Tag Archives: James Bond

Will 2015 be the greatest year in movies? Not so fast…

Holy blockbusters, Batman. Have you seen what’s set to run across the silver screen in 2015? There’s Star Wars, Episode VII, a movie fans have been waiting three decades to see. Avengers: Age of Ultron, which will have even more … Continue reading

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Wilde goes wild in KCT spoof

It started with a fight. Last summer at the Kentucky Classical Theatre Conservatory, fight director Henry Layton choreographed a fight to a scene from the Oscar Wilde classic The Importance of Being Earnest. “It was really exciting to everyone involved, … Continue reading

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The villains of ‘Justified’

In two seasons, ­Raylan Givens, the hero of ­Justified, has emerged as a sort of Central/Eastern Kentucky James Bond. Played by Timothy ­Olyphant, the sexy ­lawman is never too far from ­danger, always has to contend with the beautiful women … Continue reading

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Appreciation: John Hughes

The lines started coming to mind: “The question is not, ‘what are we going to do,’ it’s, ‘what aren’t we going to do?’” “What’s happening, hot stuff?” ” . . . demented and sad, but social . . . ” … Continue reading

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Will Star Trek feel like Star Trek?

SNL Get A Life So, this was my most recent experience as a Star Trek consumer: Earlier this year, at the Presbyterian Women’s book sale at our church, I picked up a trio of old Star Trek episodes on VHS … Continue reading

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Listening to: The Bird and the Bee — ‘Ray Guns are not Just the Future’

The appeal of The Bird and the Bee can be seen in two tracks on the duo’s deliciously witty and retro new album, Ray Guns are not Just the Future. Witch could be retitled — with apologies to Eddie Harris … Continue reading

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007 Poll: Results

The results are in for our James Bond poll we conducted here at le blog. Here’s the big qualifier: This was not a scientific poll, just people who responded to a series of seven questions about the world’s favorite British … Continue reading

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007 poll, question 007: Best Picture

Gert Frobe as Goldfinger and Sean Connery as James Bond in Goldfinger, considered by many to be the best James Bond movie ever. Do we agree? Since 1962, there have been 21 James Bond movies in the official EON Productions … Continue reading

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Oscars 2009: Return of the blockbusters?

After this year’s Academy Awards, the question was whether the Oscars were still relevant, or if they were going the way of art galleries and modern dance, perceived as too elite and avant garde to appeal to the masses. Of … Continue reading

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007 poll, question 006: Gadgets

James Bond is a pretty tough athletic guy, well trained in things like marksmanship and hand-to-hand combat. But, sometimes he needs a little help, like a wrist watch with a circular saw to cut ropes from his wrists, or a … Continue reading

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