Meg Ryan returns for his self-directed romcom

The trailer for What Happens Later, coming in October, is out, in which the star returns to the genre that once became synonymous with his name after a 14-year hiatus. The 61-year-old actress (who, unfortunately, has been hearing more about her plastic surgeries than her films for quite some time now) returns alongside David Duchovny. […]

Ferrari’s first trailer is goosebumps from start to finish

And Adam Driver promises to be an excellent Enzo Ferrari even though he doesn’t look like him at all. Michael Mann’s exciting biopic has also received its first trailer. By the way, Mann wanted to make this film from the beginning of the 2000s, and in the almost quarter of a century that has passed, […]

Write a title for this content Content / Criticism When young Arthur (Nigel Terry) pulls a sword out of a rock, the excitement is great. After all, it is the legendary Excalibur, which the magician Merlin (Nicol Williamson) is said to have pushed in. Legend has it that only the rightful King of Britain is able to draw out the weapon again. And that’s supposed to be Arthur of all people? In fact, the young illegitimate son of the late King Uther (Gabriel Byrne), to unite the country and ensure peace, also thanks to the knights he rallies around him. His half-sister Morgana (Helen Mirren) however has plans of his own and not only begins to sow discord between the men. She’s also after the power of the mage, and she’s willing to do anything to get it… Adaptation of the famous legend The legend of King Arthur and his knights of the Round Table is one of the great stories of Britain. Elements such as the Holy Grail or the magician Merlin are an integral part of our cultural heritage. No wonder, then, that over the decades there have been a wide variety of adaptations for cinema or television that have singled out individual aspects. For example, there is the action-packed adventure King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017) or the more surreal The Green Knight (2021). The comedy The knights of the coconut (1975) enjoys cult status anyway. On the other hand, it has been somewhat forgotten Excalibur. The 1981 work also has a lot to offer, even more than four decades later. On the one hand there is the cast, which includes some well-known faces at the beginning of their careers. In addition to Helen Mirren, who plays a central role as the witch Morgana, one discovers, among other things Liam Neeson, Patrick Stewart and Ciaran Hinds. Whereby Nigel Terry, who failed to achieve great popularity, is also convincing in the leading role of King Arthur. His character is tragic, works for the good of the country and is always the plaything of others. In general, the human factor plays a surprisingly important role in a fantasy adventure. Excalibur may speak of magic, of the mysterious lady in the lake and other supernatural elements. But at the center of the story are often very human feelings, be it greed for power, jealousy or love. Magic is only a means to an end. A lot could be told without the fantasy elements, even in a modern setting a large part would work. Strange and enraptured Whereby the special appeal of course lies in the combination of both, i.e. the fantastic and the real. The boundaries between the two are permeable. Excalibur takes place at a time when belief in the supernatural was still so widespread that nobody doubted its existence – even if magic was not part of everyday life. Director and co-writer John Boorman (The Tailor of Panama, Zardoz) repeatedly relies on an unreal atmosphere. There are regular scenes that seem like something out of a dream. Shots of an intermediate world, not quite here, but also not in the afterlife, especially when the characters are supposed to be bewitched and enchanted. It’s atmospheric and even a little enchanting if you’re willing to embark on this somewhat idiosyncratic trip. Even if things can get physical here, for example in the later battle scenes, it is Excalibur far from a pure fantasy adventure à la Lord of the Rings removed. Here it goes more into the mystical, partly also psychological, if it is explained and mystified in equal measure. That didn’t go down well with everyone. The reviews were mixed, and the result at the box office also left a lot to be desired. Hardly anyone talks about the work anymore. However, the adaptation of the classic saga is definitely worth seeing, an operatic look at a story that you know in outline and yet is somehow strange and remote. Credits OT: “Excalibur”Land: USAYear: 1981Director: John BoormanScript: Rospo Pallenberg, John BoormanMusic: Nicholas PikeCamera: Trevor JonesOccupation: Nigel Terry, Helen Mirren, Nicholas Clay, Cherie Lunghi, Paul Geoffrey, Nicol Williamson, Robert Addie, Gabriel Byrne Buy / Stream These links are so-called affiliate links. If you make a purchase through this link, we will receive a commission at no additional cost to you. This way you can support our site.

Content / Criticism When young Arthur (Nigel Terry) pulls a sword out of a rock, the excitement is great. After all, it is the legendary Excalibur, which the magician Merlin (Nicol Williamson) is said to have pushed in. Legend has it that only the rightful King of Britain is able to draw out the weapon […]

Benicio Del Toro is on Netflix in an exciting, brutal crime drama

He ran into the Cold blooded first full teaser, in which Benicio Del Toro’s detective investigates a brutal murder while his world is turned upside down. In other important roles, we can see stars like Alicia Silverstone or Justin Timberlake. Grant Singer’s first feature film is expected not only because of the cast, but also […]

The trailer for the most anticipated Netflix thriller of the year has arrived

Hidegvér evokes the chilling and twisted world of classic crime fiction. We previously wrote about Grant Singer’s first feature film, which is based on deception. The first trailer has now been released, which makes it clear that we will be dealing with a classic thriller on October 6. “I’m working on a case. A real […]

Preorder NHL 24 X-Factor Edition for Exclusive Content and Early Access!

Gamer, the Preorder NHL 24, get bonus in-game content. The EA Sports NHL 24 X-Factor Edition includes the PS4 and PS5 or Xbox One and Xbox Series versions of the game, three-day early access, 4,600 NHL Points, an exclusive Cale Makar player item, HUT Power-Up Icon of Choice and WOC Battle Pass XP Modifier x5. […]

At the Golden Lake: A Familiar yet Timeless Drama of Family Bonds

content / criticism Norman Thayer Jr. (Henry Fonda) and his wife Ethel (Katharine Hepburn) every summer in her holiday home on the “Golden Lake”. There you can relax, enjoy nature, Norman is also passionate about fishing. But this calm is abruptly interrupted when her daughter Chelsea (Jane Fonda) shows up. Because she wants with her […]

EA Sports FC 24: Clubs and Volta Deep Dive Review and Release Date

Today, Electronic Arts released a new Deep Dive for EA Sports FC 24, centered around the Clubs and Volta game modes. The football simulation is scheduled for release on September 29 for all Xbox consoles. From the stadium to the street, players can compete with their friends in clubs and Volta in “FC 24” with […]