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Thom Price
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KING ARTHUR: LEGEND OF THE SWORD

I suppose I liked it a smidge more than David; whatever my reaction was, I wasn't bored.

Why this is called KING ARTHUR is beyond me.  I'm pretty flexible when it comes to adaptations of the Arthurian myths because those stories evolved and changed so much through the centuries, but this had virtually nothing to do with Arthur.  A mixture of Tolkein, Game of Thrones, Robin Hood filtered through Guy Ritchie, but not King Arthur.

Charlie Hunnam's swagger was almost enough to distract me from him being about 15 years too old for the role, but no one else in the cast made much of an impression.  Guy Ritchie's frantic cheekiness is even less well suited to a pseudo-Medieval era than Victorian London. 

Another film where the FX and action scenes are all dark and/or rainy.  They might as well just put up a black screen with a subtitle of what we're supposed to be seeing. 

But, it was a rainy, dreary Saturday afternoon and this killed two hours without me falling asleep ...
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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol2.

I'll post my full thoughts in the dedicated thread, but I liked it overall, despite it creaking under its own bloat at times. 
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Wonder Woman, which I liked a lot up to a certain point. Thought it lost its way a little in the final third, but Gal Gadot is so right for the role that the movie still left me with a kind of magic buzz long after I'd left the theatre.
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Wonder Woman, loved it!  Didn't think it was the best movie ever made, mind you, but I did love it!  I plan on seeing it again. 

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Saw THE MUMMY this past week, planning on WONDER WOMAN tomorrow, for Father's Day.



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Wonder Woman, which went from "loving it" to "liked it" after a weak conclusion.
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SKID ROW MARATHON (2017) - This is a new documentary that was shown as part of the LA Film Festival a few weeks ago. A Los Angeles Superior Court judge starts a long distance running club out of Midnight Mission, a downtown recovery house for the homeless. The movie is structured around the runners and their stories as we follow them in training for marathons in Senegal and Rome. While the marathons give the overall movie its structure, it's the stories of the runners that give this movie its real impact.

It was the audience award as well as the juried LA Muse documentary award, so I hope that translates into some kind of theatrical or TV distribution so people can see this wonderful film.


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