Sunday, May 25, 2008

Odds and Ends

Fleming, Ian Fleming
For Your Eyes Only: Ian Fleming and James Bond is the the latest exhibition at The Imperial War Museum in London. So, if you're a Bond fan who lives in London (or just feel like going there) be sure to stop in to see it. The exhibition is scheduled to run through March 2009.

It's kind of like...Coke buying out Pepsi
Super bookstore chain Barnes and Noble reportedly has been eying the bid to buy out rival Borders Group.

"No time for love, Dr. Jones"
Actually, there seems to be plenty of love for Indy. Indiana Jones and The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, the first in the series in nineteen years, grossed $56 million dollars in it's first two days. On his blog, The Man in Black, author Jason Pinter gives a good round up of the movie. WARNING: The post contains spoilers. Don't read it unless you've seen the movie. And just for fun, don't forget to check out the official Indiana Jones Web site.


davethemysteryguy said...

Although I enjoyed the new Indy film, I think there was just something missing that the older ones had.

Sam said...

I haven't seen the new Indy film yet, but I really love the original ones. And I think Harrison Ford aged pretty well.

R.J. Mangahas said...

Dave - yeah, there's something that's not there with the new one. I just wonder if it's because a lot of people were expecting "Raiders" again. All in all though, not a bad film.

Sam - I still watch the original Indy movies a bit as well. Speaking of aging well, the same could have been said for Sean Connery in "Last Crusade."

spyfan said...

I noticed you mentioning Sean Connery. In my eyes, he is the only James Bond. Period. End of discussion.

R.J. Mangahas said...

Spy - You'll get no argument from me on that one.

davethemysteryguy said...

Pierce Brosnan makes a close second I think. George Lazenby and Roger Moore just didn't work for me. Come to think of it, neither did Timothy Dalton.