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Welcome back to our weekly look at the new podcasts available at our “partners in podcast crime” the GeekCast Radio Network. As usual here’s our weekly look at the podcasts from Gcrn, with descriptions and links to each and every one for your audio/visual pleasure!
Gcr – Special Episode – TFG1?s 2012 Trip
This might be the most personal podcast series TFG1Mike has ever done. It is the first ever Gcr spinoff series. Here the adventure of flying back hom to Boston, then driving back to Louisville. TFG1Mike introduces you to his mom Kathy.
Gcr – Special Episode – The Holiday Diary
This was something that TFG1Mike got in an email about twelve years ago. He did not write it, nor does he take credit for it. Enjoy! Read The Story here Happy Holidays from The Gcrn.
Gcr – Special Episode – Rock Sugar’s Don’t Stop The Santa Man »
Many are calling Skyfall the best James Bond movie in the 50-year history of this storied franchise. Director Sam Mendes' 007 action-thriller has taken in a whopping $952 million worldwide, indicating that fans keep coming back to see Daniel Craig in action. We have a new contest lined up where we're giving away the Best of Bond... James Bond two-cd boxed set, featuring 50 tracks of classic 007 songs from throughout the franchise. We are also giving away the new 007 Legends game for the Playstation 3 or XBox 360 consoles. These prizes will be gone faster than Bond can fire his Walther Ppk, so act fast. Details on how to enter are below.
Best of Bond... James Bond two-cd boxed set
007 Legends game for the Playstation 3 or XBox 360 consoles
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Rosamund Pike is more than just a pretty face, though she certainly has that going for her, too. The British beauty has cooked up an impressive resume peppered with everything from action adventures like "Die Another Day" to period dramas like "Pride and Prejudice."
"Jack Reacher," however, launches Pike into new places — like Tom Cruise's bedroom. Well, sorta. In this action thriller, Pike plays Helen, a well-heeled attorney who likes to cross her "T"s and dot her "I"s, while Mr. Cruise takes on the titular role as an ex-military vigilante who takes the law into his own hands … and only owns one shirt, which seems to get wet a lot.
We chatted with Pike about what it was like getting up close and personal with this living legend, why she misses old Hollywood and who she'd love to be courted by on screen next.
This is such a big, »
- Elizabeth Durand
Vin Diesel (Fast and Furious) is set to develop a love for lollipops as he is gearing up to step into the shoes of Kojak, the lollipop loving NYPD detective in a big screen remake of the hit 70s crime TV show. According to Deadline, Skyfall screenwriters Neal Purvis and Robert Wade have been drafted in to write to screenplay. Kojak is based on the hit TV show which ran from 1973-78 and starred Telly Savalas as Theo Kojak, who was infamous for his love of lollipops and the catchphrase, "Who loves ya baby?"
This isn’t the first time that Kojak has received a makeover, with Ving Rhames (Mission: Impossible) starring as the tough talking, bald-headed crime fighter in a short lived television reboot in 2005 which only lasted a single season. Riding high from the success of Skyfall, Purvis and Wade will be tasked with updating the classic 70s show for a modern audience. »
Today is the best day ever for people who have fantasized about Vin Diesel sucking on a lollipop. Deadline reports that Universal is setting the mumbly-mouthed mountain of a man up as the new actor to play Kojak, the ’70s-era NYPD detective best known for his bald head, dapper attire, and always having a lollipop hanging out of his mouth. The character originally appeared in a CBS crime procedural, also called Kojak, which aired from 1973-1978 and starred Greek-American actor Telly Savalas in the title role. The good news doesn’t stop there, though. Every new big screen adaptation of an old TV show needs to start off by having a script, and along with securing Diesel in the title role, this new Kojak has also tapped Skyfall scribes Neal Purvis and Robert Wade to put pen to page. Skyfall, of course, was one of the most financially successful films of 2012, and largely garnered positive reviews, so »
- Nathan Adams
Neal Purvis and Robert Wade, two members of the writing team for Skyfall, have been set to pen the Kojak feature for Universal with Vin Diesel attached to star in the title role. The picture is based on the 1970s crime drama television series of the same name, which starred Telly Savalas as a tough and witty New York City detective with a bald head and a penchant for Tootsie Pops. Diesel, who has just wrapped on Fast and Furious 6, will also produce with Samantha Vincent for their Universal-located One Race Films. "Who loves ya, baby?" Hit the jump to find out more. Deadline reports that Diesel will star as Kojak in a feature length reboot and that Purvis and Wade will pen the adaptation. Kojak ran for five seasons and 125 episodes from 1973 to 1978. Another television adaptation was given a try back in 2005 with Ving Rhames in the lead, but »
- Dave Trumbore
Exclusive: Universal Pictures is getting serious about Kojak, hiring the scribe team of Neal Purvis & Robert Wade to script a movie around the tough-talking, smooth scalped cop played by Telly Savalas on the CBS series. Vin Diesel, who just wrapped Fast And Furious 6 for the studio, will play the chrome-domed cop in the film, which he’s producing with Samantha Vincent for their Universal-based One Race Films. The series, which ran from 1973-78, was a popular procedural with an iconic cop, and the scribes will re-imagine and contemporize it for the big screen. Purvis & Wade are coming off Skyfall, which is nearing $1 billion in worldwide box office, and they wrote the previous four Bond films, including Casino Royale, Quantum Of Solace and Die Another Day. CAA and Brillstein rep Diesel, while UTA reps the scribes. Universal co-president of production Jeffrey Kirschenbaum and production veep Kristin Lowe are overseeing it for the studio. »
- MIKE FLEMING JR.
