• Movies/Entertainment,  Trailers

    Sweet Trailer(s)…007 Is Back In 'Skyfall'!

    Oh boy, Bond is back and we can honestly say the wait has been far too long!! Since things about the projects have been hush hush until now, save for some snazzy still/set shots and a teaser that was all kinds of WOW, I can’t tell you how overjoyed we are to share the first full trailer for Bond 23, the mysteriously titled Skyfall…No more words, just watch!!! Not good enough for you? Then how about this “International” trailer which changes things up and offers something just a tad different… Daniel Craig is without a doubt one of the best (if not the most idealized) Bond and gives great new…

  • Movies/Entertainment,  Trailers

    Sweet (Teaser) Trailer…'Skyfall'

    We are about 6 months away from the highly anticipated 23rd entry to the 007 franchise and today we get the very first teaser trailer! Skyfall is directed by Academy Award winner Sam Mendes (Road to Perdition, Away We Go) and will see the return of Daniel Crag for his third outing as the world’s most popular super-spy. For a teaser, this looks really, really good. It doesn’t give much away but still hints at the allure and mystique we’ve come to expect in the James Bond universe. Enough talk, enjoy… Craig will be sharing the screen with some simply top drawer talent including Dame Judi Dench, Ralph Fiennes, Albert Finney, Naomie Harris, Bérénice Marlohe, as…

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    Ohhh, Look…007 'Skyfall' Photos, Production Blog & More – UPDATED

    The latest James Bond film Skyfall is slated to hit theaters this Fall on November 9th, 2012. As we approach its release we’ve been given lots of tidbits, in the form of candid shots, but nothing substantial. While they can be neat to look at and pique our interests (like the first one of Javier Bardem) we’re easily a month or two from the first teaser trailer. That said, this post will serve as a catch all for the 007 stuff that’s been released and provide just a little commentary/info about Skyfall (as well as take a break from all the Avengers coverage). James Bond film fans have had to patiently wait…

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    'Bond 23' Has Its Villain…Javier Bardem

    Wow, it’s been too long since I’ve heard casting news this good! After MGM’s unfortunate financial woes, it looked like the world’s most beloved super-spy James Bond, contrary to his famous post credits tag line, might not return to the silver screen. Thankfully, through those oh so secret meeting behind executives’ closed doors, all the hiccups and hurdles were cleared and the latest Bond has been moving forward with director extraordinaire Sam Mendes at the helm. But like any story, a hero is only as good as his villain and Bond 23 has snagged a doozy.

  • Editorials,  Movies/Entertainment

    Honestly, Does Anyone Really Live Happily Ever After??

    (Note: This was written last year but since this post originally focused briefly on elements from theTransformers series, I thought I’d revisit it because the latest installment still kind of helps prove my earlier point.) Here’s something I’ve wondered ever since I’ve started watching films. What happens to the characters after the credits?? It’s something most children ask their parents after they see (or hear) that all encompassing and cliche phrase at the end of a film…”And they lived Happily Ever After“. And since children are among the most inquisitive people on the planet, we should probably take a cue from them and not expect that just because the credits roll that…

  • Movies/Entertainment,  Off the Shelf

    James Bond January – ’Casino Royale’

    The last of our entries in the James Bond January series, we’re ending with perhaps my second favorite Bond film. Here we find a young James finding his spy legs as the ink on his newly printed 007 business cards is still drying. In what is essentially an “origin story” (big trend in American cinema this past decade), a cocky Bond struggles on his first real mission to find the balance between the personal gains and his love of country. Moreover, he begins to sort out whether or not to heed his own moral compass or to carry out orders as MI6 would have him do. So, as this is our…

  • Movies/Entertainment,  Off the Shelf

    James Bond January – 'License To Kill'

    James Bond January continues with my favorite actor to play him, master thespian Timothy Dalton. James Bond’s wild, dangerous and unique missions are one of the elements that makes his character and the series so popular. Sure there’s gadgets, women and exotic locales which seem so abundant they fall out his pockets on screen but in every hero the human side is sometimes what really attracts us the most. James’ commitment to his mission has always (well mostly) been unwavering. This time his focus is on his friend; long time colleague Felix Leiter. With his “license to kill” revoked (a result of his operating outside of MI6) 007 is on his own and…

  • Movies/Entertainment,  Off the Shelf

    James Bond January – ‘License To Kill’

    James Bond January continues with my favorite actor to play him, master thespian Timothy Dalton. James Bond’s wild, dangerous and unique missions are one of the elements that makes his character and the series so popular. Sure there’s gadgets, women and exotic locales which seem so abundant they fall out his pockets on screen but in every hero the human side is sometimes what really attracts us the most. James’ commitment to his mission has always (well mostly) been unwavering. This time his focus is on his friend; long time colleague Felix Leiter. With his “license to kill” revoked (a result of his operating outside of MI6) 007 is on his own and…

  • Movies/Entertainment,  Off the Shelf

    James Bond January – ‘Goldfinger’

    From the mind of fellow film fan Paul at Paragraph Film Reviews comes this super fun series focusing on every one’s favorite super spy. Yes, known around the world by just three numbers (read: 007) James Bond takes international espionage to new heights. His his cinematic escapades feature a councpia of daring-do as he easily juggles high tech wonder gadgets, brilliant villians, gorgeous women, and with danger at every turn still finds time for a drink and a one liner. Yes the envialbe James Bond knows no bounds. So to kick off my love for 007, I’ll start with my favotire enrty in the seires. No it’s not the one I…

  • Editorials,  Movies/Entertainment

    Does ‘Nostalgia’ Make a Movie Better Than It Is?

    After seeing Blade Runner for the first time about 6 years ago, I have been wondering ever since “why the world is infatuated with Blade Runner?” I’ll admit it looks cool but I don’t think it’s that great a movie. Sure, it gets high points for style and imagery but the ending alone killed it for me. Such an interesting story and all that build up for what…an unimpressive ending that just ends like they couldn’t think of anything better. That’s my personal opinion but still I wonder, and more to the point of my post – Do people like it now just because they saw it as a kid?? Where…