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(Deadline)   'Lone Ranger' Armie Hammer to star in 'Man From U.N.C.L.E.' big-screen adaptation. Bad news: He has to co-star with Tom Cruise. Worst news: Guy Ritchie is set to direct   (deadline.com) divider line 47
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2013-04-25 10:12:33 AM
I'm not feelin' good about this project.
 
2013-04-25 10:13:04 AM
I wonder if he ever kicked his parents in the crotch for naming him that.
 
2013-04-25 10:16:32 AM

LDM90: I wonder if he ever kicked his parents in the crotch for naming him that.


Better than Ballpeen.
 
2013-04-25 10:19:04 AM

AMonkey'sUncle: LDM90: I wonder if he ever kicked his parents in the crotch for naming him that.

Better than Ballpeen.


Or Tack.
 
2013-04-25 10:21:57 AM
Tom Cruise isn't a bad actor subby, he's just crazy. That means he's an even Better actor. Think about it. Its gotta be a lot harder for a complete nutcase to play a secret agent than for a normal person to play one.

For your reference, a crazy scale from batshiat to super serious:

Tom Cruise<---------------------------->Normal<--------------------------- ------->Secret Agent
 
2013-04-25 10:23:32 AM
I thought Tom Cruise did a good job in Oblivion.
The question is, does the Man from Uncle need a reboot?
/I think not.
 
2013-04-25 10:23:54 AM

NotoriousW.O.P: AMonkey'sUncle: LDM90: I wonder if he ever kicked his parents in the crotch for naming him that.

Better than Ballpeen.

Or Tack.


I'd have gone with Jack
 
2013-04-25 10:29:05 AM
I have trouble taking Armie Hammer seriously just because his first name sounds so damned childish.

I realize that his birth name (Armand Hammer) is freighted with a certain amount of history--everything from Occidental Petroleum to the Soviet Union--but at least it sounds like a grown-up name.
 
2013-04-25 10:29:49 AM
I did not know Sandler, Buschemi, or Fraser changed their name.
 
2013-04-25 10:31:10 AM
Piss off subby, ya wanker. I liked Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels.
 
2013-04-25 10:31:59 AM

Saiga410: I did not know Sandler, Buschemi, or Fraser changed their name.


I thought the same thing. What a drag it is getting old.
 
2013-04-25 10:32:26 AM
They're going to do what?!?!? Get em!

www.cinemaretro.com
 
2013-04-25 10:33:49 AM
I have no idea how Tom Cruise became the go-to guy for this type of character. In my mind, he is the least credible actor for someone who knows more than everyone else in the room about anything.
 
2013-04-25 10:42:56 AM
I need more caffeine badly... I swear I thought subby's headline said

'Lone Ranger' Armie Hammer to star in 'Man From U.N.C.L.E.' big-screen adaptation. Bad news: He has to co-star with Tom Cruise. Worst news: Lionel Richie is set to direct
 
2013-04-25 10:45:09 AM
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2013-04-25 10:46:18 AM
2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-04-25 10:46:59 AM
Quick subby, name a Guy Ritchie movie that was actually objectively bad.  Here, I'll make it easy for you and give you the list:

Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
Snatch
Swept Away
Revolver
Suspect
RocknRolla
Sherlock Holmes
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
 
2013-04-25 10:49:34 AM

Teufelaffe: Quick subby, name a Guy Ritchie movie that was actually objectively bad

Swept Away



What do I win?

And another thing: why is The Real RocknRolla still stuck in development hell?
 
2013-04-25 10:51:58 AM
I've tried to explain to folks why I dislike Cruise in action movies and this review comes close...

"...Which brings us to Tom Cruise, the not-necessarily good news. However engaging its end-times mysteries, Oblivion is still a Tom Cruise movie. He's rarely credible these days playing specific humans, but he is without peer as Mr. Charge-Ahead Movie Hero, the guy who feels only one thing at a time, always exactly what the scene demands. He's like some premium plot-moving app producers can download for their blockbusters - but he comes with the usual bugs. To witness Oblivion's marvels, you'll have to watch him do all he does in movie after movie: modeling jumpsuits and sunglasses; racing about on a dirt bike; getting tied to a chair; running in that stiff and measured way that makes him look like an animated .gif titled "Tom Cruise Running."" - Alan Scherstuhl
Although playing the same character over and over again is obviously not unique to Cruise.
 
