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Skyfall Originally Featured a Much Different Story & Ending

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Daniel Craig as James Bond in Skyfal

The James Bond movie Skyfall almost had a much different storyline and an ending that killed a major character in a shocking way. The third Daniel Craig Bond film, and 23rd Bond overall, remains a divisive series entry five years after its release. Many praise the film for bringing new life to the 007 franchise, but others think it simply strayed too far from the formula. The movie’s success can’t be argued, as Skyfall grossed $1.19 billion worldwide.

The Bond franchise, a warhorse by the early ’00s, was in dire straits after the cartoony excesses of the lamentable Pierce Brosnan era. Enter Craig and Martin Campbell, who brought new grittiness to ...

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What Went Wrong In The Force Awakens Pitch Meeting

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Our latest original video offers up a comedic take on what really happened in the first pitch meeting for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. As you know, a few years after the underwhelming fan response to the prequel trilogy, George Lucas sold the rights to the franchise to Disney, who then laid out plans for a new film series that would serve as sequels to Lucas’ first three efforts in the galaxy far, far away. The stakes were understandably high, but thankfully, Episode 7 proved to be a return to form for the beloved franchise. Debuting to glowing reviews, TFA smashed box office records left and right on its way to a $2+ billion haul. It set the series back on the right path and proved that Disney was a worthy home for the franchise. Basically, it did everything fans hoped it would do and more.

The Star Wars fandom may well be the ...

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15 Secrets From American Restoration You Had No Idea About

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American Restoration has been one of the History Channel’s most successful shows since its inception. Debuting in October 2010, the program initially focused on Rick’s Restorations, a Las Vegas business specializing in repairing vintage items and making them look new. Proprietor Rick Dale, who started off as a contributor to Pawn Stars, was the focus, though his trusted crew and beloved family members also got screen time. Each episode featured his team taking on big projects and giving new life to old or discarded items.

The entire scope of the show changed for its seventh season, however. Rick’s Restorations was gone, replaced by five different businesses, each with its own particular specialty. A ...

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These Photos From London’s Star Wars 8 Premiere Will Make You Smile

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The European premiere for Star Wars: The Last Jedi at the Royal Albert Hall in London featured fan favorite actors and the British Royal family. Tensions are building as the worldwide release dates for Star Wars: The Last Jedi grow ever closer. Though they had no way of getting into the film’s European premiere in London, fans still lined the streets outside the Royal Albert Hall on the night of the gala event.

The reasons for this devotion were two-fold. British Star Wars fans hoped to get a glimpse of the stars of the film and some of those on the front ...

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15 Things Wrong With Naruto We All Choose To Ignore

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Fans who follow Naruto are very similar to those who are hooked on Star Wars– the two fandoms have a lot in common. Naruto is essentially an institution within the anime and manga community, much like Star Wars is for sci-fi fans. Both put up with massive amounts of plot holes and are extremely forgiving for all the things wrong with the beloved series.

Why? Because both franchises are worthy of the greatness they deserve, despite their many flaws. Naruto is the third most popular manga series in the world and Star Wars has been raking in billions of dollars over the last 40 years.

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