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Friday, May 12, 2017

In Theaters: KING ARTHUR - LEGEND OF THE SWORD, SNATCHED, THE WALL, ABSOLUTELY ANYTHING

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This week in theaters we have Guy Ritchie's revisionist take on yet another English hero, "King Arthur: Legend of the Sword", and for those sick of CGI-filled spectacle there is the R-rated comedy "Snatched" starring Goldie Hawn and Amy Schumer. In limited release it might be worth checking out the suspenseful war thriller "The Wall" starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and the British comedy "Absolutely Anything" starring Simon Pegg and Kate Beckinsale.

Synopses, details, critical reception, trailers, clips and more after the jump.


KING ARTHUR: LEGEND OF THE SWORD


King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

Official Synopsis

Acclaimed filmmaker Guy Ritchie brings his dynamic style to the epic fantasy action adventure "King Arthur: Legend of the Sword." Starring Charlie Hunnam in the title role, the film is an iconoclastic take on the classic Excalibur myth, tracing Arthur's journey from the streets to the throne. When the child Arthur's father is murdered, Vortigern (Jude Law), Arthur's uncle, seizes the crown. Robbed of his birthright and with no idea who he truly is, Arthur comes up the hard way in the back alleys of the city. But once he pulls the sword from the stone, his life is turned upside down and he is forced to acknowledge his true legacy...whether he likes it or not.

Film Details

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  • Director: Guy Ritchie

  • Starring: Charlie Hunnam, Annabelle Wallis, Jude Law, Djimon Hounsou, Eric Bana

  • Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama

  • Running Time: 126 min.

  • Rating: PG-13 for sequences of violence and action, some suggestive content and brief strong language


Critical Reception

  • Rottentomatoes: 26% (31 fresh, 88 rotten, score: 4.6/10)
  • Metacritic: 41 out of 100 (5 positive, 26 mixed, 10 negative).





SNATCHED


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Official Synopsis

After her boyfriend dumps her on the eve of their exotic vacation, impetuous dreamer Emily Middleton (Amy Schumer) persuades her ultra-cautious mother, Linda (Goldie Hawn) to travel with her to paradise. Polar opposites, Emily and Linda realize that working through their differences as mother and daughter - in unpredictable, hilarious fashion - is the only way to escape the wildly outrageous jungle adventure they have fallen into. Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn star in the new comedy adventure SNATCHED, which also features Ike Barinholtz ("Neighbors"), Wanda Sykes ("Bad Moms") and Joan Cusack ("Working Girl").

Film Details

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  • Director: Jonathan Levine

  • Starring: Amy Schumer, Goldie Hawn, Randall Park, Raven Goodwin, Wanda Sykes, Joan Cusack

  • Genre: Action, Comedy

  • Running Time: 90 min.

  • Rating: R for crude sexual content, brief nudity, and language throughout


Critical Reception

  • Rottentomatoes: 38% (40 fresh, 66 rotten, score: 5.3/10)
  • Metacritic: 46 out of 100 (8 positive, 20 mixed, 7 negative).





THE WALL


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Official Synopsis

The Wall is a deadly psychological thriller that follows two soldiers pinned down by an Iraqi sniper, with nothing but a crumbling wall between them. Their fight becomes as much a battle of will and wits as it is of lethally accurate marksmanship. Directed by Doug Liman (Mr. & Mrs. Smith, "The Bourne Ultimatum," "Edge of Tomorrow"), "The Wall" stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson ("Nocturnal Animals," "Kick-Ass," "Savages" "Godzilla," "Avengers: Age of Ultron") and WWE star John Cena ("Trainwreck," "Daddy's Home"), "The Wall" is written by first-time screenwriter Dwain Worrell. "The Wall," produced and distributed by Amazon Studios, landed on the 2014 Black List.

Film Details

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  • Director: Doug Liman

  • Starring: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, John Cena, Laith Nakli

  • Genre: Drama, Thriller, War

  • Running Time: 81 min.

  • Rating: R for language throughout and some war violence


Critical Reception

  • Rottentomatoes: 65% (34 fresh, 18 rotten, score: 6.3/10)
  • Metacritic: 57 out of 100 (12 positive, 9 mixed, 1 negative).





ABSOLUTELY ANYTHING


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Official Synopsis

Monty Python alumni John Cleese, Terry Jones, Michael Palin, Terry Gilliam, and Eric Idle reunite for this sci-fi comedy directed and co-written by Jones (along with Gavin Scott), and centering on the story of a group of mischievous extraterrestrials (voiced by the Python crew) who grant embittered schoolteacher Neil Clarke (Simon Pegg) extraordinary powers in order to see how he will use them. Subsequently seeking the wisdom of his loyal canine companion Dennis (voice of Robin Williams) in order to use his powers wisely, Clarke is ultimately forced to choose between the girl of his dreams (Kate Beckinsale), or the four-legged friend who has never left his side.

Film Details

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  • Director: Terry Jones

  • Starring: Simon Pegg, Kate Beckinsale, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Rob Riggle, Robin Williams, Eddie Izzard, Joanna Lumley, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle

  • Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi

  • Running Time: 85 min.

  • Rating: R for language including sexual references, and brief nudity


Critical Reception

  • Rottentomatoes: 18% (7 fresh, 32 rotten, score: 3.7/10)
  • Metacritic: 31 out of 100 (1 positive, 4 mixed, 4 negative).







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