Category Archives: James Bond

SPECTRE draws near

Today is my birthday – which means I aim no longer younger than current James Bond star, Daniel Craig. But, for as long as he plays 007 there is a little extra beat in my heart, a benign murmur telling … Continue reading

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Teaser poster for SPECTRE unveiled

Well, we’ve had a few behind the scenes videos posted (you can find them at the SPECTRE YouTube channel) but here is the official teaser poster, which could hardly be more spartan and to the point! Does it ring your … Continue reading

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James Bond will return in SPECTRE

Well, it’s about bloody time that evil criminal enterprise made a comeback! After the massive franchise overhaul of Skyfall, which turned out to be a billion dollar plus box-office behemoth (just click at Box Office Mojo for the astounding figures), … Continue reading

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Buon Natale 2012

This site began back in January 2011 and here we are, two years and 270 posts later and the year is almost up. What have we learned from the Blogosphere? Well, for one thing, WordPress and Google’s blogger software like each … Continue reading

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Top 20 Spy movies

The release of Ben Affleck’s smart historical satire Argo, based loosely on the true extraction by the CIA and Canadian officials of six American Embassy staff members out of Tehran in 1980, made me reflect on the spy genre as … Continue reading

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Skyfall – five star movie review

Yes, the title of this post does rather give things away – I loved the new Bond movie. Have you been to see Skyfall yet? You really should. In the UK the new 007 adventure, the first in 4 years, came … Continue reading

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Fifty shades of James Bond

Tomorrow is ‘International James Bond Day’, not actually a national holiday yet but I’m sure it’ll catch on eventually. It’s part of a coordinated media blitz celebrating the 50 years on screen of ‘the world’s favourite secret agent’. I’m starting … Continue reading

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