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|54 T2||Casino Royale (1967) - Sep 01, 2017
"James Bond Project 2017: Bond, or not James Bond that is the question this 007 oddity raises. If you can't be 'em or beat 'em then just make fun of 'em, or at least that seems to be the motto of this James Bond parody. Unfortunately as a spoof film goes, this was ultimately just an unfunny mess. The muddled "plot" and lack of decent jokes made this two hour comedy seem to take forever to finish, but as the 3rd act starts we descend into a random psychedelic frenzy, oddly improving the movie."
|75 T5||Thunderball (1965) - Sep 01, 2017
"James Bond Project 2017: The first Bond movie in the series that really feels like a sequel, and that's with the derogatory connotation of the word in mind. Full of the familiar ingredients for a Bond film, but something is off with this particular martini's mixture. The movie's pacing feels way off with its bloated script and awkward scuba "action". However for the most part, as long as we aren't underwater, the movie is an entertaining enough Bond movie."
|87 T9||Goldfinger (1964) - Aug 30, 2017
"James Bond Project 2017: We all know the iconic "Shaken, not stirred", well if asked how I would like my Bond film prepared I'll be hard pressed not to say "Goldfinger". This movie is THE quintessential James Bond movie, and I've only seen four Bond movies. Over the course of this project I'm curious about whether the movies simply rise and fall in quality, go over-the-top in cheese, or I simply just grow tired with the Bond gimmick? Stay tuned to see, but spoilers the answer is probably yes. "
|86 T9||From Russia with Love (1963) - Aug 30, 2017
"James Bond Project 2017: The second of the Sean Connery Bond films is a slight improvement on the original. More like an espionage/action-thriller rather than the crime/action-drama feel of the first, the sequel built on the Bond universe, and the evil organization SPECTRE. The film feels split with one foot in the more grounded "Dr. No"(1962) and the other in the campier "Goldfinger"(1964), and if I know anything about myself I lean toward the ladder."
|85 T8||Dr. No (1962) - Aug 30, 2017
"James Bond Project 2017: Confession time, I've never really seen a James Bond movie. Well except for strangely "You Only Live Twice"(1967) randomly one day. However, the James Bond character has so heavily permeated pop culture over the years I felt familiar with all the gimmicks and "Bondisms" through osmosis. Although I was worried my exposure and fondness for a certain Mike Myers creation would hamper my appreciation for the series, I was pleasantly surprised by this rock solid introduction. "
|47 T2||Spontaneous Combustion (1990) - Aug 29, 2017
"Director/writer Tobe Hooper's terrible accidental superhero movie gone wrong in this atomic powered sci-fi/horror. In the movie spontaneous human combustion is the residual side-effect of 50's experimental anti-radiation tests. Brad Dourif stars as the second generation test subject that that transmits SHC through physical contact like a virus, or through angry thoughts like Drew Barrymore in "Firestarter"(1984). So much death could have been avoided by just learning how to fart in moderation. "
|54 T2||Djinn (2013) - Aug 29, 2017
"Unfortunately, this unique subject/setting for a horror film just ends up as seasoning salt for what boils down to a generically bad ghost story movie. Interesting watch for the Arabic/Islamic cultural dressing and folklore, but little really noteworthy in the quality of storytelling on display. "
|48 T2||Chanthaly (2013) - Aug 29, 2017
"The first Laotian horror film doesn't exactly feel like a horror movie. Instead maybe better recognized as a drama that focuses on the morbid topic of death. At its best the film is a slow-burner psychological drama that focuses on the lingering impact death has on the living, but at its worst it feels like a cheap religious ghost story. Despite some interesting ideas, the movie in the end felt more like a poorly executed mediation on death disguised as a horror movie than anything else. "
|46 T2||Deathstalker (1983) - Aug 28, 2017
"This terribly bad/so-bad-its-good "Sword and Sorcery"/"Conan the Barbarian"(1982) rip-off is more memorable for the copious amounts of rape compared to any kind of fighting, magic or monsters. Despite the occasionally fun cheese or enjoyably bad moments, the movie is really only for hardcore fans of the fantasy genre and bad movies in general."
|71 T4||Tower of London (1962) - Aug 28, 2017
"The Roger Corman/Vincent Price tag-team gets the job done again. This time the two elevate this low-rent Shakespeare remix into an okay little historical/drama/ghost story B-movie."