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Movie Review – King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017)

21 May 2017 10:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, 2017.

Directed by Guy Ritchie.

Starring Charlie Hunnam, Astrid Berges-Frisbey, Jude Law, Djimon Hounsou, Aiden Gillen, Eric Bana, Freddie Fox, Neil Maskell, and Annabelle Wallis.

Synopsis:

Robbed of his birth right, Arthur comes up the hard way in the back alleys of the city. But once he pulls the sword from the stone, he is forced to acknowledge his true legacy – whether he likes it or not.

If you don’t like Guy Ritchie’s directing style then you will not enjoy King Arthur: Legend of the Sword. If you are more open to it then it’s an entertaining and inoffensively enjoyable action romp with a great hammy villain performance from Law and a solid leading man turn from Hunnam.

In this incarnation of the King Arthur legend, Arthur (Hunnam) has been raised in a brothel and is an adept street fighter. After escaping »

- Helen Murdoch

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King Arthur: Legend of the Sword review – medieval banter, slapdash mythology

20 May 2017 11:59 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Guy Ritchie’s film is low on originality, but might please devotees of his shtick

Charlie Hunnam is a handsome, hulking blond whose easy charm seems familiar, but implacable. Then I remember where I’ve seen him before: Pacific Rim. And Crimson Peak, and Children of Men, and on the poster for The Lost City of Z. Here, he’s Arthur, a roguish ruffian with a geordie accent and royal blood in his veins, and the ability to pull a sword called Excalibur from – you guessed it – a stone.

But Hunnam is rather good; funny, likable, believably invested in Arthur’s emotional arc. He is not a big enough name to carry a franchise as generic as this one, but there are glimmers of star power that sparkle in the film’s comedic scenes. Elsewhere, Jude Law, always better and more convincing as a slimy villain, camps it up as evil Vortigern, »

- Simran Hans

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Review: ‘King Arthur: Legend of the Sword’ is Flawed, But Energetic Fantasy

18 May 2017 8:25 PM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

In the middle of King Arthur: Legend of the Sword — writer-director Guy Ritchie’s attempted blend of cockney wit found in the films that made his career with fantasy epics like the Lord of the Rings trilogy — star Charlie Hunnam states, “I’ll talk. I’m happy to talk. But there is no…way…that I am fighting.” Then his piercing blue eyes look at the man in front of him, right before he delivers a punch to their throat. This clear discrepancy between words and action functions in a few ways. First, it is a showcase of Hunnam’s endless charm and great timing, a set of skills that is crucial to the proceedings. Simultaneously, it serves as an apt summary of the film’s tonal balancing act — one that sometimes makes for a disjointed and self-serious bit of cliche, yet at other times creates a firecracker of energy and cool. »

- Mike Mazzanti

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'I Am Heath Ledger': 10 Things We Learned From Spike TV Doc

18 May 2017 6:22 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

"I'm not supposed to be talking about this with you. This is not something that is supposed to be happening right now," musician Ben Harper says at the beginning of the new Spike TV documentary I Am Heath Ledger. "Some people are just bigger than the world has room for."

Harper, a close friend of the actor who died in 2008 of an accidental drug overdose, is one of several friends, peers and family members who discuss both the actor's singular talents and constant search for adventure and creative pursuits. The poignant film, »

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Warner Bros. looking at $150 million loss on King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

16 May 2017 3:35 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword found itself struggling at the box office this past weekend, grossing just $15.4 million from its domestic opening, and a further $29.1 million from international markets, including $5 million from China.

According to THR, the Guy Ritchie-directed medieval fantasy is expected to gross no more than $145 million globally. Given that Warner spent $175 million making the film, and many millions more on its marketing campaign, it has been reported that Warner will be looking at a loss in the region of $150 million.

Should the studio take that kind of hit, it would surpass the $125 million loss that Paramount suffered on Monster Trucks, making it the biggest box office bomb of the year to date. Fortunately for Warner Bros., the studio has some big hitters on the way this year in the likes of Wonder Woman, Dunkirk and Justice League, which should help to soften the blow.

