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Live and Let Die, a review by Rich


Live and Let Die



Roger Moore makes his first appearance as "Bond...James Bond" in 1973's Live and Let Die. Bond is dispatched to the States to stem the activities of Mr. Big (Yaphet Kotto), who plans to take over the Western Hemisphere by converting everyone into heroin addicts. The woman in the case is Solitaire (Jane Seymour in her movie debut), an enigmatic interpreter of tarot cards. The obligatory destructive-chase sequence occurs at the film's midpoint, with Bond being chased in a motorboat by Mr. Big's henchmen, slashing his way through the marshlands and smashing up a wedding party. Clifton James makes the first of several Bond appearances as redneck sheriff Pepper, while Geoffrey Holder is an enthusiastic secondary villain. The title song, written by Paul McCartney and Linda McCartney, provides the frosting on this 007 confection


Top notch film, a young Roger Moore plays Bond as more of a dirty dog, bedding a multitude of women, suave, sophisticated and full of witty one-liners. His apprenticeship as Simon Templar helped carve his character, and it was a breath of fresh air following the last 2 007 movies.
So many memorable scenes and aspects in one movie, alligator hopping, speedboat chase, voodoo ceremony, Louisiana sherriff who is a riot, a curvy Jane Seymour, the train fight with claw handed man.
Connery would do Moore in a scrap, and that is the only negative I have with the eyebrow aching Moore taking the role - he isn't quite hard enough.
But for a film, it is one of my favourite 007 releases despite its straying from Flemings book in so many ways.
 ;D


(From Riches Random Reviews on March 16th, 2009)

Member's Reviews

Zatoichi, a review by Tom




Title: Zatoichi
Year: 2003
Director: Takeshi Kitano
Rating: 18
Length: 116 Min.
Video: Widescreen 1.85
Audio: Japanese: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, Japanese: Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles: English

Stars:
Takeshi Kitano
Tadanobu Asano

Plot:Awards:
Extras:
Featurettes
Interviews
Scene Access
Trailers

My Thoughts:
I had some fun watching this movie. It is a little slow at times. Takeshi Kitano ("Battle Royale") did a good job as Zatoichi and as the director of this movie. It is very similar to Ichi, the sequel. Though I remember I enjoyed the subplot and the supporting cast in that one more than in this one.

Rating:

(From Tom's Alphabet Marathon Reviews on July 3rd, 2010)

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8 Simple Rules: The Complete First Season, a review by addicted2dvd


     8 Simple Rules: The Complete First Season (2002/United States)

Legendary sitcom stars John Ritter and Katey Sagal team up in 8 Simple Rules, ABC's hit family comedy that is laugh-out-loud funny.

"If you make my daughters cry, I'll make you cry." That is the rallying cry of Paul Hennessy. A little rusty in the parenting department, Paul is forced to meet fatherhood head-on when his wife Cate returns to work. Two teenage daughters and a wisecracking son make Paul's new situation daunting but never dull.

Cybill Shepherd, Jason Priestley and Terry Bradshaw are just some of the guest stars joining the fun in Season One. Experience all 28 episodes, plus exclusive bonus features, including a hilarious bonus reel, in this sensational 3-disc set.

Episodes:
1. Pilot
2. Wall of Shame
3. Bridget's First Job
4. Wings
5. Son-in-Law
6. Cheerleaders
7. Trick or Treehouse
8. By the Book
9. Two Boys for Every Girl
10. Give It Up
11. Paul Meets His Match
12. All I Want for Christmas
13. Rory's Got a Girlfriend
14. Career Choices
15. Kerry's Big Adventure
16. Come and Knock On Our Door
17. Drummer Boy (Part 1)
18. Drummer Boy (Part 2)
19. Cool Parent
20. Every Picture Tells a Story
21. Kerry's Video
22. Good Moms Gone Wild
23. Career Woman
24. Queen Bees and King Bees
25. Bake Sale
26. The Doyle Wedding
27. Sort of An Officer and a Gentleman (Part 1)
28. Sort of An Officer and a Gentleman (Part 2)

Stars:
John Ritter as Paul Hennessy
Katey Sagal as Cate Hennessy
Kaley Cuoco as Bridget Hennessy
Amy Davidson as Kerry Hennessy
Martin Spanjers as Rory Hennessy

Extras:
  • Bonus Trailers
  • Outtakes/Bloopers


My Thoughts:
Last night I finished off this set... and enjoyed every minute of it. I have been a fan of John Ritter every since first seeing him in Three's Company. And I been a fan of Kaley Cuoco for a bit now as well. I found this series to be a lot of fun... contains lots of laughs. It is a shame we lost John Ritter at the beginning of the second season. Despite that loss I want to add the second season to my collection... hopefully before too long so I can see how the show went on without him. This first season set has a surprising high number of episodes considering it isn't that old of a series. Favorite episode of this season? I guess I would have to go with Come and Knock On Our Door where they poke a little fun at Three's Company. Where John Ritter's character has a dream that both daughters are living with one guy... and he is in the place of Mr. Roper. It even looks like the same exact apartment from Three's Company. I thought it was a clever thing to do... was a lot of fun to watch. The only real extra on this set is a Blooper Reel. But if we were only going to get one extra on this set... I am glad we got this... as I had just as many laughs watching this short Blooper Reel as I did the entire season of the show. And that is saying a lot! The Blooper Reel made it look like they had a blast on the set working with John Ritter as it seemed he made the set a lot of fun to work on. If you never seen this series you should definitely give it a chance!



My Rating:
Out of a Possible 5


(From Addicted2dvd's Random TV Series Watched on December 23rd, 2011)