Category Archives: James Bond

Will 2015 be the greatest year in movies? Not so fast…

Holy blockbusters, Batman. Have you seen what’s set to run across the silver screen in 2015? There’s Star Wars, Episode VII, a movie fans have been waiting three decades to see. Avengers: Age of Ultron, which will have even more … Continue reading

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The villains of ‘Justified’

In two seasons, ­Raylan Givens, the hero of ­Justified, has emerged as a sort of Central/Eastern Kentucky James Bond. Played by Timothy ­Olyphant, the sexy ­lawman is never too far from ­danger, always has to contend with the beautiful women … Continue reading

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007 poll, question 007: Best Picture

Gert Frobe as Goldfinger and Sean Connery as James Bond in Goldfinger, considered by many to be the best James Bond movie ever. Do we agree? Since 1962, there have been 21 James Bond movies in the official EON Productions … Continue reading

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Oscars 2009: Return of the blockbusters?

After this year’s Academy Awards, the question was whether the Oscars were still relevant, or if they were going the way of art galleries and modern dance, perceived as too elite and avant garde to appeal to the masses. Of … Continue reading

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007 poll, question 006: Gadgets

James Bond is a pretty tough athletic guy, well trained in things like marksmanship and hand-to-hand combat. But, sometimes he needs a little help, like a wrist watch with a circular saw to cut ropes from his wrists, or a … Continue reading

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007 poll, question 005: They did the dirty work

Let’s face it. Despite their grand schemes for world domination, a lot of James Bond’s enemies were not exactly tough guys. In fact, rather than get their own hands messy, they often dispatched henchmen — or women — to do … Continue reading

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007 poll, question 004: title tunes

There may be nothing more indicative of the time in which a James Bond movie was made than its title tune. It’s a series that started pre-Beatles, with singers like that big belter Shirley Bassey singing about “Gold-fing-aaah.” Then Bond … Continue reading

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007 poll, question 003: So many women

Whittling the list of Bond women for the poll down to seven was not easy. Consider we left actors such as Britt Ekland, Teri Hatcher and Jane Seymour off, though you are welcome to write them in, if you’d like. … Continue reading

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007 questions about James Bond

Interesting. In the current issue of Entertainment Weekly, Benjamin Svetkey wondered what would preoccupy him and many of his friends after the election, and in the same issue he penned the cover story on what I know will be my … Continue reading

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