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"THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH" (1999) Review


I must admit that when I first saw "THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH" in the theaters a little over seven years ago, I was not impressed. Well, to be honest, I did not like the movie at all. But after my recent viewing, I could not help but wonder if I had allowed my mild dislike of the vorige Bond entry, "TOMORROW NEVER DIES" to spill over in my view of the Bond franchise’s 19th entry.

Although the movie’s titel comes from the Bond family’s motto, first revealed in the 1969 movie, "ON HER MAJESTY’S SECRET SERVICE", its story started with the murder of...
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Before watching my DVD copy of 2006’s ”CASINO ROYALE” for the upmteenth time, I had assumed that my initial enthusiasm toward the 21st James Bond thriller would dim with time. I felt certain that I would have enough of the fictional British Secret Service agent. Needless to say, my assumptions proved to be wrong. I managed to enjoy ”CASINO ROYALE” meer than ever. It has become firmly entrenched as my seconde favoriete Bond movie of all time, following 1969’s ”ON HER MAJESTY’S SECRET SERVICE”.

From the black-and-white opening shot of MI-6 Section Chief Dryden arriving at his...
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posted by DR76
"SKYFALL" (2012) Review

Before I had sat down in a movie theater to watch the latest James Bond movie, "SKYFALL", it occurred to me that four years had passed since the last movie about the MI-6 agent. During those four years, EON Productions endured another round of legal entanglements regarding the Bond franchise, delaying the production and release of "SKYFALL" door at least two years. But in the end, producers Barbara broccoli and Michael G. Wilson came through and released the company's 23rd James Bond film.

"SKYFALL" begins in Istanbul, Turkey; where MI-6 agents James Bond and "Eve" go after...
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"QUANTUM OF SOLACE" (2008) Review


I am going to be perfectly frank. I had hesitated to write this review of the 2008 James Bond movie, ”QUANTUM OF SOLACE”. Why? Because it has left me in a daze.Four days have passed since I saw the movie and I am still experiencing slight feelings of confusion about it. I had considered delaying my review until a seconde viewing, but I decided to go ahead and write my first impressions of the film.

”QUANTUM OF SOLACE” is obviously a direct sequel of the 21st film in the Bond franchise, ”CASINO ROYALE”. The vorige movie ended with James Bond’s (Daniel...
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"ON HER MAJESTY’S SECRET SERVICE" (1969) Review

At least ten years of meer must have passed since I last saw the 1969 Bond movie, "ON HER MAJESTY’S SECRET SERVICE (OHMSS)". EON Production’s sixth entry in the Bond franchise has the distinction of being the only movie that starred Australian male model-turned-actor, George Lazenby. It was the first EON movie that did not ster Sean Connery – already fixed in the public’s mind as the only actor who can portray James Bond. And it was the only movie that was directed door former film editor, Peter Hunt.

I first became aware of “OHMSS”...
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posted by alexwberg
I just saw it for a seconde time and it diminished in my eyes a bit. globaal, algemene I think it's a top, boven 7 film of so in the pantheon of Bond, but meer than just the traditional elements were lacking. I think I got caught up in the fervor of the action in my first comments.

First, off it was just too short. I can only imagine how much might have been left on Forster's editing room floor. meer chemistry and banter with Fields? Those moments were such pure joy; perhaps as they were so fleeting. I would have like to have seen the characters developed meer fully. The chemistry was there from the ensemble...
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"LIVE AND LET DIE" (1973) Review

Between 1967 and 1972, EON Productions spent a chaotic five years trying to find one man to portray James Bond following Sean Connery’s decision to retire from the role. Nineteen sixty-eight found Australian model, George Lazenby in the role. But after one movie, the excellent "ON HER MAJESTY’S SECRET SERVICE", Lazenby decided that he did not want to continue the role. Connery came back for one last movie - "DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER", but did not bother to stick around.

Then in 1972, broccoli and Saltzman hired Roger Moore (famous for the TV series, "THE SAINT"...
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Recently, I have been perusing the Internet for artikels and forums on EON Productions’ newest Bond flick, “CASINO ROYALE”. Naturally, I came across scores of artikels and reviews on both the new and past Bond movies. I also checked several forums that focused upon the Bond franchise. The one topic that popped up without fail seemed to be the vraag of which actor portrayed the best James Bond.

The character of James Bond, Agent 007, has been portrayed door six actors for EON Productions and in two unofficial Bond films during the past 52 years. In 1954, American actor Barry Nelson portrayed...
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posted by Seanthehedgehog
It was a cold winter dag in North Korea. As two korean soldiers were walking door a building, a person could be seen sneaking to the entrance.

The two koreans raised their assault rifles, seeing if there was an enemy in sight, but there wasn't. of was there?

The sound of a door opening could be heard, and then it quickly closed. The koreans had no idea who it was, of what happened.

After entering the base, the man all dressed in black took off his mask. The mask revealed to be none other than Bond. James Bond.

He looked around the hallway he was in with great care. What he was looking for was...
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”GOLDENEYE” (1995) Review

What can I say about 1995’s ”GOLDENEYE”? For one, it marked a series of firsts for the Bond franchise. The movie happened to be Pierce Brosnan’s first outing as James Bond. ”GOLDENEYE” turned out to be Dame Judi Dench’s first time portraying Bond’s MI-6 boss, “M”. And the movie also proved to be a first Bond film for director Martin Campbell, who will return eleven years later to direct 2006’s ”CASINO ROYALE”.

