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    Zero Dark Thirty

    Wed Feb 13

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    Warm Bodies

    Wed Feb 6

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    Django Unchained

    Tue Jan 29

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    The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

    Mon Dec 17

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    Holy Motors

    Thu Dec 6

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    Skyfall

    Wed Dec 5

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    Wreck-It-Ralph

    Tue Nov 20

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    Sleepwalk With Me

    Mon Nov 19

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    The Master

    Sun Oct 7

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    Cosmopolis

    Thu Aug 30

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    The Campaign

    Fri Aug 24

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    The Odd Life of Timothy Green

    Wed Aug 22

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    To Rome With Love

    Tue Aug 21

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    The Bourne Legacy

    Mon Aug 20

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    The Watch

    Fri Aug 10

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    Total Recall

    Mon Aug 6

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    Savages

    Tue Jul 31

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    Safety Not Guaranteed

    Thu Jul 26

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    The Dark Knight Rises

    Mon Jul 23

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    The Amazing Spider-Man

    Fri Jul 6

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    Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

    Thu Jul 5

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    Shut Up and Play the Hits

    Mon Jul 2

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    July Film Preview

    Fri Jun 29

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    Brave

    Fri Jun 22

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    Moonrise Kingdom

    Mon Jun 18

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    That's My Boy

    Thu Jun 14

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    Prometheus

    Mon Jun 11

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    Snow White and The Huntsman

    Fri Jun 8

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    June Film Preview

    Mon Jun 4

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    Men in Black 3

    Thu May 31

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    The Dictator

    Fri May 18

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    Dark Shadows

    Tue May 15

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    Marvel's The Avengers

    Mon May 7

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    May Film Preview

    Mon Apr 30

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    The Lady

    Wed Apr 25

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    Clown (Klovn)

    Mon Apr 23

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    Not Yet Begun to Fight

    Sun Apr 22

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    Andrew Bird: Fever Year

    Sat Apr 21

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    Brooklyn Brothers Beat the Best

    Sat Apr 21

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    Monsieur Lazhar

    Fri Apr 20

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    Magic Valley

    Thu Apr 19

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    An Ordinary Family

    Thu Apr 19

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    Think of Me

    Wed Apr 18

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    God Bless America

    Wed Apr 18

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    Turn Me On, Damnit!

    Mon Apr 16

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    Renee

    Sat Apr 14

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    The Cabin in the Woods

    Fri Apr 13

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    Florida Film Festival 2012 Preview Cont.

    Thu Apr 12

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    Florida Film Festival 2012 preview

    Mon Apr 9

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    The Hunger Games

    Mon Apr 2

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    The Cinema of 2011: A reflection of the Best and Worst

    Tue Jan 31

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    The Film Dropp Preview: A guide to movies in 2012

    Thu Jan 5

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    Drive

    Wed Oct 12

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    Moneyball Review

    Fri Sep 30

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    50/50

    Mon Sep 26

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    The Help

    Fri Aug 19

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    Rise of the Planet of the Apes

    Wed Aug 10

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    Cowboys and Aliens

    Mon Aug 8

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    Captain America review

    Mon Aug 1

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    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows pt.2

    Sat Jul 23

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    The Tree of Life

    Thu Jul 14

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    Horrible Bosses

    Wed Jul 13

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    Bad Teacher

    Mon Jul 11

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    Green Lantern

    Fri Jul 1

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    Too Big To Fail

    Mon Jun 27

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    The Art of Getting By

    Mon Jun 20

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    Hesher

    Fri May 13

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    Bridesmaids

    Wed May 11

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    Thor

    Fri May 6

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    American: The Bill Hicks Story

    Mon May 2

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    Cinema Verite

    Wed Apr 27

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    13 Assasins

    Mon Apr 25

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    SUPER

    Fri Apr 22

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    Your Highness

    Wed Apr 20

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    Chekov For Children

    Mon Apr 18

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    Kinyarwanda

    Thu Apr 14

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    Norman

    Wed Apr 13

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    The Happy Poet

    Mon Apr 11

  • The Thief

    Fri Apr 8

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    Made In India

    Fri Apr 8

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    Journey From Zanskar

    Mon Apr 4

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    Silver Tongues

    Thu Mar 31

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    Louder Than a Bomb

    Tue Mar 29

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    Win Win

    Sun Mar 27

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    Sucker Punch

    Fri Mar 25

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    Rubber

    Thu Mar 24

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    Battle Los Angeles

    Fri Mar 18

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    Win Win

    Fri Mar 18

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    Florida Film Festival Preview

    Tue Mar 15

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    Red Riding Hood

    Mon Mar 14

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    I Saw The Devil

    Fri Mar 11

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    Happythankyoumoreplease

    Mon Mar 7

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    Unknown

    Fri Mar 4

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    Paul

    Tue Mar 1

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    Kaboom

    Mon Feb 28

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    Just Go With It

    Tue Feb 15

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    The Illusionist

    Tue Feb 15

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    Restrepo

    Sat Feb 12

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    Dogtooth

    Thu Feb 10

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Skyfall

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Skyfall movie poster



     
          Dropped by Robert Miller
          PG-13, 2 hr. 25 min.
          Action, Suspense
          Directed by: Sam Mendes
          Written by: Robert Wade, John
          Logan, Neal Purvis
          Starring: Daniel Craig, Javier
          Bardem, Judi Dench
          Naomie Harris, Ralph Fiennes
          Released: November 9, 2012
          MGM





“Name’s Craig . . . Daniel Craig.”

