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Old 27th June 2020, 09:28 PM
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License To Kill. 1989.

After capturing a drug lord who later escaped custody, Felix Leiter is tortured while his new wife is killed, Bond goes rogue seeking those responsible and teams up with a friend of Felix for revenge.

Dalton's second and last outing as Bond due to problems with MGM and his contract had expired making way for a new actor for the role, if i remember this one got a bit more hype (i was only 8 when this was released) as it was rated 15 and my sister got me the soundtrack on LP.

Robert Davi plays the sadistic drug lord Sanchez who is doing business with Chinese Triad and have investment in his big drug deal scheme with China a Panema network and controls his power and girlfriend Lupe played by Talisa Soto. Carey Lowell plays pilot and C.I.A. agent Pam Bouvier who has her own agenda for going after Sanchez.

This does have some more action than the other Bond films and has somewhat a lot of tense moments as well and some quirky moments and usual Bond humour and some good driving with a truck and trailer. i forgot that Benicio Del Toro was in this as henchman Dario and David Hedison returns as Felix, with a small role from Everett McGill.

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[after a gunfight with henchmen]
Felix Leiter: [to Bond] Hey, observer! You trying to get yourself killed?
James Bond: If I don't get you back in time for the wedding, I'm a dead man for sure!
That 15 certificate was certainly interesting, with 1990 being a completely different time back then, I do wonder if it was intentional (Not sure if the 12 Certificate was available)
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Old 27th June 2020, 09:32 PM
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That 15 certificate was certainly interesting, with 1990 being a completely different time back then, I do wonder if it was intentional (Not sure if the 12 Certificate was available)
Think the 12 rating was either 1993 OR 1994 for video release only, think the 12 cert was only used in cinema back in 1990.
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Old 27th June 2020, 09:59 PM
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1917 (2019)

I'm a bit lost for words having just experienced this superb piece of film making.

Film maker Sam Mendes deserves huge credit as does Roger Deakins for phenomenal photography showcasing the sheer horror of WWI. It also felt close to home as Mark Strong's Captain had just left the French town of Bapaume, one of two places my great grandfather fought at during the Great War.

I'll try to say more on a second viewing but a daft thing stuck in my head as the credits rolled.

I wonder if Sherlock knows Moriarty is in a trench just a few miles down the road?
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Old 28th June 2020, 12:30 AM
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Die Another Day. 2002.

After he is betrayed and captured in North Korea, James Bond is traded for Zao who was captured by MI6. As he is put back in the field, he tries to find the connection between Zao and a diamond mogul Gustav Graves.

This one does start of promising that slowly went south, Bond being captured and the titles show with him in the background being tortured as the credits role was very smart planning to do and then his release, with Micheal Madsen commenting that he looks like a hero with Robinson smiling on. Aside from O.H.M.S.S. and this film we see Bond's office only through a training montage that he does and see some of the old equipment that was used over the years(40 years of Bond anniversary momentum)

Bond goes to Havana about "Gene Therapy"clinic and is seduced by Jinx played by Halle Berry who does the "Ursula Andress" out of the water in a bikini wearing a knife...i though the sea in Havana were safe??? Who keeps her NSA identity a secret. Toby Stephens plays diamond mogul and environment enthusiast Gustav graves who he may not appear as to who he really is. Rosamund Pike plays his assistant and as MI6 agent who seems quite the English girl who doesn't quite hop into bed with everyone, can just see Bond standing in a bar thinking "yeah well see about that, hold my drink someone"

I really wanted to like this one as Pierce seemed to warm into the role over the previous films and with Halle Berry may make some have a wiggle in their shorts, but it seemed there was CGI effects used that ruined it, what happened to using the "Green Screen" effects, the producers did issue an apology about the use of the effects. My apologies to everyone if you like this and i'm giving it a bashing i did have high hopes for this one when i first saw it back in 2002 wasn't daft on it and still not fond of it.

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Old 28th June 2020, 09:01 AM
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Sequel to 28 Days Later which sees The Rage Virus apparently over with so The Americans come to The UK and start to rebuild and repopulate. However Robert Carlyle's wife who he thought died somehow survives and off course a new outbreak happens. I thought that this is a much better film than it's predecessor and in a way I'm kind of shocked that 28 Months Later never happened as the tease was there.



