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'Hannibal's creator explains that dark, twisted and... romantic(?) series finale

9 hours ago | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Tonight, Bryan Fuller and company gave us the end of "Hannibal" as we know it. Even if the money and logistics can ever be worked out for some kind of movie or miniseries featuring Mads Mikkelsen, Hugh Dancy, and this creative team, the show's time as an ongoing TV series is done, and it ended in a way that functions as a conclusion to the story, even if it's one that may outrage some fans. (My finale review is here.) Earlier this week, I spoke with Fuller about that ending, potential ways he could continue the franchise, the challenges of finally doing a direct adaptation of "Red Dragon," and a lot more — including me having a very different interpretation of the post-credits scene than what Fuller intended — coming up just as soon as you take the key from around my neck... At what point in the season did you realize »

- Alan Sepinwall

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Venice: Memento Takes France, World to Rodrigo Pla’s ‘A Monster’ (Exclusive)

26 August 2015 4:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Gearing up for the 72nd Venice Film Festival, Memento Films, the Paris-based production-distribution-sales house, announced Wednesday its acquisition of both French distribution and world sales rights to “A Monster With a Thousand Heads,” from Rodrigo, a leading light of Mexico’s new wave cinema.

A social thriller as Pla’s debut, “The Zone,” “A Monster” plays Venice’s Horizons. It marks the third collaboration between Pla and Memento, whose credits as a producer, distributor or sales agent include two Palme d’Or winners, 2008’s “The Class” and 2014’s “Winter Sleep.”

In France, Memento Distribution released “The Zone” in 2008 to a robust 130,000 admission trawl – over $900,000 in B.O. gross; Memento Films Intl’s world cinema arthouse label Artscope took world rights to Pla’s third feature, “The Delay,” a fest hit, winning the Ecumenical Jury Prize at 2012’s Berlin. “Monster” marks a full-blown pick-up by Memento Films Intl.

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- John Hopewell

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The Man From Uncle’s Biggest Enemy Is Itself – Why The Film Doesn’t Work

20 August 2015 8:54 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Warner Bros. Pictures

The big release of the past week (at least internationally) was Guy Ritchie’s The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Normally I’d do the usual highly opinionated review, but seeing as we had one of those last week, I thought instead I’d focus in a bit more depth on the film’s defining problem.

Overall I wasn’t a massive fan of the movie. Ritchie’s action was incomprehensibly constructed and often relegated to the background, the repeated “but you missed this bit” twists quickly went from cute to aggravating and any moments of flair (the truck scene was pretty cool) were undercut by a pervading obviousness. But these are all just symptoms of a more all-encompassing problem.

As you’ll be at least acutely aware, The Man From U.N.C.L.E was originally a TV series made in the sixties. Now there’s an »

- Alex Leadbeater

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U.N.C.L.E.: Will International Moviegoers Save WB's Domestic Box Office Flop?

19 August 2015 3:54 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

'The Man from U.N.C.L.E.' 2015: Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer. 'The Man from U.N.C.L.E.' movie is a domestic box office bomb: Will it be saved by international filmgoers? Directed by Sherlock Holmes' Guy Ritchie and toplining Man of Steel star Henry Cavill and The Lone Ranger costar Armie Hammer, the Warner Bros. release The Man from U.N.C.L.E. has been a domestic box office disaster, performing about 25 percent below – already quite modest – expectations. (See also: “'The Man from U.N.C.L.E.' Movie: Bigger Box Office Flop Than Expected.”) This past weekend, the $80 million-budget The Man from U.N.C.L.E. collected a meager $13.42 million from 3,638 North American theaters, averaging $3,689 per site. After five days out, the big-screen reboot of the popular 1960s television series starring Robert Vaughn and David McCallum has taken in a mere $16.77 million. For comparison's sake: »

- Zac Gille

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Rebecca Ferguson Boards The Girl On The Train

18 August 2015 4:31 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Having broken out big time with her role as the ass-kicking and Ethan Hunt-confounding Isla Frost in Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, Rebecca Ferguson has landed firmly on the In Demand list. Though was apparently in the running for the female lead in Gambit for Fox, she’s opted instead to join Emily Blunt in the adaptation of Paul Hawkins’ thriller novel The Girl On The Train.Hawkins’ book follows a recently divorced woman called Rachel (Blunt) struggling with her life and sinking into alcoholism to try to cope. She sees a seemingly perfect couple from her London train ride every day and starts to fantasise about their lives. But things take a turn when she sees something shocking happen in the house and also returns home covered in blood after a blackout drunk spree...Ferguson is in negotiations to play Anna. Erin Cressida Wilson adapted the script, and The Help »

