James Bond – SPECTRE

A teaser for Daniel Craig’s next James Bond adventure suggests it will be called SPECTRE. The film directed by Sam Mendes, stars Daniel Craig as Bond, Rory Kinnear as Tanner, Ben Whishaw as Q, Naomie Harris as Moneypenny, Ralph Fiennes as M, Andrew Scott as Denbigh, Dave Bautista as Mr. Hinx, Monica Bellucci as Lucia Sciarra, Léa Seydoux as Madeleine Swann and Christoph Waltz as Oberhauser

The title SPECTRE refers to the name of a nefarious global terrorism organization, Headed by the evil white cat owning super villain Ernst Stavro Blofeld. which is one of Bond’s oldest and most long-running adversaries and is an acronym for ‘Special Executive for Counter-intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion’. SPECTRE first appeared in the novels From Russia With Love, Thunderball, You Only Live Twice, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, Diamonds Are Forever and For Your Eyes Only. SPECTRE are not aligned to any nation or political ideology, enabling the later Bond books and Bond films to be regarded as apolitical. SPECTRE began in the novels as a small group of criminals but became a vast international organisation with its own SPECTRE Island training base in the films, to replace the Soviet SMERSH.

In the latest film Christoph Waltz play Franz Oberhauser, the son of Hannes Oberhauser Bond’s former Austrian climbing and skiing instructor with whom he formed a strong, almost father-son relationship until he mysteriously disappeared. Many years later Franz contacts Bond out-of-the-blue, with a cryptic message which sends Bond on the trail of a sinister organization. Meanwhile (M Ralph Fiennes) battles sinister forces to keep the secret service alive, including Andrew Scott’s character, Denbigh, who Works as an Agent for MI6, but could also be a double agent secretly working for SPECTRE. Meanwhile Bond probably gets to know Monica Bellucci and Léa Seydoux intimately at some point.

Star Wars- The Force Awakens

I would like to see Star Wars-the Force Awakens, The hotly anticipated forthcoming film in the Star Wars saga, which is Directed by JJAbrahams. It has been described as the darkest film yet,and is said to be on a par with 1977’s Star Wars in terms of quality and is due for release December 2015.

The film reportedly takes place against the backdrop of a 40-year war of attrition between Imperial and Rebel forces, with the standoff compared to the second world war’s European theatre in 1944. It sees Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) hiding from the world through fear of being tracked down by the enemy, and only training a handful of Jedi padawan.

John Boyega meanwhile plays a “force-sensitive” stormtrooper who defects from the Empire and ends up stranded on Tatooine, where he is hunted as a deserter by the Empire. Meanwhile Daisy Ridley’s character, works at a Scrap metal Merchant and may discover something important while out salvaging scrap metal. Adam Driver meanwhile Is said to be a masked Sith-like character with cyborg elements and Max von Sydow played Ming the Merciless, so he might also be a baddie.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens also features Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford who reprise their roles as Skywalker, Princess Leia and Han Solo from the original Star Wars trilogy. The cast also includes Daisy Ridley, Oscar Isaac, Adam Driver, Max von Sydow, John Boyega, Andy Serkis and Pip Andersen.

Dennis Wilson (Beach Boys)

American drummer, singer and songwriter Dennis Wilson was born December 4, 1944 in Inglewood, California. He was the middle brother of fellow Beach Boys members Brian Wilson and Carl Wilson and was a founding member of The Beach Boys, alongside his brothers, Brian and Carl, and cousin, Mike Love. Dennis Joined the Beach Boys thanks to his mother, Audree, and older cousin, Mike Love.

The Beach Boys formed in August 1961 and became hugely successful. Although the Beach Boys developed, an image based on the California surfing culture, Dennis was the only actual surfer in the band. During the first few years of the Beach Boys, Dennis was given the role of the drummer by his brother, Brian. He quickly learned the basics of drumming, and like the other members, he picked up more on the job.Although he rarely sang backing vocals on stage, occasionally taking a lead, his raspy-sounding vocals were a key ingredient to the group’s vocal blend in the studio, and in the late Sixties and Seventies his lead vocals lent a much-needed bluesy edge to an updating the Beach Boys’ sound, giving their music new dimensions

He sang lead vocals on the early Beach Boys recordings (“Little Girl (You’re My Miss America)” and “This Car of Mine” as well as the bridge verse on “Girls on the Beach”)and “Do You Wanna Dance?”. He also sang an impressive, faithful rendition of The Beatles’ “You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away.” And accompanied himself on guitar and like the other Beach Boys became a multi-instrumentalist. Often Assisted by Daryl Dragon, who collaborated on Dennis’s solo album Pacific Ocean Blue. Dennis Wilson’s first major released composition was “Little Bird,” the B-side of the “Friends” single, coupled with “Be Still”. As Brian withdrew Dennis became a major creative force within the Beach Boys, writing many of thesongs which showed cosmic Gothic overtones. such as 20/20 (1969), Sunflower (1970), “So Tough” (1972) and Holland (1973). In 1971, Dennis injured his hand and Ricky Fataar took over as the group’s drummer between 1972 and 1974. During this period Dennis acted as a co-frontman alongside Mike Love, playing keyboards and singing. In 1974 Wilson returned to drumming

BEACH BOYS LIVE 1994 http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=EliPrKCF_mU

Early in 1963, Dennis teamed with Brian’s former collaborator GaryUsher to form the Four-Speeds, And they released the single “RPM”/”My Stingray”. On December 4, 1970, Wilson released the solo singles”Lady” and “Sound of Fire”, under the name “Dennis Wilson & Rumbo”, this was later covered by American Spring and released as the B-side to their single “Shyin’ Away.”. Wilson released his debut solo album Pacific Ocean Blue in 1977. His collaborators on the album included Daryl Dragon (the ‘Captain’ of Captain & Tennille) and Gregg Jakobson, which became popular. Pacific Ocean Blue’s follow-up album, Bambu, included the songs: “It’s Not Too Late”, “Constant Companion”, “All Alone”, and “Under The Moonlight”. Both PacificBlue and Bambu were rereleased in 2008. Later years saw Wilson battling alcohol abuse. Smoking had also taken a toll on his voice, although the resultant gravelly effect helped define him as a singer.

Sadly On December 28, 1983, shortly after his 39th birthday, Wilson drowned at Marina Del Rey, Los Angeles, after drinking all day and diving in the afternoon to recover items he had thrown overboard at the marina from his yacht three years prior. Dennis Wilson’s body was buried at sea off the California coast (coordinates 33° 53.9 N, 118° 38.8 W) by the U.S. Coast Guard on January 4, 1984. His song “Farewell My Friend” was played at the funeral. Wilson’s life has inspired the 2014 biopic The Drummer, directed and cowritten by Randall Miller. With Aaron Eckhart as Wilson and Vera Farmiga as former Fleetwood Mac member Christine McVie. It co stars Chloë Grace Moretz and Rupert Grint.