Oh the supporting cast for this one has Jeremy Renner, Rose Byrne (Who looked like Jessica Alba), Imogen Poots and Idris Elba. Probably the greatest before they hit the big time cast list.



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British version of Wishmaster where Six Form students make wishes but they don't go the way they had hoped. Chris Barrie and Sean Pertwee star.



I bought this from CEX as it was cheap in the hope of unearthing a little gem and I was correct, the film was done in a anthology type of way, there is some nice gore and it's 75 minutes long, so it's perfect to watch if I haven't got much time.
I remember a few years ago meeting Chris Barrie at comic con and mentioned this film to him, he looked pissed off, I should've got him to sign my copy

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Old 28th June 2020, 09:24 AM
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Think the 12 rating was either 1993 OR 1994 for video release only, think the 12 cert was only used in cinema back in 1990.
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Tim Burton's Batman was the first cinema film to get a UK 12 rating! (Summer 1989??)
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Old 28th June 2020, 09:47 AM
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Tim Burton's Batman was the first cinema film to get a UK 12 rating! (Summer 1989??)
It was released on August 11th, 1989

I know this because it was one of the last films shown at the cinema I worked in before I was fired!
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It was released on August 11th, 1989

I know this because it was one of the last films shown at the cinema I worked in before I was fired!
I just remember I was actually 12 when it came out so it was a big deal! I don't know when the Bond film came out in '89 but I guess it was before Batman.
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Old 28th June 2020, 05:56 PM
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Casino Royale. 2006.

After earning his 00 Status,James Bond is sent to Montenegro in a high stakes poker game to defeat a private banker who funds terrorism.

This is defiantly one of the best James Bond films and a personnel favourite of mine, when it was announced Daniel Craig was stepping in for the reboot of the franchise and he was giving some criticism hope those who did were knocked out of their shoes. He has the acting abilities, looks and charm to go with the role and the British secret service agent.

Mads Mikkelsen plays private banker Le Chiffre (The Figure) who looses a lot of money in a terrorist plot and seeks to make the money quick and creates the ultimate high poker game. Jeffery Wright plays the C.I.A. agent Felix Leiter who is also in the game but bleeds out chips a bit quick. Eva Green plays the treasury financier Vesper Lynd who brings beauty and brown eyes to the film. Judi Dench returns as M who feels after giving Bond his status he may be a loose cannon by blowing up a embassy to get one bomb maker. Giancarlo Gianni makes a appearance as Bond and Lynd's contact who has been monitoring Le Chiffre who has people in his pocket including the chief of police.

Right from the start to finish i was hooked on this with the perfect cinematography by Phil Meheux with the free jumping from building to crane with Sebastian Foucan who done his own stile of jumps and stunts. To me this wasn't a Bond film at first it was more action thriller with some good tension built up within the game but still a good way to make a first impression, even though the jokes were toned down some of the quotes were good.

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James Bond: [after Bond has just lost his 10 million in the game, to the bartender in the casino] Vodka-martini.
Bartender: Shaken or stirred?
James Bond: [agitated] Do I look like I give a damn?
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Old 28th June 2020, 08:02 PM
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Great film , terrible King adaptation, apart from the characters and the hotel there are many differences from the film and book, in the book there are no twins, the book is a lot more supernatural focused , while in the book Jack is sane and is slowly turned insane, while in the film he's already unhinged, there is no maze in the book, and Jack is blown up in the boiler room and doesn't freeze to death and probably the biggest difference is Wendy whom in the film is a sniffling selfish cow, while in the book she is a much stronger and more likable character . It's still a great movie but not hard to see why King would not be happy. 10/10



Michael Douglas is a man who slowly starts to lose it while trying to make it home too see his daughter , after seeing the selfishness and indifference of those around him he slowly becomes more and more angry . You really shouldn't but you really see where he's coming from and most of us have felt the way he does but haven't taking matters into there own hands the way he does. 8/10

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