Quantum of Solace (2008) – 27 Second Review

Quantum of Solace poster

Written by: Paul Haggis, Neal Purvis and Robert Wade, based on the character created by Ian Fleming
Directed by: Marc Forster
Starring: Daniel Craig, Olga Kurylenko, Judi Dench, Mathieu Amalric, Giancarlo Giannini, Gemma Arterton, Jeffrey Wright, Jesper Christensen

Review: I’ve heard complaints from loyalists of the original bond movies that they miss all the outlandish gadgetry of the earlier films. I was one of many who were pleased by the new direction they took by taking the character back to the literary form, and everyone else seems to like it as well. I’m convinced you can’t have both, so I’m glad they made the right decision.

Time: SPLODE!!!!

SPLODE!

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By | 2017-09-24T23:09:57+00:00 November 15th, 2008|27 Seconds, Reviews|2 Comments

Win The Judi Dench Collection on DVD!

The Judi Dench Collection DVD Cover Art

Dame Judi! Who could possibly not like Dame Judi Dench? People gripe that she won an Oscar for something like nine minutes of screentime in Shakespeare in Love, but dammit, those were some amazing minutes. Speaking of, though, here’s a lot more than nine minutes. In fact, there’s nine BBC productions, three radio plays, plus bits from interviews. For the Dench fanatic, you simply can’t go wrong.

Well, you can go wrong, he said, always master of the terrible segue, by not entering. Why pay for this $100 set when we have three copies here? Well, obviously BBC Home Video and Warner Brothers want you to if you don’t win. So we’ll tell them you did, regardless…cool? Didn’t think you’d mind. One entry a day! Don’t miss a day! It’s like a good habit you can take up for once!

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By | 2017-09-24T23:19:10+00:00 May 13th, 2008|Contests|0 Comments

A Guide to What You Need to Know About “Bond 22”

Okay, so James Bond 22 or Casino Royale 2 or Daniel Craig Stars in “Yeah, Betcha Don’t Think I’m a Pansy Now, Bitches” or whatever you want to call it (since there’s no final title yet) just kicked off production yesterday at Pinewood in London. As you might have gathered Craig is back, scribes Neal Purvis, Robert Wade and Paul Haggis are back but director Martin Campbell (GoldenEye) isn’t. Instead, helming is Marc Forster (most recently, The Kite Runner and Stranger Than Fiction).

Also new is bad guy Mathieu Amalric as Dominic Greene, which they tell us is “a leading member of the villainous organization introduced in Casino Royale“. SPECTRE, baby. Bring on SPECTRE. Hell yes.

Anyway, I tried to find a vid or a picture that would really get across him as a villain, but considering he’s currently getting acclaim for playing a guy who can only communicate by blinking and can’t move the rest of his body, that’s sort of hard to come by. We’ll have to make do with this reaction shot, where he learned that Aishwarya Rai still hasn’t been cast as a Bond Girl.

Mathieu Amalric
Image.

What can I say to that except “Dude, I know.”

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By | 2017-09-24T23:22:50+00:00 January 8th, 2008|Headsup|0 Comments

Your Weekend Justice for May 13, 2007

Sloshing through the swamp of pop culture so you don’t have to. We bring you ideas for how to waste your weekend. Tried to get this up yesterday, I know, I said so in the recording, but that’s what I get for thinking.

Of course, special thanks go out to Clutch for letting me use their absolutely badass song, “Promoter (of earthbound causes)” as my theme music for this.

Buy Blast Tyrant, which is where you can find “Promoter”. Buy their latest album, Pitchforks and Lost Needles. Send them love and coin.

BTW, you iTunes subscriber types can nab this feed here.

Or if you want to do something else with it, the feed feed is here.

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By | 2017-09-24T23:31:25+00:00 May 13th, 2007|Archives|0 Comments

Your Weekend Justice

Sloshing through the swamp of pop culture so you don’t have to. We bring you ideas for how to waste your weekend.

Of course, special thanks go out to Clutch for letting me use their absolutely badass song, “Promoter (of earthbound causes)” as my theme music for this.

Buy Blast Tyrant, which is where you can find “Promoter”. Buy their latest album, Pitchforks and Lost Needles. Send them love and coin.

BTW, you iTunes subscriber types can nab this feed here.

Or if you want to do something else with it, the feed feed is here.

Like the podcast? Tell us about it. Fill out a PodTrac Survey today. The Baby Jesus would want you to.

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By | 2017-09-24T23:31:53+00:00 May 6th, 2007|Archives|0 Comments

Casino Royale (2006) – 27 Second Review

Casino Royale Poster

Written by: Neal Purvis, Robert Wade & Paul Haggis, based on the novel by Ian Fleming
Directed by: Martin Campbell
Starring: Daniel Craig, Eva Green, Mads Mikkelsen, Judi Dench, Jeffrey Wright

Review: After what happened to the franchise when they started dabbling in invisible cars, we sort of gave up on Bond. But now we can relish in the beauty of Craig’s Kicksplode, and be welcomed back into the warm bosom of brutal fight sequences, parkour, and the most vindictive torture sequence ever. Oh. And–the bad guy cries blood! GAH!

Time: 17 seconds.
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By | 2017-09-24T23:37:45+00:00 December 6th, 2006|27 Seconds, Reviews|0 Comments