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Watch the Super Bowl TV spot for Kingsman: The Secret Service

31 January 2015 1:55 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

We’ve already seen the Super Bowl spots for Minions, Terminator: Genisys and The Divergent Series: Insurgent, and now 20th Century Fox has released its promo for Kingsman: The Secret Service. Check it out below…

Based upon the acclaimed comic book and directed by Matthew Vaughn (Kick Ass, X-Men: First Class), Kingsman: The Secret Service tells the story of a super-secret spy organization that recruits an unrefined but promising street kid into the agency’s ultra-competitive training program just as a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius.

Featuring in the cast of Kingsman: The Secret Service are Colin Firth (The King’s Speech), Taron Egerton (The Smoke)Samuel L. Jackson (Captain America: The Winter Soldier), Michael Caine (The Dark Knight Rises), Mark Strong (Kick-Ass), Jack Davenport (Pirates of the Caribbean), Sofia Boutella (StreetDance 2), Mark Hamill (Star Wars: The Force Awakens).

Read our ★★★★ reviews here and here.

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- Gary Collinson

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"Kingsman: The Secret Service" - The New 'James Bond'

30 January 2015 6:34 PM, PST | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek new "Super Bowl" TV spot footage, supporting "Kick-Ass" director Matthew Vaughn's impressive and amusing gadget-laden action feature "Kingsman: The Secret Service", based on Mark Millar's 'James Bond' homage comic book 'spy' series, with Mark Strong and Mark Hamill, plus a female villain with deadly Wolverine-like blades for legs:

Cast includes Taron Egerton, Colin Firth, Michael Caine and Samuel L. Jackson.

Vaughn co-wrote the screenplay with Jane Goldman and produces through his Marv Films banner.

"...the world's greatest secret agent is on the most exciting case of his career.

"But will the end of the world as know it take a back seat to training his street-punk nephew to be the next 'James Bond'? What's the secret link between a series of kidnapped sci-fi stars, the murder of an entire town, and a dark secret from inside 'Mount Everest'? Under the supervision of 'Uncle Jack', the »

- Michael Stevens

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'Kingsman: The Secret Service' Super Bowl Trailer

30 January 2015 9:49 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

With just two days left until Super Bowl Xlix, 20th Century Fox has debuted their full Super Bowl trailer for the highly-anticipated Kingsman: The Secret Service featuring brand new footage. While it's only a 30-second spot, there's plenty of action crammed into this small amount of space for director Matthew Vaughn's adaptation of the Mark Millar comic book. This thrill-packed trailer is set to the Rob Zombie song "Ging Gang Gong De Do Gong De Laga Raga."

Kingsman tells the story of a super-secret spy organization that recruits an unrefined but promising street kid into the agency's ultra-competitive training program just as a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius. Colin Firth stars as Harry Hart, who gives his juvenile delinquent relative Eggsy (Taron Egerton) the chance to turn his life around and become a Kingsman agent. Samuel L. Jackson also stars as the nefarious Valentine, whose evil »

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Super Bowl TV Spot For Matthew Vaughn's Kingsman: The Secret Service

30 January 2015 9:28 AM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Based upon the acclaimed comic book and directed by Matthew Vaughn (Kick Ass, X-Men First Class), Kingsman: The Secret Service tells the story of a super-secret spy organization that recruits an unrefined but promising street kid into the agency’s ultra-competitive training program just as a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius.   Starring Colin Firth, Taron Egerton, Michael Caine, Samuel L. Jackson, and Mark StrongKingsman: The Secret Service is currently set to be released on February 13th, 2015. Thoughts on the footage? »

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Kingsman: The Secret Service movie review: forgets its manners

30 January 2015 7:45 AM, PST | www.flickfilosopher.com | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

I cannot recall a film that left me with such a sour taste in my mouth by its end. Does the movie deliberately defy itself with obnoxious intent? I’m “biast” (pro): love Colin Firth

I’m “biast” (con): the trailer did not inspire hope

I have not read the source material

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

This is not an gentlemanly movie.

Now, most movies are not very gentlemanly, and this isn’t necessarily a problem — except, perhaps, to those of us who lament the passing of true gentlemanliness as a thing a dude might aspire to. But it’s a honking huge problem forKingsman: The Secret Service. Because this movie makes such a big deal about how gentlemanliness is a thing a dude must exude, certainly if he wants to become a member of the titular elite society of gentleman spies and »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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"Do you like spy movies?" Kingsman takes a dig at James Bond in new clip

30 January 2015 4:05 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Colin Firth and Samuel L Jackson feature in a new clip from Kingsman: The Secret Service.

