There are a handful of sequels that are as good as (or better than) their progenitors – The Godfather 2, Superman II, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan and The Dark Knight come to mind – and now Kingsman: The Golden Circle joins that elite list.
Following the heavy expositional load of the thoroughly entertaining first film, The Golden Circle expands character development (of Eggsy, at least) and introduces a delightfully pragmatic villain who has the best of intentions (and hopes to profit handsomely from them, too).
Matthew Vaughn’s Kinsman: The Secret Service, from his MARV Films, is based on Mark Millar’s graphic novel The Secret Service. Distributed by 20th Century Fox in North America, it stars Colin Firth as a John Steed-like, ultra-British secret agent who brings a street kid with potential (Taron Egerton) into his organization just as a tech wizard, (Samuel L. Jackson) sets a global threat in motion.
A third trailer has just been released with a fair bit of new footage. Check it out after the jump. Kinsman: The Secret Service opens February 13, 2015.
The month of February has gotten a bad rap. For almost forever, it has been the month where studios sent the movies they’d lost faith in to die. But a curious thing began to happen back when Daredevil was released in February – it became a modest hit.
So studios began treating February with a little respect and now, you get The LEGO Movie being a huge hit from a February release – and 50 Shades of Grey getting a Valentine’s release.
So, why not a all-out spy thriller? Like, say, Matthew Vaughn’s (X-Men First Class, Kick-Ass) epic looking Kingsmen: The Secret Service – starring Colin Firth, Michael Caine and Samuel L. Jackson? The new trailer certainly looks entertaining. Check it out after the jump. Kingsmen: The Secret Service opens on February 13, 2015. Enjoy!
October will see the release of Colin Firth’s latest sure-to-be blockbuster, Kingsman: The Secret Service. Firth will star alongside Hollywood legends Samuel L Jackson and Sir Michael Caine in the role of Secret Service agent Harry Hart, who’s tasked with turning a juvenile delinquent into a ruthless killer.
The one-liner for Magic in the Moonlight is, ‘A romantic comedy about an Englishman brought in to help unmask a possible swindle. Personal and professional complications ensue.’
Colin Firth plays a brilliant illusionist who is tasked with debunking Emma Stone’s apparent psychic. The trailer – following the jump – suggests he may be getting in over his head. Magic in the Moonlight opens on July 25th – but probably not wide.
Matthew Vaughn made Mark Millar’s Kick-Ass a hit movie and gave the X-Men new life with The X-Men: First Class. Now he’s given his attention to Millar’s Secret Service comic and, with co-writer Jane Goldman (who also shared writing credit with Vaughn on Kick-Ass and Stardust), has adapted the series for film. Long story short, despite the comic’s very mixed reviews, the movie looks like great fun.
Check out the first trailer after the jump. Kingsman: Secret Service will be in theaters this fall.
When Eric Lomax, a recently married man, freaks out his wife, Patti, with a seeming seizure, and she can’t get him to explain why, she seeks out one of his friends for the full story. The Railway Man is a tale of horrific torture in a World War II Japanese labor camp in Thailand that culminates in a confrontation between Lomax and an interpreter who was responsible for much of his pain. It is a true story.
Well, that it’s for another year. The Oscars® are done – and the show was only ten minutes long! [That’s not a record – I’m certain it came in on time once, a few decades back…]
For the record, James Franco and Anne Hathaway should probably not be asked back to co-host. Franco was surprisingly dead for most of the evening and it’s only because of Hathaway that I didn’t hit mute whenever they were onscreen after the first half-hour.
My thoughts on the show as a whole – and the major awards – follow the jump.