Peter Rabbit is the film adaptation of Beatrix Potter’s classic tale of a rebellious rabbit determined to sneak into a farmer’s vegetable garden. Will Gluck directs while James Corden, Daisy Ridley, Margot Robbie, Domhnall Gleeson…
I did grow up reading one or two of the Peter Rabbit books but I only remember the stories vaguely. My curiosity about how much I loved the books and the general cuteness of all the animals will have me tuning in. And… I’ve always enjoyed stories about mischievous and clever animals.
Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer, Alicia Vikander, Hugh Grand and Elizabeth Debicki star in Director Guy Ritchie’s latest spy movie, The Man From U.N.C.L.E ( U.N.C.L.E meaning United Network Command for Law and Enforcement).
I was initially quite concerned after watching the trailer for The Man From U.N.C.L.E. because I feared that the film would contain one or two very questionable accents. I’m neither Russian nor American, so perhaps I’m not the right person to say, but both Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer’s respective American and Russian accents sound rather above board to me.
As for the movie’s spectacle, I found The Man From U.N.C.L.E. adequately entertaining. The story, style and everything in the film, including all aspects of design, namely the fashion, cars and interiors… all of it plus the dialogue did just enough to keep me watching.
I also really enjoyed a relatively short but beautifully captured moment of rage towards the end of the movie. Though, overall I strongly doubt whether there’ll ever be a Guy Ritchie movie that could unseat the top positions that his first two films,Lock Stock And Two Smoking Barrels (1998) and Snatch (2000) continue to hold in my heart and mind.
Tune in to The Man From U.N.C.L.E. for the design / style and if you haven’t already, make time for Ritchie’s very smart first two movies. They’re simply super!
Having grown up mostly in England, a place where you learn about William Shakespeare and at least one of his great plays, including Macbeth, I wish I could say that I know the story of of the Scottish Duke very well. In reality, I’m more aware of the name Macbeth than the story of Macbeth.
Just as well then that a mighty good looking film, starring two of my favourite acting greats is due for release next month. Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard are the stars of of director Justin Kurzel’s adaptation…
I can’t wait to take in all the glorious cinematography. if this trailer is anything to go by, the film is going to be visually stunning.
David Thewlis, Elizabeth Debicki and Paddy Considine also star.
Fast forward to 2015 and the release of his latest movie The Man From U.N.C.L.E. will soon be upon us. There’s plenty going on in the trailer and I for one am quite intrigued.
Starring Henry Cavill (a.k.a. Superman), Alicia Vikander, Armie Hammer, Hugh Grant and Elizabeth Debicki, I’m going to trust in Ritchie’s track record of great style, storytelling and witty dialogue here.
Nevertheless, just to be safe, I’ll have my fingers crossed in hopes of an absence of dodgy accents.