Episode 15: Kingsman: The Golden Circle and Retro Review – The Man From U.N.C.L.E (2015)


Episode 15 of The Film Buds Podcast will cover the highly-awaited sequel Kingsman: The Golden Circle, then we will jump back to do a retro review of the very underrated spy reboot The Man From U.N.C.L.E (2015). Later we’ll discuss the new trailer for Wes Anderson’s Isle of Dogs, some listener questions, and much more!

Kingsman: The Golden Circle

Coming off the critically-acclaimed action satire-parody-homage Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014), The Golden Circle reunites us with both old and new faces. The sequel follows the top-secret Kingsman organization as they band together to seek revenge after their headquarters is totally destroyed. Kingsman: The Golden Circle is directed by Matthew Vaughn (Kingsman: The Secret Service, Kick-Ass), and stars Taron Edgerton, Mark Strong, Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Halle Berry, Pedro Pascal, Elton John, Channing Tatum and Jeff Bridges.


The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015)

Despite its modest box office success, The Man From U.N.C.L.E has seemed to gain some staying power over the last few years. It’s based off the 1960s campy spy series of the same name, and follows a top-tier English agent who is forced to team up with a stubborn Russian spy to take down a common enemy. The film is directed by Guy Ritchie (King Arthur: Legend of the Sword), and stars Henry Cavill (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice), Armie Hammer (The Lone Ranger), Alicia Vikander (The Danish Girl), and Hugh Grant (Notting Hill).


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HBO’s Spielberg Documentary Trailer Pays Tribute To The Legendary Director


HBO has released the first trailer for their upcoming documentary, Spielberg. The film centers around the titular director Steven Spielberg, who is known for countless acclaimed works like Jaws, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Jurassic Park, and Saving Private Ryan, amongst many others. The new trailer features interviews with frequent collaborators of Spielberg and goes through the director’s long and legendary career. It’s rare a documentary like this one comes around nowadays, so make sure to give this one a look come October.

Spielberg will premiere at the New York Film Festival on October 5th before airing on HBO on October 7th. Take a look at the trailer below.

Source: HBO

New Murder on the Orient Express Trailer Has Kenneth Branagh Commanding the Train


20th Century Fox has unveiled the latest trailer for Murder on the Orient Express. The mystery thriller is being directed by Kenneth Branagh (Cinderella) and is, of course, an adaptation of the renowned Agatha Christie novel. Branagh also stars in the film as genius detective Hercule Poirot, who is determined to uncover the murder of a passenger on the Orient Express. The film is unsurprisingly lavish and features a wide range of beautiful visuals. The new footage will hopefully help this one get the boost it needs to reach a wider audience come November.

Murder on the Orient Express also stars (prepare yourself) Tom Bateman, Johnny Depp, Penelope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Judi Dench, Josh Gad, Derek Jacobi, Leslie Odom Jr., Michelle Pfeiffer, Daisy Ridley, Marwan Kenzari, Olivia Colman, Lucy Boynton, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, and Sergei Polunin. The film arrives in theaters on November 10th, 2017. Check out the stylish new trailer below.

Source: 20th Century Fox

The Joker Origin Movie Script Should Arrive Next Week; Expected 2018 Shoot


Recent claims tease that the Warner Bros. Joker origin movie is much further into development than we may have thought. Variety‘s Justin Kroll revealed on his official twitter account that the first draft of the script should arrive next week and that the studio is looking to start production in 2018. The film will be separate from the DC Extended Cinematic Universe — which includes Jared Leto’s Joker in Suicide Squad — and will be an origin story for the iconic villain.

The Joker origin movie is being helmed by Todd Phillips (The Hangover trilogy), and legendary director Martin Scorsese (The Wolf of Wall Street) is currently still on-board to produce. No cast has been revealed yet, but recent reports tease an interest in Leonardo DiCaprio (The Great Gatsby) for the titular role. We will keep you updated as more information becomes available.

Source: Justin Kroll

eOne Acquires Rights to Kate Winslet’s WWII Lee Miller Biopic


eOne has acquired the worldwide rights to Kate Winslet’s World War II Lee Miller biopic. Deadline reports the film will tell the true story of renowned American photojournalist Elizabeth ‘Lee’ Miller, who refused to let survivors’ stories of Nazi concentration camps like Buchenwald and Dachau be lost to history. She also covered other huge events during the war including the liberation of Paris and the London Blitz. Winslet has reportedly been attached to the biopic for two years now, so clearly it’s a passion project for her. The biopic is very exciting considering the importance of someone like Miller to both World War II and many prevailing current societal issues.

The biopic is currently without a release date, title or director. But we will keep you updated as more information becomes available.

Source: Deadline

Wonder Woman Set to Appear in DC’s Flashpoint Movie


A new report from Deadline reveals that Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) is set to appear in the upcoming — and very troubled — DC Extended Universe movie, Flashpoint. This should come as good news considering the film has suffered from multiple directors leaving due to creative differences, amongst other issues. However, confirming that a beloved character like Wonder Woman will have a role to play in the film is at least a move in the right direction. The character’s growing demand in the DCEU is surely due to the phenomenal success of Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman back in summer, and so it’s clear the Amazonian superhero’s prevalent inclusion will only continue to grow. Let’s hope she and The Flash (Ezra Miller) can find a way to get along.

Flashpoint is currently without a release date or director. We will keep you updated as more information becomes available.

Source: Deadline

The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) Trailer Shows Noah Baumbach’s Dysfunctional Family Drama


Netflix has released a new trailer for The Meyerowitz Stories. Directed by Noah Baumbach (Frances Ha), the film follows the titular Meyerowitz family as they gather together to celebrate the work of their father. This type of dysfunctional family drama is something Baumbach often incorporates into his films, particularly with While We’re Young and Mistress America. The Meyerowitz Stories premiered to strong critical acclaim at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year, so it’s quite possible this one could be in contention this awards season. What’s even better is that star Adam Sandler looks to finally be getting back into more the complex characters that we’ve missed from him over the last few years.

The Meyerowitz Stories also stars Ben Stiller, Elizabeth Marvel, Dustin Hoffman, Adam Driver, and Emma Thompson. The film will be released on Netflix and in limited theaters on October 13th, 2017. Check out the new trailer below.

Source Netflix