Tag Archives: James Bond

Roger Moore: Nobody Did It Better

In the clip above, Sir Roger Moore talks to Piers Morgan about his life and career. This was 2012; at the age of 84, he’s as charming as ever. Yesterday we lost him, 89 years old, the first of the six onscreen James Bonds to go. For me personally, Roger Moore will always be a … Continue reading Roger Moore: Nobody Did It Better

Honoring Three Stars This Week

Even though I took a vacation last week sunbathing in Miami Beach, I didn’t completely ignore Twitter. There have been several celebrity passings that deserve to be mentioned. It’s an eclectic bunch of names, but these people were all noteworthy in their own way. Let’s start with the obvious one. Prince, who passed away at the … Continue reading Honoring Three Stars This Week

SPECTRE

As James Bond (Daniel Craig) chases a particularly powerful villain (and shadows from his past), the British intelligence community is about to change in a way that deeply worries M (Ralph Fiennes)… The 24th Bond flick connects with the previous three, and on a deeper level with one of the most classic ingredients of Sean … Continue reading SPECTRE

Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond

In 1939, failed stockbroker Ian Fleming (Dominic Cooper) is recruited by the British Director of Naval Intelligence (Samuel West) to serve as his assistant, becoming a valuable operator. The story of James Bond writer Fleming’s experiences of World War II, including his work and a fiery affair with a married woman who’s into S/M, combined … Continue reading Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond

A Reboot Master Turns 70

Director Martin Campbell is 70 years old today. Born in New Zeeland, this filmmaker has primarily focused on action movies and is one of few directors to helm more than one James Bond entry. His career has had its share of uninteresting films, such as Vertical Limit (2000), The Legend of Zorro (2005), and his latest, Green Lantern (2011). … Continue reading A Reboot Master Turns 70

All Five Best Song Oscar Nominees

This year’s Oscars will have James Bond and musicals as themes. The live show will feature performances by Adele, Norah Jones and Barbra Streisand (performing at the Oscars for the first time since the 1970s). It will also reunite the stars from Chicago, Richard Gere, Renée Zellweger, Queen Latifah and Catherine Zeta-Jones, to present an award on … Continue reading All Five Best Song Oscar Nominees

Skyfall: Mommie Dearest

It was at a party thrown by Hugh Jackman in 2010 that Daniel Craig ran into Sam Mendes after downing a few cocktails. Mendes was curious about the next James Bond movie and asked Craig who’s directing it. “Well, you are”, the star blurted out. It was basically just a joke between two guys who … Continue reading Skyfall: Mommie Dearest

James Bond 50: A Trunk Surprise

  As the world’s most famous spy celebrates 50 years as a movie star, the time has come to celebrate everything we love about him. In 22 blog posts, I’ll find something in every Bond movie, from Dr. No (1962) to Quantum of Solace (2008), that’s worth illustrating. Yes, even the bad ones. And so we’ve reached the final … Continue reading James Bond 50: A Trunk Surprise

James Bond 50: 007 Reborn

  As the world’s most famous spy celebrates 50 years as a movie star, the time has come to celebrate everything we love about him. In 22 blog posts, I’ll find something in every Bond movie, from Dr. No (1962) to Quantum of Solace (2008), that’s worth illustrating. Yes, even the bad ones. In 2006, James Bond was reborn, … Continue reading James Bond 50: 007 Reborn

James Bond 50: Wave of Discontent

  As the world’s most famous spy celebrates 50 years as a movie star, the time has come to celebrate everything we love about him. In 22 blog posts, I’ll find something in every Bond movie, from Dr. No (1962) to Quantum of Solace (2008), that’s worth illustrating. Yes, even the bad ones. It’s obvious that the filmmakers wanted … Continue reading James Bond 50: Wave of Discontent