A funny thing happened during Entourage's fifth season that I certainly never saw coming: the show got good again. Really good. Dare I say, Entourage has been one of the most pleasantly surprising, entertaining and plain ol' good times I've had in front of my television set during the last few months. Amazingly, on the eve of the season finale, I'm actually sorry to see it shuffle off for the year.
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Here's something you might not realize: James Bond movies kinda suck. With the exception of the early Sean Connery films (which themselves are only merely "very good"--try watching the last reel of Thunderball again without dozing off), the franchise has sputtered along for most of its history. Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton and Pierce Brosnan are all fine actors, but they managed to suck the creative life out of the iconic secret agent. Ironically, it was Mr. Brosnan's tour-of-duty as James Bond that killed the credibility of the character, despite incredible box office totals. His Bond films were increasingly more laughable and ridiculous. Filled with terribly over-the-top special effects (everything in Die Another Day) and worse one-liners (Bond to Dr. Christmas Jones in a post-coital moment: "I thought Christmas only comes once a year"), Mr. Brosnan left one of the best brand names in the movie-making industry totally bankrupt.