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The Spectre Introspection: part 6: A Meeting of the Mindless.

  We find Craig winding his way towards the top secret meeting location of the reclusive Spectre organization. Where does this mysterious organization no one has ever heard of meet? A long abandoned subterranean cavern once used by the illuminati to plot the assassinations of Emperors? A secluded villa, far off the beaten path where…

Skyfail, or Welcome to Scotland the Dark Bond Rises

  If EON was watching the Bourne series while writing QOS, then they were certainly watching the Dark Knight series while writing Skyfall! This is just meant to touch on the highlights or should I say lowlights of this movie, because to call out everything wrong with it would take ages. Please feel free to…

RANT #3 The “Formula”

Much has been said by Barbara Broccoli (Babs for brevity's sake) about the James Bond “formula” and why it had to go after the “box office failure” of Die Another Day. This is a two part rant. First I defend the “formula” next I discuss how it became so maligned. I find her use of…

Sir Ken Adam 1921-2016

Sir Ken Adam 1921-2016 Sir Ken Adam has died aged 95. He made many iconic set designs for seven James Bond films in the 60s and 70s. His wonderful extravagant designs – such as those on The Spy Who Loved Me – are one of the most memorable parts of the Bond series. He worked…

Is Craig Calling it Quits?

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Call it the curse of OHMSS (Spoiler SPECTRE is essentially a remake of OHMSS). Lazenby walked away from the role before the movie could be released cementing his time as bond before it really began. Craig has made noises that Spectre is his last. He has made similar disgruntled noises in the past after each…

Sir Christopher Lee 1922-2015

Sir Christopher Lee has died aged 93. The English actor was of course Scaramanga in The Man With the Golden Gun. Lee was Ian Fleming’s step cousin, and was in fact offered the role of Dr No by Fleming in the first Bond film. But Joseph Wiseman had already been cast by the producers and…

Lazenby -How a Threesome Led Him to the Role of James Bond

Got to admire George Lazenby’s candor, in a Podcast interview with the Hollywood Reporter’s Scott Feinberg at the TCM Classic Film Festival Lazenby openly talks about his time as Bond as well as what led him there. While we are not exactly sure what “Podcasts” are, we sincerely hope those poor Orcas make back to their families safely. In all seriousness (and very bad…

Teaser Poster: Sterling Malory Archer is James Bond

A few weeks ago the EON team proudly released a teaser poster for their new film Hydra, no, wait sorry. S.P.E.C.T.R.E, I meant SPECTRE, their mascots are so similar it is easy to confuse them.   Aside from the computer generated looking Craig (photoshopped to the extreme) what got the attention of the younger generation was the…

Bond -Do Looks Matter?

Bond is famous as a handsome hero in the same guise as – for example – Superman. When Ian Fleming sat down with a stiff drink and penned his first thriller his hero was an archetypal one: tall, dark and handsome. But now today in 2015 we have a Bond in the movies who is the…