David, Devindra and Jeff re-affirm that Doug Liman’s still got “it,” debate the merits of naming your child Kylo, and praise the new season of Master of None. Be sure to read how Matt Zoller Seitz inspired this week’s Leftovers.
You can always e-mail us at slashfilmcast(AT)gmail(DOT)com, or call and leave a voicemail at 781-583-1993. Also, like us on Facebook!
Read More »
Every year, members of the /Film staff and podcast team (as well as a special guest or two) come together in the spirit of competition to predict the the top 10 highest grossing movies of the summer. King Arthur: Legend of the Sword didn’t make it on many lists and it looks like everyone made the right decision – we’re only two weeks into the 2017 summer movie season and Guy Ritchie’s medieval action movie is already looking like the flop to beat.
Meanwhile, Spider-Man: Homecoming is waiting in the wings, pacing back and forth, looking to open huge…at least, that’s what the early tracking seems to suggest.
Read More »
Posted on Friday, May 12th, 2017 by Karen Han
Guy Ritchie’s King Arthur: Legend of the Sword shares its DNA with the big action movies of the late ‘90s/early 2000s. As insane as the proceedings become, there’s not a lick of shame or self-consciousness to be found anywhere; instead, there’s a rowdy energy and a penchant for some truly inspired visual spectacle. Granted, this heritage also comes with its own set of problems, and it’s the beats in which the movie adheres most closely to the template it’s cut from that are its weakest.
Read More »
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).
Read More »
(Welcome to Movie Mixtape, where we find cinematic relatives and seek out interesting connections between new releases and older movies that allow us to rethink and enjoy what’s in our theaters as well as the favorites on our shelf. In this edition: Guy Ritchie’s King Arthur: Legend of the Sword.)
This weekend, the 1,026th incarnation of King Arthur on film hits theaters. This time, the old sword-wielder of myth comes courtesy of the Guy behind Snatch and Sherlock Holmes. Guy Ritchie promises a visually lush trip into 6th century England where Arthur (Charlie Hunnam) will reach out to grab his destiny unless Vortigern (Jude Law) keeps him evilly from it.
This is a hardscrabble Arthur. He’s denied his birthright as exalted ruler, and has to grow up on the rough streets of Londinium before pulling the famous sword from the almost-as-famous stone that brings him power and responsibility (the great version of one usually conjures the other). King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, like many modern riffs on ancient tales and Ritchie’s own Holmes series, will attempt to inject rock and roll into the Middle Ages.
Read More »
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.
Watch the King Arthur Legend of the Sword clips below! Read More »
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. Read More »
Posted on Monday, February 20th, 2017 by Angie Han
If you keep forgetting that King Arthur: Legend of the Sword hasn’t actually come out yet, you’re not alone. Indeed, if you keep forgetting it exists at all, you’re probably not alone there either. After all, it’s been nearly two years since Guy Ritchie entered production on his medieval fantasy epic, which was originally supposed to open in summer 2016. Even Warner Bros. barely seems to be paying this film any mind — they haven’t released a new trailer for its would-be franchise-starter since Comic-Con.
But with about three months to go until release, the studio is finally getting around to marketing it for real. Today, we’ve got the new King Arthur: Legend of the Sword trailer, starring Charlie Hunnam as the legendary leader and
the Young Pope Jude Law as the villainous Vortigern. Eric Bana, Astrid Bergès-Frisbey, Djimon Hounsou, Aidan Gillen, and Eric Bana also star. Read More »
Cool Posts From Around the Web:
UPDATE: Warner Bros. has also released the first poster for Guy Ritchie’s King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, which we have added to the post below.
UPDATE 2: We have now added the new poster for Kong: Skull Island the poster line-up.
The Warner Bros. Comic-Con 2016 panel isn’t set to begin until tomorrow, but that hasn’t stopped them from getting things started a little early. The studio has revealed new posters for two of the more promising films on their schedule: The LEGO Batman Movie, which spins Will Arnett’s hilarious take on the Dark Knight from The LEGO Movie into his own solo adventure, and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, which examines J.K. Rowling’s wizarding world across the Atlantic and nearly a century in the past.
Read More »
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.
Read More »