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Post by JoniJoni » Fri Jun 20, 2008 1:28 pm

Good job ad78472! I really appreciate all your posts.

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laredo wrote: Is that Babs next to him ? She looks too young , Babs is 47 . I would think she could kiss him for free ...
Yes. She looks nice. I love that picture of her with her head on Dan's shoulder. Mmmm such peaceful and satisfied expression on the face :wink: Image
But this event and especially Babs winning Dan's kiss is rather funny 2 me. Why not offer the chance of winning his kiss to someone who is unfortunately unable to do this in reality? It seems she can get it for free anytime :wink:
Was there open bidding? I wonder who else bid for the chance to kiss our guy. And what kind of kiss was it? I hope he kissed her like he kisses his mom, just a sweet peck. Unfortunately he probably leaned her back and laid one on.

*sigh* Life can be so unfair. :evil:

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Post by Germangirl » Fri Jun 20, 2008 4:55 pm

Congrats - they are great and informative posts, Vicky...:D
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 Anglophile » Fri Jun 20, 2008 6:12 pm

Way to go Vicky! :D
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Post by Lu » Fri Jun 20, 2008 8:58 pm

Elvenstar wrote:
laredo wrote: Is that Babs next to him ? She looks too young , Babs is 47 . I would think she could kiss him for free ...
Yes. She looks nice. I love that picture of her with her head on Dan's shoulder. Mmmm such peaceful and satisfied expression on the face :wink: Image
But this event and especially Babs winning Dan's kiss is rather funny 2 me. Why not offer the chance of winning his kiss to someone who is unfortunately unable to do this in reality? It seems she can get it for free anytime :wink:
I know! For real!! Why is she so greedy?????? Maybe she just wanted to drive up the bidding to raise more money. :D
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Post by StarryDannyFan » Fri Jun 20, 2008 10:17 pm

Really - did they auction for someone to kiss Daniel Craig? And Babs won it? I haven't heard anything about this.

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Post by Liverpool Rules » Sat Jun 21, 2008 2:56 am

JoniJoni wrote:Good job ad78472! I really appreciate all your posts.

Elvenstar wrote:
laredo wrote: Is that Babs next to him ? She looks too young , Babs is 47 . I would think she could kiss him for free ...
Yes. She looks nice. I love that picture of her with her head on Dan's shoulder. Mmmm such peaceful and satisfied expression on the face :wink: Image
But this event and especially Babs winning Dan's kiss is rather funny 2 me. Why not offer the chance of winning his kiss to someone who is unfortunately unable to do this in reality? It seems she can get it for free anytime :wink:
Was there open bidding? I wonder who else bid for the chance to kiss our guy. And what kind of kiss was it? I hope he kissed her like he kisses his mom, just a sweet peck. Unfortunately he probably leaned her back and laid one on.

*sigh* Life can be so unfair. :evil:
Sounds like a set up to me. Especially since there are no photographs of the kiss. Daniel probably agreed if Babs was the high bidder, then he wouldn't have to kiss anybody. Wouldn't have been fair if Sats was the high bidder, but I would have understood that :lol:
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Post by advicky » Sat Jun 21, 2008 6:02 am

German 007 website JamesBond.de have the answer to the question so many James Bond fans have been asking: when will we see the Quantum of Solace teaser trailer?

Sony Pictures have confirmed to the site that the film’s first trailer will go live on Monday, 30 June at 5:00pm, British Summer Time.

Yahoo! will exclusively host the trailer for the first twenty-four hours.

Two days later, the trailer will premiere in theatres with Sony’s Hancock.

As previously reported by CommanderBond.net, the teaser trailer clocks in at one minute, fifty-one seconds in length.


http://commanderbond.net/article/5256

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Post by Daskedusken » Sat Jun 21, 2008 9:45 am

'Flashbacks of a Fool' on DVD in August

If you weren't able to view Flashbacks of a Fool in a cinema, here's your chance to view the film on DVD: Flashbacks of a Fool will be released on Region 2 DVD on August 18, 2008. You can preorder the DVD at sites like Amazon and Sendit.com. (Sendit.com is cheaper for shipments to the USA.) According to a separate Sendit.com listing, the Region 2 Blu-Ray disc will be released on August 4.
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Post by SmittenDramaKitten » Sat Jun 21, 2008 12:28 pm

I thought Daniel looked pretty good at the auction last week. He's got some colour in his cheeks and it's always good to see him, whatever, wherever! :)

He's bound to be knackered though, if QOS has only just wrapped?? I imagine that he will be taking at least three months vacation to recuperate?

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Post by Anglophile » Sat Jun 21, 2008 5:10 pm

Aragorn wrote:'Flashbacks of a Fool' on DVD in August

If you weren't able to view Flashbacks of a Fool in a cinema, here's your chance to view the film on DVD: Flashbacks of a Fool will be released on Region 2 DVD on August 18, 2008. You can preorder the DVD at sites like Amazon and Sendit.com. (Sendit.com is cheaper for shipments to the USA.) According to a separate Sendit.com listing, the Region 2 Blu-Ray disc will be released on August 4.
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Post by sigl » Sat Jun 21, 2008 10:52 pm

Bummer! Only Region 2. I may never see this movie!!!

Does anyone know if I can watch a Region 2 on my computer??? I usually don't like watching stuff on it, but for Daniel, I'll make an exception!
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Post by Elaine_Figgis » Sat Jun 21, 2008 10:58 pm

sigl wrote:Bummer! Only Region 2. I may never see this movie!!!

