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Spectre: Daniel Craig Should’ve Left The Bond Franchise After Skyfall

As the threat of shutting down the 007 program nears, thanks to new MI-5 leader, C (Andrew Scott), who wants to equip world intelligence agencies with highly-sophisticated surveillance rather than trained killers, James Bond (Daniel Craig) stumbles upon the criminal organization behind his former foes. Continue reading “Spectre: Daniel Craig Should’ve Left The Bond Franchise After Skyfall”

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Skyfall: The Movie That Should Have Followed Casino Royale

Skyfall is climbing in both the domestic and international box offices right now. I don’t think I really need to tell you why, but shockingly, there are some people out there who have claimed they just don’t get the “hype” with James Bond movies. Because I am personally floored by such comments, I’m going to take this introduction to break down why there is a James Bond hype… Continue reading “Skyfall: The Movie That Should Have Followed Casino Royale”

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Cloud Atlas: Why a Good Movie Fails at the Box Office

I’ll warn you right now that this review will be longer than my usual reviews because Cloud Atlas is in need of some plot explanation and serious discussion. And I mean “serious discussion” in terms of why a movie that required a hefty budget in order to translate a book’s complicated (yet epic) plot into an equally epic film is failing at the box office. This is the relationship between Hollywood, the story, and the audience that I find interesting. Because, somewhere, this story got lost in translation between Hollywood and the audience. Continue reading “Cloud Atlas: Why a Good Movie Fails at the Box Office”