There was some kind of vote this week, People’s Choice Awards we think, and some exciting news for Star Wars fans. Plus a little movie opens today that we’re kind of excited for. Without further delay, let’s Click on This!
In addition to news about possible scribes and story details, this spoiler footage from the newest Star Wars addition has been making the rounds.
Frankly we’re kind of shocked there isn’t more CGI.
A father decided that his daughter shouldn’t have to play her favorite videogame as a boy, and decided to reprogram the game to make Link a young lady. You know, like ya do.
As Buffy fans, we were psyched by the news of a Willow and Oz reunion!*
While this year has yielded some amazing flicks, there have also been a lot of flops. This great article takes a stab at some of Hollywood’s worst excuses for terrible films.
Probably the biggest news of the week though is that Skyfall has finally arrived!
In honor of 50 years of Bond on film and the movie opening today, we asked the Click team their favorite films from the series.
MAC – OCTOPUSSY
Octopussy! Certainly not the best, but it was the first one I ever saw in a theater and will always be the most memorable.
DINAH, SABRINA, JULIE - GOLDENEYE
Dinah - GoldenEye – Casting Pierce Brosnan as 007 injected new life into the Bond franchise, and the choice of Judi Dench as M was inspired. Though I also have to give honorable mentions to Goldfinger—Honor Blackman as Pussy Galore is so badass I can hardly stand it—and to The World is Not Enough. Yes, Denise Richards as nuclear physicist Dr. Christmas Jones is one of the silliest & most preposterous things I’ve ever seen, but the Garbage theme song totally rocks and the video is amazing. http://vimeo.com/21104021
Sabrina - GoldenEye for the same reason, well that and because the theme song was by Tina Turner!
Julie - Goldeneye! The opening sequence alone just thrilled me. The breathtaking bungee jump, the motorcycle flying through the air, AND the sound of Tina Turner?! Pure magic.
DRE & KIM
Dre - I’ve seen all of 2 1/2 Bond films (1 Brosnan, 1 Craig, and 1/2 of a Connery), so I’m by no means in a position to pick a “Favorite Bond Film,” but I have opinions about everything, so I suppose I can offer my 2¢.
Pierce Brosnan is an excellent bad ass spy- swoon worthy pectorals and serious gun toting swagger. I saw The World is Not Enough, and liked it, despite the ridiculous notion that Denise Richards is a rocket scientist or whatever. Quantum of Solace had me on the edge of my seat, giving me at least 12 heart attacks during the opening sequence, so I’d have to give that film and Daniel Craig two big thumbs up as well. A well-dressed good-looking martini-loving guy that is skilled in hand-to-hand combat and drives a fast car never gets old. Nearly 20 films later, I’m guessing I’m not the only one of this opinion.
Kim - I have a few fav Bond films.. But its really all about that man for me! First I love me some Sean Connery in Goldfinger…
I Also have a soft spot for Tomorrow Never Dies… Bond is in love with Lois Lane… I mean Teri Hatcher… I mean Paris Carver. I think I’ve probably watched that film 20 times.
And finally Daniel Craig in shorts… in Casino Royale. I was certainly glad he was the pick to revitalize the franchise.
EMILY - TOMORROW NEVER DIES
It was my first theatrical introduction to the franchise.
TYLER – DR. NO
Dr. No, two words – Ursula Andress.
SCOTT – FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE
I’m actually not a huge Bond fan or aficionado, but I’d choose From Russia with Love as my favorite. Connery rules and it’s the best Connery Bond film (if not the best Bond film overall) there is.
TOMMY – CASINO ROYALE
As a poker fan, the Texas Hold-Em scene is every player’s dream scenario. To win with a straight flush on the last card, with the stakes that high, was amazing! Add in incredible action, a classic Bond film twist, and Daniel Craig’s debut as the most bad-ass 007 yet, and you’ve got my favorite Bond film.
JONAH – THE SPY WHO LOVED ME
Oh, I went there. Here’s the thing. I’m easily the biggest Bond fan on staff, and have logged multiple viewings of every entry – thank you TBS marathons. Watching Bond films – at least for me – forms a cycle.
First it was a way to bond, pun slightly intended, with my dad. I may have preferred to watch Star Wars again, but could enjoy the fun that Bond provided as well. As I got older, and really got into action films, it was easy to take delight in the epic action sequences. Now though, as a fan and somewhat serious student of film and political science, I look at the Bond series as a window into the racial and gender politics of our collective national psyche. Viewed through THAT lense, really the only choice for a progressive Bond is Roger Moore.
With the exception of Britt Eckland and the ladies from the opening sequences, every Moore Bond Gal is self sufficient, and tough. In every film there are notable examples of Moore being saved by the ladies. Additionally there are strong minority characters and environmental themes. Yet the films still have the hard drinking, action packed, sexy feel of earlier and later entries. The Spy Who Loved Me is the quintessential Moore entry. There’s a larger than life villain and henchman, a ridiculous plot, amazing gadgets, and my pick (and Ringo Star’s) for top Bond Gal: Agent Triple X. Also the car turns into a submarine.
There you have it. Do you agree with our picks? Tell us yours in the comments below, and have a spytacular weekend!