Die Another Day was in the unfortunate situation of opening a few months after a spy film that changed the genre, The Bourne Identity. The film marked its 20th anniversary last month. I was a bit swamped at the time with the final weeks of watching awards screeners before turning in my ballot. Because of timing, I’ve opted to review it along with the rest of the Pierece Brosnan movies. It really doesn’t matter how…"Die Another Day Is Among The Worst Bond Films"
The World is Not Enough is one of the worst films in the James Bond franchise and would get the franchise closer to a hard reboot. An impressive boat chase on the River Thames is not enough to save the film. Pierce Brosnan does most of his own stunts, which helps add to the realism that we see on the big screen. But again, flashy and stylish action scenes–including the 14-minute pre-title sequence–cannot save a…"The World is Not Enough is Lesser James Bond"
The second James Bond movie starring Pierce Brosnan, Tomorrow Never Dies, marks the 25th anniversary of its 1997 theatrical release. This was the first James Bond film that I watched on the big screen. I’ve seen everything else on the big screen ever since. My family saw the film over opening weekend since we saved Titanic for December 25. It’s the film that would lead me to buy the 30 Years of James Bond album…"Tomorrow Never Dies Marks 25th Anniversary"
At long last, Pierce Brosnan was finally able to step into the role of James Bond as GoldenEye finds the British spy in a new era. GoldenEye‘s cold open more takes us back to 1986 where James Bond (Pierce Brosnan) and fellow MI6 Agent Alec Trevelyan (Sean Bean) are infiltrating a Soviet chemical weapons facility. Things quickly sour when the Soviets capture Trevelyan and Bond assumes they kill him, but not before Bond destroys the…"GoldenEye Resets James Bond For Late 20th Century"
The Sound of 007 is a documentary that spans 60 years of the music accompanying the many James Bond movies to grace the screen. There’s so much that one can do with a documentary about the music of the James Bond franchise. Do you focus on just the theme songs? Do you also decide to focus on the theme song and other aspects of the film scores? Thankfully, this documentary touches on the songs, the…"The Sound of 007: 60 Years of James Bond"
Jamie Dornan is right about fan backlash over the casting of Daniel Craig and Robert Pattinson as James Bond and Batman, respectively. We see this every time that studios announce their lead actor for a James Bond, Marvel, DC, or Star Wars movie. The fan backlash needs to stop. I mean it! What I encourage fans to do is just be patient and reserve judgement until after watching the movie. Films tend to be more…"Jamie Dornan Is Right About Fan Backlash"
No Time to Die offers thrilling entertainment as Daniel Craig signs off following his five films starring as Ian Fleming’s James Bond. You can now bring home Craig’s final Bond installment on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD Collector’s Editions. It’s hard to say what the future offers for the James Bond franchise although there’s no shortage of potential contenders. What is known for sure is that this is it for Daniel Craig. It’s been…"No Time to Die Arrives On 4K Ultra HD"
No Time to Die offers thrilling entertainment as Daniel Craig signs off following his five films starring as Ian Fleming’s James Bond. It’s hard to say what the future offers for the James Bond franchise although there’s no shortage of potential contenders. What is known for sure is that this is it for Daniel Craig. It’s been a beautiful ride over the past sixteen years and this film is no exception. Cary Joji Fukunaga’s directorial…"No Time to Die: One Last Ride for Daniel Craig"
Sam Mendes pushes the limits during his second James Bond directorial outing in Spectre to get James Bond back to the travelogue roots. You know this is going to be a big film right from the Day of the Dead pre-titles sequence in Mexico City. It’s one of the biggest openings by far and it gives Mexico some proper representation on screen. By the end of the film, however, Spectre proves to be just one…"Spectre: Sam Mendes Pushes The Limits"
Skyfall celebrates the 50th anniversary of the James Bond franchise with its first billion-dollar picture and one of the best films to date. James Bond (Daniel Craig) is in a much different place following Quantum of Solace. He’s no longer a rookie agent. But the thing that sets this film apart from his previous outings is that he fails repeatedly throughout the film. It’s a recurring theme that kicks off almost as soon as the…"Skyfall Marks James Bond’s 50th Anniversary"