Skyfall writers Neal Purvis and Robert Wade are writing the screenplay. We reported last month that Skyfall is the last James Bond movie they will write, after having penned the scripts for The World Is Not Enough, Die Another Day, Casino Royale, and Quantum of Solace.
The Kojak TV series ran from 1973 to 1978, starring Telly Savalas as bald New York City Police Department Detective Lieutenant Theo Kojak. He was known for his signature lollipop, and was a proud Greek American who often celebrated his heritage. This version will be re-imagined in a modern-day setting. Vin Diesel will also produce alongside Samantha Vincent. While Telly Savalas was of Greek decent, Vin Diesel is not, claiming himself to be, "Definitely a person of color, of ambiguous ethnicity, »
Concluding a very successful James bond marathon, comes our list of the very best 007 films, as chosen by the Sound On Sight staff. In just 30 days, we managed to publish over 40 articles and reviews, making it our most successful monthly movie club to date. I’d like to once again thank everyone who participated and furthermore, thank everyone who voted for having good taste. I cannot argue with the final results. These are indeed the best Bond films. Enjoy!
Directed by Terence Young
50 years later, and with twenty three “official” entries, From Russia With Love represents the very best of the Bond franchise. Skyfall is the closest to be considered, at best – almost equal to what was achieved in ’64 – but From Russia With Love is still unparalleled. Although it is the second in the series, and although »
It is important, in any series, that an instalment does not forget where it came from, but in Skyfall’s attempts to celebrate its roots, does it ultimately undermine them?
The title theme sounds quintessentially Bond, a custom absent in the last three films, for better or worse. It is also the first of the Daniel Craig era to feature the character of Q, reborn as a shrewd, with-the-times virtuoso who reacts with a level-headed confidence and wry wit when challenged by Bond that would make Desmond Llewellyn proud. Despite this, there are more than a few unwelcome alterations and an underlying insolence to certain aspects of the style and continuity of the series.
When Bond was officially rebooted in 2006’s Casino Royale, it offered the chance to see how 007 earned his status, but in a less antiquated setting. Newer cars, newer technology, but the same Bond (albeit grittier and »
- Jack Haworth
Moviemistakes.com lists 24 goofs in the latest James Bond movie. Can you add more to the pile? And does it really matter?
Even from the trailer, it was clear the latest Bond wasn't going to have an easy ride through goof-ville. Almost all Londoners could be heard grousing about the impossibility of 007 sliding down the escalator partitions on the underground. What about the little triangle signs asking you to refrain from doing just that? What about the emergency stop buttons? Wouldn't they have scuppered Bond's descent? This and many other slip-ups have been lovingly chronicled on moviemistakes.com and on imdb (where the tally is currently 24 if you amalgamate continuity, geography and rather indignant character errors - "The dress worn by Bérénice Marlohe is described, and referred to by Bond, as backless. There is clearly sheer fabric encrusted with crystals – hardly backless.")
So, Bond experts: is this 007's most error-strewn outing yet? »
Skyfall isn’t your typical James Bond movie, and seeing as it’s the 23rd of them to be released since 1962, that’s saying something. It’s not brand confusing, Never Say Never Again weird, or strange in the Moonraker, race-of-hyper-evolved-space-people sense, but it’s undeniably different from every Bond film that has come before it. That includes the previous two Daniel Craig movies, Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace, which already felt a bit more like stepchildren rather than full-blooded heirs to the legacy.
Both those films can be seen as stepping stones leading to Skyfall, with the serious tone, more grounded action, and rougher-edged hero establishing the telltale signs of the Craig era, like how a ridiculous number of gadgets lets you know that you’re watching a Roger Moore entry. Yet, Skyfall sticks out not just as a culmination of the “Craig trilogy,” but also as an »
- Sam Woolf
Greg Williams has covered the last four Bond films, beginning with Die Another Day, and his work here on the set of Skyfall is jaw-dropping. He has an instinct to find the most compelling take on each of the scenes and he captures the candid moments between takes uncovering a light-hearted element in what is a very serious, and often very dark, Bond film. Roger Deakins’ work on the film has been rightly praised and the Blade Runner neon dazzle of the Shanghai sniper sequence is caught perfectly here.
