Book Review: Strike Lightning by Steve Cole (Young Bond)

Steve Cole’s 3rd Young Bond book Strike Lightning comes right off the heels of his second effort Heads You Die.  Cole took over the Young Bond series from Charlie Higson who ended his tenure with By Royal Command which details the events surrounding Bond’s expulsion from Eton.  The Young Bond books themselves are a truly…

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On Location: Mexico City’s Day of the Dead Festival by Ben Waterworth

Australian JBR fan and fellow Bond podcaster Ben Waterworth was in Mexico City for the recent first inaugural Day of the Dead Festival inspired by the pre-titles sequence of SPECTRE. He captured some extraordinary photos and even put together a brilliant video documenting this epic experience! As a massive James Bond fan and rival James…

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Gloria Hendry’s Jazz Tribute to the Songs of James Bond By Matthew Chernov

“The songs are just wonderful! I love them all!” That’s how Gloria Hendry, the unforgettable co-star of Live and Let Die, described the music of the 007 series when I spoke with her recently in Los Angeles. Our conversation took place at the Barbara Morrison Performing Center, located in L.A.’s historic Leimert Park neighborhood, where…

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The Video Games of Bond – Part 1 by Matthew Grice

In this ongoing series, Matthew Grice takes a look at the video games of Bond.  Drawing mainly from his memory and his experience playing some of the games, Matthew takes us on a personal journey through the history of Bond video games starting from the beginning up through present day.  Part 1 takes us from…

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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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Daniel Craig Will Return For Bond 25 And Here’s Why…

[Updated in light of Daniel Craig’s recent New Yorker interview] There has been a huge amount of press rumour in recent months concerning Daniel Craig and his future in the role of Bond. Some say he’s already quit. Some say Eon productions are throwing huge sums of money to lure him back for Bond 25.…

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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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