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A look at Justice Ninja Style – Filmed in Missouri in 1986

Article by Mark Longden

I love regional genre cinema – those movies that existed in the early days of VHS and video rental stores,

when seemingly anything could turn a small profit. There are many of them – 1977’s “The Demon

Lover”, 1987’s “Night Screams”, and the early movies of Donald Farmer, among many many more. It was

with great delight when I read the We Are Movie Geeks article on the St Louis Video Society and their

upcoming showing of a local movie so obscure it doesn’t even have an IMDb page, the amazing “Justice

Ninja Style”.

This gem was filmed in DeSoto, a little drive out of St Louis in what would politely be referred to as rural

Missouri, and is the brainchild of one Ron White, an apparent 10th dan black belt in karate. He’s written a

few books, including one with the excellent title “So You
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James Bond 007: revisiting Spectre

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We complete our series looking back at the James Bond movies, with a detailed look at Spectre, starring Daniel Craig...

This article contains big spoilers for Spectre and Star Trek Into Darkness.

Daniel Craig’s fourth or Roger Moore’s eighth? The former of course but you get the point. The almost-realistic stylings of early Craig have given way to the full blown pantomime excess of mid-Moore (or late Connery, in fairness). Desert lairs, endless car chases, free-wheelin’ helicopters and indestructible airplanes are all very much back in vogue. The result is a largely enjoyable, extremely silly film which attempts to tie previous Craig outings together at the expense of consistency and logic. There isn’t a plot: more a succession of scenes stitched together. And it still can’t manage a decent finale! Fun but ultimately frivolous. Now who does that remind me of?

The Villain: It’s Blofeld!
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'Spectre' Explosion Sets Guinness World Record

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'Spectre' Explosion Sets Guinness World Record
In addition to breaking box office records across the globe, Spectre, the 24th James Bond adventure, has been awarded a Guinness World Records title for the Largest Film Stunt Explosion, it was announced today at a press conference in Beijing, China. Spectre, from Albert R. Broccoli's Eon Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, and Sony Pictures Entertainment, opens in China this week. To celebrate this momentous occasion, the James Bond YouTube page has released a new featurette that explores this world record explosion.

Producer Barbara Broccoli and stars Daniel Craig and L&#233a Seydoux - who appear in the scene - accepted the record certificate on behalf of the official title holder, Academy Award winner Chris Corbould, who served as Special Effects and Miniature Effects Supervisor on Spectre. The incredible explosion was filmed for a pivotal scene in the film and took place on June 29, 2015 in Erfoud, Morocco and used 8418 litres of fuel and 33kg of explosives.
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Better Call Saul Season 1 Blu-Ray Review

Creators: Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould

Starring: Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks, Michael McKean, Rhea Seehorn, Patrick Fabian, Michael Mando and Raymond Cruz.

Certificate: 15

Running Time: 486 minutes

It goes without saying that Better Call Saul is a television series accompanied by a huge amount of expectation and trepidation. The highly anticipated prequel not only carried the weight of expanding upon one of the most popular television characters of recent years, but also to successfully revisit the world of the global small screen juggernaut that is…Breaking Bad.

Many apprehensive viewers doubted that Vince Gilligan and AMC could find a genuinely fresh and unique way to delve back into the rich, entertaining and immensely addictive world of Walter White. However, this time round audiences have been treated to a closer look at Saul Goodman, Walter’s slimy, smooth-talking and often hilarious criminal lawyer.

Taking place five years prior to the start of
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'Spectre' Conquers Weekend Box Office with $73M

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'Spectre' Conquers Weekend Box Office with $73M
The last two weekends helped prove that putting too many new releases in theaters at the same time is not good for business overall. The Martian ended up winning both weekends, with all nine new titles severely under-performing in their opening frames, some of which even failed to crack the top 10. This weekend brought only two new releases to the box office, Spectre and The Peanuts Movie, both of which helped stop the recent slump. Spectre came out on top with $73 million this weekend, with The Peanuts Movie coming in second place with $45 million, according to the estimates from Box Office Mojo.

As expected, Spectre's opening weekend was higher that the entire top 10 grosses last weekend combined ($62.6 million), which was the worst box office performance of the year thus far. Spectre is expected to open in 3,929 theaters nationwide, with The Peanuts Movie opening in 3,897 theaters. Spectre has earned a
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Can 'Spectre' and 'Peanuts' End the Fall Box Office Slump?

