Robin Hood (2010)
1. Toy Story 3
2. The Social Network
3. Animal Kingdom
4. I Am Love
6. True Grit
7. The Town
10. Enter The Void ("Hands down best credit scene of the year ... Maybe best credit scene of the decade. One of the greatest in cinema history." - Qt)
11. Kick Ass
12. Knight and Day
13. Get Him To The Greek
14. The Fighter
15. The King's Speech
16. The Kids Are All Right
17. How To Train Your Dragon
18. Robin Hood
20. Jackass 3-D
The only one I'd really like to hear him defend? "Robin Hood," a movie that had no memorable qualities at all for me. Not on this list? Sofia Coppola's "Somewhere," which was selected by a
The King's Speech
With Hollywood finally dropping the tiresome “darker is better” mantra to provide two of the very best comic-book adaptations to date – Kick-Ass and Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, in case it needed pointing out – and DreamWorks raising the bar with a series of above studio-par animated releases, it has been a year of many memorable moments. Inception was mind-bending, Four Lions was
Take One: Dead-end England, twice
"Phil" in My Summer...Colin Firth, Daniel Craig, Colin Farrell, Clive Owen. And so on. When I think of an actor who encapsulates exactly what is crucial, surprising and truly versatile about British male acting right now, none of the above quite pass muster, for me. Paddy Considine, on the other hand, hits the mark. His two roles for director Pawel Pawlikowski – kindly arcade manager Alfie in Last Resort (2001) and Jesus freak Phil in My Summer of Love (2004) – couldn’t be any different from one another, yet both cover all the above attributes. Watch the two films back to back and tell me Considine shouldn’t be up for every great role an actor of his range and calibre could be suggested for right now. Then ask me why he
That is one A-list combination, and it would be interesting to see them
DVD | Blu-ray
Directed By: Ridley Scott
Starring: Russell Crowe, Cate Blanchett, Scott Grimes, Oscar Isaac, Max von Sydow, Kevin Durand, Mark Strong, Alan Doyle, Danny Huston, Mark Addy, Matthew MacFadyen
Release Date: September 21, 2010
Ever since the very first news that famed director Ridley Scott would be making a realistic and historically accurate new take on the fabled tale of Robin of Loxsley, I've been about as excited as you can be. Hearing that a story that I and many, many others have grown up knowing being recreated in the same vein as Scott's Gladiator and Kingdom of Heaven is beautiful music to the ears of those with a love for epic period pieces, and Robin Hood just couldn't come quickly enough for me.
Instead of using the traditional story -- focusing on Robin and his Merry Men feuding with the interim king and the Sheriff of
This “Robin Hood” takes place in a universe entirely separate from the one Flynn inhabited. It’s a hard-edged prequel in the modern sense, centering on an English warrior fresh from the Crusades named Robin Longstride (Russell Crowe, re-teaming with Scott a decade after their last action blockbuster, “Gladiator”), who joins the fight against King Philip of France. Scott seems intent on doing for Robin Hood what “Batman Begins” did for the Caped Crusader, yet this film is too melancholy and deliberately paced to truly take flight.
Do artists discover a personal style and develop their themes gradually or are these to be found in embryonic form in their earliest works? There's no easy answer to this dual question. Take, for example, Ken Russell's Amelia and the Angel (1957), Ridley Scott's Boy and Bicycle (1965), Stephen Frears's The Burning (1967), Gurinder Chadha's I'm British But… (1989) and Shane Meadows's Where's the Money, Ronnie? (1995). All were made on shoestring budgets and each lasts less than half an hour.
First, presented with the directors' names and the credits concealed, would you be able to match up film and film-maker? I think most moviegoers could, which suggests there is something in these first movies that we would now recognise as characteristic. Second,
The Archives, Right Here
Check out my other column, This Week In Trailers, at SlashFilm.com and follow me on Twitter under the name: Stipp
The Exploding Girl -DVD Review
Bradley Rust Gray has made a film that champions life and love the way it happens, unfolds, and dissolves: slowly.
