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James Bond: Tomorrow Never Dies

Posted by james on March 6, 2006

(post.rating: 5)
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I'm sensing a theme... two bond girls per movie. I guess lunchbox covers and action figurines need more variety. Jonathan Pryce does a good job not overacting an egotistical media maniac (say it 4 times! fast!). But somehow he's just... empty. All of the characters seem hollow archetypes, little flat plastic pieces revolving in a nice little "plot". Teri Hatcher seems to float above the film, just visiting. I imagine she's actually shot on clear celluloid and overlaid on this film. Perhaps she's really a clone, and all the real acting was done years ago and saved on clear celluloid. "Mack! We need a 'You said youd never come back' scene! Get it from the Teri Hatcher stock!" The one good thing? Michelle Yeoh. Yeah! She just has a clear/solid presence, even in the midst of a movie like this. The glib Bond-isms don't fit her. She still does well, though she seems a bit shackled by a movie this flat.

James Bond: Goldeneye

Posted by james on March 6, 2006

(post.rating: 9)
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Great great movie, right up there with Mission Impossible as a great spy movie. It's just very memorable, interesting characters. Bond is cliche and slick as always, but isn't too distracting. From the really imaginitive and slick bond opening credits (ie. naked women shown a million different ways) to the end of the film, the movie is very thematic and just has an incredibly oppressive feel to it. Mother Russia, communists, the urgency of stopping an evil man and his psyco assasin. Travelling the world, saving the girl, all that bit. And his "nemesis"... just great. The film just has such character that's strong consistently throughout the film. Plus, cool little bond gadgets. Neat.

Blue Cheese Dressing

Posted by james on March 1, 2006

How come if I leave blue cheese dressing out on the counter for a night, I'm pretty sure it's not good to eat the next day... and if I left it in a warm/wet place for 24 hours or so I'm pretty sure it would kill me to eat it...

But why is it ok when it's in my body digesting? Does it go bad in my stomach but since it's already there it doesn't affect me?


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