Mini-Review Monday: The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (2015)

The Man From U.N.C.L.E. PosterRelease: August 14, 2015

Story: Laid back, womanizer, professional thief turned CIA agent Napoleon Solo (Henry Cavill) and stiff, serious and by the book KGB operative Illya Kuryakin (Armie Hammer) must put their differences aside as they are tasked by their governments to join forces in order to stop a secret criminal organization from building a nuclear bomb. To build the weapon it has captured the father of one of our heroes, young German mechanic Gabby Teller (played by Alicia Vikander). Her father was an alleged Nazi scientist who joined the Allies near the end of the Second World War. In the way of our heroes is Gabby’s uncle Rudy (Sylvester Groth), who’s obsessed with torture, and a smart and sexy but also sociopathic Nazi sympathizer, Victoria Vinciguerra (Elizabeth Debicki), and her husband Alexander (Luca Calvani). Continue reading

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Mini-Review Monday: Quantum of Solace

Quantum Of SolaceRelease: October 31, 2012

Story: James Bond (Daniel Craig) is still reeling from a terrible loss he experienced in Casino Royale. While he says he’s not, Bond is out for revenge. Standing in his way is a dastardly organization, Quantum, that claims to have people everywhere, even MI-6. Dominic Greene (played by Mathieu Amalria) is a lead member of Quantum, posing as a rich businessman supporting environmental issues. His job for Quantum is to gain control of Bolivia’s water supply, because controlling water equals controlling people. With Bond’s rage growing every minute, M (Judi Dench) is having a heck of a time keeping him in check long enough to complete his mission. Thankfully, Bond is getting help from Camille Montes (Olga Kurylenko), a Bolivian agent on her own personal vendetta, and two characters from Casino Royale – CIA Agent Felix Leiter (Jeffery Wright) and René Mathis (Giancarlo Giannini).

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