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Even if it isn’t as much of grabber as the TV series, Guy Ritchie’s reboot sure gets points for style.
In the high-concept mode of “well, it worked with Mission Impossible”, we’re reaching back to a popular network series from the 1960’s to kick off what is clearly intended as a new feature length series. Inherent problem: in those days, America was in the midst of the Cold War with the Soviets. The concept of odd-couple pairing a CIA and KGB agent was fun because it was timely. Now? Not so much. That Cold War has thawed; there isn’t even a Soviet Union anymore. So the teaming of an American and Russian spy just doesn’t have the same oomph.
Ritchie, who co-wrote and directed, clearly doesn’t care. He plows ahead with the conceit, using it as a set up and then plunging merrily into a rather standard international mission thing which will save the world from nuclear bad guys (and remarkable sexy women). This “Man” is more style than substance and, in this case, that’s not so bad. Because the style is great. The scenes move along, the action is watchable, the people are very pretty. Very pretty Alicia Vikander, who may or may not be a damsel in distress, wears the coolest mod fashions. Elizabeth Debicki makes quite the impression as the louche louse. Hugh Grant shows up for a while, but the movie, as it should, centers around Henry Cavill, who is bland but sure handsome as Napoleon Solo and a surprisingly light on his toes Armie Hammer, clearly having fun as Illya Kuryakin. Everybody, it should be noted, wears great clothes and drives around in breathtakingly beautiful classic cars, making this movie, if not the most exciting release of the summer, sure one of the most fun to look at.
This week we review "Mad Max: Fury Road" starring Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron and Nicholas Hoult directed and written by the original Mad Max director himself, George Miller. It's been 30 years since we last saw the post apocalyptic desert ravaged world of the title character "Mad" Max Rockatansky. From the trailers, the car chases seem more extravagent, the explosions seem bigger and the bizarro cast of mad inhabitants seem even more bizarre. Does the future really belong to the Mad? Tune in this Sunday to find out.
Ant-Man - If you can hang in there an hour and a half, this latest Marvel installment does, finally, deliver. But why do we have to wait so long?
Amy Schumer’s Trainwreck is anything but. Baudy, assured, realistic and mature this laugh-out-loud comedy is a delight.
Mr. Holmes - It’s Ian McKellen who, in a brilliant turn, makes this class act one that should be remembered at awards season. In great company and greater surroundings, you still just can’t take your eyes (or heart) off of him.
Woody Allen’s Irrational Man, an okay piece buffed up by its pedigree. Has Woody worn me down, getting me to (almost) shrug my shoulders at this latest spin on a romance between an older man and younger woman?
Mad Man Pondo on Yakuza Kick Radio....well sort of.He will be back on the show this week
Oct 28, 2015
-Tonight's guest is Madman Pondo!
-But first ...
-Jay Cat discusses his latest race (Tough Mudder)
--What is an Arctic Enema???
-Comments on David Starr vs JT Dunn from Tangled Web 8
-Madman Pondo is on the line!!!
-When did Pondo get started?
-What ignited his passion for Death Match wrestling?
-How did he come up with his character?
-How did the STOP sign became such a staple for him?
-Memories of Pondo-Ian Rotten Bloodbath 2000
-How did he get into CZW?
-Thoughts on John Zandig
-Memories of the UnFNBelievable Barbed Wire match vs Lobo
-And then .... Pondo disappears!
--Something goes wrong with the connection and the Pondo interview is lost.
--So ... Jay resumes the show solo
-WWE Hell in a Cell was this past weekend
--Jay Cat gives his recap
--2015 is not being kind to the 49ers
--Game-by-game preview for Week 8
-"Go Fund Me" ... Go F**k Yourself!
Listen to my Reviews of Carol, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2, The Night Before, Secret in Their Eyes, Legend.
Movie Reviews from Joanna Langfield The Movie Minute.
Tune in for this special edition of Black Geek Movie Talk on Saturday, Oct 31 @ 3:30 PSTas we review some of the best & worst scary movies of 2015!
The former World Heavyweight Champion Rocky Balboa serves as a trainer and mentor to Adonis Johnson, the son of his late friend and former rival Apollo Creed.
The Danish Girl
The remarkable love story inspired by the lives of artists Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener. Lili and Gerda's marriage and work evolve as they navigate Lili's groundbreaking journey as a transgender pioneer.
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