Does anyone know if I can watch a Region 2 on my computer??? I usually don't like watching stuff on it, but for Daniel, I'll make an exception!
Many newer dvd drives on computers can watch European dvds. But you'll have to test it.

Don't worry Sigl, we'll figure something out! :D
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Post by Liverpool Rules » Sun Jun 22, 2008 3:41 am

sigl wrote:Bummer! Only Region 2. I may never see this movie!!!

Does anyone know if I can watch a Region 2 on my computer??? I usually don't like watching stuff on it, but for Daniel, I'll make an exception!
It is the PITTS!!! We are being left out. I'm trying to find out from Arclight what's the status of the State side release, and if DVD's will be available. No word from them yet.
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Post by Laredo » Sun Jun 22, 2008 7:27 pm

Go to TCM.com and punch in DC's name in the search . They have a list of his movies and when you get to FOAF there is a section where you can vote for US release . I bet there are other websites that do this , if some smarty with better DSL then me could find it .
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Post by Germangirl » Mon Jun 23, 2008 5:42 am

Ed Zwick's WW2 flick DEFIANCE starring Daniel Craig, Jamie Bell and Liev Schreiber screens!

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with a couple of reviews from a recent test screening of Edward Zwick's DEFIANCE. The film screened in Colorado and we had not one, but two spies in the audience, both dug it and both end up calling it "a great movie."
I'll let the spies explain themselves! Enjoy and beware of spoilers!
Hey Harry. Last night I saw a test screening for Defiance in Westminster, Colorado. Defiance is the true story of three Jewish brothers who hide a community of Jews in the Belarussian forest during WWII. It stars Daniel Craig, Liev Schreiber, and Jamie Bell as the three brothers. It was directed by Edward Zwick (Glory, Blood Diamond).
There, now that we have the basics out of the way let's get to what was good and bad...
The Good:
-Zwick does a marvelous job with the pacing and style of the movie. The timing is appropriate, giving the viewer enough action, while still making time to portray the truly abysmal conditions that these people lived in. There is one scene in particular, which has members of the forest camp celebrating a wedding in a snow storm cross cut with the rebel fighters ambushing a Nazi convoy.
-Daniel Craig and Liev Schreiber give great performances as men who are thrust into leading all of these people. They are believable as brothers who have a long history and their struggle with what they must do is amazing to watch. The power struggle between the two of them, with Schreiber as the younger brother who must accept his older brother's position of authority, is perfect sibling rivalry, but taken to a level that is so much more. The fear they feel hiding in the forest, the rage they have at the murder of their loved ones, the responsibility of protecting, and feeding, all of these people in the forest, grates on these men, and leads to an inevitable break, with Schreiber running off to fight with the Russian army.
-The story: Seeing how it is based on a true story, who knows how much really happened, but if half of what these poor people had to live through was true, then it truly is an amazing tale. The constant hunting by the Nazis, the survival through the harsh winters, escapes, ambushes, Russians, and tanks. It is thoroughly engrossing, and quite entertaining.
The Bad:
-For some reason, filmmakers feel the need to cram romantic interests into every possible place in films. I was alright with Craig's and Bell's love interests in the film, especially after the epilogue confirmed that they actually met and married the women they fall in love with in the film. But Schreiber's love interest feels forced, and very awkward. Here is a man who has just lost his wife and daughter, and not two scenes later, is groping some woman. It does not forward the plot, it does not forward either character, it is simply fluff. And it's unnecessary.
-The climax: Most of the climactic battle sequence is great. There is actually one point where I wondered, "Can't these people catch a flipping break?", and not in the way that it was unbelievable what was happening. It was just that they were in a horrible situation. But then something very disappointing happens. It turns all Hollywood on us. In a very deus ex machina sort of move, the estranged brother returns at the last possible moment, when all hope is lost, to save his brother, and a happy family reunion ensues. That said, I don't know if this is actually how the events went down, but it seemed a little set up, for how hard the rest of the movie had been for those living in the forest.
The Verdict: This is a great movie. Parts of it reminded me of The Wind that Shakes the Barley. The performances by the lead characters is strong and believable, the direction is powerful and guided, and the story is well told and incredible. An amazing film overall.
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This second one is shorter, but slightly more enthusiastic!
So, Somebody came up to me on the street in Westminster, Colorado and dropped some tickets on me to see a new movie starring Daniel Craig. I thought he completely kicked ass in the last James Bond flick and I'm counting down the days for the next one. Anyway, this movie was called, "Defiance," and I kinda groaned inside when I realized it was about WWII – not that I've got anything against serious movies but I usually think these kind of things are better off on The History Channel.
Well, I was wrong. This movie rocked me with all the right elements for me to claim it as a wonderful piece of work. It's the story of these three Jewish brothers who escape into the woods when the Nazis come into Poland. At first they only want to save their own ass but then they start fighting back and end up saving thousands of others. Three times in the movie I felt choked up and got pretty embarrassed, but then I looked over and saw my girlfriend was crying too. So that's a score for me...
The important thing about this film? It's all TRUE! I definitely believe that this is different from the usual Holocaust films because it shares a gripping story about the other side of the horror that I don't think we really knew much about. Daniel Craig is totally different in this than Casino Royale. He's still major bad ass, though. Jamie Bell is in it, too, and he's even better in this than he was in Jumper. Need I say much about Liev? He's a true force in this. Also, there is some incredibly hot girl whose name I don't know...
At the end the whole audience was cheering and clapping. No shit. I don't know how this one doesn't end up nominated for lots of Oscars. We shall see!

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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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