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Do you believe in God, Mr. Le Chiffre?

No. I believe in a reasonable rate of return.

Tonight I watched the Bond movie Casino Royale, in which Mads Mikkelsen mostly plays poker and does unspeakable things to Daniel Craig’s genitalia. But by heck, he looks good doing it.

the-platonic-blow:

Mads Mikkelsen as Thomas Skepphult in Exit (2006)

Last night I watched Exit, which was very much like the kind of nondescript subtitled crime filler they stick on BBC Four in the hope of entertaining people who are waiting for the next series of The Killing or Borgen. On the plus side, it did feature a couple of Mads’s specialities: namely, interacting cutely with a small child and taking his shirt off for no reason. So the evening wasn’t entirely wasted…

Tonight I watched Valhalla Rising, or as I prefer to call it, Hannibal Lecter Wishes He’d Never Booked That Bargain Mini-Break To Dark-Ages Scotland.

The Wicked Lady (1945)

If I can’t live while I’m alive, I’ll go mad!

A pictorial tribute to one of my favourite movies, starring the wonderful Margaret Lockwood as a bored lady aristocrat who decides to dress up as a man and seek out the thrills of highway robbery. A rousing tale of crime, passion, BAMFery and more heaving bosoms than you could shake a stick at!

A little tribute to Flash Gordon (1980), because everyone needs a good yell from the Prince of the Hawkmen.

A little tribute to Flash Gordon (1980), because everyone needs a good yell from the Prince of the Hawkmen.

If Tumblr had existed in the days of silent movies, pretty much every post would have been entitled “WHAT IS YOUR FACE?”

sherlockology:

Star Trek Into Darkness: Teaser Trailer 2

More new footage featuring Benedict Cumberbatch in this action packed teaser, attached to cinema screenings of OZ: The Great and Powerful this weekend

He’s a fugitive and I want to take him out." Well, Jim, I’m afraid you’re not the only one that wants to take him out. You’ll just have to stand in line with the rest of us…

A little pictorial tribute to my favourite Christmassy film, The Bishop’s Wife (1947), which stars Cary Grant, David Niven and Loretta Young. It may not be as famous as other seasonally themed movies, but it’s just as delightful. If you’ve never heard of it before, here’s a review by me.

I thought I’d commemorate my enjoyment of Skyfall with a tribute to Judi Dench’s eternally classy M. Why? Because she rocks.

I thought I’d commemorate my enjoyment of Skyfall with a tribute to Judi Dench’s eternally classy M. Why? Because she rocks.

lucynic83:

Bette Davis playing an alcoholic actress in Dangerous (1935)

Bette Davis/booze is surely one of the great on-screen OTPs of Hollywood history. Bottoms up!

So I went to see The Avengers, loved it, and now feel an urge to make ridiculous jokes about it. Sorry, folks.
While I wait to see whether my brain does anything more with this shiny new source of fannishness, you can read my Avengers review (with SPOILERS) over here.

So I went to see The Avengers, loved it, and now feel an urge to make ridiculous jokes about it. Sorry, folks.

While I wait to see whether my brain does anything more with this shiny new source of fannishness, you can read my Avengers review (with SPOILERS) over here.

oldhollywood:

Dorothy Tree, Geraldine Dvorak, & Cornelia Thaw as Dracula’s brides in Dracula (1931, Tod Browning) (via)

Alternatively, could this be the undead Crawley sisters from Downton Abbey: The Transylvania Years?

oldhollywood:

Dorothy TreeGeraldine Dvorak, & Cornelia Thaw as Dracula’s brides in Dracula (1931, Tod Browning) (via)

Alternatively, could this be the undead Crawley sisters from Downton Abbey: The Transylvania Years?

I took this screenshot from the trailer for Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (my review can be found here), and couldn’t help giggling at the signs above the door, which read “Beware of head entrapment" and "If you do not, others will not be able to call the lift." So the worst thing about head entrapment is the fact that it inconveniences other people, is it? Or is it that it leads to bizarre Catch-22 situations in which your head is stuck so the lift won’t move, but other people can’t come to unstick your head, precisely because the lift won’t move? My head feels entrapped just thinking about it…

I took this screenshot from the trailer for Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (my review can be found here), and couldn’t help giggling at the signs above the door, which read “Beware of head entrapment" and "If you do not, others will not be able to call the lift." So the worst thing about head entrapment is the fact that it inconveniences other people, is it? Or is it that it leads to bizarre Catch-22 situations in which your head is stuck so the lift won’t move, but other people can’t come to unstick your head, precisely because the lift won’t move? My head feels entrapped just thinking about it…