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August 2015

#BlockbusterBeat by Matt Lynch Film

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. | Guy Ritchie

August 13, 2015

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. doesn’t have much to do with its 50-year-old TV source material beyond the basic skeleton of its premise: two secret agents, one American and one Soviet, team up to stop bad guys at the height of the Cold War. The series was a cheap but slick Bond ripoff with cardboard sets, sexy girls, and a couple of charismatic leads. A pop artifact. Here Napoleon Solo (Henry Cavill) and Illya Kuryakin (Armie Hammer) must recruit the daughter (Alicia…

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#BlockbusterBeat by Matt Lynch Film

Fantastic Four | Joshua Trank

The Comic book iterations of the Fantastic Four are often called Marvel’s First Family. Their stories take place in a bright four-color world where the heroes are a band of endlessly squabbling world-famous celebrities, sort of a Hard Day’s Night with pop superscience, where a man…

August 11, 2015
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