The Man from U.N.C.L.E. 2015

15 Jan 2015

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If anyone is as old... well as I am. You may remember a spy / sci-fi / adventure series called The Man from U.N.C.L.E. A series that ran from September 22, 1964, to January 15, 1968 that starred Robert Vaughn (Napoleon Solo) and David McCallum (Illya Kuryakin) as secret agents. Sort of on the vibe of James Bond and the old British Spy Fi Avengers.
Now there is going to be a theatrical release / reboot of the show that will hit the theaters in the US on August 14, 2015. The show will star Henry Cavill as Napoleon Solo and Armie Hammer as Illya Kuryakin and will be released by Warner Brothers. As of yet there are no trailers to this so I can't give you a teaser but snooping around the net there are loads of stills which I will load and of course a plot summary that is pretty much the same from post to post. This one is from the Google search page for the show

"At the height of the Cold War, a mysterious criminal organization plans to use nuclear weapons and technology to upset the fragile balance of power between the United States and Soviet Union. CIA agent Napoleon Solo (Henry Cavill) and KGB agent Illya Kuryakin (Armie Hammer) are forced to put aside their hostilities and work together to stop the evildoers in their tracks. The duo's only lead is the daughter of a missing German scientist, whom they must find soon to prevent a global catastrophe"

You can get some more on this from these sites
Henry Cavill personal blog page.
Wikipedia
IMDb

So you are one of those that have no clue what the show is about and may not even care. So ok now lets have some fun first a teaser for the first season of the original series and then read a bit on the show itself.  Hopefully I can get some video of the series if it has not been swept into the we will repackage it to sell and no more free looks for you standard. if so then I will post them in the video section of the community page.

And some background via the one and only free only open source for all info Wikipedia.

The series consisted of 105 episodes originally screened between 1964 and 1968. It was produced by Arena Productions using the studios of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. The first season was broadcast in black-and-white.

Ian Fleming contributed to the concepts after being approached by the show's co-creator, Norman Felton. The book The James Bond Films says Fleming proposed two characters, Napoleon Solo and April Dancer (The Girl from U.N.C.L.E.). The original name was Ian Fleming's Solo. Robert Towne, Sherman Yellen, and Harlan Ellison wrote scripts for the series. Author Michael Avallone, who wrote the first original novelisation based upon the series (see below), is sometimes incorrectly cited as the show's creator.

Solo was to have been the focus, but a scene featuring a Georgian (Georgia-USSR) agent named Illya Kuryakin drew enthusiasm from the fans and the agents were paired.

Premise

Solo and Kuryakin.
The series centered on a two-man troubleshooting team working for U.N.C.L.E. (United Network Command for Law and Enforcement): American Napoleon Solo (Robert Vaughn), and Georgian (Georgia-USSR) Illya Kuryakin (David McCallum). Leo G. Carroll played Alexander Waverly, the British head of the organization (Number One of Section One). Barbara Moore joined the cast as Lisa Rogers in the fourth season.

The series, though fictional, achieved such cultural prominence that props, costumes and documents, and a video clip are in the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library's exhibit on spies and counterspies. Similar U.N.C.L.E. exhibits are in the museums of the Central Intelligence Agency and other US agencies and organizations gathering intelligence.

U.N.C.L.E.'s adversary was THRUSH (WASP in the pilot movie). The original series never divulged what THRUSH represented, but in several U.N.C.L.E. novels by David McDaniel, it is the Technological Hierarchy for the Removal of Undesirables and the Subjugation of Humanity, described as founded by Col. Sebastian Moran after the death of Professor Moriarty at the Reichenbach Falls in the Sherlock Holmes story, "The Final Problem".

THRUSH's aim was to conquer the world. Napoleon Solo said, in "The Green Opal Affair", "THRUSH believes in the two-party system — the masters and the slaves," and in the pilot episode ("The Vulcan Affair"), THRUSH "kills people the way people kill flies — a reflex action — a flick of the wrist." So dangerous was THRUSH that governments — even those ideologically opposed, such as the United States and the USSR — had cooperated in formating and operating U.N.C.L.E. Similarly, when Solo and Kuryakin held opposing political views, the friction between them in the story was held to a minimum.

