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Same Kind Of Different As Me [2017] Trailer


When Deborah Hall (Renée Zellweger) has a dream about a poor wise man and ends up meeting him where she works at a canteen for homeless people, she knows that fate must have brought them together. Her marriage is on the rocks with her and her art dealer husband Ron Hall (Greg Kinnear) living completely separate lives. She urges him to befriend this strange man, who many have branded as dangerous, because she thinks their frienship could change the lives of everyone around them. His name is Denver (Djimon Hounsou) and, of course, Ron's family and associates are doing everything they can to dissuade him from helping this good-for-nothing bum - but it isn't long before they realise that he's exactly the opposite of everything they thought. He manages to bring Deborah and Ron closer together than ever before, while teaching everybody that each and every one of us is as different as each other.

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King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword Review

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It's unlikely that Guy Ritchie could make a boring movie if he wanted to. This raucous historical romp spins the iconic legend into something that's relentlessly entertaining, even if it never quite satisfies because it's in such a hurry to set up a sequel. Thankfully, there are some deeper themes along the way that give the actors something to chew on besides the scenery.

In post-Roman Britain, King Uther (Eric Bana) has been killed by his brother Vortigern (Jude Law), who made a deal that involved some very black magic. But Vortigern is haunted by the fact that Uther's infant son Arthur somehow escaped and will someday return to pull the sword Excalibur from the stone and claim his rightful throne. Meanwhile in Londinium, Arthur (Charlie Hunnam) has no idea who he really is. Raised in a brothel and trained as a muscled fighter, he has a nice little racket going on. So discovering his identity is a shock. He's immediately spirited away by a mage (Astrid Berges-Frisbey) and some rebels (Djimon Hounsou and Aiden Gillen) who help him plot how to take back his crown.

The entire film is essentially a chase as Vortigern and his chief goon (Peter Ferdinando) pursue Arthur and his growing band of rebels. That all of this is leading to an epic confrontation is no surprise. But Ritchie oddly frames each action sequence as a splintered montage, which means we're only ever watching a series of key images with no momentum or context. Some of these work cleverly, but they begin to wear us out: we know what's happening but we're not able to experience it ourselves. Thankfully the dialogue has a witty present-day snap that brings the characters and the camaraderie between them to vivid life.

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King Arthur - Trailer and Clips


Arthur grew up as a peasant on the streets of Londonium having escaped the terror that was unleashed upon his father Uther Pendragon's kingdom when he was just a boy. But despite growing up away from his royal roots, there was always something special about him; a determination and a willingness to stand up and fight no matter how big the enemy or how slim the chances of survival. This does not go unnoticed by the current King Vortigern, who took over the throne all those years ago. Arthur is captured and imprisoned by Vortigern's men and it's then he learns of his true destiny. And that destiny is sealed when he manages to pull the sword of Excalibur from the legendary stone with the world watching. Vortigern will stop at nothing to keep his ill-gotten crown, but still he underestimates the power that the sword wields. Using his newfound power, he joins with the kingdom's resistance to regain what's rightfully his and avenge his father along the way.

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Djimon Hounsou at the premiere of King Arthur: Legend of the Sword held at the TCL Chinese Theatre - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 8th May 2017

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King Arthur: Legend of the Sword - Cast and Director Interviews


Interviews with King Arthur: Legend of the Sword lead cast and director

For his latest movie, Guy Ritchie, reinterprets the classic story of King Arthur and his legendary rise after retrieving the fames sword from the stone. 

Unlike many modern day movies, Richie decided to take an old school approach to developing and shooting scenes for the movie. Very little CGI and green screen was used, the director created huge sets which really captures the feel of the city which is quickly becoming more and more overrun by chaos. 

Charlie Hunnam, Jude Law and Djimon Hounsou speak about their new roles in the movie and what it was like to create such an epic tale. John Boorman's 1981 movie Excalibur seemed to not only play a big role in influencing the director but also the actors he cast in the lead roles - that comprehensive version of the tale might've influenced the director but it is isn't the same as Ritchie's take on the story. 

