Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Bond is all-in

Spike TV is back with a mini Bond-a-thon this week, so I thought it would be a good time to check in on the train wreck that is the new James Bond movie, Casino Royale, opening worldwide November 17th.

I've learned a bit about the plot since my last posting, and at least it seems that the Bond producers are trying to tap into the cultural zeitgeist -- the new movie involves Bond facing off against the bad guy in a game of poker. (Does Norman Chad make a cameo?) It's unclear how the new Bond girl Eva Green fits in.

As for the new Bond, Daniel Craig, he says he's been surprised by the backlash in the press since his introduction as the first blond Bond. We can only assume he's referring specifically to Jamie Foxx's comments, that Sean Combs would have made a better choice.

Can't say I disagree. Puffy could almost pass for a dashing secret agent, while Craig looks more like he belongs on guard duty at a Serbian prison than on Her Majesty's Secret Service.



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