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Who Should Direct the Next James Bond Movie?

Who Should Direct the Next James Bond Movie?
The big film news on Wednesday was that Sam Mendes would be stepping down from directing duties on the next Bond movie to focus on several theater gigs he has lined up.  Mendes guided the latest film, Skyfall, to huge critical and commercial acclaim.  It is the highest grossing Bond film to date, with over... Read more »

The Countdown is Over! Skyfall Is Here, and It's the Best Bond Yet

The Countdown is Over!  Skyfall Is Here, and It's the Best Bond Yet
25 movies in 2 months may not sound all that daunting to the most hardened of filmgoers, but when I first took it upon myself to watch or re-watch every official and unofficial James Bond film from the past 50 years, I didn’t know what I was in for.  Hammervision has been counting down to... Read more »

Countdown to Skyfall: Casino Royale (2006)

Countdown to Skyfall: Casino Royale (2006)
CASINO ROYALE (2006) BOND: Daniel Craig DIRECTOR: Martin Campbell (Goldeneye) BOND GIRL(S): Eva Green (Vesper Lynd) COOL GADGETS: None to speak of. THEME SONG: “You Know My Name,” sung by Chris Cornell.  What is Chris Cornell doing singing a Bond theme in 2006?  Maybe if we were back in ’95 for Goldeneye, that would have... Read more »
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Countdown to Skyfall: Die Another Day (2002)

Countdown to Skyfall: Die Another Day (2002)
DIE ANOTHER DAY (2002) BOND: Pierce Brosnan DIRECTOR: Lee Tamahori (XXX: State of the Union, Along Came A Spider) BOND GIRL(S): Halle Berry (Jinx); Rosamund Pike (Miranda Frost) COOL GADGETS: Invisible car; ring that instantly breaks glass. THEME SONG: “Die Another Day,” sung by Madonna.  Electronica-disco nonsense. IMDB PLOT SUMMARY: James Bond is sent to investigate... Read more »

Countdown to Skyfall: The World Is Not Enough (1999)

Countdown to Skyfall: The World Is Not Enough (1999)
THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH (1999) BOND: Pierce Brosnan DIRECTOR: Michael Apted (Nell, Gorillas in the Mist) BOND GIRL(S): Sophie Marceau (Elektra King); Denise Richards (Christmas Jones) COOL GADGETS: Inflatable jacket; X-ray glasses. THEME SONG: “The World Is Not Enough,” sung by Garbage.  Not the best, not the worst.  Right in the middle of the... Read more »

Countdown to Skyfall: Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)

Countdown to Skyfall: Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)
TOMORROW NEVER DIES (1997) BOND: Pierce Brosnan DIRECTOR: Roger Spottiswoode (Turner & Hooch, The 6th Day) BOND GIRL(S): Teri Hatcher (Paris Carver); Michelle Yeoh (Wai Lin) COOL GADGETS: The coolest is the mobile phone that Bond uses to remote control drive his vehicle. THEME SONG: “Tomorrow Never Dies,” sung by Sheryl Crow.  A good song,... Read more »
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Countdown to Skyfall: Goldeneye (1995)

Countdown to Skyfall: Goldeneye (1995)
GOLDENEYE (1995) BOND: Pierce Brosnan DIRECTOR: Martin Campbell (Green Lantern, Vertical Limit) BOND GIRL(S): Izabella Scorupco (Natalya Simonova); Famke Janssen (Xenia Onatopp) COOL GADGETS: Explosive pen.  Click 3 times and then, BOOM! THEME SONG: “Goldeneye,” sung by Tina Turner.  A welcome return to the Shirley Bassey days.  Solid. IMDB PLOT SUMMARY: James Bond teams up with... Read more »

Countdown to Skyfall: License to Kill (1989)

Countdown to Skyfall: License to Kill (1989)
LICENSE TO KILL (1989) BOND: Timothy Dalton DIRECTOR: John Glen (For Your Eyes Only, Octopussy, A View to a Kill, The Living Daylights) BOND GIRL(S): Carey Lowell (Pam Bouvier); Talisa Soto (Lupe Lamora) COOL GADGETS: A machine gun that only operates when Bond holds it. THEME SONG: “License to Kill,” sung by Gladys Knight.  Oddly,... Read more »

Countdown to Skyfall: The Living Daylights (1987)

Countdown to Skyfall: The Living Daylights (1987)
THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS (1987) BOND: Timothy Dalton DIRECTOR: John Glen (For Your Eyes Only, Octopussy, A View to a Kill) BOND GIRL(S): Maryam d’Abo (Kara Milovy) COOL GADGETS: Bond’s go-to gadget here is a keychain that explodes when you whistle. THEME SONG: “The Living Daylights,” sung by a-ha  Another uptempo song in the mold of... Read more »
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Countdown to Skyfall: A View to a Kill (1985)

Countdown to Skyfall: A View to a Kill (1985)
A VIEW TO A KILL (1985) BOND: Roger Moore DIRECTOR: John Glen (For Your Eyes Only, Octopussy) BOND GIRL(S): Tanya Roberts (Stacey Sutton); Grace Jones (May Day) COOL GADGETS: Remote controlled robot (the “Snooper”) – catches Bond and Stacey in the shower at the end.  ”Oh, James.” THEME SONG: “A View to a Kill,” sung... Read more »