No Mr. Bond, I Expect You To Watch These Honest Trailers

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Spectre is the first Bond film I didn’t see in the theatres since…well, I guess Die Another Day (which I think I only watched for the first time last year).  I’ve never been a huge Bond fan, though I have seen all the films.  I just find sometimes that they get too ridiculous and the puns would drive me crazy.  Especially last going off with Brosnan.

So the Daniel Craig, I guess it’s safe to call them rebooted Bonds films have been more up my alley.  They are a bit of a catch-22 for me though.  What I like about them is that they get away from a lot of the corniness and one liners, etc. that frustrated me about many other Bond films.  However in doing so, they really just become Generic Spy Thriller Movie.  Which I don’t mind, but they are not very “Bond-y”.

Moving on, I was let down by Spectre (I wrote up some of my thoughts in a comment on Ryan’s review) especially after Skyfall, which is probably my favourite Bond of all time.  After the break catch up on the Honest Trailers for Skyfall and Spectre where they touch on one of my issues with the new film.  Remember how I said the Craig films weren’t full of Bond tropes?  Well, many are back this go round.   It’s no wonder I was down on it.

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33 Star Wars Characters Who Are Definitely Not Rey’s Parents

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Everyone who has seen Episode VII has a theory on who are Rey’s parents.  These theories range from the intriguing to the totally insane.  Rather than try to contribute to the growing collection of suspects, I thought it would be better to take the opposite approach.  Rather then take wild guesses as to who her parents might be, let’s try and eliminate some potential suspects from the list.  And so now I present to you the 33 Star Wars characters that are definitely not Rey’s parents.  Jump after the break to know who we can finally let off the hook.

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Gabbing Geek Box Office Review: Seriously, Is Watson Back Yet?

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It’s that time of the week again, where we bore you with the Box Office Report.

Unless you’re one of those folks who enjoy these things.  If so, see after the cut.

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Why Was Skyfall The Best Craig Bond Opener? The Answer Is Five Letters Long

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That’s not a shattered box office record.

SPECTRE opened in the United States this weekend to strong yet disappointing numbers.  By comparison to almost every other Bond or Daniel Craig movie, SPECTRE should be celebrated.  Unfortunately, the comparison most analysts make is to the previous Craig tuxedo outing in Skyfall which was the most successful Bond film ever released.  Given Skyfall’s strong reputation and the return of the entire creative team for SPECTRE, what caused the somewhat lackluster performance for the 24th Bond film?  Jump after the break to discover the five letter answer.

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Indiana Jones Is Not James Bond

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Daniel Craig’s last outing as James Bond will be out very soon.  Craig wasn’t the first Bond and probably won’t be the last.  But recasting is hardly new.  There have been multiple Batmen, Supermen, and probably a new Wolverine fairly soon.

But what about Indiana Jones, I ask knowing the answer.  Well, see after the cut to find out what one producer thinks.

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Specter World Premiere Included Two James Bonds

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That’s right, there were two James Bond at the Spectre world premiere at Royal Albert Hall in London on October 26, 2015. You see, stealth YouTuber James Ware used his own James Bond skills to crash the party. You have to see it to believe it! Video after the break:

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What Movies Could Sneak Into 2015’s Top Ten Grossing Films? (or “How Bad is Ryan’s B.O.?”)

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In a January article by Gabbing Geek’s own Ryan Garcia, he predicted the 2015 Top Ten Grossing films (domestic).  Rule of thumb says that to crack the top ten,  a film will need to surpass $200M+. Some of Ryan’s picks were right.  Some were wrong.    Where will we wind up and what could spoil Ryan’s top ten list?

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ICYMI-Bold Predictions: The Top Ten Grossing Films Of 2015 And The Nine That Won’t Make The Cut

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Disney is going to make so much money in 2015 they’re recreating the Duck Tales title sequence in their offices.

 

2015 is not going to break records at the box office.  2015 is going to utterly demolish box office records on the heels of two mega-performers and a market that is ready to have some fun in the movie theater again.  Especially after this downer of an Oscar season.  But what ten movies am I boldly predicting will be the top in the 2015 box office?  Before we get to the top ten, let’s see what nine films will miss the cut.

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New Bond SPECTRE Poster Released

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Sterling Archer would be proud! Of this tactical turtleneck.

SPECTRE opens November 6th in North America.

Bold Predictions: The Top Ten Grossing Films Of 2015 And The Nine That Won’t Make The Cut

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Disney is going to make so much money in 2015 they’re recreating the Duck Tales title sequence in their offices.

 

2015 is not going to break records at the box office.  2015 is going to utterly demolish box office records on the heels of two mega-performers and a market that is ready to have some fun in the movie theater again.  Especially after this downer of an Oscar season.  But what ten movies am I boldly predicting will be the top in the 2015 box office?  Before we get to the top ten, let’s see what nine films will miss the cut.

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