Jan 2 2013

Which Bond is best? A challenge for 2013

I’ve been given an interesting challenge to kick off 2013: pick my favourite James Bond film.

That’s quite a feat, I think. The series has been created over 50 years, with 6 lead actors and 23 films (so far), so picking any one film as a clear favourite is a tough call. Like most people, I’ve seen a fair few Bond films already, so I’m coming into this challenge with a number of preconceptions that, frankly, I need to shake.

Firstly, even though the last few Roger Moore films and those of Timothy Dalton were released in my lifetime, I didn’t see Bond at the cinema until Pierce Brosnan made his debut in Goldeneye. For a long time Brosnan equalled Bond to me, even after watching films starring the other actors. My first task, then, is to remember that there are 6 James Bonds, each with their own strengths and weaknesses.

Secondly, my father hates Roger Moore.

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Jul 25 2010

Toy Story 3 review

It’s been a while since I wrote anything on this blog, so I’ll be making up for that soon. Life has been rather rudely getting in the way.

In the meantime, my review of Toy Story 3 is now up and live on Red Eye Review. Don’t bother reading it; just go and see the film. It’s brilliant.

May 26 2010

New Red Eye Review article: Prince of Persia

Prince of Persia: The Sands of TimeMy review of Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time is now online at Red Eye Review.

As a huge fan of the games, I was nervous about watching the new film. Thankfully, gamers can rejoice: for the first time ever, we have a game-turned-film that isn’t a complete disaster. But is it any good?

Read my review of Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time