• Movies/Entertainment,  Off the Shelf

    James Bond January – 'License To Kill'

    James Bond January continues with my favorite actor to play him, master thespian Timothy Dalton. James Bond’s wild, dangerous and unique missions are one of the elements that makes his character and the series so popular. Sure there’s gadgets, women and exotic locales which seem so abundant they fall out his pockets on screen but in every hero the human side is sometimes what really attracts us the most. James’ commitment to his mission has always (well mostly) been unwavering. This time his focus is on his friend; long time colleague Felix Leiter. With his “license to kill” revoked (a result of his operating outside of MI6) 007 is on his own and…

  • Movies/Entertainment,  Off the Shelf

    James Bond January – ‘License To Kill’

    James Bond January continues with my favorite actor to play him, master thespian Timothy Dalton. James Bond’s wild, dangerous and unique missions are one of the elements that makes his character and the series so popular. Sure there’s gadgets, women and exotic locales which seem so abundant they fall out his pockets on screen but in every hero the human side is sometimes what really attracts us the most. James’ commitment to his mission has always (well mostly) been unwavering. This time his focus is on his friend; long time colleague Felix Leiter. With his “license to kill” revoked (a result of his operating outside of MI6) 007 is on his own and…

  • Movies/Entertainment

    Timothy Dalton's latest: 'The Tourist'

    Well this is a good way to end the week if you ask me. From Screen Rant, we get news of one of my favorite (and yes Ruth, underrated) actors joining a talented cast for an upcoming role which sounds like a winner already. In The Tourist, an American (played byJohnny Depp) travels to Italy after a heartbreak  and meets up with a beautiful woman (played by Angelina Jolie). While their encounter appears accidental, it really is more deliberate than it lets on and the two get caught up in some dicey espionage. Does this sound similar to her characters in Wanted and Mr & Mrs Smith to anyone else? So…

  • Movies/Entertainment

    Timothy Dalton’s latest: ‘The Tourist’

    Well this is a good way to end the week if you ask me. From Screen Rant, we get news of one of my favorite (and yes Ruth, underrated) actors joining a talented cast for an upcoming role which sounds like a winner already. In The Tourist, an American (played byJohnny Depp) travels to Italy after a heartbreak  and meets up with a beautiful woman (played by Angelina Jolie). While their encounter appears accidental, it really is more deliberate than it lets on and the two get caught up in some dicey espionage. Does this sound similar to her characters in Wanted and Mr & Mrs Smith to anyone else? So…

  • Movies/Entertainment,  Off the Shelf

    Off the Shelf…'The Rocketeer'

    For a lot of people out there, the idea of a comic book movie and the reality of one rarely meet in the middle in terms of financial (or fan) success much to the dismay of most audiences.  Countless times, studios have tempted us with intriguing premises for film adaptations of beloved comic book stories but they unfortunately lead to absolutely dismal efforts.  That said some film adaptations actually do well, other surprisingly beat the odds and, in rare cases, a precious few prove to become some of the finest cinema ever made.  Well I wouldn’t put The Rocketeer in that last category, but it is still a damn fun movie and…

  • Movies/Entertainment,  Off the Shelf

    Off the Shelf…’The Rocketeer’

    For a lot of people out there, the idea of a comic book movie and the reality of one rarely meet in the middle in terms of financial (or fan) success much to the dismay of most audiences.  Countless times, studios have tempted us with intriguing premises for film adaptations of beloved comic book stories but they unfortunately lead to absolutely dismal efforts.  That said some film adaptations actually do well, other surprisingly beat the odds and, in rare cases, a precious few prove to become some of the finest cinema ever made.  Well I wouldn’t put The Rocketeer in that last category, but it is still a damn fun movie and…