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  • DeaconsDen Classic Reaction – Topaz

    In order to watch Topaz, you have to go into it with different expectations. It’s not the usual Hitchcock we’re familiar with. It’s not a splashy thriller like Notorious or Saboteur. There’s no Cary Grant, James Stewart, Ingrid Bergman or Grace Kelly. No Saul Bass titles or Bernard Herrmann score. There’s no individual getting swept […]

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  • DeaconsDen Classic Reaction – Dishonored

    Dishonored is another home run starring Marlene Dietrich and directed by Josef von Sternberg. For their second American collaboration, Dishonored sees Dietrich in the role of a prostitute who’s recruited to into spy work for Austria to seduce her targets and gather information. Frau (Marie) Kolverer, later known by her code name of X-27, easily […]

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  • Mission: Impossible- Fallout – DeaconsDen Reaction

    Mission: Impossible- Fallout – DeaconsDen Reaction

    Mission: Impossible- Fallout is the sixth film in the series. For the first time in the franchise, a director has returned to helm the mission and Christopher McQuarrie, director of 2015’s Rogue Nation has proven along with Cruise, that Ethan Hunt belongs with the heavyweights of cinematic action heroes. The Mission: Impossible films have taken […]

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  • Atomic Blonde – DeaconsDen Review

    Atomic Blonde – DeaconsDen Review

    Charlize Theron stars as Lorraine, an MI6 agent who is assigned to recover a list with the names of other operatives in Cold War Berlin. Theron is proving to become one of Hollywood's biggest action stars, especially after her critically acclaimed performance in 2016's Mad Max Fury Road. How does Atomic Blonde rate as establishing […]

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  • A Second Chance: Alfred Hitchcock’s TORN CURTAIN

    A Second Chance: Alfred Hitchcock’s TORN CURTAIN

    It's been a while since I have given a film a second chance. I've been in a mood for Alfred Hitchcock's work since I signed up for an online class celebrating 50 years of his work. Hitchcock had a very prolific career and sometimes you can overlook a film or overreact to a film that […]

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  • Film Review: Spectre

    Film Review: Spectre

       The twenty-fourth Bond film is at long last here. Daniel Craig returns for his fourth adventure as 007. Spectre has come in with a fair amount of expectation considering the success of its predecessor Skyfall. Does Spectre measure up as one of the top tier Bond films? Or is it among the ranks of […]

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  • The Bond Thing Finale Part 2

    The Bond Thing Finale Part 2

    Moment of truth folks. My top 5 revealed! 5) Licence To Kill Timothy Dalton’s second and final outing as 007 has him taking on Franz Sanchez. A drug lord responsible for the maiming of his friend Felix Leiter and the death of Leiter’s wife Della. It was a certain change of pace from previous entries. […]

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  • The Bond Thing Finale Top 10 Bond Films Part 1

    The Bond Thing Finale Top 10 Bond Films Part 1

    This has been a fun venture naming some of my favorite things relating to the Bond films. I know I fell behind with posting each day, but now we are at the big moment. My top 10 favorite Bond films. This is before I’ve seen Spectre so perhaps this list changes after I see it […]

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  • The Bond Thing Days 16-20

    The Bond Thing Days 16-20

    Next up for The Bond Thing as I continue to play catch up, the countdown is my top 5 moments in a Bond Film. 5) “Now speak or forever hold your piece.” From The Man With The Golden Gun    Roger Moore usually gets a bad rap during his run for being too campy. My […]

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  • The Bond Thing Days 11-15

    The Bond Thing Days 11-15

    Continuing my catch up, I present today my 5 Favorite Bond Theme Songs: 5) The World is Not Enough – Performed by Garbage (1999)   An oily backdrop sets the tone for this title track that I never paid much attention to in the past, but this song really is one the highlights of the film. […]

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