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Post by Dunda » Wed Jun 04, 2008 5:52 pm

muireann wrote:If some of these are on the DVD, it is mine!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D :D :D

If ONE of these are on the DVD, it is mine, too! :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Videogame

Post by Germangirl » Wed Jun 04, 2008 6:03 pm

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Jana66 wrote:I have to admit, I'm not such a fan in playing videogames, but my first impression is, it looks very realistic. BTW, my attention is more having "Daniel for real" at the big screen :D :D :D .

haha, same here....

I never play video-games at all, hmmm at least for the last, lets say, 15 years.
I used to play "Indian Jones and the fate of Atlantis" but lost interest at some point...and never played again

But when I saw/read the article about the JB-game I thought, yeah I certainly will have a look (or two, ot three :lol: :lol: )
Being here has made us do lots of things, we haven´t thought we´d EVER do :oops:
The top notch acting in the Weisz/Craig/Spall 'Betrayal' is emotionally true, often v funny and its beautifully staged with filmic qualities..

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Post by 007Mania » Wed Jun 04, 2008 6:40 pm

Daniel_Craig wrote:
007Mania wrote:
Daniel_Craig wrote:I need this game!! :mrgreen: It´s great. :D
You old gambler! :lol:
:oops: guilty :mrgreen:

But I like PC Games. :oops: :D ;)
I know this! :mrgreen: ;)
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007Mania wrote: But I think... this game I need it, too! :mrgreen:
Really? :lol:
Of course! :D Sometimes I like to play, too... :oops: :lol:
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Post by Anglophile » Wed Jun 04, 2008 7:29 pm

Elvenstar wrote:My last hope that 'Rescue & Recovery' means these Bond/Vesper staff in the Meditteranian. :wink:
Sorry to burst your bubble Elvenstar, but I think it means Bond's arrival on a stretcher at the hospital. You know, those pictures that pop up on here from time to time, upsetting people because they think Daniel was injured for real...
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Post by sigl » Thu Jun 05, 2008 12:03 am

That's an amazing list of deleted scenes!!!! I agree with others that this will be a dvd that is definitely worth having! I hate to wish the summer away (it's all too short in Minnesota anyway), but I'm veeeery anxious for this to come out!!!
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Post by Germangirl » Thu Jun 05, 2008 6:04 am

sigl wrote:That's an amazing list of deleted scenes!!!! I agree with others that this will be a dvd that is definitely worth having! I hate to wish the summer away (it's all too short in Minnesota anyway), but I'm veeeery anxious for this to come out!!!
Hey Sigl :D Long time no see.. Hope you are well.

About the game

"The eyes are the first thing everyone mentions" says Quantum of Solace developer Jeremy Luyties, "But they really are that blue." We're looking at Bond - James Bond - as he presses his back to a wall to avoid a hail of fire, and, yep, his eyes are piercing like diamond-bullets. But that's all part of the likeness: this is the first Bond to feature stern-jawed Daniel Craig and his terrifyingly steely gaze.

We last saw him in Casino Royale staring down the barrel of a gun at terrorist kingpin Mr White, shortly after shooting him in the leg - and the next film's going to kick off with Bond interrogating the murdering scumbag at MI6. The game, meanwhile, straddles both films - the developers have been to the sets of both, taking hundreds of reference photos since early in Casino's production - although because of security restrictions around Solace, most of the levels we've seen are from Casino Royale.
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First things first: Quantum Of Solace is actually a first-person shooter based on the Call of Duty 4 engine, with the development handled by CoD3 developers Treyarch. There are differences, though - although the scripted sequences remain, there are third-person elements designed to remind you that you're actually 'being' Bond.

Whenever 007 takes cover - the system's similar to the one in GTA - the camera pulls out to show where he is, relative to his attackers. You'll also see the third-person perspective crop up in more action-packed sequences - whenever Bond needs to creep along a ledge, balance on a beam or clamber up a ladder. Finally, you'll also be able to pull off takedowns - currently done by God of War-style quick-time events - where Bond strangles, punches or pistol-whips enemies to a silent demise.

So how's it all translating to the smaller screen? Well, firstly some key action sequences have been expanded. Take the bit where Bond stabs a man in the Bodyworks exhibition - alone it's quite a short sequence, so here he has to get into the museum from underneath, shooting up rooms full of goons to get into position for the hit.

