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Sam Mendes says “Spectre” theme song is completed and will be revealed soon…

For each 007 theme song, they usually have some big mainstream artist sing the opening title theme. Who’s the artist gonna be for this film? For “Skyfall” they had Adelle sing the main theme which earned her an Oscar. Sam is being very secretive on the artist and won’t tell us who it is. So far no leaks about who the artist is gonna be so they did a good job keeping it from us. The artist must be a huge surprise.

Hopefully the artist won’t be Lady Gaga, Katy Perry or Rihanna.

http://www.comingsoon.net/movies/news/463465-spectre-will-probably-be-sam-mendes-final-bond-film-theme-song-completed

I can’t wait for “Spectre”, though. I’ve seen every Bond film and looking forward to this one too.

Kev

Report: Sam Mendes in re-negotiations to direct sequel to “Skyfall”…

Earlier this year Sam Mendes pulled out of directing the follow-up to “Skyfall” due to other commitments but since the next Bond movie won’t get the green light ’til 2016, Sam is now in talks to direct the sequel to “Skyfall”. There has been other directors considered like Christopher Nolan and others but since that Sam will be available in three years, they can’t resist to have Sam back. I can’t blame them though ’cause Skyfall really was the best Bond film. I’m sure Sam will make the next movie just as good. I haven’t bought Skyfall on Blu-Ray yet but going to soon. I love the movie too much myself. It’s the true 007 film we’ve been wanting for years. Remember, the next Bond film won’t be for another three years. Has something to do with MGM studios and money stuff. “Skyfall” really was an incredible flick, and if you haven’t seen it yet, I’d recommend it.

More on the story, here.

Kev

BREAKING NEWS: Sam Mendes says no to directing Bond 24…

Despite all the positive reviews of “Skyfall” and the huge box office numbers, Sam Mendes says no to directing Bond 24, due to other commitments. He is scheduled to direct, “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”, and “King Lear” films, and his focus on those two movies. Shame, I was hoping he would give Bond another shot, ’cause “Skyfall”, was a pretty amazing flick and it is indeed, the best Bond film ever made, in my opinion.

I almost bought “Skyfall” on BluRay yesterday, but ended up getting the new “Tomb Raider” game instead.

I don’t think other directors will make a good Bond film after this one, though. They will go downhill again.

See the director’s statement, here.

Kev

Report: The Oscars will include James Bond tribute in celebration for 50th Anniversary…

The Academy announced today, that the 85th Annual Oscars show this year will feature a 50th Anniversary tribute for the James Bond franchise. Now that a James Bond tribute has been confirmed, it’s looking more and more likely that “Skyfall” could land a lot of nominations for the Oscars.

More on the story, here.

I know this doesn’t confirm a “Best Picture” nomination, just a possibility for now. I can see it happening though. “Skyfall” is a really good movie. It’s definitely the best Bond movie ever made.

As for the 10 films that will get nominated for “Best Picture” at the Oscars this year. It might look like this, just my prediction:

Lincoln
Django Unchained
Skyfall
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Flight
Argo
The Master
Moonrise Kingdom
Zero Dark Thirty
Les Miserables

I think those films definitely has a possibility getting the Best Picture, nod. As for what film I think is going to win Best Picture, I really really really hope, “Skyfall”, gets it, ’cause that would be amazing if it got the win. Bond winning Best Picture which never happened before, will be history making. If “Skyfall” gets snubbed, that’s okay ’cause the rest of the movies deserve it too.

The only films on that list I haven’t seen yet are “Flight”, “Argo”, “The Master”, “Zero Dark Thirty”, and “Les Miserables” (which I hope to see soon).

Kev

Could “Skyfall” actually get a Best Picture nomination???? Really?? Please, yes!!!

Rumors are swirling the internet that the latest 007 flick, “Skyfall”, just might get a chance of making the Oscars. The James Bond franchise has never made the Oscars before, and this just might be the first time for them. I do think “Skyfall” is an incredible film, and when the film got over with, my first thought was, “It just might make the Oscars but it probably won’t.”. If it does get the Best Picture nomination, that would be shocking… but if it gets the Best Picture snub, then there is possibility for other nominations. For example, like the article said, Adele could probably get the nomination for the theme song and Javier Bardem could get nominated for his role as the villain in it.