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Rebecca Ferguson in Talks to Join Hitchcockian Thriller ‘The Girl on the Train’

18 August 2015 1:30 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

After the opening of Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, the major question we all had was “how long do we have to wait for Rebecca Ferguson‘s next movie?” In fact, that next movie will probably be Florence Foster Jenkins, with Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant, directed by Stephen Frears. But the film after that won’t be Gambit, […]

The post Rebecca Ferguson in Talks to Join Hitchcockian Thriller ‘The Girl on the Train’ appeared first on /Film. »

- Russ Fischer

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Rebecca Ferguson joins The Girl On The Train

18 August 2015 1:27 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Rebecca Ferguson joins The Girl On The Train Rebecca Ferguson joins The Girl On The Train

Rebecca Ferguson has joined the cast of the big-screen adaptation of the Paula Hawkins novel The Girl On The Train. Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation star Ferguson joins the already cast Emily Blunt in the film, which leaves just one major female role to cast.

Ferguson will play the role of Anna in the adaptation, which is set up with Tate Taylor (The Help) directing. Blunt will assume the role of the unreliable narrator.

The Girl On The Train – the book, has been heavily compared the book to Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl, which was of course turned into a movie from David Fincher to decent reviews last year.

Rebecca Ferguson joins The Girl On The Train

Here’s the plot description from Amazon.

Rachel catches the same commuter train every morning. She knows it »

- Paul Heath

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Non-stop action: why Hollywood’s ageing heroes won’t give up

17 August 2015 10:00 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Shootouts and fist-fights are no longer a young man’s game. Hollywood is rebranding ageing actors as action heroes – but it still discards older women

Male careers in the movies have always been longer than female ones, but until recently there was only one real route to on-screen immortality – to the certified, gold-standard agelessness of, say, Cary Grant. (In North By Northwest, Grant, then 55, not only appeared opposite a woman 20 years younger than him, Eva Marie Saint, his screen mother was played by someone only seven years his senior.) The key principle is suavity: the refusal to break a sweat; sophistication with the faintest hint of self‑mockery; the actor letting us know that he is old enough to know how silly this all is.

There are still disciples following that path up the mountain to the sunny uplands of longevity – perhaps we should think of this as Mount Rushmore »

- Adam Mars-Jones

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14 Most Disappointing Movies From Summer 2015

17 August 2015 6:10 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Marvel Studios, Fox & Universal

The summer movie season is over for another year (unless you’re somehow expecting anything decent to come out of Hitman: Agent 47), and like every year, it’s full of its share of ups and downs. Some movies blew all expectations out of the water (Mad Max: Fury Road for one), some movies delivered exactly what we expected (Pitch Perfect 2), but some sadly fell rather short of their promise.

Now, some of these films, from the long-awaited returns of beloved directors to down-the-line genre films, absolutely gave off warning signs ahead of release, while others were undeniably decent films, but still couldn’t quite measure up to the weight of expectation that they invited.

From the blandly generic to the entertaining and uninspired and then the flat-out, undeniably awful, here are the movies that left audiences wildly underwhelmed and hoping for much, much more. »

- Jack Pooley

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The Man From U.N.C.L.E. stumbles at the box office with just $13.5 million

17 August 2015 2:29 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Warner Bros. was probably expecting a warmer reaction to the big screen reboot of the classic TV show The Man From U.N.C.L.E., but sadly the film has under-performed at the box office.

Opening on 3,700 screens, The Man From U.N.C.L.E. made just $13.5 million, opening third behind Universal’s Straight Outta Compton and Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation in its third week of release. The reported budget of The Man From U.N.C.L.E. was $80 million, so this can’t be seen as good news for Warner Bros.

See Also: Read our reviews of The Man From U.N.C.L.E. here and here

Set against the backdrop of the early 1960s, at the height of the Cold War, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. centers on U.N.C.L.E. agents Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuryakin. The two team up on a joint mission to stop a mysterious international criminal organization, which is bent on destabilizing the fragile »

- Luke Owen

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F. Gary Gray’s Straight Outta Compton Is Big Hit At Weekend Box Office With $56.1 Million

16 August 2015 2:04 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Director F. Gary Gray’s film about the rise of N.W.A. was number one at this weekend’s box office. Straight Outta Compton brought in an estimated $56.1 million in receipts opening at 2,757 U.S. theaters.

With a reported budget of $29 million, Universal Pictures’ biopic is the sixth No. 1 opening for the studio this year and the best R-rated August opening ever.

“‘Straight Outta Compton’ is for Universal yet another example of a perfectly realized distribution and marketing plan that brought an important story to the big screen,” said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst at Rentrak. “Not only did audiences clearly love the film, but critics were on board as well.”

