First winter storm movie of the season, can't always watch The Shining or The Thing. This was much more suspenseful than I remembered in this viewing. The creatures are truly off-putting and the stuff of nightmares. Great casting of Danny Huston as their warlord. My only complaint is a by-the-numbers direction by David Slade. He should have done more to make the passing of time more palpable other than showing graphics like "Day 18". It felt like this was A Couple of Days of Night, not 30.
Gremlins minus the origin story minus the Christmas bullshit minus the 'Eighties-love-for-the-Fifties' bullshit = Gremlins 2. Like The Blues Brothers and Ferris Bueller's Day Off, I would like this movie so much more if it didn't have its titular characters in it much. I prefer all the surrounding stuff- the shots at He Who Shall Not Be Named (played with daffy aplomb by John Glover), the satire of big city New Yawk City in the go-go '80s, the 4th-wall breaking.…
“Not based on a true story...”
“Be a good girl and put her on automatic. We could do with a couple of glasses.”
Well I don't know if I'm feeling sad over waving goodbye to the best James Bond, yes Sir Roger Moore IS James Bond in my estimation, or if this Bond-A-THON is weakening my critical eye but I had a ball with A View…
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
After Goldfinger, Connery was letting himself go to seed, didn't look interested and was near contemptuous in You Only Live Twice, probably due to the stinginess of EON productions in compensating him. Like the Dr. Who series, if Bond was to continue beyond 1970 a choice was to be made: is the actor more important or the character? Enter George Lazenby. A male model whose only acting experience was…