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  • A Bond Retrospective: Daniel Craig

    I’ve been using the word “era” to describe the different spans of time that actors have played the character of James Bond, like “the Moore era” or “the Dalton era”, but rarely do they feel completely and totally different from one another. There’s a subtle progression from one phase...
  • My Hero Academia: Two Heroes – Movie Review

    Synopsis: The anime smash hit that’s swept the world now makes its debut on the big screen! Our favourite young hero-in-training is in for a wild ride when villains threaten the artificial moving city, I-Island. Deku and All Might receive an invitation to I-Expo, the world’s leading exhibition of Quirk...
  • A Bond Retrospective: Pierce Brosnan

    I’ve always thought of Pierce Brosnan as a better Bond than his films. He joined the franchise at an interesting time; the world had changed and Bond had to change with it. James is called out as a “misogynistic dinosaur” in Goldeneye, a character out of his time and...
  • A Bond Retrospective: Timothy Dalton

    Over the past few weeks I’ve been rewatching the James Bond franchise for the first time in years to see how the films hold up to both my childhood memories and their enduring cinematic legacy. After wading through the highs and lows of Roger Moore’s seven films, the lighter...
  • Ranking The Halloween Films

    The latest Halloween film, catching up on Laurie Strode and the murderous Michael Myers 40 years on from the original and ignoring every other sequel, is out now and… I haven’t seen it. The fact is that I’m an obsessive completionist and while I had seen the original multiple...
  • A Bond Retrospective: Roger Moore

    When I was growing up, Roger Moore was my James Bond. Even though Brosnan was still Bond when I became a fan, I was enamoured with the light-hearted romps of Moore’s Bond; a more jovial character than the other incarnations while being no less a spy. But times change....
  • Morning Movie Review (Venom, Bad Times at the El Royale & First Man)

    Mr Moody reviews Venom, Bad Times at the El Royale & First Man. Venom, from Sony Pictures, is directed by Zombieland’s Ruben Fleischer and stars Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock/Venom along with Michelle Williams, Riz Ahmed, Jenny Slate, and Woody Harrelson. Sony’s synopsis for the film reads: One of...
  • A Bond Retrospective: George Lazenby

    George Lazenby is the odd Bond out. An Australian car salesman who became a model. A model who became an actor in TV adverts. A TV actor who became the world’s most iconic film character. And then gave it all up after just one appearance as James Bond, refusing...
  • A Bond Retrospective: Sean Connery

    “Bond. James Bond.” With those famed words, the greatest single British contribution to cinema was born. A secret agent that has spawned a film series like no other. A character that is still as engaging today, after 24 films, as he was back when he dominated the global box...