Hello, One of the things I noticed while I was researching Moonraker's standings with Bond fans is that there a million best of lists for James Bond movies and they're all garbage. All of them. There is no consistency where what movies lay where on the rankings. Oh sure, you'll see From Russia With Love, Casino Royale and The … Continue reading Ranked

Raked Over the Coals: In Defense of Moonraker

Hello, I want to talk about Moonraker. Not the book. The movie. The criminally underrated movie. On most lists ranking Bond movies, lists by the way that are all shockingly wrong, Moonraker is usually toward the bottom, sometimes below such objectively awful entries like Diamonds Are Forever and Never Say Never Again. I just watched Moonraker for the … Continue reading Raked Over the Coals: In Defense of Moonraker

Movie Review: Vengeance: A Love Story

Hello Again, I just finished watching this movie and I have thoughts. It is not a great movie. It is, at its best, an average movie. There are small moments here and there that make it interesting and there are some very large plot arcs that also make it interesting, at least to me. ****Just … Continue reading Movie Review: Vengeance: A Love Story

Care About Other People

Hello Again, Today, there was a news report about a woman who has the measles and who apparently decided to travel through every major population center in Eastern Massachusetts. Now, ten years ago, I don't think she would have hit the news, much less having articles tracking her progress through Massachusetts like new anchors tracking … Continue reading Care About Other People

Play Review: Chalk by Walt McGough

Fresh Ink Theater Company presents CHALK. Written by Walt McGough and directed by Sarah Gazdowicz, it is currently running at the Boston Playwright Theater through January 24. I haven't been to very many plays. Five. I've been to five plays. So I'm not the most informed when it comes to this particular medium. However, I do know when I've … Continue reading Play Review: Chalk by Walt McGough

James Bond: Chapter One; The First Chapter

“Today we are fighting Communism. Okay. If I'd been alive fifty years ago, the brand of Conservatism we have today would have been damn near called Communism and we should have been told to go and fight that. History is moving pretty quickly these days and the heroes and villains keep on changing parts.” ― … Continue reading James Bond: Chapter One; The First Chapter

Movie Review: V/H/S/2

V/H/S was an interesting, albeit flawed, horror movie anthology. It featured six short films, all of which were found footage with an overarching frame. There were one or two strong entries, but, for the most part, they were average horror stories that didn't really make full use of the found footage genre. Still, I have … Continue reading Movie Review: V/H/S/2

Movie Review: Star Trek Into Darkness

I've been a big fan of Star Trek for most of my life and I've tagged along with the franchise through good times (Star Trek: The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Star Trek First Contact ) and troubled times (Voyager, Enterprise, Star Trek Insurrection). When I was kid, I loved the original series, but I … Continue reading Movie Review: Star Trek Into Darkness