Hello and welcome to a round-up of reviews for Guy Ritchie's take on our favorite Round Tablers, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword. I've read dozens of reviews so you don't have to! Ahead, Charlie Hunnam is hunky, Jude Law (literally?) chews the scenery, and Guy Ritchie should probably calm down a fair bit.Read More
Maybe just try being a better actor?
Once upon a time, "Method Acting" was a technique by which actors tapped into their actual life experiences and used their well-developed imaginations to recreate genuine emotions onstage. Now, it's pretty much only applied to actors who don't know how to do their jobs without ostentatious suffering or making others suffer.Read More
Interview: Guillermo del Toro on the Future of Pacific Rim 2, His Dream to Make a Noir, and Why He Flipped the Gender Script for Crimson Peak
In which I am a nervous goober, and he is a delight.
One of the most resonant things Guillermo del Toro said during his interview with The Mary Sue is "these decisions have a weight." He was speaking specifically about the decision to give Tom Hiddleston the only significant moment of nudity in Crimson Peak, but also generally about making art that ignores conventional gender roles.Read More
Too many robots in this "robots punching monsters" movie!
Charlie Hunnam is a huge fan of the original Pacific Rim, but that doesn't mean there aren't improvements he hopes will be made when the sequel starts shooting in Toronto this November.Read More
"Oh Excalibur, you're so FUNNY"
Entertainment Weekly just released some photos of Charlie Hunnam as King Arthur in Guy Ritchie's reboot of King Arthur. Just look at that gentle, longing stare from the medieval king! He has scars, but he's got a soft side.Read More
We already had a feeling the Guillermo del Toro directed film, starring Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain, Tom Hiddleston, Charlie Hunnam, and Jim Beaver, would be scary but this kicks it up a notch.Read More
The First Image from Guillermo del Toro’s Crimson Peak Has Jessica Chastain in Pure Gothic Romance Fashion
You know, Guillermo del Toro is so well known for working on billions of projects concurrently that I almost forgot about Crimson Peak.Read More
Charlie Hunnam Might Join Idris Elba in WB’s King Arthur Series, Giving Us the Weirdest Pacific Rim Prequel Ever
Well, Raleigh Becket is a prince among men.
Also rumored to be joining the cast is Elisabeth Olsen, whom I like, but can we get Rinko Kikuchi in there too, please? And Burn Gorman and Charlie Day. Tell me they shouldn't voice the red and white dragons. Say it to my face.Read More
Good News Everyone!
And So It Begins
The dismal state of this summer’s blockbusters is multidimensional: not only did big-budget films generally perform poorly, but they also were conceptually and emotionally hollow. The Lone Ranger didn’t seem to understand why Johnny Depp in redface could possibly be a bad thing, and the failure of the Smith-Smith-fronted After Earth to draw in crowds boggled the minds of film studios everywhere. When the promising prospect of Elysium turned out to be a moralistic bull in a china shop, the summer sci-fi set seemed doomed.
Is there anything to salvage from this black hole of summer cinema? I think there is: Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim, which stands out from the crowd of half-baked action/sci-fi juggernauts for one reason: it knows what it is. It knows that it's a visually-amazing action flick-- but what's even more interesting is that it knows how to subvert pieces of the genre other films blindly pay homage to. In particular, Pacific Rim has a way of smashing gender-based action movie tropes like they're Kaiju skulls.Read More
Almost Totally Excellent
Watch Guillermo del Toro talk about how he grounded and humanized his kaiju v.s. mecha movie, and learn more about the characters played by Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, and Charlie Hunnam in this new featurette for Pacific Rim. After all, if anyone can give heart to two of the most over-the-top types of sci-fi films, it's Guillermo del Toro. In case you thought you were just imagining things, that is in fact GLaDOS at about 1:20. (via Collider)Read More