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A View to a Kill

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{2.5/5} “No one ever leaves the KGB.” A View to a Kill, released in 1985 The Russians have stolen a secret microchip technology, and James Bond is sent to investigate. The chip is made by Zorin Industries. When he arrives at Max Zorin’s estate to see what he is up to, he finds something suspicious […]

Never Say Never Again

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{2.5/5} “You’re not going to make any trouble, are you Mr. Bond? Let’s face it, your reputation has preceded you.” Never Say Never Again, released in 1983 James Bond is sent back into the field to recover two nuclear warheads stolen by SPECTRE. SPECTRE has demanded that NATO pay them billions of dollars. Bond tracks […]

Octopussy

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{2.5/5} “Spend the money quickly, Mr. Bond.” Octopussy, released in 1983 James Bond is on the trail of someone who bought a Fabergé egg at auction for a much higher price than normal. His superiors think the Russians may be creating fake eggs — and they’re right. It’s part of a scheme of one Russian […]

The Man with the Golden Gun

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{2.5/5} “‘I mean, sir, who would pay a million dollars to have me killed?’ ‘Jealous husbands, outraged chefs, humiliated tailors — the list is endless.’” The Man with the Golden Gun, released in 1974 Scaramanga, aka the man with the golden gun, is an independent assassin whose fee has risen to $1 million. James Bond […]

Live and Let Die

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{2.5/5} “‘Who’s funeral is this?’ ‘Yours.’” Live and Let Die, released in 1973 When three agents are killed, James Bond is sent to New York to investigate. M believes the murders are all connected to Dr. Kanaga of the Caribbean island of San Monique. Bond later travels to San Monique and New Orleans in pursuit […]

Diamonds Are Forever

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{2.5/5} “Weren’t you a blonde when I came in?” Diamonds Are Forever, released in 1971 James Bond investigates a diamond smuggling ring operating in South Africa. He heads to Holland, though, because of intelligence that one of the smugglers is going to be there. He impersonates the smuggler, Franks, even wearing fake fingerprints thanks to […]

Thunderball

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{2.5/5} “I thought I wore a hat when I came in.” Thunderball, released in 1965 Emilio Largo is now number 2 at SPECTRE. He has an audacious plan to get millions of dollars out of NATO — steal two of their nuclear weapons and hold them for ransom. He steals the weapons, and James Bond […]

Killer Joe

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{2.5/5} “Your eyes hurt.” Chris owes money that he can’t pay, to someone who will kill him. He learns that his mother, whom everyone hates, has a life insurance policy whose beneficiary is his sister Dottie. Chris hires Joe to kill his mother. Chris’s father Ansel, Ansel’s wife Sharla, and Dottie are all in on […]

Happiness

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{2.5/5} “I mean, we all have our… you know… pluses and minuses.” Trish is married to psychiatrist Bill and has three kids, Helen is a successful poet, and Joy has an unfulfilling telephone sales job. Allen is obsessed with Helen, his next door neighbour, but can’t bring himself to say more than hello to her. Trish, Helen, […]

Movies I really don’t want you to see

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There are 2 movies I really don’t want you to see for the same reason — because they are unfunny adaptations of funny source material. Of course, there are people who disagree with me — who like these movies — but if you trust my judgement please avoid them. {2/5} The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the […]