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Hollywood Leading Men Speak Out About Sexual Assault – 1 Is 2 Many PSA


Today, Vice President Joe Biden and the White House introduced their new PSA starring Daniel Craig, Benicio Del Toro, Steve Carell, Seth Meyers and Dulé Hill, as well as President Obama and the Vice President themselves to speak out against sexual assault. 

Vice President Biden noted, 

“College and Universities can no longer turn a blind eye and pretend rape and sexual assault doesn’t occur on their campuses,” Biden said before playing the PSA. “I understand that the good guys in the report, they may feel like they’re damaging the reputations of their schools, I get it. But it doesn’t matter.”

“I’m not used to making calls to big old movie stars,” Biden said. “But I called them. And every one of them said immediately, ‘What can I do?'”

via whitehouse.gov

Support all survivors regardless of their gender or identity. Listen to their stories without judging or blaming. Offer to go with them to seek resources and services if they want them.

Speak up if you hear comments that promote violence against women. Be aware of language that you use that degrades women and survivors of other identities. Don’t be afraid to be an active bystander and intervene if you believe violence is occurring and it is safe for you to do so.

Be a role model for healthy relationships. Always treat others with respect and expect the same from others. Mentor and teach younger people to also act as role models.

Join an organization that is working to end dating violence and sexual assault. Don’t have one in your community? Start one!

If you or someone you know has been sexually assaulted, please reach out. TELL SOMEONE. Help them…and yourself.

‘Skyfall’ Review By David E. – A Dude’s Eye View (Spoiler Alert!)

With 25 Bond films now in the books over a period of 50 years, I can honestly say that the direction the famed series is going in these days is a good one. For the most part, I’ve never really been a die-hard fan of the movies. I have seen every one of them at least twice though (could I really call myself a “movie buff” if I hadn’t?) and sadly, the majority of them are not good. Even worse, a handful of them are horribly bad (like Moonraker or The World is Not Enough to name a couple). But when Daniel Craig took the reigns in Casino Royale, he breathed new life into the series.

His next film Quantum of Solace was not as good, but didn’t harm the series’s new found momentum. With this third installment though, James Bond has retaken his rightful place atop the action adventure spy/thriller genre.


In Skyfall, Bond finds himself not really the center of the story but his boss M (Judi Dench) is featured. As head of MI6 she has had to make any number of tough decisions over the years, which held the lives of her agents in the balance.

During one of Bond’s missions to retrieve a stolen encoded list of every British agent undercover, she makes one such decision that results in the mission’s failure and Bond’s apparent death. While Bond wastes away in Margaritaville, recovering and brooding from his bosses decision, MI6 is attacked and M made to watch, helpless to stop it. This news pulls Bond out of his drunken malaise and he reports in to MI6, but sadly fails the battery of tests necessary to report for active duty. It seems Bond has lost a step or two. and as England’s politicians debate whether or not MI6 should even exist M is told that she will be relieved of her commission in 2 months time.

An investigation of the attack shows that whomever the attacker, was also the person who acquired the list of undercover British agents and that M is in fact the ultimate target. With no one else to turn to and facing a forced retirement M turns to 007 (falsifying his test results to get him back to active duty) to get to the bottom of things.


Daniel Craig gives us his best performance as Bond to date although the movie makes a point of showing us that he’s aged since we last saw him. Whether he’s aged we’ll or not is up for debate though (didn’t he always have those huge ears?). Judi Dench, previous to Skyfall’s release had gone on record to say that she didn’t want to continue to play the role of M so the movie’s plot wasn’t that much of a surprise to me but her performance was indeed a surprise. Out of the main performances in the film, hers was the least likable. She seemed tired but dutiful portraying M and with the movie’s plot centering around her that’s a shame. Her performance doesn’t detract so much from the movie that it cripples it, but she’s done much better in other installments to be sure.


The jewel of this film is Javier Bardem who plays the movies villain, Silva. Silva is a presumed dead MI6 agent (most likely a former “Double O”, although the movie never says it outright) who blames M for sending him to what they both thought was his death. When Bardem is onscreen, a very creepy fear and tension radiate so the audience knows for a fact that his character is more than capable of destroying both Bond and his boss.

The movie is almost two and a half hours long. but I didn’t check for the time once. Every scene is deliberate and meaningful. Either to tell us that Bond still has “it” despite being a little bit older, or that Silva could be the one to finally put an end to the famous spy.

The pleasant surprises in this movie center around the new faces playing some of the old favorites we’ve come to know and love from the series. I won’t spoil who they are. although the trailers give away one with Ben Whishaw now playing the role of Q (short for Quartermaster…did you know that? I didn’t),  but I will say that I approve of them all and look forward to seeing how they will preform in upcoming films.

All and all, Skyfall is very much worthy of being this series representative as it celebrates its Golden Anniversary and very much worthy of your hard earned coin to see it.

London Premiere of ‘Skyfall’ – Red Carpet

Craig. Daniel Craig.

Skyfall’ had it’s London premiere on October 23rd at the Royal Albert Hall.

Dame Judi Dench
Charles and Camilla


The movie’s stars Daniel CraigNaomie Harris and Dame Judi Dench were joined by Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall at the event which also served as a benefit organization to help current and former members of Britain’s intelligence agencies.

Naomie Harris
Berenice Marlohe


Harris wore a revealing Marios Schwab dress, while other Bond girl Berenice Marlohe looked stunning in a red Vivienne Westwood gown. Mr. Craig wore a blue tuxedo by Tom FordFord designed all of Bond’s perfectly tailored clothing for this film as he did for Casino Royale.

Naomi Campbell and her Russian boyfriend Vladislav Doronin

Supermodel Naomi Campbell was also in attendance with boyfriend Vladislov Doronin, the pair both wore tailored black suits.

Skyfall’ opens November 9th in the US.

Photos: GettyImages