The film also brought in fans with a successful viral marketing campaign ranging from Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Straight Outta Somewhere.com, and sky writing over the Los Angeles area.

Read our review here and press conference coverage here.

Where you from? »

- Movie Geeks

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‘The Man from U.N.C.L.E.’ is a Stylish Throwback to 60s Spy Cinema

16 August 2015 12:40 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

 The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

Written by Guy Ritchie and Lionel Wigram

Directed by Guy Ritchie

USA, 2015

It’s the 1960s. The Cuban Missile Crisis is still fresh in memory. Tension between the USA  and Russia are at an all-time high. Seems like the perfect time for their top agents to work  together, right? Suave former thief and CIA operative Napoleon Solo (Henry Cavill) infiltrates East Berlin to get spunky car mechanic Gaby (Alicia Vikander) out of there to  assist him in locating her missing scientist father. On their tail is Ilya Kuryakin (Armie  Hammer), Kgb’s top agent and human tank. However, circumstances force the two  enemies to work together as partners in order to thwart a nuclear threat. Based on the  1960’s TV Show of the same name, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. is director Guy Ritchie’s stab  at the spy genre. For better or for worse (mostly better »

- Dylan Griffin

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Second Opinion – The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (2015)

16 August 2015 12:03 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Man from U.N.C.L.E., 2015.

Directed by Guy Ritchie.

Starring Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer, Alicia Vikander, Elizabeth Debicki, Luca Calvani, Sylvester Groth, Jared Harris, and Hugh Grant.

Synopsis:

In the early 1960s, CIA agent Napoleon Solo and Kgb operative Illya Kuryakin participate in a joint mission against a mysterious criminal organization, which is working to proliferate nuclear weapons.

Television to movie adaptations are tricky to pull off. In one hand you have the mammoth critical and commercial success of the Mission: Impossible franchise or you have the financial disaster and rather dull The Lone Ranger. In terms of entertainment, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. sits somewhere in the middle. It’s entertaining, well-acted and highly stylised – it is however one of those films that you forget about within an hour of leaving the cinema.

The convoluted plot plays a large part in this. We’re introduced to American agent Napoleon Solo (Cavill »

- Helen Murdoch

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The Man From Uncle review – lifeless revival

16 August 2015 12:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Guy Ritchie’s attempt to revive the Cold War-defying duo Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuryakin lacks spark

If you were a child in the 60s, but born just too late to enjoy that decade’s major pop-culture phenomena when they were fresh, chances are that your biggest thrills were cheap and cheerful derivatives – the Monkees instead of the Beatles, and instead of Bond, American TV show The Man From Uncle. Guy Ritchie’s attempt to revive cold war-defying duo Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuryakin is a lifelessly knowing affair, with its two uncharismatic lead hunks failing to catch the wry rapport of originals Robert Vaughn and David McCallum. Dressed up to the nines like an expensively retro aftershave ad, Ritchie’s film is laboriously insouciant – and no amount of funky drumming and lounge Braziliana on the soundtrack can make it spark.

Most enjoyable here is Elizabeth Debicki (from Baz Luhrmann »

- Jonathan Romney

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WB Drops Another Bomb: 'U.N.C.L.E.' Flops Disastrously in North America

15 August 2015 7:31 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

'The Man From U.N.C.L.E.' with Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer. 'The Man from U.N.C.L.E.' box office: Bigger domestic flop than expected? Before I address the box office debacle of Warner Bros.' The Man from U.N.C.L.E., I'd like remark upon the fact that 2015 has been a notable year at the North American box office. That's when the dinosaurs of Jurassic World smashed Hulk and his fellow Halloween-costumed Marvel superheroes of Avengers: Age of Ultron. And smashed them good: $636.73 million vs. $457.52 million. (See also: 'Jurassic World' beating 'The Avengers' worldwide and domestically?) At least in part for sentimental (or just downright morbid) reasons – Paul Walker's death in a car accident in late 2013 – Furious 7 has become by far the highest-grossing The Fast and the Furious movie in the U.S. and Canada: $351.03 million. (Shades of Heath Ledger's unexpected death »

- Zac Gille

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Round-Up: From Dusk Till Dawn Season 2 Featurette, Voices Of The Damned and Children Of The Night Release Details

15 August 2015 9:11 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Ahead of the show's season two premiere on Tuesday, August 25th, from director Robert Rodriguez (Planet Terror), comes another From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series behind-the-scenes video. Also: Voices of the Damned and Children of the Night release details.

