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All in all, this is a great entry to the Bond franchise and one that is well under appreciated. I have to believe that, should Dalton had been given additional films, he would have gone down as one of the most beloved lead actors in the franchise. While he may not have the animal magnetism Connery or even the younger Moore had, Dalton proves that Bond is more than just a pretty face, he is a bad ass agent as well. https://latetothegame.blog/2019/04/25/key-movies-of-my-life-james-bond-edition-licence-to-kill-1989/
Overall, The Living Daylights is a rather bland story with an action packed ending that almost makes up for the less than exciting first two thirds of the film. That being said, it has it's moments and is a a rather fun attempt to bring in a new Bond actor. Making only two Bond Films, Dalton may not be the best in the franchise, but he is certainly not the worst. This one is worth watching at least once. https://latetothegame.blog/2019/04/18/key-movies-of-my-life-james-bond-edition-the-living-daylights-1987/
Overall, while this is not one of the best Bond films in the series it is still fairly solid as a whole. It is strange, it is over-the-top and completely unbelievable but, lets be honest, some of the best Bond films fit that bill much of the time. If this is your first time watching one of 007's adventures, you could have started with much worse. https://latetothegame.blog/2019/04/11/key-movies-of-my-life-james-bond-edition-a-view-to-a-kill-1985/
All in all, this isn't a bad Bond film but one that plays with all of the cliche's and tropes the Bond franchise is known for, jamming them into one well produced rehash of a nearly 20 year old film.Â Â Connery still has what it takes to be the ultimate English Spy but it is clear that this would be his last hurrah in the title role, allowing him one last chance to star in his most recognized role. If you are a fan of the franchise, this is one worth watching just to see him at it one final time. http://latetothegame.blog/2019/04/04/key-movies-of-my-life-james-bond-edition-never-say-never-again-1983
This is one of Roger Moore's finest attempts at James Bond.Â He seems to have found a solid balance between the campy one liners and the action needed to make this character his own. Sadly, it would be his second to last performance as the British Agent soon giving way to a new actor to take the reigns. http://latetothegame.blog/2019/03/28/key-movies-of-my-life-james-bond-edition-octopussy-1983
Us is a thought provoking psychological film that serves a genre defining moment. Like Hitchcock,Cronenberg, Carpenter, and other horror masters before him, Jordan Peele has created something unique that film bluffs will be discussing for years to come. Frightening, unnerving and utterly mesmerizing, Us is the new modern horror. http://latetothegame.blog/2019/03/24/a-journey-into-darkness-a-review-of-the-film-us-2019/
All in all, this is one of the worst of the Bond films and is really one of the entries that taint Roger Moore's run in the franchise.Â It is any wonder that Roger Moore managed to stay in the role after this atrocity.Â It's bad and there is little redemption to be had outside of the rather well done action sequences.Â Moore comes back for...more but we will discuss that later...http://latetothegame.blog/2019/03/21/key-movies-of-my-life-james-bond-edition-for-your-eyes-only-1981
This is by far the campiest, most ridiculous Bond movie in the franchise thus far. As I said earlier, it has a horrible case of personality disorder switching from Spy Thriller, to Action film, to western, to sci-fi and never fully embracing any of single genre.Â It was almost as if the film makers wanted to corner the market on every genre so that they could fill every fanboys dream while only managing to alienate the very people who kept this franchise alive.Â To be honest, it is a wonder that the Bond series continued after this ghastly film. http://latetothegame.blog/2019/03/14/key-movies-of-my-life-james-bond-edition-moonraker-1979
All in all, this is an excellent example of a Bond film and could easily be considered one of the top in the series.Â As with any of the Bond films there is a certain suspension of disbelief required but this one makes it pretty easy to do. http://latetothegame.blog/2019/03/07/key-movies-of-my-life-james-bond-edition-the-spy-who-loved-me-1977
