"Skyfall" - after 50 years 007 is still around saving England or the world

We will be attending the 4:10 pm showing of "Skyfall" - the latest 007 adventure - at the Thornton Place Cinema which is located at the south end of the Northgate Mall. It has been 50 years since 007 first appeared on a movie screen (note: variations that are not part of the Broccoli franchise are not counted in this time line), and this appearance is considered by critics to be one of the best ever. Here is what Roger Ebert said in his review which gave "Skyfall" four stars out of four:

"In this 50th year of the James Bond series, with the dismal "Quantum of Solace" (2008) still in our minds, "Skyfall" triumphantly reinvents 007 in one of the best Bonds ever. This is a full-blooded, joyous, intelligent celebration of a beloved cultural icon, with Daniel Craig taking full possession of a role he earlier played well in "Casino Royale," not so well in "Quantum" -- although it may not have been entirely his fault. Or is it just that he's growing on me? I don't know what I expected. I don't know what I expected in Bond No. 23, but certainly not an experience this invigorating."

Here is the link to the complete review:

Ebert - Skyfall

Here is the official trailer for this film:

Skyfall - trailer

"Skyfall" has a rating of 93 on rottentomatoes.com; here is a link to that site where you can read or scan the reviews to see if this film is for you:

tomatometer - Skyfall

Thornton Place Cinemas was selected for this meetup because of the abundance of free parking nearby and because it is next to the Northgate Transit Center making it convenient to public transit patrons. Furthermore, there are several inexpensive cafes and restaurants nearby for socializing after the film.

Meet me outside the screening room where the 4:10 pm showing will be presented. I am an Asian male who wears glasses and who will probably be wearing some type of hat (khaki beret, black rain hat). There is a head shot of me in the photo section of my profile so you can see for whom to look. My cell phone,[masked], will be on until the start of the program.

There will be an optional food and beverage stop at the conclusion of the film (conclusion = after all of the credits have scrolled by). Meet me in the down stairs lobby of the theater just inside the glass doors.

George Liu

[masked]

PS: The Barbican Center in London had an exhibition this year titled "Designing 007: 50 Years of Bond Style" which had props from all of the Bond films. Here is a link to the exhibition's site where two interesting videos can be viewed:

Designing 007 videos

 

 

 

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  • George L.

    Spoiler Arert: If you haven't seen Skyfall please do not read this comment. Ola Rapace, the actor who fought with Bond at the beginning of the film and who falls to his death later in the film, is the husband of Noomi Rapace who is the original "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Who Played with Fire....".

    November 18, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      I would have said Ola Rapace is a character in the new James Bond film

      November 19, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Epic movie! Always a james bond fan!

    November 18, 2012

  • Liz

    James Bond's still got it, but the story line is showing it's age. This version brought things forward and wrapped up some of it's past. Can't wait to see what's next.

    November 18, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    bit formatic but still fun & enjoyed a meal at Red Robin afterwards

    November 18, 2012

  • Kathleen

    Had some trouble with the link, stopped by the theater. They do have tickets for 4:10, but are expecting quite a crowd. They recommend arriving at least 30min early to queue. I will be coming from another event....will try to fly :-)

    November 18, 2012

  • George L.

    Note: showtime for Skyfall has been changed to 4:10 so you do not have to show up until 3:55. If you show up at the last minute you might want to purchase the ticket in advance. I think that demand is still high but this is diluted by Lincoln and the new Twilight film.

    November 18, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Should we buy our ticketers earlier in the day

    November 18, 2012

  • George L.

    Regular screen.

    November 9, 2012

  • Richard

    Are we going to the standard-screen version or to the IMAX?

    November 9, 2012

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We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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