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2016 Oscars Challenge: [29] “Spectre” – Best Original Song

“WRITING’S ON THE WALL” FROM “SPECTRE” Music and Lyric by Jimmy Napes and Sam Smith In 2013, the James Bond series was completely reinvigorated with “Skyfall,” an ode to the character and the franchise while being one of the best films of the year. It garnered five Academy Award nominations and even won two, including Best Original Song. Bond was never a stranger to … Read More 2016 Oscars Challenge: [29] “Spectre” – Best Original Song


85th Academy Award Winners

Since most of my votes went with “Lincoln”, my final tally was a little off, but I still got 17 categories right, which I choose to believe is rather good for such an unpredictable year. Although I don’t feel “Argo” was the obvious choice for Best Picture, especially without any acting or directing nominations, I refuse to be bitter about it and will simply … Read More 85th Academy Award Winners


2013 Oscars Challenge: [29] Skyfall – Five Nominations

SKYFALL BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY All I have to say is that this better be Roger Deakins’ year. He’s been nominated ten times now (complete list) and has never won a single Academy Award. Now, he has another shot this year with one of my favorite films of 2012, “Skyfall”, made immensely more enjoyable by the amazing cinematography. With a grandness and epic sense to the … Read More 2013 Oscars Challenge: [29] Skyfall – Five Nominations


Tuesday Releases: Silent Hill: Revelation & Skyfall

FEBRUARY 12, 2013 THE SESSIONS // Strong performances throughout, especially from lead John Hawkes, who proves once again he is a force of nature, “The Sessions” is a thoughtful endeavor into the true life story of a man confined to an iron lung, who discovers that sexual activity is not out of his bounds. With impressive peaks and valleys of emotion and a maturity … Read More Tuesday Releases: Silent Hill: Revelation & Skyfall


Spotlight: Top 12 Films Of 2012

At the end of any given year, it is not unfamiliar to hear people say “this was the best year for movies”. I’ve never stated this myself, but I feel I hear it quite often. This year, however, I will state it, not only feeling that this was one of the best years in the film industry, but being able to have the numbers … Read More Spotlight: Top 12 Films Of 2012


Oscars Shortlist: 10 Visual Effects Shortlisted for 85th Academy Awards

The big news today is that the huge list of films with visual effects has been narrowed down to just 10: “The Amazing Spider-Man” “Cloud Atlas” “The Dark Knight Rises” “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” “John Carter” “Life of Pi” “Marvel’s The Avengers” “Prometheus” “Skyfall” “Snow White and the Huntsman” The next step includes the Visual Effects Branch of the Academy sitting down on … Read More Oscars Shortlist: 10 Visual Effects Shortlisted for 85th Academy Awards


For Your Consideration 2012: Skyfall

James Bond is no stranger to the Academy Awards, usually with nominations for Visual Effects, Sound Design, or Original Songs, but “Skyfall” will take on several other potential nominations this year, including the highly sought after Best Cinematography category with veteran Roger Deakins landing some incredible visuals. Roger Deakins has been nominated for Best Cinematography a record nine times, and this year will probably … Read More For Your Consideration 2012: Skyfall

Movie Review: Skyfall (2012)

SKYFALL BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELLNOVEMBER 10, 2012 What I would consider the best James Bond film yet, “Skyfall” does for the 007 series, what “The Dark Knight” did for the Batman series. The genius poured into Christopher Nolan’s Batman turned an entire generation onto a character known mainly to comic book enthusiasts. “Skyfall” takes the whimsical, two-dimensional James Bond and gives him a depth unseen … Read More Movie Review: Skyfall (2012)


Theatrical Releases: Skyfall & Lincoln

LINCOLN || Daniel Day Lewis is one of the best actors of our generation and if he isn’t recognized for his performance as Abraham Lincoln (merely from seeing the trailer), I will be disappointed. Steven Spielberg continues his historical-feel dramas with this latest presidential film, following up last year’s “War Horse”. What will probably prove to be more successful, I look forward to seeing … Read More Theatrical Releases: Skyfall & Lincoln

New Trailer: Skyfall – Official Trailer #1

SKYFALL / Punchy and erotic, the newest 007 trailer gives very little away while remaining completely action-packed and visually stunning. Though probably not as theatrically sound as last year’s Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, Skyfall will still pack a heavy punch, I am sure of it. With Daniel Craig continuing his stellar role as James Bond, after knocking out his previous dramatic thriller role in … Read More New Trailer: Skyfall – Official Trailer #1


Spotlight: 007 September

Since Netflix Instant has so graciously put back up the 007 films for the month of September, I have decided to watch them all by the end of the month. More of a personal challenge than anything, I have only seen a hand-full and will feel much better about myself as an avid movie-goer once I see them all. I will cross them off … Read More Spotlight: 007 September