A Good Day To Die Hard

It must be trailer day today, as this is the second new movie trailer I find myself posting. But it can’t exactly be helped. Today, as I found myself sitting here, taking care of my sick wife, and enjoying Die Hard, I was reminded of a very important trailer I caught over the weekend. While watching Skyfall in the theater, an especially exciting and action packed preview came on that got my wife all excited.

At first, I was kind of thinking “Oh God, not another one”. But after a few seconds of intense action and lots of explosions, I got caught up in the fever and realized I wanted to see it too! I mean, why stop making them as long as formula still works and audiences can be expected to turn out in droves? Anyway, here it is, the second trailer to be released from the studio in recent months, and the one that confirms the date of release (Feb. 14th, 2013)

New Skyfall Trailer!

Perhaps to follow up on Daniel Craig and the Queen’s big Olympic performance, Columbia Pictures has decided to release yet another trailer for the upcoming Bond movie Skyfall. But unlike the one that premiered after Craig and Queen Elizabeth II’s show, this one is way bigger and badder! Guess they thought the last one was underwhelming considering all it was competing with in London. I sure as hell thought so! And here it is, check it out!

Opening Ceremonies, the Queen, and James Bond

I trust just about everyone caught the Opening Ceremonies on TV today. And even if you didn’t see it live, I imagine it’s only a matter of time before you catch the highlights on replay or Youtube. And I for one was seriously impressed!

Between the amazingly-choreographed reenactment of the industrial revolution (under the watchful eye of veteran actor Kenneth Branagh), the Parade of Nations, the psychedelic display to the tune of “Come Together”, and the torch lighting display, followed by Paul McCartney playing “Hey Jude”, and the final volleys of fireworks from the perfectly designed stadium, the whole thing was a visual and auditory delight!

Seriously, it was like a watching a Steampunk writer’s wet dream crossed with an acid trip and topped off by a hit of ecstasy (drugs are wrong)! But what I, and I imagine most people liked most, was the display put on by Daniel Craig (aka. James Bond) and Queen Elizabeth II herself. I won’t indulge in the details since there are those who may not have seen it yet, but suffice it to say, it was the perfect combination of funny and awesome! And that Queen Elizabeth II is a damn good sport, apparently. The director said he never had to tell her anything twice.

I would be happy to include the video here, but unforunately, the Olympic Committee is block usage of their media. But one thing they don’t own the rights to is the new Skyfall trailer that premiered during the ceremonies. Click on the window below to check it out!

Skyfall – Official teaser trailer

Good news everybody! The people who brought you Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace have finally released a teaser trailer for the new Bond movie. I know this doesn’t quite fall into the category of science fiction, but I love the new Bond films. And if it’s of interest to me and to others, I’m sure to post about it!

Named Skyfall, the new movie is apparently going to involve revelations about M and an attack on MI6. In the course of it all, Bond’s loyalty will be tested, and he will have to make more sacrifices to save the only home he’s ever known and only job he’s ever been good at. Check out the trailer below.