Daniel Craig is the New James Bond : Casino Royale

After Pierce Brosnan’s years, James Bond started to have a bit of old stuff. Goldeneye was great, but unfortunately, the Brosnan films were slowly reduced. Perhaps the focus was on working on the story or maybe after almost 40 years of seeing the MI6 secret agent rescuing the world, again and again, the crowd simply disliked it. Whatever the reason why the James Bond franchise needs a quick recovery. He did Casino Royale with a bang because he did some of the other few movies in the franchise before, he focused on James Bond’s character and gave us a look at the mind of this complex character while still giving fans to the classic moments of real sequences of the other films competed recently.

First, the most obvious change at Casino Royale was Daniel Craig as James Bond. This was an option that angered many people, as evidenced by the countless websites and blogs that were trying to provoke a massive boycott of the film due to the participation of Craig. Fortunately, Daniel Craig took another look at the secret agent. Make Bond a more athletic and human character that the audience sees through the transformation that has made him what we are used to in other films.

Another change in Casino Royale was the absence of personality Q. Although Q was not a mistake in the Bond movies, its exclusion led to less crazy tools such as cigarette bombs and cell phone guns. This is allowed to focus on Bond’s abilities, not stupid luck to be in a situation where the villain wants to open a bag link and then hit him in the face of a smoke bomb. Agile and fast-thinking agile, hold M and the rest of MI6 on tiptoe.

While Casino Royale focuses heavily on movies like some modern movies, it also slows things down. The most obvious case is the card game that fills the room with tension everywhere. Return to the first days of Bond. One of the first scenes in this series is to play spy cards with your enemy. In the hands of poker, we deal with the struggle that convinces the public that Bond is not tangible. Even minutes later, one of the most vulnerable scenes shows us when Bond is forced to take a break from the game and almost lose his life. Casino Royale mixes an unstoppable spy who cannot stop with a weak person who quickly discovers that, as agent 00, he will ask him to make some changes to himself. Bond is forced to strike a balance between separating himself from everything,
without allowing himself to become a very cold hit man.

Like Batman, it begins before Casino Royale revives the franchise that was fading. The movie, again like Batman, felt ingenious and rude from previous entries in the franchise. This new trend was mixed with the new main actor who could embody the character of James Bond and a mix of classic Bond moments with the latest ideas that make the Bond films relevant. Batman, like Bond Films, was not in touch with what made the first person love everyone. All the privileges of the film became “dumb” and lost focus when throwing foolish enemies and tons of unnecessary tools into the mix. The Batman movies focused more on their evil stars, adding Bond movies to the invisible cars that mixed with the mysterious James Bond, who clearly forgot the events of his past.
With Quantum of Solace on the straight door and getting rave reviews from viewers around the world, they should be very excited about the return of James Bond. In this movie, special agent James Bond is sent to Madagascar to raise money in a high-stakes poker game and play against Le Chiffre. MI6 gambles that James Bond, the newest ’00’ will beat Le Chiffre’s organization. Like 007, you could start playing casino games…while watching your favorite James Bond movies! Online casinos have become very popular, some of their games are inspired by movies such a Casino Royale. If you need more information about casinos, check https://onlinecasinosguidelines.info/ and get started. You could like James topple Le Chiffre and win big!

I am very excited because we got a Bond movie that is a direct continuation of the previous movie, probably the deepest link, something that was absent  from many of the other movies in the franchise. Similar to the way in the continuation of “The Dark Knight” show in the spirit of Batman tormented and focus more on his personality, the “Quantum of Solace” is trying to deepen James Bond’s attempts to deal with the events at the end of Casino Royale. The dark tone that adapts well to Batman also works well with Bond. Perhaps the best part of Casino Royale is how, despite being more realistic and darker in character, we still see the same competitors and carefree attitude, which was a key element in the Bond franchise since its inception.…

Inarritu’s Birdman will feature an impressive ensemble cast

When earlier news reported that Michael Keaton is to star in Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s upcoming movie Birdman, one could not help but chuckle at the delicious irony.

