Live and Let Die at 50

July 4th, 2023 by

David T Smith celebrates Live and Let Die’s 50th anniversary with a look at locations and drinks. This week is the 50th anniversary of the UK release of 1973’s Live and Let Die, Roger Moore’s first film as agent 007. Rather than pick the film apart scene by scene – after all, you might as […]

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No Time to Die: 007 Greek mythology Easter Eggs explain the storyline of James Bond 25

June 29th, 2023 by

Was the most recent Bond film influenced by Greek mythology? Darryl Marsch presents a strong case that it did.  Nothing epitomizes “epic” more than a James Bond film, except for Greek mythology, which provides the foundation for a great deal of western storytelling. I rewatched No Time to Die, the latest installment of the James […]

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Elemental Octopussy

June 27th, 2023 by

Octopussy may seem a long way from Ian Fleming’s books, but it turns out there are elements of Fleming in Roger Moore’s 1983 film.

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Exquisite resorts and iconic hideaways: the hotels of James Bond

June 22nd, 2023 by

Exotic locations are a highlight of any Bond film. Here we look at a selection of James Bond’s hotels. Among the many elements that contribute to the allure of the iconic James Bond franchise, the locations play as much a pivotal role as the heart-pounding action sequences. The films have the power to transport audiences to […]

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Review: 007: For King and Country #1 from Dynamite

June 21st, 2023 by

Javier E Trujillo reviews the first issue of Dynamite’s newest James Bond thriller, 007: For King and Country!

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Mission Report: Goldeneye – part 3

June 15th, 2023 by

The third and final instalment from Darryl Marsch on his recent assignment to Goldeneye Resort.  Also see: part 1 and part 2 The next morning saw a typical James Bond breakfast of scrambled eggs and buttered toast. After which, our man, Oniel, collected us for a journey into Ocho Rios, where we arranged to ride […]

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Mission Report: Goldeneye – part 2

June 8th, 2023 by

The second instalment of Darryl Marsch’s report on his recent assignment to Goldeneye Resort.  Read part 1 of this series The next morning, we returned and breakfasted on ackee and salt fish, which may be the national dish of Jamaica. It was a favorite of Fleming’s, and I speculate so because it tastes of spicy […]

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Mission Report: Goldeneye – part 1

May 31st, 2023 by

Darryl Marsch reports on his recent assignment to Goldeneye Resort in Jamaica.  The Boeing 737-800 touched down at Sangster International Airport at precisely 2:17 p.m., local time. My eyes glanced away from the dark-brown dial of my Seamaster Diver and fixed on the azure-blue sky above Montego Bay that peeked between the airport’s boxy terminal […]

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For Your Eyes Only: Roger Moore’s Spiritual Exercise

May 19th, 2023 by

Eoghan Lyng looks at the film he considers to be Roger Moore’s finest. By 1979, the James Bond had become cliché. Whether it was Sean Connery or Roger Moore in the tux, the series had become a revolving door of martinis, mirth and innuendo, delving between brilliant and balderdash in equal measure. In one entry, […]

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James Bond’s cars: the Daniel Craig era

May 5th, 2023 by

A look at the cars from Daniel Craig’s run of five James Bond movies. Cars have always been an essential ingredient of the James Bond formula, and ever since he existed Bond has been associated with one automotive marque or another. In the books it was Bentley, although he also drove an Aston Martin DB Mk […]

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