Thursday, November 1, 2012


Only one person voted in - Which of these films do you plan on seeing in October of 2012 – poll and that appeared and disappeared – twice! I don’t know if there was a fault with the Blogger gadget or if no one was interested in any of these four horror films for the month of October. If not, I can’t say I blame any of you as I had only mild interest in two of the four and had no intention of seeing any of them at the theater. If anyone did try to vote on this month’s poll and was unable to, please leave a comment here.
There will be no poll for the month of November, primarily because of the lack of any really interesting genre films being released to theaters. There is the animated comedy Wreck-It Ralph (11/2) which I have a very minor interest in and will likely rent. The Man with the Iron Fists (11/2) which looks amazing, but I’m not a huge martial arts film fan and there doesn’t appear to be enough of a plot to make it more than worth a rental. Vamps (11/2) is a PG-13 romantic comedy about two vampires – enough said – PASS! The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 is a PG-13 romantic drama about two vampires and the forth film in a series that I have not watched any of the previous three films – PASS! Rise of the Guardians looks like a CGI animated feature with some actual flair and I like the concept, but I’ll still be waiting to rent the blu-ray disc.
Although not genre per se, I will be going to the theater November 10 to see Skyfall. I am a huge Bond film fan and have seen every Bond film in the theater since The Spy Who Loved Me in 1977! I wasn’t sure if I was going to like Daniel Craig as James Bond, but he quickly won me over in Casino Royale, so I’m looking forward to Skyfall – particularly with Sam Mendes as director, who is better known for his dramatic films like American Beauty (1999) and Road to Perdition 2002).
If anyone is going to see any of these films in November, please leave a comment here and tell me why you are interested enough to see it on the big screen.


  1. Doc
    I can't say I've seen every one in the theatre but I saw most of the Moore films in the theatre and The Spy Who Loved Me was my first as well and my most beloved to this day. I adore that film. It has everything going for it and remains a quintessential James Bond film.nits arguably one of the best ever made.

    I actually think I will be seeing Skyfall with my son and I really look forward to it for many of the reasons you mention here.

  2. Hiya, Sci-Fi Fanatic!

    I’m not surprised you’re a Bond film fan aficionado as well, since the films share many of the same elements as more the genre specific Resident Evil franchise does (action, gun-play and hot women). The Spy Who Loved Me will always have a special place in my Bond memories, because it was the first film I drove myself to and saw with my best friend. However, when I was just a wee ghoul, my parents took me to the drive-in and we saw a double bill of Goldfinger/Thunderball, which was probably in the summer of 1966, when I was only eight. Needless to say these two Bond classics made a big impression on me at that age (to the point where I remember making a drawing in crayon of the famous underwater fight scene from Thunderball) and I have been a Bond film fan ever since! Because of this, Thunderball is my favorite Bond film and Connery is still my favorite James Bond.

    I’ve done my usual trailer trawling and Internet investigating on Skyfall and everything I have found thus far leads me to believe that it will be at least as good as Casino Royal. The early reviews have been excellent and it has already made $96,600,000 in the foreign market (it opened in United Kingdom and eight other countries last weekend)! The score on Rotten Tomatoes is currently 95% fresh and they are saying “Sam Mendes brings Bond surging back with a smart, sexy, riveting action thriller that qualifies as one of the best 007 films to date!”, which sounds pretty good to me.

    Thanks for stopping by Sci-Fi Fanatic!