Monday, March 30, 2015

Stephanie Powers, Agent of Fashion in The Girl From UNCLE


April Dancer never made much success as The Girl From UNCLE. The character was poorly designed. But no one disputes the beauty of the actress who played her, Stephanie Power. During the only season of The Girl From UNCLE, April Dancer wore fashionable 1960's style clothes. Dancer seemed to be on a catwalk and not working for a secret organization. 

These are some of the clothes used by Stephanie Powers in The Girl From UNCLE:

Friday, March 27, 2015

The 2015 wave of spy movies continues with SPECTRE

The 2015 season of great 2015 spy movies began with Kingsman the Secret Service. It will continue with Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation and The Man From UNCLE. But the pioneer James Bond appears with your new adventure, SPECTRE. The film stars Daniel Craig and directed (as in Skyfall) by Sam Mendes. This is the first trailer for SPECTRE:

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Kingsman : The Secret Service pays tribute to The Man From UNCLE

Collin Firth in Kingsman : Secret Service

Kingsman: The Secret Service is a very stylish film that mixes humor with the most extreme violence. Director Matthew Vaughn describes the film as a "love letter to the old-time Bond movies and the super-spy films and TV series he grew up with", such as Avengers (1961) Ipcress (1965), The Prisoner (1967) , The Man from UNCLE (1964) Our Man and Flint (1967).

The tribute to The Man From UNCLE appears in the way Kingsman enter the organization's headquarters: through a tailor shop in Savile Row, the most famous street in London for men's clothing. The tribute comes to detail when the agents open the secret door inside the cab pulling a hanger. Just as Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuryakin used to enter the secret headquarters of UNCLE, in the (much more modest) Del Floria's tailor shop in New York.

Watch Kingsman : The Secret Service trailer:

Monday, March 23, 2015

The biggest rival of man From UNCLE launches its first trailer: Mission:Impossible Rogue Nation

Tom Cruise almost became the new Napoleon Solo. Cruise would star in the new version of The Man from UNCLE. But dropped to resume the series Mission: Impossible. (And was replaced by Henry Cavill). Both TV series were rivals during the late 1960s and remain rivals on the big screen in 2015. Mission:Impossible Rogue Nation will premiere on July 31. The Man From UNCLE (directed by Guy Ritchie) debut from August 12.

This is Mission:Impossible Rogue Nation first trailer :

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Daily Express: Swedish beauty Alicia Vikander dazzles in The Man From U.N.C.L.E

From the British Daily Express site:

Gorgeous girls are at the heart of every classic spy movie and the latest blockbuster is no exception. Rising Swedish star Alicia Vikander is the femme fatale in the latest retro-styled spy romp, The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Following hot on the heels of Kingsman: The Secret Service, it's a bold remake of the original cult hit 1960's TV show. 
Not the most obvious film project for Guy 'Lock, Stock, Smoking' Ritchie. Then again his recent rollicking reboot of Sherlock Holmes defied expectations to deliver clever thrills aplenty. The gleefully camp and kitchy trailer for his reimagined big screen version of The Man From U.N.C.L.E. looks set to do the same. With Nazis, A bombs and jokes about cross-dressing this is classic 1960's James Bond with a delicious modern twist.
The film stars Brit hunk Henry Cavill as C.I.A. secret agent Napoleon Solo. The role, made famous on TV by Robert Vaughan, is Cavill's first high-profile film since his 2013 Man of Steel and a critical chance for the handsome chap to prove that there is more to him than a chiselled jaw. 
Risng star Alicia Vikander is the obligatory femme fatale with Hugh Grant slipping from leading man status into scene-stealing support roles as security chief Waverley. While recent James Bond films have grittily plunged us into the complex psychological and political situations, this film takes us back to simpler times of secret Nazi criminals and classic car chases over cobbled streets as our dynamic duo race to save the world form catastrophe. It looks like an absolute hoot.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

The Hollywood Reporter: Man From UNCLE is one of the "summer hottest films"

The Hollywood Reporter magazine selected The Man From UNCLE as one of the "Summer hottest films":

August 14: The Man From U.N.C.L.E. - Based on the classic TV spy series, the film centers on a CIA agent teaming up with a KGB operative to thwart a terrorist group. With Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer and Hugh Grant.
But UNCLE will face competition with some other spy movies:
May 22: Spy - Susan Cooper (Melissa McCarthy) is a CIA analyst, and when her partner (Jude Law) goes missing in action and another agent takes his place, she offers to go undercover in this hilarious comedy. With Melissa McCarthy, Jude Law, Jason Statham and Rose Byrne.
July 31: Mission: Impossible V - A movie about Ethan Hunt and the IMF team. With Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner and Alec Baldwin.
August 21: Criminal - A convict is given the abilities and memories of a dead CIA agent. With Ryan ReynoldsAlice Eve,Kevin CostnerGary Oldman and Tommy Lee Jones.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Is this the new UNCLE logo?

Is this the new logo of The Man From UNCLE? Probably not. This logo was used at the end of the first trailer of the film (directed by Guy Ritchie) that will be released in August. It must be a provisional. After all, one of the strongest features of the TV series was precisely the organization's logo:

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

South Coast Pop Culture Notebook: 'The Man From U.N.C.L.E.' on the horizon

  • Pop Culture Notebook: 'Community,' 'Avengers' and 'The Man From U.N.C.L.E.' on the horizon

  • By Victor D. Infante
    The Worcester Telegram & Gazette
    Posted Mar. 9, 2015 at 12:10 PM

  • “Avengers: Age of Ultron” (May 1): “Avengers” is a hard act to follow. Joss Whedon’s superhero epic was both a critical success and a box office bonanza. By this point, fans are looking for a sign of weakness. But if there are any, they’re not evident in the trailers (...). 

  • “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.” (Aug. 14): Henry Cavill — known for his previous roles as Jesus and Superman — gets a little more down to earth with this adaptation of the popular ’60s television show. And it’s hard to deny that Guy Ritchie’s take on the stylish spy drama is absolutely delectable. It’s hard not to grin while watching Cavill bouncing off Armie Hammer as a Russian spy.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Entertainment Weekly: B+ for UNCLE 2015 first trailer

Entertainment Weekly's Kevin P. Sullivan gave a B+ to the first trailer of The Man From UNCLE movie. It was the second highest rate of the week. 

THE MAN FROM UNCLE (August 14) - Any movie with two leads out of the Handsome but Kinda Dull School for Acting is going to be a tough sell, yet Guy Ritchie's dependably frenetic direction livens up the Cold War antics to the point where both Armie Hammer and Henry Cavill appear to be having - could it be? - fun. B+

EW cover (above), from 25 February 2011, shows Henry Cavill (the new Napoleon Solo) in his debut as Superman in Man of Steel. To watch The Man From UNCLE movie first trailer, click here.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Kirk and Spock first meeting, two years before Star Trek

Leonard Nimoy and William Shatner formed one of the most famous duos in the History of pop culture as Mister Spock and Captain Kirk. But they first met two years before the debut of Star Trek. Nimoy and Shatner were guests stars in an episode of The Man From UNCLE called The Project Strigas Affair, filmed in September/October 1964. Nimoy played the security chief of a Balkans' dictator. And Shatner was a pest control owner involved in an international plot. This is the scene where future Spock and Kirk met:

Some scenes from the unforgetable episode #25

Episode 25 is one of the best episode in the whole series. With guest stars Barbara Feldon and Cesar Romero, its clever script (by Dean H...