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Film Review: ‘Kingsman: The Secret Service’

7 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

For those who think James Bond has gotten a little too serious in his old age, “Kingsman: The Secret Service” brings the irreverence back to the British spy genre, offering a younger, streetwise variation on the 007 formula while gleefully pushing audiences’ favorite elements — sartorial taste, killer toys and cracked-out supervillains — to hyperbolic extremes. Based on Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons’ 2012 comicbook series and directed by Matthew Vaughn in much the same pop, over-the-top style as his earlier “Kick-Ass,” Fox’s franchise-ready one-off at first poses as a more teen-friendly option, before taking a hard turn into decidedly R-rated territory.

For nearly three-quarters of its running time, “Kingsman” could pass as a flip PG-13 alternative to the increasingly gritty turn the genre has taken in the wake of Jason Bourne — a fact it acknowledges outright when debonair operative Harry Hart (Colin Firth) and cuckoo billionaire Richmond Valentine (Samuel L. Jackson) talk spy-movie aesthetics. »

- Peter Debruge

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‘Kingsman: The Secret Service’ Review: Colin Firth Rocks Suits, Stunts, and ‘Splosions

7 hours ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The fifth and, yes, best film from director Matthew Vaughn (“Layer Cake,” “X-Men: First Class”), “Kingsman: The Secret Service” is a startlingly enjoyable and well-made action film leavened by humor and slicked along by style, made by, for, and about people who’ve seen far too many Bond films.

Fleet-footed and unrepentantly British, it’s a reunion of sorts behind the scenes for Vaughn and comics writer Mark Millar, but it’s infinitely better than their 2010 collaboration “Kick-Ass.” Credit for that goes to Vaughn’s adaptation of the script alongside producer Jane Goldman, which finds cheer and cleverness in Millar »

- James Rocchi

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How much of Matthew Vaughn’s X-Men: Days of Future Past script made it into the movie?

23 December 2014 12:39 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

X-Men: First Class director Matthew Vaughn was originally set to return to direct X-Men: Days of Future Past but eventually bowed out in favour of directing another project of his, Kingsman: The Secret Service. Vaughn had written the original screenplay alongside Simon Kinberg, but it was unclear how much of his story made it onto the big screen when Bryan Singer replaced him as director. Now, in an interview with Collider, Vaughn has spoken about the movie, and how much of his original vision was retained by Singer in the final film:

“I’d say 90%.  I mean, we worked on the script [Simon] Kinsberg and I.  It was a really tough decision for me, because I pulled out just because I’d finished the Kingsman: The Secret Service script at the same time and I was like ‘My god if I don’t make a fun spy movie right now, somebody »

- Thomas Roach

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Promo images for the series premiere of Marvel’s Agent Carter

20 December 2014 1:52 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With Marvel’s Agent Carter set to launch on January 6th, ABC has released a batch of promotional images from the two-part series premiere, ‘Now is Not the End’ and ‘Bridge and Tunnel’. Check them out here…

See Also: First clip from Now is Not the End

 

“Now is Not the End”

Peggy is contacted by old acquaintance Howard Stark (Dominic Cooper, Marvel’s “Captain America: The First Avenger”) when he is framed for unleashing his deadliest weapons and can trust no one else. To help Peggy clear Stark’s name, he insists his butler, Edwin Jarvis, be at her beck and call–whether she likes it or not. But the risk is great: If caught, Agent Carter could be targeted as a traitor and spend the rest of her days in prison…or worse.

