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Re: Bond, James Bond
« Reply #45 on: November 21, 2006, 05:03 PM »
I assume they modernized the movie a bit with the Texas Hold'em.  Since I have played poker, it was easy to call the two big hands though.

he played baccarat in the book.  its a very simple game kinda like blackjack.  you get 2 cards and try to get closest to 9.  if you are low you can take 1 more. if you go over you are not busted out, but whatever the 2nd digit is, is your new hand (a 13 is a 3).

if you don't follow cards at all, the game is much more simple to pick up in a moment than poker,  but i guess with the innundation of the world poker tour,  everyone knows texas hold em now.

baccarat seems much more sophisticated and suave, and it has always been bonds game before.  i think it was pretty cheesy to switch games.

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« Reply #46 on: June 19, 2007, 08:32 PM »
Marc Forster to Direct Bond 22

Marc Forster will direct the 22nd James Bond adventure, it was announced today by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, producers of the James Bond films, Sony Pictures Entertainment, and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios.

Forster is the acclaimed director of the highly anticipated motion picture The Kite Runner, adapted from Khaled Hosseini's best-selling novel. He also recently directed the comic hit Stranger Than Fiction for Sony Pictures. Previously, Forster directed the award-winning and critically acclaimed films Finding Neverland, which was nominated for seven Academy Awards® including Best Picture, and Monster's Ball, for which Halle Berry won a Best Actress Oscar®.

Forster will commence work shortly with screenwriter Paul Haggis on a draft of the screenplay by Neil Purvis and Robert Wade.

Daniel Craig will reprise the role of James Bond in the as-yet-untitled Bond 22 production, which follows Casino Royale, the highest-grossing film so far in the most successful franchise in motion picture history.

With nearly $600 million in worldwide box-office receipts, Casino Royale was also regarded by critics as one of the best Bond films yet. Bond 22 will begin filming at Pinewood Studios, London, in December 2007. Columbia Pictures will release the film worldwide on November 7, 2008.

Wilson and Broccoli said, "We are delighted that Marc Forster, with his exceptional talent and unique vision, has agreed to direct our next James Bond film."

Forster said, "I have always been drawn to different kinds of stories and I have also always been a Bond fan, so it is very exciting to take on this challenge. The new direction that the Bond character has taken offers a director a host of new possibilities and I look forward to working with Daniel Craig, Barbara Broccoli, and Michael Wilson, as well as the team at Sony and MGM on this new film."

Amy Pascal, Co-Chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment, added, "We had a great experience working with Marc on 'Stranger than Fiction' and we are excited to be working with him again. He's an actor's director; he approaches material with intelligence and taste. What makes him the perfect choice for 'Bond 22' is that he will bring to this film all the elements Bond audiences expect -- action, humor, suspense, and thrills."

"The Bond franchise is one of MGM's most treasured legacies," added Harry Sloan, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, MGM. "We share Michael and Barbara's confidence in Marc Forster's directing talents and support him in his efforts to continue the evolution of the Bond story for today's filmgoers."

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Re: Bond, James Bond
« Reply #47 on: January 26, 2008, 02:06 AM »
Daniel Craig is back for Bond 22 in Quantum of Solace & this film will be a sequel to Casino Royale. The story in the new film begins just an hour after the last one ends.

New action-packed Bond film called 'Quantum of Solace'

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« Reply #48 on: July 1, 2008, 08:32 AM »
New Quantum of Solace (James Bond) trailer

Daniel Craig kicks all sorts of ass as Bond. 
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« Reply #49 on: July 1, 2008, 09:22 AM »
Cool! Another bond movie that has some character. :)
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« Reply #50 on: July 1, 2008, 02:46 PM »
Quantum of Solace is looking good, a real badass Bond.  8)

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« Reply #51 on: July 6, 2008, 04:34 PM »
I can't wait for this one!

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« Reply #52 on: July 30, 2008, 02:35 AM »
Posted on MTV Movie Blog.


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Alicia Keys And Jack White Find ‘Another Way To Die’ For ‘Quantum Of Solace’ Soundtrack

Published by Brian Jacks on Tuesday, July 29, 2008 at 7:08 pm.

With questions resolved over who the latest eye candy would be, the final remaining piece of the puzzle concerned not who would be in the new James Bond movie, but who’d be singing over it. Now we have the answer.

The “Bond” filmmakers have revealed that R&B sensation Alicia Keys is teaming with White Stripes frontman Jack White on the theme song to the forthcoming “Quantum of Solace.” Titled “Another Way To Die,” the track will feature Keyes along with White, who pulls triple-duty as writer, producer and drummer on the collaboration that will mark the first duet in Bond history, according to the studio. The pair takes the mantle from Audioslave’s Chris Cornell, who performed music duties for 2006’s “Casino Royale.”

“Quantum of Solace” hits theaters on November 7.

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« Reply #53 on: August 15, 2008, 05:13 PM »
A follow up to the new Bond theme.

Quantum of Solace - Proposed Theme Song

Brilliant!  ;D

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Re: Bond, James Bond
« Reply #54 on: September 19, 2008, 04:07 PM »
The new Bond theme "Another Way to Die" by Jack White & Alicia Keys is online. Oh good god! This is the worst Bond theme, my bleeding ears!

I would rather be tied to a chair & tortured with a 3-foot long carpet beater wacked to my testicles at high speed than listen to that ****!

"Another Way to Die"
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Re: Bond, James Bond
« Reply #55 on: September 19, 2008, 05:00 PM »
What? You don't like Jack White tickling your balls? ???
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Re: Bond, James Bond
« Reply #56 on: September 19, 2008, 05:42 PM »
I don't mind the direction they went, but I don't really care for it all that much.  It's either got too much of something or not enough of something else...I'm leaning towards too much of something.

I can't help but think that if they turned the Neptunes loose on it they could have come up with something better.

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« Reply #58 on: September 23, 2008, 09:54 AM »
"Snark is the idiot's version of wit."

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Re: Bond, James Bond
« Reply #59 on: November 3, 2008, 11:13 AM »
Quantum Of Solace set a UK record. 23.8 million GBP ($38.6 million) in its opening weekend.

The reviews are out & are mixed... theme still sucks. Some like the flick, others hate it. Will see when it opens here in a coulpe of weeks.