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- Gary Collinson

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Viggo Mortensen to star in thriller 'Unabomb'

15 May 2017 2:53 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Im Global fully financing and introducing to Cannes buyers.

Two-time Oscar nominee Viggo Mortensen will star in the thriller Unabomb for The Trouble With The Curve director Robert Lorenz.

Im Global is fully financing the project and lining up additional cast for a January 2018 production start.

Lorenz is producing Unabomb with Michele Weisler and Im Global’s president of feature film production Greg Shapiro.

Unabomb centres on one of the largest manhunts in history as FBI agent Jim Freeman, played by Mortensen, takes on the unsolved case of the Unabomber, who terrorised Americans with 16 bombings over the course of two decades.

Freeman and his unconventional team travel the country piecing together a profile of the infamous hooded suspect.

However the closer they get to narrowing down the terrorist’s identity, the more deadly and personal the attacks become. Randy Brown adapted the screenplay from the book Unabomber by Jim Freeman, Terry Turchie and Donald »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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‘King Arthur: Legend of the Sword’ Review

15 May 2017 10:01 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Charlie Hunnam, Jude Law, Àstrid Bergès-Frisbey, Djimon Hounsou | Written by Guy Ritchie, Joby Harold, Lionel Wigram | Directed by Guy Ritchie

After a string of disappointments in the early 21st century, Guy Ritchie redeemed his box office credentials by reimagining Sherlock Holmes as a superheroic, super-stylish buddy cop franchise. Since that IP has established its more urbane form on TV, the maestro of lad culture turns his attention to another Great British legend. The first of a proposed six-film series, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword has “shared universe” written all over it. It’s Avengers in chainmail. Loosely adapted from an even looser array of myths, Ritchie delivers a basic rags-to-riches tale, full of cheeky cockneys and slow-fast-slow action. As if we expected anything else.

After a mini Battle of Pelennor (don’t skip the opening or you’ll miss those giant elephants from the trailer), Arthur’s parents »

- Rupert Harvey

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Guardians of the Galaxy 2 Crushes King Arthur at Box Office in Weekend #2

14 May 2017 12:55 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy 2 kicked off the summer movie season in grand fashion last weekend, with an opening weekend of $145 million, far surpassing the $94.3 million take of the original Guardians of the Galaxy movie. This weekend, these intergalactic superheroes took on two new movies in wide release, Warner Bros. King Arthur: Legend of the Sword and 20th Century Fox's Snatched, with Lowriders also managing to crack the top 10 in limited release. Still, none of these newcomers could come close to the superhero ensemble Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, which had no trouble repeating with $63 million.

Box Office Mojo reports that this superhero sequel dropped 57% this weekend, playing in 4,347 theaters for a respectable $14,494 per-screen average. The $200 million budgeted movie has now taken in $246.1 million domestically and $630.5 million worldwide. After just two weekends, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 already quite close to surpassing both the domestic ($333.1 million) and worldwide take ($773.3 million) of its predecessor. »

- MovieWeb

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King Arthur: Legend of the Sword tanks at the box office with $14.3 million weekend

14 May 2017 2:25 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Well, it looks like any franchise hopes Warner Bros. had for King Arthur: Legend of the Sword are dead in the water, with the Guy Ritchie-directed fantasy adventure suffering a miserable opening weekend in the States with just $14.3 million in box office receipts.

The film, which spent eight years in development, cost the studio a hefty $175 million to produce – including costly reshoots following what Deadline describes as “a train wreck” of an early cut – along with many millions more in marketing.

King Arthur has of course faced some stiff competition, with Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 retaining top spot this weekend with an estimated $61.9 million, while the Amy Schumer / Goldie Hawn comedy Snatched also came out on top with $16.5 million.

