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Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard Have One Eye On The Throne In Moody Macbeth Posters

2 hours ago | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Before the trio unite for their big-screen adaptation of Assassin’s Creed – which incidentally revealed its first official still earlier today – Justin Kurzel (Snowtown), Marion Cotillard and Michael Fassbender will delve into Shakespearean lore with Macbeth. Charting the trials and tribulations of Fassbender’s titular Thane and his would-be path to the throne, Kurzel is gunning for a gripping and haunting portrayal of the famed supernatural play, and earlier this year a spine-chilling trailer only reaffirmed the director’s gritty tone.

Fast forward to today and Empire has served up a pair of new moody character posters for the upcoming feature film, showcasing a pensive Lady Macbeth and a battle-ready Thane of Glamis. Drawing upon the truly mythic tenets of the source material, we can readily expect Kurzel’s Macbeth to chart the gradual ruination of Fassbender’s character who, after encountering a trio of witches in the Scottish Highland, »

- Michael Briers

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Two new posters for Macbeth featuring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard

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Empire has debuted two new posters from director Justin Kurzel’s adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Macbeth, both of which you can view right here…

See Also: Michael Fassbender and Paddy Considine featured in new images from Macbeth

Michael Fassbender (Shame) and Marion Cotillard (Two Days, One Night) star in the film, with Paddy Considine (Dead Man’s Shoes), Elizabeth Debicki (The Man From U.N.C.L.E.), Sean Harris (Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation) and David Thewlis (The Theory of Everything) featuring in the cast.

Macbeth is the story of a fearless warrior and inspiring leader brought low by ambition and desire. A thrilling interpretation of the dramatic realities of the times and a reimagining of what wartime must have been like for one of literature’s most famous and compelling characters, a story of all-consuming passion and ambition set in war torn Scotland.

Macbeth is out in the UK on October 2nd. »

- Scott J. Davis

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Mr. Holmes and The Man from U.N.C.L.E. – Geek Girl Navigating the World

9 hours ago | Boomtron | See recent Boomtron news »

People often feel the need to retell stories, usually putting their own spin into it to make the story better suited to either their own tastes or to answer the great question, “what if?” We see it in countless books and every reboot of every franchise that gets greenlighted into a new project. Some of them are worthy additions, some of them aren’t. This summer has seen two remakes hit the big screen, “Mr. Holmes” and “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.

Mr. Holmes” stars Ian McKellen as an eighty-three year old Sherlock. His mind is failing him. He misplaces things, he drifts during conversation, and he has trouble remembering large chunks of his cases. As he struggles to remember his last case, which he knows was not resolved as neatly as Mr. Watson would have the public believe, he is also forced to confront his own frailty.

The movie is »

- Patricia

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Michael Fassbender and Paddy Considine featured in new images from Macbeth

26 August 2015 11:20 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

A new image has arrived online from director Justin Kurzel’s (Snowtown) Shakespeare adaptation Macbeth, which sees Michael Fassbender’s Scottish king heading into battle, along with Paddy Considine as Banquo…

See Also: Watch the trailer for Macbeth

Macbeth is the story of a fearless warrior and inspiring leader brought low by ambition and desire. A thrilling interpretation of the dramatic realities of the times and a reimagining of what wartime must have been like for one of literature’s most famous and compelling characters, a story of all-consuming passion and ambition set in war torn Scotland.

Macbeth is set for release on October 2nd, with Fassbender joined in the cast by Marion Cotillard (The Dark Knight Rises), Sean Harris (Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation), Elizabeth Debicki (The Great Gatsby), Jack Reynor (Transformers: Age of Extinction), Paddy Considine (The World’s End) and David Thewlis (The Theory of Everything).

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- Gary Collinson

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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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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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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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Henry Cavill and the cast from U.N.C.L.E. talk Guy Ritchie, 60’s style, and beating up Superman

14 August 2015 1:19 PM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Was it weird waking up every morning, thinking, “Today, I’m getting paid to beat up Superman?” Armie Hammersuddenly burst into laughter, considering the question at the Canadian premiere of The Man From U.N.C.L.E. “As far as jobs go, it’s a pretty good one to have.”

In Guy Ritchie’s The Man From U.N.C.L.E., Hammer is Illya, a highly skilled Russian spy who is after a German mechanic (Alicia Vikander) who could be the key to obtaining nuclear technology. The only obstacle in his way is Napoleon Solo, an American criminal-turned-spy. For the seemingly unstoppable Illya, a rival spy wouldn’t normally be a problem. This time, however, he’s up against Henry Cavill, and in another universe, that’s Superman.

Good luck, Illya.

The Man From U.N.C.L.E. hits theatres today – get tickets now! – and also stars Elizabeth DebickiJared Harris, and Hugh Grant.