The James Bond franchise has had more faces to its namesake than Batman, and when you’re dealing with such recognizable characters like those, it’s surprising the amount of suspension of disbelief required of the audience. James Bond has gone from Scottish debonair, to Australian model, to a string of calm, cool and collected English and Irishmen. How does a single character remain so popular over the course of 50 years? I think it has much more to do with the concept of the character himself, than the many different faces who portray him. The reason Bond outlives even the real-life actors is the fact that we truly believe he will never die, and that all of the women, cars, gadgets, shaken martinis and cold killings will continue on even as the films die out.

We’re currently in the Daniel Craig era of Bond, which started with 2006′s Casino Royale, a highly-acclaimed re-invigoration of the ongoing series that adapted the first published James Bond novel of the same name. Directed by Martin Campbell, who previously had his hand in other bond films, Casino Royale largely did away with the apparent cheesiness and predictability that came with Pierce Brosnan’s Bond and started a darker, grittier era with a fair-haired, blue-eyed, more troubled lead. And while 2008′s Quantum of Solace was sort of a setback in terms of a quick, thoughtless follow-up to Casino, 2012 presents Skyfall, a dramatic Bond film with a fantastic villain, breathtaking visuals and a torn cast of characterrs.

Director Sam Mendes has been responsible for a number of visually appealing and witty films, having won an Oscar for 1999′s American Beauty, and now, at the reins of 007 for the first time, Skyfall not only brings the franchise back to its exciting roots but also throws a spoke in the wheel with a dark past and action sequences so deliciously stark it’ll make your eyes pop. There are times when No Country for Old Men cinematographer Roger Deakins just seems to be showing off, and I think anyone experiencing it in a big-screen setting should be able to forgive the indulgences. Also, what is this mysterious “Skyfall” and what does it have to do with Craig’s Bond? Who is this new, well-dressed villain (Javier Bardem), caressing Bond’s leg as he’s tied to a chair? And is that Grammy-winner Adele singing the traditional opening Bond number with a haunting and moody atmosphere? You’ll have to find out a lot of that for yourself, because some of the fun in going to a movie is pure discovery.

Daniel Craig - James Bond Skyfall
Daniel Craig, starring as iconic spy James Bond, stands next to an Aston Martin DB5.

What I will tell you about Skyfall is that it finds James Bond slightly out of commission, nearly down for the count. Similar to this year’s superhero hit Dark Knight Rises, we find our generally strong, dashing, heroic lead beaten down and working on the incline. In this film, ‘M’ (Judi Dench) is sort of a catalyst, as the past haunts both her and Bond. All of MI6 finds itself up against a deranged criminal mastermind, Silva (Bardem), who uses the agency’s own secrets against itself. Much like Heath Ledger’s The Joker, or even Bardem’s own role in the Coen brother’s No Country for Old Men, antagonists have often received a surprising amount of praise over their protagonists, and this film is no different. While Craig has supplied us with a bare, cold, calculating Bond, Bardem has also given us a convincingly enthusiastic sociopath, all worth watching for the thrill of the classic high-speed chase.

The film certainly tries to twist a bit of the predictability of the series by making Bond a little less than flawless, giving him a rugged Scottish beard, and throwing him into a “hi-tech-less” world in the explosive finale. Simultaneously, it diligently tries to pay its dues to the franchise’s tropes via expensive vintage cars equipped with Gatling guns, signature cocktails, pressed tailored suits and more. Sometimes, these nods come off as a bit too forced, as if Mendes and the writers—Neal Purvis, John Logan and Robert Wade—were held at box-office gunpoint to make sure they had sex scenes, one-liners and Bond paraphernalia to boot! At least for me, it’s moments like those that sort of keep the film out of reach from the “best 007 film ever!” claims that have flooded in since its release date. Then again, Sean Connery’s original on-screen portrayal of Bond was back in 1962, making this 2012 release the “official” 50th anniversary. So maybe obliging long-time fans of the spy series what they expect isn’t such a bad thing after all.

It may not be Casino Royale, but Skyfall is certainly one of the better Bond movies in recent history. Giving franchise fans what they’ve always wanted, and movie enthusiasts a real conflict to root for, Skyfall wins in many different categories, presenting us a believable Bond world—one where the state of MI6 is in question, and a thought lingers in everyone’s mind: What’s next for Bond? And after five full decades of exploring this (sometimes) two-dimensional character, that is probably the smartest question the series could think to ask itself.

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Watch the trailer for Skyfall below:

Wed Dec 5

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