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TAKE TWO: New Jimmy Bond trailer, BBC’s 100 greatest films, A Doctor’s Sword

1) New James Bond film Spectre gets full trailer


Perhaps the last outing of Daniel Craig as Bond and one would imagine Sam Mendes as director – unless of course Spectre makes a trillion dollars and then it could be a different ball game. Maybe Mendes will do a play of 007.

Anyway here’s the new trailer with standard Bond fare, nice locations, women and cars. The biggest selling point would appear to be Christoph Waltz as the bad guy, not quite on the same level of Jaws or Odd Job but menacing none the less.

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2) The 100 Best American Films according to the BBC

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The culture department over in the BBC decided to ask a rake of critics what they thought were the best American films and here were the criteria…

For the purposes of this poll, it is any movie that received funding from a US source. The directors of these films did not have to be born in the United States – in fact, 32 films on the list were directed by film-makers born elsewhere – nor did the films even have to be shot in the US. Each critic who participated submitted a list of 10 films, with their pick for the greatest film receiving 10 points and their number 10 pick receiving one point. The points were added up to produce the final list. Critics were encouraged to submit lists of the 10 films they feel, on an emotional level, are the greatest in American cinema – not necessarily the most important, just the best.

These are the results.


3) A Doctor’s Sword official Trailer


Wildcard Distribution have launched the official trailer for Gary Lennon and Bob Jackson’s A Doctor’s Sword ahead of the release of the film on August 7th.

A Doctor’s Sword tells the story of Aidan MacCarthy, a UCC trained doctor from West Cork who survived World War II and his family’s search to uncover the origin of the Japanese Samurai sword, which now resides in MacCarthy’s Bar in Castletownbere.

The film which was produced by Bob Jackson will be released in Dublin and Cork on Friday, August 7th.

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Páraic wanted to be a gangster as far back as he can remember. Brought up on a diet of films he was too young to be watching by his brothers, all things 80s teens thanks to his sisters and the classics by his folks he's turned into a well-rounded (maybe a little too round) film lover. Only recently discovering North by Northwest, he longs for a train journey with a beautiful blond.

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