Deep on characterisation and high with production values, this new off-shoot of the zombie franchise shows promise. However, I'm not sure the adventures of teen adventurers will have the attention grabbing draw of the main series, or "Fear".
A diluted "16+" offering, I've my fingers crossed that this series builds its own fan base
I was probably too young to really appreciate "For Your Eyes Only" on its original theatrical release. 39 years later and I've realised this is a slice of classic Bond.
The funky disco-esque Bond soundtrack from Bill Conti dates the music, as does the brief appearance from Janet Brown as the Prime Minister at the time, Margaret Thatcher. However, the rest of the movie is as gripping now as it was back in 1981.
The cliff assault is absolutely riveting and guaranteed to give vertigo sufferers a few nightmares.
Moore himself, 53 years old when he made this film, is excellent as always. Retaining his boyish good looks, he is on top form here.
9 out of 10. Back to the original Bond formula, this is a very strong movie.
"Moonraker" is definitely an underestimated instalment of the Bond franchise. It's a natural successor to "The Spy Who Loved Me" and shares the same epic scale and sense of fun. The first three quarters of this film are magnificent; only when the story transfers to space does the action become less engaging.
It's a beautifully shot adventure which moves at a cracking pace with many memorable scenes.
Covering several exotic locations in seven countries and featuring one of the most ambitious pre-credits scenes ever attempted, this is true escapism.
Corinne Cléry is one of the most beautiful Bond girls, playing the ill-fated Corinne Dufour.
"The Spy Who Loved Me" is a thoroughly entertaining instalment from the 007 franchise. By his third film, Moore was well and truly settled in the role as Bond and is clearly enjoying every minute of his tongue-in-cheek screen time.
There are so many moments of genius and a wealth of talent on the silver screen.
Barbara Bach proves that female secret agents were very much alive and kicking before "No Time To Die". Bach is beautiful and memorable as Agent XXX.
Richard Kiel's Jaws is a classic henchman whilst Curd Jürgens is chilling as the web-fingered Stromberg.
With so many excellent set pieces, a throbbing soundtrack from Marvin Hamlisch, and great pace, this is one of the all-time highs from the series.
A divisive episode; is Chris Chibnall the Meddling Monk?
Undoing the legacy of "Doctor Who" is not something to be done lightly. However, Chris Chibnall is hell bent on reinventing the series, putting his own indelible mark on the show and making it a lot worse in the process.
Despite its feature length and promises that this was going to shock viewers, the episode largely played it safe. I'm praying that a future season will begin with Peter Capaldi waking from a long and fevered dream and we can forget what has been a low period in Who history.
Roger Moore's first outing as the suave 007 is an entertaining instalment in the spy franchise.
With not a tuxedo (or Q) in sight, Bond is plunged into an adventure where the stakes are lower than normal but no less interesting. There are no politically correct sensibilities here, Bond is very much a '70's incarnation of Fleming's creation.
There are a lot of things to enjoy in this movie. The pace is spot on, there's a memorable speed boat chase, and some classic characters grace the screen.
Veteran actor Clifton James gives a standout performance as the frustrated Sheriff Pepper, and Geoffrey Holder steals every scene as the voodoo master Baron Samedi.
Yaphet Kotto is a solid Bond villain and this movie gives him the opportunity to stretch his acting chops with not one but two performances!
Jane Seymour is truly stunning as Solitaire.
8 out of 10. A Bond film that has me grinning from ear to ear.
Fantasmagorical or just confusing? Is this the end of the franchise as we know it?
This penultimate episode of this latest season will stand or fall depending on the delivery of the final instalment. This is either a great piece of writing by Chibnall or a confusing mess, it's all down to the next episode to either fill in the blanks in a satisfying way or leave the viewer realise they've been led astray by smoke and mirrors.
There's much to enjoy about "Ascension of the Cybermen" but there is a smorgasbord of unanswered questions, too.
I'm on tenterhooks for next week's finale. Not because the cliffhanger was particularly gripping, more the nagging feeling that the series is going to be rebooted / revamped in a way that will forever damage its legacy.
I'm unsure of my feelings towards this episode. Whilst there are traces of classic "New Who" about this tale, the overall episode feels somewhat disjointed in its tone and pace.
Seeing Whittaker's Doctor travel on her own demonstrates how unsubstantial her performance is. However, there's a genuine sense of unease over most of the episode and I feel that the positives outweigh the negatives.