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Can 'Spectre' and 'Peanuts' End the Fall Box Office Slump?
The past two weekends have been good for 20th Century Fox's The Martian at the box office, but they have been simply horrid for any newcomer that dares challenge it. Last weekend, The Martian won with just $11.4 million, as high-profile new releases such as Burnt and Our Brand Is Crisis pulled in dismal numbers, and another new release, Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse, failed to even crack the top 10. This weekend only brings two new movies to theaters in wide release, Spectre and The Peanuts Movie, both of which are expected to bring new life to the sagging box office this weekend.

According to the projections from BoxOffice.com, Spectre is expected to take in a whopping $90 million, with The Peanuts Movie projected to take a distant second place with a respectable $47 million opening weekend tally. If Spectre hits or exceeds its projection, its opening weekend will be higher
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'Spectre' Smashes International Box Office Records with $80.4M

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'Spectre' Smashes International Box Office Records with $80.4M
Albert R. Broccoli's Eon Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, and Sony Pictures Entertainment announced today that Spectre has shattered box office records in nearly every market in which it has been released, led by a historic performance in the UK. In total in the six released territories, the film has taken in $80.4 million, including $67.7 million from Spri territories and $12.7 million from territories in which MGM is distributing. In the UK, the film has opened to an estimated $63.8 million Usd in its first seven days of release, securing new records for the biggest opening of all time in UK box office history.

Spectre took the opening record from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban which was also released on a Monday to $36.7 million Usd. Spectre also achieved a new record for the highest seven-day gross in UK box office history, overtaking the last James Bond film, Skyfall. Spectre, the 24th James Bond adventure,
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007 Fans – Celebrate Spectre With James Bond Night At Basso St. Louis

Calling all 007, James Bond Fans in the St. Louis area – come celebrate Spectre with a special Bond Night At Basso.

Stop by for your chance to win free promotional items from the film and passes to the advance screening. One lucky Grand Prize winner will also receive a complimentary one night stay in the James Bond Suite at The Cheshire. Themed Bond drinks specials will be featured.

Attendees are encouraged to dress in their best James Bond Inspired Tuxedo Attire.

When: Friday, October 30th – 8:00Pm-11:00Pm

Where: Basso at The Cheshire – 7036 Clayton Ave, St. Louis, Mo 63117

http://www.basso-stl.com/news/75-james-bond-007-spectre-release-party-at-basso

A cryptic message from the past sends James Bond on a rogue mission to Mexico City and eventually Rome, where he meets Lucia (Monica Bellucci), the beautiful and forbidden widow of an infamous criminal. Bond infiltrates a secret meeting and uncovers the existence of the sinister organisation known as Spectre.
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Spectre world premiere: Interviews with the cast

Spectre world premiere will take place at the Royal Albert Hall

The Spectre world premiere took place at the Royal Albert Hall in London last night. The film itself was also released across the UK simultaneaously, and with some positive buzz, include some coming from us (our five-star review is here), Sony should have another super-hit on their hands.

We have a bunch of images from the evening, which you can watch below.

Daniel Craig

Monica Bellucci

Lea Seydoux

Christoph Waltz

Ben Whishaw

Watch the Spectre world premiere highlights.

Attending the Spectre world premiere:

Christoph Waltz (Oberhauser), LÉA Seydoux (Madeleine Swann), Ben Whishaw (Q), Naomie Harris (Moneypenny), Dave Bautista (Hinx), Monica Bellucci (Lucia), Andrew Scott (Max Denbigh), Ralph Fiennes (M), Rory Kinnear (Bill Tanner), Stephanie Sigman (Estrella), Jesper Christensen (Mr. White), Sam Mendes (Director), Michael G. Wilson & Barbara Broccoli (Producers)…

Their Royal Highnesses, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and
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Win Passes To The Advance Screening Of Spectre In St. Louis

James Bond is back in Spectre and Wamg has your passes to one of most highly anticipated films of 2015!

A cryptic message from the past sends James Bond on a rogue mission to Mexico City and eventually Rome, where he meets Lucia (Monica Bellucci), the beautiful and forbidden widow of an infamous criminal. Bond infiltrates a secret meeting and uncovers the existence of the sinister organisation known as Spectre.

