I really appreciate screenjunkies‘ latest Honest Trailer for Skyfall because they pointed out the parallels between the film’s goofy ending and Home Alone. I noticed right away how James Bond got all “Kevin McCallister” when he was rigging his family home with crafty explosives to defeat the bad guys.
The parody movie trailer also points out tons of plot inconsistencies and cliches of the fiftieth anniversary Bond film, which was also the highest grossing of the franchise.
As someone who basically lives at the movie theatre, this year certainly didn’t disappoint me in terms of movies. From The Hunger Games to The Amazing Spiderman to The Avengers, plenty of film franchises racked up some serious cash at the box office.
While the Academy favours artistic movies over franchises, I personally think some of these films are worthy of Oscar nominations because they are SO GOOD.
Here are five movies I highly suggest you to watch as soon as you can.
From the start, this film had plenty of potential. Having separate films surrounding the main characters, such as Thor, Iron Man and Captain America, what could be more awesome than putting all of them together to fight the evils of Loki?
Unlike the disappointment that was Fantastic Four, this film had everything going for it. From the pacing and the action, to the chemistry between the characters and Robert Downey Jr.’s cool humour, Joss Whedon couldn’t have been a better director/writer for this movie.
I’m saying this as someone who doesn’t normally read comic books (tragic, I know). But considering how this film kept me on my toes from beginning to end, The Avengers could arguably be one of the year’s best movies.
Proving once again she’s the coolest kid on the planet, Willow Smith has challenged herself and succeeded in covering a difficult song.
In this video, Smith sings and plays the piano to the chorus of Adele’s song ‘Skyfall’, which is also the new single for the upcoming James Bond film of the same name.
Say what you will about Willow Smith. But at 11 years old, there’s no denying this girl is one talented musician.
WHAT WERE YOU DOING AT 11?
Adele’s new track “Skyfall” for the latest 007 installment of the same name was supposed to be released at precisely 7:07 last night (Oct. 4) but apparently the Internet didn’t feel like being poetic and the song ended up leaking early, as anticipated songs are wont to do.
The track, co-written and produced by Adele’s frequent collaborator Paul Epworth, is powered by Adele’s beautiful voice and her incredible vocal range. Adele even overpowers the 77-piece orchestra, which was arranged by Epworth and Emmy-nominated film and TV composer J.A.C. Redford.
The new single is the first since her last album, 21, so we’re pretty stoked. I can confidently say I’m putting this in the 007 Soundtrack Hall of Fame. I think everyone else agrees — it’s already number one on iTunes.
Listen to it here: