Posts Tagged ‘nick rogers’

Texas Chainsaw

There's always gristle in these meat slabs. At least this installment cuts around it to serve something surprisingly digestible, as cheapie-roadside films go.

Nick’s 25 Best, 5 Worst and More of 2012

French actor. British spies. U.S. presidents. German dentist. Alaskan wolves. Indonesian thugs. Japanese chefs. Bengal tigers. It's Nick's best & worst of 2012.

Safety Not Guaranteed - inside

IFJA Best Film award deliberations

Listen in to the top-secret deliberations of Indiana film critics as they debate the nominees for Best Film of 2012!

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.


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.

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.



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.

The Bond Legacy

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

Film Title: The Man With the Iron Fists

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.

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.


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.

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.


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.

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.