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Secret, Sinister, Shaken But Not Stirred: James Bond SPECTRE Trailer

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Skyfall was in my Top Ten Films of 2012 and it’s also one of my favorite James Bond films. After Casino Royale, I was convinced that Daniel Craig is the best James Bond we’ve seen to date and although many hated Quantum of Solace (except me), Skyfall furthered that conviction. Like George Lazenby before him, Craig brings an emotional depth to Bond, one that the cinematic franchise has always been lacking.

Since Skyfall was such a massive critical and commercial success (it was the highest grossing film for Sony to date, even earning more than The Dark Knight Rises, which came out the same year), it seems like good sense to bring director Sam Mendes and screenwriters Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, and John Logan back for SPECTRE.

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E3 is all about hype, and I’m okay with that

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It’s common knowledge that E3 is, for the most part, a gigantic marketing machine: a litany of announcements, trailers, and press conferences that dominate our Youtube and Twitch streams for several straight days.

Still, there’s nothing quite like the hype train that is E3, and that can be a good thing.

By most accounts this was one of the better E3s in recent memory. In spite of my ennui about the obnoxiously corporate affair, Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo and the other companies managed to make their live events more enjoyable than the usual parade of logos and product placements.

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