The Good: Live Free or Die Hard I liked the new installment of the Die Hard Franchise. I am, admittedly, a fan of Bruce Willis and the "Wise Cracking Action Hero" genre. The stunts are over the top, but if ya ask me... if you pay 9 or 10 bucks for a movie ticket, things better be blowing up! The story was easy to follow and the actors did a great job keeping the audience interested. Timothy Olyphant plays a terrific villian and Justin "Hi I'm a Mac" Long...
Tuesday, July 03, 2007
Tuesday, December 05, 2006
I saw the movie and wanted to digest it for a few weeks before I jumped in with my thoughts. The movie "itself" was pretty good. A fair amount of action (could have used more) and Daniel Craig was a pretty good action figure. The movie ran too long for its content and the "extended" romance scenes at the end of the movie could have been dramatically reduced (WAY too long). All in all it gets about a B on the Irritated Scale.
Now for the bad...
(DISCLAIMER: I am not a "fan boy" when it comes to my movies. I enjoy re-inventing, re-invisioning, re-booting, and any other phrase which is normally attached to remake/sequels that change fundamental events or characters from the earlier versions. One such example of this is the New Battlestar Galactica series which i think is just fantastic.)
The movie is NOT a James Bond movie. The movie is NOTHING AT ALL like the book. The only similarities between this movie and any other James Bond film or book is the names of the characters. From the perspective of the book, the plot, character traits, setting, and well everything accept character names has been changed. This movie is not a James Bond movie.
I would have been happy with this movie if they just made character name changes and called it something else, even if they kept the James Bond spin and had named the movie ANYTHING else I would have been modestly happy. IMHO it was a huge mistake to call this movie Casino Royal when it had nothing to do with the book.
Friday, November 03, 2006
Wednesday, March 22, 2006
Well the new bond Girls are Eva Green (Vesper Lynd) and Caterina Murino (Solange). Nice choices and somewhat of a surprise... Daniel Craig is a lucky man
Friday, January 20, 2006
We have a new James Bond (Daniel Craig) for the newest flick, Casino Royale, but the new Girl has yet to be named. Rose Byrne (pictured left) is a contender along with Vera Farmiga, Rachael Stirling, Natasha Henstridge and Kimberly Davies. At least this is a partial list according to Variety and MI6.
I am a Bond fan and I am optimistic for a good movie (No More Moonrakers PLEASE!) Shooting has been scheduled to start at the end of the month so they better pick a girl soon.
looks like Jerry Doyle was only guest hosting... not full time on that spot... oh well.. fun for a day...