The Standard’s resident film expert Gavin Miller previews the latest blockbuster movie releases coming out this week.
After a four-year hiatus Britain’s most-beloved spy is back.
Daniel Craig – who has reportedly signed up for two more movies – reprises the role of James Bond, looking to repair the damage caused by the rushed-production of Quantum of Solace.
This time Bond’s loyalty to Judi Dench’s M is tested, as her past comes back to haunt her – and MI6 comes under attack.
It’s up to 007 to track down the threat – with Oscar-winner Javier Bardem (No Country for Old Men) on villain duties – no matter how personal the cost.
Some great British co-starring talent comes in the form of Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris and Ben Whimsaw – resurrecting gadget genius Q – with American Beauty Oscar-winning director Sam Mendes behind the camera, and songstress Adele providing the theme song vocals.
○ See this week’s Standard for details of a special event to mark the launch of Skyfall at West End Cinema, on West Street, Boston, and check out the full review in next week.