Monday, March 28, 2016

Screen Gems review: "The Man From U.N.C.L.E."





August 14, 2015
"The Man From U.N.C.L.E."
Studio: Warner Bros.
Rated PG-13for action violence, some suggestive content, and partial nudity


In the 1960s, the United States and Soviet Union weren`t exactly on the best of terms. But at the height of the Cold War, the two sides come together to try and save the world.

Based on a 60s TV series in which the stars worked for the United Network Command for Law and Enforcement,"The Man From U.N.C.L.E." features Napoleon Solo (Henry Cavill) and Illya Kuryakin (Armie Hammer) as secret agents with very different ways of doing their jobs. But, they team up on a joint mission to stop a rogue organization from obtaining nuclear weapons.

However, their relationship gets off to a rocky start, with Illya trying to do Solo in. That's probably not the best way to begin a brand new partnership.

Eventually the unlikely allies get on the same page. However, even when they`re working together things don`t always go smoothly. Solo`s efforts to open a bank vault seem to be proeceeding pretty well until an alarm goes off, leaving Illya very unimpressed. It's those moments which threaten the mission. But as they get deeper into the job, both men start to develop a healthy respect for the other.

On its surface, "The Man From U.N.C.L.E." looks like a throwback to 1960s classic spy thrillers. But it's really not. It's a modern, romanticized take on the era. Sure, the movie feels groovy, but in an artificial way.



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Monday, March 21, 2016

Entertainment Weekly: 25 of the Best Pop Culture Spies (Napoleon Solo is # 16)


Entertainment Weekly magazine elected the "25 of the Best Pop Culture Spies". You can see the complete list clicking here. (Napoleon Solo is # 16).


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Wednesday, March 16, 2016

NewsCorp Australia: "NCIS star David McCallum reveals what it’s like working on the series"


MARCH 15, 20165:30PM

Colin VickeryNews Corp Australia Network


STUFF retirement! That is David McCallum’s attitude to life. The 82-year-old is still going strong as Dr Donald “Ducky” Mallard in NCIS. The Scottish-born actor was best known as Ilya Kuryakin in 1960s spy seriesThe Man from U.N.C.L.E. before he joined the cast of the US navy crime drama.
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McCallum goes into a reflective mood when asked about the recent movie remake ofThe Man from U.N.C.L.E. “It was such a big change in my life leaving Britain and going to America, getting the series, and it being successful,” McCallum says.
“It also marked a big personal change because my wife Jill (Ireland) went off with Charles Bronson and I met Katherine. I met her 50 years ago and we’ve been married for 48 of them and have our children and grandchildren.”


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Saturday, March 12, 2016

Xposé: "Henry Cavill in movies for the money"


Henry Cavill in movies for the money

11th Mar 16 | Entertainment NewsHenry Cavill thinks his box office bomb The Man from U.N.C.L.E. should have been marketed differently.
Henry Cavill admits making loads of a money is one of the primary motivations behind his acting career. The 32-year-old Man of Steel star has amassed a $14 million (£9.8 million) fortune, according to CelebrityNetWorth.com, and he has no shame being honest about the financial perks of his profession.
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Henry co-starred with Armie Hammer in director Guy Ritchie's 2015 release The Man from U.N.C.L.E., and although there was a huge buzz around the flick, which was made with a budget of $75 million (£52 million), it didn't do very well commercially, having earned just $109 million (£76 million) at the global box office.

"It didn't do badly, but it should have done better, because everyone I've spoken to loved it," he notes. "Maybe it should have been marketed slightly differently so people went in feeling that it was something else. I snuck into the Odeon (British movie theatre) to see it on High Street Kensington, and all the trailers beforehand were for these explosive action movies. They were being set up and prepped for a sort of Mission Impossible-type film, and it's not - it's a tongue-in-cheek spy thriller with some genuine comedy to it."


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Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Flickering & Myth: Preview of Batman ’66 Meets The Man from UNCLE #4


DC’s swinging sixties crossover Batman ’66 Meets The Man from U.N.C.L.E. continues today with the release of the fourth issue, and you can check out a preview here:

 


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