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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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Weekly Ricochet: The Amazing Spider-Man, The Dark Knight Rises, Skyfall, Seven Psychopaths, Killing Them Softly, Gravity, I Know That Voice…

Posted in Movies, Weekly Ricochet with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 20, 2012 by Bjorn Grainger

The Weekly Ricochet is a round up of all the news we want to tell you about but couldn’t justify giving an entire page.  First up, The Amazing Spider-Man director Marc Webb has opened a Twitter account to help market the new film, his first tweet being a link to the photo above. Yep, Peter Parker showing some good balance. Continue reading