2013-04-25 11:09:38 AM

ADubs86: Teufelaffe: Quick subby, name a Guy Ritchie movie that was actually objectively bad

Swept Away


What do I win?


You win a date with Madonna.
 
2013-04-25 11:23:03 AM

Teufelaffe: Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows


This movie was pretty crappy. It was just action set pieces loosely strung together with the thinnest strands of plot.
 
2013-04-25 11:36:31 AM

Kurmudgeon: I thought Tom Cruise did a good job in Oblivion.
The question is, does the Man from Uncle need a reboot?
/I think not.


This.

The original was so rooted in the 60s that there's really no point to a remake. It's gonna tank harder than the "Miami Vice" movie.

/Love Man from U.N.C.L.E.
//David McCallum was hot back in the day.
 
2013-04-25 11:36:42 AM
I'M GOING WASTE MY LIFE BEING MAD ABOUT THIS BEFORE I EVEN SEE IT!!!
 
2013-04-25 11:42:49 AM
From the headshots of those two, pretty mens, I think they should change the name to "The Man Who Yelled Uncle". The director could just stand back and wait for the 'magic' to happen.

/ NTTAWWT

// Leave the U.N.C.L.E. legacy alone.
 
2013-04-25 11:49:57 AM
An U.N.C.L.E. movie not set in the sixties is a waste.
 
2013-04-25 11:51:22 AM
www.egotripland.com

Man from U.N.K.L.E.
 
2013-04-25 11:57:08 AM

Tak the Hideous New Girl: Kurmudgeon: I thought Tom Cruise did a good job in Oblivion.
The question is, does the Man from Uncle need a reboot?
/I think not.

This.

The original was so rooted in the 60s that there's really no point to a remake. It's gonna tank harder than the "Miami Vice" movie.

/Love Man from U.N.C.L.E.
//David McCallum was hot back in the day.


So was Mission Impossible, they've done okay with that. Neither show was really that good to begin with.
 
2013-04-25 11:59:07 AM
Things from Guy Ritchie that I like:

Lock Stock & Two Smoking Barrells
Snatch
Rock N Rolla
Sherlock Homes
Sherlock Holmes: Game Of Shadows

Things from Guy Ritchie that I don't like:

Any association with Madonna
 
2013-04-25 12:11:04 PM
www.askbiography.com

obligatory
 
2013-04-25 12:13:56 PM

Crewmannumber6: Things from Guy Ritchie that I like:

Lock Stock & Two Smoking Barrells
Snatch
Rock N Rolla
Sherlock Homes
Sherlock Holmes: Game Of Shadows

Things from Guy Ritchie that I don't like:

Any association with Madonna


If we're being judged based on the poor choices of mates we select then I'm done for.
 
2013-04-25 01:42:31 PM
Yea, yea, Guy Ritchie was married to Madonna and made an awful movie with her. But he's put out multiple quality films. If every man was held to the fire for being led astray by his penis, we'd all have third degree burns.
 
2013-04-25 01:44:35 PM
The brief problem with Tom Cruise is that leading men are either successful young or successful old(er). You either have some soft boyishness, or chiseled roughness. Roughness doesn't sell in the young and softness doesn't sell in the old.

Think of someone like Gregory Peck. The first film that anyone knows him for is Roman Holiday, which was made when he was in his mid-30s. Most of his success was in his 40s. John Wayne's breakthrough role, Stagecoach was when he was in his 30s, and most of his best known films were when he was in his mid-40s. Clooney's first film role was when he was 35.

Cruise's success was most playing a series of rookies - kids learning to be men. Then he gets to around the age of Mission Impossible, and really, he's too old to do that. But he isn't manly enough to do man's roles. His best roles in recent years have been as bad guys. He plays sleazy, amoral characters very well. Napoleon Solo, as played by Robert Vaughn, was a charming character, but you always got the sense that behind the charm was the strength to cross you if he needed it. The right casting would be John Hamm. Cruise should be playing the bad guy.
 
2013-04-25 02:09:06 PM
I don't know why Hello gets so much attention
Easy is his best song
 
2013-04-25 02:43:15 PM

Teufelaffe: Quick subby, name a Guy Ritchie movie that was actually objectively bad.  Here, I'll make it easy for you and give you the list:

Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
Snatch
Swept Away
Revolver
Suspect
RocknRolla
Sherlock Holmes
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows


Is Revolver that one with Ray Liotta in Vegas?   That one WAS very bad... though, i do think Ritchie is incredibly talented.    Lock, Stock, might be in my top 5 faves ever.
 
