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Under The Radar 10: Franklyn

Sometimes things fly under the radar for a good reason. For me, the 2008 film Franklyn is a perfect example of why some things are just best left alone. Added to our Netflix instant queue on a whim because it had an interesting cover (remember, I shop by novelty), Franklyn tells two tales, one set in modern London and the other takes place in the future in a religion ruled place called Meanwhile City. In London, Milo (Sam Riley) is finding life difficult since his most recent break up and finds comfort in a child hood friend. Meanwhile, Emilia (Eva Green) is an artist whose work for her art degree is extremely suicidal in nature. Finally, Peter Esser (Bernard Hill) is a father on the search for his missing son who has disappeared after the death of his sister. The film takes a huge leap in its futuristic setting as Jonathan Preest (Ryan Phillippe) is the only atheist in a city ruled by different religions.

Sound like there’s a lot going on? You’d be right to assume that because ninety percent of the film is so full of different stories and narratives that you spend most of your time trying to figure out how it’s going to all tie together. So while you do that, you’re missing out on plot points and story info that would probably help this crazy story make more sense earlier in the film. It really takes over an hour for the film to start making sense and for things to really pay off. I don’t want to say that “you should avoid Franklyn at all costs”, but the simple truth is that if you’re skimming through a local rental store or want to pick something up at random then you may want to hold off on Franklyn. As I said earlier, it is available on Netflix Instant so if you’re looking for something different and “out there” to watch, you may find Franklyn to be worth your time. It is in no way close to a film like Donnie Darko, which is often strives to be.

On the plus side, the costumes, make up, and sets in the film are extremely well done. For a film I’d never heard of before, I was quite surprised at the level of detail in all the visuals. But at the same time, the entire Preest character has been done before. He’s a weird cross between the Invisible Man, Hollow Man, John Constantine and, of course, Rorschach from Watchmen. Even the character’s personality and what is shown as his fighting style makes you immediately visualize the fight scenes from Watchmen. They’re even shot in a very Zack Snyder-esque way. As I said at the start, maybe it’s best if something stay under the radar because not everything out there is worth the time or the money put into it.

Camelot Sneak Peek And Episode One Airdates

Starz is presenting a sneak peek of CAMELOT EPISODE ONE on Friday, February 25 at 11:00 PM, followed by the two-hour Series Premiere on Friday, April 1 at 10:00 PM.

In the wake of King Uther’s (Sebastian Koch) sudden death, chaos threatens to engulf Britain. When the sorcerer Merlin (Joseph Fiennes) has visions of a dark future, he installs the young and impetuous Arthur (Jamie Campbell Bower), Uther’s unknown son and heir, who has been raised from birth as a commoner. But Arthur’s cold and ambitious half sister Morgan (Eva Green) will fight him to the bitter end, summoning unnatural forces to claim the crown in this epic battle for control. These are dark times indeed for the new king, with Guinevere (Tamsin Egerton) being the only shining light in Arthur’s harsh world. Faced with profound moral decisions, and the challenge of uniting a kingdom broken by war and steeped in deception, Arthur will be tested beyond imagination. Forget everything you think you know…this is the story of Camelot that has never been told before. The ensemble cast also includes Claire Forlani as Igraine and Peter Mooney as Kay.

A First Look At Starz’ Camelot

The 10-episode epic drama redefines the classic medieval tale of King Arthur with an exciting ensemble cast including Joseph Fiennes reimagining the iconic role of Merlin, Jamie Campbell Bower as the young and reckless Arthur, and Eva Green in her television debut as the darkly powerful Morgan. The character-driven series also features Tamsin Egerton (Guinevere), Claire Forlani (Igraine) and Peter Mooney (Kay).

In the wake of King Uther’s sudden death, chaos threatens to engulf Britain. When the sorcerer Merlin has visions of a dark future, he installs the young and impetuous Arthur, Uther’s unknown son and heir, who has been raised from birth as a commoner. But Arthur’s cold and ambitious half sister Morgan will fight him to the bitter end, summoning unnatural forces to claim the crown in this epic battle for control. These are dark times indeed for the new King, with Guinevere being the only shining light in Arthur’s harsh world. Faced with profound moral decisions, and the challenge of uniting a kingdom broken by war and steeped in deception, Arthur will be tested beyond imagination.

Camelot Premieres April 1

Camelot, the highly anticipated original series, will premiere on Starz Friday, April 1st at 10:00 PM, the network announced today.

The 10-episode epic drama, redefines the classic medieval tale of King Arthur with an exciting ensemble cast including Joseph Fiennes reimagining the iconic role of Merlin, Jamie Campbell Bower as the young and reckless Arthur, and Eva Green in her television debut as the darkly powerful Morgan. The character-driven series also features Tamsin Egerton (Guinevere), Claire Forlani (Igraine) and Peter Mooney (Kay).

In the wake of King Uther’s sudden death, chaos threatens to engulf Britain. When the sorcerer Merlin has visions of a dark future, he installs the young and impetuous Arthur, Uther’s unknown son and heir, who has been raised from birth as a commoner. But Arthur’s cold and ambitious half sister Morgan will fight him to the bitter end, summoning unnatural forces to claim the crown in this epic battle for control. These are dark times indeed for the new King, with Guinevere being the only shining light in Arthur’s harsh world. Faced with profound moral decisions, and the challenge of uniting a kingdom broken by war and steeped in deception, Arthur will be tested beyond imagination. Forget everything you think you know…this is the story of Camelot that has never been told before.

Starz’ newest original series takes a distinctly fresh approach to one of the most enduring tales of all time, and brims with love, power and betrayal amidst breathtaking locales. Shot on-location in Ireland, Camelot is an Irish-Canadian co-production from Octagon and Take 5 Productions, and executive produced along with Ecosse Films and GK-tv. Starz and GK-tv are the U.S. and international distributors of Camelot, respectively, and Take 5 Productions holds Canadian rights.