Archive for June 2018

18 posts from 02 to 25 June 2018.

  • Die Another Day

    The one with Halle Berry, Rosamund Pike and Maddona.

  • Tomorrow Never Dies

    The one with Michelle Yeoh. Vincent Price is Rupert Murdoch on steroids. Hired Ricky Jay to hack “SSL2 with 128 bits” links or something.

  • The World Is Not Enough

    Surprisingly introspective plot about oil pipelines in Asia Minor countries.

  • GoldenEye

    Modern (about my age) Bond doesn’t really deviate from the formula. An above average action film.

  • On Her Majesty's Secret Service

    The one filmed in Portugal posing for Sicily, with George Lazenby.

  • You Only Live Twice

    Now this is just preposterous. SPECTRE is doing false flag rocket launches from their hollowed out volcano lairs with monorails!

  • Kick-Ass

    Ludonarrative Dissonance: The Film. Yet another childish comic book adaptation that pretends to be edgy by using cuss words.

  • Thunderball

    The one that starts the silliness. This starts with a funeral for a “JB”, Bond sucker-punches the widow (which turns out to be the dead man) and eventually ends with Bond escaping on a jetpack.

  • Goldfinger

    The one with Pussy Galore, Oddjob and the titular Goldfinger attempting to blow a nuke on Fort Knox to irradiate the gold and make all other gold more valuable.

  • From Russia with Love

    The quintessential James Bond. The one with all the recognisable elements:

  • Dr. No

    A badly paced risqué version of North by Northwest. Kinda underwhelming.

  • Carrie

    The new one. Chloë Moretz is not as pitiful as Sissy Spacek, but she is a better actress, so it evens out in the end. The bullies are even more massacred here.

  • The Messengers

    Lousy cheating horror. I honestly saw this just for Kristen, but it’s from her teen phase, it should be ignored.

  • House at the End of the Street

    Just another crap horror film. It would have directly to the bargain bin, but Jennifer Lawrence became a bankable star right at the same time.

  • Son of the Pink Panther

    A very silly comedy. It might be a series of disjointed set pieces, but those set pieces are very good.

  • Bringing Out the Dead

    Probably Scorsese’s finest.

  • The Wicker Man

    The other Bee Movie, equally as hilarious. A classic Nic Cage romp.

  • Violet & Daisy

    Weaker gender swapped version of The Brothers Bloom.