UPDATE: Fox has finally sent over debut international results for Alien: Covenant, which released in 34 international markets this weekend with an estimated $ 42 million. The film was #1 in 19 of its opening markets including South Korea ($ 7.2m), UK ($ 6.4m), France ($ 4.5m), Australia ($ 3.1m), Spain ($ 1.9m) and Hong Kong ($ 1.8m). Next weekend, along with its domestic debut in 3,600+ theaters, the film will open in 52 markets including Germany, Russia and Sweden. Here’s a look at the top p…
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Taking on the difficult task of opening the weekend after Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Warner Bros. Pictures will attempt to wage war at the box office with their medieval action epic King Arthur: Legend of the Sword. Initially, I only had a passing interest in this project from director Guy Ritchie, but this most recent trailer for the movie starring Charlie Hunnam as the titular king has officially piqued my interest. It’s like the fantasy action of Lord of the Rings mixed with the style of Sherlock Holmes with some Gladiator thrown in there for good measure, including Djimon Hounsou in the cast.
Watch the new King Arthur Legend of the Sword trailer after the jump.
The action looks quite stylish for a movie set during medieval times with just enough of Guy Ritchie’s flair to make it feel fresh. This also seems to be embracing the fantasy side of the myth of King Arthur much more than previous adaptations, especially when you see hints of what Jude Law can do as the villainous Vortigern, who is responsible for killing Arthur’s father, King Uther Pendragon (Eric Bana).
Astrid Bergès-Frisbey (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides) also stars in the film, however, there seems to be some confusion as to who she is playing lately. Initial casting reports had her landing the role of Guinevere, but all the official marketing materials have her listed as “The Mage” now. Maybe they’re one in the same? Otherwise, the cast also includes Aiden Gillen as Goosefat Bill.
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword is in theaters May 12.
Acclaimed filmmaker Guy Ritchie brings his dynamic style to the epic fantasy action adventure “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword.” Starring Charlie Hunnam in the title role, the film is an iconoclastic take on the classic Excalibur myth, tracing Arthur’s journey from the streets to the throne.
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.
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“I know your story… What kind of man would you have become…?” Warner Bros has revealed one final trailer for Guy Ritchie’s new take on King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, which opens in theaters in just over a month. Is anyone excited to see this movie? I feel like it’s going to be forgotten so quickly. But maybe this footage will change your mind? Or maybe not. Charlie Hunnam stars as the new King Arthur with a cast including Jude Law, Annabelle Wallis, Katie McGrath, Eric Bana, Djimon Hounsou, Astrid Bergès-Frisbey, Tom Wu, as well as Aidan Gillen. Guy Ritchie’s signature style (and action) seems to be the biggest selling point of this, but maybe there’s something to the story, too. The elephants revealed in this are pretty crazy, reminds me of Lord of the Rings, which is probably the point. Will you be seeing this? ›››
Looking for some fundamental science fiction films? This is a good place to start.
In 1964, a young director named Stanley Kubrick had just wrapped production on his seventh feature, Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb. He came to the conclusion that it was time to do something different.
Back then, the science fiction genre had an entirely different credibility than it does today; a movie like Arrival would never have been made, let alone earn an Oscar nomination for Best Picture. That’s because sci-fi was largely comprised of B-movies. Take Ed Wood’s infamous Plan 9 From Outer Space, for example—they were cheap, cheesy, and easy to put together on the fly. The audience didn’t care if it was believable or prescient; they were merely excited by the opportunity to experience a few frights (and maybe a little sex) in the cinema.
Charlie Hunnam stars in the title role of Guy Ritchie’s King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, his highly anticipated take on the classic Excalibur myth, tracing Arthur’s journey from the streets to the throne. 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. The movie hits theaters on May 12. Check out the new trailer below:
“Why does the sword reveal itself now?” Warner Bros has unveiled another new trailer for Guy Ritchie’s King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, the new take on the legendary King Arthur story. As we know from the previous trailer, Ritchie’s style stands out in particular, making this look a bit more unique than other versions of this story. Charlie Hunnam stars as the new King Arthur with a cast including Jude Law, Annabelle Wallis, Katie McGrath, Eric Bana, Djimon Hounsou, Astrid Bergès-Frisbey, Tom Wu, as well as Aidan Gillen. I really, really like this new trailer. The music is perfect, the way it’s edited is exciting, I am totally sold. I don’t know if it will be good, but this trailer definitely gets me hyped to see this. ›››
Winning Jeopardy! eleven times made Arthur Chu a target for internet trolls, so he decided to talk back. His story is now a Slamdance film that he has yet to watch.
Arthur Chu first made waves as an 11-time champion of the game show Jeopardy!, playing the game in an unorthodox way of jumping around the board instead of proceeding through the categories in an orderly fashion. Chu wasn’t the first person to play Jeopardy! this way, but he received a ton of backlash from ardent fans of the show for his playing style, including racial slurs.
Chu engaged with this Internet audience, not apologizing for his strategy, and at times, stoking the flames. Then, Chu decided to parlay his 15 minutes of fame into writing essays on current events from his perspective as an Asian American, with a particular focus on how men ensconced in the internet culture discuss women online in derogatory terms.