Williams takes us through the production chronologically, albeit with a Pre-Production album at the end of the book, and the books kicks off with perhaps my favourite image – that of Daniel Craig filming the iconic gun barrel sequence, something which, ironically, appears at the end of the film. Shorn of its familiar graphics the sight of Daniel Craig captured mid-turn with »
- Jon Lyus
Well, we did it. After 23 weeks of spies, gadgets, and alarmingly unhealthy sexual behavior, MTV Movies Blog crossed the finish-line of the first ever Bond-a-Thond.
Along the way, we kept an eye on some totals, chronicled the most memorable moments, and simply basked in the glory of 007 and the world of Ian Flemming. It was a rip-roaring adventure that got a little dark somewhere around 1979, but just like Bond, we persevered and made it through.
Click past the jump to check out some of our more unusual superlatives, as well as, the totals from our "by the numbers" counts and my closing thoughts on the series.
Best Unused Songs
Best Villain Death
Without a doubt, this award has to go to Yaphet Kotto as Dr. Kananga, who inflates after getting shot with a shark gun capsule. »
- Kevin P. Sullivan
Directed by Lee Tamahori
The end of Die Another Day’s first act provides a set up to what could potentially have been one of the most freshly original Bond installments, an opportunity to explore deliciously dark corners of the iconic spy’s psyche. Forward wind an hour and the last major set piece leading up to the film’s climax includes an invisible Aston Martin dodging a minigun and stinger missile shooting Jaguar in an ice castle and a CGI Bond surfing laser cannon induced tidal waves. Between time spent with faces buried in palms, the audience must have wondered exactly how it all went so wrong.
- Scott Patterson
At their Doha Tribeca Film Festival Masterclass, which took place on the rooftop of a hotel on the edge of the city's old souk (with a fighter jet screaming overhead to add to the 007 vibe), British screenwriting duo Neal Purvis and Robert Wade revealed why "Skyfall" will mark the satisfying conclusion to their five-film James Bond journey. The ride began nearly 15 years ago with "The World Is Not Enough" and continued with Pierce Brosnan's final 007 excursion, "Die Another Day," as well as all three of Daniel Craig's outings, "Casino Royale," "Quantum Of Solace" and "Skyfall." "We're very happy to have done five Bond movies and I think we've got it to a really good place now," said Wade. "What happened was that, because John Logan worked closely with Sam [Mendes] after us, they came up with a plot for another one and John's going off to do that on his own. »
- Matt Mueller
British screenwriting duo Neal Purvis and Robert Wade have written five of the James Bond movies. These are The World Is Not Enough (1999), Die Another Day (2002), Casino Royale (2006), Quantum of Solace (2008), and most recently Skyfall.
Now it’s essentially been confirmed that this is the case, straight from the mouths of Purvis and Wade. They’re no longer attached to the Bond series, and based on their statements, this doesn’t seem like such a bad thing.
- Matt Granados
Wade told a screenwriting masterclass at the Doha Tribeca Film Festival: "We're very happy to have done five Bond movies, I think we've gotten it to a good place.
Purvis added: "We were going to stop with Quantum of Solace, »
- David Bentley
Asked about returning to direct another Bond after the massive success of "Skyfall," Sam Mendes played it cool. "Do I want to do another one? I'm a shadow of my former self [laughs]. No, I don't know. I felt like everything I wanted to do with a Bond movie, I put into this film," he said last month. "So I would have to be convinced that I could do something that I loved and cared about as much if I was to do it again. I think the great risk of repeating oneself is that one doesn't have the great store of ideas that you have when you first tackle a subject." But could he be kicking the tires on it? While it was already known once "Skyfall" writer John Logan came on board to write Bond 24 and Bond 25, today franchise standbys, writers Neal Purvis and Robert Wade (who »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Longtime James Bond screenwriters Neal Purvis and Robert Wade have confirmed today that they will be departing the franchise. The duo is responsible for penning the screenplays for all the Daniel Craig Bond films as well as The World Is Not Enough and Die Another Day. They penned the latest entry, Skyfall, alongside John Logan, and in announcing their departure they revealed that Logan and director Sam Mendes have already dreamed up a scenario for Bond 24: “We’re very happy to have done five Bond movies, I think we’ve gotten it to a good place. I know that John Logan and Sam Mendes have come up with a plot for another one, which takes the pressure off because these films take up a lot of time.” Mendes has yet to commit to returning for a further Bond entry, but it’s reassuring to know that he and »
- Adam Chitwood
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