A Knight’s Tale (Superbit, 2001) – DVD Review


Written & Directed by: Brian Helgeland
Starring: Heath Ledger, Rufus Sewell, Paul Bettany, Mark Addy, Shannyn Sossamon

Released by: Columbia-Tristar
Region: 1
Rating: PG-13
Anamorphic: Yes

My Advice: Borrow it.

William Thatcher (Ledger) is, at least in his time period, a nobody. You see, he wants to joust (and since I’m talking about the actual sport rather than the video game with flying ostriches, you suddenly see the time period) but only those of noble birth can do so. When the knight he’s working for suddenly drops dead, he and his fellow attendants (Addy and Alan Tudyk) are desperate. They haven’t eaten, bathed or much of anything else pleasant for several days due to lack of funds. So in order to lay claim to some coin, William has to step up, put on the armor, and pose as an actual knight. That’s when he starts to get ideas…


Daredevil (2003) – Movie Review

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Written by: Brian Helgeland & Mark Steven Johnson, based on characters created by Bill Everett, Stan Lee & Frank Miller
Directed by: Mark Steven Johnson
Starring: Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner, Colin Farrell, Michael Clarke Duncan, Jon Favreau

My Advice: Wait for cable.

Matt Murdock (in the older version, played by Affleck) was a good kid. His dad, Jack (David Keith), is a mildly washed up boxer who doesn’t want it to be known to his son that he’s working for a local hood. When an accident blinds Matt, Jack decides to straighten up and start kicking ass again–a decision that ultimately leaves Matt alone. But he’s not really alone–and he’s not really blind, of a sort. You see, what blinded him was some biohazardous goop that also jacked up his other senses like you wouldn’t believe. He’s able to, with his other four senses, create a picture of the world around him that enables him to be even better than before. He decides to put on some tights (and a dog collar, apparently) and go out into the world and kick ass–as Daredevil.