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James Bond is Back for Round 23 – ‘Skyfall’ Casting News

Filming began on November the 7th for the 23rd Bond film entitled Skyfall – quite frankly, a ridiculous title in my opinion, but eminently better than Quantum of Solace (Which despite terrible reviews, wasn’t that bad). This is a little round up of the facts…

In case you missed our last casting update, here is an overview of what we know so far. Daniel Craig is returning as Bond – his 3rd time – as is Dame Judi Dench – her 7th time as M. They are joined by director Sam Mendes (American Beauty). All three of these things are good news as  they are all excellent.

Ben Whishaw will be playing master of gadgets Q. Skyfall will be Whishaws 4th film with Daniel Craig, appearing as he does in The Trench, Enduring Love and Layer Cake. This will be the first time the character has appeared since 2002’s Die Another Day – where he was played by John Cleese. It will also be the first time Q has been younger than Bond. Whishaw is an accomplished actor and I’m sure he’ll be great.

This will be French actress and model Berenice Marlohe‘s  first international film. She will play Severine, who will be – according to the actress – “glamorous” and “enigmatic”. How good an actor she is I don’t know, but she certainly looks ever inch the Bond girl. Naomie Harris (perhaps most famous for her role in the Pirates of The Caribbean movies, and has also appeared in 28 Days Later and A Cock & Bull story) is to play a character called Eve. Early reports speculated that the character would be Miss Moneypenny, though this is looking less likely now.


Javier Bardem the brilliant actor from No Country for Old Men (as well as Collateral and Jamon Jamon) is to be the films main villain, which is something we know he can pull off. Helen McCrory, is most famous for playing ‘Narcissa Malfoy’ in the Harry Potter movies. But she was also ‘Cherie Blair’ in The Queen, and appeared in the Doctor Who episode Vampires of Venice. She is now set to play a character called Claire Dowar. Playing so far unspecified roles are Swedish actor Ola Repace (Wallander), the legend that is Albert Finney and self-professed Bond fan – and all round fabulous actor – Lord Voldemort Ralph Fiennes (Nanny McPhee & the Big Bang, Wallace & Grommet: Curse of the Were-Rabbit and Schindler’s List).

There has already been filming in London. Other locations are apparently going to be Istanbul, China and Wales. Skyfall will be released next year as part of the year long celebrations for the 50th anniversary of the release of Doctor No, and the start of the Bond franchise. It’s due to premiere in London on the 26th of October. General US release dates are currently said to be between 23rd of October and the 7th of December – the UK on the 26th October and the US the 9th of November.

New Trailer – ‘Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows: Part 2’

It’s nearly here. The conclusion of the Harry Potter film franchise: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2. It’s been a long road, with seven previous movies having already been released since 2001, and the books still coming out during those theater releases.

I started to like the movies more and more as they progressed, except the hiccup that was Goblet of Fire after the amazing Prisoner of Azkaban. I’m probably the only Harry Potter fan in the world who just watched Deathly Hallows Part 1 a week ago. I wanted to try to hold out so I could watch the two parts together just as the second was coming out. Alas, I failed, but I was happy that I did because to me, Deathly Hallows Part 1 was just behind  Prisoner of Azkaban for my favorite. It raised the stakes incredibly by having our heroes on the run and looking over their shoulders at every turn. The world of Harry Potter had never been more grim and dangerous.

Besides seeing glimpses of Part 2 in the trailer before Part One, the newest trailer shows so much more. Even a little bit of a spoiler for those who haven’t read the books. Check it out below:

Yes, I peed my pants too if you’re curious. It looks spectacular and I’m sure everything remaining from the book will be included. That means goblins at Gringotts, a dragon, The Battle of Hogwarts and a final confrontation between Harry Potter and Lord Voldemort.

So get ready on July 15th for the Harry Potter grand finale. It’s going to be magical. (Damn it I didn’t want to use that pun.)

-Harry: “Oh my God!” -Hermione: “Oh no!” -Ron: “I like pancakes…”

Any thoughts on the trailer, or did everyone’s head explode from awesome overload? If you’re still with us please feel free to comment below!

Christian Day: Worst. Warlock. Ever.

Let’s face it. Warlocks are f–king cool. By definition a warlock is a male witch, so basically you could say Harry Potter, Gandalf and Merlin are all warlocks. Even the evil ones are pretty damn sweet; you’ve got Sauron and Saruman from Lord of the Rings and Voldemort and his Death Eaters from the Harry Potter series.

Sauron From Lord of the Rings

Sure when you see the warlock Leezar in the movie Your Highness, you laugh at him because he’s so damned ridiculous looking, but that movie was supposed to be a parody of a fantasy movie. So it’s really off the wall strange when you have some jack-off spouting off to the media claiming that Your Highness paints warlocks in an unfair light.

To see said jack-off, look no further than Christian Day.

 

Christian Day gained minuscule notoriety for his attacks on Charlie Sheen, which he claims tarnished the good name of Warlocks everywhere, but has now moved his focus to the movie industry and called for an all out boycott of Your Highness. Wow.

Not only does this guy look like he’s in desperate need of getting laid, but he looks to be quite possibly the worst fricking warlock I’ve ever seen. I’m pretty sure this guy can’t shoot fireballs from his hands or lightning from his eyes. And there is no way he could possibly forge an evil ring to rule mankind or split his soul into seven pieces. That being said I really don’t know what his beef is with Your Highness.

Leezar is sooooo sweet…

From what I can tell, real life warlocks and witches dabble in herbs, curses and other magical items that with all probability won’t work on anyone. So it’s kind of funny to see them wanting a boycott of Your Highness when the warlock Leezar in it can use all sorts of crazy magic with his trusty staff and they can’t…ever.

So until there is a movie featuring a warlock who can’t use sweet magic and is a total asshole, I think the Warlock community better just try to capitalize off of Your Highness‘s meager box office success and just claim they put a curse on it from the start.