The movie has also been slammed by critics, with a 27% Rotten Tomatoes score, although it does seem to be going down well with audiences (well, the ones who turned up, »

- Gary Collinson

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Djimon Hounsou Liked Working with David Beckham on 'King Arthur' but Won't Coach Him (Video)

14 May 2017 12:15 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

[[tmz:video id="0_6kk2ih2c"]] Djimon Hounsou says David Beckham was fun to be around on the set of "King Arthur: Legend of the Sword," but if he wants acting help ... he'll have to look elsewhere. We got the actor at Lax and asked him what it was like working with Becks ... no surprise here -- he says it was a lot of fun and he's a cool dude. Djimon also assures us the soccer star looks great in the movie. »

- TMZ Staff

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Film Review: ‘King Arthur: Legend of the Sword’ is a Dull, Magicless Bore

12 May 2017 4:29 PM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – Have you ever had such a bad case of déjà vu while watching a film that trying to remember where the familiar elements are from turns into a more enjoyable experience than actually seeing the film itself? If you haven’t, your quest for that kind of film is fulfilled by the incredibly forgettable “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword.”

Rating: 1.5/5.0

Is it a long lost relation of the “Lord of the Rings” franchise? Yes, but probably a third cousin judging by the familiar, yet inferior approach. Does it cinematically play out like a typical, fantasy-based video game? You could probably give the audience each a video game controller and they would know what to do with it since more than a few of the climactic sequences have the same execution as a boss-level video game battle. Is the movie actually popular “Lord of the Rings”-based video game »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Warner Bros. release two new ‘King Arthur’ clips to feast on

12 May 2017 8:09 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Warner Bros. have released two new clips from their upcoming action adventure King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword which finally releases in UK cinemas next week. The film is directed by Guy Ritchie and stars Charlie Hunnam, Jude Law, Astrid Bergès-Frisbey, Djimon Hounsou, Aidan Gillen, Eric Bana, Poppy Delevingne and Annabelle Wallis.

When the child Arthur’s father is murdered, Vortigern (Jude Law), Arthur’s uncle, seizes the crown. Robbed of his birthright and with no idea who he truly is, Arthur comes up the hard way in the back alleys of the city.  But once he pulls the sword from the stone, his life is turned upside down and he is forced to acknowledge his true legacy…whether he likes it or not.

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword is released in UK cinemas May 19, previews May 17 & 18. Watch the two new clips, titled ‘Life Lessons’ and ‘No Way That I Am Fighting’ below. »

- Paul Heath

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King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword – Review

11 May 2017 6:21 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Director Guy Ritchie’s flashy take on the classic Excalibur legend is super-charged, pop Hollywood filmmaking, entertaining enough while it unspools but ultimately empty and somewhat forgettable. King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword traces Arthur’s journey from the streets to the throne. As a child, Arthur’s father Uther Pendragon (Eric Bana) is murdered, so his uncle Vortigern (Jude Law) seizes the crown. Robbed of his birthright and with no idea who he truly is, Arthur grows up the hard way in the back alleys and brothels of the city. As an adult he’s played by Charlie Hunnam, and once he extracts the mythic Excalibur from the stone, he is forced to confront his true legacy…and focus on his revenge against Vortigern.

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword is not the massive failure I expected going in. It’s armed with a couple of stand-out supporting performances »

- Tom Stockman

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King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword – Review

11 May 2017 5:35 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Director Guy Ritchie’s flashy take on the classic Excalibur legend is super-charged, pop Hollywood filmmaking, entertaining enough while it unspools but ultimately empty and somewhat forgettable. King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword traces Arthur’s journey from the streets to the throne. As a child, Arthur’s father Uther Pendragon (Eric Bana) is murdered, so his uncle Vortigern (Jude Law) seizes the crown. Robbed of his birthright and with no idea who he truly is, Arthur grows up the hard way in the back alleys and brothels of the city. As an adult he’s played by Charlie Hunnam, and once he extracts the mythic Excalibur from the stone, he is forced to confront his true legacy…and focus on his revenge against Vortigern.

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword is not the massive failure I expected going in. It’s armed with a couple of stand-out supporting performances »

- Tom Stockman

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King Arthur: Legend of the Sword is set for an almighty box office flop this weekend

11 May 2017 12:04 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword is looking likely for a weak debut at the box office this weekend when it lands at American theaters.

Guy Ritchie’s reimagining of the classic tale of a mythical English king certainly has a lot of style about, and a top tier cast that includes Charlie Hunnam and Jude Law.

