Thursday, May 22, 2008


I went to see the movie Goldfinger at the Castro on Monday night. It truly is the best Bond film, and I can say that because last year I watched every Bond film in the order they were released. (I’ll do that again someday and blog about it.) Everything about that movie is a cliché, except that nothing about that movie was a cliché when it was released. Keep that in mind if you watch it. It’s the origin of a million imitations, but it’s the original. What seems tame now was cutting edge then.

Perhaps the best part of the movie is that Bond spends most of it drunk, captured, and incompetent, as Nigel Kendall of The Times amusingly pointed out.

I also bought my tickets to see Indy 4 at the Castro on Sunday night. I’m not expecting it to be brilliant. I just hope it’s good. I am however looking forward to seeing it on the gigantic screen at the Castro.

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