either the gamers themselves or audiences that love wildly detailed fantasy worlds. Everyone else will probably feel a bit lost when faced with the stream of confusing names, spells and magical phenomena that fill every scene. It looks terrific, and is directed with plenty of energy and personality. But it feels both overcrowded and superficial.

With their home world Draenor dying, the orcs need to travel through a portal to the human realm Azeroth to find more life force to steal. One orc chieftan, Durotan (Toby Kebbell), is having doubts about this murderous plan, and thinks peace with humans might be a better option. His rival chief Blackhand (Clancy Brown) and the cackling orc shaman Gul-dan (Daniel Wu) disagree, and set a massacre in motion. Preparing for the attack, human King Llane (Dominic Cooper) turns for help to his top knight Lothar (Travis Fimmel), sorcerer Medivh (Ben Foster) and apprentice wizard Khadgar (Ben Schnetzer). Then they meet outcast half-caste Garona (Paula Patton), and she offers another way to take on the invaders.

For the uninitiated, the elaborate mythology is so detailed that it blurs together into something rather incomprehensible. Director Duncan Jones doesn't have time to explain everything, so he charges ahead and just lets the dialogue overflow with references that may or may not be needed to work out what's happening. The film leaps from one strikingly staged battle to another, all cleverly designed to mix digital animation with gothic costumes. It looks pretty amazing in 3D, but the only characters who emerge with any depth are Durotan and Garona, nicely played by Kebbell and Patton under mounds of effects, makeup, fur and teeth.

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Duncan Jones: 'Dad David Bowie Was Excited About Warcraft Film'


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Warcraft director Duncan Jones has recalled showing his father an early cut of the epic fantasy movie before his untimely death in January. Jones said his father was ‘excited’ for him about the film and was happy he was doing the things he enjoyed in life.

David Bowie and Duncan Jones Duncan Jones and father David Bowie in 2009.

Speaking to The Daily Beast Jones said: “I showed him an early cut of this and showed him some of the effects shots. You know, for everyone else he was one person. For me, he was my dad. And he was always interested in things I was working on."

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Duncan Jones - Special screening of 'Warcraft: The Beginning' at BFI IMAX - Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 25th May 2016

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Duncan Jones, Paula Patton , Dominic Cooper - Warcraft: The Beginning - VIP film screening at BFI IMAX, Waterloo, London at BFI IMAX - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 25th May 2016

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Warcraft: The Beginning Trailer


Azeroth is a beautiful and civilized kingdom, it's human inhabitants are goverend by their much loved king, King Llane Wrynn. When a mysterious porthole is opened up between Azeroth and the orc world of Draenor, the civilians of Azeroth are left fearing for their life. The Orcs face extinction from their old world and the humans know they will bring destruction of their own should they find a home in Azeroth.

As war spreads across the land, the king seeks advisal from his most powerful knights to decide what action to take to protect the capital. The king is dubious about the Orcs abilities, they huge creatures but are known more for their brutish ways than their  intelligence. Anduin Lothar is the kings highest knight and feels there's a far deeper problem than first thought. Anudin and a small group of fighters must find a way to put an end to the battle before their land is lost for good.

Warcraft: The Beginning is based Blizzard Entertainment's online role-playing game and features some of the characters seen in the games.

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David Bowie's Son Praises Brit Awards Tribute


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David Bowie’s son has praised the Brit Awards tribute to his father’s influence carried out by Gary Oldman and Lorde last night.

The 2016 Brit Awards, held at London’s O2 Arena on Wednesday night, saw the late pop legend honoured with a Brits Icon Award presented by Oldman, followed by a performance of ‘Life On Mars?’ which saw Lorde supported by Bowie’s backing band. Eurythmics singer Annie Lennox presented the award near the end of the evening, which Bowie’s friend Oldman accepted on his behalf.

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David Bowie's Son Duncan Jones To Become A Father


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Duncan Jones, son of the late David Bowie, has revealed that his father learned shortly before his death that he would be a grandfather.

On Wednesday (February 10th), a month after his father passed away from cancer, 44 year old Jones tweeted a heartfelt message saying that Bowie had learned at Christmas time that he would become a grandfather. A hand-drawn cartoon of a baby with an umbilical cord protruding from its stomach accompanied the message, with a speech bubble saying ‘I’m waiting’.

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David Bowie's Son Praises Pallative Doctor Who Wrote A Poignant Thank You Note To His Dad


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When Duncan Jones confirmed the world’s worst fears that his father, David Bowie, had passed away on January, 10 he said he would be remaining offline for a while as he came to terms with his tragic loss. However, Duncan has now broken his hiatus to share a poignant thank you letter written to his father from a Welsh doctor a week after his death.

David BowieThe iconic David Bowie passed away from cancer earlier this month

Duncan returned to social media to post a link to an emotional note palliative care doctor, Dr Mark Taubert wrote praising the iconic singer as an inspiration to millions battling life-ending illnesses.

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Warcraft Is Coming: A Brief Snippet Of The Humans Vs Orcs Epic Is Unveiled [Footage]


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War is coming. At least, that's what the first teaser for the upcoming 'Warcraft' film would have us believe. Don't get too excited though; this new trailer for the live-action epic gives virtually nothing away and is pretty much over in the blink of an eye.

WarcraftThe war is on! Humans and orcs battle in Azeroth

Never fear, though, because you won't have long to wait for the real trailer as it is set to arrive on Friday in all its glory (November 6th 2015). So far, all we know is that the film involves some long-haired, sword-wielding warriors riding giant eagles across sprawling, majestic seaside kingdoms, while being attacked by enormous, man-eating wolves in poor weather conditions and somehow finding themselves in possession of rather anachronistic weaponry. All of this you could've guessed if you are fan of the online role-playing game 'World Of Warcraft'.

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Warcraft: The Beginning - Teaser Trailer Footage


Travis Fimmel is set to lead the cast in one of the most epic films of 2016. Warcraft: The Beginning is based on Blizzard Entertainment's hugely successful computer game. Warcraft: The Beginning is being directed by Duncan Jones (The son of David Bowie who previously directed Moon starring Sam Rockwell)

Warcraft: The Beginning is a live action film released in 3-D by Universal & Legendary Pictures.

The full trailer will launch November 6 2015

Duncan Jones - Legendary Pictures panel press conference at San Diego Comic Con 2014 - San Diego, California, United States - Saturday 26th July 2014

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Warcraft Movie Review

Based on the iconic strategy game, this fantasy battle epic will appeal mainly to either...

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