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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