Tag Archives: Christopher Lee

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The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

I’ve appreciated the scope and splendor of the “Hobbit” adaptations. But if I were to give a two-word review of the final installment, it’s “too much.” Continue reading

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The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

The third installment of the Hobbit series is an engaging sword-and-sorcery tale. It just hasn’t have much to do with J.R.R. Tolkien’s beloved book. Continue reading

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You Only Live Twenty-Thrice: “The Man with the Golden Gun”

Save sexual impulses, Roger Moore never showed 007’s human side. But he comes closest in what’s otherwise a mediocre romp with a wonderfully malevolent villain. Continue reading

Hammer Productions and British Horror

It’s been around 20 years since Hammer packed up its fangs and mummy bandages. Will it survive modern horror? Continue reading

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“Hugo” is gorgeous moviemaking that, in the end, feels mostly like an homage to itself. Continue reading

The Hobbit: The Story So Far

…but it’s still a year until Part One! Continue reading

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Season of the Witch

Nicolas Cage certainly looks like a beatnik trying to get rich, but this “Season of the Witch” is a lunkheaded, workmanlike bore. Continue reading

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Fright Night (1985)

Ooh, you’re so cool, Brewster! Continue reading

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Brides of Dracula (1960)

No Dracula. No brides. There is, however, at least one “of.” Continue reading