Posts Tagged ‘England’

“Skyfall” Review: James Bond Resurrected

Posted by    |    November 9th, 2012 at 1:18 pm

Once again, Daniel Craig resumes the role of 007 James Bond in the newly released Skyfall.  This film is a James Bond reboot of sorts, and a reinvention of the character we have loved for almost 50 years.  Skyfall gets back to the basics that Bond fans are familiar with, such as the always alluring “Bond girl”, the quick 007 comebacks, and the stylish British vocabulary from our favorite spy.  This film creates its own story, separate from the previous Daniel Craig films, and involves a lot of changes to the recent MI6 structure we have come to know.  Skyfall stars Daniel Craig, Judi Dench, Javier Bardem, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Berenice Marlohe, and Ben Whishaw.

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The most recent Bond films, Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace, kick off the beginning of James Bond’s career as a younger, up and coming rookie MI6 agent, who experiences love, loss, and physical confrontations he must overcome to survive.  In Skyfall, 007 is still growing into himself, but there is a layer of experience and wear-and-tear as we witness an aging James Bond, once again fighting back against all odds to save England, MI6 (British Secret Intelligence Service), and the ones closest to him.  Skyfall takes place in present day and gives a fresh look at James Bond while transitioning into the Bond of old.  The audience is met with Bond’s new quartermaster, “Q”, a young, smart, computer nerd, who instantly establishes a connection with 007.  We also meet a wide range of other characters that will forever change the MI6 family. (more…)

Tonight: Jonquil at Prophet Bar

Posted by    |    April 9th, 2012 at 11:40 am

Oxford, UK quartet Jonquil, notable for their  afro-indie pop beats, is embarking on their first US national tour supporting their recently released album Point Of Go. We caught up with frontman Hugo Manuel to chat about the band’s time at SXSW, how they use accents to their advantage, and that time sheep flocked to their recording studio.

You recently wrapped up a stint at SXSW 2012. How was the SXSW experience?

Very tiring and slightly stressful, but completely rewarding and excellent. I think this year what defined it for us was the abundance of swimming. We had a nice pool and a bit of time off…so we managed to get some good swimming in every day. Lots of Marco Polo and underwater handstands. That’s what we’re all about.

Have you been to Dallas? What comes to mind when you think of Dallas? 

Never been before. I wasn’t sure it was a real place. I thought it was a TV show. (more…)