Ian Fleming passed away in 1964, but his superspy alter ego seemed to be made of sterner stuff, especially in the Cold War era of the 1960s. James Bond was, for all intents, the right hero -- or antihero, depending on your point of view -- for the right job. Despite the loss of Fleming, … Continue reading Colonel Sun by Kingsley Amis, 1968
This is one of those blog entries about random things going on in my world. I have been under an avalanche of new stuff lately. It's been nice digging myself out again, I have to be honest, but the overwhelm has been something to behold. One part holiday gift cards and birthday money, one part … Continue reading Entertainment Overload
It's been a number of months -- too long -- since the last 007 mission briefing. When we lost Sir Roger Moore last May, it hit me harder than I would have thought. I had just finished the buddy read on the original Fleming novels at that point, and while I managed to review Diamonds … Continue reading Live and Let Die, 1973
It does no good to outline a plan if you don't bother to follow through, and since the only one who will hold me accountable is me, it's time to take a look at how I did this month. At the beginning of the year, I said I that don't bother with resolutions anymore, but … Continue reading January 2018 Overview and Assessment
My newest acquisitions! So happy I had to share. I really wish I could afford the whole line, but I have to call it somewhere, so... 2 Bonds down, 4 to go whenever they're released.
I'm not going to bother linking back to the stories I'm referencing. I'm assuming by now if you're on the internet, you know that Google exists. I just wanted to offer some of my own thoughts on some random TV and movies I've been thinking about over the long weekend and/or just haven't commented upon … Continue reading Riffin’ on the News
It's been a dog's age since I've blogged 007, and even longer since I hit one of the films. Too long, I agree. All I can say is the loss of Roger Moore hit me harder than I initially thought, and the next film in line to discuss -- this one -- isn't exactly my … Continue reading Diamonds Are Forever, 1971
Bond 25 has a release date! Straight from the official site, the release date is November 8, 2019. The script by Neal Purvis and Robert Wade is in place. Cast, director, and title will be announced later on. W00T! EDIT: According to The New York Times, Daniel Craig is returning. Even better!
I've been going back to the well of favorites recently. Between the passing of Roger Moore and Adam West, my lowered expectations over Wonder Woman and The Mummy having been met, and the unfortunate writing choices revealed in the new Darth Vader prequel comic from Marvel, I feel like fandom has kicked me in the teeth the last … Continue reading What’s New?
It's been a while since I updated on life, so I'll do that for those who might be interested. Having finished out the original Ian Fleming James Bond novels, my buddy reader BrokenTune opted to go no further on that particular journey. I'll be continuing on with the other 007 novels accordingly. In the meantime, … Continue reading Personal Projects