Monday, 30 April 2012

Daniel Craig graces Empire as 007

Daniel Craig graces the cover of Empire for June 2012 in a sharp suit, looking suitably imposing and impressive with his small but deadly firearm in his right hand. The issue celebrates 50 years of 007 and includes words from Daniel Craig himself, and the director Sam Mendes. It seems that Bond 23, namely 'Skyfall' aims to liken itself to 'Casino Royale' and steer away from the disappointing 'Quantum of Solace'. If you view the production update video below, Craig enhances the darkness of Shanghai, similar to how he did in Casino Royale. It has been promised that a teaser trailer is to be released soon. For updates, go to 007.com.

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Jaguar's 'XJ Ultimate'- Perfect for 007

Jaguar unveiled what is to sit at the top of their range a few days ago in Beijing, at the Beijing Auto Show, what is namely the 'XJ Ultimate'. Its name is justified, as it boasts a 'business table' housed between two fully tailored, individual seats, a champagne chiller, an iPad and keyboard for each passenger and exclusively designed by Meridan entertainment (15-channel 20-speaker surround sound system). Customers will be able to choose between the 5.0-litre V8 supercharged petrol engine, 3.0-litre V6 turbocharged diesel engine, or the all-new 3.0-litre V6 supercharged petrol engine. It would have been great if it was featured in the upcoming James Bond film, as the XJ Ultimate suits the Bond life to a tee.
Jaguar teased us with a preview of the upcoming 'F-Type', which will be a new addition to their currently 3-car range, although it doesn't excite us as much as the XJ Ultimate does because it doesn't seem to be half as imposing or attractively dominating. However we are keeping an open mind and anticipate to be proved wrong.

Friday, 20 April 2012

Djokovic Cries after win, tribute to Grandfather

Novak Djokovic's sheer physical and mental strength saw him defeat Alexandr Dolgopolov 2-6 6-1 6-4 after learning a few hours ago that his grandfather, Vladimir Djokovic, had passed away. His grandfather has played a vital role in setting up Novak's career after building the tennis courts he practiced on before becoming the player he is today. After game, set, match, Djokovic reached out to the sky and wept, and was unable to sign the camera and was unable to take his sports bag off court, where his brother had to help him. In an official statement, ATP said "Novak Djokovic just felt totally exhausted physically, mentally and emotionally... We ask for understanding". Rafael Nadal displayed some affection and sympathy when he found Novak to give him a hug. You can view matchpoint and the reaction later in the video below.