Meanwhile back in London, Max Denbigh (Andrew Scott), the new head of the Centre for National Security, questions Bond’s actions and challenges the relevance of MI6, led by M (Ralph Fiennes). Bond covertly enlists Moneypenny (Naomie Harris) and Q (Ben Whishaw) to help him seek out Madeleine Swann (Léa Seydoux), the daughter of his old nemesis Mr White (Jesper Christensen), who may hold the clue to untangling the web of Spectre. As the daughter of an assassin, she understands Bond
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007 Things You Never Knew About the James Bond Franchise

The name’s Facts…Movie Facts. And today, Oli has not just 7 of the trivia nuggets for you, but 007 Things You Never Knew about the James Bond franchise. Watch the video below:

See Also: Review our review of Spectre here

The new James Bond movie Spectre is hitting cinemas (read our review here), most likely by abseiling down the side of the theatre whilst dressed in a tuxedo. And, much like the spy franchise’s plots of secrets and espionage (and French blokes doing parkour), the films themselves are full of unknown facts and movie myths, like…

-Which 80 action movie star made his onscreen debut as a Bond movie henchman?

-Discover the secret of Sean Connery’s mojo!

-How Thunderball’s biggest stunt went wrong.

-Bond author Ian Fleming capturing a high-ranking Nazi.

-Bond’s gun killing an even higher-ranking Nazi.

-Roger Moore’s embarrassing secret.

-And the best online
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James Bond Gets Back To Business In Nine New Clips From Spectre

A cryptic message from the past sends James Bond on a rogue mission to Mexico City and eventually Rome, where he meets Lucia Sciarra (Monica Bellucci), the beautiful and forbidden widow of an infamous criminal. Bond infiltrates a secret meeting and uncovers the existence of the sinister organisation known as Spectre. Meanwhile back in London, Max Denbigh (Andrew Scott), the new head of the Centre for National Security, questions Bond’s actions and challenges the relevance of MI6, led by M (Ralph Fiennes). Bond covertly enlists Moneypenny (Naomie Harris) and Q (Ben Whishaw) to help him seek out Madeleine Swann (Léa Seydoux), the daughter of his old nemesis Mr White (Jesper Christensen), who may hold the clue to untangling the web of Spectre. As the daughter of an assassin, she understands Bond in a way most others cannot. As Bond ventures towards the heart of Spectre, he learns of a
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Five new clips from Spectre

Ahead of its release on Monday, Sony pictures has debuted five new clips from Bond’s 24th adventure Spectre, which we’ve got for you below…

See Also: Read our ★★★ review of Spectre here

A cryptic message from the past sends James Bond on a rogue mission to Mexico City and eventually Rome, where he meets Lucia Sciarra (Monica Bellucci), the beautiful and forbidden widow of an infamous criminal. Bond infiltrates a secret meeting and uncovers the existence of the sinister organisation known as Spectre.

Meanwhile back in London, Max Denbigh (Andrew Scott), the new head of the Centre for National Security, questions Bond’s actions and challenges the relevance of MI6, led by M (Ralph Fiennes). Bond covertly enlists Moneypenny (Naomie Harris) and Q (Ben Whishaw) to help him seek out Madeleine Swann (Léa Seydoux), the daughter of his old nemesis Mr White (Jesper Christensen), who may hold the
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New Spectre vlog focusses on Sam Smith’s theme song

Following on from yesterday’s first clip [watch it here], Sony has released a new vlog for Spectre which focusses on “Writing’s On The Wall,” singer/songwriter Sam Smith’s theme song for the film, and features comments from Smith, director Sam Mendes, and producer Barbara Broccoli.

A cryptic message from the past sends James Bond on a rogue mission to Mexico City and eventually Rome, where he meets Lucia Sciarra (Monica Bellucci), the beautiful and forbidden widow of an infamous criminal. Bond infiltrates a secret meeting and uncovers the existence of the sinister organisation known as Spectre.

Meanwhile back in London, Max Denbigh (Andrew Scott), the new head of the Centre for National Security, questions Bond’s actions and challenges the relevance of MI6, led by M (Ralph Fiennes). Bond covertly enlists Moneypenny (Naomie Harris) and Q (Ben Whishaw) to help him seek out Madeleine Swann (Léa Seydoux), the daughter of
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Watch the first clip from Spectre

Andrew Scott’s Max Denbigh and Ralph Fiennes’s M go head-to-head in the first clip for Spectre, the 24th film in the James Bond series. Watch the two clash down below…

Scott is a newcomer to the franchise, but Fiennes appeared as Gareth Mallory in 2012’s Skyfall. Reportedly, Scott’s character Denbigh is the new head of the Centre for National Security, who judging from the clip, causes a bit of trouble for M.

Although Daniel Craig’s James Bond is absent from the clip, viewers do get a glimpse of Naomie Harris’s Moneypenny at the end.

