With New Year’s Day, 2017 arriving on a Sunday, Monday becomes a statutory holiday – and what better way to celebrate the New Year than with a little espionage?
Esquire Channel is celebrating with its ‘Pierce Brosnan James Bond Marathon’ on Monday, January 2nd – and to help you get ready for 2017, there’s a little help from 007 in making your New Year’s resolutions following the break.
How do we celebrate Thanksgiving? With turkey and dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, pumpkin pie and whipped/ice cream and, of course, eight helpings of 007!
Syfy is shaking things up on Thanksgiving weekend with a James Bond Marathon. Beginning at 6am(5C) on Thursday, November 26th, the network kicks things off with the first Bond of all, Dr. No – followed by all four Pierce Brosnan Bonds (GoldenEye, Tomorrow Never Dies, The World is Not Enough and Die Another Day).
Black Friday, November 27th brings Daniel Craig’s 007 in Casino Royale and Skyfall, and Saturday, November 28th, the Thanksgiving spy spree concludes with Quantum of Solace. Follow the jump for times.
With Pierce Brosnan returning to espionage in this moderately budgeted thriller, you can expect great performances from the cast; mayhem controlled and uncontrolled; a damsel in distress who is more than she seems to be, and, of course, monumental betrayal – not necessarily in that order.
Last year, Disney Nature’s first film, Earth disappointed with its too loud score, ambivalent script [animals are like us; no, they’re not] and a tendency to talk about the circle of death but not show it. Other than its beautiful cinematography, James Earl Jones’ voice and some great clips of the crew actually filming the documentary, it was something less than a triumph.
Oceans, I’m pleased to report, has dialled the score down from Pink-Floyd-in-concert volume, the script doesn’t try too hard to anthropomorphize the sea-going mammals and fish the film displays. Even when the film turns to the problems with the ecology, Pierce Brosnan’s narration makes the point without belabouring it.
Christopher Columbus clearly learned a lesson from working on the first Harry Potter films – a film doesn’t need to be slavishly adapted from a book to be successful. The Lightning Thief may be almost two hours long, but it mostly zips right along. Not only are entire subplots from the book eliminated, but several characters have been cut, too.
Married Life is a Douglas Sirkish melodrama with noir overtones. Based on the John Bingham novel Five Roundabouts to Heaven, it’s the story of a married man who has fallen in love with another [younger] woman, but won’t leave his wife because he’s afraid it would destroy her life. Rather than divorce her, he therefore resolves to murder her – humanely – to save her from the pain it would cause her.