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New Bond film ‘Skyfall’ falls flat
NY Post ^

Posted on 11/07/2012 5:34:15 AM PST by Perdogg

Like the Rolling Stones, James Bond movies turn 50 this year, and you can’t blame either for playing their hits. What more do you want from “Start Me Up”? Violins? A hip-hop beat?

But like the Stones, 007 is showing his wrinkles, and in the utterly routine effort “Skyfall,” we’re actually expected to cheer each chord we’ve heard so many times (here’s a martini shaker! Look, it’s a Walther PPK! And there’s an Aston Martin!) We’ve been turned into wretched Pavlovian dogs, salivating at the bell instead of the snack. The highlight, by far, is a classic animated credit sequence: Adele, you are the new Shirley Bassey

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: bondjamesbond; hollywood; moviereview; skyfall

1 posted on 11/07/2012 5:34:18 AM PST by Perdogg
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To: GSP.FAN; Guenevere; SJSAMPLE; Larry Lucido; fieldmarshaldj; Clemenza; Impy; archivist007; ...

ping


2 posted on 11/07/2012 5:35:42 AM PST by Perdogg
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To: Perdogg

I think everything Hollywood should fall flat. They don’t like us anyhow. That must mean they don’t need our money, either.


3 posted on 11/07/2012 5:39:25 AM PST by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Irenic

Spot on. Every business & every person who donated/ donates to the left needs to feel it in their pocketbook. Starve the beast.


4 posted on 11/07/2012 5:43:58 AM PST by KGeorge
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To: Perdogg

I’m usually a glutton for punishment when it comes to James Bond films, but after yesterday. I just don’t care anymore. If I don’t see it on video anytime soon... meh. Done with going to the movie theaters.


5 posted on 11/07/2012 5:44:49 AM PST by Thorliveshere
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To: KGeorge; Irenic; Perdogg; GOPsterinMA

I’m gonna pirate download this film.


6 posted on 11/07/2012 5:47:14 AM PST by Impy (Boehner for President - 2013)
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To: Thorliveshere

I think that is our best *revenge* on the democrats. DO NOT SPEND. Write older kids a IOU for xmas. Something, just starve the bassturds as best you can.


7 posted on 11/07/2012 5:48:35 AM PST by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Thorliveshere

Personally, I am just busy, and make sure to enjoy a little entertainment now and then. So unless a film comes across as incredibly outstanding, well, I have to prioritize my films watched.


8 posted on 11/07/2012 5:49:10 AM PST by Morpheus2009
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To: Impy; KGeorge; Irenic; Perdogg; fieldmarshaldj; raccoonradio; nutmeg
Like others said on this thread: Starve the beast.

I'll just insulate myself even more and tune out the noise.

Nutmeg: “Why would Asians vote RAT?” They're part of the choreographed assault on bringing America and the white man down, period. They're winning, BTW.

9 posted on 11/07/2012 6:06:38 AM PST by GOPsterinMA
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To: Perdogg

That new Bond guy just rubs me the wrong way. There is just something off with that guy.


10 posted on 11/07/2012 6:10:33 AM PST by dangerdoc (see post #6)
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To: Impy

Meh. Precious little has come out since the mid 70s that was worth watching. The last time DH or I have been to a movie was the mid 80s. We have a collection of films prior to that & will keep adding to it.

I’ll tell you what we should all be looking into, though (& I don’t know a thing about it & fear that I am too much of a doof to pull it off) Our access to the internet is going down. FR & many of the Southron forums/ blogs have been knocked offline, regularly, for how long now?
Pirate radio might be another & definitely ham radio.


11 posted on 11/07/2012 6:11:56 AM PST by KGeorge
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To: KGeorge

FR was having server trouble. No one knocked it off anything.

Notice it was for the most part working last night and is working fine now. They fixed it in time for the election.


12 posted on 11/07/2012 6:16:06 AM PST by Impy (Boehner for President - 2013)
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To: GOPsterinMA

It’s very painful; most of all because I am as guilty as anyone (”When they came for...”) We thought America would last forever. We took her for granted.
The words “a republic, if you can keep it” have been popping into my mind for too long.


13 posted on 11/07/2012 6:16:37 AM PST by KGeorge
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To: Perdogg

**** Hollywood.


14 posted on 11/07/2012 6:20:25 AM PST by Fresh Wind
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To: Impy

FR was screaming fast for me yesterday (& I think the day before). I’ve had a couple of weird incidents this morning when I tried to post, but otherwise, yes, it’s great.


15 posted on 11/07/2012 6:22:51 AM PST by KGeorge
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To: Perdogg

Best Buy has 16 Bond blu-rays for 9.99. Got 15 only sold out of OHMSS!


16 posted on 11/07/2012 6:23:57 AM PST by word_warrior_bob (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vs6qZd_xP1w)
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To: dangerdoc

Me tto, they have taken a very classy character and turned him into a trashy and not very attractive guy.

Oh, kinda like our prez, eh?

I miss the old 007 characters.


17 posted on 11/07/2012 6:41:33 AM PST by biff (WAS)
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To: Perdogg

“Perdogg”.

Free Republic’s supreme self-anointed Hollywood “entertainment industry” bootlicking stooge.

Thanks all the same feller, but I’ll pass.