Bridge and Tunnel

Howard Stark’s deadliest weapon has fallen into enemy hands, and only Agent Carter can recover it. »

- Gary Collinson

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'Kingsman: Secret Service' International Trailer Goes 'Pretty Woman'

19 December 2014 7:32 AM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"What a shame we both had to grow up." After the last explosive and action-packed red band trailer for Mathew Vaughn's fun comic book spy thriller adaptation Kingsman: The Secret Service, a new international trailer has arrived. But this one aims to lay out the story of the film a little more clearly, perhaps for those who may not be familiar with all the tropes of spy films and whatnot. Aside from the obvious James Bond references between Colin Firth and the villain played by Samuel L. Jackson, there's plenty of other pop culture riffs here as well, just adding to the full blown entertainment on display. Here's the new international trailer for Kingsman: The Secret Service from Empire Movies: You can watch the latest red band trailer for Kingsman: The Secret Service right here. Kingsman: The Secret Service is directed by Matthew Vaughn (Kick-Ass, X-Men: First Class), who also »

- Ethan Anderton

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New international trailer for Matthew Vaughn’s Kingsman: The Secret Service

19 December 2014 7:30 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

We’ve already seen a New Recruits featurette and six character profiles this week, and now we have a new international trailer for Kingsman: The Secret Service, the upcoming comic book adaptation from director Matthew Vaughn (Kick-Ass, X-Men: First Class); 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), Lady Gaga »

- Gary Collinson

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New 'Kingsman: The Secret Service' International Trailer

19 December 2014 7:02 AM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

20th Century Fox has just released a new International trailer for Matthew Vaughn‘s action-thriller film "Kingsman: The Secret Service" starring Colin Firth, Michael Caine, Taron Egerton, and Samuel L. Jackson.

Based upon the acclaimed comic book by Kick-Ass creator Mark Millar 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.

Have a look at the new International trailer and let us know what you think.

"Kingsman: The Secret Service" is set to hit theaters on February 13, 2015. »

- Kellvin Chavez

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Exclusive: Composer Ilan Eshkeri Talks Finding The "Emotional Soul" Of 'Still Alice' In New Featurette

18 December 2014 12:51 PM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Versatility and adaptability are key qualities if want to keep working in the ever-changing film industry, and composer Ilan Eshkeri has shown those skills across a variety of movies. From period drama "The Young Victoria," to comic book mayhem in "Kick-Ass," rom-coms like "I Give It A Year" and "Austenland," and fantasies such as "Stardust," Eshkeri has shown a remarkable ability to roll with the demands of different films and deliver at a high level. That's the case for "Still Alice," and today we have an exclusive look behind-the-scenes at his work on the film. Led by Julianne Moore, the film tells the story of a university professor who slowly succumbs to early onset Alzheimer's disease, as she deals everything she's accomplished in her life and career vanishing from her memory. It's tough material that requires an nuanced hand, and as Esherki sees it, his job is to find the "emotional soul" of the film. »

- Edward Davis

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'Kingsman: Secret Service' Preview: Meet the Characters

17 December 2014 4:24 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Following the red band trailer and featurette released earlier this month, 20th Century Fox is introducing fans to the main characters in Kingsman: The Secret Service with six new featurettes. Learn more about Harry (Colin Firth), Valentine (Samuel L. Jackson), Eggsy (Taron Egerton), Roxy (Sophie Cookson), Gazelle (Sofia Boutella) and Arthur (Michael Caine) with interviews and new footage. This action-thriller from director Matthew Vaughn is based on Mark Millar's beloved comic book series, which marks the second time they have collaborated together since 2010's Kick-Ass.

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. These featurettes take us deeper inside this covert world, with new footage of Colin Firth in action, »

- MovieWeb

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The 14 Best Action Movies of 2014

17 December 2014 10:00 AM, PST | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

There were some fantastically great action films released in 2014, but 2014 was not a great year for action films. The horror genre had no such shortage (as evidenced by the greatness occupying our list of the year’s best) and you can probably name several comedies that had you busting a gut in 2014, but action films? There weren’t very many, and what there was rarely impressed. But sometimes you find great action in less than great movies, and with that understanding I was able to find 14 movies that fit the bill as the Best Action Films of 2014. Well, almost. 14. Kingsman: The Secret Service (trailer, red band) Fine, I’m starting right out of the gate with a major cheat, but I did say there weren’t a lot of great action movies in 2014 didn’t I? The original trailer for Matthew Vaughn‘s 2015 release didn’t do much for me, but »

