Screen Junkies » robin hood http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Thu, 04 Sep 2014 12:13:12 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Wachowskis to Remake ‘Robin Hood’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/wachowskis-to-remake-robin-hood/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/wachowskis-to-remake-robin-hood/#comments Wed, 08 Dec 2010 09:01:14 +0000 Jame Gumb http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=11673 The Wachowski siblings have taken a break from their film about American servicemen engaging in hardcore gay sex in order to work on the next best thing: a Robin Hood remake.

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brothers siblings have taken break from their film about American servicemen engaging in hardcore gay sex in order to work on the next best thing: a Robin Hood remake. While the project is being kept under wraps, it is rumored to be a modern take on the classic tale. It is also rumored that Will Smith has been approached for the lead role. I really hope he takes it. The world needs another crappy rap song loosely based on a crappy movie. (Heat Vision via Empire)

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Movie Archery Montage http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/movie-archery-montage/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/movie-archery-montage/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Our friends at EgoTV put together this mashup of famous archery scenes from movies set to Def Leppard's "Pour Some Sugar On Me." I personally would have chosen Pat Benatar's "Hit Me With Your Best Shot," but then again I'm a hack. These links are a bullz-eye! **rimshot. fart.** 'Pirates 4' to Be Shot in 3D (Moviefone) Meet the Beer Experts (Asylum) Conan O'Brien Lists His Five Favorite YouTube Videos (PopEater) How Delonte West Hooked Up With Lebron's Mom (HolyTaco) First Script Scene of Facebook movie 'The Social Network' (BroBible) Getting Old Sucks (FilmDrunk) 10 Best SNL Digital Shorts (Unreality) Miss Massachusetts Pics (TotalProSports) Pretty Girls and Their Playthings (Maxim) Meet Jan Finney, Cris Cyborg's Next Victim (CagePotato) Joe Jonas Lied About Serving In Vietnam (CelebJihad) 10 Best Kids' Drawings Ever (Smosh) 5 Most Popular Celebs You've Never Heard Of (Pajiba) M'larky Trailer (Atom) 13 Facts about Weed (MadeMan) Tony Stewart Jumps from a Plane (AllLeftTurns)

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Our friends at EgoTV put together this mashup of famous archery scenes from movies set to Def Leppard’s "Pour Some Sugar On Me." I personally would have chosen Pat Benatar’s "Hit Me With Your Best Shot," but then again I’m a hack.

These links are a bullz-eye! **rimshot. fart.**

Pirates 4′ to Be Shot in 3D (Moviefone)

Meet the Beer Experts (Asylum)

Conan O’Brien Lists His Five Favorite YouTube Videos (PopEater)

How Delonte West Hooked Up With Lebron’s Mom (HolyTaco)

First Script Scene of Facebook movie’The Social Network‘ (BroBible)

Getting Old Sucks (FilmDrunk)

10 Best SNL Digital Shorts (Unreality)

Miss Massachusetts Pics (TotalProSports)

Pretty Girls and Their Playthings (Maxim)

Meet Jan Finney, Cris Cyborg‘s Next Victim (CagePotato)

Joe Jonas Lied About Serving In Vietnam (CelebJihad)

10 Best Kids’ Drawings Ever (Smosh)

5 Most Popular Celebs You’ve Never Heard Of (Pajiba)

M’larky Trailer (Atom)

13 Facts about Weed (MadeMan)

Tony Stewart Jumps from a Plane (AllLeftTurns)

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Review: ‘Robin Hood’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-review/review-robin-hood/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-review/review-robin-hood/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Robin Hood PG-13, 131m., 2010 Cast: Russell Crowe, Cate Blanchett, Mark Strong, William Hurt, Mark Addy, Danny Huston, and Max Von Sydow Directed by Ridley Scott Screenplay by Brian Helgeland Robin Hood, the new retelling of the famous legend points its arrows at being a nitty-gritty throwback epic but misses its mark with too many characters and not enough story.In this prequel version from the slam-your-fist-into-the-mud-team of director Ridley Scott and actor Russell Crowe, Crowe stars as Robin Lonstride, a 12th century archer in King Richard's army who by way of action and accidents is mistaken for the knight Robert of Luxley. This gives him the opportunity to steal from the rich and give to the poor people of Nottingham, while King Phillip of France and evil-knight Godfrey (played by Mark Strong in his usual sneering jackal performance) plan to invade the shores of England.  Director Scott, working from a script by Brian Helgelanger seems to be having shifts into what movie they want to portray, ending up with too many arrows and no sharp tips.More after the jump...

