Archive for November 16, 2012

Ranking Bond: The Articles

Here’s a compilation of all the articles I’ve written about the Bond franchise.

In all cases, there will be links to the individual articles. There will also be some added articles here that weren’t published before, mostly because I don’t have much to say about them and just wanted to include them for trivia/information purposes. (Just like the Ranking Disney articles.) Oh, and I’ve decided to list them from bottom to top, to add a little bit of suspense to them, in case people haven’t read the articles.

Ranking the Bond Movies (My List)

(Note: Now that I’ve updated the list, some of the films won’t be ranked the way they were for the articles. So if you click on a film that’s, say, #12, and you see that it was #10 when I wrote the articles, know that it’s because the article was written BEFORE Skyfall came out. I know this needs to be explained, because if it isn’t, some idiot will bring it up. That’s how these things work. There’s always some idiot.)

24. The Living Daylights (1987)

23. Octopussy (1983)

22. For Your Eyes Only (1981)

21. Die Another Day (2002)

20. Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)

19. A View to a Kill (1985) (more…)

Ranking the Bond Cars

Today we conclude what has become “Thirty Days of Bond.” I hadn’t quite intended it to become thirty days, but that’s what it became. Now we have thirty articles all about what’s probably the best franchise in film. We’ll conclude with the area that I know absolutely nothing about — Bond cars.

Bond cars are a huge staple of the franchise — all those great, iconic cars that Bond drives, like that Citroen in For Your Eyes Only, the BMW in Tomorrow Never Dies and the Vanquish in Die Another Day. You know… classics.

I honestly know nothing about cars and, outside of like, three of them, would probably just rank them based on how they look to me. But fortunately, I have a Bond expert who knows all about cars. So I’m just gonna leave the floor to him. He knows more about this shit than I do. This article is honestly going to be the opposite of what the earlier ones were. I’m leaving all this entirely to TokyoRemix — he’s gonna rank the cars, and I’m gonna comment (and put my list down below, since what the fuck do I know?). He’ll be the play-by-play guy, and I’ll be the colored guy.

(TokyoRemix Note: Did you guys know Mike is Puerto Rican?)

(Mike Note: Now everyone’s gonna believe… ah fuck it. Nobody reads this.)

Oh, and later on today, I’m gonna post an index of all the lists that were published, with links to all the articles. And the link will go up in the Favorite Films tab up top for future reference.

So let’s get into the car talk. (more…)


Pic of the Day: “Effective immediately, your licence to kill is revoked, and I require you to hand over your weapon. Now. I need hardly remind you that you’re still bound by the Official Secrets Act.” “I guess it’s, uh… a farewell to arms.”

The Box Office Report – November 16-18

Last week, in Box Office…

Skyfall. Oh man oh man oh man, Skyfall. It made $88.4 million domestically, on top of the $569 million it has internationally so far, and is just making me insanely happy and almost making me forget all the bad shit the country goes to see for most of the year.

Wreck-It Ralph finished second, only dropping bout 33% and making $33 million. They’re at almost $100 million after two weeks and are looking real good here so far.

Flight held really well too. Only a 40% drop, and $14.8 million in third place. Man, I love November and December. Quality shit makes money.

Argo finished fourth and made $6.6 million. It’s still making money. Almost $86 million for them as of Monday. They probably won’t crack $100 million, but they’ve already doubled their budget, so good for them.

Nothing else made $5 million (only Taken 2 scratched the $4 million threshold… barely). Which means we move on to bigger (and not necessarily better) things… (more…)