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Film Review | The Man From U.N.C.L.E.

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★★★½☆

2015 has been a great year for spies at the multiplex. Not only have the movies been entertaining, they have all offered different takes on the espionage genre. Kingsman: The Secret Service brought back the cool gadgets: Spy was a hilarious comedy: and Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation set the bar high for action. Enter Guy Ritchie’s The Man from U.N.C.L.E.: based on the spy-fi NBC TV series (which aired from 1964 to 1968), it has all the stylistic elements you’d expect from the director, benefitting more from the chemistry of its cast than its storytelling or action.

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Film Review | The Lone Ranger

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Director Gore Verbinski’s The Lone Ranger gallops into cinemas this week, delivering lively and enjoyable blockbuster entertainment even if it lacks the freshness and swagger of his Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl (2003).

Read my review at Flicks and the City here.


Film Trailer | The Lone Ranger

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The action-packed trailers for next year’s big summer blockbusters just keep on coming this week, with the latest film to offer up some new footage being The Pirates of the Caribbean director Gore Verbinski’s The Lone Ranger (2013). A brief teaser trailer debuted all the way back in October, and now we have a full two-minute look at this big screen Hollywood re-imagining of the popular 1950s American television series. For the previously uninitiated, The Lone Ranger will see former Texas ranger John Reid (Armie Hammer) join forces with native American ‘spirit warrior Tonto’ (Verbinski regular Johnny Depp) as the two work together to fight corruption in the dangerous canyons and plains of the Wild West.

Watch the trailer for The Lone Ranger at CineVue here.


Film Trailer | The Lone Ranger

It would seem that Gore Verbinski enjoys working with Johnny Depp almost as much as Tim Burton does. Having collaborated on The Pirates of the Caribbean franchise as well as Rango (2011), the pair have re-teamed once more for The Lone Ranger (2013), a re-imagining of the 1950s television series. Earlier this week, the first official poster was revealed and now we have a slightly blurred teaser trailer of the Jerry Bruckheimer produced blockbuster for your viewing pleasure. The Lone Ranger will follow the exploits of former Texas Ranger John Reid (Armie Hammer) as seen through the eyes of Native American spirit warrior Tonto (Depp) as the unlikely heroes work together to combat the corruption surrounding the rise of rail-roads.

Watch the trailer for The Lone Ranger at CineVue here.


Film Review | J. Edgar

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One definition of power is ‘a measurement of an entity’s ability to control its environment’. Power manifests itself in many forms; for J. Edgar Hoover, secrets were power, and he amassed much of it during his 48-year career. It’s a concept that is at the heart of Clint Eastwood’s latest, a biopic on the infamous founder of the FBI. Eastwood is no stranger to depicting well-known figures on screen, with 2009’s Nelson Mandela biopic Invictus an impressive credit in a bulging filmography. Is J. Edgar another notable notch for Eastwood?

Read the rest of this review on Yin & Yang here.