Jackson's villainous Richmond Valentine asks Firth's Harry Hart whether he likes spy movies, with Hart replying that James Bond movies are "a little serious" nowadays.

However, he says that the old 007 movies were "marvellous", as they had classic "far-fetched" plots compared to the modern releases.

Taron Egerton, Mark Strong and Michael Caine also star in the spy movie from Matthew Vaughn, which was released in the UK yesterday (January 29). It will reach the Us on February 13.

Watch the film's cast including Colin Firth talk to Digital Spy below: »

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Review: Kingsman: The Secret Service

29 January 2015 3:59 PM, PST | Shadowlocked | See recent Shadowlocked news »

Is it possible to have a conversation about British culture - and its perceived idealism's in film - without mentioning James Bond? The valor, the silk-induced accent, the martini (shaken, not stirred, of course) - no matter what you draw on, one thing is certain... Mr. Bond oozes class, and has been representative of her Majesty's fine isle for as long as people took interest.

Skip forward to 2015 and things have changed. Mr. Bond - now in his eighth reincarnation - is evolving around his audience. Given the success and popularity of darker, more perturbed action heroes (such as Christopher Nolan's Batman, or Zack Snyder's Watchmen), so to has James bittered. Articulation and swagger are met in equal measure with substance abuse and insomnia, resulting in a spy that's as crazy as he is co-ordinated...and we love it!

And so, when the concept of the British spy »

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The Best Comic Book and Graphic Novel Adaptations

29 January 2015 5:00 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Kingsman: The Secret Service is the latest comic book adaptation to hit screens. Loosely based on Mark Millar and Dave Gibbon’s The Secret Service, the film tells the story of an experienced secret agent recruiting a young protégé to join the ranks of his espionage agency.

Matthew Vaughn directs a stellar cast which features the likes of Samuel L Jackson, Colin Firth, Michael Caine and Mark Strong, as well as a few cameos. Vaughn has been at the helm of Kick Ass and X-men: First Class, so he is certainly no stranger to comic book adaptations. In honor of Vaughn and the release of Kingsman: The Secret Service we look back at some of the best comic book and graphic novel adaptations. With a surge of superhero films we decided to go for the not so obvious choices. »

- Ciham Messouki

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‘Spy Movies’ clip from Kingsman: The Secret Service

29 January 2015 1:48 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of its release next month, 20th Century Fox has debuted a new clip from Matthew Vaughn’s Kingsman: The Secret Service, entitled ‘Spy Movies’. Check it out below after the official synopsis…

Based upon the acclaimed comic book and directed by Matthew Vaughn (Kick Ass, X-Men: First Class), Kingsman: The Secret Service tells the story of a super-secret spy organization that recruits an unrefined but promising street kid into the agency’s ultra-competitive training program just as a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius.

Featuring in the cast of Kingsman: The Secret Service are Colin Firth (The King’s Speech), Taron Egerton (The Smoke)Samuel L. Jackson (Captain America: The Winter Soldier), Michael Caine (The Dark Knight Rises), Mark Strong (Kick-Ass), Jack Davenport (Pirates of the Caribbean), Sofia Boutella (StreetDance 2), Mark Hamill (Star Wars: The Force Awakens).

Read our ★★★★ reviews here and here.

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- Gary Collinson

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Penelope Cruz and Diane Kruger In Final Negotiations to Star in This Man, This Woman

28 January 2015 2:14 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Oscar winner Penelope Cruz (Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides) and Diane Kruger (Inglorious Basterds, National Treasure) are in final negotiations to star in the romance feature film This Man, This Woman, to be directed by Isabel Coixet whose new film Nobody Wants The Night opens the 2015 Berlin International Film Festival, it was announced today by Fortitude International co-founders, Nadine de Barros and Robert Ogden Barnum, and producer Mike Lobell (The Freshman, Striptease).

Fortitude International is financing the film and will handle foreign sales on the project being introduced to buyers at the European Film Market in Berlin next month.

De Barros and Barnum serve as executive producers. Lobell is producing the film.

The romance is written by Oscar winner Frederic Raphael (Eyes Wide Shut, Darling, Two For The Road).

CAA is representing domestic rights.

An estranged man, Matt Heller, and a woman, Martha Parks (Cruz »

- Michelle McCue

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Kingsman: The Secret Service Review – Kick-Ass With Spies, Literally

27 January 2015 3:43 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

20th Century Fox

Rating: ★★★★

Kingsman: The Secret Service sees director Matthew Vaughn reteam with co-writer Jane Goodman to adapt a Mark Millar comic riffing on a beloved genre. So it’s Kick-Ass, just for spies then? Those jokey summaries really write themselves.

