Posts Tagged ‘nick rogers’
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MOVIE REVIEWS
 
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Killing Them Softly

Terrific performances, stylish direction and gloriously fetid monologues, but this grungy gangster pic feels like a clunky referendum on today's administration.
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Red Dawn

Fast-moving & technically astute, this update of America under siege trades less on U.S. anxiety than bankability its stars acquired as the film sat on shelves.

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You Only Live Twenty-Thrice: Unofficial Bonds and Official Rankings

Nick's weekly recap of the Bond films ends with the unofficial 007 movies and rankings of Bond's official lovers, villains, songs and movies, including Skyfall.
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Skyfall

Blending the scope and fury of Daniel Craig's Bond with the intimacy of the stage, "Skyfall" cohesively reshuffles the 007 deck both with a tipped cap to tradition and a clear eye on what's next.

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The Bond Legacy

Nick Rogers, Joe Shearer and Christopher Lloyd discuss the James Bond cinematic legacy as "Skyfall" lands in theaters.
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The Man with the Iron Fists

"Fists" is never an adrenaline-spiking martial arts movie. But it feels flung forth straight from RZA's junior-high notebook, with badass conviction and charm.

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You Only Live Twenty-Thrice: “Quantum of Solace”

Often to the detriment of what makes Bond Bond, "Quantum" doesn't slow down for much. But when it does, it does so for the right reasons.
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You Only Live Twenty-Thrice: “Casino Royale” (2006)

By the end of this grand, bold reinvention, we know the soul, the complexity and the exciting potential in Craig’s characterization of Bond going forward.

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Paranormal Activity 4

At a Thursday-night preview screening meant for the diehards, one man was loudly sawing logs by the 60-minute mark. Para-snore-mal activity, indeed.
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You Only Live Twenty-Thrice: “Die Another Day”

A rocket ride that tests the threshold of craziness and coherence, emerges a top-10 Bond and is the likely swan song of gadget-driven, gee-whiz, what-if 007s.

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You Only Live Twenty-Thrice: “The World is Not Enough”

With a bait-and-switch on a badass villain, an obvious central twist and whatever it is that Denise Richards is doing, this is the second-worst Bond film ever.
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You Only Live Twenty-Thrice: “Tomorrow Never Dies”

In his continuing retrospective of all the official James Bond films, Nick Rogers looks into the future with "Tomorrow Never Dies."

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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.
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You Only Live Twenty-Thrice: “Licence to Kill”

Timothy Dalton didn't have much time to probe 007's psyche. But the small things add up to a bigger accomplishment than is usually acknowledged.