364 – 2014 in Film

Pompeii doesn't get mentioned once in this review - a tragedy

Pompeii doesn’t get mentioned once in this review – a tragedy

When I started this blog 363 days ago, my first post was my top ten movies of 2013. We’re at the end of another year, and I have seen more movies than ever before (according to my letterboxd summary I’ve watched over 1,000 hours of filmĀ – yikes!), so it’s about time for another roundup of the state of cinema.

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244 – The November Man (2014)

the november man

Pierce Brosnan is best known for his role in 2008’s Mamma Mia!, but what you may not know is that the ruggedly handsome Irishman used to portray James Bond – back in the days before Daniel Craig. That period, from 1995 to 2002, was not the best for 007. Brosnan had his charms, but the aspects surrounding Bond in those films were often quite ludicrous (such as Denise Richards as a scientist named Christmas Jones). It’s been well over a decade since Brosnan hung up the ole’ Walther, but the man can’t quite quit the literary spy roles. In The November Man – based on the novel There Are No Spies by Bill Granger – Brosnan returns to espionage. But does he still have a place in that industry?

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