James Bond

Spectre

by Alan Rapp on November 6, 2015

in Movie Reviews 

  • Title: Spectre
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SpectreFirst introduced in Dr. No more than 50 years ago, and not heard from since the pre-credit sequence of For Your Eyes Only, SPECTRE represented a global terrorist organization focused on achieving their own goals. The rebooted Bond films, which began with Casino Royale, finally get around to reintroducing us to the classic villains and their leader Ernst Stavro Blofeld (Christoph Waltz) in the fourth movie of the series appropriately enough entitled Spectre.

I’ve never quite warmed to the rebooted Bond which stripped away several important pieces of the Bond films in rebranding our hero as more thug than spy. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed large parts of both Casino Royale and Skyfall but they’re middling entries to franchise that don’t compare to the best of Connery or Moore. And if Spectre has a major flaw its that while attempting homages to previous entrants to the franchise it constantly reminds the audience of aspects of better films we’d rather be watching. Everything from Blofeld’s new secret lair to the close-quarters fight aboard a moving train against an evil henchman (Dave Bautista) hearkens back to better moments from better films.

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Coming Soon – Spectre

by Alan Rapp on July 23, 2015

in Film News & Trailers

  • Title: Spectre
  • IMDB: link

The new trailer for Spectre gives us a look at James Bond (Daniel Craig) working on his own to follow a single thread from his past to unravel the mystery of a secret organization. Monica Bellucci, Léa Seydoux, Dave Bautista, Ralph Fiennes, Christoph Waltz, and Naomie Harris also star. Spectre opens on November 6th.

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Coming Soon – Spectre

by Alan Rapp on April 2, 2015

in Film News & Trailers

  • Title: Spectre
  • IMDB: link

The first trailer for Spectre links the upcoming Bond film to Skyfall sending James Bond (Daniel Craig) to follow a single thread from his past to unravel the mystery of a secret organization (which apparently won’t be led this time around by a faceless man with a love of white cats). Monica Bellucci, Léa Seydoux, Dave Bautista, Ralph Fiennes, Christoph Waltz, and Naomie Harris also star. Spectre opens on November 6th.

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News and Notes

by Alan Rapp on December 4, 2014

in Film News & Trailers

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Everything old is new again. The upcoming 24th James Bond film will reboot the classic villain organization and give the film it’s title: Spectre. View the full press release inside.

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Who’s That Girl – Cecilie Thomsen

by Alan Rapp on March 29, 2014

in Top Tens & Lists

Who's That Girl - Cecilie ThomsenAlways the bridesmaid, never the bride. True, she might not grab the starring role, but she finds a way to make an immediate and lasting impression whether in only a single scene we can’t quite forget where she effortlessly steals the spotlight before fading back into anonymity or popping up in movies and television over the years here and there, almost always reminding us that we have seen her before even if we can’t quite remember where. Even if we can’t quite think her name we immediately recognize her face and search furiously through our brains to remember where we have seen “that girl” before.

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