That Moment In Podcast: The Rock (1996)

It is vacation season over at That Moment In Podcast. Not the site! Its why we’ve taken a little break. We are back with a chat about The Rock. Not the actor but the 1996 Michael Bay action thriller starring Sean Connery and Nicolas Cage. As usual, Melissa and David give their haiku and alliterations respectively. We also dive in questions we had before Melissa talks about The Moment in The Rock that is significant and why it is so. We also share some moments that caught our attention in any way.

Be sure to stick to the end to see which film Melissa challenges David to find the moment in!

I’m not sure if I mentioned it last time but That Moment In Podcast is now available in Soundcloud, iTunes and we also have it in video on Youtube!

Thanks for listening! Hope you enjoyed! 🙂

TMI Podcast: The Random Chat Show All About the Best James Bond Villains

Bond 24, SPECTRE, hits theatres this week.  I went to go see it yesterday on opening night. My review will go up for it some time next week.  However, before we go there, this week’s podcast was all about our favorite James Bond villains.  We even dabble a little in the gadgets and girls world because you know, its all part of a James Bond movie.

Hope you enjoy!

A special mention to Opinion Battles hosted by Movie Reviews 101.

007 December – Diamonds Are Forever (1971) – Tranquil Dreams

Here’s my second review for MovieRob’s 007 December Blogathon. This time we have Diamonds are Forever also featuring Sean Connery as James Bond. After the first one, its a lot easier to like his James Bond except I had a way harder time getting through this one 🙂
Remember to go check out the rest of the entries. I’m been working hard trying to catch up with everyone’s. The ones I’ve read are really awesome! Head on over and check it all out!
Thanks again to Rob for letting me join in (especially with more than one review)! 🙂

MovieRob

007-December Blogathon

Kim from Tranquil Dreams gives us her thoughts on today’s Bond movie – Diamonds are Forever.

Thanks Kim!

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After a satisfactory experience with Sean Connery’s Bond and You Only Live Twice, I went right along and put on Diamonds Are Forever.  Still, Sean Connery and a little later.  Apparently, he came back to do this one? I don’t know.  I’m still a little iffy with the idea and to start this off, it took me two times to get through this.

Director: Guy Hamilton

Cast: Sean Connery, Charles Gray, Jill St. John, Putter Smith, Bruce Glover

You know what? I don’t know how to write the plot for this one so here’s from IMDB:

A diamond smuggling investigation leads James Bond to Las Vegas, where he uncovers an extortion plot headed by his nemesis, Ernst Stavro Blofeld.

diamonds are forever blofeld

I’m a bit torn on how to review this Diamonds Are Forever.  Unlike…

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007 December – You Only Live Twice (1967) – Tranquil Dreams

On this cold Monday morning, let me direct your attention to MovieRob’s 007 December Blogathon. I’ve chosen to do a few reviews. The first one to go up is on You Only Live Twice starring Sean Connery as the handsome James Bond. It was a very different feeling from the more recent ones.
While you’re doing that, remember to check out MovieRob and give him a follow so that you don’t miss any of his awesome reviews along with the rest of the 007 Blogathon entries 🙂

MovieRob

007-December Blogathon

For our second review of You Only Live Twice (1967), here’s a review by Kim of Tranquil Dreams.

Thanks Kim!

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Before I start the review, I’d like to say that I’m not very well versed in James Bond.  I watched maybe two Pierce Brosnan ones and then the first two Daniel Craig ones. When Rob decided to do this 007 blogathon, I struggled a little to decide whether I should do this.  Still, I ended up with Sean Connery’s James Bond.  I have no idea what to expect so lets give this one a look, shall we? I’m sure it’ll be an interesting experience.

Director: Lewis Gilbert

Cast: Sean Connery, Akiko Wakabayashi, Tetsuro Tanba, Mie Hama, Karin Dor, Donald Pleasance

The US launches a space capsule which gets captured by an unknown ship.  They believe its the Russians plot.  When the Russians also lose a space capsule in space unexpectedly…

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The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003)

Believe it or not, this was the first movie I purchased (well, got for free) on my tablet back in  November.  I’ve never really been in the mood to watch it until the other day, I had to actually squeeze in a movie since its been slightly slow on the movie reviews area and my brain was tired from writing reviews..haha! Here it is…lets see how a movie lead by Sean Connery is.  Don’t hate me..I haven’t seen a lot of movies with Sean Connery so its a pretty new experience!

the league of extraordinary gentlemen posterDirector: Stephen Norrington

Cast: Sean Connery, Peta Wilson, Tony Curran, Stuart Townsend, Shane West, Jason Flemyng, Richard Roxburgh, Max Ryan

The British empire (I think) is in peril because of the haunting of the Phantom who is using his army of bad guys with heavy armory to rob and terrorize the streets.  It is then the empire employs many heroes with special talents to join together.  Representing the empire is M (Richard Roxburgh), he brings Allan Quartermain (Sean Connery) back from Africa, Captain Nemo to sail the ship to get them from different locations, Skinner (Tony Curran) for his invisibility, Mina Harker (Peta Wilson) for her vampirism skills (if you call it that), Dorion Gray (Stuart Townsend) for his indestructibility, Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde ( for his strength with the special agent Tom Sawyer as the extra addition.   Together they need to find the Phantom and stop him before he reaches the council`s secret location.

Its the first time I am writing a review so many days after seeing it and I think it really shows that this movie doesn`t have too many things worth remembering.  However, I think most of the problem is in the plot.  Still, I can`t seem to pinpoint why I’m not a huge fan.  

the league of extraordinary gentlemen allan and tom

The actors do a rather decent job and I really enjoyed the side story between Allan Quartermain and Tom Sawyer, like teaching a younger version of him something useful and all.  I do enjoy Shane West on screen even if he isn’t on a lot and the other time I’ve seen him was in A Walk to Remember.  However, he is a pretty good actor.  I particularly liked the general voiceover of Skinner since he wasn’t completely visible most of the time.  

the league of extraordinary gentlemen allan and co

What really worked for me in this action fantasy flick was how they rounded up all these known fictional characters and put them all together to form this extraordinary league to fight The Phantom.  That was a great move.  Maybe for me it was better because I have so many unknown characters in here because I don’t know classic stories very much and didn’t know the background story so whenever something happened, I was extremely excited to see what would happen.  Even if at no point in time did I find any of them in any grave danger or that the Phantom was much of a threat…

league of extraordinary gentlemen mina tom

One thing that really does look weird was the CGI.  However I think its because its already 10 years old that its just back then that was how it was.  I’d have to check up what else was released in 2003 to have a comparison but its okay.  CGI usually doesn’t bother me too much but it was obvious that it was quite fake.  This comes down to whether you can accept and buy whats going on afterwards, right?  It had a lot of action and explosions to compensate for everything and it gave some suspense (even if I found it slightly predictable).

the league of extraordinary gentlemen allan dorian jekyll Overall, this was an action movie with an okay plot and decent cast.  I enjoyed it because it was a new concept to me just the way I’d enjoy Van Hellsing.  Its a personal preference in my mind.  I wasn’t looking for a masterpiece to begin with so I think that part really helped.  I’m staying neutral with this one.  It was fun and entertaining to watch for me.

What do you think? Did you see this flick? Is there some other Sean Connery movies you’d suggest?