Bond 50 – The Ultimate Collection

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MGM & FOX have done it, I want this, I am a huge fan of James Bond and this is something that I really that they have put together. I know that I have some of these movies on DVD, and a lot of them downloaded I still want them all. The box for Bond 50, the upcoming release of the Golden Anniversary Blu-ray edition of all 22 James Bond films on Blu-ray for the first time as one complete offering. Put simply, it’s beautiful. They even delivered a trailer, which I’ve included after the jump.

James Bond Vehicle History Infographic

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If you are even a remote fan of James Bond you will love this infographic about the vehicles that he has driven over the decades. There isn’t a man out there that doesn’t want to be James Bond, life on the edge, the women, the mission, the gadgets & weapons, and especially the cars. This infographic is fantastic but surprisingly its missing two important cars, one is the introduction of the hugely controversial and successful BMW Z3, it was the first Bond movie without an Aston Martin and at the time the vehicle was not released, I remember thinking it was so cool in Golden Eye. And the other vehicle is the BMW E38 750iL, which was so tricked out that can’t take out anyone and anything, I remember it was one of the first movies for a real car to be controlled by remote control and Pierce Brosnan was controlling from his phone, I just loved that and the car could take anything. For cars that had such an impact I’m surprised they are not on the list but the infographic is fantastic.

My Favorite Bond Cars:

  • Aston Marting V8 Vantage Volante
  • Aston Martin DB5 (All Of Them)
  • BMW Z8 (Still One Of My Favorite Beemers)
  • Lotus Espirit Turbo

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Review: Percy Jackson & The Olympians – The Lightening Thief

It’s the 21st century, but the gods of Mount Olympus and assorted monsters have walked out of the pages of high school student Percy Jackson’s Greek mythology texts and into his life. And they’re not happy: Zeus’ lightning bolt has been stolen, and Percy is the prime suspect. Even more troubling is the sudden disappearance of Percy’s mother. As Percy finds himself caught between angry and battling gods, he and his friends embark on a cross-country adventure to catch the true lightning thief, save Percy’s mom, and unravel a mystery more powerful than the gods themselves.

A new twist on Greek Mythology, Percy Jackson is thrown into a world of monsters and Gods, and he is tasked with a mission which he must accomplish or earth will be a casualty of war between Gods. Percy Jackson is a normal highschool kid with a few problems here and there, the last thing he expected to be was the son of Poseidon. The story has a creative style to it with a thin line between reality and the realm of the gods which exists around us. It was an adventure to see all these Greek characters come to life and who they would be embodied by as actors and their nature. Lots of fun as the movie progresses and he develops his powers trying to accomplish the mission while trying to protect his family and fight off other creatures and demons. A lot of fun for any fantasy movie fan, not the Harry Potter they were expecting at the Box Office but worth watching.

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Golden Eye – Game & Movie

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When this movie came out I was dying to go see it in the theater, I remember being so impressed with Pierce Brosnan he automatically became the number 1 Bond for me. Sean Connery is the original and can’t be replaced, but Brosnan was the modernization of Bond with the end of the Soviet Era and Cold War. There were a lot of firsts in this movie, it didn’t follow any of Ian Flemings books, M was female for the first time, and the introduction of the BMW as Bonds car as a replacement for the for the Aston Martin, I remember BMW having those BMW Films which were meant to coincide with the release of a few of the Bond movies. It wasn’t the movie that was great, the video game was something else as well, the movie introduced Brosnan as the new slick Bond who can handle any situation or woman.

The video game was something else, it was unexpected, I for one remember it as one of the games that really introduced me to the First Person Shooter. I remember begging my mother for Nintendo N64, and she brought it with this game as I asked, I spent hours upon hours playing this game, we all took turns with the lowest scorer switching out with the other person. I didn’t step out much since I always had high scores, I fell in love with the first person shooter and we played that game for a long time, even played it during college which was a little old by then but still the perfect game. The AI was predictable but it made you feel that you were that much better, but you had to act fast. Lots of people still agree that it is still one of the best First Person Shooters of all time, Golden Eye was for the N64 what Halo is for XBox. Found memories of this game and movie, I always love Bond movies.

Review: Butterfly on a Wheel

This was an unexpected movie, it felt like James Bond versus King Leonidas, but I was a bit disappointed with Leonidas. Gerard Butler has the perfect family, a great job, and things are looking great. He plans a retreat soon with his boss, he takes his wife out for the day and things takes a turn for the worse as Brosnan takes a hold of them and their lives. Maria Bello plays the wife and I think she is very attractive, and pulls of this role perfectly. Its strange seeing these actors in these roles but some how they all pull it off. The story comes together, and the movie is very enjoyable but there is just something missing from the movie, I’m not sure what, you just feel that it could have been better. Overall its an enjoyable movie and if you like Brosnan that you would like this movie, gets your blood pumping.

Link: IMDB

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