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Goldfinger movie review

iProceed cover of Gold finger movieSeveral months ago I had watched a documentary on the The United States Bullion Depository at Fort Knox, Kentucky. By interviewing a few ex-employees and with the use of very limited publicly available information, the producers had tried to put together a story about the operations and the security there. However, I am sure that like the movie Air Force One, they must have gotten it only partly right. No visitors are permitted in the building. The documentary said that only once did a few members of Congress and media personnel were allowed to go in. No one from this movie team ever stepped inside Fort Knox or even its vicinity (actually that part of the film was not even shot in the US).

Of course, one of the things that I remember from the documentary was the narrator saying that apart from being part of the plots in books and movies, the most remarkable movie that was based on penetrating the Fort Knox security was the "Goldfinger." So when the opportunity came to watch the movie - of course I am a 007 fan (Casino Royale) - I grabbed it. The movie is old and you can see all the attributes of a retro movie.

The plot is simple. The Chinese Government wants to destabilize the American economy by destroying the gold that is stored there (according to US Mint, some 150 million ounces of gold is held there and is valued at $6 billion). The person they use for their plot - Operation Grand Slam - is Goldfinger (Gert Fröbe). He is a gold smuggler and surmises that when the US will not be able to use its gold, the value of his gold will skyrocket. Of course, in typical James Bond (played by Sean Connery) fashion, the plot is foiled. Very entertaining movie. Strongly recommended. You may also enjoy the soundtrack - it has been a big hit.

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Review of After the Sunset movie

Salma Hayek and Pierce Brosnan on the poster of After the Sunset movieIt is a movie that looks like a James Bond movie but isn't. While Pierce Brosnan acts very much like 007 but the movie does not have all the juice. I watched it because Salma Hayek is a role model for Lorena.

Briefly, Pierce Brosnan (playing Max Burdett) and Salmay Hayek (playing Lola) are diamond thieves and have decided to "retire" in the Paradise Islands in the Bahamas. Lola wants them to enjoy their wealth and stay away from crime. An FBI agent (played by Woody Harrelson) still wants to catch them though and almost does. You can watch all the action-packed drama played out mostly on the beautiful tropical island and in the Atlantis Resort.

I would not call it a masterpiece but if you like action-packed movies and love watching curvaceous women, you will enjoy it.

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