Beyond Bond at The New Yorker Festival – Report by Wilfred Picorelli

Reporting by Wilfred Picorelli Article assembled by Jack Lugo While Daniel Craig did not make an official commitment to continue as Bond, it would appear that he has warmed up to the prospect saying in response to the question of whether or not he would return: ” I got the best job in the world…

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Fjord Eyes Only: James Bond in Oslo by Nicholas Knight

Norway- land of fjords and brunost. Home to the Blue Peter Christmas tree, Vikings and the mighty herring, it’s a country that would seem to have little or no connection to the world of James Bond. There’s a-ha, of course, and Julie Ege but that’s about it. The cinematic Bond has never been there and only…

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Donald Trump Explains Every James Bond Film by Jack Lugo

Just a disclaimer:  JBR does not endorse any candidate.  The opinions expressed are my own and should not be attributed to Tom and Chris if you happen to disagree or take offense.  Follow me on Twitter if you like this sort of humor. In Bond fandom, there’s usually a wide array of opinions concerning each and…

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Olympussy: An Unreleased Bond Short Film – a Spoof by Jack Lugo

While many fans speculate as to the status and direction of Bond 25, very few are aware of a short film that Eon have decided to put together to commemorate Bond at the Olympics.  JBR was able to get the inside scoop on the project, and I now have the pleasure of giving you all the…

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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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