A cryptic message from the past sends James Bond on a rogue mission to Mexico City and eventually Rome, where he meets Lucia Sciarra (Monica Bellucci), the beautiful and forbidden widow of an infamous criminal. Bond infiltrates a secret meeting and uncovers the existence of the sinister organisation known as Spectre.
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Watch: ‘Spectre’ TV Special Looks at the History of Bond as First Clip Arrives

Blame it on the blockbuster competition this year or a simple case of yet another Sam Mendes-directed, Daniel Craig-led film, but Spectre doesn’t seem to be arriving with the same fervor as Skyfall did a few years back. Nonetheless, we imagine it’ll be a cut above the other tentpole offerings this fall and to help add some anticipation, we have a trio of videos.

First up, Jonathan Ross went through the history of Bond in a 45-minute TV special for ITV that’s now made it’s way online. Featuring interviews with much of the Spectre cast, it’s a strong primer to get one reacquainted with the franchise with less than two weeks to go until release. Then there’s the first clip, which actually doesn’t feature our main character, as well as a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of Sam Smith‘s theme song.
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'Spectre' Featurette: Sam Smith and the Music of James Bond

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'Spectre' Featurette: Sam Smith and the Music of James Bond
The latest Spectre vlog focuses on singer/songwriter Sam Smith's theme song for the film, Writing's On The Wall. This featurette offers comments from Sam Smith, director Sam Mendes, and producer Barbara Broccoli.&#160It arrives just after we got a sexy music video featuring scenes from the movie last week. In the video, the Grammy Award-winning singer is seen serenading James Bond as the super spy embarks on his greatest adventure yet.

The short film for the moody ballad, which we've included here along with the music featurette, has 007 stalking Lucia Sciarra through dark corridors as he prepares for his finally showdown with an evil organization that could change his life forever. But that doesn't stop him from stripping off the clothes of this new Bond girl as they make out against a mirrored wall in a seedy hotel room. Then, just seconds later, Bond is seen trying to seduce another new Bond Girl,
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New Bond video focusses on the music; plus 3 new TV spots

The very latest Bond blog for Spectre has just been released over on 007.com, and this time we’re focussing in on the music, and most notable the film’s theme song, Writing’s On The Wall by Sam Smith. In addition to the new Vlog, Sony have released three new TV spots, which look like they may be Us targeted, judging by the release date.

Check out the full synopsis for Spectre below, followed by the Vlog and the TV spots (at the base of the post).

Spectre enters cinemas in the UK on October 26th, and the Us on November 6th.

A cryptic message from the past sends James Bond (Daniel Craig) on a rogue mission to Mexico City and eventually Rome, where he meets Lucia Sciarra (Monica Bellucci), the beautiful and forbidden widow of an infamous criminal. Bond infiltrates a secret meeting and uncovers the existence of
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Two more TV spots for Spectre

Sony Pictures has continued its promotional push for Spectre with the release of two more TV spots for James Bond’s 24th official adventure; check them out here…

A cryptic message from the past sends James Bond on a rogue mission to Mexico City and eventually Rome, where he meets Lucia Sciarra (Monica Bellucci), the beautiful and forbidden widow of an infamous criminal. Bond infiltrates a secret meeting and uncovers the existence of the sinister organisation known as Spectre.

Meanwhile back in London, Max Denbigh (Andrew Scott), the new head of the Centre for National Security, questions Bond’s actions and challenges the relevance of MI6, led by M (Ralph Fiennes). Bond covertly enlists Moneypenny (Naomie Harris) and Q (Ben Whishaw) to help him seek out Madeleine Swann (Léa Seydoux), the daughter of his old nemesis Mr White (Jesper Christensen), who may hold the clue to untangling the web of Spectre.
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'Spectre' TV Spot Has James Bond on the Run

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'Spectre' TV Spot Has James Bond on the Run
'Look around you, James. Everything you ever stood for a ruin.' Franz Oberhauser is ready to end James Bond's life in the latest TV spot for Spectre. 007 is on the run, and he'll get no help saving himself as he sets off on his mission to stop the evil organization that is responsible for all of his past life's pain. Daniel Craig returns as the super spy for what could be his final adventure. This sneak peak has crumbling buildings, airplane chases, and a thrilling run through the streets of Mexico City during the Day of the Dead festival. It looks like Bond is in real trouble this time. It's kill or be killed in what could be Jame's greatest adventure yet.

A cryptic message from the past sends James Bond (Daniel Craig) on a rogue mission to Mexico City and eventually Rome, where he meets Lucia Sciarra
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