johnlink ranks QUANTUM OF SOLACE (2008) and SKYFALL (2012)

•May 26, 2016 • 1 Comment

Slowly – very, very slowly – working back through the Daniel Craig 007 films before watching SPECTRE. This is the third time I’ve watched QUANTUM OF SOLACE, and went into that¬†viewing remembering it as underwhelming. SKYFALL was one I had a positive memory of, however.


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johnlink ranks DYING OF THE LIGHT (2014)

•April 21, 2016 • Leave a Comment

Watched this while sitting on a blanket with a propped up pillow in the¬†bathtub of a hotel room while my kids slept soundly in the room next door. I have to say that I’ve never watched a movie in that particular way before. Nicholas Cage seems like a logical hero to cheer for in such a setting.


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johnlink ranks CASINO ROYALE (2006)

•April 6, 2016 • 1 Comment

Got in a copy of SPECTRE and put it on. Spent the first ten minutes of the thing talking to my wife about what had happened in the previous three films. We were foggy enough that we stopped it and decided to give them all a run one more time. Not sure that was necessary, but I don’t mind an excuse to watch CASINO ROYALE again.


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johnlink ranks SAN ANDREAS (2015)

•April 2, 2016 • 1 Comment

So it has been nearly two months since I have watched a movie. Seriously. Back in early February I watched THE MARTIAN. And then life happened. Shows, illnesses, work sruff, family stuff. The Celtics, the NCAA tournament, more Jeopardy than I should admit to… the normal stuff. Back in 2009, when I started this thing, I committed to writing about every movie I watched. Has that kept me from some mindless entertainment this last seven weeks? Maybe. But the time off has also recharged my batteries for sure.


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johnlink ranks THE MARTIAN (2015)

•March 19, 2016 • Leave a Comment

Wrote most of this article the day I watched it, but never got around to printing it. Been an absolutely crazy month. Haven’t watched a single movie since March 2nd, when I watched THE MARTIAN. So I’ll be back soon. In the meantime, this is truly the last movie I had time to watch!


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johnlink ranks CAN’T HARDLY WAIT (1998)

•January 31, 2016 • Leave a Comment

My wife and I decided to play a game while watching a movie in the background. Instead, we watched a movie and reminded each other to take a turn every so often while we got sucked into the TV. This was supposed to be an afterthought, but turned into a reminder of how enjoyable CAN’T HARDLY WAIT is as a movie.


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johnlink ranks ASK ME ANYTHING (2014)

•January 31, 2016 • 2 Comments

Saw a few minute of this on cable and was intrigued. This is a movie about a girl who writes a blog. My blog is innocuous and generally reveals nothing about me personally, but her’s is an ‘anonymous’ blog about her life. Watched ten minutes and thought it was good enough to record and share with my wife. We watched it together the next night, and she may have liked it even more than I did. And I really liked it.


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johnlink ranks PROJECT ALMANAC (2015)

•January 24, 2016 • 2 Comments

Back when I was managing a movie theater, I had the opportunity to go to this big meeting of distributors and theater owners at Patriot Place in Foxboro. We saw dozens of teasers and trailers, and I walked away talking about a couple of smaller movies that previously had not been on my radar. PROJECT ALMANAC was one of those movies, though I tempered expectations due to the fact that it was produced by Michael Bay and couldn’t possibly have been as cool of a film as it seemed. Well, I finally got around to seeing it a year and a half later.


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johnlink ranks RUN ALL NIGHT (2015)

•January 21, 2016 • Leave a Comment

I’ve said this many, many times over the years on this page, but it still holds true: Give me Liam Neeson in an action/suspense film and I am there with little to no questions asked.


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johnlink ranks MAD MAX: FURY ROAD (2015)

•January 20, 2016 • 3 Comments

Like everyone else, heard a ton of good things about this movie. It also was one of the rare summer blockbuster films to receive a respectable level of Oscar love. This is one I was excited for, especially considering the sorts of different types of praise being heaped upon it.


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