Some Kind of Hero – Book Review by Jack Lugo

With its meticulous research into the history of the Bond film franchise and close attention to many of the franchise’s little known details, Some Kind of Hero is the ultimate nonfiction book for Bond fans.  Authors Matthew Field and Ajay Chowdhury conducted over a hundred interviews with noteworthy participants in the Bond film saga, uncovered…

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The Way of Wai Lin: Michelle Yeoh Talks Bond

Actress Michelle Yeoh was in Singapore as a special guest of the 26th Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF), where she was presented with the Cinema Legend Award. At the In Conversation panel, Yeoh spoke about her stint as Bond girl Wai Lin in Tomorrow Never Dies and during the roundtable interviews afterwards, I made sure…

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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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