No… Time To Die?
This weekend it’ll all be over. No, I haven’t got an appointment with Dignitas and a one-way ticket to Switzerland. What I mean is that I have my tickets booked for Daniel Craig’s last outing as James Bond in No Time To Die and by this time next week I’ll have watched it, written the […]
The Giant James Bond Rewatch – Dr. No (1962)
Looking back, it’s almost impossible to imagine that Albert R Broccoli and Harry Saltzman didn’t know that, with Dr. No, they were establishing a film franchise to become the second longest-running in the world. At fifty-nine years the only thing that’s outlasted it is Godzilla, which began in 1954 and is still going. When you […]
Making movies a little better: The Martian
The Martian is a fantastic movie. I just finished watching it for the umteenth time. It’s a masterful work in every aspect. But if I may be so bold, it could have been a little better. My Pitch Mark Watney is alone on Mars. No companionship. Not even a stuffed animal. Except for the rover […]
Best Superhero Movies That Were Never Made
Todd Philips’ controversial new film Joker opens this week. It’s kind of amazing that a character piece with no connection to the DC Universe and no Batman in sight got the green light. Many other movies aren’t so lucky. Even movies with major talent attached to them. Here’s a look at some superhero movies that […]
Pi Day Movies – The Best Math or Pie Films to Watch on March 14
Mid-march, three unusual holidays rear their heads for movie rewatch fun: Pi Day, The Ides of March, and St Patrick’s Day. It all starts on March 13 with Pi Day. That’s the 14th day of the third month: 3.14. If you pay enough attention, you can even celebrate Pi Minutes and Pi Seconds. (1:59:26 comes […]
Where’s the American Flag in First Man?
Much ado has been made about the omission of the moment when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin planted the American flag on the moon in the movie First Man. So what’s the deal? Here’s what the director had to say about this decision: “It surprised me because there are so many things that we weren’t able […]
The Call – movie review
Grade: B I’ve been waiting to see this movie for months and it was well worth the wait. Halle Berry and Abigail Breslin both display great range as actors across a spectrum of emotions. It can be argued that the plot is implausible; a 911 operator receiving two different calls from the victims of the […]