Posts Tagged ‘You Only Live Twenty-Thrice’
Nick's weekly recap of the Bond films ends with the unofficial 007 movies and rankings of Bond's official lovers, villains, songs and movies, including Skyfall.
Blending the scope and fury of Daniel Craig's Bond with the intimacy of the stage, "Skyfall" cohesively reshuffles the 007 deck both with a tipped cap to tradition and a clear eye on what's next.
Nick Rogers, Joe Shearer and Christopher Lloyd discuss the James Bond cinematic legacy as "Skyfall" lands in theaters.
Often to the detriment of what makes Bond Bond, "Quantum" doesn't slow down for much. But when it does, it does so for the right reasons.
By the end of this grand, bold reinvention, we know the soul, the complexity and the exciting potential in Craig’s characterization of Bond going forward.
A rocket ride that tests the threshold of craziness and coherence, emerges a top-10 Bond and is the likely swan song of gadget-driven, gee-whiz, what-if 007s.
With a bait-and-switch on a badass villain, an obvious central twist and whatever it is that Denise Richards is doing, this is the second-worst Bond film ever.
In his continuing retrospective of all the official James Bond films, Nick Rogers looks into the future with "Tomorrow Never Dies."
Whither James Bond after a six-year hiatus? Back, with far more authority and accomplishment than expected to assert his value in the new world order.
Timothy Dalton didn't have much time to probe 007's psyche. But the small things add up to a bigger accomplishment than is usually acknowledged.
It could be argued that without "The Living Daylights," there could have been no "Casino Royale," as Timothy Dalton's debut gave us a tougher, terser 007 first.
In Roger Moore's last 007 film, the magic that ensnared Nick as a 6-year-old sadly proves the same that made it hard for a past-his-prime actor to let go.
James Bond is back ... and old. In Roger Moore's second-worst outing, the biggest problem is selling this particular 55-year-old actor as a man of action.
After "Moonraker," the franchise had nowhere to go but up. What a surprise to see some vision restored to the series, even if it's sometimes far from 20/20.