It's here we first see the AI in action: although Bond goons are typically pretty dumb, these ones try to flank you and communicate with each other. One shouts that Bond's hiding behind some boxes, and they're quickly shredded by gunfire. "The difficult bit is behavioural", says Jeremy. "We don't just give enemies more health to make the game tougher. On the higher difficulties they just won't stop."

Other sequences are lengthier: Sebastien Foucan can't appear in the game because his likeness is already in the Free Running game, but his chase with Bond remains intact. In it, you see a picture-in-picture shot of the acrobatic terrorist pogoing up cranes and across scaffolding while Bond crashes through plywood walls and makes death-defying leaps.

Again, these are done with quick-time events - you'll have to make quick button-presses to make key jumps, although the idea is that you won't automatically be killed and need to restart the entire level if you mess up - you'll just lose a bit of energy.

Finally, there's plenty Call of Duty-style scripting - the team are keen to point out that enemies don't follow the same paths, but there are certainly moments when surprise explosions or massive shifts in the scenery keep you on your toes.

The chase through the flooding Venetian house, for instance, comes with loads of surprises, as the creaking wooden structure slowly collapses underneath the waves. In some missions there's a sense that Bond's on his own - in others, he'll keep in radio communication with MI6, usually telling his partners to shut up as they harass him during firefights.

In fact, the game's got almost everything: but has it got a Metal Gear-style torture minigame based on that 'classic' plum-whipping scene? "No." laughs Jeremy. "I don't know how Daniel would have felt about that." Yeah, and we hate it when he does those piercing eyes at us...
The top notch acting in the Weisz/Craig/Spall 'Betrayal' is emotionally true, often v funny and its beautifully staged with filmic qualities..

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Post by Germangirl » Fri Jun 06, 2008 6:15 am

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To make up for the lack of a new Cinematic Crush this week, here's 100 men instead of one: the 2nd Annual AfterElton.com Hot 100 list.

Topping (ahem) the list for the second year in a row is none other then Jake Gyllenhaal. Other past cinematic crushes who made the cut this year: Chad Allen, Christian Bale, Eric Bana, John Barrowman, George Clooney, Daniel Craig, Matt Damon, Patrick Dempsey, Johnny Depp, Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Robert Gant, Ryan Gosling, Neil Patrick Harris, Hugh Jackman, Cheyenne Jackson, Shia LaBeouf, James Marsden, James McAvoy, Ewan McGregor, Clive Owen, Ryan Reynolds, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Paul Rudd, Jason Statham and Channing Tatum.
The top notch acting in the Weisz/Craig/Spall 'Betrayal' is emotionally true, often v funny and its beautifully staged with filmic qualities..

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Post by sigl » Fri Jun 06, 2008 7:49 pm

Thanks, GG. I've been reading, but very busy and not much time to post. I haven't given up on our man!!!
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Post by Jessica » Sat Jun 07, 2008 12:29 am

Topping (ahem) the list for the second year in a row is none other then

Jake Gyllenhaal-no
Other past cinematic crushes who made the cut this year:
Chad Allen-who
Christian Bale-YES
Eric Bana-YES
John Barrowman-who
George Clooney-YAWN
Daniel Craig-YES
Matt Damon-never
Patrick Dempsey-yawn
Johnny Depp-big yawn
Robert Downey Jr-no
Chris Evans-who
Robert Gant-who
Ryan Gosling-who
Neil Patrick Harris-no
Hugh Jackman-sometimes
Cheyenne Jackson-who
Shia LaBeouf-never
James Marsden-who
James McAvoy-no
Ewan McGregor-sometimes
Clive Owen-no
Ryan Reynolds-sometimes
Jonathan Rhys Meyers-who
Paul Rudd-who
Jason Statham-YES
Channing Tatum-who
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Post by Elvenstar » Sat Jun 07, 2008 9:31 am

Anglophile wrote:
Elvenstar wrote:My last hope that 'Rescue & Recovery' means these Bond/Vesper staff in the Meditteranian. :wink:
Sorry to burst your bubble Elvenstar, but I think it means Bond's arrival on a stretcher at the hospital. You know, those pictures that pop up on here from time to time, upsetting people because they think Daniel was injured for real...

