King Snatched (This Week’s Movies)

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Charlie Hunnam: King Arthur (Daniel Smith/Warner Bros. Pictures)

Links to my reviews published this week in the Herald and Seattle Weekly, and etc.

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword. “For all the alleged comradeship meant to convey fun—at times Ritchie seems to be nodding at Robin Hood more than King Arthur—the film is joyless.”

Snatched. “The anything-goes approach that gets a big laugh from a guy getting fatally spiked by a spear gun doesn’t sit all that well next to the attempts at mother-daughter reconciliation.”

Tonight, join Framing Pictures for another free conversation about movies. From our Facebook page: “Framing Pictures rolls into May with every intention of talking about what we didn’t talk about in April: namely, “Five Came Back,” the three-part doc about the deep involvement of five top-tier Hollywood directors in covering WWII. We’ll also wander the deserts of James Gray and Werner Herzog, salute the last film by the late Andrzej Wajda, and share memories and appreciations of dear Jonathan Demme, also regrettably departed. Join the conversation in the Scarecrow Video Screening Room, 5030 Roosevelt Way N.E., 7 p.m. Friday, May 12. You do know it’s free?”