Too long a sacrifice can make a stone of the heart. O when may it suffice? – William Butler Yeats Mankind deserves sacrifice – but not of mankind – Stanislaw Jerzy Lec Avengers: Infinity War is a sequel to The … Read more
Tom Hardy has the difficult task of playing twin brothers Ronald and Reginald Kray in the film Legend and he is more than up to the task. The Kray twins were gangsters in London’s East End and this film concentrates on their exploits during the 1960s. Both had boxed in their youths and this was something that would be part of their violent natures throughout their lives, although Reg was the brains and Ron the true muscle. They owned clubs, ran protection rackets and they wanted to ‘rule’ London.
The controversy swirling around the film version of Dan Brown’s novel The Da Vinci Code is based on religious issues. If you choose to read the novel or view the film and focus solely on the religious aspects and their history, … Read more
[rating=3]Starring: Heath Ledger, Mark Addy, Rufus Sewell, Paul Bettany, Alan Tudyk Director(s): Brian Helgeland Writer(s): Brian Helgeland
The first time I saw the commercials for A Knight’s Tale back when it was first released in 2001, I thought it was pretty silly. The idea of rock and roll music mixed into a medieval period piece was ridiculous. It seemed like some stupid gimmick to appeal to the chronic MTV watchers who would normally avoid anything that didn’t take place in modern times and feature fart jokes or lots of guns.
But I have seen it a few times since then on cable, and now with this “extended cut” DVD, I have to admit it really is a funny film, made all the more interesting by its use of rock and roll. This unique mixture of modern music and old world jousting is well done, with some terrifically light-hearted performances from both the stars and supporting players.
Despite their sunkissed faces and earnest performances, screen hottie Kirsten Dunst (Spiderman) and the blue-eyed, handsome Paul Bettany (A Beautfiul Mind) can’t make Wimbledon more than a run-of-the-mill, sugary romantic comedy.