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3.5 yaps

Class of 1994: “The Chase” / “Terminal Velocity”

In an alternate universe somewhere, the real Charlie Sheen is still making ridiculously entertaining action movies … and earning the credit he deserves. Continue reading

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You Only Live Twenty-Thrice: “GoldenEye”

Whither James Bond after a six-year hiatus? Back, with far more authority and accomplishment than expected to assert his value in the new world order. Continue reading

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You Only Live Twenty-Thrice: “The Living Daylights”

It could be argued that without “The Living Daylights,” there could have been no “Casino Royale,” as Timothy Dalton’s debut gave us a tougher, terser 007 first. Continue reading

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You Only Live Twenty-Thrice: “Octopussy”

James Bond is back … and old. In Roger Moore’s second-worst outing, the biggest problem is selling this particular 55-year-old actor as a man of action. Continue reading

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You Only Live Twenty-Thrice: “The Spy Who Loved Me”

In Roger Moore’s best Bond outing, 007 shows he still has the ol’ razzle-dazzle thanks to jaw-dropping stunts & his most formidable foe, and love interest, yet. Continue reading

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You Only Live Twenty-Thrice: “From Russia with Love”

Mostly bereft of action for 90 minutes and with a smaller-scale villainous plot, “Russia” is far from the biggest Bond. But it is atop the list of the best. Continue reading

Heroes of the Zeroes: The Good Shepherd

“The Good Shepherd” — the truly great “mob” movie with Matt Damon from 2006 — continues Nick Rogers’ daily look back at the 365 best films of 2000-2009. Continue reading

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Hot Tub Time Machine

Should I get into the “Hot Tub Time Machine”? Will it make me wet? No. Will it make me sweat? No. Will it make me laugh? Yeah! Continue reading

Heroes of the Zeroes: Charlie Wilson’s War

“Charlie Wilson’s War” — a cautionary tale of political playmaking — continues Nick Rogers’ look back at the 365 best films of 2000-2009. Continue reading