- Rob Hunter

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Exclusive: 6 character vignettes to acquaint you with Matt Vaughn's Kingsman

17 December 2014 4:45 AM, PST | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

If advance word-of-mouth is any indication, Matthew Vaughn's latest will be just as entertaining as Kick-ass and X-men: First Class. Boasting a line-up that includes Colin Firth, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Caine, and Mark Strong, among others, the Kingsman: The Secret Service is hitting theaters in two months time. To familiarize yourself with some of the main players, we have some exclusive character vignettes to give you a taste of who they are and what they're capable of. »

- Sean Wist

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"Avengers: Age Of Ultron" - 'Quicksilver'

16 December 2014 7:46 PM, PST | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Take another look @ Marvel Comics' 'Quicksilver', aka 'Pietro Maximoff', played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson ("Kick-Ass") from the set of Marvel Studios' "Avengers: Age Of Ultron":

Debuting in Marvel Comics' 'X-Men' #4 (March 1964), 'Quicksilver' was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, as the son of 'Magneto', twin brother of 'Scarlet Witch' and paternal half-brother of 'Polaris'.

An example of a ruthless villain turned good, the character is first revealed cinematically in a mid-credits scene in Marvel Studios' "Captain America: The Winter Soldier".

"...'Quicksilver' is a mutant capable of moving and thinking at superhuman speeds. Originally capable of running at the speed of sound, the exposure to 'Isotope E' made it possible for the character to run at supersonic speeds of up to 'Mach 10', resisting the effects of friction, reduced oxygen and kinetic impact.

"The character's speed allows him to perform feats such as create cyclone-strength winds, »

- Michael Stevens

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New Recruits featurette for Kingsman: The Secret Service

16 December 2014 8:35 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Last week we brought you two new trailers for Kingsman: The Secret Service, the upcoming comic book adaptation from Matthew Vaughn (Kick-Ass, X-Men: First Class) [watch them here], and now we’ve got a featurette entitled New Recruits, which you can check 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.

Kingsman: The Secret Service is set for release on February 13th, with a cast that includes 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 »

- Gary Collinson

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Kingsman: The Secret Service - Poster and New Recruits Featurette

15 December 2014 6:00 PM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Here is a new poster and featurette for director Matthew Vaughn’s Kingsman: The Secret Service. I assume those unfamiliar with Vaughn’s previous work (Kick-Ass, Layer Cake) look at this film and have no idea what to make of it. The characters look very over the top, with Samuel L. Jackson as a lisping villain with no stomach for violence, newcomer Taron Egerton as a stereotypical foul-mouthed street kid, and a girl (Sofia Boutella) running around with swords for legs. Despite the campy elements, the movie also seems to take itself quite seriously. The cast is stellar — Colin Firth, Michael Caine, Mark Strong, Mark Hamill; and the action, though uniquely cartoonish, is extremely brutal — watch the featurette below and the red band trailer for a taste. Along with some new footage from the film, the featurette also has interviews with Vaughn and the cast talking about the story.

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- Eli Reyes

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New Featurette for 'Kingsman: The Secret Service'

15 December 2014 12:43 PM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

20th Century Fox has just released a new featurette for Matthew Vaughn‘s action-thriller film "Kingsman: The Secret Service" starring Colin Firth, Michael Caine, Taron Egerton, and Samuel L. Jackson.

Based upon the acclaimed comic book by Kick-Ass creator Mark Millar 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.

Have a look at the new featurette below, which features lots of new footage from the film.

"Kingsman: The Secret Service" is set to hit theaters on February 13, 2015.

