Category Archives: casino royale

Coming Very Soon

2006’s Casino Royale was a fantastic action flick, and a serious return and restart for the James Bond franchise. If I had one nitpick about it, it would be that it was missing the wit and wry sense of humor the Bond films had developed over the years. While it’s true it wasn’t something that was a major part of Ian Fleming’s books, it was sorely missing in that film. I’m guessing that it will definitely be gone in this second installment, Quantum of Solace, a Fleming story in name only, with James out for revenge. So very unBond-like.

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Sideways

Unimpressed.

Casino Royale (1954)

Other than Bond being American, much better than any of the 1980s and 90s Bonds.

Jesus Christ, Vampire Hunter

Blasphemous and hilarious.

Elektra

Pretty but pointless.

Finding Neverland

Another great performance from both Johnny Depp and Kate Winslett, see it.

Battle Royale

Fun and brutal, but nowhere near lives up to the hype.

The Caveman’s Valentine

The best film I’ve seen this year. Samuel L. Jackson is brilliant and Kasi Lemmons is one of the best and most underrated directors working today.

Catwoman

There’s a place in Hell reserved for everyone involved in making this film, but rent the DVD for “The Many Lives of Catwoman,” one of the best comic documentaries I’ve seen in a while.

*previously posted at Comics Uncovered