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Postby Matt Deckard » Fri May 27, 2005 10:19 am

Just saw this flick on TCM.

This is the quintessential bond film. Mystery, women, gadgets, villains, women.

Niven, O'Toole, Allen, Sellers, Welles

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Postby Chimay » Fri May 27, 2005 11:04 am

Great movie, and I love Peter Sellers.

On a similar note, I just found the DVD for one of my favorites, "The Party"

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Coming soon . . .

The Bond Babies join forces with the Avenger Babies in . . .

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Postby sky » Sun Nov 19, 2006 11:58 am

Are you sitting down, Chris?

Yes, that's true. Although earlier, at the card table, he orders a drink which I didn't hear well, but I assume was the original three part Gordon gin, one part vodka. And then, like the scene in "LA Story"￾ where everyone else wants the hippest coffee concoction, everyone else orders the same drink as Bond.

Also of note, there are few Q-like gadgets - maybe the closest thing to a gadget is a defibrillator in the car. Although I did notice this - this was the third film I've seen recently, where a cell phone is used to locate someone by observing them answering the call.

I wouldn't say that I hated the movie - it was entertaining enough - I just dislike the idea of dishonoring the original like this. Why not just create a new spy who doesn't give a shaving cream about how their martini is made.

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Postby Futura Girl » Sun Nov 19, 2006 1:14 pm

well i am glad i heard your review before going to see it then.

i had really really high hopes for the film - now i will lower them and won't be as disappointed.
is it a wait for video then?

is it as bad as the "invisible car" bond film.... so bad i have tried to erase the name of it from my memory...

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Postby sky » Sun Nov 19, 2006 1:56 pm

I don't know if you want to use me as your barometer, FG, but from I know of you online, I think you should pass on this one. Also, it's very long at 2 1/2 hours. It really does start off well, though, but not worth the cost of admission for the first ten minutes.

I would have preferred to see "Borat,"￾ but I'm waiting until both my sons are home for Thanksgiving because that's our kind of humor. (BTW, Ali G did a very funny James Bond spoof once. He delivers the signature line like this - "My name is James Bond"￾ and can't recover from it.)

I think you would really love "Nightmare Before Christmas"￾ in 3D, but I suspect it will be hard to find.

"Stranger than Fiction"￾ looks good. "The Departed"￾ is still around, and was very good if you like a bit of the ultra-violence - although I think it had a lot more than violence going for it, more so that "Goodfellas"￾ and "Casino." And I'm about to leave to see "Shut Up and Sing,"￾ which I normally wouldn't think of seeing, but my daughter is already home for the holidays and she is a Dixie Chicks fan.

What was the invisible car movie?

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Postby Futura Girl » Sun Nov 19, 2006 3:29 pm

i trust your opinion sky.
we rarely have time to go see movies, but were going to try to see one over the holiday weekend - along with the other hordes!

i'm not a big fan of violent movies, but i do like to see big screen blockbusters on the large screen and try to make it to the theater to see them in the proper environment. which is why i try to always see bond in the big screen.

the invisible car bond was driving around on some iceberg. it was all pure CGI. i can get that from any other lame action pic

i love bond - because no matter how outlandish the stunt were - they tended to be real (sometimes assisted with cg, but based in semi reality).... and quite possible in a 1 out of a million kind of way.
but with Die Another Day (i literally had to go and google it to remember),
surfing the melting iceberg - give me a break.

so i'll probably wait for the new CR to be on Spike network or something...

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Postby vintagegirl » Mon Dec 11, 2006 10:26 pm

Wasn't expecting much, but ended up being pleasantly surprised. It was an appropriate update on the character for today without watering it down too much for today's audiences. (Although, the herione's styling seemed a bit "disco" to me.) At least I felt like I'd gotten my money's worth in terms of entertainment, intrigue and action.

I think I'm happier with this film than if they had tried to do the retro/flashback thing considering there aren't many production or costume designers in Hollywood that are capable of doing the appropriate research. (There might be some in the UK, though.)

That vintage Aston Martin sure didn't spend much time on the screen, but then again, the owner probably wouldn't let them do more than they did with it.

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Postby sean » Mon Dec 11, 2006 11:36 pm

Fie!

Where's the class, vintagegirl; where's the class?

For example, this fake Bond is strapped to a chair, about to get his bell rung, and the best he can do is say "scratch my ... ," - well, you've seen it. You know what I mean. How does that scene compare to endangering the family jewels with a laser beam?

And what happened to his chest hair? What bird is going to make a nest in that tree without leaves?

Lowering your expectations is a slippery slope. I say fie on bald chests, fie on this film, and fie on all the false Bonds in the world.

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Postby Futura Girl » Thu Dec 14, 2006 1:17 pm

sean - not to worry - i've seen all your bond flicks like ten times!

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Postby sean » Thu Dec 14, 2006 3:33 pm

I was pretty good back in the day, wasn't I? Do you remember when Jill St John said "I'm Plenty," and I said, "But of course you are"?

I suppose I can be magnificent and let little Jimmy Bond have his day in the sun. Best of luck to you Jimmy; I wish you all the success of George Lazenby.

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Postby sean » Wed Nov 28, 2012 9:37 pm

Skyfall. This is my review.

On a scale of 1 to 4 stars, I give it 4 F's ... F as in ... well, let's just say fail-up.

First, in the opening sequence, Little Jimmy fails to catch the bad guy. His marksmanship, once again, is abysmal.

Second, he fails to stop an assassination.

Third, he fails to protect the hot Bond girl - after he promised her that he would!

And fourth - SPOILER ALERT - he fails to protect a ranking MI6 official in the climatic scene. (And yet he is somehow hailed at the end as a hero. ???)

Basically, this Bond is one big fail-up. It should have been called Skyfail. Bah. Humbug. Stay away from this stinker!

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Postby Futura Girl » Thu Nov 29, 2012 11:05 pm

Thank you for that review, Sean. Now what brother Sky think of Skyfall?

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Postby sky » Sat Dec 01, 2012 10:37 am

I haven't seen it, FG. The title could be an eponym and I wouldn't want to spoil that illusion. I'm looking forward to the new Lincoln movie next week, though.

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