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Kingsman The Secret Service

Kingsman The Secret Service

 http://www.kingsmanmovie.com/

So.. is this the remake of British Cool.. the restart for JB.. James Bond.. we’ve been waiting for … or.. well something else.

Firstly this movie, knows it’s a movie, and know’s to play to the crowd.. the only question.. what crowd is it aiming at.. and we’re a little worried that it’s aimed after the kinda crowd.. that well.. isn’t necessarily the one we’d have chosen.. and in so doing.. will fail on multiple levels.. Yes it will get box office and applause.. but in a decade will it stand.. we think not. which is a shame.

There are some exceptional moments, some intelligent choreography and plot twists and for those of us who know.. http://s.ecret.me/ closer to the truth. (tell them Simon sent you..)

Ok.. the plus’.. it’s not overly sacharine.. You will laugh at time.. Strong athletics and physicality.. in places. Interesting plots and ideas..  One of the most striking is Algerian dancer and actress Sofia Boutella, who plays deadly henchwoman Gazelle.

The not so good.. overly gratuitous violence.. think for 15year old boys.. a weird anal sex line.. why required? what’s the point. Some silly overly simplified role plays – plebs vs not.. boys that say “bruv”..  The over the top swearing.. just so you can..

It was like someone had watched the English football hooligan movies and said.. what if we did that with James Bond.. and then had Mr Cool… Samuel L Jackson.. play the bad guy..

We overly simplify.

All in all.. we’re frustrated and fascinated.

This could have been amazing.

As it is.. I’m not even sure if we’d recommend you go watch it..

Shaun of the Dead – had humour..

Kingsman.. falls over and doesn’t quite cut it.

So.. who let the script through? do they care?

Will there be a sequel?

 

 

What could have been a really intelligent long standing movie that was genre defining was in our view let down by production and directorial vision..

 

We’ve been asked to help with a few film projects and we’re clearer why this happens.. Someone starts thinking ego, money and funny.. not real artwork and edutainment.

 

For me.. the opening pieces were most telling and poignant.

 

So.. if you loved The Avengers.. , 60s tv.. and well you want a silly movie.. watch this..

 

can you tell we’re confused our self..  we so want to love Kingsman…. time for a fan cut.. or reboot..

 

And Sir Michael C.. a gem as always..

 

Upside Down – Trailer

Upside Down is an interesting movie, and the trailer will definitely get you thinking.

What if there were twin planets with different gravities..

It’s definitely a movie that will intrigue those of us that like the altered world variety, from the Matrix to Dark Cities.

It’s going to be interesting to see reviews when the movie goes live.

“Upside Down is a 2012 French-Canadian romantic fantasy film written and directed by Juan Diego Solanas. Starring Jim Sturgess and Kirsten Dunst, the film is about a man searching an alternate universe for a long-lost love from his youth”

The Hobbit

The Hobbit

The Hobbit

The Hobbit

The Hobbit – An Unexpected Journey – release date 14 December 2012

The book that really launched the Lord of the Rings Trilogy and which is loved by millions of people all over the world finally comes to the big screen.

In this reincarnation we have a kindred cast from the Lord of the Rings and a look and feel we have come to expect.

Those who loved the animated versions or earlier versions will we expect love the larger than life world that has now been created.

The Story:

Bilbo Baggins is swept into a quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor from the fearsome dragon Smaug. Approached out of the blue by the wizard Gandalf the Grey, Bilbo finds himself joining a company of thirteen dwarves led by the legendary warrior, Thorin Oakenshield.

Their journey will take them into the Wild; through treacherous lands swarming with Goblins and Orcs, deadly Wargs and Giant Spiders, Shapeshifters and Sorcerers. Although their goal lies to the East and the wastelands of the Lonely Mountain first they must escape the goblin tunnels, where Bilbo meets the creature that will change his life forever … Gollum.

Here, alone with Gollum, on the shores of an underground lake, the unassuming Bilbo Baggins not only discovers depths of guile and courage that surprise even him, he also gains possession of Gollum’s “precious” ring that holds unexpected and useful qualities


Director:

Peter Jackson

Writers:

Fran Walsh (screenplay), Philippa Boyens(screenplay), and 3 more credits »

http://www.thehobbit.com/

 

Life of PI

The Life Of Pi – 2012 – 20/12/2012

The Life Of Pi

Life of PI

The Life Of Pi is an amazing book which looks like being an amazing break through movie from the award winning director Ang Lee.

The trailer is amazing and we look forward to seeing how the books amazing imagery translates to the big (or super big screen). Everything we’ve heard and seen so far, suggests this is going to be one of the visual treats for the year, and we strongly this The Life of Pi will end up getting many awards.

If you haven’t yet, read the book, and smile..

After all .. how often do you get rescued by a life raft only to find yourself stuck with a tiger…

http://www.lifeofpimovie.com/

Skyfall James Bond

Skyfall – James Bond

Skyfall James Bond

Skyfall James Bond

Bond’s loyalty to M is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost.

Skyfall is the upcoming twenty-third spy film in the Eon Productions James Bond series, produced for MGM, Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Entertainment.

For a twist it premiers in London, October 26th and in the US November 9th.

This is a great example of pre promotion and there is a lot of anticipation after the last few bond films.

The look of the film and the tone are very on point.

We have tickets to see the film at Imax available to VIPs care of  Fresh And On Point and Simon X

We can’t wait till the public release of The Super Spy – which remains under wraps publically but is extremely interesting

If you like this you should also check out Shibumi  and for martial training if you’ve been inspired.. Master Martial Arts and Master Tai Chi  

http://www.skyfall-movie.com/

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1074638/