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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
There's a special something about Melissa McCarthy as an actor and comedian. Even when she stars in the likes of Tammy and Identity Thief audiences show up in droves as critics scowl in disgust, hoping to see more from an actor many agree is more talented than merely playing an overweight character that falls down and spouts vulgarity for laughs. This, however, has been the evolutionary "want" for McCarthy, who made us howl with laughter in Bridesmaids all the way to an Oscar nomination, but hasn't really evolved since, outside of her solid, but brief appearance in the under-appreciated St. Vincent. Now, back with writer/director Paul Feig, who directed both Bridesmaids and The Heat, comes the action-comedy Spy, which shows the cinematic evolution of McCarthy is finally becoming a reality. Spy is not without its flaws, but in terms of character, McCarthy's Susan Cooper, a desk-bound CIA analyst-turned-field-agent, doesn't »
- Brad Brevet
Say whatever you want about Jason Statham, but at the end of the day, you know exactly what you are going to get in Stath flick. Action, arse kicking, a couple of lovely dolly birds, his short right off and some kick-ass one liners. To celebrate the release of his new film Spy, which arrives in cinemas on Friday 5th June, we thought we’d count down our favourite Stath moments that have been captured on film over the years since his debut in 1998’s Lock Stock & Two Smokin’ Barrels. We love him. We all love him.
“Protection from what? Ze Germans?” Snatch (2000)
Stath plays… Turkish
Shirt On, or Shirt Off? – Shirt On
Possibly the film that secured Stath as a Hollywood leading man. His turn as Turkish is perhaps my favourite role that Statham has portrayed on screen. The film is full of one liners and fun interactions, particularly »
- Paul Heath
It's last call for a lot of great movies that are leaving Netflix in June, including "Taxi Driver" (1976), "Donnie Brasco" (1997), "Rain Man" (1988) and "The Rocketeer" (1991). Also, say goodbye to Best Picture Oscar winners "Amadeus" (1984), "The Silence of the Lambs" (1991), and "Crash" (2004). And take a bow, Madonna: Your films "Swept Away" (2002) and "Madonna: The Mdna Tour" (2013) are also being yanked in June, as is ex Guy Ritchie's "Snatch" (2000).
Here's a complete list of the movies that Netflix is pulling from your streaming list. And, just so you're not left empty-handed, here's a list of what's new on Netflix in June 2015. (All titles and dates provided by Netflix and subject to change.)
Leaving June 1
"Bram Stoker's Dracula" (1992)
"City of Ghosts" (2003)
"Dance with Me" (1998)
"DeRay Davis: Power Play" (2010)
"Dream Lover" (1994)
"Drugs, Inc.": Season 2- 3 (2010 series)
"Ever After: A Cinderella Story" (1998)
"Frankie and Johnny" (1991)
"G.I. Jane" (1997)
"Garfield and Friends": Vol. »
- Sharon Knolle
Stars: Bob Hoskins, Helen Mirren, P.H. Moriarty, Kevin McNally, Alan Ford, Dave King, Bryan Marshall, Derek Thompson, Eddie Constantine, Paul Freeman, Leo Dolan, Patti Love, Pierce Brosnan | Written by Barrie Keeffe | Directed by John Mackenzie
The gangster movie is a beast very like the gangs it is based on. Depending on the country of origin the crime organisations tend to have certain looks and style and a certain tradition that they cling to as their laws of how to do business. The modern gangster movies are definitely an example of this, but they also share one thing in common, they lend a lot from The Long Good Friday which gets the Arrow Video treatment with its new release on Blu-ray.
Harold (Bob Hoskins) is a British gangster with an eye to capitalism and being a successful business man. Seeing London as his empire he is taken aback at the incredulous »
- Paul Metcalf
Warning: contains very mild spoilers for Daredevil.
Charlie Cox - you either know him as Daredevil’s brooding lawyer/vigilante Matt Murdock, Boardwalk Empire’s Ira volunteer Owen Sleater, and/or Tristan Thorn from the criminally underrated family film Stardust.
Here’s the interview in full…
I was here yesterday for the Avengers interviews, have you had a chance to see the new movie yet?
Not yet, I’m very excited to. Is it good?
It’s very good. And because I’ve been watching that, and binging Daredevil at a similar time, I was wondering if you think »
Occasionally, a movie villain will pause for a moment to deliver a brief story or anecdote. And often, these apparently incidental tales tell us a lot about an antagonist's state of mind, experiences or warped worldview.
We've compiled a selection of 20 here. Some of them are blackly funny. Many are disturbing. One or two are even moving. The first one's very strange. All of them bring something unique to each particular film in which they appear, and all of them are laced with a delicious hint of menace.
20. Xander - Enemies Closer (2013)
"When I was a little boy at my grandmama's place, she had a lovely goose. I named her Edith, after the French singer Edith Piaf..."
We begin with a delightfully weird story from Peter Hyams' 2013 thriller, »
Celebrity chef and peripatetic TV host Anthony Bourdain is credited as an executive producer of “Bone in the Throat,” a free adaptation of his novel about ambitious restaurateurs and minor-league Mafiosi in Manhattan’s Little Italy, so one must presume he approved of director/co-scripter Graham Henman’s decision to reconstitute the source material as a seriocomic tale of haute cuisine and criminal activity in East London. But the shifts in locale and characterization may not be for every taste: Although entertaining in fits and starts, the filmization too often has the flavor of a reheated leftover from the Guy Ritchie menu. Audiences aren’t likely to sample this middling concoction until it’s served in home-screen platforms.
