There are so many reasons for you to see Knives Out. First of all, see it because it’s an unexpected Murder-Mystery/Comedy/Social Commentary from Writer-Director Rian Johnson (who has clearly used his time since Star Wars: The Last Jedi wisely). See Knives Out also because you won’t often find a cast this solid, with Chris Evans, Daniel Craig, Jamie Lee Curtis, Christopher Plummer, LaKeith Stanfield, Toni Collette and SO many more taking part. Finally, see Knives Out because I saw it last week and had so much fun, I just giddy-grinned all the way through it. And best of all, see Knives Out because I have passes to see it EARLY and FOR FREE! Continue reading →
I saw the new James Bond movie Spectre tonight so I can tell you this: It’s another James Bond movie. You will find James Bond doing James Bond-type stuff, like driving expensive cars and sleeping with pouty women who have psychotic boyfriends. There’s a story about a bunch of bad guys who are protecting the ULTRA bad guy and Bond has to catch him without dying, of course. If you like James Bond movies, you will be happy to get more of the same. If you’re like me and don’t understand the appeal, Spectre will do nothing to change your mind.
There is a glaring problem with our current James Bond though and I think it’s time to address the elephant in the room. James Bond’s need to screw everything in sight has gotten more than a little creepy.
Let me be clear. I understand that 007 has always been written like this and that his lothario ways are simply part of Bond culture. This also has nothing to do with Daniel Craig, because I think he’s the sexiest Bond we’ve had since Sean Connery. This attitude doesn’t fit in a modern world though and it makes him seem dated…or WORSE.
Take, for instance, a scene early in Spectre where Bond undresses a tearful, widowed Monica Bellucci while whispering, “Trust me.” Ewwww! Continue reading →