SKYFALL: So Much For My Promising Career in Espionage

Skyfall (2012) – The 23rd James Bond Film; the 3rd Daniel Craig Film – Directed by Sam Mendes – Starring Daniel Craig, Judi Dench, Javier Bardem, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Bérénice Lim Marlohe, Ben Whishaw, Rory Kinnear, and Albert Finney. If you’re new here, be aware that SPOILERS are coming. Lots of them. I am…

YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE: But Pointless Crap Happens Repeatedly

You Only Live Twice (1967) – The 5th James Bond Film; The 5th (of 6) Sean Connery Films – Directed by Lewis Gilbert – Starring Sean Connery, Mie Hama, Donald Pleasence, Akiko Wakabayashi, Lois Maxwell, Desmond Llewelyn, and Bernard Lee. YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE is a film caught between Old School Cool and New School…

THUNDERBALL: Here’s Where Things Start to Get Ridiculous

Thunderball (1965) – The 4th James Bond Film; The 4th (of 6) Sean Connery Films – Directed by Terence Young – Starring Sean Connery, Claudine Auger, Adolfo Celi, Luciana Paluzzi, Rik Van Nutter, Lois Maxwell, Desmond Llewelyn, and Bernard Lee. I’ve watched THUNDERBALL before and been okay with it, but this time around the movie…

DR. NO: That’s a Smith & Wesson, and You’ve Had Your Six

Dr. No (1962) – The 1st James Bond Film; The 1st (of 6) Sean Connery Films – Directed by Terence Young – Starring Sean Connery, Joseph Wiseman, Ursula Andress, Jack Lord, John Kitzmiller, Lois Maxwell, and Bernard Lee. I remember hearing John Paul Jones talk about the first time Led Zeppelin played “Stairway to Heaven”…

DIE ANOTHER DAY: I’ve Missed Your Sparkling Personality

Die Another Day (2002) – The 20th James Bond Film; The 4th (of 4) Pierce Brosnan Films – Directed by Lee Tamahori – Starring Pierce Brosnan, Halle Berry, Toby Stephens, Rick Yune, Rosamund Pike, Judi Dench, Michael Madsen, and John Cleese. “You see, Mr. Bond, you can’t kill my dreams… but my dreams can kill…

GOLDENEYE: Someday You’ll Have to Make Good On Your Innuendos

GoldenEye (1995) – The 17th James Bond Film; The 1st (of 4) Pierce Brosnan Films – Directed by Martin Campbell – Starring Pierce Brosnan, Sean Bean, Izabella Scorupco, Famke Janssen, Alan Cumming, Judi Dench, Joe Don Baker, Robbie Coltrane, and Desmond Llewelyn. M: You don’t like me, Bond. You don’t like my methods. You think…

THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS: Duty Has No Sweethearts

The Living Daylights (1987) – The 15th James Bond Film; The 1st (of 2) Timothy Dalton Films – Directed by John Glen – Starring Timothy Dalton, Maryam d’Abo, John Rhys-Davies, Joe Don Baker, Jeroen Krabbe, Art Malik, Robert Brown, and Desmond Llewelyn. I always have a soft spot for THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS because it was…

OCTOPUSSY: I Want a Picture with the Guy in the Turban

Octopussy (1981) – The 13th James Bond Film; The 6th (of 7) Roger Moore Films – Directed by John Glen – Starring Roger Moore, Louis Jordan, Maud Adams, Steven Berkoff, Kristina Wayborn, Vijay Amritraj, Robert Brown, and Desmond Llewelyn. There are a lot of things that OCTOPUSSY does wrong, but they are all little things.…