A Brief History Of Bond, James Bond (1987-2013)

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Actor Timothy Dalton had been considered for the role of James Bond several times before, in fact producer Albert ‘Cubby’ Broccoli first approached him in 1968 for On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969), but Dalton refused declaring he was too young for the role: “Originally I did not want to take over from Sean Connery. He was far too good, he was wonderful. I was about 24 or 25, which is too young, but when … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: Journalist Mikael Blomkvist is aided in his search for a woman who has been missing for forty years by Lisbeth Salander, a young computer hacker. REVIEW: What the hell is “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”? I have been asking myself that question for the last few years. I knew it was a trilogy of books turned into three foreign films and that the female lead had been cast in Ridley Scott’s “Prometheus”. I … Continue reading

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Film Review: Dream House (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: Soon after moving into their seemingly idyllic new home, a family learns of a brutal crime committed against former residents of the dwelling REVIEW: One of the horror entries for 2012 hoping to gain box office return by featuring top namers Daniel Craig, Rachel Weisz, and Naomi Watts, is a psychological thriller by the name of “Dream House”. While it only pulled in half of what the budget costed ($55,000,000), it still turned out … Continue reading

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Film Review: Cowboys and Aliens (2011)

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SYNOPSIS:  A spaceship arrives in Arizona, 1873, to take over the Earth, starting with the Wild West region. A posse of cowboys are all that stand in their way. REVIEW: The buzz on “Cowboys & Aliens” seemed to herald it as THE Summer blockbuster to see this year. After all how could it go wrong? Daniel Craig (007) and Harrison Ford (Indiana Bones..I mean Jones) playing the two lead roles. A glut of great character … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Invasion (2007)

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SYNOPSIS: In the process of researching a mysterious alien epidemic that’s changing the nature of human behavior, a Washington, D.C., psychiatrist (Nicole Kidman) learns that her son (Jackson Bond) might be the planet’s only hope for survival. Daniel Craig, Jeremy Northam and Veronica Cartwright round out the supporting cast in director Oliver Hirschbiegel’s supernatural thriller that’s tinged with political undercurrents. REVIEW: D: Oliver Hirschbiegel, James McTeigue, some others… C: Nicole Kidman, Daniel Craig, Jeremy Northam, … Continue reading

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