I could not help but snicker, seated at a screening of the new Netflix film Outlaw King, as one of the studio logos appeared on screen. The studio name is Anonymous Content; in and of itself, it’s not a funny name, but over the last few years, if there’s anything truly consistent about Netflix Original Movies, it’s that they feel like…well, anonymous content. It’s hard for a week to go by without Netflix just dropping a new movie on its service, seemingly at random: here’s a new romantic comedy! Here’s a new David Wain film! How about a dystopian sci-fi pet project from Duncan Jones? And hey, we’re going to just release the new Cloverfield movie on Super Bowl Sunday, too, just to keep you on your toes.

Netflix’s choice to disrupt how movies are released and made is all well and good, but for a long time, their only pattern was randomly throwing tons of things at the wall (rather, the cloud) and hoping something stuck. But things may be changing. Somewhat.

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new outlaw king cut

After a less-than-stellar reception at TIFF, director David Mackenzie decided to go back and cut close to 20 minutes out of his historical epic Outlaw King. Now at 137 minutes long, the film arrives on Netflix today in all its gory glory. How does this new cut hold up compared to the TIFF cut? Is an improvement at all? And does the infamous Pine peen remain?

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outlaw king trailer

David Mackenzie‘s Outlaw King may be a bit shorter when it hits Netflix next month, but it’s still just as epic. Following lukewarm reactions at TIFF, Mackenzie trimmed the Scottish war epic by 20 minutes, and now that recut version has a new trailer from Netflix. This time, Mackenzie’s Hell or High Water star Chris Pine gets to give way more inspiring speeches.

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outlaw king cut

Outlaw King is getting an overhaul. After a TIFF premiere that resulted in less-than-stellar reviews, director David Mackenzie is trimming 20 minutes off his historical epic before it premieres at the London Film Festival in October and hits Netflix in November. But don’t worry: Chris Pine‘s full-frontal nude scene remains intact. More on the new Outlaw King cut below.

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OUTLAW KING REVIEW

If you’ve ever watched Braveheart and thought, “What happened after all that?”, have I got a film for you! It’s called Outlaw King, and it’s an unrelentingly brutal, often funny, haphazardly edited affair. Outlaw King had its big debut at the Toronto International Film Festival, and will debut on Netflix on November 9, 2018.

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Telluride has wrapped, Venice is heading towards its close and now the fall festival season spotlight moves towards Toronto. Known as “the people’s festival” for its accessibility of its robust programming slate to the public at large, the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) is a cinema lover’s dream. It’s one of the few events with something for everyone, whether you want to see the star-studded premiere of a predestined awards darling, check out the latest work by a renowned international master filmmaker, discover an emerging voice in world cinema or explore projects that push the boundaries of the form.

/Film will be in attendance at TIFF reporting back on the good, the bad and the sublime movies we see. But for those who aren’t heading north of the border for the festival, you can curate an equally impressive slate of films at home to prepare yourself for the eventual release of these festival titles. Here are 10 films we’re getting excited to see in Toronto and what you can watch from the comfort of your couch in order to have a more informed frame of reference when the public conversation centers around these movies. (All streaming availability is accurate as of publication and subject to change.)

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the outlaw king trailer

In 2016, the thrilling neo-Western Hell or High Water put Chris Pine on the map as more than just a pretty face. Now the Star Trek and Wonder Woman actor reunites with his Hell or High Water director David Mackenzie in Outlaw King for a role that will require him to once again don facial hair and a distinct accent.

Netflix has released the trailer for Outlaw King, which looks like another stellar outing for the dream team.

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Hell or High Water Trailer

Chris Pine is keeping the wiry beard that he grew for A Wrinkle in Time, and taking it back to the 14th century for a reunion with his Hell Or High Water director David Mackenzie.

Pine stars as legendary Scottish outlaw and leader Robert the Bruce in Outlaw Kinga Netflix film following the Wars of Scottish Independence in the 14th century. Though there’s little resemblance to the sun-bleached neo-Western that was Hell Or High Water, Mackenzie is in his element as a proudly Scottish director, and will surely bring out another great performance from Pine.

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Hell or High Water pic

David Mackenzie’s sweaty western heist film Hell or High Water was ripped straight from the headlines last year, depicting the aftermath of the mortgage crisis as a Robin Hood-style revenge thriller. It resonated with audiences and critics alike, earning four Oscar nods and catapulting Mackenzie to a higher level of recognition.

For his follow-up film, Mackenzie is looking to reteam with stars Chris Pine and Ben Foster for Outlaw King, an “epic period drama” about Robert the Bruce. And yes, before we go any further, Pine is in talks to play the Scottish king. Take a second to let that sink in.
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