Though executive producer Norman Felton and Ian Fleming conceived Napoleon Solo, it was producer Sam Rolfe who created the U.N.C.L.E. hierarchy. Unlike national organizations like the CIA and James Bond's MI6, U.N.C.L.E. was a global organization of agents from many countries and cultures. Illya Kuryakin was created by Rolfe as just such an agent, from the Soviet Union.

The creators decided an innocent character would be featured in each episode, giving the audience someone with whom to identify. Despite many changes over four seasons, "innocence" remained a constant — from a suburban housewife in the pilot, "The Vulcan Affair" (film version: To Trap a Spy) to those kidnapped in the final episode, "The Seven Wonders of the World Affair".

Some photos from the new remake of Man From Uncle

 

 

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TERMINATOR GENISYS Official Trailer (2015)

11 Jan 2015

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Plot and cast Info From Wikipedia

July 1 , 2015

In 2029, John Connor, leader of the Resistance, continues the war against the machines. At the Los Angeles' offensive, John's fears of the unknown future begin to emerge when John is notified by his army unit, Tech-Com, that Skynet will attack him from two fronts, past and future, and will ultimately change warfare forever.

On the verge of winning the war against Skynet, Connor sends his trusted lieutenant Kyle Reese back through time to save his mother's life and ensure his own existence. However, Kyle finds the original past changed. After being orphaned at age nine by a T-800, sent to kill her when she was young to prevent the future, Sarah Connor has been brought up by another Terminator T-800 programmed to protect her. This Terminator has then trained her to face her destiny, which she adamantly tries to reject. Now, Kyle and Sarah have to escape the new T-800 and the T-1000 sent by Skynet to kill them, with the help of the old Terminator.

Arnold Schwarzenegger as The Terminator (original T-800 model)
Emilia Clarke as Sarah Connor
Jason Clarke as John Connor
Jai Courtney as Kyle Reese
Matt Smith
Lee Byung-hun as the T-1000
Dayo Okeniyi as Danny Dyson
Courtney B. Vance as Miles Dyson
Sandrine Holt
J. K. Simmons
Michael Gladis
Douglas Smith
Aaron V. Williamson as The Terminator (new T-800 model)
Nolan Gross as Skynet

See also Terminator Genisys Facebook Page or the
Official Website

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Divergent Series: Insurgent Trailer

09 Jan 2015

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March 20 2015

 

Plot summary and character list from Wikipedia

As she searches for allies and answers in the wake of the uprising, Tris (Shailene Woodley) and Four (Theo James) are on the run. Being hunted by Jeanine Matthews (Kate Winslet), the leader of the Erudite faction, Tris and Four will race against time as they try to figure out what Abnegation sacrificed their lives to protect, and why the Erudite leaders will do anything to stop them. Haunted by her past choices but desperate to protect the ones she loves, Tris faces one impossible challenge after another as she unlocks the truth about the past and ultimately the future of her world.

See also: List of The Divergent trilogy characters

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Walking Dead Poster for Midseason 5

08 Jan 2015

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This poster art gives some tantalizing hints of what we may expect from the midseason 5 episodes. The not written by Abraham stating  "The New World's Gonna Need Rick Grimes". Which if I remembered right was the same one that Morgan read at the end of the midseason finale. Also the map shows another direction drawn on it. I wonder if the crew heads west instead of DC now. There are probably other clues that I am missing but who cares anyway.  Just can't wait to get that WD fix on Sunday nights again .

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Strange Magic Official Trailer (2015)

07 Jan 2015

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Strange Magic, a new animated film from Lucasfilm Ltd., is a madcap fairy tale musical inspired by "A Midsummer Night's Dream." Popular songs from the past six decades help tell the tale of a colorful cast of goblins, elves, fairies and imps, and their hilarious misadventures sparked by the battle over a powerful potion. Lucasfilm Animation Singapore and Industrial Light & Magic bring to life the fanciful forest turned upside down with world-class animation and visual effects.

