Posts in category "Retrospectives"

#TBT Hammerle's Movie Madness 1995

#TBT Hammerle's Movie Madness 1995
Julie just wrote about the bag of gifts that my sister, Courtney, brought over to our house last Friday.  The bag is full of random items my parents wanted to give to us before they moved to Dubai.  There were presents for the kids, a U.S. map placemat (naturally), and some old articles and newspaper... Read more »

Furiously Ranking All Seven Fast & Furious Movies

Furiously Ranking All Seven Fast & Furious Movies
About a month ago, I took it upon myself to re-watch all six previous films in the Fast & Furious franchise in preparation for this weekend’s much-anticipated (by me at least) release of Furious 7. The Fast & Furious movies aren’t perfect, and all of them are dumb in varying degrees, but I find myself... Read more »

Family Movie Night: A Tradition Begins

Family Movie Night: A Tradition Begins
Don’t get me wrong.  Babies are great.  They’re cute and sweet, and it’s an amazing thing to watch them grow and develop.  But, they suck at watching movies. There are several perks of having kids grow up.  They play by themselves.  You can have discussions with them.  They have longer attention spans.  And, there are... Read more »
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Hammervision's Top Posts of 2013

Hammervision's Top Posts of 2013
Tomorrow is New Year’s Eve, and I thought it would be fun (for me, at least) to look back at the year in Hammervision. John and I had a wonderful time working on the blog this year, and much of that has been due to your readership and engagement. Thank you so much for taking... Read more »

The Countdown is Over! Skyfall Is Here, and It's the Best Bond Yet

The Countdown is Over!  Skyfall Is Here, and It's the Best Bond Yet
25 movies in 2 months may not sound all that daunting to the most hardened of filmgoers, but when I first took it upon myself to watch or re-watch every official and unofficial James Bond film from the past 50 years, I didn’t know what I was in for.  Hammervision has been counting down to... Read more »

Countdown to Skyfall: Quantum of Solace (2008)

Countdown to Skyfall: Quantum of Solace (2008)
QUANTUM OF SOLACE (2008) BOND: Daniel Craig DIRECTOR: Marc Forster (Finding Neverland) BOND GIRL(S): Olga Kurylenko (Camille); Gemma Arterton (Strawberry Fields) COOL GADGETS: None, really. THEME SONG: “Another Way to Die,” sung by Jack White & Alicia Keys.  It’s a toss-up for me whether this or “A View to a Kill” is my favorite Bond... Read more »
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Countdown to Skyfall: Casino Royale (2006)

Countdown to Skyfall: Casino Royale (2006)
CASINO ROYALE (2006) BOND: Daniel Craig DIRECTOR: Martin Campbell (Goldeneye) BOND GIRL(S): Eva Green (Vesper Lynd) COOL GADGETS: None to speak of. THEME SONG: “You Know My Name,” sung by Chris Cornell.  What is Chris Cornell doing singing a Bond theme in 2006?  Maybe if we were back in ’95 for Goldeneye, that would have... Read more »

Countdown to Skyfall: Die Another Day (2002)

Countdown to Skyfall: Die Another Day (2002)
DIE ANOTHER DAY (2002) BOND: Pierce Brosnan DIRECTOR: Lee Tamahori (XXX: State of the Union, Along Came A Spider) BOND GIRL(S): Halle Berry (Jinx); Rosamund Pike (Miranda Frost) COOL GADGETS: Invisible car; ring that instantly breaks glass. THEME SONG: “Die Another Day,” sung by Madonna.  Electronica-disco nonsense. IMDB PLOT SUMMARY: James Bond is sent to investigate... Read more »

Countdown to Skyfall: The World Is Not Enough (1999)

Countdown to Skyfall: The World Is Not Enough (1999)
THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH (1999) BOND: Pierce Brosnan DIRECTOR: Michael Apted (Nell, Gorillas in the Mist) BOND GIRL(S): Sophie Marceau (Elektra King); Denise Richards (Christmas Jones) COOL GADGETS: Inflatable jacket; X-ray glasses. THEME SONG: “The World Is Not Enough,” sung by Garbage.  Not the best, not the worst.  Right in the middle of the... Read more »
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Countdown to Skyfall: Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)

Countdown to Skyfall: Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)
TOMORROW NEVER DIES (1997) BOND: Pierce Brosnan DIRECTOR: Roger Spottiswoode (Turner & Hooch, The 6th Day) BOND GIRL(S): Teri Hatcher (Paris Carver); Michelle Yeoh (Wai Lin) COOL GADGETS: The coolest is the mobile phone that Bond uses to remote control drive his vehicle. THEME SONG: “Tomorrow Never Dies,” sung by Sheryl Crow.  A good song,... Read more »