I really hope, “Skyfall”, gets the nomination. The Oscars has never been friendly with violent movies, but it don’t hurt for a change. A little variety in the Oscars, would be good. I’m getting real tired of all these feel good drama movies getting the Oscars spotlight. We will know the nominations real soon. Can’t wait!

More on the story, here.

Kev

Film Review: Skyfall

Starring: Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes, Judi Dench, Javier Bardem

Directed by: Sam Mendes

Today, I’ve just seen the newest installment to the 007 franchise, “Skyfall”, and here is my review:

Plot/synopsis: Bond needs to investigate a terrorist attack, in which a large explosion occurred, at SIS Headquarters, where MI6’s (Judi Dench), offices are. Bond discovers that Raoul Silva (Javier Bardem) who was a former MI6 operative was responsible for the attack. Top secret information about NATO agents was stolen from M16’s hard drive, and Silva has a connection to that information.

For the past 10 years or so, the 007 franchise has been making terrible James Bond flicks. The 007 flicks, continuously gets mixed reviews by fans and critics, but did I think this one was good??? I think the 007 franchise finally redeemed themselves, this time. The pacing may have been pretty slow, but keep in mind, not all movies have to focus on the action alone. Everyone expects the James Bond movies to be fun, and action packed, but really, the James Bond movies are about the story. They are about Bond’s life, and survival. Revenge, kind of stuff and hunting down people responsible for doing terrible things. Yes, the action and violence has always been an important part of the Bond franchise, but that has always been secondary. Story, goes first. They just add in the sexy Bond girls, for the entertainment.

Some say the story was weak, but I thought it was pretty intelligent and masterful. It kept me guessing toward the end. The plot had some twists and turns. The pacing may have been kind of slow at first, but it was meant to be. There was a reason that the first half of the movie was nothing but acting and dialogue, and the second half was mostly violent action scenes. When it did come to the violent action scenes, it was a blast to watch, and the violence were pretty gritty too. I thought the visuals of the movie were pretty impressive. It was different than any other Bond film from the past for sure.

As far as Javier Bardem’s, Silva character goes, he was the most menacing Bond villain as well. While there was some humor in this guy, you also want to hate him at the same time. He can be a pretty likeable villain at first but as the film goes along, you’ll realize how evil this guy can be, and you would be scared to meet him. Javier Bardem played a lot of villains in movies over the years, and he does a good job as usual. I think he has Oscar nomination potential for this role. “Skyfall” isn’t an Oscar worthy film, just Javier’s performance alone, deserves a nod.

There were surprising return characters of Q, and Eve Moneypenny (A famous Bond girl, who appeared in many Bond films, played by different actresses).

Some complained that there were less gadgets in this film, than the previous Bond films. Did they see the same film, I did? There were plenty of gadgets in “Skyfall”. Maybe not futuristic looking electronic gadgets, but old fashioned gadgets when Bond and M hid in that old home toward the end of the movie (not trying to give spoilers).

I thought the movie was very intense. It was the perfect 50th Anniversary, Bond film. This is definitely not the best Bond film ever made, but is the best Bond movie made since the past 10 years or a little more. I would say this is the best Bond film since, “The Living Daylights”. This is also one of the best films of 2012. Whether you’re a Bond fan or not, you should check this one out. It’s a perfect introduction to the character, if you’ve never seen the earlier films. You don’t need to watch the first two Daniel Craig, Bond films, ’cause “Skyfall” is a standalone movie. Not a sequel to “Quantum of Solace”.

Score for “Skyfall” = **** (4 stars as in “Excellent”)

Kev

Looking forward to seeing “Skyfall” Friday afternoon…

I love James Bond movies. I’ve been watching 007 flicks for years, and of course, Sean Connery, will always be the best, Bond. Roger Moore was pretty good too. I loved Timothy Dalton for Bond, but he was Bond for only two films. The only Bond I didn’t like was, Pierce Brosnan, but I did like the movie, “Golden Eye”. “Golden Eye” was the only good Pierce Brosnan, 007 flick. Daniel Craig, makes a really good Bond, but they need to improve his films. “Casino Royale” was a great flick but “Quantum of Solace” sucked hard. Hopefully, “Skyfall” won’t disappoint. I’m looking forward to seeing “Skyfall”, this coming Friday. I’ll review the film for this site, of course. Hope it’s a good film. Probably will be.

Kev