I'm having Goldfinger and then packing it in. OK?
Having found Dr. No to be a fair bit more enjoyable than I remember it being, I actually enjoyed Goldfinger slightly less. I can't really put my finger on why but it's still easily one of the very best Bond films even if 007 spends far too much time in Goldfinger's company for my liking.
A few things:-
* Is it ever really explained why all of Goldfinger's lackeys appear to…
What does it say about Roger Moore's other Bond movies, that this one, where he punches out a hockey team in full pads, fights a man in a robotic scuba suit at the bottom of the ocean, and gets into ski chase with a motorcycle on a bobsled track, is considered his "serious" one?
This film's heart is so huge it is simply overwhelming.
Whenever I watch a film that has gotten the amount of praise Inside Out has gotten, my knee jerk reaction is to keep it at a distance so the hype/expectations won't get in the way too much. Inside Out simply won't let you do that. From the opening sequence and monologue it grabs a firm hold and just won't let go.
When I heard of the premise of Pixar's latest…
Stop treating this franchise like it's some indestructible robot from the future. It isn't. There is nothing left to tell. To be honest the story was finished after the absolutely brilliant first part.
I blame James Cameron.
He set the tone with the sequel, a very well made film that just about negated everything that was brilliant about its predecessor and turned an iconic Sci Fi villain into an accessory.
And that's how every iteration of this franchise has…
Welcome to The Holy Motors of music.
The reason I love Holy Motors so much is because of just how much Denis Lavant puts into his performance. It may be the greatest performance I've ever seen. I'd usually be pretty confident in that thought, there would normally be no stutter in my thinking, no mental blink. Normally there would be no perhaps or maybe. But Nick Cave in this movie pushes him real close. I'm not an expert, to be…
I always feel sorry for the monsters in these old films. That poor mer-man was just minding his own business until humans came in and fucked about with his home and his family.
The Creature from the Black Lagoon comes a lot later than the rest of the films in the Universal Monsters box set and a lot of the magic, atmosphere and story is lacking here. The film bumbles along at a slow pace until the monster is finally…
After suffering through the 1996 version of The Island of Dr. Moreau, it was an absolute treat to watch something so entertaining with the added bonus of being a film that held such juicy, hilarious gossip about the making of the shitty movie I had just watched.
Sure, I could have used a bit more information, especially considering the fact that David Thewlis wasn't interviewed...or even mentioned at all, but the lack of detail was almost made up for with…
*post credits scene*
Major Moron: This report you've given me, Sergeant Slaughter, you're sure we should discontinue our research into using dinosaurs as weapons?
Sergeant Slaughter: Sir, yes Sir! The raptors were not suitable candidates to be trained as soldiers in my opinion, Sir.
Major Moron: Why not, Slaughter?
Sergeant Slaughter: Because they are dinosaurs, Sir.
Major Moron: Good point, Sergeant. Good point. I guess we should just scrap the whole program?
Sergeant Slaughter: Not necessarily, Sir. Have you ever…