Alan Cumming as Bog King
Evan Rachel Wood as Marianne
Kristin Chenoweth as Sugar Plum Fairy
Maya Rudolph as Griselda
Sam Palladio as Roland
Alfred Molina
Elijah Kelley as Sunny
Bob Einstein
Peter Stormare
Meredith Anne Bull as Dawn

For more visit the Official page for Strange Magic

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CHAPPIE – Official Movie Trailer

07 Jan 2015

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March 6, 2015

Every child comes into the world full of promise, and none more so than Chappie: he is gifted, special, a prodigy. Like any child, Chappie will come under the influence of his surroundings – some good, some bad – and he will rely on his heart and soul to find his way in the world and become his own man. But there's one thing that makes Chappie different from anyone else: he is a robot. The first robot with the ability to think and feel for himself. His life, his story, will change the way the world looks at robots and humans forever.

See more on Sony's official page for Chappie

Cast list from Wikipedia

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Marvel’s Ant-Man Teaser

07 Jan 2015

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Release dates
July 17, 2015
Country United States

The first look at the Marvels Ant Man. First impressions. Cooooooooollll. But then again I am in with everything Marvel.

Thief Scott Lang must aid his mentor Dr. Hank Pym in safeguarding the mystery of the Ant-Man technology – which allows its user to decrease in size but increase in strength – from various new threats, and plot a heist that will save the Earth.

Paul Rudd as Scott Lang / Ant-Man:
A petty criminal, who acquires an invented substance that allows him to shrink in scale but increase in strength. Regarding Rudd's casting, producer Kevin Feige said, "Look at that origin of the petty crook who comes into contact with a suit and does his best to make good, and then look at someone like Paul Rudd, who can do slightly unsavory things like break into people’s houses and still be charming and who you root for and whose redemption you will find satisfaction in."
Evangeline Lilly as Hope Van Dyne:
The daughter of Hank Pym and Janet Van Dyne. Describing her character, Lilly said, "I was raised by two superheroes. So, I'm a pretty screwed up human being. I am also fairly capable, strong, and kick-ass, which is wonderful to play, but the most fun to play was just how messed up she was from being raised by two superheroes. And the clear message sent by my name is that I'm not a big fan of my father and so I took my mother's name."[10] Originally cast by Wright, Lilly was reluctant to take the role after he left the project until she read the revised script and got a chance to meet with Reed.
Corey Stoll as Darren Cross / Yellowjacket:
A former protégé of Pym, who takes over Pym's company and acquires the Ant-Man technology to create the Yellowjacket suit. Describing the suit, Stoll said, "Darren Cross... has a suit that is sort of the next generation of Ant-Man’s suit. It can do everything that Ant-Man can do, but more. It’s more badass, more militaristic, sleeker… sort of like if Apple had designed a battle suit." As for his character, Stoll said, "He is not a villain in the vein of Thanos or Loki, who are villains that know it. [Cross] is a guy who is not that dissimilar from Michael Douglas' character, Hank Pym. A brilliant scientist, who is not ethically pure. I think a great thing about the whole movie is that everybody in this movie is in those shades of gray a little bit."
Bobby Cannavale as Paxton: A friend of Lang.
Michael Peña as Luis.
Judy Greer as Maggie: Lang's estranged ex-wife.
Tip "T.I." Harris as Dave.
David Dastmalchian as Kurt.
Wood Harris as Gale.
Jordi Mollà as Castillo.
Michael Douglas as Dr. Hank Pym / Ant-Man:
An entomologist and physicist who invents the Ant-Man technology in 1963 and mentors Lang to take over as Ant-Man. Douglas compared his decision to join a superhero film to his role in Behind the Candelabra saying, "Sometimes—like [when] they didn't see you for Liberace—you've got to shake them up a little bit and have some fun." Douglas indicated that he will not be wearing the Ant-Man suit, saying, "My costume will be hung up and Paul will be wearing it in good form."
Additionally, John Slattery reprises his role as Howard Stark from Iron Man 2. Abby Ryder Fortson, Gregg Turkington, and Martin Donovan have been cast in undisclosed roles.

Characters and plot description from Wikipedia

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