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No Time To Die | Average Guy Movie Review

After the events of Spectre , James Bond (Daniel Craig) rode off into the sunset, or at least he drove. He and Madeleine Swann (Léa Seydoux) went in search of a more peaceful life. But they never found it, and five years later Bond is living a solitary retirement in Jamaica. That is until Felix Leiter (Jeffrey Wright) shows up with a favour to ask, dragging Bond back into the world he has tried so desperately to leave behind. It's hard to believe we've waited almost two years for No Time To Die  to hit cinemas. Fourth release is the charm, I guess. And what a wait it has been; roughly two years spent wondering how this James Bond would bow out. Once again Daniel Craig shows us a different side to the super spy, as his relationship with Madeleine Swann becomes the central focus. D rawing inspiration from  On Her Majesty's Secret Service  (an unforeseen but brilliant move, even if it does mean enduring Louis Armstrong's 'We Have All The Time In The World'), the mo

A Daniel Craig Retrospective

After a rather long wait, Daniel Craig's final outing as 007 is about to arrive in cinemas... hopefully. So I thought it was about time I did another rewatch, one that was unlikely to be as painful as A Fast Moustache ReWatch . At first I was only going to rewatch Craig's four James Bond  movies, but then I started thinking about some of the other movies he's made over the last twenty years, and this suddenly became a much bigger endeavour. I began scouring streaming services and my own Blu-ray/DVD collection, one of these titles I even had to turn to ebay to find - it shouldn't be too hard to figure out which one. Then I had to find time to watch these movies, all 12 of them. The result of which was a rather fun two weeks. And at the end of this rainbow... No Time To Die . Once I started thinking about including more of Daniel Craig's movies in this rewatch,  Road to Perdition seemed like a pretty good place to start... a future Bond working with a future Bond dir

Knives Out | Average Guy Movie Review

When the famous mystery writer Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer) is found dead in his home, legendary detective Benoit Blanc is brought in to investigate. But in order to do so, Blanc will have to deal with Harlan's extremely dysfunctional family, all of whom are potential suspects. And the only person who can help him sort through all the madness is Harlan's nurse, Marta (Ana de Armas). Rian Johnson's crack at a murder mystery is undoubtedly some of the best fun you'll have at the cinema in 2019. It takes the classic whodunnit and dials things up to eleven. Thanks to a superb script and some fantastic performances - even Christopher Plummer gets time to shine through flashbacks - Johnson's take on the world-class detective is introduced to what is possibly the world's most dysfunctional family, a myriad bundle of mysteries even without Harlan's death. They're the type of people that many would try to avoid, especially in public. But in this

Logan Lucky | Average Guy Movie Review

Steven Soderbergh comes out of retirement to direct this Ocean's 11 style caper with rednecks. When down on his luck Jimmy Logan (Channing Tatum) loses his job, he decides to rob the Charlotte Motor Speedway during the Coca-Cola 600, one of the biggest races in the Nascar season. In order to pull it off, Jimmy ropes in his brother Clyde (Adam Driver), a veteran who lost his left hand in Iraq, his sister Mellie (Riley Keough) and safe cracker Joe Bang (Daniel Craig). The only problem, Joe is in prison, that and the Logan Family Curse, which according to Clyde only hits when things are starting to go right for the family. Logan Lucky is the first movie to be produced by Soderbergh's new company, Fingerprint Releasing. By selling the distribution rights, Soderbergh was able to fund the movie without the backing of a major studio. Thus allowing him to make the movie he wants without having to bow to the pressure of Hollywood big wigs. The result of which is a hilarious

What if Daniel Craig is done with 007?

After ten years and four movies Daniel Craig is apparently done with 007. What will this mean for the franchise? Are we going to get another reboot or will the next actor pick up where Craig left off? I never thought I'd say this because I have been a fan of Bond for as long as I can remember, but if Craig doesn't return I think they should put the super spy to bed, at least for a few years. If you haven't seen Spectre there are spoilers ahead. Spectre was a disappointment, I hate to say it but it was. Skyfall would have made a much better exit for Craig but that's the wonder of 20-20 hindsight. That's not to say Spectre didn't have a lot going for it; great cast, Director and crew, even the new look Blofeld was a good idea, Christolph Waltz was excellent. The idea that Blofeld was behind everyone responsible for everything in all four Daniel Craig movies was a bit of a stretch, that and his Daddy issues. It worked with Quantum because