This weekend there was Philcon. Before Philcon, there was the early matinee of Skyfall, the latest entry in the fifty-year-old James Bond franchise. From Daniel Craig’s first outing as Bond in Casino Royale, he has reinvigorated the series, bringing Bond back to his hard-hitting roots.

gives us more character info, a deeper look into the workings of MI6, and some new characters to watch for. There are twists and turns and chases and crashes. Bullets fly. What more could you ask for?

My full review is up at buzzymag.

An excerpt:
Skyfall delves into the background of both Bond and “M”, filling in the bits and pieces and giving some of the motivation behind what makes these characters tick.

There are plots within plots within plots. In other words, a pretty standard Bond story.