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Robin Hood
PG-13, 131m., 2010
Cast: Russell Crowe, Cate Blanchett, Mark Strong, William Hurt, Mark Addy, Danny Huston, and Max Von Sydow
Directed by Ridley Scott
Screenplay by Brian Helgeland 

Robin Hood, the new retelling of the famous legend points its arrows at being a nitty-gritty throwback epic but misses its mark with too many characters and not enough story.

In this prequel version from the slam-your-fist-into-the-mud-team of director Ridley Scott and actor Russell Crowe, Crowe stars as Robin Lonstride, a 12th century archer in King Richard’s army who by way of action and accidents is mistaken for the knight Robert of Luxley. This gives him the opportunity to steal from the rich and give to the poor people of Nottingham, while King Phillip of France and evil-knight Godfrey (played by Mark Strong in his usual sneering jackal performance) plan to invade the shores of England.  

Director Scott, working from a script by Brian Helgelanger seems to be having shifts into what movie they want to portray, ending up with too many arrows and no sharp tips.

More after the jump…

They give us one story about the gruff  and tough Crowe playing a solider of fortune and battling it out with Godfrey and his men, then Crowe plays it light and dashing with Maid Marian (played by Cate Blanchett as best as she can with the half-baked material), while both are getting too old to play screen heartrobes, and then Crowe’s Robin of the Hood is removed entirely and becomes a Tudorsesque battle royal about the new King John and his corruption of power.  

All the stories are well acted by the large cast of characters, especially by Oscar Issacs as King John, but when  the movie is title Robin Hood, it’s best to stick to one story about the title character and play it out from there.  

One major act of treason against the filmmaking gods is committed by Cinematographer John Mathieson, who compensates for the trite action sequences by using the zoom lens far too often. At times the off-putting technique is applied for no dramatic purpose or direction, making you feel like you’re on the sidelines instead of in battle.   

The real sparks of fun in Robin Hood come from his merry men played by Scott Grimes, Alan Doyle and Kevin Durand, who have quite a…merry time in Nottingham drinking honey mead and playing 12th century pop songs on their lutes. At this point though it’s the halfway mark of the film, and one would rather see their adventures in Nottingham then the creakiness that surrounds them.  

The adventure of Robin Hood is nowhere to be seen in this movie and instead much of the action seems to be from the stock footage pile of recent war epics, which is director Scott’s signature, but we’ve seen him be much more creative and exciting before. His so-called road show version cut of  Kingdom of Heaven shows how this can be done quite well and enthrallingly. Not forgetting to mention Gladiator and the fierce battles fought by Maximus, who, in comparison, makes Robin Hood look like a nervous, sausge-fingered archer at summer camp.   

So the legend begins for Robin Hood at the end of the movie, and we’re left wondering why so much time was spent on trumped-up preamble that misses the mark.   

Grade: C

 

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‘Robin Hood’ Actress Lea Seydoux http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/robin-hood-actress-lea-seydoux/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/robin-hood-actress-lea-seydoux/#comments Tue, 11 May 2010 17:58:00 +0000 Defy Media Léa Seydoux is the granddaughter of Jérôme Seydoux, Chairman of Pathé, and the grandniece of Nicolas Seydoux, Chairman and CEO of Gaumont. Looks like we know how SOMEONE got their foot in the door... That's right, by looking hot. A word from Lea: "Something French."I LOVE crepes! More pics of Madamoiselle Seydoux after the jump.

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Léa Seydoux is the granddaughter of Jérôme Seydoux, Chairman of Pathé, and the grandniece of Nicolas Seydoux, Chairman and CEO of Gaumont. Looks like we know how SOMEONE got their foot in the door… That’s right, by looking hot.

A word from Lea: “Something French.”

I LOVE crepes!

More pics of Madamoiselle Seydoux after the jump.

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The French Get Got in ‘Robin Hood’ Clip http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/the-french-get-got-in-robin-hood-clip/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/the-french-get-got-in-robin-hood-clip/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Pure Ridley Scott is on display in this new clip from Robin Hood. Not that the action sequence of Robin and his merry men storming a French castle isn't exciting, but Ridley must stage these battles in his sleep now. He pulls a hot oil double-whammy here by having it poured from a vat by the enemy while at the same time hung in sacks on the castle gate by the heroes. Oil vs. oil?! Things are about to get slippery, yo!

