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Review: Robin Hood

The nasty Sheriff of Nottingham (Ben Mendelsohn) has Robin of Locksley (Taron Egerton) drafted into the Crusades, under the command of Guy of Gisbourne (Paul Anderson). In the meantime, The Sheriff seizes Locksley’s land, declaring Robin dead, which eventually sends Maid Marian (Eve Hewson) into the arms of the well-meaning Will Scarlett (Jamie Dornan) who is set to lead a rebellion amongst the displaced populace, albeit reluctantly. Never mind though, Will. The much more charismatic ex-boyfriend of your current squeeze, Robin of Locksley has returned to set things right because no one gives a shit about Will Scarlett, including your girlfriend. Sorry. Robin finds out what The Sheriff has done, and also that he is in cahoots with the corrupt Cardinal (F. Murray Abraham). Instructed by a Moor nicknamed Little John (Jamie Foxx) in expert archery, he also sets about robbing from the rich in order to benefit the poor. Meanwhile, Marian tries to catch up with her ex, who seems a bit busy a…

Review: Primal Fear

Richard Gere is cocky lawyer Martin Vail, a cynic who cares less about his client’s innocence and guilt than he does the money and publicity that comes along with the case. Well, Vail’s attached himself to an absolute doozy of a case here: An aw-shucks 19 year-old altar boy named Aaron (Edward Norton), accused of the murder of a popular Chicago Catholic archbishop (played by Stanley Anderson). Corrupt State’s Attorney Shaughnessy (John Mahoney) warns Vail against any embarrassment to the good name of the archbishop, whilst the prosecutor is Janet Venable (Laura Linney), Vail’s not terribly friendly ex. And he constantly needles her every chance he gets, and you just know he’s going to ignore Shaughnessy’s warnings entirely, if need be as well. However, there’s plenty of twists and turns in this case, and everyone needs to be on their game. Andre Braugher and Maura Tierney are Vail’s underlings, Alfre Woodard is the no BS judge, Terry O’Quinn plays Linney’s jerk of a boss, and Frances …