Decades Blogathon – Casino Royale (2006)

 

Ruth from Flixchatter stopped by to give us her thoughts on 2006’s Casino Royale, the epitome of James Bond. Head on over to Three Rows Back and have a read!

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Decades Blogathon Banner 20162006It’s week two of the Decades Blogathon – 6 edition – hosted by myself and the awesome Tom from Digital Shortbread! The blogathon focuses on movies that were released in the sixth year of the decade. Tom and I are running a different entry each day (we’ll also reblog the other’s post) and I’m thrilled to welcome the one and only Ruth from FlixChatter. I’m sure many of you will know of Ruth’s brilliant site and for our little event she is reviewing Daniel Craig’s first foray into the world of Bond with 2006’s Casino Royale.

I can’t believe it’s been a decade since Casino Royale came out. I just rewatched it this weekend to refresh my memory, though I had probably rewatched it a few times in the last 10 years. It’s still as good as the first time I saw it, and I still would…

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Money Monster

Release: Friday, May 13, 2016 [Theater] Written by: Jamie Linden; Alan DiFiore; Jim Kouf Directed by: Jodie Foster In Jodie Foster's latest, good old George is forced to strap explosives to his chest on live television and admit to everyone -- everyone in Manhattan anyway -- that he, the arrogant host of a colorful, high-octane financial talk show, is … Continue reading Money Monster

Eye in the Sky

Release: Friday, April 1, 2016 [Theater] Written by: Guy Hibbert Directed by: Gavin Hood Eye in the Sky presents an intriguing, if not familiar moral conundrum as a British Army Colonel weighs the pros and cons of pulling the trigger on a drone missile strike that could eliminate top terrorist targets sheltered in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi. … Continue reading Eye in the Sky

10 Cloverfield Lane

Release: Friday, March 11, 2016 [Theater] Written by: Josh Campbell; Matthew Stuecken; Damien Chazelle Directed by: Dan Trachtenberg Dan Trachtenberg's suffocating and impossibly intense monster movie arrests viewers with a power few thrillers in recent memory have had. 10 Cloverfield Lane is an early contender for biggest surprise hit of 2016, delivering a story that's conceptually simple, emotionally complex and psychologically … Continue reading 10 Cloverfield Lane

13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi

Release: Friday, January 15, 2016 [Theater] Written by: Chuck Hogan Directed by: Michael Bay Michael Bay visits the Middle East in only his second non-Transformers extravaganza in nearly a decade. Following in the footsteps of Clint Eastwood (American Sniper) and Peter Berg (Lone Survivor), Bay seems to have had an epiphany of his very own: I too can profit enormously … Continue reading 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi

The Lucky 13 Film Club: The Revenant

 

Dear loyal DSB-ers. . . DSB-ites . . . DSB-ians. . .(what’s the correct syntax here?)

I am delighted to bring you a link to a discussion I was fortunate enough to be part of over at Cindy Bruchman, an absolutely outstanding site discussing many different aspects of film and the culture that surrounds it. If this post is the first time you’ve heard of the site, you really should take a little time to check out what Cindy is doing. It’s fabulous work.

This piece today, part of her Lucky 13 Film Club, discusses aspects of the recent survival drama The Revenant. I’d be elated to hear what you guys have to say about our thoughts on it. Thank you.

Cindy Bruchman

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No Escape

Release: Wednesday, August 26, 2015 [Theater] Written by: John Erick Dowdle; Drew Dowdle Directed by: John Erick Dowdle No Escape shouldn't work as well as it does and yet, strong performances from an unlikely cast make for a taut thriller that plays to the tune of Taken, becoming an often absurd yet emotionally resonant tale of survival. Owen Wilson … Continue reading No Escape

The Babadook

Release: Friday, November 28, 2014 (limited)  [Redbox] Written by: Jennifer Kent Directed by: Jennifer Kent It's official. I'm in love with horror once again. It's some kind of feat the hype surrounding Jennifer Kent's much-acclaimed horror film has gotten to the point where it feels like watching the 'scariest film in years' this far into 2015 is, yeah, a little like … Continue reading The Babadook

Whiplash

Release: Friday, October 10, 2014 (limited) [Theater] Written by: Damien Chazelle  Directed by: Damien Chazelle I know that Terence Fletcher wouldn't give a rat's you-know-what about any kind of critique of his performance or his teaching methods. So we'll keep this between us, okay? I don't want a chair thrown at me, thank you very much. In this surprisingly … Continue reading Whiplash

The Purge: Anarchy

Release: Friday, July 18, 2014 [Theater] The Purge: Anarchy offers you yet another chance to let it all out with a second blood-splattering of twisted social commentary. Instead of running around blindly inside a house defending ourselves from masked invaders as we had done only last summer with the Sandins, now we band together with several nondescript characters in the … Continue reading The Purge: Anarchy