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There's a movie based on the game Halo that is on Netflix Streaming. It's called Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn. I watched it because I was bored one evening, and really enjoyed it. I know next to nothing about the game. This is about a platoon of military cadets who ultimately find themselves and their academy under attack. It worked fine as a standalone, the acting and effects weren't bad, and the whole scenario felt real. Give it a shot if you have a chance.
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I can't believe I didn't love this movie. Instead, I really disliked it.

Daniel Craig does fine as Bond, and I like his chemistry with Dame Judi Densch. And...that's about where my fondness for the movie ended.

I mean, did they even read the books or know any of Bond's bio? This Bond is unprofessional in the extreme and a complete loose cannon. James Bond is a Royal Navy commander, for pete's sake! While he likes his alcohol, tobacco and the ladies, he's still disciplined and aware of his position as servant of the Crown.

The plotline didn't make a heck of a lot of sense, once a plotline made itself evident. It took a long time getting around to that. The pacing was also very bad and the movie ended up suffering from Saturday Night Live Syndrome, which is not knowing when a scene has gone on too long.

"Quantum of Solace" is 107 minutes to "Casino Royale"'s 144. That's a little short for a Bond film, but I hope it means that it's tight. I've added it to my Netflix queue.


Dec. 23rd, 2006 08:10 am
lady_kishiria: (Default)
This is normally [personal profile] patgund's bailiwick, but I finally saw a terrible movie I'd been wanting to see for years last night. It's got cardboard rocket ships, 1960s paranoia, bad animal costumes...and it's a Christmas movie.

I'm talking of course about Santa Claus Conquers The Martians.

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EDIT: Joy to the world! This film is in the public domain and you can download it here:

Even if you don't want to, the thumbnails include Man in a Polar Bear Suit.

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