As far as medieval movies go, Tristan and Isolde definitely isn’t the worst I’ve seen. I was looking for a movie to watch after work, and I thought, hey, James Franco, Sophia Moyles, Henry Cavill, and Rufus Sewell, all directed by Ridley Scott?! – this can’t be that bad. Well, it was pretty bad, but it wasn’t the worst 2 hours of my life. So what went wrong?
Watch medieval warriors take on the ultimate hunter in the galaxy in PREDATOR: Dark Ages!
When the people behind Knights of Badassdom wanted us to promote the film, I asked if they wanted us to review it. They said no. After watching it, I can understand why.
This adaption of Shakespeare’s tragedy stars Michael Fassbender, with Marion Cotillard portraying his wife, Lady Macbeth.
The emphasis of ‘Outcast’ was on stunts, not facts, language, costumes, weapons, geography, chronological timelines, or other elements inherent in a historical fiction plot.
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau gives us a sympathetic Headsman in Reformation Austria, in the ‘Shadow of the Sword (The Headsman)’.
The present paper will focus on different portrayals of the knight in English-speaking films. What medieval features are kept? To what extent is accuracy important? How do these films contribute to our own modern day view of the knight and the Middle Ages?
According to hagiographers, (C)Katherine was a princess, the daughter of Roman governor named Constus. She was well educated, beautiful and highly intelligent. She converted to Christianity at the age of 13 or 14 and caught the eye of the Roman Emperor, Maxentius (278-318 AD).
We feel confident in asserting that there are any number of telling informative analogies between Pulp Fiction and medieval chivalric literature, particularly Arthurian romance.
To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the film Monty Python and the Holy Grail, here are some of the best scenes from the film. Vote for the one that is your favourite!
The year is 1348. Medieval England has just been struck by a terrifying plague. The fate of a young sculptor and his wife will be decided today. With a brutal moneylender breathing down their necks and The Black Death wrecking havoc will they be able to escape doom?
Were you paying attention when you saw this Scottish adventure from 1995?
Are you a prince, pirate, princess, or peasant?
Being released today in theatres in North America, as well as on Video-on-Demand, Outcast is set in medieval China and stars Nicholas Cage and Hayden Christensen.
If you are looking to watch a new medieval movie, Come Back Home, which was released today on Youtube, is well worth a look. The 15-minute short film tells the story of a family having to deal with going to war in fourteenth-century Scotland.
That was one long battle scene – however, The Hobbit trilogy ends with a relatively good movie.
For its corny helmet and scantily clad damsels in distress with matching horns or wings, it asks the right question humanity has been asking from the beginning.
‘Sometimes the world doesn’t need a hero. It needs a monster.’
Your Saturday night Medieval Movie – this time, I review Dungeons & Dragons: The Wrath of the Dragon God.
The destruction of film tradition, if not film as a medium, begins in Monty Python and the Holy Grail with the famous mobile credits.
Not quite medieval, but too great not to include, we take a look at the 1987 film The Princess Bride, starring Cary Elwes, Robin Wright and Mandy Patinkin.
An up and coming movie about Grace O’ Malley (Grainne Uaile), Ireland’s famous female pirate!
Twenty years ago support for Scottish independence was confined to a small minority – but the release of the film Braveheart in the spring of 1995 changed their fortunes.
This study will offer two Hollywood productions, A Knight’s Tale and Timeline, as visual representations that illustrate the reasons behind what may be called American Neomedievalism.