All you really need to know about this film, which stars Zoe Kazan as Ivy, a girl you wish you could have known throughout your own formative years, is that it is really an intimate portrait of a woman who has a boyfriend waiting for at the college she’s currently attending, she is coming home for spring break, and she is connecting with her old friend Al (Mark Rendall).
What happens after these two re-connect after having been away from one another for a while is the basis for what can only be called one of
The yew of the longbow creaks as I draw the string back. Side on, I gaze along the line of the arrow. The yellow bullseye comes into focus. All around the archery range, set up at the Tower of London, a hush falls among spectators leaning over the railings. I take a deep breath, and release the fingers on my right hand. The arrow sproings off sideways, wobbles about ten feet, and plummets pathetically into the mud.
This archery business is trickier than actors make it look. Russell Crowe and Cate Blanchett appear to be experts in Ridley Scott's Robin Hood, released on DVD this week. It's not a great movie. Following in the footsteps of
Grab ‘Em Right Away
Glee: The Complete Fist Season (Bluray)
Created by: Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk & Ian Brennan
Cast: Matthew Morrison, Jane Lynch, Dianna Agron, Chris Colfer, Jayma Mays, Kevin McHale, Lea Michele, Finn Hudson, Amber Riley, Mark Salling, Jenna Ushkowitz, Naya Rivera & Heather Morris.
Why should you buy this? Because it’s without a doubt the best new TV show from last season. The show does take about three or so episodes to really hit its stride, but take the time necessary. Every cast member sports an amazing voice and even better comedic timing which is what makes the show work. Jane Lynch is perfect; she is unrelenting in her desire to best Will
Modern Family: Season 1
Who better to document the 21st-century American family than a Dutch film crew capturing the clan's antics for a reality show in the Netherlands? That's the conceit of this Emmy-winning mockumentary comedy series created by Christopher Lloyd and Steven Levitan. Ed O'Neill, Julie Bowen, Sofia Vergara and Ty Burrell star as members of the multinational, multisexual and exceedingly complicated Pritchett-Delgado-Dunphy tribe.
Cast: Julie Bowen, Sofía Vergara
Director: Jason Winer
Love this show! It's hilarious!
Community: Season 1
When times get tough, the tough go back to college. This is what lawyer Jeff Winger decides to do when his degree is suddenly revoked. Now a Greendale Community College student,
Arthur Max has been a production designer for the last 15 years, yet he's only worked with two directors. Though, one could argue that they are two of the finest directors currently making films today: David Fincher and Ridley Scott.
Arthur Max has contributed to Ridley Scott's last four films, most recently working on Robin Hood. Which will be released on DVD and Blu-ray September 21. I recently had the chance to speak with Arthur Max about his extensive work designing the elaborate look of this new movie, and here's what he had to say:
You've worked with Ridley Scott on other films in the past. I was wondering if you were on board during this movie's first incarnation, when it was the revisionist piece that Ethan Reiff and Cyrus Voris had written?
Arthur Max: No,
"Calvin Marshall" (2010)
Directed by Gary Lundgren
Released by Passion River
Steve Zahn exemplifies the adage those who can't do teach as a college baseball coach who never was quite good enough to make the majors who sees something of himself in an enthusiastic but unskilled player (Alex Frost) that he keeps on the team in writer/director Gary Lundgren's feature debut.
"Chelsea on the Rocks" (2009)
Directed by Abel Ferrara
Released by Hannover House
"Bad Lieutenant" director Ferrara compiles a biography of the famed Chelsea Hotel in New York through archival footage, reenactments and interviews with the many artists who have stayed there throughout the years from Milos Forman and R. Crumb to Ethan Hawke and Gaby Hoffman.
"Claang the Game" (2009)
Directed by Stefano Milla
Released by Triumphant Entertainment
A game of "Claang," a strategy-heavy match of wits, leads to a discussion
Alternate Suggestions: The director's cut of Scott's Kingdom of Heaven has
IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.