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Bond Blog: Quantum of Solace – A James Bond Retrospective

Posted by on Sep 8, 2022 in action, All, Books, drama, Film, Headline, Reviews, thriller | 0 comments

Quantum of Solace is one of my favourite Bond films. And I know that isn’t a popular opinion. On first watching it, I – along...

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Bond Blog: Casino Royale – A James Bond Retrospective

Posted by on Sep 1, 2022 in action, All, Books, drama, Film, Headline, Reviews, thriller | 0 comments

With the new James Bond film in 2006, it was necessary for the franchise not just to recast Bond but to some extent to reinvent him....

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Bond Blog: The World Is Not Enough – A James Bond Retrospective

Posted by on Aug 18, 2022 in action, All, drama, Film, Headline, Reviews, thriller | 1 comment

Writing Bond Blog has given me some genuine revelations. Watching the films in sequence, you can see the developments and the repetitions,...

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Bond Blog: Tomorrow Never Dies – A James Bond Retrospective

Posted by on Aug 11, 2022 in action, All, comedy, drama, Film, Headline, Reviews, thriller | 0 comments

On leaving the cinema after GoldenEye, I was very ready to see another Bronson Bond and so too were the studio and undoubtedly Brosnan...

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Bond Blog: Licence To Kill – A James Bond Retrospective

Posted by on Jul 28, 2022 in action, All, drama, Film, Headline, Reviews, thriller | 0 comments

One of the happier results of this Bond Blog is that I’ve had the opportunity to totally reassess the Timothy Dalton Bonds. I saw...

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Bond Blog: A View To A Kill – A James Bond Retrospective

Posted by on Jul 14, 2022 in action, All, drama, Film, Headline, Reviews, thriller | 2 comments

Has James Bond finally met his match? asked the poster to Roger Moore’s seventh and final outing as the British secret service...

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Bond Blog: For Your Eyes Only – A James Bond Retrospective

Posted by on Jun 30, 2022 in action, All, comedy, drama, Film, Headline, Reviews, thriller | 1 comment

For Your Eyes Only was the first James Bond movie I saw at the cinema. I was probably nine. It was the Astra Cinema in Barrow-in-Furness,...

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Bond Blog: Moonraker – A James Bond Retrospective

Posted by on Oct 4, 2021 in action, All, Books, comedy, drama, Film, Headline, Reviews, sci-fi, thriller | 0 comments

Moonraker came out just as the 70s were coming to an end. Using the same team as brought about the success of The Spy Who Loved Me: Lewis...

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Bond Blog: The Spy Who Loved Me – A James Bond Retrospective

Posted by on Sep 8, 2021 in action, All, comedy, drama, Film, Headline, Reviews, sci-fi, thriller | 0 comments

The Spy Who Loved Me is a great title, but a terrible book. Ian Fleming’s ninth Bond novel is little more than a novella. But even...

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Bond Blog: The Man With The Golden Gun – A James Bond Retrospective

Posted by on Aug 31, 2021 in action, All, comedy, drama, Film, Headline, Reviews, thriller | 0 comments

I feel I’ve been a bit harsh with the first Roger Moore entry into the Bond franchise and I doubt I’m going to make any...

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