A new poster has been released for King Arthur: Legend of the Sword. The movie is a new take on the classic tale, which is directed by Guy Ritchie (Snatch, Sherlock Holmes) and stars Charlie Hunnam (Sons of Anarchy, Pacific Rim). It was formerly known by the title Knights of the Round Table: King Arthur.
Also starring is Astrid Berges-Frisbey as Guinevere, Jude Law as Vortigern, Djimon Hounsou as Bedivere, Eric Bana as Uther Pendragon, Mikael Persbrandt as Kjartan, Annabelle Wallis as Maid Maggie, Aidan Gillen as Goosefat Bill Wilson, Kingsley Ben-Adir as Wetstick, Neil Maskell as Backlack, Katie McGrath as Elsa, and soccer star David Beckham as Blackleg Leader.
Open Windows Director: Nacho Vigalondo
Screenwriter: Nacho Vigalondo
Cast: Elijah Wood, Sasha Grey, Neil Maskell, Adam Quintero, Ivan Gonzalez, Jaime Olias, Rachel Arieff
World Premiere | SpectreVision
Not Rated | 100 Minutes
Release Date: March 10, 2014 (SXSW)
Nick Chambers (Elijah Wood) is a lucky guy. As the winner of an online contest, he gets to have dinner with actress Jill Goddard (Sasha Grey). Goddard is promoting her latest film, Dark Sky, at the Alamo Drafthouse in Austin, where Nick is scheduled to meet up with her afterward.
But then he gets a phone call from Chord, Jill’s manager. Chord (Neil Maskell) informs Nick that dinner is cancelled – that Goddard bailed on the contest – but there is a consolation prize, one that will allow Nick to interact with Jill in a way no fan ever has.
Chord gives Nick a set of hi-tech tools to spy on Jill from his laptop, giving him total access to her personal information and electronic devices, as well as security cameras. As Chord begins relaying instructions to Nick, it becomes apparent that Chord isn’t who he says he is, and that Nick is a puppet in a much bigger, more sinister plot.
Kill List Blu-ray | DVD
Directed by Ben Wheatley
Starring Neil Maskell, MyAnna Burning, Michael Smiley
Rook Films, X Warp, IFC Films, MPI Media Group
Release Date (US): August 14, 2012
Kill List came to the states with a lot hype behind it. The sophomore feature film outing for British director Ben Wheatley is inaccurately described as a horror movie, but it is really a crime movie with a bit of the occult thrown in for flavor.
I had to wait for the home video release of Kill List to see what all the hype was about, but unfortunately, I was still left wondering as the closing credit appeared. Kill List is by no means a bad movie, but there is nothing special about it either.
DIRECTOR: Ben Wheatley
WRITER: Ben Wheatley, Amy Jump
STARRING: Neil Maskell, MyAnna Buring, Harry Simpson, Michael Smiley, Emma Fryer, Struan Rodger
RELEASE DATE: US: February 3, 2012 (limited), Available on VOD now; UK: DVD l Blu-ray
Sometimes filmmakers enjoy the art of implication, and sometimes they prefer to leave entire chunks of important information unshared, both allowing for an audience (or forcing them) to use their own creative juices to come to certain conclusions. The Coen brothers, for example, are quite renowned for this very thing at the end of their movies—though performed at a master-filmmaker level—but not even they always get away with it without facing some heavy scrutiny.
For me personally, I go into a movie expecting to be told a great story. And when information is purposely withheld from said story, I can become a tad irritable. Sometimes, after multiple days and much pondering, certain films that go this route can grow on me, whereas others will only infuriate me more. But when it comes to Kill List, I can’t honestly say which side I stand on at the moment.