Die Another Day Is Among The Worst Bond Films

Die Another Day was in the unfortunate situation of opening a few months after a spy film that changed the genre, The Bourne Identity. The film marked its 20th anniversary last month. I was a bit swamped at the time with the final weeks of watching awards screeners before turning in my ballot. Because of timing, I’ve opted to review it along with the rest of the Pierece Brosnan movies. It really doesn’t matter how…

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The World is Not Enough is Lesser James Bond

The World is Not Enough is one of the worst films in the James Bond franchise and would get the franchise closer to a hard reboot. An impressive boat chase on the River Thames is not enough to save the film. Pierce Brosnan does most of his own stunts, which helps add to the realism that we see on the big screen. But again, flashy and stylish action scenes–including the 14-minute pre-title sequence–cannot save a…

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Tomorrow Never Dies Marks 25th Anniversary

The second James Bond movie starring Pierce Brosnan, Tomorrow Never Dies, marks the 25th anniversary of its 1997 theatrical release. This was the first James Bond film that I watched on the big screen. I’ve seen everything else on the big screen ever since. My family saw the film over opening weekend since we saved Titanic for December 25. It’s the film that would lead me to buy the 30 Years of James Bond album…

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GoldenEye Resets James Bond For Late 20th Century

At long last, Pierce Brosnan was finally able to step into the role of James Bond as GoldenEye finds the British spy in a new era. GoldenEye‘s cold open more takes us back to 1986 where James Bond (Pierce Brosnan) and fellow MI6 Agent Alec Trevelyan (Sean Bean) are infiltrating a Soviet chemical weapons facility. Things quickly sour when the Soviets capture Trevelyan and Bond assumes they kill him, but not before Bond destroys the…

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Dante’s Peak Erupts For 25th Anniversary

James Bond and Sarah Connor team up in Dante’s Peak, directed by Roger Donaldson and marking the 25th anniversary of its 1997 release. The late 1990s brought about an array of disaster movies. Whether it was volcanoes or comets, audiences were on the edge of their seats. Dante’s Peak was the first of the two volcano movies, arriving in February 1997. Volcano would arrive two months later in April. In any event, the 25th anniversary…

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Cinderella: Kay Cannon Makes Movie Magic Again

Writer-director Kay Cannon makes movie magic once again with one of the most original takes on Cinderella to hit the big or small screen. Cannon’s take is one that truly subverts everything we know about the fairy tale. Not even Walt Disney would have been able to come up with a take such as this. What Cannon does here is bold and unique. Granted, there wasn’t much of a push for diversity on screen when…

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Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga

Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga completely wastes its talent in one of the worst films of the year heading into the midway point. This film was never going to be on Will Ferrell’s greatest hits.  It certainly will not be featured on the list of Rachel McAdams’ greatest roles.  The two reunite with their Wedding Crashers director but are unable to replicate on that film’s success. It’s not a good sign when…

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Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again Is A Fun Time

Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again! takes us back to the Greek island of Kalokairi for a fun musical journey through time between past and present. If there is one thing that Ol Parker learned from the first film, it’s a little bit of Pierce Brosnan singing goes a long way.  Brosnan was heavily criticized for his singing in the first film and rightfully so.  This time around, something is different.  Brosnan’s singing is more or…

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The Only Living Boy in New York doesn’t have the magic

The Only Living Boy in New York is doesn’t quite have the magic but the  fault lies with screenwriter Allan Loeb. Directed by Marc Webb from a screenplay by Allan Loeb, the film stars Callum Turner, Kate Beckinsale, Pierce Brosnan, Cynthia Nixon, Kiersey Clemons, and Jeff Bridges. Thomas Webb (Turner) lives on the Lower East Side even though his parents would rather he live closer to their Upper West Side apartment.  The recent graduate turns…

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