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Peter Martin
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Yes, Shaun. Can you imagine how daunting it would be to make your big screen debut opposite those legends? Unfortunately, she definitely didn't hold her own.
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Finished TSWLM. Actually much more enjoyable than I remembered.
Much closer in tone to the Connery Bond and movies. So far, the best
of the Moore movies.

Next up, MOONRAKER. I've seen this one a few times as well. I
remember not liking it at all. We'll see if it lives up to that.
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The Spy Who Loved Me is, by far, my favourite of the Moore outings. Gets a little 'big' at the end, but other than that, doesn't really put a foot wrong. And, y'know, Barbara Bach.
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So far, mine too. After watching MOONRAKER this afternoon, I think
I've figured out a possible reason. It's the only one that hasn't tried to
be anything other than a good Bond movie. The first followed the
blaxploitation pictures, the second, kung fu movies and MOONRAKER,
space movies. TSWLM didn't try and follow any other kind of genre and
I think that's what sets it apart from the other Moore movies.

MOONRAKER started out as a pretty good Bond movie but the space
stuff ruins it for me. I didn't like it any of the other times I saw it and it
didn't change today. After seeing what STAR WARS could accomplish,
the special effects are just terrible and totally unbearable.
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THE SPY WHO LOVED ME gets my vote as the all-around best Roger Moore BOND outing...

...just a damn shame it's saddled with a disco-flavored soundtrack by Marvin Hamlisch (!!!).  John Barry is sorely missed for this one.

(I should note that Barry's score for MOONRAKER, though, is one of my favorites of his.)




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THE SPY WHO LOVED ME gets my vote as the all-around best Roger Moore BOND outing
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Hard to argue with that. It's fun and exciting, with memorable characters. I also agree on the score. A shame Barry didn't do this one instead of the travesty that was MOONRAKER (but his score was great). 
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THE GAME (1997)

David Fincher is obviously a good director, but the bleakness of his movies often leave me lukewarm (I thought SE7EN was sadistic and cruel). So while THE GAME is probably one of Fincher's least celebrated movies, it's one of my favourites. It has an Hitchcockian vibe during most of it, and Michael Douglas excels in the role of a man whose life is crumbling apart around him. 

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MISS CONGENIALITY (2000)

One of the great (yet underrated) comedies of the '00s... a fantastic cast, snappy dialogue, one of Sandra Bullock's best roles, and everyone looks and sounds like they're having a total blast.





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The Game is the Fincher movie that got away from me. I think I would have loved it if I'd seen it in the cinema, but for some reason it eluded me for years, years and years... And when I finally saw it not too many years back, it felt like something had gone stale, on a strange level... like my mind was subliminally rejecting the 90s stylistic touches.

The Social Network for me remains the most satisfying Fincher film. He's hugely talented, but a lot of his film's somehow come up short of entirely satisfying.
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THE 13th WARRIOR (1999)

I'll view it every few years to see if it's still a fun watch. I'm tentative because I don't want to be disappointed. This movie was such a pleasant surprise when I took a chance and rented it so many years ago (not much of a Banderas fan).
So yes, it's still fun!


A sign of our times, the first thing that popped into my head as the movie started, would there be any hullabaloo today over Banderas playing an "Arab".



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EXCALIBUR (1981)

My favorite of all the King Arthur interpretations and a treasure chest of early appearances by a plethora of noteworthy actors.

Would have loved to have seen a comic adaptation of this when it was released, but I'm not sure who would have done it justice; Buscema/DeZuniga perhaps or Golden/Rubenstein?


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FOR YOUR EYES ONLY. Nothing special. I was kind of bored
throughout and ready for it to be over. The underwater scenes just
dragged and dragged. The mountain climbing sequence, I enjoyed.
Just pretty ho hum. Not as bad as LALD, TMWTGG or MOONRAKER,
but nowhere near TSWLM.

Next: OCTOPUSSY!
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