You Only live Twice. 007 goes oriental.

After becoming a household name in the course of just four movies, it was decided that the franchise would be taken one step further; this time to the far East. Broccoli and Saltzman had wanted to adapt On Her Majesty’s Secret Service ever since they’d wrapped production on Goldfinger, but couldn’t pass up the opportunity …

Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. The Journey begins…

When back in 1999 filmmaker Peter Jackson took it upon himself to adapt J.R.R Tolkien’s massive, and considered by some, unfilmable book to the big screen, he would embark on a filmmaking journey that would take him, and all those involved, the better part of five years to complete. It would end up being one …

The Thing. Terror from within.

On June 1982, one of the most emblematic movies of the 80s and, by extent, of the Science Fiction/Horror genre was released. It was panned upon release by critics and audiences alike, who didn’t understand its artistic and storytelling merits, and who added it to the growing list of Body Horror movies that were so …

Thunderball. First true Bond Juggernaut.

After the massive success that was Goldfinger, and the Bond character being so firmly established in the public consciousness, it was time to take it to another level; a more lavish one. Thunderball would become the first movie in the series to become a true artistic and financial Juggernaut. But the road to its production …

Goldfinger. The James Bond movie that broke molds.

Even though the United Artist-produced 007 movies were already making waves in the box office of cinemas the world over, with only two movies out at the time; Dr No and From Russia with Love, it was certainly Goldfinger that would establish itself, not only as a cinematic landmark, in terms of artistic and box …

The King of Comedy. The tragedy of life

The irony of being a great admirer of Martin Scorsese’s work over the years, and having never before seen The King of Comedy, doesn’t escape me, and it’s a tragedy in itself. Made all the more unforgivable, as this is probably one of his most rounded pictures, and probably the best of De Niro’s performances …

Parasite. Scraping for a living.

Parasite is one of the most interesting movies that came out last year, one that, given its limited release in Theaters, I wasn’t expecting to see. Ever since its release, the movie has been growing from strength to strength, thanks to strong word-of-mouth from audience, and excellent reviews throughout in the critic circles. Directed by …

From Russia with Love: Bond is back with a vengeance.

Given the runaway success that Dr No had been, producers Albert R. Broccoli and Harry Saltzman were determined to build on that success right away, and immediately started working on the next Bond movie in the series, which will prove to be even more successful than the previous one. Inception The Ian Fleming book chosen …

Picard. Episode 1 review. Interesting beginning

Given the amount of bad press that this new TV show was getting even before it was released, I was somewhat skeptical about the quality of what I would find, when I finally got to see the first episode. Alas, all my qualms and misgivings have been put to rest. Even though the show resembles …