Thursday, November 15, 2018

Monday, November 12, 2018

November 12, 2018

Finished the Sean Connery James Bond series with You Only Live Twice. Again, a mix of awfulness and some good spots. I liked the Ninja Academy but didn't we see something like that in From Russia With Love? Roald Dahl, a friend of Ian Fleming, penned the screenplay.

My Rankings:
1 From Russia With Love
2 Goldfinger
3 Dr. No
4 Thunderball
5 Diamonds Are Forever
6 You Only Live Twice
7 Never Say Never

Roger Moore, not my favorite Bond. I was a big fan of The Saint. I will plow through them. Also, On Her Majesty's Secret Service will be viewed.

All the Bonds. What about David Niven?

Saturday, November 10, 2018

November 10, 2018

$16.50 win!

Diamonds are Forever is okay, I liked Bambi and Thumper and Wint and Kidd.

Wint and Kidd played by Bruce Glover and Putter Smith. Glover is the father of Crispin Glover. Smith is an accomplished Jazz musician.

Lola Larson and Trina Parks as Bambi and Thumper.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

November 6, 2018

Vote early and often. The poll site was crowded at 7:30 am.

$15 win!

Never Say Never Again is not a good movie but there are some good moments.  Klaus Maria Brandauer and Barbara Carrera are excellent. Thunderball was the backdrop for the plot.

Monday, November 5, 2018

November 5, 2018

Epix has all the pre-Daniel Craig James Bond movies until December 31st. Just watched Dr. No, From Russia with Love, Goldfinger, and Thunderball. From Russia with Love is my favorite.

Pedro Armendáriz as Kerim Bey:

Not bad for a man who started life breaking chains and bending bars with his teeth in a circus. 

Sunday, November 4, 2018

November 4, 2018

Leaves slowly turning colors.

Interesting film, didactic and some really good performances by:  Amandla Stenberg, Russell Hornsby, Anthony Mackie and crossword favorite Issa Rae. Fascinating that the movie theatre was packed, a lot of families with youngsters along. The audience clapped at the end.

Saturday, November 3, 2018

November 3, 2018

Gain an hour tonight.

Sunrise on Queens Boulevard.