One of this year’s most underrated flicks was director Guy Ritchie’sKing Arthur: Legend of the Sword, and hopefully this film will reach a wider audience when it hits Blu-ray and DVD August 8 via Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.
The narrative traces Arthur’s (Charlie Hunnam) journey from a street wise hustler (he was raised by prostitutes) to an initially reluctant leader. Heir to the throne, Arthur simply wants to exist away from the spotlight, but he must do the right thing after his uncle Vortigern’s (Jude Law) evil influence spreads across the land. The epic co-stars Eric Bana as Arthur’s father and Djimon Hounsou as one of Arthur’s fellow knights.
The Blu-ray version comes with the featurettes “Arthur with Swagger,” “Sword from the Stone,” “Parry and Bleed,” “Building on the Past,” and “Inside the Cut: The Action of King Arthur,” “Camelot in 93 Days,” “Legend of Excalibur,” and “Scenic Scotland.” The DVD version’s sole special feature is “Arthur with Swagger.”
For an actor, every new role comes with its own set of challenges. Charlie Hunnam knows that well, as he’s taken on a wide variety of roles, from a gay teen on the UK TV hit Queer As Folk to an action hero in Pacific Rim. Of course, his long run as Jax Teller on Sons of Anarchy required him to make a physical transformation, but he told us that pales by comparison to the work he did to play the title character in King Arthur: Legend of the Sword.
You can see the result of his efforts when King Arthur: Legend of the Sword opens in theaters this Friday.
Welcome to the jungle, Charlie Hunnam. In the new movie The Lost City of Z, based on David Grann’s novel, he plays a British explorer who’s found evidence that an advanced civilization once existed in the Amazon. Although some people think he’s lost his mind, he’s determined to prove his case, so he heads back to the jungle with his wife, son, and an assistant. Hunnam took the role very seriously; to prepare, he isolated himself from people and technology so that he would understand what his character goes through.
The Lost City of Z, which also stars Robert Pattinson and Sienna Miller, is playing now in theaters.
A new domestic trailer for The Lost City of Z, James Gray’s (The Immigrant) highly anticipated epic headlined by Charlie Hunnam (Pacific Rim) and Robert Pattinson(The Twilight Saga), has been released. Based on David Grann’s nonfiction bestseller, the centers on British explorer Percy Fawcett’s (Hunnam) journey into the most remote areas of the Amazon. Though his attempts to search for this “lost city” is ambitious, his explorations is negatively received by the scientific community. The naysayers don’t stop Fawcett from attempting to find this lost civilization, and it’s a quest that eventually leads to his disappearance in 1925.
Pattinson co-stars as the military official who accompanies Fawcett on his trips, with Sienna Miller (Live By Night) and Tom Holland (upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming) playing his wife and son respectively. As witnessed with the underrated The Immigrant, Gray knows how to tell a personal story amidst an arresting visual canvas, and we”re hoping The Lost City of Z is another solid effort from the filmmaker. Hunnam, whose success has come from the long running TV series Sons of Anarchy, has done his share of movies (Pacific Rim, Children of Men), but he still hasn’t broken out as an A-list star. Maybe The Lost City of Z will change those fortunes.
The Lost City of Z hits Los Angeles and New York April 14 and opens nationwide the following week. Check out the trailer below and tell us what you think!!
Airing tonight on FX, the 90-minute seventh (and final) season premier of the hit biker drama SONS OF ANARCHY is a terrific set-up for what could prove to be an amazing final act. From the opening montage bringing us up-to-date to the closing montage indicating there’s a lot more ridiculously brutal action to come, it’s clear that things are going to get a lot darker before this series comes to an end.
As Jax Teller, series star CHARLIE HUNNAM has completely embodied the character and has seen him go from naive anti-hero to what is becoming an outright villain. And, while he’s admitted it’s going to be tough for him to say good-bye to the series, HUNNAM told us during a recent interview it’s going to be even tougher for series creator KURT SUTTER.
Season Seven of SONS OF ANARCHY premieres tonight on FX.