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The latest James Bond


An early test screening review of Casino Royale, the next installment in the James Bond film series indicates the film is pretty good.  I don't know much about these test screen reviews, so take it for what it's worth.  Here's what the reviewer had to say,

Over the weekend, AICN had a review of "Casino Royale" from a test screening in London. According to this reviewer, "Royal" is a “fantastic” Bond film. It successfully introduces audiences to a new, more humanized James Bond played, this time, by Daniel Craig.

The film is two and a half hours long, which is a bit surprising.  Nevertheless, I've got a good feeling about this Bond film.  The last few were annoying and loud and full of terrible Akiva Goldsman-esque dialogue. 

This film stars Daniel Craig as the latest Bond.  Craig, albeit somewhat unknown, is a very good actor. He's getting a lot of buzz for his turn as Perry Smith in the latest Truman Capote film Infamous.   If you missed him in Road to Perdition, The Mother or Sylvia, throw them in your queue. 

The film also stars Jeffery Wright, one of the best actors working today.  If the name isn't instantly recognizeable, you'll remember him recently as Bennett Holiday in Syriana.  Sadly, he was in Lady in the Water, by far the worst film of the year and one of the worst I've ever seen.  Wright was excellent in Broken Flowers, although the film was not excellent.  If want to really see some good stuff, check him out in Boycott. 

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