IBJ movie nights: Bond, etc.

November 5, 2008
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In the past, I've hosted a wide range of IBJ Night at the Movies screenings.

The next two, however, are a little different. The tickets I'm giving away are, to be accurate, for IBJ LATE Nights at the Movies. Midnight, to be specific. 

First up, "Quantum of Solace," the latest James Bond film. The screening is at 12:01 on Thursday, Nov. 13 (Okay, maybe it's technically Nov. 14, but you know what I mean).

The second is for the pop vampire flick "Twilight," screening at 12:01 on Thursday, Nov. 20.

The passes are good at either Regal's Galaxy 14 on 96th Street or Village Park in Carmel.

What do you have to do to get tickets?

E-mail me at lharry@ibj.com with either "Quantum" or "Twilight" on the subject line.

And post here with your favorite Bond or vampire film. Plus your reason why.

Supplies are limited, so make sure you both post and e-mail. I will e-mail the winners, who must pick up the tickets at IBJ's downtown Indy offices.

Good luck and see you at the movies.
  • I would have to say that Craig's Casino Royale is my favorite bond movie. He has aided in the transtion of the character into modern film with a higher voltage film.
  • Favorite vampire movie is Interview With The Vampire strarring Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise and Kirsten Dunst. Both actors were beautiful and well cast for their roles and the young actress was mature beyond her years.
  • Well, I started to write that my favorite vampire movie is Bram Stoker's Dracula, directed by Francis Ford Coppola (1992), because no matter what one might think of Keanu Reeves' acting overall, the scene in which the vampire brides are tormenting Jonathan Harker is very hot.

    But then I realized that I haven't actually seen that movie in over a decade. Maybe I wouldn't find that scene a turn-on any more if I watched it now.

    Hmm. I think I will see if it is available to borrow at my local public library.

    Hope Baugh
  • You Only Live Twice
  • Interview with a Vampire was good. However, I miss TV's Moonlight--the show CBS canned last season. It wasn't high art, but it was engaging. Alex and Sophia had serious chemistry!
  • Casino Royale, hands down. Not campy like the other Bonds. And Jeffrey Wright makes a more believable Felix than any other cat.
  • Interview with a Vampire would be my top choice. I loved the progression through history.
  • Live and Let Die: Becuase when it came out I thought Roger Moore was the hottest thing going. And the voodoo action was pretty cool. And a great theme song!
  • The Bela Lugosi Dracula is my favorite. It's creepy and romantic and just a great classic. There are so many great ones out there. Salem's Lot, Fright Night, Lost Boys, Blade, Interview, Shadow of the Vampire - the list is endless. And we need to thank Nosferatu for introducing the vampire to film.
  • Definitely Casino Royale! Why? Because Daniel Craig looks ridiculously handsome in it! Ha, just joking. I love the casino setting as opposed to other Bond flicks.
  • When Sean Connery played Bond, those movies I have to say, are my favorite. I love a great suspenseful, action movie! I do compliment Daniel Craig, he brings mystery back to being a spy.
  • My favorite Bond film is the most recent, Casino Royale. I enjoy they way that Bond's resourcefulness was restored to his mind and body, and the action did not depend so much on the gadgets that had saved his life so many times in more recent films. Daniel Craig is more rough-and-tumble, and less of a pretty-boy, and I am excited to see where he takes the character.
  • My favorite vampire movie? So many to choose from! How about a top 5? #5 The Lost Boys--yes it was cheesy but it had a great, different story line. #4 Salem's Lot--Very scary vampires (and Stephen King!) #3 Interview with a Vampire-Great story line, made you feel empathy for the evil ones. Are vampires really bad creatures? #2 Van Helsing-another good story twist and lots of action #1 Underworld: Evolution--The combination of vampires, werewolves and hybrids was very good to watch. I loved the action and story line. I love vampire movies with a twist and a good story line. Are vampires good or evil? Depends on the story. Maybe they represent our fear of the night and the unknown, but they are a great fantasy escape.
  • Let's be honest, Bond was the hottest in The Spy Who Shagged Me... oh wait! Silly me, I meant to say The Spy Who Loved Me.
  • Interview with a Vampire is one of my favorites. A few friends and I saw it on opening night during high school so it brings back fun memories.
  • I'm glad to see that someone else posted The Lost Boys. Any vampire flick starring the Coreys is #1 in my book!
  • Gwyn,
    In my mind, The Lost Boys is the highlight of the Corey Era.

    What, nobody appreciating any of the Hammer Studios Dracula films with Christopher Lee (who was also a Bond villain in The Man with the Golden Gun) ?

