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The Great Unmade? James Bond In Thunderballs: Octoprostate Vs Roboshark

Most people know Sean Connery was tempted back to the role of James Bond in 1983 in the unofficial production Never Say Never Again. Fewer know he almost returned to the role in the late 1970′s. This adventure would have seen the return of Blofeld and SPECTRE, operating from the Bahamas and a secret base […]

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Guilty Pleasures: The Avengers (1998)

Oh what a glorious piece of tosh is The Avengers, how noble in intent, how infinite in faults…” Well, If Sean Connery can mangle Shakespeare in this film, so can I. Yet, despite its many faults, why is it such a guilty pleasure? The plot, centering around the English obsession with weather is an inspired […]

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What About Bond?

James Bond is sad. Really sad. He seems to spend most of his time these days moping around like a teenager who isn’t allowed to go to the prom. He is so mentally fragile of late that he looks more likely to don a Cure T-Shirt than a tuxedo. It’s a growing concern. Now I don’t […]

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A Sort Of Tribute: Meteor

Before the Bayhem of Armageddon, pre-dating the drama of Deep Impact, there was 1979’s Meteor! (a film that would be improved, Airplane! style, by an exclamation mark and a heavy does of humour). To my young eyes back then it was an awesome concept– a meteor fragment five miles wide, sheared off Orpheus, the largest asteroid in the belt, by a […]

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