Moonraker (1979)

Moonraker (1979) – There is a certain logic that Hollywood likes to employ: if something works, do it again, but more so. This is a philosophy that sometimes works very well and that at other times backfires spectacularly. I said in my review of The Spy Who Loved Me that I considered one of the … Continue reading

GoldenEye (1995)

GoldenEye (1995) – There was a bit of downtime after 1989’s Licence to Kill. The production company had some issues and there ended up being a six year gap before the next movie. Timothy Dalton opted not to return to the role of James Bond (which sucks somewhat because as I have said before, he … Continue reading

Diamonds Are Forever (1971)

Diamonds Are Forever (1971) – After the dark times of the George Lazenby era (which totaled exactly one Bond film), Sean Connery makes a triumphant return to the role which he will forever define. Actually the producers were willing to have Lazenby back for whatever reason, but he opted not to return as he felt … Continue reading

The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)

The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) – In the opening song of the film Carly Simon sings “nobody does it better…” Funny, I can think of four other guys who are better at the whole James Bond thing. This is the first Roger Moore flick of my cable-inspired James Bond movie marathon. When forced to rank … Continue reading

On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969)

On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969) – So I’ve come to this one… George Lazenby. This is the one and only time George Lazenby played James Bond. Other to be in multiple movies, even Timothy Dalton got two (Dalton was actually offered this movie but turned it down as he felt he was much too young … Continue reading

The Living Daylights (1987)

The Living Daylights (1987) – The Bond franchise on occasion gets caught up on trying to capitalize on what’s new. On occasion this works very well (the parkour chase in Casino Royale). Other times it just gets silly (pretty much all of Die Another Day). The Living Daylights begins with a training exercise with double-0 … Continue reading

Total Recall (1990)

Total Recall (1990) – I have said before I am an unabashed fan of the cinematic works of one Mr. Arnold Schwarzenegger (his gubernatorial works, less so). You ever notice the noises he makes when he’s supposed to be in some kind of physical duress? NO HUMAN BEING MAKES THOSE NOSIES! It is ridiculously entertaining … Continue reading

Batman Begins (2005)

Batman Begins (2005) – It was a dark time in our history after the debacle that was Batman & Robin. Eight long years passed with no Batman movie at all. There had been consideration of letting Joel Schumacher continue the franchise. There was the screenplay for Batman Triumphant, which would have featured the Scarecrow (Schumacher was … Continue reading

Licence to Kill (1989)

Licence to Kill (1989) – Timothy Dalton is an actor who I generally rather enjoy, particularly his wonderfully wicked turn in Edgar Wright’s Hot Fuzz. He is, of course, most famous for playing everyone’s favorite superspy James Bond. He only did it twice, in The Living Daylights and this film. He was actually the second … Continue reading

You Only Live Twice (1967)

You Only Live Twice (1967) – As I have said before, it is an undisputed fact that Sean Connery is the best James Bond. However, that doesn’t mean that the Sean Connery Bond movies were always the best Bond movies. The bond movies really run the gamut from truly excellent (2006’s Casino Royale) to quite … Continue reading