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Sean Connery as James Bond, Part 1 November 14, 2013

Posted by badblokebob in : Editorials, Action, James Bond, Thriller, 5 stars, adaptations, 4 stars, 1960s, British films, Specials, 2012, 2013 , add a comment

The name’s Connery, Sean Connery, the star of the first five world-conquering James Bond movies…

Featuring reviews of Dr. No, From Russia with Love, Goldfinger, Thunderball, and You Only Live Twice.

The Lost Weekend (1945) May 27, 2013

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2012 #50

Directed by the inestimable Billy Wilder, winner of the Grand Prix at the first Cannes, winner of the Best Picture Oscar, and also Best Actor, Director, and Screenplay, it’s a wonder that The Lost Weekend isn’t better known…

That concludes my reviews from 2012.

The Dark Knight Rises (2012) May 14, 2013

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2012 #58

Mopping up 2012’s left-overs with some very concise points on Nolan’s trilogy closer…

Green Lantern: Extended Cut (2011) May 9, 2013

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2012 #53

I don’t really like Green Lantern. Weirdly, I thought the movie that everyone else hated was OK-ish…

Ip Man 2 (2010) April 28, 2013

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2013 #47

aka The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!

From the files of Police Squad comes a classic Zucker-Abrahams-Zucker comedy.

It’s on Film4 (and Film4 HD) tonight at 11:25pm.

Stiff Upper Lips (1998) April 18, 2013

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2012 #96

Gary Sinyor skewers Merchant Ivory with his great big… parody.

Prometheus (2012) March 29, 2013

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2012 #83

With all the furore this week over the (supposed) behind-the-scenes problems with attempts to launch Prometheus 2, it’s about time I posted my review of last year’s intended franchise-starter…

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