Yeeaah, Moonraker. PEW PEW PEW PEW PEW PEW. This one has perhaps the oddest reputation of the series, which is saying a lot, but it’s the late 70s, so it’s time to head out of this world. The Opening The UK is borrowing an American space shuttle (let’s face it, they could never build one […]

The Man With The Golden Gun

My knowledge of The Man With The Golden Gun is pretty strange, as I usually flick onto broadcasts during the third act, when it seems like it’s a pretty decent Bond film. Having not made myself watch the whole thing, there were some surprises in store – and not all of them were nice. The […]

On Her Majesty’s Secret Service

I’m up to a quarter of the way through this run, and so we have another pivotal 007 film, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service. I had actually seen this one, so it’s not so much about first impressions this time. What I did recall was that it was very good, so I was looking forward […]

You Only Live Twice

My prior experience with You Only Live Twice is that it always seems to be the movie that starts playing when I’m idly zapping the TV late on a summer evening, I’ll watch the opening bit with the big spaceship eating the smaller spaceship, then the credits (“ooh! Roald Dahl wrote the screenplay!”) and then […]


I’m up to number four with Thunderball where I kind of think the urge to go bigger, better, faster, more! overshadowed the more fundamental aspects. This happens fairly often with 007 films, but. Of course, the ownership of Thunderball’s story was the subject of some dispute, with Kevin McClory laying claim as it was based […]


Now I’m onto the third film with most of the classic 007 tropes established, it was time to see if Goldfinger commences pummelling them into cliche. A classic Bond film, it is true, but that element of knowing camp starts here and gets awfully familiar deep into the Moore reign. Of course, I also dig […]

From Russia With Love

One of my pet “theories” I wanted to test during this viewing run (based on the Dalton/Brosnan/Craig eras) was that the first film in each actor’s run was the best of that run. As far as the Sean Connery run goes, From Russia With Love strangles that theory dead. I definitely enjoyed Dr. No as […]

Dr. No

In the weeks to come, I intend to watch all the Bond movies in sequence and write snarky things about them. Some of the films I’m pretty familiar with due to the countless TV reruns – I’ve even seen some in their original theatrical run. Others I’ve not seen at all, like ALL the original […]