VARGR Review for Issues 5 & 6 by Jack Lugo

Warning: This review contains SPOILERS for the final issues of VARGR Apologies for taking so long to finish off this series review of VARGR.  I actually finished reading this compelling series as soon as the last issue arrived, but I didn’t have time to sit down and write a review.  Before I knew it I…

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Heads You Die Review by Jack Lugo

  Heads You Die is the 7th novel in the Young Bond series and the second book written by Steve Cole after Charlie Higson’s monumental first five novels in the series.  This book picks up right after Cole’s last offering, Shoot to Kill, where Bond thwarted a dangerous Hollywood blackmail scheme. James (about 14 or 15)…

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Bond Songs That Never Were

About two years ago, our own Tom Sears discussed what he proposed to be the Bond song “Secret Formula” in the following Youtube video: Since the last couple of podcasts have taken a close look at all the official Bond themes, I thought now might be an appropriate time to revisit the notion of what…

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Some Kind of Hero: An Interview with Matthew Field and Ajay Chowdhury

As I’ve noted in my book review of Some Kind of Hero, authors Matthew Field and Ajay Chowdhury have published what I consider to be the ultimate nonfiction Bond book detailing the history of the franchise from its inception all the way through to the SPECTRE press conference. It’s a book that every Bond fan must own,…

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History’s Greatest Spy and Fleming’s Inspiration for Bond – An Interview with Author Larry Loftis

Introduction and Interview by Jack Lugo: Larry Loftis’s upcoming nonfiction book takes a close look at real life World War II spy Dusko Popov.  The book is a fascinating and well researched account of Popov’s life as a double agent who worked with both MI6 and the United States government to deceive the Germans and…

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A Close Look at the SPECTRE Score by Matthew Grice

SPECTRE, the 24th installment of the longest running franchise in cinema history has caused a divide amongst fans.  Some love it while others think it was poor calling for Craig to bow out from role. I will hold my hands up and admit that I once didn’t like Quantum Of Solace as I felt the…

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Let’s Not Get Ahead of Ourselves, Shall We?

By now most of us have read the Daily Mail piece quoting anonymous sources who claim that Daniel Craig has turned down a £68 Million offer to play Bond in two more films.  Here at JBR, we typically pay no mind to the onslaught of rumors surrounding Daniel’s status as Bond, however, I thought it…

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Ideas for an Expanded Bond Universe by Logan Morford

A while back ago we explored some potential ideas for a Bond expanded universe with an article by Jack Lugo. It may be worthwhile to revisit the topic today now that the franchise is looking to move forward after the release of SPECTRE.  Logan Morford was kind enough to offer some of his ideas about…

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May He Rest in Peace: Guy Hamilton Passes Away at Age 93

Bond fans all over the world were saddened to learn of the death of Guy Hamilton on April 21st 2016.  Hamilton directed 4 Bond films including the iconic Goldfinger (1964) along with Diamonds are Forever (1971), Live and Let Die (1973), and The Man with the Golden Gun (1974). “In a statement, Bond producers Barbara…

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How Stephen King’s JFK Novel Echoes Fleming’s Least Known Bond Novel by Jack Lugo

Proof that Bond follows me everywhere: I decided to take a little break from reading all things Bond so a while ago I began reading Stephen King’s time travel novel 11/22/63 about a school teacher who ends up going through a portal that takes him to 1958. I wanted to read the book before watching…

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