If, while reading today, you notice a stray u in words like "colour" and "honour," or you realise that "realize" is spelled with an s, do not adjust your browsers! Movies Without Pity has gone global! I'm reporting to you live from Birmingham, England, where I've been working for the last eight days. Whilst here in the Midlands, I shall visit Mr. Craig's onscreen persona when Quantum of Solace opens on Halloween (more on that next week). I'll also visit his actual persona to see if I can take that free Aston Martin off his hands. One major plus to being here is that I can escape the bombardment of political commercials currently clogging up my TV at home. Unfortunately, I can't escape the candidates nor the election, which leads me to an article in The Guardian about celebrities and politics.
Think your local theater shows too many previews and commercials? Theaters in England will make you think differently. At the Odeon Theater, I discovered where Regal Cinemas got their idea for that ridiculous package of pre-movie commercials they used to call "The Twenty." The Odeon's package was more like "The Forty," and no, it didn't come with an endorsement from Ice Cube. The only thing scarier than the theater's 8 million showings of High School Musical 3 was the amount of time between when the lights went down and the actual movie came on. The theater was nice and comfortable, but I felt like I was watching Reverse TiVo.
Since Brits (and suave American Double-O-Odie) get their fill of Bond this Friday, two weeks before America, The Guardian is running a special section on all things Bond. There are articles on stunts, villains and a very weird, almost homoerotic video featuring my doppelganger Cuba Gooding's Boat Trip co-star, Roger Moore. In honor of tonight's world premiere of Q of S in London, here are some of the highlights.