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Review: Skyfall

Posted in Movie Review, Movies with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 3, 2012 by Bjorn Grainger

2012 marks the fiftieth year of super spy James Bond’s appearance on the glittering big screen. In that time the suave secret agent has helped evolve and shape the big brash action movie, making a star of grumpy Scotsman Sean Connery. As swift as Bond’s rise was his fall into camp parody with a raise of Roger Moore’s ridiculous eyebrow. He then turned serious and sullen with a serious and sullen Timothy Dalton, experienced a renaissance under the Irish charm of Pierce Brosnan, and finally a radical reboot and reinvention with latest incarnation, the ice-cold Daniel Craig (Oh, and an Aussie played him too, but you know, who cares). Somehow 007 has managed to stand the test of time and remain relevant while everything around him has changed. Or has he? Does Skyfall prove he still was it takes in the face of stiff competition from your Bournes and Batmans? Read on and find out. Continue reading

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News: Thor: The Dark World Closing In On Its Villain

Posted in Movies, News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 4, 2012 by Bjorn Grainger

 

We reported a few months back that Mads Mikkelsen, best known for playing Le Chiffre in Casino Royale, was being lined up to play the villain in Thor 2, now officially known as Thor: The Dark World. Mads had to drop out after committing himself to the Hannibal TV series. Thor isn’t the only superhero franchise to be affected by Hannibal either – David Slade had to drop out of making the new Daredevil feature for Fox Studios after agreeing to direct the pilot. So, who are Marvel Studios lining up to play the new big bad opposite Chris Hemsworth? Continue reading

News: More Iron Man 3 Casting News and Potential Thor 2 Big Bad

Posted in Movies, News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 26, 2012 by Bjorn Grainger

Well, yes, of course that would happen. As soon as I write a round up of Marvel movie news, a truckload of casting info is revealed for Iron Man 3 and a familiar face enters talks for the role of big bad in Thor 2. Let’s get to it… Continue reading