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Film: The Man From U.N.C.L.E

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image004MV5BMTc2NjQ4ODYyNF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwODA3OTU5NTE@._V1_SX214_AL_Yesterday I was very fortunate to go see The Man From U.N.C.L.E at the cinema. It was an insanely good film and therefore I must recommend it asap.

I must start by addressing the cinematography of this film, which was phenomenal, really clever and it gave a unique energy to the entire film. It is very fast paced, action-packed and has flawless scenes, especially the fight scenes and car chases. This style of editing and shot selection is very typical of the director, Guy Ritchie, who is up there in the list of my favourite directors. If you’re familiar with either of the Sherlock Holmes films with Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law, you’ll recognise the style.

Secondly, the cast is amazing. You don’t need to wait to see the film to know that you’re in for a treat. Not only are the two leads good looking, they are also up and coming popular stars right now. Who am I talking about? None other than Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer as Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuryakin. Other members of the cast include Alicia Vikander as Gaby, Elizabeth Debicki (The Great Gatsby) as Victoria, the ever amazing Hugh Grant as Waverly and Jared Harris as Sanders.

So… onto the important part, the story. Based on the 60s TV show The Man from U.N.C.L.E starring Robert Vaughn, David McCallum and Leo Carroll, the concept of the film is that CIA Agent Napoleon Solo and KGB operative Illya Kuryakin participate in a joint mission against a mysterious criminal organisation, which is working to proliferate nuclear weapons. It may seem like a very simple story but alas, there are a few twists hidden within a very amusing plot. The relationship between the two agents is enough to keep the audience’s interest alive and makes for a lot of comedy.

With little else to say, The Man From U.N.C.L.E, is a superbly made film with incredible settings (filmed in Italy) and brilliant cast with a serious storyline matched with charm and amusement. A perfect watch indeed especially with its mix of action, adventure and comedy.

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Disclaimer – I do not own the above images, they are from: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1638355/ and http://www.manfromuncle.org/
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Other: Nomination Charm Bracelets

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Today I want to recommend something a little different: IMG_0460jewellery. I was recently given a NOMINATION charm bracelet for my birthday which I was allowed to choose and it was something I had wanted.

I’m recommending this bracelet in case you want an alternative to, for example, Pandora charm bracelets. I do like Pandora bracelets to a certain extent but I felt that if my parents were going to spend money on a piece of jewellery for me, I would much prefer a simpler style so that I could wear it everyday and be able to remember my birthday through it.

NominatIMG_0455ion is an Italian brand and the charms are available to order from several online stores and high street stores such as John Creed, Joshua James and Stanley Hunt.

To be honest, the aim of this post is only to raise people’s attention to another charm bracelet as it is as widely advertised as othIMG_0456er brands are. I like both Nomination and Pandora and I think charm bracelets are really good presents which can be built upon and hold a lot of meaning. With that thought, I’ll post some pictures here of my own bracelet as it is at the moment so that you can get a feel for what it looks like.

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PS. I just wanted to let you guys know that I won’t be posting for the next two weeks as I have once again run out of content. Hopefully this break will give me something new to recommend. I apologise for the inconvenience.