Seeing "Twilight" later tonight. Y'know what's already bugging me? I get that the lead vampire guys all look like the Jonas Brothers because it's mainly a movie for teenaged chicks... But how do they get all their man-makeup and hair gel properly applied without reflections? Or is this another "everything you know about vampires is wrong" thing? I dunno. When was the last time there WAS a vampire movie where all the 'rules' were in place, to begin with?
Also: Now that "Captain America" has a director and two writers (Joe Johnston and the Narnia scribes, respectively, in all three cases ALARMINGLY good if on-the-nose choices) thoughts now innevitably turn to casting. Let me weigh in on one of the bigger sticking points right off the bat: I think Captain AMERICA should be played by an AMERICAN actor - not because of some notion of patriotic symbolism... I just know it'll be annoying as HELL to have to hear that particular question-and-stock-answer come up in every damn interview for the next year and half.
"Casino Royale" had no jokes, no inside-references, no gadgets, no henchman, no nicknamed bad guys, no funny-name Bond girls, no SPECTER, no hideout, etc. "Quantum of Solace" has a couple jokes, one inside reference (to Goldfinger, and cracking well-done by the way,) a couple sorta gadgets, a sorta-henchman, a bad who's kind-of nicknamed (mock-environmentalist named "Greene,") one possibly funny-name Bond girl, the SUGGESTION of a very SPECTER-like 'Quantum' society and something almost resembling a hideout. My question: At this rate, is it going to take two or three more sequels for James Bond to turn into James Bond instead of a slightly-less whiny-bitch version of Jason Bourne?