Sometimes recovering the soul is more important than body :D And why tease people with stills of a moment outside the film. I hope they're (EON) honourable people to give us more Bond/Vesper sweets. 8)
About the game

I loved the bit about the eye and torture. So funny!
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Eric Bana, Daniel Craig, Patrick Dempsey, Johnny Depp, Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Ryan Gosling, James Marsden, Clive Owen, Ryan Reynolds,Jason Statham.
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Post by Daskedusken » Sat Jun 07, 2008 12:21 pm

Ny list:

Daniel Craig
Clive Owen
Johnny Depp
Patrick Dempsey

Too bad Christian Bale is not mentioned...
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Post by Daskedusken » Sat Jun 07, 2008 12:29 pm

Pierce Brosnan to honored at Maui Film Festival

Box-office clout and A-list glamour share space on the marquee with critics’ praise and scores of major screen awards for the four Hollywood stars who will be honored at this year’s Maui Film Festival at Wailea - reports Maui News.

Now in its ninth year, the festival will present its Maverick Award to Pierce Brosnan. Felicity Huffman will accept the Nova Award, Virginia Madsen has been chosen for the Navigator Award and Dennis Quaid will be presented with the Galaxy Award, festival Director Barry Rivers is expected to announce today.

“What is consistent about all of their careers is that they have the talent and the body of work reflecting what the Maui Film Festival has always aspired to honor. They’re not celebrities but luminaries,” Rivers said.

All four actors will be honored in tributes at the annual Maui-style celebration of cinema that returns June 11 to 15 to Wailea locations including the outdoor Celestial Cinema, as well as the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Castle and McCoy Studio theaters.

Brosnan, Madsen and Quaid will take part in a gala tribute and cocktail reception from 6 to 9 p.m. June 12. Huffman will appear at a special tribute the following night at the Maui Skydome Theater atop the Wailea Beach Marriott Resort. That tribute, sponsored by Louis Vuitton, will be free and will include a complimentary screening of Huffman’s new film, “Phoebe in Wonderland.”

Passes for this year’s festival are now available online at www.mauifilmfestival.com. Tickets for special events, including the Taste of Wailea as well as the Hollywood-style parties at resorts along the Wailea coast, will go on sale Friday. A Festival at a Glance flier will be included in Sunday’s The Maui News and the festival expects to post the final schedule online this weekend.

“Feel what’s reel,” is the tag for this year’s event.

The programming reflects the festival’s trademark blend of humanistic storytelling and spirituality that stretches from the waves to the stars, all in a relaxed tropical setting, but Rivers said the program this year “is a more accurate reflection of its times.”

“It was hard to look at the 1,000 films we screened and not see there are issues that people are feeling challenged by and responsible for finding solutions for.”

The stature of this year’s honorees emphasizes the festival’s growing reputation in the film world.

Although Brosnan is best known for his larger-than-life portrayal of the world’s best-known spy in four James Bond films, the Navigator Award acknowledges other aspects of this multifaceted actor and longtime environmentalist.

The Irish-born star hilariously punctured his dashing spy image in his Golden Globe-nominated performance in “The Matador” and was recently seen in the Maui Film Festival’s screening of the ironic dramedy “Married Life.”

The Maverick Award “honors a film artist for both their heartfelt commitment to making movies that matter as well as their long-standing efforts to work for both environmental justice and the triumph of the spirit of all Life on Earth.”

Brosnan, whose filmography ranges from the comedy of “Mrs. Doubtfire” through the action of “The Thomas Crown Affair” to the Civil War drama of “Seraphim Falls,” will soon be seen co-starring with Meryl Streep in the screen adaptation of the Broadway hit “Mama Mia.” His honors range from honorary doctorate degrees to the Order of the British Empire bestowed by the queen.

Huffman, a previous guest at the Maui Film Festival when her husband, William H. Macy, was honored, will claim the Nova Award for “a film artist whose stunningly original and seamless performances consistently infuse each character they play with unique insight and wisdom.”

Her filmography is laden with awards for work on both movie and TV screens, from her Emmy-winning role as Lynette Scavo in ABC’s hit series “Desperate Housewives” to her Golden Globe-winning and Oscar-nominated star turn as the transgendered “mother” of a youth she had fathered in “Transamerica.”

Balancing her career between stage, television and movies, she recently starred with Jane Fonda and Lindsay Lohan in “Georgia Rules” and will attend the festival’s screening of “Phoebe in Wonderland,” fresh from its showing at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival.

Co-starring Elle Fanning and previous Maui Film Festival honoree Patricia Clarkson, “Phoebe in Wonderland” features Huffman as the mother of a rule-defying little girl who becomes her inspiration.

