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post #46 of 85 (permalink) Old 2018-06-23, 10:24 PM Thread Starter
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Tomb Raider - Years after her recklessly adventurous father disappeared and was presumed dead, Lara Croft - a chip off the old block - sets off to find the hidden island with the hidden labyrinth at the end of which lies the hidden tomb that contains a reputedly deadly artifact.

Comments: This was a ridiculous, cliché-ridden, late-'80s / early-'90s action flick. Pity.

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A Quiet Place - In a post-apocalyptic and monster-ridden world, silence is not only golden - it will save your life.

Comments: The buzz about this movie gave me big expectations, but the movie itself - kind of a riff on "Signs" - was for the most part a big disappointment.
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I've restarted my Bond movie marathon, since they will be removed from CraveTV at the end of the month.

My observations so far:

Most of the Connery movies were great. Diamonds are Forever was pretty bad. You Only Live Twice and From Russia with Love aren't quite as good as the rest. Goldfinger is probably my #1.

The Moore movies aren't as terrible as I remember. The only good one is Live and Let Die, but the rest are at least mostly watchable. People complain about Moonraker, but I thought The Spy Who Loved Me was worse. The chemistry/rivalry between Bond and the female spy worked better in Moonraker. Barbara Bach was Denise Richards bad, but with more screen time. A View to a Kill and Octopussy are the weakest in the franchise (except for the trainwreck Casino Royale from the 60s - but one that isn't official).

Never Say Never Again was a weaker remake of Thunderball. It was creepy watching an old Sean Connery flirting with a very young Kim Basinger. Somehow worse than Moore and his much younger romantic interests.

Timothy Dalton was seriously under-rated, especially in The Living Daylights. That was a really good movie. He acted much more like the novel version of Bond, which made a wonderful break from the worn out Moore version. I'd rank it in the top 5 so far. I didn't like License to Kill as much.

I've just started Goldeneye. I'll try to post later with my thoughts on the Brosnan and Craig movies.
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Bond movie marathon continues, just finished the last Brosnan flick.

Everybody loves Goldeneye, but I preferred Tomorrow Never Dies. The Onatopp character in Goldeneye ruined it for me. I liked the references to the early movies in Die Another Day, but Halle Berry was Catwoman terrible. Denise Richards was as bad as I remembered in The World is Not Enough, but Sophie Marceau makes up for it by being excellent and getting much more screen time. Overall I liked Brosnan's Bond. He reminded me of Roger Moore without the smug and the camp. I didin't think that he looked too old by the end. Connery and Moore looked much older before they called it quits.

I'd rather have had more Dalton movies though, he brought an element of danger and cold burning anger that reflected the character from the books better than anyone else (so far).

Up next, Daniel Craig.
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Thor: Ragnarok - Thor and stuff.

Comments: Couldn't get past the first ten goofy minutes of this movie.
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Black Panther - Black Panther and stuff.

Comments: Couldn't get past the first ten corny minutes of this movie.
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I, Tonya - The troubled life and times of figure-skating champion Tonya Harding.

Comments: This was a surprisingly-entertaining, blackly-comedic biopic. Terrific performances by all the leads.
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Just finished watching four seasons of the series "Bosch" on Prime Video. It's based on Michael Connelly's Harry Bosch novels. If you enjoy police procedural crime dramas or have enjoyed reading the Harry Bosch books you will love this series.
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Deadpool 2 - In order to get his heart "in the right place" so that he can join his girlfriend in the afterlife, Wade Wilson selflessly tries to save Russell Collins - an abused young mutant - both from making a life-altering mistake and from Cable, the super-soldier from the future who's out to kill him.

Comments: This movie was similar in many ways to the original (good pacing, abundant violence, etc.)...only much better overall. I quite enjoyed it.
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I had to cut the Bond marathon short because Skyfall wasn't on CraveTV. They had every other official Bond movie, but not Skyfall. Grrr.

Anyway, Craig was good. I think Ian Fleming is still spinning in his grave after they turned Chemin de Fer in to Texas Hold'em for Casino Royale. Other than that they were surprising faithful to the book.

Some folks hate Quantum of Solace, but I though it was fine except for the fact that the Bond going Rogue thing has been done far too many times already. It was nothing like the Fleming short story, but there was no way at all to turn that little tale in to a movie.
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Saw Skyfall listed on TV the other day, probably TMN. If so, it would be on TMN Go for TMN subscribers.
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Ant-Man and the Wasp - Scott Lang (Ant-Man) and Hope Van Dyne (Wasp) do their best to hold off the quantum-hungry bad guys - including quantum-phase-shifting Ava (Ghost) - so that reclusive scientist Hank Pym can dive into the quantum realm to retrieve his 30-years-lost and quantumly-evolved wife, Janet.

Comments: Action-packed, goofy and overflowing with quantum babble and imaginative special effects. Like its predecessor, it was dumb fun...but entertaining. And Michael Peña was terrific.
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Incredibles 2 - Telecom mogul Winston Deavor and his sister, Evelyn, want to help superheroes regain their legal status and they recruit Helen Parr / Elastigirl and her crime-fighting heroics to help make their case. This presents Bob Parr / Mr. Incredible with quite possibly the greatest challenge he's ever faced: Being a stay-at-home dad to his kids. But when arch-villain Screenslaver proves to be too great a foe for one superhero to handle, the Incredibles - along with family friend Frozone - team up to show the world how good can triumph over evil.

Comments: Fourteen years later, Brad Bird once again writes and directs a top-notch Pixar flick and worthy sequel to the original. But while I2 is a very enjoyable "Incredibles" movie, it does not - because it cannot - surpass or even equal the perfection that is "The Incredibles".
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The Secret Life of Pets - When the owners are away, the pets will play...or get involved in all sorts of crazy mischief.

Comments: Meh.
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Mission: Impossible - Fallout - Intent on acquiring stolen plutonium cores with which to build nuclear weapons, imprisoned Solomon Lane's Apostles continue to present a threat to the world. Only Ethan Hunt...and his team-mates...and a covert British agent...and a bit of good luck can stop them...and Lane...and his undercover co-conspirator John Lark from making good on their apocalyptic goal.

Comments: This movie was bigger, busier and even more unbelievably implausible than "Rogue Nation"...but not nearly as much fun. (More is not always better.)
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