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Djimon Hounsou leaving AOL Build. Charlie is currently promoting his new movie King Arthur - Manhattan, New York, United States - Wednesday 3rd May 2017

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King Arthur: Legend of the Sword Trailer


For the most part, Arthur has taught himself all the life lessons he knows, he lives a rough life with his friends in the town, fighting comes as standard for the young man, however Arthur's life is about to change for better and worse. When Arthur is challenged to pull the famous sword from the stone he achieves something that all men before him have failed to do, he retrieves the sword.

Arthur's life story becomes a little clearer, Arthur is the son of Uther Pendragon a noble king loved by his people but when he dies his crown and seat on the throne are stolen by Vortigern who will go to any lengths to secure his future as leader of the kingdom. Since the death of Pendragon, the whole country has slowly fallen into chaos - particularly the capital, Londinium. Vortigern rules with an iron fist and his willingness to use dark magic cause more and more problems.

As Arthur learns about his past, he unites with a group of rebels but the new owner of Excalibur is far from enthusiastic at fighting Vortigern's army. As time passes Arthur realises that he must be the one to restore some peace to the city but with Vortigern leading his troops it's not going to be an easy battle. 

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The Legend Of Tarzan Review

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It's been nearly 30 years since the last live-action Tarzan movie, and yet it still feels too soon for another remake. Thankfully, this is actually a sequel (perhaps it should have been titled Tarzan Returns), and along with a first-rate cast, this movie has a surprisingly beefy script that hints at a much more high-brow adventure epic. But clearly the studio preferred to make a mindless bit of blockbuster action.

After leaving the jungle, Tarzan (Alexander Skarsgard) has settled into life in damp 1880s England as the Earl of Greystoke with his American wife Jane (Margot Robbie). Meanwhile, deep in the Congo, Belgian diplomat Leon Rom (Christoph Waltz) has made a deal with Chief Mbonga (Djimon Hounsou), who has a personal grudge against Tarzan. Planning to hand over Tarzan in exchange for diamonds, Leon lures Tarzan back to Africa, accompanied by Jane and the American explorer George Washington Williams (Samuel L. Jackson), who suspects that the slave trade hasn't ended. On arrival, Leon pounces, and Tarzan must revert to the instincts he learned from the gorillas who raised him, while calling on help from old friends.

The plot is actually quite compelling, sparking lots of whooshing action (including plenty of vine-swinging) while grappling with some bigger themes involving colonialism and racism, plus more personal issues of identity and responsibility. The actors pack their scenes with textures that touch on these ideas, while also providing a spark of wit. With his impossibly sculpted physique, Skarsgard looks rather too gym-fit for the role, but he gives Tarzan a soulfulness that makes him likeable. He also develops some steamy chemistry with Robbie, who shines in her role as a feisty woman happy to return to the village where she was raised. The best scene in the film is when she has dinner with Waltz' sneering villain, gleefully swapping innuendo. And even with the action and gunplay, this is Jackson's deepest role in years.

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Djimon Hounsou on the red carpet at the premiere of 'The Legend Of Tarzan' held at the Dolby Theater. Djimon plays Chief Mbong in David Yates' latest movie which also stars Alexander Skarsgard. Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 28th June 2016

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Actor Christoph Waltz poses alone and with his co-stars Alexander Skarsgard, Margot Robbie, Samuel L. Jackson , Djimon Hounsou at the Premiere of 'The Legend Of Tarzan' held at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles. 'The Legend Of Tarzan' has been directed by Harry Potter director David Yates. Tuesday 28th June 2016

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Djimon Hounsou on the red carpet at the premiere of 'The Legend Of Tarzan' held at the Dolby Theater. Djimon plays Chief Mbong in David Yates' latest movie which also stars Alexander Skarsgard. Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 28th June 2016

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The Legend Of Tarzan Trailer


When Lord John and Lady Greystoke found themselves stranded in strange jungle, their only instinct was to survive. Lord Greystoke built a shelter in the trees and made a home for him, his wife and his new born son, John Greystoke Jr.. As time passed, the jungle grew wilder and both the lord and lady lose their lives. John is found in his crib by a nursing Gorilla who decides to take the baby and nurse him as her own. So begins the legendary tale of Tarzan.

