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Initially scheduled to come out almost ten months ago, Guy Ritchie‘s King Arthur: Legend of the Sword finally opens in theaters this Friday. Unfortunately, it’s going up against Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 without the most promising buzz. Early reviews haven’t been kind to the film, and box-office analysts don’t see it going beyond $25 million this weekend. It is the new movie from Guy Ritchie, though, whose name, reviews be damned, is enough to get some of us to the theater.

Below, watch the King Arthur: Legend of the Sword featurette on Vortigern (Jude Law).

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King Arthur Legend of the Sword Clips

Warner Bros. Pictures is hoping their investment in the medieval epic King Arthur: Legend of the Sword will pay off when the movie from director Guy Ritchie hits theaters in a couple of weeks. The studio recently enlisted the help of the movie-going public by having 200 AMC Theatres locations around the United States host free sneak preview screenings for members of their AMC Stubs rewards program. Reportedly over 30,000 people attended, but it doesn’t seem like the buzz is overwhelmingly positive.

So Warner Bros. Pictures is doing their best to still pull in a big summer crowd the week after Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 hits theaters, and to entice viewers, they’ve released no less than 10 clips showing off the action, humor and style of the film. Since I attended one of the sneak preview screenings, I’ll provide some context, commentary and reaction to the clips in question, as well as some brief thoughts on the movie as a whole.

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Fantastic Beasts Sequels - Eddie Redmayne

In today’s edition of sequel bits:

  • J.K. Rowling teases Newt Scamander’s Patronus spell.
  • Mike Myers comments on Austin Powers 4.
  • Mark Millar reveals a new “Kingsman” comic.
  • Dave Bautista talks Bond 25
  • What’s Emma Watson’s idea for a Beauty and the Beast sequel?
  • All that and more.

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young dumbledore

When we first meet Albus Dumbledore, the eccentric headmaster at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in the Harry Potter series, he is a wizened old man with a complex past and a powerful reputation. We’ve known that the upcoming sequel to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, which takes place decades before Harry and his friends went to Hogwarts, would introduce a young Dumbledore. And now, we know who will play him: Academy Award nominee Jude Law.

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King Arthur Legend of the Sword Trailer - Charlie Hunnam

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.

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Jude Law in The Young Pope trailer

Fear not, HBO subscribers. Just because Westworld is over for now and Game of Thrones isn’t returning til summer, doesn’t mean your expensive cable package has to go to waste in the meantime. Next month brings the debut of The Young PopePaolo Sorrentino‘s lavish miniseries starring Jude Law as the fictional Pius XIII, the first American pope. Diane Keaton also stars, as a nun who seems rather skeptical of his fitness for the position.

While the title and basic premise might suggest a prim historical drama, the new The Young Pope looks like anything but. There’s scandal and intrigue and loads of gossip. There’s enough power-hungry scheming to put Cersei Lannister to shame. Plus, since the young pope in question is being played by Jude Law, there’s a fair amount of sex appeal as well. Watch The Young Pope trailer below.  Read More »

the young pope trailer

If you’ve been watching Westworld for the past six weeks, you’ve surely become familiar with the trailers for The Young Pope, Paolo Sorrentino‘s upcoming limited series about the first American Pope (played by Jude Law) and the eccentric machinations he brings to the Vatican. It doesn’t look like an easy sell and there’s no instantly identifiable hook, which is one of the reasons why I’m so interested in checking out. The new trailer, which is full of all kinds of Jude Law weirdness, only deepens my interest.

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King Arthur

Sadly, director Guy Ritchie didn’t attend Comic-Con this year to promote a Man From U.N.C.L.E. 2. We’re not going to see that sequel anytime soon (or ever…), but Ritchie is currently hard at work on King Arthur: Legend of the Sword. Today, the first trailer for the fantasy film debuted at San Diego Comic-Con. Since Ritchie was preoccupied, only Charle Hunnam (Pacific Rim) was present to discuss the movie, which he described as possessing a “magical realism” quality.

Below, watch the King Arthur: Legend of the Sword trailer.

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king arthur images

If you had forgotten that Guy Ritchie was directing an expensive movie based Arthurian legend, you’re not alone. Warner Bros. has been pretty quiet about the upcoming King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, which is supposedly the first in a series of films following Arthur Pendragon and the various knights who would eventually gather at his Round Table. It looks like that silence has officially broken as two new image from the film have arrived, showing off Pacific Rim and Sons of Anarchy star Charlie Hunnam as King Arthur and Jude Law as the villainous Vortigern.

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Paolo Sorrentino wrote and directed last year’s Youth, a beautiful and moving drama starring Michael Caine and Harvey Keitel. The Great Beauty and This Must Be the Place director’s next project is The Young Pope. The miniseries, which will air on HBO, is created and directed by Sorrentino and stars Jude Law.

Below, watch The Young Pope trailer.

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