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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The Octopussy International Circus Train by Marc Hernandez

In September 1982, I was 9 years old when the train scenes in Octopussy were filmed at the Nene Valley Railway (NVR), Peterborough close to where my family lived.  As a result it’s become my favourite Bond film. I have such great memories of growing up with it as a kid, enjoying it ironically as…

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Seeing Double: An Interview with Two Professional James Bond Lookalikes – Part Two by Matthew Chernov

Whether pretending to be a renowned genealogist in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service or a notorious Cuban Colonel in Octopussy, James Bond has impersonated many people throughout the 007 film series. In the real world, however, it takes more than a dubbed voice and a fake mustache to successfully imitate someone. Last week, I spoke…

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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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Seeing Double: An Interview with Two Professional James Bond Impersonators – Part One by Matthew Chernov

Lookalikes are a familiar sight to most fans of 007. From the latex-masked Bond imposter who dies at the hands of Red Grant in the pre-title sequence of From Russia with Love, to the surgically-enhanced doppelgängers employed by Blofeld in Diamonds are Forever (not to mention the animatronic replica of Baron Samedi in Live and…

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