As Tarzan grows stronger, he knows he's different from the rest of his tribe and when he discovers the house his father built it teaches Tarzan about a whole new world full of people just like him. The boy grows into a man and eventually climbs the ranks in his pack to become head of the group. Tarazan - King Of The Jungle.

When a boat is shipwrecked, Tarzan meets his Jane and the two fall in love. Wishing to seek out his homeland and learn more about where he comes from Tarzan and Jane return to London where Lord John Greystoke Jr is soon found to be just of much of a gentleman that of his father.

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The Legend Of Tarzan - Teaser Trailer


Who would've thought that a boy who grew up with apes in the jungle could turn into a well-respected lord who's not only adjusted to 'civilised' life - become accustom to it too. Tarzan is no longer the boy who was written about in all the books, he's a lord and lives with the love of his life, Jane.

When John Clayton III, Lord Greystoke (aka Tarzan) is approached by the government to travel back to the Congo become an ambassador for the Parliament he reluctantly accepts under forced circumstances. What Tarzan doesn't know is that he's about to play exactly into the hands of Captain Leon Rom, a ruthless Belgian businessman and hunter who's fierce rule is taking over Tarzan's old home.

Having kidnapped Jane, Tarzan's love Captain Leon Rom knows Tarzan will track her down. Both parties are not only pitted against one another but the jungle and its residents also make a battle cry which could result in disastrous consequences.

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The Vatican Tapes Review

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With its above-average cast and a gritty, realistic tone, this exorcism thriller is a lot more involving than most. Not only is it packed with demonic mayhem, but the complex characters make the drama much punchier, setting up the audience for several big jolts. Even so, the plot builds slowly, finally reaching its most intriguing twist right at the very end, so the credits start rolling just as things get properly riveting.

The title refers to a secret archive under the Vatican run by Cardinal Bruun (Peter Andersson) and his assistant Imani (Djimon Hounsou). It contains files and lots of tapes of demonic possession, including scenes of 30-year-old Angela (Olivia Taylor Dudley). She has a happy life with her cute boyfriend Pete (John Patrick Amedori) and tough-but-kind dad Roger (Dougray Scott), but starts acting a bit strange whenever a raven is nearby. As her behaviour gets more erratic, she is assisted by Father Lozano (Michael Pena), who takes a personal interest in her case. But things spiral far beyond Lozano's expertise, so he calls the Vatican for help. And when Bruun arrives in America to meet Angela in person, he's unnerved to discover that this might not be a demon: she could be the Antichrist.

The screenplay cleverly weaves in news reports and current events to make everything that happens feel grounded in real life. As it continues, the biblical and fantastical flourishes intriguingly fit into this context, while director Mark Neveldine delays tipping over into effects-based action until the final act. This means that the film quietly unnerves the audience from the start, using CCTV footage and some enjoyably scary touches that add to the atmosphere. As a result, the actors are able to flesh out their characters. Dudley gives Angela a strong personality that lingers even after the presence inside her starts to take over. As the three priests, Pena, Andersson and Hounsou don't have much to do, but they add subtle details to their scenes.

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Vatican Tapes Trailer


Since the death of Christ, the Vatican has been doing all it can to record and suppress the growing number of possessions and exorcisms. Though a constant battle with the Devil has been raging for over 2000 years, he has yet to show his true face to the followers of God. They know only one thing - he could possess any living human being, seemingly randomly. When a young woman is found to be showing the symptoms of possession, two priests are sent from the Vatican, one being Father Lozano (Michael Peña), to find an exorcise the woman before the Devil can take a true hold of her, and begin his attack upon the mortal world.

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Same Kind Of Different As Me [2017] Trailer

Same Kind Of Different As Me [2017] Trailer

When Deborah Hall (Renée Zellweger) has a dream about a poor wise man and ends...

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword Movie Review

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword Movie Review

It's unlikely that Guy Ritchie could make a boring movie if he wanted to. This...

King Arthur Trailer

King Arthur Trailer

Arthur grew up as a peasant on the streets of Londonium having escaped the terror...

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King Arthur Legend of the Sword Trailer

King Arthur Legend of the Sword Trailer

Arthur might have an extraordinary destiny, but after his birthright was taken from him at...

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword Trailer

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword Trailer

For the most part, Arthur has taught himself all the life lessons he knows, he...

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