Tag Archives: Fantasy Movies

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017) Review

NOT REALLY THE “ONCE AND FUTURE KING” ARTHUR   Camelot, Excalibur, Mordred, Lancelot, Knights of the Roundtable, Merlin, and Arthur Pendragon are the primary staples to many in the various Arthurian legends of King Arthur. Deriving from the stories of British folklore, the story of King Arthur has been told and retold through a multitude of accounts, finding its origins

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The Great Wall Review

A FLAWED HOLLYWOOD CHINESE FANTASY EPIC   When it comes to great cinematic feats that are beautifully crafted, director Zhang Yimou is a visual master. After his involvement in China’s “cultural revolution” (he left his school studies and become a farmer laborer and text tile worker), Yimou went to Beijing Film Academy in 1978 and majored in photography. From there, he

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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Review

DRAGONFIRE & RUIN. THE STORY CONTINUES.   All good stories deserve a little embellishment” Gandalf the Grey said to a young hobbit named Bilbo Baggins in Peter Jackson’s first chapter of his Hobbit Trilogy titled The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. Truer words were never spoken. The film, which debuted in December of 2011, scored big at the box office, but was heavily

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