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August is upon us, which means it’s time to find out which movies had the great misfortune of being dumped in a month where the prime moviegoing audience is preoccupied with vacations and going back to school. But could there…
“This sums up the fundamental problem with this film rather nicely. It looks like it’s doing something clever and edgy, but in reality, what it’s saying and doing is rather lame and tame.”
“Daniel Craig’s Bond carries a considerably larger burden of expectations than his predecessors ever did. To that problem, I submit the following solution: Kill James Bond.”
“Granted, it’s far, far superior to the last meta-Bond film they tried (that would be Die Another Day), but it doesn’t have much of an identity of its own.”
“True to the title, the movie does give you cowboys, and it does give you aliens, but not a whole heck of a lot else.”
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“This is the most interestingly human, yet still recognizably Bond that the character has seemed in a long time, if ever.”
Mr. Mendo reviews Skyfall, the latest film in the James Bond franchise, starring Daniel Craig and Javier Bardem.
Daniel Craig and the Bond filmmakers silenced the critics with Casino Royale, then got them all shooting off their mouths again with this entry, thanks to an unfinished screenplay, a boring villain, and some of the most confusing editing ever seen in the franchise. Luckily, we're here to make sense of it all for you.
In this rather half-hearted adventure, Lara must stop a Whatever Artifact from falling into the hands of the dumbest version of the Illuminati ever. A pre-007 Daniel Craig shows up to be her love interest, while also doing a terrible American accent.
Daniel Craig is 007, who must face off against Le Chiffre, banker to the world's terrorist organizations. In the novel, they played baccarat, but nobody knows what the hell that is anymore, so here they play Texas hold 'em poker. Well, in between the ads for Sony products, anyway.
Ryan hosts another episode of the Movie Skewer to look at The Golden Compass, based on a novel near and dear to him. New Line scrubbed away the book’s anti-Christian themes when they adapted it into a movie, along with all traces of anything dark or disturbing. Watch as Ryan examines the end result: a bland movie-by-committee where nothing is at stake.