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Goldfinger Review

April 24, 2011 // 0 Comments

“Bond: Do you expect me to talk? Goldfinger: No Mr. Bond, I expect you to die!” Hello everyone and welcome to the third entry in my series of reviews covering the James Bond film franchise. Tonight we enter into what many fans and critics alike consider to be the ‘high ground’ of the series overall. If you read my previous entry in [...]

Rambo Review

April 23, 2011 // 0 Comments

The Rambo series is one that is both near and dear to my heart as a moviegoer who grew up in the early to mid 90s watching and re-watching each film at least a half a dozen times each, to give a modest estimate. Now though it is the year 2008 (at the time of this original writing anyway), at least 20 some odd years since ‘Rambo 3’ the last [...]

Killzone 2 Review

April 22, 2011 // 1 Comment

Hello and welcome to The Backlog, a look at some older video games that I’m finally getting around to playing.  Here on the debut edition we’ll be taking a look at Killzone 2, the 2009 follow-up to the Playstation 2 hit Killzone and the PSP installment, Killzone: Liberation. The game starts with one of the best intro video clips I’ve ever [...]

From Russia With Love Review

April 22, 2011 // 2 Comments

Hello everyone and welcome to the second in my series of reviews covering the James Bond film franchise. When last we left him, our hero was snug as a bug in a rug, in a boat with the lovely Honey Ryder drifting away the hours in the steamy Jamaican seas. All this of course after successfully foiling villainous S.P.E.C.T.R.E agent Dr No’s [...]

Righteous Kill Review

April 20, 2011 // 1 Comment

There seems to be two basic trains of thought on this movie among the different reviews I have read. No one, at least not many that is I would say, would argue that this is a great movie, however, camp one says almost in unison that Righteous Kill is at worst a bad movie made decent by the two greatest living actors of theirs or anybody else’s [...]

Red Dead Redemption Review

April 20, 2011 // 3 Comments

If a film buff asked me to describe The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly in one word, that word would be “Epic.” And if you want one word from me that describes Red Dead Redemption, well then it would also be “Epic.” Everything about Red Dead Redemption is as close to perfect as one can get. The story, the gameplay, the open-world, the [...]

Burn After Reading Review

April 20, 2011 // 0 Comments

“Intelligence is Relative” Ah, those whacky Coen Brothers. They’ve done it again. Burn After Reading’s plot is such a cooked up, convoluted, utterly confusing, overly complicated and in many ways brilliant one that to reveal all the parts of it would be at once both counterproductive and, just downright hard to do in fact. I think the [...]

The Wrestler Review

April 19, 2011 // 1 Comment

(spoiler warning – this review may contain slight spoilers) If there was to be one word to describe Randy ‘The Ram’ Robinson it would be this: addict. He is an intense abuser of alcohol and several different kinds of drugs, both recreational and otherwise, but that is not what I am talking about here. Robin Ramzinski, which is The [...]

3:10 to Yuma Review

April 19, 2011 // 2 Comments

Daniel Evans (Bale) is a poor rancher trying to make it out West with his wife and two sons, and having a hard time making it work. Evans is figuratively and almost literally a one legged man in an ass-kicking contest (he lost one of his feet in the Civil War). His youngest boy has tuberculosis, and in order to pay for medicine, he had to take [...]

Dr. No Review

April 19, 2011 // 0 Comments

Hello everyone and welcome to the first in my series of reviews chronicling the James Bond movie franchise. Seeing as this is the first installment of this new project of mine I suppose now would be the opportune time to lay down the general modus operandi for all of you, my general audience. Over the Christmas holidays last year I was able to [...]