From Dusk Till Dawn Season 2: In this second behind-the-scenes video, the crew takes you through what the costume and makeup process is like for the series:

Press Release: "El Rey Network and Miramax® released a behind-the-scenes featurette from the El Rey Network original "From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series".

Returning cast members are D.J. Cotrona (Dear John, G.I. Joe: Retaliation); Zane Holtz (Wind Walkers, Holes, The Perks of Being a Wallflower); Jesse Garcia (Quinceañera, "Sons of Anarchy"); Eiza González ("Amores Verdaderos" ("True Love")); Wilmer Valderrama ("That '70s Show," To Whom It May Concern); Madison Davenport ("Noah," "Shameless"); Brandon Soo Hoo (Tropic Thunder, Ender's Game, Incredible Crew) and guest star Jake Busey ("Motorcycle Gang, »

- Tamika Jones

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Review: "The Man From U.N.C.L.E." (2015) Starring Henry Cavill And Armie Hammer

15 August 2015 3:44 AM, PDT | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

By Lee Pfeiffer

There's a tasteless old joke that defines "mixed emotions" as the reaction you would have upon hearing that your mother-in-law just drove off a cliff in your new Jaguar. As a die-hard fan of "The Man From U.N.C.L.E." TV series, I admit to having expectations of experiencing mixed emotions at  last Monday's world premiere of Guy Ritchie's feature film version of the show at the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York. For those of us who grew up during the spy craze of the mid-1960s, espionage movies are always close to our hearts. With Bond, Bourne and Mission: Impossible still big box-office, it's clear that the younger generation is in synch with our passion for this genre. The Bond films have earned respect for enduring for more than 50 years with six different actors giving vastly different interpretations of Agent 007, each successful in his own way. However, »

- nospam@example.com (Cinema Retro)

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Movie Review – The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015)

15 August 2015 2:52 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Man From U.N.C.L.E., 2015.

Directed by Guy Ritchie.

Starring Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer, Alicia Vikander, Elizabeth Debicki, Luca Calvani, Sylvester Groth, Jared Harris, and Hugh Grant.

Synopsis:

In the early 1960s, CIA agent Napoleon Solo and Kgb operative Illya Kuryakin participate in a joint mission against a mysterious criminal organization, which is working to proliferate nuclear weapons.

My familiarity with The Man From U.N.C.L.E. television series is non-existent (I was born in 1989 dammit) but I feel pretty confident in assuring viewers that this film reboot is nothing like the series from the 60s. Director Guy Ritchie has made a name for himself by employing a major over-dosage of style over substance in films such as Snatch and Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels; something that oozes out of every scene in The Man From U.N.C.L.E

That stylistic decision turns out to be the film’s greatest »

- Robert Kojder

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Cry U.N.C.L.E.: TV Series Reboot Starring Superman and Lone Ranger One of Year's Biggest Domestic Bombs

14 August 2015 5:58 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

'The Man from U.N.C.L.E.' with Henry Cavill. 'The Man from U.N.C.L.E.' box office: Hollywood's third domestic bomb in a row Right on the heels of Chris Columbus-Adam Sandler's Pixels and Josh Trank's Fantastic Four comes The Man from U.N.C.L.E., a big screen adaptation of the 1960s television series, directed by Guy Ritchie and starring Man of Steel hero Henry Cavill and The Lone Ranger costar Armie Hammer. (See updated follow-up post: “'The Man from U.N.C.L.E.' Movie Box Office: Bigger Bomb Than Expected.”) Budgeted at a reported $88 million, to date Pixels has collected a mere $61.11 million in North America. Overseas things are a little better: an estimated $73.6 million as of Aug. 9, for a worldwide total of approx. $134.71 million. Sounds profitable? Well, not yet. First of all, let's not forget that distributor »

- Zac Gille

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Sound Off: Guy Ritchie's 'The Man from U.N.C.L.E.' - Your Thoughts?

14 August 2015 3:03 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Now that you've seen it, what did you think? Saving the world never goes out of style. Now playing in theaters is Guy Ritchie's latest action extravaganza, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., based on the classic 60's TV show. This time we're introduce to two spies on opposite sides - CIA agent Napoleon Solo, played by Henry Cavill, and Russian Kgb agent Illya Kuryakin, played by Armie Hammer, who must team up to stop a nuclear weapon from falling into the wrong hands. They join with Alicia Vikander, battle against Elizabeth Debicki, along with Luca Calvani, Jared Harris and Hugh Grant. So how is it? Guy Ritchie back at it? Enjoyable? Once you've seen it, leave a comment with your thoughts on Man from U.N.C.L.E. Spoiler Warning: We strongly urge everyone to actually see the film before reading ahead, as there may be spoilers below. We »

- Alex Billington

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