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- Kellvin Chavez

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'Kingsman: The Secret Service' New Recruits Featurette

15 December 2014 11:09 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

"Manners make us man!" Colin Firth states boldly as he gets ready to take a group of new recruits under his wing in the first featurette from Kingsman: The Secret Service. This latest sneak peek features plenty of never-before-seen footage from the action comedy, along with interviews from the cast and crew. Included is an epic bar fight, which finds Harry Hart showing his men what he's made of.

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. This action adventure is based on the 2012 Icon Comics miniseries written by Mark Millar ("The Ultimates," "Kick-Ass") and featuring artwork by Dave Gibbons ("Watchmen"). The comic ran for 6 issues, and was subsequently collected&#160into a single volume.

Director Matthew Vaughn discusses how they are »

- MovieWeb

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NYC Readers: Lucky Winners Could See An Advance Screening of 'Kingsman: The Secret Service'

12 December 2014 9:55 AM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Latino-Review.com and 20th Century Fox are teaming up to give 10 lucky winners a chance to see an early screening of the feature film "Kingsman: The Secret Service". The film stars Colin Firth, Michael Caine, Taron Egerton, and Samuel L. Jackson.

Based upon the acclaimed comic book by Kick-Ass creator Mark Millar 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.

NYC fans, be among the first to RSVP and you plus a guests can see "Kingsman: The Secret Service" before it is in theaters. Winners will be notified via email. Send us an email at latinoreviewmail@gmail.com

Valid photo is will be required at the participating theater.

Special guests from the »

- Kellvin Chavez

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Red Band Trailer for Kingsman: The Secret Service

11 December 2014 4:00 PM, PST | Filmonic.com | See recent Filmonic news »

Did I mention Kingsman: The Secret Service looks like a lot fun? I believe I did and if you still don’t believe me, this red band trailer should convince even the most jaded out there. Based on the spy comic book series “The Secret Service” written by Mark Millar (Kick-Ass, Wanted) and Dave Gibbons, Kingsman: […]

Read Red Band Trailer for Kingsman: The Secret Service on Filmonic.

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- Alex

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Henry Jackman Creates An Epic Action Score for The Interview

11 December 2014 3:46 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Award-winning composer Henry Jackman delivers an epic score to North Korea’s favorite comedy The Interview, directed by Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen.

Jackman’s score is ironically-serious and over-the-top, qualities the directors enjoyed from the score for their previous film, This Is The End.

In The Interview, journalists Dave Skylark (James Franco) and Aaron Rapoport (Seth Rogen) land an interview with North Korea’s dictator, Kim Jong Un, for their popular tabloid-tv show. As the duo prepare for their journey, the CIA enlists them to carry out an incredible mission: Assassinate Kim Jong Un.

This film marks the second collaboration between Jackman and the film’s directors Goldberg and Rogen, previously scoring their apocalypse comedy This Is The End.

The Interview opens in theaters on December 25th. The soundtrack will be released on January 13th 2015 by La-La Land Records.

Jackman began his solo career in 2009, and in just five years, »

- Michelle McCue

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Titles and descriptions for the first two episodes of Marvel’s Agent Carter

11 December 2014 1:20 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Yesterday we got a new poster for Agent Carter, and now Marvel has released the title and official episode descriptions for the first two instalments of the upcoming eight-part series:

“Now is Not the End”

Peggy is contacted by old acquaintance Howard Stark (Dominic Cooper, Marvel’s “Captain America: The First Avenger”) when he is framed for unleashing his deadliest weapons and can trust no one else. To help Peggy clear Stark’s name, he insists his butler, Edwin Jarvis, be at her beck and call–whether she likes it or not. But the risk is great: If caught, Agent Carter could be targeted as a traitor and spend the rest of her days in prison…or worse.

Bridge and Tunnel

Howard Stark’s deadliest weapon has fallen into enemy hands, and only Agent Carter can recover it. But can she do so before her undercover mission is discovered by »

- Gary Collinson

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