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The First Shot’s Been Fired

It’s always a good time for a vodka martini.

Tonight we saw definitive proof that the 24th film in the James Bond series, Spectre, is in fact happening beyond still photographs with that amazing Aston Martin, a Tom Ford suit and a first glimpse at the most lethal secret international organization in the world premiere of its teaser trailer. Regardless of being ~7 months until the movie is released, anticipation has been rising since the conclusion of Skyfall back in late 2012.

Quietly, yes, but building nonetheless.

Ladies and gentlemen, let the tease begin:

Forget the barkeep, this first trailer’s got the exact right stuff.

Double Oh Yes

If you like a particularly famous British spy and dinosaurs (who doesn’t?), then then this blog post is perfect for you.

LEGO’s have had a surreal second life the past several years, amazingly different than the 1980s and 1990s. Long gone are the generic space ships, underwater settings and Old West corrals. No, the trend is to market and manufacture directly with famous brands and brand names like the Man of Steel, Batman, Pirates of the Caribbean and so forth. There are even miniature sets of the Sydney Opera House, for the more cultured adult.

Beyond the physical connective toys, its incredible theme park with multiple locations around the world, LEGO has successfully expanded into multimedia platforms, such as television (Star Wars), movies (The LEGO Movie) and video games.

Having been joyfully drawn back into all things LEGO by my nephew (including all of the offerings mentioned above), it seems appropriate that I drag him into a world unlike any other. It just took a certain movie being made for this summer to jump-start our imaginations all over again:

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The new poster has been rolled out:

(James Bond Twitter)

(James Bond, Twitter)

November 6, 2015 is the theatrical release date, but this first teaser poster for Daniel Craig’s fourth film as James Bond that was recently released is the latest proof to the modern reality that blockbusters-in-the-making have tremendous and anticipatory fan followings given that today is only March 17, 2015. Spectre is, in fact, right in the middle of filming. And the buzz builds each day. Craig’s track record as 007 has been highly lauded and combining his skills as Bond with picturesque filming locations that have been disclosed by director Sam Mendes and the Broccoli family, Spectre is continuing to gain momentum as a genuine must-see cinematic adventure.

Dinosaurs, exotic destinations, LEGO’s, adventure, suspense, mystery, beautiful women and that perfectly mixed martini.

2015 will shake, not stir, the movie landscape.

P.S. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Bond’s Summit

They say a picture is worth a thousand words.

(AP: Daniel Craig (007) and  Léa Seydoux (Bond Girl)

[AP: Daniel Craig (007) and Léa Seydoux (Bond Girl)]

How about a thousand jumps for joy? (A safe distance from the edge, of course).

007 standing tall atop the Austrian alps with his gorgeous girl by his side reveals a nostalgic return to classic Bond locales, luxury and action. While the details are still obviously unknown for Bond’s 24th movie, the anticipated excitement continues to grow with each new released detail and photograph (cast, locations, car, style). Skyfall undoubtedly generated tremendous buzz and pressure, specifically because it was the famed Broccoli spy franchise literally rising back from the debt dead. The Sam Mendes-directed Skyfall impressed audiences worldwide. And Mendes’ return to his chair with his name on it for Spectre has taken Bond-hype to a new high. Many suspect he will add the necessary 21st century advancements (cars, gadgets, etc.) and storytelling methods/modern twists and turns, while incorporating vintage, fan-favorite Bond humor and wit.

Jimmy’s Daily Planet expects Spectre to be on the same cinematic level as the phenomenal Casino Royale from 2006 starring Daniel Craig seen above, except better!

The sky is the limit for Spectre…literally and figuratively.

The Epic Name of (and for) James Bond 24

There is one word to describe the 24th movie in the James Bond franchise.

And here it is:

If the movie is anything nearly as cool and sublime as the Aston Martin DB10, then fans will be in for one hell of a ride.

Spectre already feels like it will be amazing…simply amazing.