Friday, September 25, 2015

"Girl From UNCLE": the Alicia Vikander Interview


Swedish actress Alicia Vikander is a highlight in The Man From UNCLE movie. Her character in the film, Gaby Teller, is set to be in a future sequel. In this "official" interview to Warner Brothers, Alicia talks about her relationship with co-stars Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer and director Guy Ritchie's demands.




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Thursday, September 24, 2015

"Why so many blockbuster movies about saving the world? Hamlet helps provide an answer."

Sir Laurence Olivier in the 1948 British film adaptation of William Shakespeare's "Hamlet", which Olivier adapted and directed

If you went out to the movies this summer, I’m betting you saw yet another movie about saving the world. It’s such a familiar plot, it’s worth asking: Why? Why does this theme keep recurring? We know what most reviewers will say. Those cynics, echoing the words of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, will opine that here again is another tale of “dull revenge”.

The threat of nuclear annihilation drives the plot of the stylish new film version of The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (“United Network Command for Law and Enforcement,” a fictional spy agency), set in 1963. Although the American spy Napoleon Solo (Henry Cavill) and the Soviet spy Illya Kuryakin (Armie Hammer) are Cold War enemies, they team up to defeat a nuclear threat from retrograde Nazi lunatics.

This dynamic duo makes for an interesting pair. They double one another in comparable ways. Spies we expect to be enemies turn out to have more in common than they are prepared to admit.



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Saturday, September 19, 2015

The price to have "anything from UNCLE" through Amazon Store

8 movie collection (above): US$ 34.95

Return of the Man from U.N.C.L.E.: 
The Fifteen Years Later Affair - US$ 9.96.

The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
The Complete Collection - US$ 141.99



The Girl From U.N.C.L.E. - 2 parts. 
US$ 37.44 each. 
Total: US$ 74.88


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Friday, September 18, 2015

David McCallum: his first book in 81 years


David McCallum (Illya Kuryakin in The Man From UNCLE series) just published his first book: a novel called Once a Crooked Man. McCallum is 81 years old, still working in the NCIS series. This is from the Amazon book's site:

A deliciously quirky debut crime novel from David McCallum, the beloved actor know for his portrayal of Illya Kuryakin on The Man From U.N.C.L.E. and Dr. Donald "Ducky" Mallard onNCIS.
Crime pays. And pays well.
Sal, Max and Enzo Bruschetti have proved this over a lifetime of nefarious activity that they have kept hidden from law enforcement. Nowhere in any file, on any computer is there a record of anything illegal from which they have profited. But Max has a problem. His body is getting old and his doctor has told him to take it easy. Max has decided that the time has come for the family to retire.
But when young actor Harry Murphy overhears the Bruschetti brothers planning changes to their organization, including the murder of a man in London who knows to much, the Bruschetti's plans begin to unravel.
After Harry makes the well-intentioned if egregious mistake of trying to warn the Bruchetti's intended victim he finds himself alone in a foreign country, on the wrong side of the law, with a suitcase full of cash and a dangerous man on his trail. And while his good looks, charm and cheerful persistence may prove assets in the turbulent events that follow, none of Harry's past roles have prepared him for what happens next.
Perfect for fans of Elmore Leonard, Dave Barry, and Carl Hiaasen, Once a Crooked Man is invested with the infectious charm that has made David McCallum one of television's longest running, most-beloved stars.



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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Costello: "'Man from U.N.C.L.E.' finds its place in year of spy movies"

"Kingsman" (early this year) was an over-the-top action thriller with comedy mixed in with regularity. The more recent "Mission Impossible: 5" was a classic stunt-driven, story-driven thriller with a couple nice elemental surprises and a tie-a-bow-on-it plot twist to close things nicely.
Then there was "Man From U.N.C.L.E." Not only did this movie clearly distinguish itself enough from the rest of the spy-movie pack, but it pleasantly surprised me, even if it some of the direction choices were a little rough around the edges. It should be noted that I have no idea what the old TV show was like, so I'm not going to compare the movie to that at all.
First, the good. "Man From U.N.C.L.E." jumped right into the story with a predicament involving Solo (played fantastically by Henry Cavill) and Gaby (tantalizingly played by Alicia Vikander). Solo, a secret agent, tells Gaby that her father is missing, and he wants her to help track him down.
Even right away, the two exchange quips and one-liners with dignity, spunk, a bit of snark and proper etiquette somehow all mixed together beautifully. Gaby hesitates to help, but is soon convinced as Solo explains that others will be after with nastier agendas.
As they get into the car, they already detect they are being followed. An elegant, but still quick-paced, car chase scene ensues, and we then meet the third main character of this journey, Illya. In a nutshell, Illya is the Russian version of Solo. The two of them are respected, well-known agents who are at the top of their game and the best of the best.
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Brock Press: "I highly recommend seeing this film"



Film Review: The Man From U.N.C.L.E.

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Tuesday, September 15, 2015

THR: "Batman Meets 'The Man From U.N.C.L.E.' in December"



Batman Meets 'The Man From U.N.C.L.E.' in December

Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer's big-screen reboot of The Man From U.N.C.L.E. might have come and gone, but Warner Bros. apparently has more plans for the 1960s property — including a team-up with another 1960s TV hero.
Launching in December, DC Entertainment will be releasing a two-issue comic book series titled Batman '66 Meets The Man From U.N.C.L.E., described by the publisher as "a groovy, globe-spanning adventure in this one-of-a-kind miniseries."
The plot may be what fans expect (and demand) — T.H.R.U.S.H., the underworld organization from U.N.C.L.E., decides to get into the supervillain business and hires some of Batman's most famous foes — but the locale won't be; instead of Gotham City, the series sees the heroes "jetting off to Europe" to take care of business.
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Monday, September 14, 2015

The Ricardo Montalban Affair




The Man From UNCLE

Episode 12

The Dove Affair

Writer: Robert Towne

Director: John Peyser

Guests: Ricardo Montalban (Satine), June Lockhart (Sarah Taub), Henry Lascoe (Premier Dobony Earnst)

Filmed: 19-26 August 1964

Premiere: 15 December 1964

Places: Sernia (Balkans)

Acts:

1 - "Incident at the Balkans"

2 - "The Running Man"

3 - "Togetherness"

4 - "End of the line"

The affair:

In the capital of Sernia (in the Balkans), teacher Sarah Taub shows her American students the body of Milo Jans, a recently murdered political leader, inside a glass coffin and wearing the Order of the Dove on his chest. Napoleon Solo breaks the glass, plucks the medal from the body and flees. At night, Solo hides the medal in a cemetery. The mysterious Satine, offers to help Solo leave the country if he returns the medal. Through Channel D, Waverly warns Solo that Satine belongs to KREBS, Sernia's intelligence service. (...)

FYI: No Illya Kuryakin again. Except for two flashes, not even UNCLE headquarters are shown in this episode. (...) The Dove Affair is serious espionage fiction, with the always-charismatic Ricardo Montalban as a guest. 18 years later, Montalban had his most popular role as Mister Roarke, the elegant host in the series Fantasy Island from 1978 to 1984. The Dove Affair should be in every UNCLE fan’s best episode list.

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Episode # 23: Del Floria's big secret

Somewhere in Manhattan. Napoleon Solo enter the Del Floria's Tailor Shop - Cleaning & Pressing. Recognizing agent Solo, Mist...