Wednesday, December 26, 2012
In a series around the release of 'Skyfall,' critic Cecilia Cygnar looks at Daniel Craig's debut as Bond, which she considers a roaring success.
With the release of the 23rd official James Bond movie, Skyfall, I thought I would look back on some of the best Bond movies from each of the different Bond eras, which also happen to correlate with the different actors who have played the iconic British super-spy. This week...the current Bond, Daniel Craig in his first 007 outing. OK – I’m a James Bond fan. So, right off the bat I’ll say I was leery. Leery of a blond Bond. Leery about a relatively unknown actor jumping into the timeless role. Leery of an actor who might be a little too “hard” looking to play the über spy. But, enough of my fears…since this film and Daniel Craig’s performance put them all to rest, I will no longer focus on my apprehensions. What I will focus on is that …
Friday, December 7, 2012
Lots of great options for going to the show at the theater or renting a movie are in the area.
This weekend Playing for Keeps opens at local box offices, while The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2, Skyfall and Rise of the Guardians led box office sales last week, according to IMDb. Rounding out the top ten movies were Lincoln, Life of Pi, Wreck-It Ralph, Killing Them Softly, Red Dawn, Flight and The Collection. Check these theaters’ websites for current show times. New films available for rent at Family Video this week include The Dark Knight Rises, Hope Springs and Butter. Check Family Video’s website for a list of all new releases. Family Video has nearby locations in Mount Prospect, Arlington Heights and Glenview. Find Patch on Facebook and click the like button.
Monday, November 19, 2012
As we look at Bond movies with the release of 'Skyfall,' we conclude one of the best 007 movies stars the often picked-on Moore in the lead role.
With the opening of the 23rd official James Bond movie, Skyfall, this month, I thought I would look back on some of the best Bond movies from each of the different Bond eras, which also happen to correlate with the different actors who have played the iconic British super-spy. The Spy Who Loved Me is by far my favorite Roger Moore “Bond” outing…and, even one of the best in the entire Bond series. The Spy Who Loved Me begins very similarly to another one of my favorite Bond films…You Only Live Twice with Sean Connery. Both films start with the capturing of crafts…in You Only Live Twice, it is a space rocket and in The Spy Who Loved Me, it is a submarine. Obviously, we know that these “stolen” crafts are not the work of a sane person or …
Thursday, November 8, 2012
With the release of a new James Bond movie, could it possibly compare to one of the best in the series?
With the opening of the 23rd official James Bond movie, Skyfall, opening, I thought I would look back on some of the best Bond movies from each of the different Bond eras, which also happen to correlate with the different actors who have played the iconic British super-spy. As critics and audiences alike call this their favorite James Bond film, I guess I am not alone in thinking this is one of the best spy films ever made. There is very little wrong with Goldfinger and what is wrong is very easily overlooked because of the strong plot and even stronger characters. With many series, the filmmakers begin to wane and rest on their successes when number three (or so) comes along. But, this is the case where the third film truly is the charm…