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Entries from March 2007

The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)

March 27th, 2007 · 4 Comments

In the year 1191 – while King Richard the Lionhearted has been detained returning from the third Crusade – his treacherous brother Prince John (Claude Rains) has declared himself Regent of England. The ruthless Sir Guy of Gisborune (Basil Rathbone), ruler of Nottingham, uses Richard’s absence to over-tax and oppress the Saxon people. In Sherwood […]

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Tags: Crooked officer · Golden Age of Hollywood · Sword fight

Kingdom Of Heaven – Director’s Cut (2005)

March 25th, 2007 · No Comments

In France of 1184, Godfrey, Baron of Ibelin (Liam Neeson) returns home after twenty years of combat in the Holy Land. He seeks a skilled engineer and blacksmith by the name of Balian (Orlando Bloom). Balian has fallen into a depression following the suicide of his wife. Godfrey reveals himself to the boy as his […]

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Tags: Father/son relationship · Master and pupil · Military · No opening credits · Road trip · Sword fight

The Weather Underground (2002)

March 24th, 2007 · No Comments

Academy Award nominated documentary directed by Sam Green and Bill Siegel traces the rise and fall of the Weather Underground, the militant faction of the Students for a Democratic Society. From 1970 to 1980, the Weathermen conducted a series of mostly bloodless bombings against government institutions in the United States. Their goal was the violent […]

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Tags: Documentary