Quantum of Sound

For many Bond fans, Quantum of Solace may be considered a weak entry in the franchise.  It is for me anyway.  With the huge success of Casino Royale, great expectations for Craig’s second Bond film were high, but for me it was the first time I had walked out of a cinema, after seeing a…

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JBR SPECTRE Review by Jack Lugo

WARNING:  This review does contain major SPOILERS   My initial reaction leaving the movie theater after having watched SPECTRE was just, “Wow! That was brilliant,” and I pretty much wrote a Facebook post to that effect.   Now, that I’ve had some time to process the film, I still believe it to be an exciting thrill…

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JBR Profile: Jeffrey Westhoff – Fleming and Me

Editor’s Intro: Author Jeffrey Westhoff is a lifelong fan of the Ian Fleming Bond books.  His latest YA novel, The Boy Who Knew Too Much, harnesses the influence Ian Fleming has had on him into his own thrilling original teenage spy story.  I reviewed Westoff’s book recently over at my site and enjoyed it immensely.…

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James Bond Comic Review: VARGR #1

Warning: the review below contains SPOILERS for the 1st issue of VARGR.  If you don’t want to know certain details, I can only say that I highly recommend it and I encourage you to read my review after you’ve had a chance to read it.   Last year, Dynamite Entertainment acquired the rights to produce…

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JBR Profile: Sid Man – My Adventures in the World of Bond (Part 2 – SPECTRE)

Editor’s Note:  This is part 2 of Sid Man’s incredibly unique story detailing his time on the set of his 2nd Bond film, SPECTRE.  Read on for Sid’s fascinating insight into working on the set of the very latest James Bond film.  If you haven’t read Part 1, I invite you to do that. There may…

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JBR Profile: Sid Man – My Adventures in the World of Bond (PART 1 – Skyfall)

Editor’s note: Sid Man has a unique perspective on the James Bond cinematic franchise. By that I mean he is in the enviable position of actually being on the set for key sequences and appearing in small but noteworthy roles. Thus far he has appeared in key scenes in both Skyfall and SPECTRE. If you look…

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Bond to the Future

Just thought I’d whip this up for a little fun. I wrote it very quickly, so please don’t be too hard on me.  I decided to do a throwback to the novel for You Only Live Twice for a certain plot point- Jack It’s a little known fact that after the events of 1985’s A…

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Pee Another Day – How to Avoid Nature’s Call During SPECTRE

I want you to picture the ultimate Bondian torture situation. It does not involve wicker chairs, ice, cigars or even DAD on loop. It involves friends, beer (or Vespers), the longest Bond film ever made, and Tom Sears’ renal/urinary system. (*collective shudder*) The JBR family will be meeting up for an epic 18+ hour social…

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JAMES BOND – SPECTRE with Jonathan Ross – Report

October 18 2015 53 years, almost 24 films, and James Bond is as much a part of the public consciousness now as he was when Connery first donned the tux in Dr No.  As an ardent Bond fan, I’m sure I’m in the same position as many other Bond addicts: counting down every day until…

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Book Review: Trigger Mortis

I spent a good part of last year reading all the Fleming Bond novels, and  I could honestly say that Anthony Horowitz has given us something quite special with Trigger Mortis. Not only has Horowitz written a thrilling original entry as a new Bond continuation novel, he’s also provided the readers with the closest experience I…

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