  • Best Bond film: License To KIll...Timothy Dalton nuff said

    Best Vampire film: Interview With A Vampire...Brad Pitt..shameless I know = )
  • Favorite Bond - Casino Royale. I've loved all the Bonds but I like that Casino brought back a less campy bond. And looking at Daniel Craig is always a pleasure.

    Vampire - Interview with the Vampire. Good acting and a good film even for those who aren't vampire-flick fans.
  • My favorite is Never Say Never Again, He's back! Kim Basinger was good then. 2 atomic warheads, cool. Next fav is Goldeneye. That story line was great. Halle Berry was the sexiest bond girl, but I found too many bloopers in Die Another Day for me to enjoy it.
  • From Russia with Love continues to be my favorite. At that time the Bond films were new and there was not a need to have so much gadgetry in the movie, the story meant more; plus Sean Connery will always be the real James Bond.
  • Ahhh, vampires. All the Blade movies. Wesley Snipes is so awesome in these movies.
  • My top notch choice for Bond is 'Casino Royale'. Danile Craig portrays a sharp edge Bond who wastes 'no' time. Eva Green was brilliant, thrilled to see a leading female role with elegance and mind power. I am a huge fan of Jeffrey Wright, he is a master of 'less is more' in dialogue.
  • The classic vampire movie is The Hunger with David Bowie and Catherine Deneuve. It captures the similarities between the kill and a little death (aka sex). A must see for anyone who is into the whole Gothic genre.
  • The first Blade was great. Interview with a Vampire was decent, but I read the book before seeing it which ruined the movie for me. Is anyone watching True Blood? LOVE this show! Unfortunately, I don't think any vampire movie have ever topped the Buffy series - funny, sexy, smart and scary. Who knows? Maybe Twilight will.
  • Interview With a Vampire. I thought Tom Cruise did a good job with Lestat even though the critics didn't think so...also Brad Pitt...need I say more on that subject? Finally, Kristen Dunst at the little kid vampire was so creepy, it was great!
  • Die Another Day is my favorite Bond movie so far. Why? Two words…. Pierce. Brosnan. Enough said!

  • Goldeneye, because it became one of the greatest video games of all time.
  • Casino Royale… Daniel Craig embodied everything Bond. Although the torture scene was a bit rough to watch, the action sequences and story line were incredible. I think every character was cast appropriately; the set designs were flawless; the costumes were impeccable; and the music set the tone of many scenes.
  • Diamonds are forever, it was my first date with my husband!
  • I would have to say I have a tie between two movies for best Vampire movie, Bram Stoker's Dracula and Interview With The Vampire. The acting in both of these movies is great and I think it shows a lot of emotions that other vampire movies don't dive into. I am looking forward to Twilight because once again, we will be taken into a world of emotions that is often not shown for vampire flicks.
  • I'm not going to say just one Bond movie... but all of the Bond movies when Sean Connery is Bond. I like all the others, but he is (in my opinion) the best actor to portray Bond. So, that amounts to Dr. No, From Russia with Love, Goldfinger, Thunderball, You Only Live Twice and Diamonds Are Forever.
  • Queen Of The Damned just because I think it showed the acting potential of the late, young, and beautiful Alleyah(?).
  • For Bond - Casino Royale - the fight scenes are great - but Sean Connery will always be THE BOND
    For Vampires - Blade movies - you just have to love Wesley Snipes
  • Casino Royale - a) I loved the free-running in the first scene - incredible! b) it's more serious, thoughtful, and realistic than the others, tho I do love the light-hearteness of many of the prior-versions :)
  • Goldfinger was the best – it was the 1st widely viewed Bond movie. It prompted re-release of Doctor No and From Russia With Love as a double feature. Sean Connery is still the best James Bond.

    As Gold finger is about to slice Bond in half with a laser:

    Bond: Do you expect me to talk?

    No, Mr Bond. I expect you to die! (Auric Goldfinger)
  • I agree--there will never be a Bond as good as Sean Connery. However, Pierce Brosnan was close. Daniel Craig is a different kind of Bond, not what I'm really looking for, but still a Bond movie is a 'never miss'. Never say Never was a great one!
  • Being a film music junkie, I'll respond with my favorite Bond theme song. Of course, nobody can really touch the original Monty Norman instrumental theme, but I love Duran Duran's A View to a Kill, which just edges out Live and Let Die for me, despite the ridiculously cool brass in the latter. I must also admit a certain guilty fondness for the torturously cheesy Thunderball by Tom Jones.

    Oh, and I do indeed love many of the Hammer vampire movies. Christopher Lee's always been underrated as an actor, despite his incredibly prolific career. I'd love to see him play a great Shakespeare role, like Prospero or even Lear.
  • I've never seen a vampire film, only read the books.
  • I LOVE lost boys!! By far my favorite!

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