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Director Guy Ritchie has joined Spotify, sharing the inspirations behind his latest film The Man From Uncle.
This comes after his tentative toe-dipping into the world of social media with Twitter (@realguyritchie) and Instagram (@guyritchie).
Talking about how he compiled the playlist, Ritchie told Spotify: "Daniel Pemberton [the film's composer] and I had… well, we're very excited about the soundtrack and it meant a lot to do it.
"But let's just say there's lots of shouting going on in that relationship."
Fingers crossed Ritchie will reveal some more playlist inspirations for his previous films, such as Lock, Stock and Snatch.
And now he's on the music-streaming website, be sure to follow him to see how many times he listens to One Direction before he realises other people can see his play history.
If you haven't seen the under appreciated spy romp The Man From Uncle yet, check out the below: »
Welcome to today's edition of Nerd Alert, where we have all the quirky, nerdy news that you crave in one convenient spot. What do we have in store for you on this wondrous Wednesday? A parody of video essays targets The Dark Knight, a supercut of every punch Jason Statham has ever thrown on camera and Straight Outta Compton gets a hilarious Batman-themed mashup. But first, Mad Max: Fury Road gets an honest trailer that you surely won't want to miss. Sit back, relax and check out all that today's Nerd Alert has to offer.
Mad Max: Fury Road Honest Trailer
The Screen Junkies crew is back with yet another Honest Trailer, this week turning their snarky gaze to Mad Max: Fury Road. While this video is far less critical than most of the others in this long-running series, they do take director George Miller to task for essentially turning »
At least once a month, Cinelinx will chose one director for an in-depth examination of the “signatures” that they leave behind in their work. This month we’re examining the trademark style and calling signs of Guy Ritchie as director.
Guy Ritchie didn’t attend a prestigious film school, or become an understudy of a famous filmmaker to home his craft. Instead, he has worked his way up from the bottom, literally. He dropped out of secondary school and took a low paying job for a film studio. Over time he made commercials and short films. People liked what they saw, and when he came up with the idea for a feature length film, he was able to raise the money he needed for production. That film became Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels (1998), which was well received, and eventually became an international hit. His follow-up was Snatch, which followed a similar premise, »
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The Man From U.N.C.L.E., 2015.
Directed by Guy Ritchie.
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
Say Uncle: Ritchie Continues String of Studio Pastiche
In a continuation of our culture’s insistence on plumbing the depths of past artifacts from the annals of entertainment, Guy Ritchie continues to spearhead the platitudinal safety of broadly realized studio fare with The Man from U.N.C.L.E., a revamp of the popular mid-60s television series starring Robert Vaughn and David McCallum. Shallow and superficial, but spruced up with Ritchie’s usual zest for slickly edited, often comical action sequences, it’s the sort of bauble someone spent significant time painting with materials prone to oxidizing quickly.
Though pleasing in a sort of rudimentary tradition, the sort of consumption geared solely towards the visual splendor of pretty people wearing elegant outfits goes, it’s hardly an enthusiastically rendered reboot.
When a mysterious international organization seems to have kidnapped a top nuclear scientist, opposing CIA and Kgb forces must unite to »
- Nicholas Bell
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.
Directors including Steven Soderbergh, Quentin Tarantino and Matthew Vaughn once circled the project, as did stars like George Clooney, Bradley Cooper, Ryan Gosling and Channing Tatum. However, the hoped-for bigscreen adaptation didn’t get real traction at Warner Bros. until Guy Ritchie, the director who reimagined the studio’s 2009 blockbuster “Sherlock Holmes” and its sequel two years later, pitched his take.
“There were several screenplays along the way, but it never got to the starting line before Guy,” says Greg Silverman, president of creative development and worldwide production at Warner Bros. Pictures. “It needed a direction, it needed someone who had a point of view and a real voice. It’s very particularly Guy Ritchie’s ‘Man From U.N.C.L.E.’ ”
That said, “U.N.C.L.E.,” which cost $75 million to produce, and tens of millions more to market and release, poses a sizable risk for the Burbank studio. »
- Jenelle Riley
The Man From U.N.C.L.E. is, on paper, a good fit for writer/director Guy Ritchie, who made his name with Tarantino-esque London gangster flicks like Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, and Snatch, and has gone on to produce Hollywood’s rebooted take on Sherlock Holmes with Robert Downey Jr.: very stylish, hyper-realistic action movies packed to the brim with quips, one-liners, intricately-staged fight sequences, and buddy comedy banter.
