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‘Last Of Robin Hood’ opens Friday in USA!

26 Aug

Officially, the much talked about and anticipated film ‘The Last Of Robin Hood’ with Kevin Kline and Susan Sarandon opens nationwide in the USA on Friday August 29, 2014.   It will be interesting to see what the Chicago Sun-Times film critic Richard Roeper has to say about the film.   He succeeded the late Roger Ebert.    Roeper has little interest in old Hollywood legends and previously panned the film ‘Hollywoodland’ which was about the strange death of George Reves, the actor who starred on the 1950’s television series ‘The Adventures Of Superman’.   In the end I would say he was correct about that one but for different reasons, it was boring.   See you at the movies.  Ralph

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  1. Gentleman Tim

    August 27, 2014 at 11:06 pm

    Thanks for the reminder. Ralph. I’m hoping to see it this weekend, but haven’t yet found where it’s playing down my way. The Village Voice’s chief film critic has just weighed in with the review linked below, taking it rather easy on Flynn & Bev, but, in my estimation, not very extensively or substantly evaluating the artistic or tecnical qualities of the film. I sure hope the film helps to inspire interest and investigation into Flynn’s greatest years, when he was the greatest thing Hollywood had ever seen.

    www.ocweekly.com…

    And here’s the AV Club’s perspective, Ralph:

    www.avclub.com…

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  2. Gentleman Tim

    August 28, 2014 at 4:27 am

    And some observations and opinions regarding Errol and the film from Monsieur Kline himself:

    www.sfchronicle.com…

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  3. rswilltell

    August 28, 2014 at 1:19 pm

    Tim, the film reviews are interesting. Please be advised that Richard Roeper’s film reviews should be taken with a grain of salt. Thanks Ralph

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  4. Inga

    August 28, 2014 at 4:28 pm

    Here is another review:

    www.villagevoice.com…

    I envy you US-Americans who can watch it tomorrow…

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    • rswilltell

      August 28, 2014 at 5:54 pm

      My guess is that good reviews or not, this independent film, ‘Last Of Robin Hood’, will probably go to DVD by Xmas. Then I can send a copy to a good friend in Europe. Ralph

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  5. Gentleman Tim

    August 28, 2014 at 6:41 pm

    I believe you’re right, Ralph. It’s to cable and dvd very soon. In fact, though I’m in a major SoFlo area, It’s very hard to find a theater showing the film. Despite including the all-star line-up of Kline, Sarandon and Fanning. All signs are that, aside from excellent acting, it has too much of a low budget look & feel holding it back. Flynn himself, of course, never had a low budget look or feel, even when he was dead broke in PNG, or on the rocks in LA.

    Sounds like the final theatrical release may have had some previously-cut scenes added to give it a ‘R’ rating?

    twitchfilm.com…

    Despite the great leading cast, many are not greatly impressed. Still, I’m hoping they’re wrong and the film itself does great things for the legacy of Errol, who did things in his life no one will ever approach.

    m.ew.com…

    Perhaps not enough poetry or soul – in a biop about one of the most poetic souls ever.

    m.losangelesregister.com…

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  6. Rachel

    August 29, 2014 at 8:31 pm

    Hi rswilltell!
    Thanks for posting the news about this! I’m looking forward to seeing this film, and I do hope it’s better than that “Hollywoodland” film you mentioned. Being a George Reeves fan myself, needless to say I found that film to be quite disappointing; I’m not surprised Roeper panned it. Well, hopefully “The Last of Robin Hood” will be better received.

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  7. Gentleman Tim

    August 30, 2014 at 8:20 am

     
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  10. Gentleman Tim

    August 31, 2014 at 9:29 am

    BTW, if the first review below comes off unfavorable, it may be that the Hong Kong Volunteers never got over Errol jumping ship and going AWOL on them.

    m.ltn.com…

    www.vulture.com…

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  11. Gentleman Tim

    September 2, 2014 at 4:53 am

     
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  13. Gentleman Tim

    September 3, 2014 at 12:19 am

    By the time it got to Phoenix …

    www.phoenixnewtimes.com…

    Here’s the “opulent” “magical palace” where Errol stayed when visiting Phoenix. One confirmed siting has him there with Nora, circa “47 or 48”, for example. This was said to be the first luxury resort in Arizona.

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  14. Gentleman Tim

    September 3, 2014 at 9:45 am

    “C-minus” Says Tampa: ~ “Too Small for the Big Screen”

    www.tampabay.com…

    BTW, here’s the old Tampa Bay Buccaneers logo, based on Errol & John Lafitte.

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