|So, you have probably heard/seen by now that Daniel Craig is saying he still wants to play James Bond. This actually makes much more sense then bringing on someone new at this point. In this newest and widely publicized interview, Craig reveals that playing Bond is the greatest job in the world and he would miss it "terribly" if he didn't get to do it again. Craig is contractually obligated to play Bond once more, but then is free to negotiate further films on a individual basis after that, should he choose to return after his five-film agreement. It seemed definite that Craig would return, prior to the filming of Spectre, as co-star Christoph Waltz's contract became public afterwards, specifying that Waltz has signed on to playing Blofeld for a total of three films, including Spectre, on the condition that Craig returned as Bond. So, Craig's threat to leave the franchise not only throws his own career in jeopardy for failing to meet his obligations, but the careers of many others as well, especially Lea Seydoux (Madeline), Naomi Harris (Moneypenny) and Ben Whishaw (Q) who were surely counting on their roles to take them to bigger and better things. This doesn't mean, however, that we can count on a new Bond any time soon: Craig has numerous projects lined up so best case scenario would be another Bond film in about three years, although they like to turn them around ever two years. But, all in all, I would say this is good news. Now, what about the temper tantrum Craig threw, eh? Who hasn't had a bad day? Craig has done an awfully good job of keeping his nose clean, and while I think it's entirely possible--maybe even probable--that Craig was told to make "slashing your wrists" comments to turn audience members off of seeing the film, it is possible he wasn't and that is me just reading into the situation of a long pattern of celebrity behavior in general and throwing Craig into it that category because of the others; but I am confident, time will tell.|
Did you notice how there is no one at the Coliseum, St. Peter's, or on the streets? We also see an important, albeit, brief, shot of Wick's back, the tattoo reminding us that "Fortune favors the bold," as well as another important detail: John is still wearing his wedding band. Even though Helen, his wife, died at the start of the first film, she makes another appearance in Chapter 2. An important detail: why does John Wick want two buttons on his jacket? Given the design is "tactical," fewer buttons probably makes sense, however, "two," as St. Augustine tells us in The City Of God that the number two usually symbolizes unity, because there must be two persons of things before they can become unified into one, as with a man and woman united in matrimony. In this case, I am guessing, Wick is united with his blood brother with whom he has an oath to stop a female crime lord (Ruby Rose, looking like Justin Bieber) from seizing control of an assassin's union.
Rebecca Hall stars in director Antonio Campos' third feature film, CHRISTINE, the story of a woman who finds herself caught in the crosshairs of a spiraling personal life and career crisis. Christine, always the smartest person in the room at her local Sarasota, Florida news station, feels like she is destined for bigger things and is relentless in her pursuit of an on-air position in a larger market. As an aspiring newswoman with an eye for nuance and an interest in social justice, she finds herself constantly butting heads with her boss (Tracy Letts), who pushes for juicier stories that will drive up ratings. Plagued by self-doubt and a tumultuous home life, Christine’s diminishing hope begins to rise when an on-air co-worker (Michael C. Hall) initiates a friendship which ultimately becomes yet another unrequited love. Disillusioned as her world continues to close in on her, Christine takes a dark and surprising turn.
Christine didn't seek promotions or to further her career, she sought to improve her personal and romantic life. That's obviously not what the film makers are focusing on, rather, on the "horrible" white male boss who stands in her way and makes her compromise her news stories for the sake of "ratings." Now, let's look at the second trailer about another woman, Alice, who doesn't let anyone stand in her way:
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