The plot pivots on the aspirations of Will Reeves (Ed Westwick), the white sheep of a family of mob minions. Will has set his sights on the straight life of a master chef, »
- Joe Leydon
Today we have the first photo of Charlie Hunnam (Pacific Rim) as King Arthur on the UK set of the upcoming "Knights of the Round Table" film, which is directed by Guy Ritchie (Sherlock Holmes, Snatch). Check it out below. Plot: The bold new story introduces a streetwise young Arthur who runs the back alleys of Londonium with his gang, unaware of the life he was born for until he grasps hold of the sword Excalibur . and with it, his future. Instantly challenged by the power of Excalibur, Arthur is forced to make some hard choices. Throwing in with the Resistance and a mysterious young woman named Guinevere, he must learn to master the sword, face down his demons and unite the people to defeat the tyrant Vortigern, who stole his crown and murdered his parents, and become King. The new movie is the first installment in a planned six-film series. »
Just yesterday, we brought you the first set photo from Guy Ritchie’s medieval epic Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur, which found star Charlie Hunnam posing opposite the director on the first day of production. Now, Warner Bros. has unsheathed a synopsis for the pic, which will serve to launch a franchise of six blockbuster films, all to be spun out of Arthurian lore.
According to the studio, which does not mention the official title of the film despite it being previously referred to as Knights of the Roundtable, Ritchie’s take will unfurl thusly:
The bold new story introduces a streetwise young Arthur who runs the back alleys of Londonium with his gang, unaware of the life he was born for until he grasps hold of the sword Excalibur—and with it, his future. Instantly challenged by the power of Excalibur, Arthur is forced to make some hard choices. »
- Isaac Feldberg
As we await the arrival of The Man from U.N.C.L.E. this August (the first trailer doesn't look half bad), director Guy Ritchie is already in production on his next film, the medieval action drama Knights of the Round Table: King Arthur. Taking the title role is "Sons of Anarchy" and Pacific Rim star Charlie Hunnam, and we get a glimpse at the actor in the role as Ritchie has just posted a photo from the set of the film, showing off a set in the middle of the woods. No sign of any of the other cast members yet, but we're bound to get a look at them later this year since the film is already slated for release next summer. Look! Here's a first look at Knights of the Round Table: King Arthur from Guy Ritchie's Twitter: First day on Kort. pic.twitter.com/JPv8esPDnu »
- Ethan Anderton
Every journey begins with one solitary step. For Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow, their ambitious Arthurian legend franchise which is set to spawn six films took its first tentative trots forward today. Guy Ritchie’s medieval fantasy reboot, Knights Of The Roundtable: King Arthur has officially entered production, and has been marked by the now-mandatory First Day of Production Tweet.
The first snapshot was posted to Ritchie’s Twitter along with the brief caption: “First day on Kort.” Standing beside the director is his leading man, Sons Of Anarchy‘s Charlie Hunnam. The British actor nabbed the lead role of Arthur last year, and has since been joined by Astrid Berges-Frisbey as Guinevere and Eric Bana as Arthur’s father Uther Pendragon. Up in the air and as-yet unconfirmed are Djimon Hounsou, who was tapped for a “mentor-like” role after Idris Elba left that spot vacant, and Jude Law, who »
- Gem Seddon
Daniel J. Harris on indie filmmakers, fear and procrastination…
Every aspiring filmmaker on the planet thinks that they have a great idea, great script, a unique story and way of telling it that engages audiences. Otherwise – why would we bother? You must have belief in your own ability – right?
Well, yes and no. In order to give up everything and burn all other bridges to pursue a career as a filmmaker you need to have the minerals – to quote Guy Ritchie’s Snatch. But, as artists we’re insecure and often fragile. Sometimes we don’t want to let go of our little story, or let too many people hear about it for fear of ridicule or rejection. We tell ourselves it’s a great story and it’ll make a great film. But…. Maybe it needs a little more work. Or perhaps… the time isn’t right. Or maybe »
- Gary Collinson
This post is brought to you in association with Casino Tropez…
The USA does gambling films like nowhere else. Movies such as Casino (1995), set in the bright lights of Las Vegas, or The Sting (1973), set in an atmospheric Chicago, are testament to this dominance. Yet, there are numerous gambling flicks from UK directors and many that are set in Britain. Here are five of the very best.
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)
This effervescent gambling flick’s humorous script catapulted Jason Statham to international stardom, and revamped the careers of a number of other talents. A disastrous London card game triggers a series of preposterous but highly entertaining events that see four friends get into serious trouble over a mammoth batch of weed, a stack of money and two antique shotguns. Lock, Stock gave director Guy Ritchie an international name that saw him direct many subsequent features – and come to the attention of Madonna, »
- Gary Collinson
The Boardwalk Empire actor on the brilliance of The Sopranos, Venice in winter and taking the kids to see Kasabian
Actor Stephen Graham, 41, was born in Kirkby, Liverpool, and got his breakthrough role in 2000, when Guy Ritchie cast him as Tommy in gangster film Snatch. Since then, he has played Combo in Shane Meadows’s Bafta-winning This Is England film and TV series and Al Capone in HBO’s Boardwalk Empire. He has also appeared in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides and Gangs of New York. He is married to fellow actor Hannah Walters, with whom he has two children. His next role is in crime drama Hyena, released in the UK on 6 March.
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- Ralph Jones
How much of a The Man from U.N.C.L.E. fan am I?
Need I add, this is in my wallet?
So when I heard Guy Ritchie got the nod to bring us a new film, I was ready to believe. But of course, this is not only the man who brought us Snatch and the Sherlock Holmes movies, but the remake of Swept Away.
When I first heard that Tom Cruise had been cast as Napoleon Solo, I was not happy. Not because of any lack of talent on the couch-jumper, but because he was already connected to the Mission Impossible franchise, and I thought it was a bit much all for him.
- Vinnie Bartilucci
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