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In Memory of Guy Hamilton: 1922-2016

Film director Hamilton is best known for his James Bond films (two with Sean Connery and Roger Moore’s first two outings as 007).  Though he turned to Agatha Christie adaptations later in his career, it is 1964’s Goldfinger that remains his most lasting legacy, sealing him as one of the best action directors of the […]

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James Bond vs. Action Movies

Pre-opening night (November 5), I watched the 24th official James Bond installment, the fourth with Daniel Craig: Spectre.  I’ve heard everything that it is the best Bond film ever (please!) to it’s the best Daniel Craig Bond film (please!) to it’s OK.  Though, my opinion would fall somewhere between simply OK and making any sort […]

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A Guide to Popular TV Dramas: Part 3

Whereas all procedural shows are close ended episodes, serial dramas are the complete opposite. A show with an ongoing storyline where not all loose ends are tied up in a neat little bow by episode’s end. In order to sustain the longevity of the show, each episode ends in a cliffhanger and character arcs and […]

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Elbert’s Top 5 Underrated Shows: Part 4

If you have followed this blog series up to this point, then you have probably wondered what that one show was that was canceled in December. It’s time for the reveal…And that 2nd spot belongs to NIKITA! This sleek and action-packed thriller had it all: Attractive characters, engaging plots (including the subplots), a well thought […]

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