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King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017) Review




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 within 12th century medieval England. With the passing of the tale, the story of Arthur has passed through the ages, reimagined and refined the British figure into a legend in both folklore and in literary. While many novels and books have written on the legend of King Arthur, none is more famous than version written by English novelist T.H. White titled “The Once and Future King”, which consist of the widely and well-known part of the Arthurian tale (i.e. The Sword in the Stone). Much like the literary world, Hollywood as a plethora of cinematic tales (made for the big and small screen) that represent the legend of King Arthur. This includes Disney’s 1963 animated feature The Sword in the Stone and 1998’s Quest for Camelot, the films 1995’s First Knight and 2004’s King Arthur, and 1998’s television movie Merlin amongst many others. Now, Warner Bros. Pictures and director Guy Ritchie, presents the newest iteration of the King Arthur story with the film King Arthur: Legend of the Sword. Does this movie shed new light on the Arthur Pendragon or is it a far-cry from the Arthurian legend many have come to love and cherish? Read more

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Review


The Man from U.N.C.L.E.” was a television show that debuted back in the heyday of the 60s spy genre, where the super slick James Bond style was at the forefront of pop culture. Running for five seasons (from 1964 to 1968) followed a troublesome pair of spy super sleuths, American spy Napoleon Solo and Russian spy Illya Kuryakin, as they worked together for U.N.C.L.E. (United Network Command for Law and Enforcement) and their battle against global crises. Acting as a somewhat prequel to the original television show (or origin story), Warner Bros. Pictures and director Guy Ritchie present a theatrical reimagining of Solo and Kuryakin’s first co-op mission in the movie The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Does the movie relive the spy glory days of old or is it just another meekly sleuth capper of a bygone age? Read more