Tag Archives: Guy Hamilton

Honoring Three Stars This Week

Even though I took a vacation last week sunbathing in Miami Beach, I didn’t completely ignore Twitter. There have been several celebrity passings that deserve to be mentioned. It’s an eclectic bunch of names, but these people were all noteworthy in their own way. Let’s start with the obvious one. Prince, who passed away at the … Continue reading Honoring Three Stars This Week

Force 10 From Navarone

THE ODDS AGAINST THEM WERE 10,000 TO 1… BUT WHAT THE HELL! After the mission that destroyed the guns of Navarone, Keith Mallory and John Miller (Robert Shaw, Edward Fox) are asked to find a spy who may have infiltrated the Yugoslav Partisans. This sequel to The Guns of Navarone (1961) is no match for … Continue reading Force 10 From Navarone

The Mirror Crack’d

MIRROR, MIRROR ON THE WALL, WHO IS THE MURDERER AMONG THEM ALL? In1953, a big Hollywood production arrives in an English hamlet to shoot a movie, but the murder of a local woman arouses Miss Marple’s (Angela Lansbury) curiosity. Another star-studded movie version of an Agatha Christie novel, this time featuring very entertaining performances by … Continue reading The Mirror Crack’d

Battle of Britain

In 1940 the Germans are preparing under Goering’s leadership to invade Britain, but the RAF valiantly fight them in the air. One of Britain’s proudest moments is not given the proper treatment in this forgettable epic. It’s all about the planes and the air battles; an amazing number of old aircraft were used and those … Continue reading Battle of Britain

Diamonds Are Forever

James Bond (Sean Connery) goes undercover as a diamond smuggler to locate a large amount of stolen gems; it turns out that Blofeld (Charles Gray) is once again responsible. The seventh Bond flick saw Connery make a comeback; he’s still got it, but his heart doesn’t really seem to be in it. A large chunk of … Continue reading Diamonds Are Forever

The Man With the Golden Gun

THE WORLD’S GREATEST VILLAINS HAVE TRIED TO KILL JAMES BOND. NOW IT’S SCARAMANGA’S TURN TO TRY! James Bond (Roger Moore) learns that Scaramanga (Christopher Lee), the world’s greatest hit man, has been paid to assassinate him; Bond goes after this man who kills with a golden gun. The ninth film in the series brings back the … Continue reading The Man With the Golden Gun

Live and Let Die

GET MOORE! James Bond (Roger Moore) investigates several murders that lead him to New York and dr. Kananga (Yaphet Kotto) who is planning to destroy the U.S. by flooding it with heroin. The eighth Bond flick is Moore’s first; he has a natural charm, but lacks his predecessor’s brutal streak. He gets no help from Jane … Continue reading Live and Let Die