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First reviews for SPECTRE

October 22nd, 2015 by

Last night saw the first public screening of SPECTRE at the Odeon Leicester Square. Although The James Bond Dossier was not lucky enough to be invited to the screening, here we’ve rounded up a number of reviews. MI6 The first review is by our friends at MI6. I’ve read it in full and it contains no […]

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Review: Catching Bullets by Mark O’Connell

October 8th, 2014 by

Can you imagine that soon after watching your first James Bond film you learnt your grandfather worked for Eon Productions? That’s exactly what happened to Mark O’Connell, who relates his story in Catching Bullets, reviewed here. Published back in 2012 in the lead up to Skyfall, I’d been meaning to get a copy of Catching Bullets by Mark […]

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Review: ‘Solo’ by William Boyd

October 4th, 2013 by

Writing a Bond novel must be pretty tough. After all, many have tried to take on the heavy yoke of expectation that surrounds anything even loosely associated with Britain’s cold war master spy, James Bond, 007. In 2012, Sam Mendes’ latest cinematic effort, Skyfall seemed to suggest that Daniel Craig et al were just getting […]

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007 Legends reviewed

December 18th, 2012 by

The latest James Bond game 007 Legends has exploded onto PS3, XBox360 and will soon make an appearance on the Wii U but to cut a long story short, it’s a mixed effort. Fans of the long running spy franchise are bound to love parts of this game but for those die hard Call of Duty fans, […]

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Skyfall review (spoiler free)

November 7th, 2012 by

Since I attended the World Premiere of Skyfall at the Royal Albert Hall on October 23rd you may have expected me to write this review sooner, and in fact I had planned on producing something immediately after seeing the film. However, events worked out differently to planned and so it is only now, the day […]

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Skyfall reviews

October 15th, 2012 by

After last Friday’s first press screening in London there have been numerous reviews published over the weekend, a selection of which have been compiled below. While some claim to be spoiler free, all that I have looked at have told me more than I wanted to know, so if you really don’t want to learn […]

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Early feedback following Skyfall press preview

October 12th, 2012 by

Members of the press were invited to a screening of Skyfall at the Odeon Leicester Square this evening. Here’s what some people who were lucky enough to attend have been saying: @VassosA: The new Bond film is tense, thrilling, tremendous. Funny in places too. Bond back on form #skyfall @BazaarUK: The question is.. Who isn’t […]

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First Skyfall reviews expected Friday

October 11th, 2012 by

The first press screening for Skyfall is due to take place on Friday, with early reviews expected on Friday night. Journalists have been tweeting photos of their tickets, such as those here. There seems to be a high level of anticipation for the film among those lucky enough to be invited certainly by Saturday morning […]

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Bond and Beyond: a musical celebration of 50 years of James Bond

October 11th, 2012 by

Professional musician Tim Mottershead recently attended “Bond and Beyond”, a concert given to celebrate the music from 50 years of James Bond films. At the concert the results of a poll to discover the nation’s favourite 007 themes was also revealed. I travelled by metro link to Salford Quays, which with the Lowry Theatre, Imperial War […]

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Review: Quantum of Solace soundtrack

December 4th, 2008 by

It doesn’t matter how good David Arnold is, the inescapable fact is that he will always be compared to John Barry, which is probably more than a little unfair. Learn how the Quantum of Solace soundtrack stacks up after the film has taken a good deal of criticism from fans and critics.

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