The latest Bond film, Spectre, opens in theatres this Friday, November 6, and to tie in with the big premiere Belvedere is celebrating with an exclusive limited edition bottle, and a special ad campaign featuring actress Stephanie Sigman.
With just over a month left until the new James Bond film, Spectre, is released, Sony has confirmed rumours that the title song of the film will be sung by Grammy- award winning artist, Sam Smith.
Lazy Friday News is a weekly round-up of stories from across the spectrum of entertainment, or whatever happens to tickle my funny bone. This week: the force is strong in the new James Bond film, Skyfall; Star Wars is being shaken and stirred back into a viable franchise; Star Trek fans can get a glimpse of nine minutes of spacey bliss; Channing Tatum is attractive, or something; we bid goodbye to the voice of Smurfette; plus Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez are never ever getting back together?
Given the age of the James Bond franchise–celebrating 50 years young this year, if you had somehow missed all the stories and events surrounding the anniversary–it’s something of a miracle that Skyfall, the latest film, is nothing short of spectacular.
This being the 50th anniversary of the most successful movie franchise of all time, and the year that the latest addition to that James Bond franchise, Skyfall, will be released, there is about to be a flood of anniversary tributes in just about all forms of media imaginable–including a travelling gallery show that reflects how James Bond and this franchise has effected style, fashion and pop culture over the decades.
Steve McQueen is an intense, passionate director, and his latest film, Shame, is a dark example of his vision, and the performances he can inspire.
That performance by Michael Fassbender is still etched on my brain now, a day later, and it makes me think the star, who is probably most widely known as Magneto in X-Men: First Class, is going to have a huge career ahead of him.
Things quiet down a bit this week, with only two notable releases coming to DVD. On the one hand I take a look at the latest Bond movie, which arrives on Blu-ray this week, with Daniel Craig reprising his role as the iron-skulled 007, who takes on a global evil in Quantum of Solace. Also arriving, Andy Richter‘s short-lived sitcom makes an appearance on DVD.
His name is Bond, James Bond, and he’s back in Quantum of Solace with a fight to take down the man who killed the one woman he loved. Also opening this weekend, John Boyne novel, The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas shows the friendship between two boys in the midst of the terrors of the Holocaust. Plus, in select markets, check out Jean-Claude Van Damme as himself in JCVD.
On some level, it’s a damn cool name. Quantum of Solace would be great for a 1960’s era sci-fi adventure …