Good, Bad & Ugly Review: Skyfall

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 91% (Critics) / 91% (Audience)
Directed By: Sam Mendes
Written By: Neal Purvis, Robert Wade and John Logan
Starring: Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw and Judi Dench
Studio: MGM

Synopsis: Bond’s loyalty to M is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost. (Source)

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My Favorite Things: James Bond

With the latest (and hotly anticipated) James Bond film, Skyfall, debuting in theaters tomorrow it has got me to thinking about my own love of the Bond franchise. Not just Favorite Bond Actor or Favorite Song but favorite in all areas of the Bond movie annals. So click on through to see where my personal 007 affections lay.

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Is The World Ready For A Black James Bond?

Puff Daddy/Diddy

No, no, hell to the no! Bond is not for you, Mr. P Diddy Puff Daddy Puff Combs!

There have been rumors circulating for a while now that actor Idris Elba could be up for the role of James Bond when Daniel Craig leaves the franchise. Now I know that there will be those who consider a black Bond to be the greatest affront to life, liberty and the Queen since the rise of the Spice Girls. This is especially borne out by the alarming racist reactions to the casting of black actors in the HUNGER GAMES movie. I personally say balderdash to the naysayers because there are 3 black Brit actors that I think have all the necessary joie de vivre to pull off the role of Bond successfully.

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The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo – Good, Bad & Ugly Review

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 85% (Critics) / 84% (Audience)
Directed By: David Fincher
Written By: Steven Zaillian
Starring: Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara, Stellan Skarsgård, Christopher Plummer
Studio: MGM

Mikael Blomkvist, a discredited journalist, is hired by a billionaire to investigate the 40-year-old disappearance of his niece with members of his own family as the primary suspects. Joined by an enigmatic investigator/computer hacker, Blomkvist’s search opens decades old family secrets and takes him to dark, dangerous places he never expected.

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