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Where Have All the Original Action Movies Gone?

Where Have All the Original Action Movies Gone?

[ad_1] Matthew Vaughn’s Argylle borrows from a lot of very recent spy-thriller history. Apple TV+ January 31, 2024, 2:35 PM ET I have to give some credit to Matthew Vaughn’s new film, Argylle, for one thing: It is not—repeat, not—based on anything. An action movie with a reported near–$200 million budget and no connection to any preexisting intellectual property should be thrilling, a glorious throwback to the days when big films could just be about people punching and shooting each other without referencing some other storytelling universe. But it’s been curious to watch the public perception of Argylle, which is being marketed as a mystery film, in the lead-up to its release. Surely this movie couldn’t be just another guns-blazing spy thriller? What is the twist at the heart of Argylle? Did Taylor Swift secretly write it? I will leave many of the movie’s largest plot swerves to be discovered by viewers, though I can at least say that Swift seemingly has no involvement. But the meta-narratives around Argylle are quite telling, indicating how unusual …

Lights! Camera! Music! These are 10 of the most iconic movie soundtracks

Lights! Camera! Music! These are 10 of the most iconic movie soundtracks

[ad_1] Reuters Videos This is the Arctic prison holding Putin critic Navalny STORY: This is what’s known as Russia’s “Polar Wolf” prison… and is the new home of jailed opposition politician Alexei Navalny. The complex is in the town of Kharp – north the Arctic Circle – and about 1,200 miles northeast of Moscow. The colony is considered one of Russia’s toughest prisons. Most of the prisoners here have been convicted of grave crimes. It was once part of the GULAG system of forced Soviet labor camps, according to local media. Last month, after a 20-day journey, Navalny said he was in excellent spirits and “glad” he finally made it.“I am your new Father Frost,” he joked in an update posted on social media by his lawyers. Navalny’s spokeswomen Kira Yarmysh said last month she believed the idea is to make his life harder and put him further out of reach. “They are just trying to make his life as unbearable as it possibly can be.” Supporters had lost touch with Navalny for more than …