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Kingsman: Pop Culture Arthuriana. Sorta.

  Kingsman, directed by Matthew Vaughan and starring Colin Firth and Samuel L. Jackson, is a rousing, raunchy, rude and red-in-tooth-and-claw comic book of a movie about a top secret society of international world-saving spies disguised as Savile Row tailors. Try, if you can, to imagine a James Bond movie directed by Quentin Tarantino having just come off of a binge watch of Downton Abbey and The Avengers.  The Arthurian connection, such as it is, is that the society is populated by black-belted posh swells with Round Table monikers. Colin Firth is “Galahad” while the head honcho, Michael Caine (struggling a bit with his
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