My niece Sandra does - and as you'll see further down - that's reason enough to pick this one:
Even James Bond couldn't resist jumping on the Star Wars bandwagon - even after the previous movie had announced the next movie's title as For Your Eyes Only. Cubby Broccoli changed his mind after the fact and went with the only Ian Fleming title that in any way suggested space. (That the book was about a villainous attempt to launch a nuclear rocket at London and never went anywhere near space was beside the point.)
What we ended up was the most gloriously batcrap crazy 007 adventure ever - and its sheer size and audaciousness meant it never wore the crown of weakest series entry - that one went to The Man with the Golden Gun. The movie's excess also helped to bring 007 back down to Earth - literally and figuratively - when they did get around to making For Your Eyes Only as the next film after this one.
The reason this one was chosen as tonight's movie? Well, this weekend I'm actually in the middle of Crazy Movie Weekend: Bonding Over 007 Part One - per the request of my movie bud niece Sandra - as she is going to be travelling for work for a while and wanted to head out with another CMW under her belt. (Expect a full post on the weekend's activities sometime soon.)
We're starting with the 1954 live television version of Casino Royale - and going forward chronologically as far as we can get by Sunday afternoon - with a stop at the 1967 Casino Royale along the way. My hopes are that we will end the weekend with Moonraker - a 25 year trip through Bond history - and leaving us roughly the same amount of 007 flicks to go through for Crazy Movie Weekend: Bonding Over 007 Part Two when Sandra returns.
Moonraker of course resides in the video vault in the Bond 50 Blu-Ray set - so we could be enjoying a gorgeous viewing of all of its 1979 charms sometime this weekend - we're more likely wrapping up Connery and starting Moore tonight - but you're welcome to join us!
Until next post, you Can Poke Me With A Fork, Cause I Am Outta Here!