Keaton, famous for playing Tim Burton’s Batman back in the day, will in Birdman play an actor who – likewise – once player a similar iconic superhero. Being down on his luck, the movie’s protagonist decides to revive his failed career with a stage play based on Raymond Carver’s short story. And that’s where things go downhill, thanks to an egotistical lead actor in the play…

Such an antagonist might prove to be annoying rather than funny, but it has just been confirmed that the said character will be played by Edward Norton. Knowing the scope of his acting skills, we’re in for a treat.

With an amusing premise of a-play-within-a-movie and Inarritu as a director (21 Grams, Babel, Biutiful), Birdman was set to be an interesting, quirky comedy from the very start. Now, with a growing ensemble of talented cast, the expectations rise even more.

To recollect, apart from Keaton and Norton, Birdman is to feature Naomi Watts, Emma Stone, Zach Galifianakis and Andrea Riseborough. Just like Edward Norton, Watts is to play a stage actress, while Emma Stone will take the role of Keaton’s daughter/assistant. Zach Galifianakis will play the show’s producer.

It will be intriguing to see how Inarritu – a director famous for movies that deal with human drama and tragedy  – will handle a comedy. Currently in pre-production, Birdman is to be released some time in 2014.

We’ll have to get our casino games on while we’re waiting for this one! There are quite a few funny slot games out there to keep us entertained for a while.…

Argo wins best picture at the Screen Actors Guild Awards

Ben Affleck’s hostage negotiation drama Argo took home the best picture award at the 2013 Screen Actors Guild Awards at the weekend, further intensifying speculation that the film could be the surprising recipient of the corresponding Oscar award in a few weeks time.

Argo beat four other films; The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Les Misérables, Silver Linings Playbook and Lincoln to the gong and many experts feel that this may well be a dress rehearsal for Oscar’s night.

While not originally thought of as a leading contender for the big prizes, Argo has been well received by many critics and many people (see highrolleronlinecasino.net) are making the film a strong favourite to also land the Best Picture Oscar.

Other winners on the night included Daniel Day Lewis, who won the SAG award for his portrayal of the title role in Steven Speilberg’s Lincoln. There was further recognition for the film when Tommy Lee Jones also won the award for the best supporting actor.

Jennifer Lawrence arguably sprung the surprise of the evening when she pipped favourite Jessica Chastain, from Zero Dark Thirty, to earn the best actress award for her performance in Silver Linings Playbook.

One time Oscar favourite Les Misérables had to be content with just the one award, for best supporting actress for Anne Hathaway, who beat Sally Field, Nicole Kidman, Maggie Smith and Helen Hunt to the gong.

The lifetime achievement award went to Dick Van Dyke, perhaps best known for his role as the cockney-accented chimney sweep in Disney’s Mary Poppins.…

Stars at Sundance

The Sundance Film festival is a place to take risks, just like at the craps table. This year’s festival included plenty of films featuring big-name Hollywood stars, but not all of them succeeded in creating unique and memorable films. Here are a few of those star-powered films and how they fared at Sundance.

Don Jon’s Addiction. Joseph Gordon-Levitt stars in his own directorial debut playing a pornography-addicted Jersey shore stereotype who needs to decide once and for all which is better: fantasy or reality. Though Gordon-Levitt displays some interesting directorial chops and plays his slime ball character quite convincingly, the story’s over-simplified, predictable resolution leaves something to be desired.

Mud. Matthew McConaughey continues his recent streak of outstanding films in this Arkansas coming of age tale. It’s hard to believe this actor was once pigeonholed as a rom-com lead as he gives another nuanced performance here, mixing caution and charisma as he charms two young boys into helping him evade the law and reunite with his lover (played by Reese Witherspoon). This film may be a bit long and meandering, but the music, cinematography, and characters can justify the length.

The East. cn_image.size.sundance-film-festival-2013-park-city-utahThis thoughtful and provocative spy thriller comes from Sundance stars Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij, who starred and directed (respectively) in previous Sundance sensation, Sound of My Voice. If this second film is any indication, these two are set to become household names just like another indie favorite, Ellen Page, who also happens to be in this film. Full of twists and turns, The East also has a solid storyline with a satisfying ending and not too many leaps of faith required.…