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Pure Ridley Scott is on display in this new clip from Robin Hood. Not that the action sequence of Robin and his merry men storming a French castle isn’t exciting, but Ridley must stage these battles in his sleep now. He pulls a hot oil double-whammy here by having it poured from a vat by the enemy while at the same tim hung in sacks on the castle gate by the heroes. Oil vs. oil?! Things are about to get slippery, yo!

 

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Russell Crowe Looks Pissed in New ‘Robin Hood’ Trailer http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/russell-crowe-looks-pissed-in-new-robin-hood-trailer/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/russell-crowe-looks-pissed-in-new-robin-hood-trailer/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 The new trailer for Robin Hood proves it's a tough business stealing from the rich and giving to the poor. Robin from da Hood, played with convincing mean-face by Russell Crowe, trots his way into Nottingham and says, "Nuh uh" when he witnesses how a despotic sheriff is treating his peeps. So he does what any other man in tights with a bow and arrow would do: he finds other men in tights with bows and arrows and forms a merry gang. Together they fight a smooth-headed Mark Strong, a formidable foe as Sir Godfrey, as Robin from Da Hood tries to get in Maid Marian's (Cate Blanchett's) panties. All of this is a lot more epic and romantic than I'm describing it, but you get the gist. Look folks, Ridley Scott directed the damn thing. You know what to expect. My words can't do sweeping wide-shots justice. Check out the new trailer after the jump. Robin Hood storms into theaters May 14, 2010.

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The new trailer for Robin Hood proves it’s a tough business stealing from the rich and giving to the poor. Robin from da Hood, played with convincing mean-face by Russell Crowe, trots his way into Nottingham and says, "Nuh uh" when he witnesses how a despotic sheriff is treating his peeps.

So he does what any other man in tights with a bow and arrow would do: he finds other men in tights with bows and arrows and forms a merry gang. Together they fight a smooth-headed Mark Strong, a formidable foe as Sir Godfrey, as Robin from Da Hood tries to get in Maid Marian’s (Cate Blanchett’s) panties. All of this is a lot more epic and romantic than I’m describing it, but you get the gist. Look folks, Ridley Scott directed the damn thing. You know what to expect. My words can’t do sweeping wide-shots justice.

Check out the new trailer after the jump. Robin Hood storms into theaters May 14, 2010.


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‘Robin Hood: The Fatter Years’ Super Bowl Spot http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/robin-hood-the-fatter-years-super-bowl-spot/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/robin-hood-the-fatter-years-super-bowl-spot/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 The King of BurpsDue to my aversion to looking at Peyton Manning's square head, the only reason I was planning to watch this Sunday's Super Bowl was for the commercials. And now I won't have to even do that. Yesterday we had the Shutter Island leak and today we have an epic look at Ridley Scott's Robin Hood. Why pay the kajillion dollars for Super Bowl ad time when you're just going to release the spot beforehand? In spite of that, I gotta say that the movie looks pretty good. It's pretty much Robin Hood: The Fatter Years, which is to say a gritty look at the outlaw marauder before he got Disneyfied. Imagine Braveheart with Russell Crowe as H.A.I.C. (Head Australian In Charge) as well as some scenes with boats (I don't think I have to tell you how popular boats are). Let's hope this one is a hit. Russell Crowe seems like a really humble and appreciative guy. I'd hate to see him fail. Unlike Manning. His head looks like a damn olive oil can. HAVE AN EARLY LOOK AT THE SPOT AFTER THE JUMP...

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The King of Burps

Due to my aversion to looking at Peyton Manning‘s square head, the only reason I was planning to watch this Sunday’s Super Bowl was for the commercials. And now I won’t have to even do that. Yesterday we had the Shutter Island leak and today we have an epic look at Ridley Scott’s Robin Hood. Why pay the kajillion dollars for Super Bowl ad time when you’re just going to release the spot beforehand?

In spite of that, I gotta say that the movie looks pretty good. It’s pretty much Robin Hood: The Fatter Years, which is to say a gritty look at the outlaw marauder before he got Disneyfied. Imagine Braveheart with Russell Crowe as H.A.I.C. (Head Australian In Charge) as well as some scenes with boats (I don’t think I have to tell you how popular boats are). Let’s hope this one is a hit. Russell Crowe seems like a really humble and appreciative guy. I’d hate to see him fail. Unlike Manning. His head looks like a damn olive oil can.

