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  • 20 Feet from Stardom 2013

    ★★★★ Watched 18 Apr, 2014

    Great doc that showcases true under-celebrated talent. Doesn't get too heavy or personally dramatic - almost too light a touch is maintained - to keep the focus on the incredible singing on display here.

    Just watch, listen, learn and enjoy.

    Recommend

  • The Magnificent Seven 1960

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 17 Apr, 2014

    What a movie! What a cast! And that incredible Elmer Bernstein theme I never tire of listening to.

    I wonder if Steve Martin knows they stole his plot to The Three Amigos... ;)

    Had a great time watching these incredible actors play these parts to perfection. The likeable intensity of Yul Brenner, the cool swagger of Steve McQueen, James Coburn's lethal patience, Eli Wallach's needy pragmatic villain, the cautioius cowardice of dapper Robert Vaughn, the weathered paternal strength of Charles…

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  • Enter the Dragon 1973

    ★★★★ Watched 11 Apr, 2014 4

    This classic martial arts movie reminded me of a James Bond movie, and the villain, Mr. Han, of Dr. No. And of course, the training school scenes in Live and Let Die are inspired by this film and the interest in martial arts at the time because of this movie.

    The plot isn't all that complicated, but the action scenes are tons of fun. The exposition scenes are a little slow, but the movie gets going once we see the…

  • Everything or Nothing: The Untold Story of 007 2012

    ★★★★ Watched 16 Mar, 2013 3

    Being a lifelong James Bond movie fan, I have seen and read more than my fair share of Bond "making of" and "behind the scenes" materials. On top of that, I recently researched and reviewed all the Bond films in 2012 for the Now Playing Podcast's James Bond movie retrospective series, so all the information is still fresh in my mind. So the subtitle of "The Untold Story of 007" doesn't apply to me; there is absolutely no new information…