Moonraker, the 11th film in the James Bond series, borrows only a few elements from Ian Fleming’s novel of the same name. It is the fourth film featuring Roger Moore as British agent 007 and one of the most outlandish of the franchise.
The film concerns the hijacking and complete disappearance of a Moonraker space shuttle—owned by multi-millionaire, private sector aerospace industrialist, Hugo Drax (Michael Lonsdale)—while being delivered to the United Kingdom. Bond is recalled from another mission to investigate…
I'm really glad I gave this another go after having originally watched it only a few days after The Raid: Redemption, not realizing the plot similarities between the two. As a result, I don't think I was able to appreciate Dredd nearly as much as a I did upon re-watch. It's gruesome, atmospheric and stylish as hell, and while the action sequences are less high-octane than the other film's, they're certainly no less exciting.
I loved Karl Urban this time…
This is a rather interesting social experiment from Vikram Gandhi that is, at its core, essentially an examination of the placebo effect within the religious community.
The film starts by documenting how Gandhi had come to lose the faith that he'd grown up with after meeting some self-professed spiritual leaders and witnessing their manipulative ways. With the help of two friends, he hatches a plan wherein he himself impersonates guru Kumaré, just-arrived from India, and intends to infiltrate yoga circles…