Paris Can Wait
This is the first non-documentary made by Eleanor Coppola. And I don't want to trash an 81 year old woman's first movie, but just because you got Coppola in your name, doesn't make you an R-teist.
It is a throwback to those old romances where "No" means "Maybe" and a man leaving you at a gas station for an hour is forgiven because he was getting roses for you. Diane Lane did a game job of an American Wife of a movie producer (Eleanor Coppola anyone?!?) who puts up with a too-busy spouse who directs and trouble shoots his films. When swifeyhe can't fly the hour to Paris (ear problems, that the husband doesn't even notice), her husband's french business partner begs her to let him drive her to Paris.
|Diane Lane, Eleanor Coppola and the charming french scoundrel...|
Then there was the movie that was suppose to be bad, but I liked it.
Arthur; Legend of the Sword
Granted it is dumb and huge and loud and silly - but when you hire Guy Richie to do a King Athur movie, what did you expect? We all saw his Sherlock Holmes.
|King Arthur - the only man in England with Hair Gel and Bleach.|
Here he decides to pretty much throw out all details of the story, the back story and history. Instead we are given an humpy King Arthur (Charlie Huhnan who doffs he shirt quite often early, and way too little later on). Artie's shirt is always white and, except for immediately post battle, clean. This contrasts with everyone else in the show.
We have Jude Law in a massively over the top of the top performance as his evil wizard uncle. Don't give Jude Law his head, because he will steal your movie from under you!
We also have giant snakes, mages (good-girl witches), lots on sad pathetic Londiniumites and lots of voluptuous prostitutes with hearts of gold and the big boobies to match.
|Holy Battle Mastodons Batman!|
AND giant fighting Mastodons! What could go wrong. Sit down, turn your brain off and enjoy the ride.
Oh wait, I forgot the best. One of the knights of the Round Table (spoiler alert) is the Asian Kung Fu master that taught our young King to fight - which, married to the magic sword - makes him all but unbeatable.
|The addition of training Kung Fu gives us naked Charlie AND Asian representation|