2013-04-25 02:44:40 PM

T.rex: Is Revolver that one with Ray Liotta in Vegas?


Yes.

I liked it.
 
2013-04-25 03:10:10 PM
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They'll need more than that to beat the reigning champ of TV-to-movie chumbucketry.
 
2013-04-25 03:59:53 PM

Ow! That was my feelings!: Although playing the same character over and over again is obviously not unique to Cruise.


No, but Will Smith is more entertaining.
 
2013-04-25 04:08:45 PM
Agree with the dude above, just can't take "Armie Hammer" seriously.

Also, has a 60's tv show movie adaptation ever been good?? Man from UNCLE? Wtf is that?
 
2013-04-25 04:24:34 PM

Meatybrain: They'll need more than that to beat the reigning champ of TV-to-movie chumbucketry.


I'll see you, and raise you this shiatfest:

upload.wikimedia.org

That said, Team America probably happened because they didn't make a puppet version.
 
2013-04-25 05:44:39 PM

T.rex: Teufelaffe: Quick subby, name a Guy Ritchie movie that was actually objectively bad.  Here, I'll make it easy for you and give you the list:

Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
Snatch
Swept Away
Revolver
Suspect
RocknRolla
Sherlock Holmes
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

Is Revolver that one with Ray Liotta in Vegas?   That one WAS very bad... though, i do think Ritchie is incredibly talented.    Lock, Stock, might be in my top 5 faves ever.


The best review i ever heard/read about Revolver was this one from Mark Kermode on BBC radio. Very funny and intelligent rant. The one he did about Sex and the City 2 was even better.


/This film is either going to be a car crash or brilliant. I can't see it being just mediocre
 
2013-04-25 06:51:27 PM

Cybernetic: I have trouble taking Armie Hammer seriously just because his first name sounds so damned childish.

I realize that his birth name (Armand Hammer) is freighted with a certain amount of history--everything from Occidental Petroleum to the Soviet Union--but at least it sounds like a grown-up name.


Being named after baking soda doesn't sound grown up to me.

iblogbeauty.com
His parents were dicks.
 
2013-04-25 07:15:41 PM

Norfolking Chance: The best review i ever heard/read about Revolver was this one from Mark Kermode on BBC radio. Very funny and intelligent rant. The one he did about Sex and the City 2 was even better.


Someone has created a list of Kermodian Rants on YouTube.

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL0AEC1E5E5FB9F9EC
 
2013-04-25 09:23:35 PM

Tak the Hideous New Girl: Kurmudgeon: I thought Tom Cruise did a good job in Oblivion.
The question is, does the Man from Uncle need a reboot?
/I think not.

This.

The original was so rooted in the 60s that there's really no point to a remake. It's gonna tank harder than the "Miami Vice" movie.

/Love Man from U.N.C.L.E.
//David McCallum was hot back in the day.


He's still not so bad in NCIS, for his age.
 
2013-04-25 09:26:50 PM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Agree with the dude above, just can't take "Armie Hammer" seriously.

Also, has a 60's tv show movie adaptation ever been good?? Man from UNCLE? Wtf is that?


A lighter James Bond ripoff. Not Avengers silly, not Secret Agent Man serious, somewhere in between.
 
2013-04-26 01:51:23 AM
The real gimmick of U.N.C.L. E. was that every week, every episode, the good guy spies would recruit some ordinary civilian patriot to ad-lib a grift with them under fluid, moment-by-moment circumstances, to beat THRUSH.  Where you're pretending to be Bond yourself, imagining yourself s Bond, in UNCLE, you the audience are Bond's side-kick.
 
2013-04-26 08:34:16 AM
the only thing I've seen him in was The Social Network, and he had zero charisma.
 
2013-04-26 08:48:09 AM

Crewmannumber6: the only thing I've seen him in was The Social Network, and he had zero charisma.


He was the handsome prince in "Mirror, Mirror", whom the evil queen wanted to marry herself, for his money.  Course, even Snow White could kick his ass.

He's also starring in the upcoming Lone Ranger movie, and that looks like a wreck.
 
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