Thursday, May 04, 2006

Mmm, Pickled Corpse. Oh, and the New Bond Teaser is Up.

It's not often I have a visceral, physical reaction to a news story, but I did with this one. And it's not political at all, believe it or not -- just really frickin' gross. Click here to read. It's a couple paragraphs and worth a read. Mmm. "Special taste".

Also, the teaser for Casino Royale, the new Bond movie starring Daniel Craig is online now, and it looks pretty good. The producers of the movie insist they're taking Bond in a new direction, the more dangerous, less blase Bond of the novel, and from the teaser it looks like they're serious. Less fussy, fantastical gadgets and more Bond relying on his wits to kill bad guys. I also like how M suggests in this teaser that Bond's too much of a "thug" and a "blunt instrument" to be a Double-0 agent. The blunt instrument-Bond is one I'd like to see running around the world for a couple hours. In that last shot at the Baccarat (or is it poker now?) table, Craig looks more like a Bond super-villain than Bond himself, which makes him about 50% more interesting than before. Anyway, here's hoping.

15 comments:

Peter said...

i saw a sneak peak of MI3 last night. It's not bad. But it is kinda obvious and not to smart. Phillip S. Hoffman isn't in this movie at all. Go see Stick It!

harwell said...

That is one of the nastiest stories I have ever read. Thanks.

Casino Royale looks fun and should help satisfy my man-crush on Daniel Craig. Though I'd still recommend ENDURING LOVE and LAYER CAKE first, probably. Bond's about as cool as Superman anymore. I wonder though, if Bond was ever really that cool to begin with or does nostalgia play a part in our perception of him and his movies (not unlike the original Star Wars trilogy, no?). Is there a Bond movie that you finished watching and thought to yourself, "Hot damn, that was a seriously good movie?" I can't remember. They've blended together in my mind. I remember thinking ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE was pretty interesting, mainly because of George Lazenby and the twist at the end.

Peter - does Ethan Hunt have a team of people in MI3 or is it just all Cruise all the time? Remember how in the first movie there was actually a team of folks trying to outwit the bad guys? And then in the second movie there was Tom Cruise and some rock climbing? Number 3 looks much more promising than that, but where's the TEAM??? (And don't say in STICK IT!)

Peter said...

There are these people that work with Ethan. They are props, cept Ving. He's an extra who gets a line or two.
Ever since the first movie none of them have been truly MI stories. Oceans 11 is MI, a team has to get in and out and they show you how they do it. This is just cruise purchasing the rights to a property. Especially in a 24 world, Jack Bauer does it because he believes in america. Hunt does it because..... well if he survives this movie maybe we will find out in the sequel.
On a nerd note, this is what gave Abrahms the Star Trek franchise. I am dissapointed. ST will just be action packed and not about friendship and humanity advancing itself. At least we have Amercian Chopper.

blankfist said...

I remember Harwell saying OHMSS was the best Bond film when we were back in film school. To me, there's no reason Bond should ever get married. Period. That's ridiculous. OHMSS is ridiculous.

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harwell said...

Did I really say that, Heath? Kind of sounds like something I'd say. Bold, dangerous. Altogether controversial. Yeah, that's gotta be me.

You still didn't answer my question: what other Bond films are memorable and uniquely distinct from one another? Oh, and here's another question: without looking it up, name the two Timothy Dalton Bond films. I have no idea which ones they were, though I suspect I've seen them. THe only reason I know there are two is because I googled Timothy Dalton and the first link says the guy starred in two Bond films.

I'll grant you that Bond getting married is a stretch. But at least it's memorable...

And I was sincerely inspecting that blog link to work, btw. Disappointment is killing me.

blankfist said...

The blog link does work when you copy and paste it into your browser address bar. Anyhooo... Timothy Dalton, huh? That's a good question, because I couldn't tell you all the Bond films off the top of my head, anyhow - but, I remember the first Timothy Dalton Bond film to be Saving Daylights, or something like that. I remember not liking him as Bond, because I had grown up thinking Roger Moore was it, period. But...

And, yes, you did say that in filmschool, Harwell. What's weird is that I was telling BOC (not to be confused with BOM - the notorious Brian O'Malley) and some other guys on the set about it, and we were all in unison thinking you were out of your mind, toots. It's interesting, sure... but it's not a Bond film. Bond getting married? Pfft. OHMSS is still better than Never Say Never Again, though. I'll give you that.

Nathan said...

license to kill... i think that was the timothy dalton one.

harwell said...

Saving Daylights? I believe you're confusing it with Daylight Savings, dude. It's THE LIVING Daylights. Close, though. Proves the point that nobody was really paying attention to that guy as Bond. Oh, except for Hinesy apparently. I thought it was A View To A Kill because of the Duran Duran song, but I checked and Hinesy's right - View was Roger Moore, but License was Dalton. You'd think they could come up with titles that weren't so damn close sounding. No wonder nobody remembers those movies...except for Hinesy. What a total nerd.

I'll watch OHMSS again one of these days and let you know if I was out of my mind. I'm pretty sure I'm right though. What's wrong with Bond getting married? It ain't like the marriage lasts an entire five minutes. And after his wife meets her end, the dude's got motivation to be even more balls out. Which is exactly how Bond should be. Balls out psycho.

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Nathan said...

I rememeber License to Kill b/c I saw it in Denmark when I was 14. Was the only movie I saw there and it was actually called "License Revoked" but the title in the States was "License to Kill" Where as the Beastie Boys, about a year before or so had come out with "License to Ill", and they had a huge inflatable penis on stage and my 6th grade friend, Jason England went to see them with his dad and when that huge plastic cock erected itself onstage, Jason's dad promptly brought him home. I thought that was extremely funny and laughed at him heartily. Course, it's not as if I got to see the Beastie Boys fight for their right to paaaaarty at all...but it seemed even worse to get to go and then have to leave.

So you see, Harwell....it's not about Timothy Dalton at all....It's just about big plastic, blow-up dicks.

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