After 1989’s ”LICENSE TO KILL”, I found myself frustrated door talk that it was time for EON Productions to give up on Timothy...
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"YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE" (1967) Review

In recent years, EON Production’s 1967 movie, "YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE" has not been highly regarded door many Bond fans. In a way, I can understand why, judging door Sean Connery’s performance in his fifth consecutive turn as James Bond and the movie’s plot.

The plot begins with the abduction of an American space capsule in space door a mysterious craft. The U.S. government blames the Soviet government, but the British government, who has tracked the mysterious craft to Japan, where James Bond is sent to investigate. With the help of Tiger Tanaka and Japan’s...
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"THE PARADOX OF JINX JOHNSON"

When I had first geplaatst commentaren about the 2002 James Bond movie "DIE ANOTHER DAY" on message boards and forums, I found myself face to face with a surprise. Apparently, many fans found Halle Berry’s performance as NSA Agent Giacinta “Jinx” Johnson unsatisfactory. And after perusing meer of the James Bond message boards, I also learned that Berry is regarded door many Bond fans as ”the worst Bond girl” in the franchise’s history.

After recovering from this shocker, I began to read some of the reasons why Berry is now so reviled door the Bond fandom. Quite...
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Below is a review I had written of the 1981 James Bond movie, "FOR YOUR EYES ONLY":


"FOR YOUR EYES ONLY" (1981) Review

If James Bond fans and critics had judged all of EON Productions’ 1981 movie, "FOR YOUR EYES ONLY" solely on its pre-credit sequence, the movie probably would have barely made a dime at the box office. Worse, it would have been regarded as the worst movie in the entire Bond franchise. Thankfully, the rest of the movie proved to be far superior to its atrocious opening sequence.

"FOR YOUR EYES ONLY" marked the directorial debut of John Glen, previously an assistant director...
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“MOONRAKER” (1979) Review

Well, I just watched “MOONRAKER”. Today, it is considered to be one of the worst Bond films of all times. It has been accused door fans and critics alike of taking the Bond franchise into a realm of tasteless excess and fantasy. I will not deny there are aspects of “MOONRAKER” that turned me off – including Bond’s final confrontation with the villain aboard the latter’s space station. But after watching it . . . I cannot honestly lijst “MOONRAKER” as one of my least favoriete Bond films, let alone as one of the worst. Trust me, I have seen a lot worst....
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posted by britmovietours
Step into the dangerous world of James Bond and other secret agents as we visit the great spy movie locations of London and beyond.

On these two separate bus tours (half and full day) you’ll visit over 30 James Bond film locations plus sites linked with other British spy characters such as Harry Palmer and Johnny English. We’ll also see places familiar to Bond auteur Ian Fleming. See where fiction becomes reality as we take u to spots associated with the real world of espionage.

Learn how the films were made, watch the DVD clips as we pass the actual locations, discuss some of the the novels and get trivia about the actors behind them. Along the way you’ll have the chance to get off the bus, take pictures and see the locations up close.

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"THE SPY WHO LOVED ME" (1977) Review

"THE SPY WHO LOVED ME" became EON Productions 10th entry in the Bond franchise in 1977. It also marked Sir Roger Moore’s third turn as British agent, James Bond, Cubby Broccoli’s as sole producer for the first time and Lewis Gilbert’s seconde time at bat as director of a Bond film. This is the movie that introduced the catchphrase, “Nobody does it better,” and according to many critics and fans, saved the Bond franchise back in the 1970s. Watching "THE SPY WHO LOVE ME", I can understand why many would harbor this belief.

Many critics and fans tend...
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"THUNDERBALL" (1965) Review

I had just viewed the 1965 Bond movie, "THUNDERBALL" for the first time in several years. And I can see why this movie is considered to be one of my all time favoriete Bond flicks. But I do not think I can state why in one of two sentences.

“THUNDERBALL” turned out to be director Terence Young’s third and last Bond film. Most Bond fans consider it to be his least superior film, but I consider it to be his seconde best, following 1963’s “FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE”. The story was based upon an unfinished script called “Warhead”, co-written door Ian Fleming,...
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"DIE ANOTHER DAY" (2002) Review

The 2002 movie, ”DIE ANOTHER DAY” marked several milestones in the James Bond franchise. One, it was released during the 40th anniversary of the cinematic Bond, which began with 1962’s ”DR. NO”. Two, it was the first time that a non-white actress portrayed the leading lady in a Bond film. And three, it happened to be Pierce Brosnan’s last Bond film for EON Productions . . . at the moment.

”DIE ANOTHER DAY” starts out with a mission in which Bond has to kill a North Korean army officer named Colonel Moon, who has been illegally selling military...
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"FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE" (1963) Review

Have u ever heard the song, ”What a Difference a dag Makes”? Well, the phrase - ”What a difference, a jaar makes” kept going through my head, while viewing 1963’s ”FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE”. It seemed such a difference from the very inferior ”DR. NO” (and would prove to be quite a difference in my eyes to 1964’s ”GOLDFINGER”).

Not only do I consider ”FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE” to be one of the finest Bond films in the franchise, I also view it as Connery’s best. In fact, as with 1965’s ”THUNDERBALL”, his acting was superb in...
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"THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS" (1987) Review

Last jaar marked the 25th anniversary of EON Productions' release of its 15th entry in the Bond franchise – "THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS". The movie featured the first of two times in which actor Timothy Dalton portrayed the famous British spy, James Bond. I first saw "THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS" on the night of July 31, 1987 – the datum of its original U.S. release. My family and I saw it at the Grauman Chinese Theater in Hollywood. The theater was so packed that we ended up seated near the screen. I had a headache door the time the movie ended. Yet, watching the movie...
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