You get all that in his rebooted Man From U.N.C.L.E movie, too – a motion picture based on the ’60s TV series starring Robert Vaughn and David McCallum – and not a whole lot else. That’s not to deride a film that is – for all intents and purposes – highly watchable from its very first exposition-heavy action scene to its final eureka moment, in which its smarmy heroes are told they’ve been assigned to the team of the title. »
- Sam Hill
The Man From Uncle review: Guy Ritchie delivers a high-octane, machine-gun edited caper, that while some fun, is more often that not really quite dull. The Man From Uncle review
Guy Ritchie lends his hands to a remake of the classic 1960s television show The Man From U.N.C.L.E. which pits the CIA versus the Kgb; a retro actioner with customary Ritchie humour, high-octane shoot-outs and machine-gun one-liners.
41 years on from the debut of the original TV series which starred the legendary Robert Vaughn and David McCallum, Ritchie and producing and writing partner Lionel Wigram, opt to take us back to Europe at the height of the Cold War era. It’s 1964 and Henry Cavill‘s CIA Napoleon Solo is pitted against Armie Hammer‘s Kgb operative Illya Kuryakin. Following a rough struggle at the start of the movie which is essentially in place to prove who has the biggest manhood, »
- Paul Heath
The grit and glamour of 60s spy craft gets a revival in Guy Ritchie’s expensive adaptation of TV’s The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Henry Cavill replaces Robert Vaughn as the new Napoleon Solo, a former art thief forcibly employed by the CIA. He forges an equally reluctant partnership with Ilya Kuryakin (Armie Hammer, replacing David McCallum) a mountainous Soviet spy with severe anger management issues.
The Macguffin’s a missing Nazi rocket scientist and a tape packed full of bomb-making information, with which a villainous organisation plans to build a nuclear warhead. With the assistance of East German car mechanic Gaby (Alicia Vikander), the scientist’s niece, Solo and Kuryakin head to Rome to track down the bad guys. They're led by the icy Victoria Vinciguerra (Elizabeth Dibicki), who, »
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“The Man from U.N.C.L.E.,” which opens on Aug. 14, 2015 and is rated “PG-13,” also stars Armie Hammer, Alicia Vikander, Hugh Grant, Elizabeth Debicki, Luca Calvani, Sylvester Groth, Jared Harris and Christian Berkel from writer and director Guy Ritchie and writer Lionel Wigram.
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It's a good thing Jacqui Ainsley was such a beautiful bride, because there were some pretty boys at her and Guy Ritchie's wedding! That's right, David Beckham and Brad Pitt were in attendance at the couple's nuptials Thursday, and based on some other guests' Instagram pictures, it seems these A-lists gents had a grand ol' time. The Man from U.N.C.L.E. star Luca Calvani shared an epic picture of the trio enjoying the festivities, writing, "...that night at Guy's I hung out with these Guys..." Yep, just an average casual evening! Pitt and Beckham both appear in Ritchie-directed films Snatch (2000) and upcoming action flick The Man from U.N.C.L.E., »
Ok—to be fair, this is her new name. Guy Ritchie's now-wife Jacqui Ainsley took to Instagram with a cute pre-wedding snap on July 28—showing off her "Mrs. Ritchie"-emblazoned bikini bottoms (and a peek at her super-fit derrière). Of course, the look immediately brought to mind a rendition that Guy's ex Madonna wore back in 2001: The pop star sported a white blazer decked with iridescent lettering to the premiere of Ritchie's film Snatch. As you can tell, this isn't really a dramatic comparison: The then soon-to-be Mrs. Ritchie wore a "Mrs. Richie"-stamped swimsuit, while the former Mrs. Ritchie wore a similar husband tribute when she was married. Jacqui and »
Guy Ritchie is off the market, again. The "Sherlock Holmes" director wed his longtime love, model Jaqui Ainsley, today in a gorgeous ceremony at their home in Wiltshire, England. "Beautiful Bride Strikes a Pose... #jaxguyjuly @jacquiainsley @guyritchie #GoodFriends #Inspired," an Instagram post from one of the bride's friends read. In the snap, taken by the couple's friend Luca Calvani, the 33-year-old is pictured in a gorgeous lace wedding gown surrounded by a flower archway with a flower crown atop her head. Guy's sons with Madonna, Rocco and David, are seen helping with the train. While we've yet to see more photos of the bride and groom, we do know that the nuptials were attended by a bevy of the director's famous pals. A-list guests included Brad Pitt, who was snapped looking dapper during the festivities with another wedding attendee. The 51-year-old starred in "Snatch," which Ritchie directed. Magnificent setting for »
