The writings of William Shakespeare are taught to the world for their detail and fascinating characters. Yet, the events surrounding the man who wrote the plays remain a mystery that has captivated the minds like those of Mark Twain and Sigmund Freud.
The movie “Anonymous” attempts to tackle the idea that William Shakespeare did not write the plays that made him so famous, but were instead written by an aristocrat during the tumultuous period of the reign of Elizabeth I, known as Edward de Vere, the 17th Earl of Oxford, played by Rhys Ifans.
Opening against the “found footage” phenomenon that is “Paranormal Activity 3,” is the swashbuckling action movie “The Three Musketeers.” Hardly the first attempt at making the Alexander Dumas’ novel into a movie, the film tells of young d’Artagnan, played by Logan Lerman, and his aspiration to join the Musketeers.
The robot boxing movie “Real Steel” debuted in theaters, having to contend with George Clooney’s political thriller “The Ides of March” and the continuing reign of “The Lion King 3D.” “Real Steel” is set in the near future where boxing is now in the metallic hands of robots, since they can sustain higher amounts of damage than human fighters. The boxing society is trying to maintain its humanity, in spite of the machines being the main source of profit.