The Hot List

December 25, 2012

By Lee Xie

Lee Xie
Skyline High School

Movie: “Skyfall”

‘Skyfall’

The highly anticipated, latest installment of the storied James Bond series certainly didn’t disappoint.

Action-packed with fantastic, vibrant settings and a sultry opening song by Adele, the film established itself as one of the best in recent memory, and possibly even in the whole franchise. Perhaps the greatest amount of praise should go to the cast, who executed their roles with precision and believability, from the rugged Daniel Craig as Bond to the crazed Javier Bardem as Silva, the film’s main villain.

With a captivating plot that keeps the audience on the edge of its seats and a superstar cast, “Skyfall” is sure to enthrall viewers looking for some adventure this holiday season.

Music: “R.E.D.,” by Ne-Yo

‘R.E.D.’

Ne-Yo is definitely not a new player when it comes to the music industry, and this R&B veteran, who has celebrated smash hits such as “Miss Independent,” “Mad,” and “Because of You,” continued to stay true to his soulful sound in his new album, “R.E.D.”

Featuring songs that would make any woman happy, including “Don’t Make Em Like You,” Ne-Yo brings a respectful tone to an album that also features a more intimate look into the life of the artist in songs like “Cracks In Mr. Perfect.”

‘Grace’

Book: “Grace: A Memoir,” by Grace Coddington

Grace Coddington has become a legend in the fashion industry, so it’s no surprise that her memoir would be hotly anticipated by models, editors and other members of the fashion world. In “Grace: A Memoir,” the current creative director of Vogue talks about her early career as a model and her ensuing time as editor at both British and American Vogue.

Witty and accompanied by Grace’s own pen-and-ink illustrations, “Grace: A Memoir” is a captivating read for any fashionista.

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