But witticisms aside, that really is what Kingsman comes across as. The same pervasive self-awareness runs through the film, and if you strip down both movies’ narratives of their respective genre there are some astonishing similarities. Like, spoiler-level similarities. An action beat in Kingsman even mirrors a now-iconic move from Hit-Girl.

There’s no 22 Jump Street winking to suggest this is intentional, but rather than seeing the writing team fatigued and repeating the same tricks, hewing to type affords them a broader creativity. So yeah, Kingsman is Kick-Ass with spies. But as big budget spy movies are much more fertile and epic ground than superhero comics, that leaves »

- Alex Leadbeater

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Kingsman: The Secret Service review

26 January 2015 1:00 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

A Colin Firth action sequence, a Mark Hamill cameo and a lisping Samuel L. Jackson. What's not to love?

Some people sit back and complain about the state of comic book movies, and then carry on making films in the same vein. For the third time in his career, director Matthew Vaughn has actively gone out of his way to do something about it.

The first such occasion was the commendably Daily Mail-baiting Kick-Ass, a film that beneath its energy, ideas, music and fruity language had real substance to it, and plenty of rewatch value. Oh, and an 18 certificate. I fondly remember such things.

Then his X-Men film, X-Men: First Class, put character firmly at the fore, at least until the special effects moved in for a large chunk of the final act. In both cases, there was a real sense that Vaughn had taken the films on because there »

- simonbrew

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New clip from Kingsman: The Secret Service – “Becoming a Kingsman”

26 January 2015 11:01 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

20th Century Fox have released a new clip from Kingsman: The Secret Service which sees Colin Firth (The King’s Speech) tell Taron Egerton (The Smoke) about what it takes to become a Kingsman.

Check out the clip below and read our ★★★★ reviews here and here.

Based upon the acclaimed comic book and directed by Matthew Vaughn (Kick Ass, X-Men: First Class), Kingsman: The Secret Service tells the story of a super-secret spy organization that recruits an unrefined but promising street kid into the agency’s ultra-competitive training program just as a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius.

Also featuring in the cast of Kingsman: The Secret Service are Samuel L. Jackson (Captain America: The Winter Soldier), Michael Caine (The Dark Knight Rises), Mark Strong (Kick-Ass), Jack Davenport (Pirates of the Caribbean), Sofia Boutella (StreetDance 2), Mark Hamill (Star Wars: The Force Awakens).

Kingsman: The Secret Service is »

- Luke Owen

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"Birdman" Flies High at SAG Awards, Eddie Redmayne Surprises

26 January 2015 7:37 AM, PST | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

If you're betting on "Boyhood" to win big at the upcoming Academy Awards, think again! Richard Linklater's "Boyhood" was deemed to be the big Oscar frontrunner but a double-dose of guild awards over the weekend tamed those prospects down. First, the Producers Guild of America gave their top honor to Alejandro González Iñárritu's "Birdman," and the Screen Actors Guild followed suit!

"Birdman" took home the Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture award! But, since the movie is about acting, this award is just fitting.

My biggest surprise, and it'a welcome surprise indeed, was "The Theory of Everything's" Eddie Redmayne taking home the Outstanding Male Actor trophy. Sorry Michael Keaton! I think Redmayne truly gave the Performance of the Year award!

The usual suspects took home the movie acting awards with wins for Julianne Moore for Best Actress in "Still Alice," J.K. Simmons for Best Supporting Actor for "Whiplash, »

- Manny

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Birdman and Eddie Redmayne take home SAG Awards

26 January 2015 4:41 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Amongst this years Screen Actors Guild Award winners are Eddie Redmayne, who won Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role for his portrayal of Steven Hawking in The Theory of Everything, Birdman, which took home Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, and Orange Is the New Black, whose star Uzo Uduba claimed the Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series category.

Redmayne, dedicated his award to sufferers of Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Als), the illness which Hawking himself suffers from. He also went on to congratulate fellow actors such as Bradley Cooper, David Oyelowo and Timothy Spall.

Unsurprisingly it was Julianne Moore who took the award for best female leading role for her performance as an aging academic experiencing the early stages of Alzheimer disease in Still Alice.

It has been a big weekend for Birdman, which not only won best ensemble »

- Alfie Nobes

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Kingsman The Secret Service review: Heaven is a place on Firth

26 January 2015 1:39 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Director: Matthew Vaughn; Screenwriters: Matthew Vaughn, Jane Goldman; Starring:Colin Firth, Taron Egerton, Samuel L Jackson, Michael Caine, Mark Strong, Mark Hamill, Samantha Womack; Running time: 128 mins; Certificate: 15

'Colin Firth vs Scum'. In an alternate reality, we'd like to think this movie was given that iconic title. Especially as its most joyous scene involves the former Mr Darcy tackling a pub full of rampaging thugs armed with just an umbrella – and without even one of his immaculately groomed hairs coming out of place or a single expletive emitting from lips that wouldn't scowl if you offered them a blank cheque. The Firth doesn't do disheveled or uncivilised, for as we learn from his character - 'manners maketh man'.