We talked to Henry Cavill »

- Sasha James

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The Man from U.N.C.L.E. movie review: Cold War, lukewarm

14 August 2015 1:11 PM, PDT | www.flickfilosopher.com | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

Guy Ritchie’s spy-themed GQ fashion shoot. Pure popcorn nonsense, sleek and chic and vaguely funny, but instantly forgettable. I’m “biast” (pro): nothing

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

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

I’ve literally just come from a multiplex showing of The Man from U.N.C.L.E., and already I’ve forgotten it. I seem to recall not disliking it while it was unspooling, so I guess that’s good? Now, though, I’m struggling to come up with a reason for the existence of this movie at all. Was there a demand for a big-screen version of the 60s TV show that I was unaware of? Or has Hollywood simply run out of old properties to do over? Is there a trend thinktank working somewhere in New York or London that is desperately trying to get us all into Cold War chic »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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New The Man From Uncle Movie Received Mixed Reviews From Major Critics

14 August 2015 12:32 PM, PDT | OnTheFlix | See recent OnTheFlix news »

Warner Bros. Pictures released their new action movie, 'The Man From U.N.C.L.E.," into theaters today, August 14th, 2015, and all the top, major movie critics have turned in their reviews. It got a pretty mixed bag from them, garnering an overall 53 score out of a possible 100 across 34 reviews at the Metacritic.com site. The film stars: Alicia Vikander, Armie Hammer, Christian Berkel, Elizabeth Debicki, Henry Cavill, Hugh Grant, Jared Harris, Luca Calvani and Sylvester Groth. We've supplied blurbs from a few of the critics,below. Alonso Duralde from TheWrap, gave it a 78 grade, saying: "This new Man from U.N.C.L.E. would be an instant masterpiece if it were consistently as good as its best parts, but even as a hit-and-miss affair, it’s a bracing bit of late-summer fun for anyone who has given up the notion of a major studio offering anything truly revelatory until at least October. »

- Chris

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"The Man from U.N.C.L.E." versus "Straight Outta Compton" at the Box-Office

14 August 2015 8:05 AM, PDT | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

It.s .The Man from U.N.C.L.E.. versus .Straight Outta Compton. at the box-office this weekend. .U.N.C.L.E. is based on the popular 1960s TV series. This one stars Henry Cavill as an American spy and Armie Hammer as his Russian counterpart. It.s directed by Guy Ritchie. .Straight Outta Compton. is the big-screen docu-drama of the rise and fall of N.W.A. Which one is my pick of the week? Take a look!

Official .The Man From U.N.C.L.E.. Synopsis

Henry Cavill ("Man of Steel") stars as Napoleon Solo opposite Armie Hammer ("The Social Network") as Illya Kuryakin in director Guy Ritchie's "The Man from U.N.C.L.E.," a fresh take on the hugely popular 1960s television series. 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 CIA agent Solo and Kgb agent Kuryakin. »

- Manny

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'Man from U.N.C.L.E.' Review: Sleek, Sexy and a Lot of Fun

14 August 2015 7:55 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Guy Ritchie's The Man from U.N.C.L.E. is a breath of fresh air at the summer box office. It's an ultra-stylish throwback to the spy films of the sixties. Sleek secret agents and their sexy foils against nuclear armageddon. We've seen this set-up a million times before, but Ritchie succeeds in taking established convention and infusing it with a jolt of energy. My familiarity with the classic television show is limited, so I won't pretend to know how close this adaptation sticks to the original. It has a je ne sais quoi, a sophisticated charm; that just grabs you. The Man from U.N.C.L.E. is a distinctively Guy Ritchie film. If you liked his previous work: Snatch, RocknRolla, and Sherlock Holmes; you're going to love this.

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. opens in a divided Berlin at the height of The Cold War. CIA agent Napoleon Solo (Henry Cavill) has infiltrated East »

- MovieWeb

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Here Are All the Movies Opening Today, August 14; What Will You See?

14 August 2015 7:50 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Here are the films opening theatrically in the U.S. the week of Friday, August 14. All synopses provided by distributor unless listed otherwise. Wide The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Director: Guy Ritchie Cast: Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer, Alicia Vikander, Elizabeth Debicki, Jared Harris, Hugh Grant, Luca Calvani 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." Criticwire Grade Average: C+ (7 reviews) Straight Outta Compton Director: F. Gary Gray Cast: O’Shea Jackson, Jr., Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell, Neil Brown, Jr., Aldis Hodge and Paul Giamatti Synopsis: "In 1987, five young men, using brutally honest rhymes and hardcore beats, put their frustration and anger about life in the most dangerous place in America into the most powerful weapon they had: their music. Taking us back to where it all »

- Indiewire

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