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Quick Daily Review #214: ’71 (2015)

September 5, 2015 // 0 Comments

’71 (2015) Two years before the events in this movie Van Morrison recorded one of my favorite albums of all time, Astral Weeks, as a homesick tribute to his home of Belfast. The mystical place he was singing about though was already nothing but a memory by the time he made that very ahead of its’ time album, and by the time the events in [...]

Quick Daily Review #213: Dumb and Dumber To (2014)

September 4, 2015 // 0 Comments

Dumb and Dumber To (2014) Watching this film is like going to a high school reunion and getting cornered by that guy who was the class clown twenty years ago, and discovering he has not changed his clothes, or bothered to learn any new material in the intervening decades. You find you are amused just by their appearance and the nostalgia factor [...]

Quick Daily Review #212: The Interview (2014)

September 3, 2015 // 2 Comments

  The Interview (2014) Hey, North Korea, you really could have saved yourself a lot of time and trouble and just let this one pass. It likely would have fizzled out based on its’ own merit rather than having the help of an entire news cycle controversy to drive up sales. James Franco and Seth Rogen belong in better movies than the likes of [...]

Quick Daily Review #211: Hot Tub Time Machine 2 (2015)

September 2, 2015 // 0 Comments

Hot Tub Time Machine 2 Let’s be honest here. You weren’t expecting this movie to be good, and neither was I. At best we were all hoping perhaps it would be passably entertaining in that way that certain movies that you watch on basic cable at two in the morning can sometimes tend to be. But alas, no. Hot Tub Time Machine 2 could be used by [...]

Quick Daily Review #210: Ex Machina (2015)

September 1, 2015 // 0 Comments

The Arrow on JoBlo.com had perhaps the best quote on Ex Machina I could find anywhere when he wrote about this movie “Ex Machina was Frankenstein meets The Island of Dr. Moreau by way of Basic Instinct.” which just about sums this flick up for me. Quirky introspective Caleb (Domnhall Gleeson) is a twenty something intellectual who works as a [...]

Quick Daily Review #209: Skyfall (2012)

August 31, 2015 // 0 Comments

Skyfall (2012) Putting Bond in jeopardy right at the beginning of a movie is a device that has been used in a handful of Bond films such as You Only Live Twice, and Die Another Day. It is an interesting way to get the story going full speed ahead, and so it does here as this movie opens up a great chase scene on top of a moving train which ends [...]

Quick Daily Review #208: Quantum of Solace (2008)

August 30, 2015 // 0 Comments

Quantum of Solace (2008) James Bond is on a quest for revenge against the evil doers who blackmailed his former flame—Vesper Lynd, from Casino Royale, a pursuit which leads him to the discovery of one Dominic Greene, a guy with a private army capable of being nearly anywhere it seems, but who is bent on controlling the water resources of [...]

Quick Daily Review #207: Casino Royale (2006)

August 29, 2015 // 0 Comments

Casino Royale (2006) After the abortion that was “Die Another Day” the Bond franchise was in desperate need of a shot in the arm, and it received just that with 2006’s epic reboot “Casino Royale”. “Casino Royale” was the first of Ian Fleming’s Bond novels, originally written back in the 1950s, so it is weird that it took 21 [...]

Quick Daily Review #206: Die Another Day (2002)

August 28, 2015 // 0 Comments

Die Another Day (2002) I almost wish I could review this one in two parts, as it really is two different movies. For the first half of its running time, Die Another Day is one of the best James Bond movies I’ve ever seen. For the second half of the movie, it is one of the worst, as it absolutely falls off a cliff. We start off with an excellent [...]

Quick Daily Review #205: The World Is Not Enough (1999)

August 27, 2015 // 1 Comment

The World Is Not Enough (1999) Pierce Brosnan’s third entry in the Bond franchise, “The World is Not Enough” has almost all of the makings of a really good Bond movie such as great locations, explosion laden action, beautiful women, and a decent actor in the role of Bond, but this is yet another later 90s misfire in my opinion. It’s just [...]

Quick Daily Review #204: Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)

August 26, 2015 // 0 Comments

Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) Peter Travers, in his review of “Tomorrow Never Dies” wrote “If Connery was Sexy Bond and George Lazenby was One-Shot Bond and Roger Moore was Geezer Bond and Timothy Dalton was Bored Bond, then Brosnan should be Posh Bond.” This kind of sums up my feelings on Brosnan as well, who was probably the most glittery [...]

Quick Daily Review #203: Goldeneye (1995)

August 25, 2015 // 0 Comments

Goldeneye (1995) Goldeneye was the first James Bond movie I ever saw a child, and it is still one of my favorites. Pierce Brosnan was a perfectly capable Bond, in the cinematic sense. He looked like a million bucks, and as Roger Ebert noted in his review of the film, he looked perfectly at home in a casino, something the straight laced Roger Moore [...]