Month: May 2015

The James Bond Rewatch: THUNDERBALL (1965)

Thunderball finds James Bond in his biggest (and most financially successful) entry yet – an underwater romp that continued to expand many series elements including: budget, runtime and outrageous Bond antics. (more…)

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Review: GOING CLEAR: SCIENTOLOGY AND THE PRISON OF BELIEF Is A Sobering and Scathing Eye-Opener

Time and time again, documentaries often prove that truth is stranger than fiction. The most fertile subjects don’t need to be exaggerated because they’re compelling enough on their own, and the HBO documentary Going Clear: Scientology and The Prison of Belief knows this trope and leans into it. (more…)

Review: AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON Juggles Characters And Spectacle On A Global Scale

Marvel continues its plans for world domination while its on-screen heroes battle against a foe bent on the same goal in the breathless Avengers sequel Age of Ultron. All the big names are back (with a few more are added to the mix) in a movie that provides non-stop action with some welcome sojourns that examine what it means to be a hero. (more…)

Review: DRUNK STONED BRILLIANT DEAD: THE STORY OF THE NATIONAL LAMPOON Is A Raucously Entertaining Doc

Director Douglas Tirola boasts (somewhat cheekily) that Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead features more bare breasts than any other documentary in history. Judging by the raucous end result that details the hard-partying genesis and spectacular flameout of the National Lampoon humour magazine, he may well be right. (more…)