18 posted on 11/07/2012 6:45:33 AM PST by wolficatZ ("We are no longer accepting comments on this article")
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To: dangerdoc
That new Bond guy just rubs me the wrong way.

It's you gaydar going off.

There is just something off with that guy.

Try googling this:     daniel craig gay

19 posted on 11/07/2012 6:59:39 AM PST by Spirochete (Sic transit gloria mundi)
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To: Perdogg

It has been years since I was in a movie theater (12). I see no reason to break that streak now.

I am firmly into starving the beast. Was doing that when it wasn’t cool. Netflix, at $12/month, gives me more movies than I can handle.

A movie from Netflix and microwave popcorn... a nice evening.

Watching the beast shrink.


20 posted on 11/07/2012 7:27:28 AM PST by upchuck (Our margin of victory this November 6th MUST BE greater than their margin of fraud.)
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To: Perdogg
Hi Perdogg, I'm thinking James Bond movie days are just about over when they pick a "Bond" who looks more like a police mug shot than a character to get excited about.

I read the Bond books decades ago and unless they find the Fountain of Youth I think my James Bond days are just about over, lol. Men may like him more though.

21 posted on 11/07/2012 6:10:55 PM PST by potlatch (~One Heart Less In My Life~)
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To: Perdogg; Guenevere; SJSAMPLE; Larry Lucido; fieldmarshaldj; Clemenza; Impy; archivist007

A different opinion.

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Hollywood/2012/11/07/With-Skyfall—Craig-puts-his-stamp-on-Bond


22 posted on 11/07/2012 6:25:11 PM PST by GSP.FAN (Some days, it's not even worth chewing through the restraints.)
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To: KGeorge

“We thought America would last forever. We took her for granted.”

The autopsy will show that this nation committed suicide.


23 posted on 11/07/2012 6:25:30 PM PST by GOPsterinMA
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To: Spirochete

He’s married to Rachel Weisz.
RACHEL WEISZ.

R A C H E L W E I S Z

If you want to google something, google “Rachel Weisz” and then get back to me.


24 posted on 11/08/2012 5:27:08 AM PST by SJSAMPLE
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To: Perdogg

disappointing.... I saw it


25 posted on 11/10/2012 7:07:29 AM PST by dennisw (Government be yo mamma - Re-elect Barack Obama)
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To: biff

I like Craig because he doe a lot of his own stunts and comes across as ruthless. Needed to have a license to kill.

But he certainly doesn’t convey the class of Connery or Moore or the twinkle in the eye of Brosnon. I remember scenes in the books in which Bond would order in a fancy restaurant. He wouldn’t have a beer in bed, just Champaign.

I thought this movie was interesting because the plot was a little different. The internal knowledge of the villain and his past with M made it different.

I’m a Dench, Bardem, Finney and Craig fan.

My pick for Bond a few ears ago would have been Clive Owen. Given the way things are going Miley Ray Cyrus will be the next Bond.

Craig has two more.


26 posted on 11/10/2012 7:15:06 AM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: morphing libertarian

PS: The director paid a nice homage to past Bond films in several scenes. May be worth the price of a ticket to Bond fans.


27 posted on 11/10/2012 7:16:37 AM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: dennisw
They should let me write the screen treatment for the next movie.
28 posted on 11/10/2012 7:16:47 AM PST by Perdogg (Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA4) for President 2016)
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To: dangerdoc

Sean Connery was the best and authentic BOND. I used to work special delivery in Hollywood and had a package for his production company on Melrose. He came up to the desk as I was having it signed for. I didn’t say anything to him, should have....but he seemed like a nice man.


29 posted on 11/10/2012 7:22:00 AM PST by fabian (" And a new day will dawn for those who stand long, and the forests will echo with laughter"you min)
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To: Perdogg
The twitter on this movie is the gay scene.

Pass.

30 posted on 11/10/2012 7:29:08 AM PST by hopespringseternal
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To: Perdogg

The movie started with a great action scene. The theme music was a good fit for the movie. The first half was very good with lots of action. The second half started to drag so much I was tempted to walk out

The production values, the exotic locations, the cinematography were very good same as other Bond films. It had wit and black humor. Maybe I am wrong about the second half and others liked it


31 posted on 11/10/2012 5:51:31 PM PST by dennisw (Government be yo mamma - Re-elect Barack Obama)
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To: hopespringseternal

The twitter on this movie is the gay scene.>>>>>

It was stupid but only lasted 60 seconds. All clothing was kept on and no real contact.


32 posted on 11/10/2012 5:54:39 PM PST by dennisw (Government be yo mamma - Re-elect Barack Obama)
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To: hopespringseternal

that’s not true, please read Debbie schussel’s review.


33 posted on 11/10/2012 5:59:47 PM PST by Perdogg (Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA4) for President 2016)
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To: dennisw

I have the soundtrack, I got it from itunes with the bonus track.


34 posted on 11/10/2012 6:22:58 PM PST by Perdogg (Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA4) for President 2016)
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To: dennisw
It was stupid but only lasted 60 seconds. All clothing was kept on and no real contact.

So? I didn't expect it to be full on gay porn. I just don't feel it necessary to oblige the pervert who wrote the stupid scene in the movie.

I watch a movie to be entertained not made to feel uncomfortable.

35 posted on 11/10/2012 7:46:18 PM PST by hopespringseternal
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