But that doesn’t look like it will be enough for the movie to prove a success financially. King Arthur has a hefty budget of $175 million behind it but if projections hold out, it will only see $25 million returned this weekend.

That’s a weak effort by any metric, and it does seem surprising that in this day and age a film like this would see such tremendous backing. Obviously WB has great faith in the venture (it was originally announced as the first in a potential six-film franchise), and only time will »

- Samuel Brace

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Guy Ritchie goes medieval with “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword”

11 May 2017 11:57 AM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

Ever since Game of Thrones became a huge hit on television, there has periodically been an attempt to replicate that sort of work on the big screen. This week, the latest shot is taken by filmmaker Guy Ritchie with his origin story/potential franchise starter King Arthur: Legend of the Sword. In tackling another blockbuster, Ritchie is firmly entrenching himself in a world far removed from his smaller British gangster tales that gave him his start. Regardless of the quality of the film itself, it’s interesting to see an auteur take a hard right turn like this one in particular has. He’s attempting to replicate what’s working on HBO here with this origin story, which is easier said than done. The movie is a look at how the boy king Arthur (Charlie Hunnam) was robbed of his birthright and the lengths he’ll ultimately go to get it back. »

- Joey Magidson

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Heath Ledger’s Sister Kate ‘Screamed and Cried’ While Watching His Documentary for First Time

11 May 2017 9:24 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

We chat to Heath Ledger's sister, Kate, about the new documentary "I am Heath Ledger." #TheProjectTV pic.twitter.com/g8ZH8Q2R9o

— #TheProjectTV (@theprojecttv) May 10, 2017

Heath Ledger‘s oldest sister Kate Ledger had an emotional journey watching the new documentary about his life, I Am Heath Ledger

The film features rare recordings of the late actor before his untimely death in January 2008 — most of which Kate hadn’t seen before.

“He was incredibly private,” she explained to Australia’s The Project on Wednesday. “None of the footage that’s shown in the film actually came from the family. »

- Dave Quinn

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Second Opinion – King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017)

11 May 2017 7:55 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, 2017.

Directed by Guy Ritchie.

Starring Charlie Hunnam, Àstrid Bergès-Frisbey, Djimon Hounsou, Aidan Gillen, Jude Law, Eric BanaAnnabelle Wallis, David Beckham and Poppy Delevingne.

Synopsis:

Robbed of his birthright, Arthur comes up the hard way in the back alleys of the city. But once he pulls the sword from the stone, he is forced to acknowledge his true legacy – whether he likes it or not.

Guy Ritchie just might be one of the most inconsistent filmmakers working today, yet up against a heap of low expectations, his gonzo take on King Arthur’s origins proves to be a giddily entertaining surprise. Those craving a faithful rendition of the Arthurian legend should absolutely look elsewhere, but as a stylishly over-the-top, banter-filled romp caught somewhere between the fist-pumping bombast of Zack Snyder’s 300 and the stylish grit of 2012’s Snow White and the Huntsman, it’s »

- Shaun Munro

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Charlie Hunnam On Finding The Humanity In The King Arthur Legend

10 May 2017 1:36 PM, PDT | CineMovie | See recent CineMovie news »

 

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword provides a gripping exploration of the title character’s battle with the forces that surround him and his own inner turmoil.

Starring Charlie Hunnam, Djimon Hounsou and Jude Law - the Guy Ritchie-directed action/adventure is a character-driven story with a striking visual edge. The revival attracted top name stars who were eager to be a part of a freshly layered spin on the popular story.

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- info@cinemovie.tv (Justine Browning)

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'King Arthur: Legend of the Sword' Review: Welcome to a King-Sized Pile of Crap

10 May 2017 11:56 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Director Guy Ritchie can turn London crime dramas into cinematic lightning – think of his breakthrough movie Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998), Snatch (2000) and RocknRolla (2008). But apply his fast cuts and jagged pacing to the Arthurian legend and you get, well, a brutal, bleedin' mess. That about sums up King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, an epic bore that believes if you make a movie long and loud and repetitive enough, audiences will conclude it's saying something profound. Wrong.

Ritchie's take on the once and future king is more a »

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