Posts Tagged ‘You Only Live Twenty-Thrice’

You Only Live Twenty-Thrice: Unofficial Bonds and Official Rankings

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.


The Bond Legacy

Nick Rogers, Joe Shearer and Christopher Lloyd discuss the James Bond cinematic legacy as "Skyfall" lands in theaters.

You Only Live Twenty-Thrice: “Quantum of Solace”

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.


You Only Live Twenty-Thrice: “Casino Royale” (2006)

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.

You Only Live Twenty-Thrice: “Die Another Day”

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.


You Only Live Twenty-Thrice: “The World is Not Enough”

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.

You Only Live Twenty-Thrice: “Tomorrow Never Dies”

In his continuing retrospective of all the official James Bond films, Nick Rogers looks into the future with "Tomorrow Never Dies."


You Only Live Twenty-Thrice: “GoldenEye”

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.

You Only Live Twenty-Thrice: “Licence to Kill”

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.


You Only Live Twenty-Thrice: “The Living Daylights”

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.

You Only Live Twenty-Thrice: “A View to a Kill”

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.


You Only Live Twenty-Thrice: “Octopussy”

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.

You Only Live Twenty-Thrice: “For Your Eyes Only”

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.