Napoleon Solo and Ilya Kuryakin – names to conjure with. The former the best agent for the United Network Command for Law and Enforcement; the latter the youngest and best agent to join the KGB in its history. The two became the best partnership in espionage circles in the classic series The Man From U.N.C.L.E. – portrayed by Robert Vaughn and David McCallum.
Now, Guy Ritchie – he of darkly twisted crime films like Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, and the steampunky resurrection of Sherlock Holmes – has adapted the series for film by updating it and setting it firmly in… the sixties.
Now we have Henry (Superman) Cavill as Solo and Armie (The Lone Ranger) Hammer as Kuryakin – but the basic situation remains much the same. The only question is this: what’s U.N.C.LE. got to do with it? As the movie’s first trailer shows, the pairing looks awfully good. Check it out after the jump. The Man From U.N.C.L.E. opens on August 14th.
Continue reading Cold War Deja Vu Trailer: The Man From U.N.C.L.E.!
Disney’s The Lone Ranger is set in the old west, so naturally trains are a big part of it – the completion of a significant portion of the continental railway is one the film’s key plot points. What isn’t apparent onscreen, though, is that the filmmakers had to build their trains and lay their own track. Check out the video above to see that story – then follow the jump to watch a featurette on the film’s story & characters.
Continue reading The Lone Ranger: Trains, Story & Characters
In a video interview with Armie Hammer, the Australian interviewer right.described The Lone Ranger as ‘the craziest movie of the year!
Continue reading The Lone Ranger is a Big, Raucous Ride!
That Armie Hammer is a good looking, TALL drink of water! During a recent press conference for The Lone Ranger I asked him how he prepared for The Lone Ranger and what is like to take on such an iconic role.
Continue reading The Lone Ranger, Armie Hammer talks to Michelle and EM!
The Lone Ranger is one of those movies that could be either a spectacular success or a mind-boggling failure. The trailers – including the newest one (follow the jump to view) – look great, but trailers can lie. As a Lone Ranger fan since the original TV series, I’m hoping for the spectacular success – but I’m still crossing my fingers.
Here’s hoping The Lone Ranger can bring dusters back – or at least not kill them off for another generation…
Continue reading Dusty Trailer: The Lone Ranger!
The jury may still be out as to whether Gore Verbonski’s The Lone Ranger will do for westerns what his Pirates of the Caribbean did for pirate movies, but it has to said: it’s gonna look cool!
Four more character posters follow the jump.
Continue reading Character Posters–The Lone Ranger’s Got ‘Em!
The first of this year’s two takes on Snow White, Mirror Mirror is a sumptuous visual feast – the trademark of director Tarsem Singh – with enough laughs, action and romance to make it worth a trip to your local multiplex.
Continue reading Mirror Mirror – Gorgeous, Fluffy Fun!
Remember that Lone Ranger movie that Disney de-greenlighted because of budgetary concerns – and was restructured to fit their requirements? Well, it’s being filmed as we speak – and we have our first look at Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer in the lead roles.
Tagline: From producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Gore Verbinski comes Disney/Bruckheimer Films’ THE LONE RANGER. Tonto (Johnny Depp), a spirit warrior on a personal quest, joins forces in a fight for justice with John Reid (Armie Hammer), a lawman who has become a masked avenger.
THE LONE RANGER will be released in May 2013.
It’s a tale of sound and fury; friendship betrayed; money and the internet. The Social Network may be the story of how Mark Zuckerberg created Facebook, but it has Shakespearean range and moves like a Jason Bourne movie. Directed by David Fincher and written by Aaron Sorkin, the film is also practically littered with brilliant performances – and the DVD release gives them all their due.
Continue reading The Social Network Gets A Top Flight 2-Disc DVD Release!