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Breaking News English .com, New 007 Movie 'Skyfall' Premieres in London (25th October, 2012)

The latest James Bond movie premiered in London on Wednesday night in front of British and Hollywood royalty.

"Skyfall" is the 23rd official Bond film and coincides with the 50th anniversary year of the first 007 movie "Dr No". The U.K. heir to the throne, Prince Charles, attended the glittering event with his wife. Also in attendance were stars from the film and a collection of actresses who have played the lead female role in the films over the past five decades. Daniel Craig, playing the part of the sophisticated British spy for the third time, was one of the first stars to arrive on the red carpet at London’s elegant Royal Albert Hall. He was accompanied by French actress Berenice Marlohe, who plays Bond girl Severine.

Many movie critics are hailing "Skyfall" as one of the best Bond movies ever.

Britain’s "The Daily Telegraph" said the film was full of the usual Bond trademarks of fast cars, beautiful women, high-tech gadgets and vodka Martinis, which were of course shaken, not stirred. The paper said the movie was a "blistering comic book escapade" that will be "a stratospheric hit". Mr Craig told reporters: "It is just a real honour to be part of it." Director Sam Mendes said: "I just wanted to make a film that I would like to see.…I just wanted to channel my inner 13-year-old boy." The film is sure to add to the $5.1 billion grossed at the worldwide box office by the previous 22 films in the franchise.

Classroom handouts, online activities and a listening for this article are at http://www.breakingnewsenglish.com/1210/121025-007-skyfall.html



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The latest James Bond movie premiered in London on Wednesday night in front of British and Hollywood royalty.

"Skyfall" is the 23rd official Bond film and coincides with the 50th anniversary year of the first 007 movie "Dr No". The U.K. heir to the throne, Prince Charles, attended the glittering event with his wife. Also in attendance were stars from the film and a collection of actresses who have played the lead female role in the films over the past five decades. Daniel Craig, playing the part of the sophisticated British spy for the third time, was one of the first stars to arrive on the red carpet at London’s elegant Royal Albert Hall. He was accompanied by French actress Berenice Marlohe, who plays Bond girl Severine.

Many movie critics are hailing "Skyfall" as one of the best Bond movies ever.

Britain’s "The Daily Telegraph" said the film was full of the usual Bond trademarks of fast cars, beautiful women, high-tech gadgets and vodka Martinis, which were of course shaken, not stirred. The paper said the movie was a "blistering comic book escapade" that will be "a stratospheric hit". Mr Craig told reporters: "It is just a real honour to be part of it." Director Sam Mendes said: "I just wanted to make a film that I would like to see.…I just wanted to channel my inner 13-year-old boy." The film is sure to add to the $5.1 billion grossed at the worldwide box office by the previous 22 films in the franchise.

Classroom handouts, online activities and a listening for this article are at http://www.breakingnewsenglish.com/1210/121025-007-skyfall.html


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