Pulse Movies Flashback 12/03/2004: The Terminal: Limited Edition, R0BTRAIN’s Badass Cinema: Total Bond-age

Inside Pulse launched on August 9, 2004, and has covered the world of movies for over a decade. Every day, we take a look back at what was happening in the world of movies 10 years ago, as reported right here at Inside Pulse!

The Terminal: Limited Edition – DVD Review

The Terminal marks the third time director Steven Spielberg and actor Tom Hanks have teamed up on the big screen – Saving Private Ryan and Catch Me if You Can were their previous collaborations. Tom Hanks plays Viktor Navorski, a native of the make believe nation of Krakoshiza, who travels to New York to fulfill a promise. But there’s a small problem.

While Navorski’s plane was flying to New York his homeland underwent a military coup. Unbeknownst to him, the rebellion in essence acted as a no admittance clause into the United States for one Viktor Navorski. Because the coup occurred, the U.S. cannot recognize the governing body of Krakoshiza. His passport is no longer valid and Viktor Navorski becomes a man without a home…

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R0BTRAIN’s Badass Cinema: Total Bond-age, Part 2: Fruition

“I’m beginning to like you Mr. Bond.”

“Call me James.”

After the overwhelming success his first two outings, James Bond was a world wide phenomenon. Dr. No and From Russia with Love set a standard for the franchise to look up to from that point on. While the Bond formula was firmly set, producers “Cubby” Broccoli and Harry Saltzman did not want to get complacent with their success. While the first two adventures were big money makers, the producing team needed to take Bond off the chart to keep the series going indefinitely. The third Bond film needed to be bigger than the other two, but not lose the elements of the Bond formula that made them successful. To find a proper story for this adventure, Broccoli and Saltzman would once again go back to the well with the books of Ian Fleming. Their choice was a book entitled Goldfinger.The result was the most enduring Bond adventure and perhaps one of the greatest action films of all time.

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Nintendo to Enter Movie Business

Nintendo has officially announced it will enter the movie business, according to the Nikkei Journal. The company plans to produce its own animated motion pictures, the first of which should hit theaters sometime in 2006. Reports of Nintendo jumping in on the movie business started in September, when former President Hiroshi Yamauchi told the press he was interested in moving the company toward motion pictures…

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The Weekly Pulse: The Gatekeepers Guide to Movies

Hi everyone, and welcome to the beginning of the second month of Movies Pulse, and the fourth edition of The Gatekeepers Guide to Movies. I’d just like to take a second and apologize for being MIA last week. The holiday kept me pretty busy,and combine that with a pretty heavy attack of whatever the heck I was sick with and I just couldn’t get the job done. And, seeing as I care about this gig and those of you who read this gig, I feel a short apology is in order. So, there you go.

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