Editors Blog: Secret Agent Week

Those of you who read Film School Rejects on a regular basis may have noticed that we have begun doing more and more weekly features, everything from our Official Guide to Indiana Jones to our Kung Fu Preview to last week’s very special Guide to The Hulk, which hopefully helped you get in gear and see Universal’s The Incredible Hulk. And based on the feedback that you’ve given us through emails, the comment section and by participating in the discussions and polls, you have been telling us that you would like to see these sorts of features continue. And we are happy to oblige, as we have found these features to be a lot of fun.

As we roll through the summer you will continue to see more and more special features, including Animation Week next week in anticipation of the Pixar release WALL-E and FSR’s Official Guide to Batman in the week leading up to The Dark Knight. But before we get to those, we have a very special treat for all the fans of the spy genre out there: Secret Agent Week. Yes, we are dedicating an entire week of feature articles to our favorite sneaky spies and sexy femme fatales, everyone from James Bond to Jason Bourne to Austin Powers.

And in addition to taking a look at all of our old favorites, we will also be giving you our official preview of the upcoming film Get Smart, starring Steve Carell, Anne Hathaway and Dwayne Johnson. We will have some cool articles that take you deep into the production, tons of images and video and a special report from the Los Angeles press day that includes a special one-on-one chat with director Peter Segal. So stay tuned to our Secret Agent Week page as the week goes on, as I am sure that you will love what we have planned for you.

iPhone 3G

The whole Secret Agent Week thing, along with the announcement of the new iPhone 3G last week at the Apple WWDC in San Francisco did get me thinking, however, about super secret agent gadgets. No matter the secret agent, no matter the story, these resourceful folks always seem to find a way to come out on top, sometimes by using only using the things they have around them. As well, not every great secret agent has a gadget-maker like Q making all sorts of sweet custom gadgets to help them with their missions. Sometimes they must used real-world items or even better, go MacGyver and make stuff themselves.

That got me thinking — the new iPhone 3G (and the previous iPhone for that matter) would probably be a good choice for any real world super spy, wouldn’t it? Solid built-in camera for doing recon, GPS for helping track their worldwide position and a host of other useful features. In fact, I am sure that there are all kinds of real world consumer devices that could be useful, should you decide to go off and become a Secret Agent. Therefore, I think that will be our Sunday topic of discussion:

What real world consumer products do you think would be useful if you were a secret agent? What would you take with you as you went out into the world to thwart (or perpetrate) evil?


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