We also discover that the creative forces behind Kick-Ass maketh another belter that puts a dynamic twist on a well-worn genre. Boasting immense performances from Firth as an aristocratic agent and »

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Most Anticipated Blockbusters of 2015 (That Aren’t Already Hyped to Death)

25 January 2015 5:57 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Especially when it comes to big-budget genre blockbusters, hype has become an inseparable part of movie culture. Trailers, teasers and teasers for trailers, along with a steady drip-feed of news, rumors and inside reports, all these are well-handled tools in Hollywood’s ever-increasing mastery of getting you primed and ready to slap down your money. Add the fact that more and more Hollywood blockbusters are based off beloved properties or tied to ongoing series and yearly top-ten lists of the most anticipated blockbusters or summer movies of the year can tend to look a bit samey. Oh really, you’re excited for Star Wars Episode 7? Well of course you are, it’s Star Wars Episode 7. Saying you’re excited to see it is like saying you enjoy oxygen or puppydog kisses.

Most of the most anticipated movies of the year, quite frankly, don’t need any more hype than they already have. »

- Thomas O'Connor

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2015 SAG Awards winners and nominees

25 January 2015 4:14 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

The Screen Actors Guild handed out the 21st annual SAG Awards Sunday night live from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Here is a rundown of all the nominees and winners as they are announced. And be sure to re-live our live blog of the show here! Theatrical Motion Pictures Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role Steve Carell / John du Pont – "Foxcatcher" (Sony Pictures Classics) Benedict Cumberbatch / Alan Turing – "The Imitation Game" (The Weinstein Company) Jake Gyllenhaal / Louis Bloom – "Nightcrawler" (Open Road Films) Michael Keaton / Riggan – "Birdman" (Fox Searchlight Pictures) **Eddie Redmayne / Stephen Hawking – "The Theory Of Everything" (Focus Features)** - Winner Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role Jennifer Aniston / Claire Bennett – "Cake" (Cinelou Films) Felicity Jones / Jane Hawking – "The Theory Of Everything" (Focus Features) **Julianne Moore / Alice Howland-Jones – "Still Alice" (Sony Pictures Classics)** - Winner Rosamund Pike / Amy Dunne – "Gone Girl »

- Kristopher Tapley

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New clip from Matthew Vaughn’s Kingsman: The Secret Service

25 January 2015 7:16 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

20th Century Fox has released a new clip from Matthew Vaughn’s latest film, the comic book adaptation Kingsman: The Secret Service, and you can check it out below after the official synopsis…

See Also: Read our reviews of Kingsman: The Secret Service here and here

Based upon the acclaimed comic book and directed by Matthew Vaughn (Kick Ass, X-Men: First Class), Kingsman: The Secret Service tells the story of a super-secret spy organization that recruits an unrefined but promising street kid into the agency’s ultra-competitive training program just as a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius.

Featuring in the cast of Kingsman are Colin Firth (The King’s Speech), Taron Egerton (The Smoke), Samuel L. Jackson (Captain America: The Winter Soldier), Michael Caine (The Dark Knight Rises), Mark Strong (Kick-Ass), Jack Davenport (Pirates of the Caribbean), Sofia Boutella (StreetDance 2), Lady Gaga (Machete Kills) and Mark Hamill »

- Gary Collinson

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Samuel L Jackson: 'Jonathan Ross inspired Kingsman character's lisp'

25 January 2015 4:11 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Samuel L Jackson has revealed that his character's speech impediment in Kingsman: The Secret Service was partially inspired by Jonathan Ross.

The actor told The Guardian that he chose to give his villainous character - internet billionaire Valentine - a noticeable lisp due to his own personal experiences.

"I did the lisp because people tend to dismiss people who have defects," he said. "In interesting sorts of ways. And especially... speech defects.

"I stuttered when I was a kid. People laughed at me when I talked. Smart people."

He added that chat show host Ross, whose wife Jane Goldman co-wrote the screenplay for Kingsman, became a type of model for his character's lisp.

"I remember the first time I met Jonathan Ross on TV, and even I was distracted by his speech impediment," he said. "I spent more time dealing with that than talking to him.

"And it's something [Goldman and I] talked about a lot. »

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