Slow to build and somewhat predictable overall, Come, Said the Night is an excellent psychological horror film about the dangers of Psychotic Depression and the need to control the fates of your children through sexual repression. It deals with the subtle balance between gods, monsters and men as none of them can ever be fully trusted. If you enjoy a dark and subtle horror with a touch of the macabre, this is one you should enjoy. It is a fascinating film and one that I would be surprised if it did not become a cult favorite. https://latetothegame.blog/2019/03/10/gods-monsters-men-a-review-of-come-said-the-night-2019/
Warts and all, to me, this is one of Roger Moore's best outings as Bond.Â It has everything needed to make a great Bond film, A solid villain, outstanding allies and even a believable macguffin in theÂ Solex Agitator.Â It has it's problems but it's a solid entry.http://latetothegame.blog/2019/02/28/key-movies-of-my-life-james-bond-edition-the-man-with-the-golden-gun-1974
It's not bad. It is very much the B-movie that Wes Craven was known for prior to his hit with A Nightmare on Elmstreet. Decent acting, fun special effects and pretty good story, it is a fun movie that doesn't try to take itself too seriously, it just tells it's story and leaves it at that. Is it the best Superhero film around? No, not even close. But is it worth watching? I think so, yes.http://latetothegame.blog/2019/01/19/key-movies-of-my-life-swamp-thing-1982-2
The truth is it is pretty dated and, unless you are a fan of 80's films or just like movies in general, I can't recommend it.Â The actors are really good and the filming is solid but it is VERY 80's in it's look & feel and that is very apparent throughout. I'm not saying it's bad, just dated and completely unbelievable.Â Think more Roger Moore than Daniel Craig.http://latetothegame.blog/2019/01/26/key-movies-of-my-life-cloak-dagger-1984-2
This is a film that holds up even to this day. Although Joe Dante claims to have not been able to finish the film to his liking, I can not imagine it being any better. From the incredibly inspirational score from Jerry Goldsmith to the tremendous acting from everyone in the film, this movie is pure 80's gold. Even the special effects are incredible for the time and still hold up very well. For parents looking for a good film for kids, it is pretty kid safe (although a little heady at times) and is such a delight to watch with a younger generation. Recommended for kids 8-10 years old if they show a love for sci fi or science in general.http://latetothegame.blog/2019/02/02/key-movies-of-my-life-explorers-1985-2
If you love comedy, if you enjoy parody, if you like puns and insanity, this is a film that will have you rolling on the floor in laughter. With iconic characters like Conan the Librarian and legendary commercials like Spatula City, this is one that keeps the laughs coming.http://latetothegame.blog/2019/02/16/key-movies-of-my-life-uhf-1989-2
This is one of Billy Crystals finest films, Monsters Inc notwithstanding and it holds up brilliantly even after 27 years. Everyone in the cast is fantastic and appear to really be having a blast during the filming of the movie. https://latetothegame.blog/2018/11/22/key-movies-of-my-life-city-slickers-1991/
Everyone in the film is spot on and plays their roles brilliantly. In addition to Val, the film also has a rather robust cast including Peter Cushing, Jeremy Kemp, Michael Gough, Omar Sharif and many others. https://latetothegame.blog/2018/11/29/key-movies-of-my-life-top-secret-1984/
To be honest, I am hard pressed to find a bad moment in the entire film. Everyone in it is at their peak and manage to give their very best performances for what is a tremendous, disturbing and hopeful film. I am not a fan of musicals as a general rule but this one stands out as so much more than just a musical. It is a Rock Opera and it is beyond amazing. https://latetothegame.blog/2018/12/06/key-movies-of-my-life-tommy-1975/
Yes, the film has its campy and even downright silly moments but overall it is a fun, enjoyable movie that keeps giving with each additional viewing. Give it a go, you won it regret it. https://latetothegame.blog/2018/12/27/key-movies-of-my-life-the-monster-squad-1987/
o me, this is absolutely one of the best of its time. Full of clever jokes, hilarious gags and great comedic timing, it shows Aykroyd and Chase in their prime. I cant begin to tell you what a comedic gem this film is and its rather sad that not many people are aware of it. This is one that rewards multiple viewings and with each one you will find more and more fun bits throughout. To this day I havent looked at an abandoned drive through theater the same way, you ll know what I mean when you finally watch the film. https://latetothegame.blog/2018/12/13/key-movies-of-my-life-spies-like-us-1985/