From Russia With Love (1963) REVIEW


From Russia With Love (1963) REVIEW

Directed by Terence Young

Produced by Harry Saltzman & Albert R. Broccoli

Screenplay by Richard Maibaum & Johanna Harwood

Based onFrom Russia With Love by Ian Fleming

Starring Sean Connery, Daniela Bianchi, Pedro Armendariz, Lotte Lenya and Robert Shaw

Music by John Barry

Last month I reviewed Dr. No (1962) and published the first entry in the Ultimate James Bond List. Both of those posts can be found here and here. Share them around if you like by linking each to your preferred social network and don’t be afraid to drop a comment down below. The James Bond discussion will continue for the coming weeks and months, and ramp up considerably as Bond 24 approaches. So sit back and follow along.


No need for introductions to this review series, I’m sure you have read all about my love of James Bond already…

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Alfred Hitchcock Blogathon: Topaz (1969) – Movie Rob

The Sporadic Chronicles


Today I welcome Rob, my collaborator in this Alfred Hitchcock blogathon, and his final review of the films he was entrusted to watch is Topaz. Read on to find out what Rob thought of his last film!

topaz movie poster

For my final review of a movie for our Alfred Hitchcock blogathon, I watched Topaz.

This thriller is based om a novel by Leon Uris who wrote some great books partially based on true events including Exodus, Mila 18, QB VII, Battle Cry, Trinity and The Haj.

I never read this novel, but the premise intrigued me quite a bit.

The story revolves around a French spy who tries to uncover what is going on in Cuba right before the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962.

As a spy thriller the plot moves along pretty slowly but if you wait it out, you will discover some very interesting twists and turns.


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Movie Review: The Heat (2013)

Life of this city girl

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FBI Agent Sarah Ashburn (Sandra Bullock) is a highly skilled detective with a bitchy and condescending attitude that makes her very unpopular at the office. When a promotion is up, her boss tells her it might not happen because she is so unpopular, but that she still has a chance if she solves a case working with the Boston Police Department.

Another oddity is found at Boston PD – Detective Sharon Mullins (Melissa McCarthy), whose detective skills is somewhat shadowed by her unconventional methods. Will the two unlikely partners solve the drug mystery and find the drug lord Larkin?

Rating: 5/10


I’ve been busy watching some really light hearted stuff recently; with everything that is going on in my life I really don’t need too much sadness right now. I thought The Heat would have some happy feels to it like Warm Bodies did, but alas, it did not.


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