HAVE AN EARLY LOOK AT THE SPOT AFTER THE JUMP…


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Ridley Scott’s ‘Robin Hood’ Restricted to 2D http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/ridley-scotts-robin-hood-restricted-to-2d/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/ridley-scotts-robin-hood-restricted-to-2d/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 In the wake of Avatar crushing so much ass at the box office, everyone wants to get into the 3D game. But now I have bummerific news for those who were hoping to have Russell Crowe's love handles looming out at their faces when Robin Hood comes to theaters. Previous reports that Ridley Scott had requested an additional $8 million to convert his re-telling to 3D have been denied by the studio. That's a decision that I can get behind. 3D is cool in small doses but it is ultimately an unnecessary gimmick. To the best of my knowledge, the following phrase has never been said: "Seven Samurai was really good but there just weren't enough swords poking out of the screen for my taste. Jeers to the filmmakers! Hiss! Hiss!!" (First Showing)

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In the wake of Avatar crushing so much ass at the box office, everyone wants to get into the 3D game. But now I have bummerific news for those who were hoping to have Russell Crowe’s love handles looming out at their faces when Robin Hood comes to theaters. Previous reports that Ridley Scott had requested an additional $8 million to convert his re-telling to 3D have been denied by the studio. That’s a decision that I can get behind. 3D is cool in small doses but it is ultimately an unnecessary gimmick. To the best of my knowledge, the following phrase has never been said: "Seven Samurai was really good but there just weren’t enough swords poking out of the screen for my taste. Jeers to the filmmakers! Hiss! Hiss!!" (First Showing)

 

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‘Robin Hood’ Trailer Appeals to Those with Angst and Piercings http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/robin-hood-trailer-appeals-to-those-with-angst-and-piercings/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/robin-hood-trailer-appeals-to-those-with-angst-and-piercings/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Wait for Rammstein to lead the charge. Note to directors: heavy metal music isn't always the best accompaniment to your visuals. You think it gets the viewer all amped up, and I'm wondering what the hell a gritty guitar riff has to do with chain mail that isn't part of a S&M scenario. The trailer for the Ridley Scott directed Robin Hood adopts the recently popular convention of making everything rock. Maybe it's because Russell Crowe is fat now and he needs music to make him appear bad-ass. I remember a time when putting down a turkey leg and picking up a dumbbell did that. Get back in the gym, Crowe! It's going to be hard to draw that bow with turkey leg grease on your fingers. The production of Robin Hood has been hampered with so many problems it's amazing that they got a trailer together at all. It gives us a taste of the bandit who steals from the rich and gives to the poor, but it's a taste that tastes an awful lot like other things that Ridley Scott has touched. And I was intending that to mean his sack. Check out the trailer after the jump and let me know if you're down with The Hood.

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Wait for Rammstein to lead the charge.

Note to directors: heavy metal music isn’t always the best accompaniment to your visuals. You think it gets the viewer all amped up, and I’m wondering what the hell a gritty guitar riff has to do with chain mail that isn’t part of a S&M scenario.

The trailer for the Ridley Scott directed Robin Hood adopts the recently popular convention of making everything rock. Maybe it’s because Russell Crowe is fat now and he needs music to make him appear bad-ass. I remember a time when putting down a turkey leg and picking up a dumbbell did that. Get back in the gym, Crowe! It’s going to be hard to draw that bow with turkey leg grease on your fingers.

The production of Robin Hood has been hampered with so many problems it’s amazing that they got a trailer together at all. It gives us a taste of the bandit who steals from the rich and gives to the poor, but it’s a taste that tastes an awful lot like other things that Ridley Scott has touched. And I was intending that to mean his sack.

Check out the trailer after the jump and let me know if you’re down with The Hood.

 

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Robin Hood http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/films/robin-hood/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/films/robin-hood/#comments Thu, 21 May 2009 17:15:20 +0000 Reza F. Director: Ridley Scott Cast: Russell Crowe, William Hurt, Cate Blanchett Synopsis: The origin story of the legendary hero Robin Hood, charting his life as an army level archer to the man that takes from the rich and gives to the poor. Genre: Adventure Release Date: May 14, 2010

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Director: Ridley Scott

Cast: Russell Crowe, William Hurt, Cate Blanchett

Synopsis: The origin story of the legendary her Robin Hood, charting his life as an army level archer to the man that takes from the rich and gives to the poor.

Genre: Adventure

Release Date: May 14, 2010

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