Winning Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations for being the sanest member of the stellar ensemble of “Sideways,” Virginia Madsen’s Navigator Award “honors a film artist for carving a path of distinction through the turbulent waters of the entertainment industry without sacrificing their fundamental commitment to excellence.”

The striking actress has demonstrated a broad range of emotions in her roles, but infuses all with qualities of empathy and understanding, from the ethereal angel hovering over “A Prairie Home Companion” to Billy Bob Thornton’s more-than-patient wife in “The Astronaut Farmer.”

An Independent Spirit Award winner, Madsen is currently co-starring with Hilary Swank and Richard Gere in “Amelia,” about legendary aviator Amelia Earhart.

Quaid, who has been playing against his leading-man charisma in recent roles, including his Oscar-nominated performance as a closeted gay husband in “Far From Heaven,” will accept the Galaxy Award. It honors “a film artist whose ongoing delivery of star-making performances forever guarantees a spotlight in the constellation of cinematic stardom.”

Quaid’s recent roles stretch from a barely disguised satirical president of the United States in “American Dreamz” and a shaky Secret Service agent in the box-office-topping “Vantage Point” to an arrogant English professor in “Smart People.”

He was thrust into the news last year when his newborn twins were accidentally administered a potentially fatal medication in the hospital. He has subsequently emerged as a crusader for patients’ rights and care, and recently testified before a congressional committee on the subject.

Upcoming projects for Quaid include “The Express,” in which he plays the Syracuse football coach of the first black Heisman Trophy winner; “The Horseman,” in which he plays a grieving detective who discovers a personal connection to a series of serial murders; and the action-packed “G.I. Joe.”

Summing this year’s festival plans, Rivers said: “The festival has a more independent spirit than it ever has. That makes it exciting. It’s more of an exploration of cinema around the world.”

He also noted that the industry itself is in a state of flux, especially for “little” artistic films, as evidenced by Warner Bros. Studio’s recent dissolution of two of its branches, Warner Independent and Picturehouse.

Being able to assemble this year’s program in these uncertain times shows “that the festival is held in such high regard,” Rivers concluded. “It shows the respect and admiration that many people in the industry have for us.”

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Post by SmittenDramaKitten » Sat Jun 07, 2008 12:44 pm

Since going to the FOAF premiere in April, my friends at work have finally got wind of my Daniel Obsession. One lady I work with told me that one of her relatives is a Financial Director on the Bond movies. Basically, he looks after the purse strings. I had no reason to suspect she was lying... Do you think she could use her influence and get me on set with Daniel?? :wink:

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Post by Lu » Sat Jun 07, 2008 1:42 pm

Jessica wrote:Topping (ahem) the list for the second year in a row is none other then

Jake Gyllenhaal-no
Other past cinematic crushes who made the cut this year:
Chad Allen-who
Christian Bale-YES
Eric Bana-YES
John Barrowman-who
George Clooney-YAWN
Daniel Craig-YES
Matt Damon-never
Patrick Dempsey-yawn
Johnny Depp-big yawn
Robert Downey Jr-no
Chris Evans-who
Robert Gant-who
Ryan Gosling-who
Neil Patrick Harris-no
Hugh Jackman-sometimes
Cheyenne Jackson-who
Shia LaBeouf-never
James Marsden-who
James McAvoy-no
Ewan McGregor-sometimes
Clive Owen-no
Ryan Reynolds-sometimes
Jonathan Rhys Meyers-who
Paul Rudd-who
Jason Statham-YES
Channing Tatum-who
The only ones I like on this list are Daniel, Ryan Gosling, and Paul Rudd. I was glad to see Paul get some attention on this list. He is usually a supporting actor but he's one of those men that's sexy because he's just so normal and low key and masculine and funny. And his eyes are amazing, as green as Daniel's are blue. I fell in love with him in Clueless and I've loved him ever since.
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Post by Lu » Sat Jun 07, 2008 1:43 pm

NextBondGirl wrote:Since going to the FOAF premiere in April, my friends at work have finally got wind of my Daniel Obsession. One lady I work with told me that one of her relatives is a Financial Director on the Bond movies. Basically, he looks after the purse strings. I had no reason to suspect she was lying... Do you think she could use her influence and get me on set with Daniel?? :wink:
UMMMM you have to TRY at least!!!!!!!!!!!!! That would be so exciting!
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