Posted on May 4, 2012 by elrood64
Remember the first Mission Impossible movie? A confusing mess of a plot involving double and triple crosses, some cool action set pieces, and Tom Cruise RUNNING. Seriously, dude looks good running. We’re now on film number four in this franchise and the plot line stays pretty much the same. The setting around it though, hoo boy. I hate to use the phrase “ACTION BLOCKBUSTER!” but watching Ghost Protocol it might as well have preceded every scene in huge block letters. I’m not saying this is a bad thing, but for better or worse, the film has become a bit less cerebral and much more eye candy. It’s a spectacle to behold, just don’t think it about it too much.
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Posted on December 21, 2011 by Enosh
After Elrood picked up the book The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo I decided to give it a go myself. Despite some very disturbing scenes I found the book entertaining on a level not reached by any other novel whose pages I’ve thumbed this year. So when I saw the book’s native sons had created a movie built on the book I had to take a look. And wouldn’t you know it I found a rainbow inside? But you don’t have to take my word for it. Sorry, I think I’ve been watching too much TNG lately. Anyway, the Swedes made a movie based on the Stieg Larrson novel. Who apparently doesn’t drive fast cars around an airport just off the A281 in Guilford. Being Swedish the movie is subtitled which precludes about 80 percent of my friends from seeing it. The lazy bastards. Still I’ll soldier on for all you internets. (more…)
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Posted on November 2, 2011 by Enosh
I finally got around to giving Daniel Craig another shot. For those of you may not recall, I have a deep-seated hatred for Casino Royale and was United Artist’s, excuse me, MGM’s choice for the most recent Bond from the moment I learned Clive Owen was passed over for the job. It took me almost exactly three years to get around to it, but I finally got around to giving Craig’s second Bond installment, Quantum of Solace, a go. We’re off to a bad start with the poster. When’s the last time you saw Bond with a submachine gun as his primary weapon? Still. Everyone repeatedly said it was a great movie. They were not wrong. (more…)
Filed under: Movies | Tagged: Aston Martin, Casino Royale, Clive Owen, Daniel Craig, Dominic Greene, Enosh, James Bond, MGM, movie reviews, Quantum of Solace | 7 Comments »
Posted on May 6, 2011 by Enosh
While browsing my Netflix queue I came across the description for “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service” and was quite surprise to see it classified as one of the best Bond films of all time. Don’t get me wrong, George Lazenby puts Timothy Dalton and Daniel Craig to shame, but he was put in a rather awkward situation when asked to play a decidedly toned down Bond.
The sixth Bond film was the first to lack the dominating performance of Sean Connery, and a significant break from the previous installments in what would become one of the most epic and certainly the longest running series in film history. (more…)
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