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Congrats to Guy Ritchie and Jacqui Ainsley! The 46-year-old Snatch director wed his 33-year-old fiancée, a model, on Thursday at their country home in Wiltshire, England after being engaged for more than two and a half years, according to reports by outlets such as Hello! magazine. Friend Luca Calvani posted on Instagram a photo of the bride in her wedding dress, a lace ball gown with a long train. She wore a pink and white flower crown. Ritchie, who recently directed The Man from U.N.C.L.E. and is currently working on the movies Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur, and Ainsley have three children—son Rafael, 3, and daughters Rivka, 2, and Levi, 1. Ritchie »
Next month brings Guy Ritchie‘s swinging spy action adventure The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (watch the trailer here), but the Snatch and Sherlock Holmes director is already busy on his next film, in a completely different time period yet again. Knights of the Round Table: King Arthur is a new telling of the classic monarch legend, […]
- Ethan Anderton
Today we have a Comic-Con trailer for the upcoming "The Man From Uncle" film, which is based on a 1960s TV show and stars Henry Cavill (Man of Steel) And Armie Hammer (The Social Network). Check it out below. Plot: Set against the backdrop of the early 1960s, at the height of the Cold War, "The Man from Uncle" centers on CIA agent Solo (Cavill) and Kgb agent Kuryakin (Hammer). Forced to put aside longstanding hostilities, the two team up on a joint mission to stop a mysterious international criminal organization, which is bent on destabilizing the fragile balance of power through the proliferation of nuclear weapons and technology. The duo's only lead is the daughter of a vanished German scientist, who is the key to infiltrating the criminal organization, and they must race against time to find him and prevent a worldwide catastrophe. The new movie is directed by Guy Ritchie (Sherlock Holmes, »
Jason Statham's home is for sale, for a cool $8.999m. Our crowdfunding campaign begins right here...
We've been alerted to the news that the mighty Statham is moving house. Ordinarily, we wouldn't be distracted by such gossip magazine tittle tattle, until we discovered the listing for his old place.
It would be fair to say that this is the moment we've been waiting for. The entire history of Den Of Geek has been built for this moment.
Friends: The Statham is asking just shy of $9m for his old place in the Hollywood Hills. It's got six bedrooms and six bathrooms, as well as, we hope, ample room to stage balletic bar brawls when his mates come round for drama night.
Let's get to the bones of it. We want it, and we can't afford it. Even if the great man gave us a special Den Of Geek, which he suspect he might. »
Today we have a new trailer for the upcoming "The Man From Uncle" film, which is based on a 1960s TV show and stars Henry Cavill (Man of Steel) And Armie Hammer (The Social Network). Check it out below. Plot: Set against the backdrop of the early 1960s, at the height of the Cold War, "The Man from Uncle" centers on CIA agent Solo (Cavill) and Kgb agent Kuryakin (Hammer). Forced to put aside longstanding hostilities, the two team up on a joint mission to stop a mysterious international criminal organization, which is bent on destabilizing the fragile balance of power through the proliferation of nuclear weapons and technology. The duo's only lead is the daughter of a vanished German scientist, who is the key to infiltrating the criminal organization, and they must race against time to find him and prevent a worldwide catastrophe. The new movie is directed by Guy Ritchie (Sherlock Holmes, »
The retired soccer star has reportedly signed up for a part in his pal’s latest film, a Middle Ages epic starring Charlie Hunnam, Jude Law, Eric Bana and Poppy Delevingne, and will be joining the cast in donning medieval attire.
A source shared: “There’s going to be a version of the scene where Excalibur gets drawn from the stone. This is where Beckham factors in.”
The 40-year-old star – who played for England as well as the clubs Manchester United, Real Madrid and La Galaxy during his successful career as a footballer – is unofficially credited on film database imdb.com as playing “Blackleg leader” in the movie, »
- Paul Heath
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