Spectre, the latest James Bond movie, had everything it needed to work. Including the decision to cast the usually amazing Christoph Waltz as its main villain. Too bad some unfortunate choices turned Waltz’s villain into one of the film’s main liabilities instead. Spoilers ahead...
James Bond movies are generally ridiculous, although they run the gamut from Casino Royale to Moonraker. Spectre, the new one that’s out today, is definitely one of the more ridiculous of the bunch—but holds itself with a kind of overly grim dignity, like a teenage executioner. The good news? The action sequences are…
The James Bond movies and novels aren’t exactly short on weirdness—Bond’s villains tend to hatch crazy schemes that revolve around hypnotizing women to love chickens. But if you want real insanity, you have to reach beyond the movies and books.
James Bond gets about at bit, in more ways than one. This interactive map shows where the spy has travelled to across all the movies in the franchise to date. He must’ve used a stack of (fake) passports.
A charming sociopath, an ordinary Soviet girl, a murder on the Orient Express during a long journey, all wrapped in a tense thriller with the players all after the same MacGuffin. It’s not an Alfred Hitchcock movie - it’s 1963’s From Russia With Love!
A tuxedo, a martini, and a gun. Good looks, charm, and always so impossibly cool. That’s James Bond. Also James Bond: a dude who totally abuses his license to kill and offs a lot of people in his movies. Auralnauts did their always fun kill count and showed all the deaths that all the James Bond have caused.
Audiences cheered when the 1964 Aston Martin DB5, fully laden with gadgets, reappeared in the James Bond franchise with 2012’s Skyfall after first appearing in Goldfinger. Along with the DB5, SPECTRE will have another automotive connection to one of the best Bond films of all time.
Britain and Russia teaming up to stop an evil megalomaniac anarchist from launching the nuclear holocaust by capturing the superpowers’ submarine fleets in the midst of the Cold War? It can only be the tenth James Bond film, The Spy Who Loved Me!
A story centered around captured orbiting spacecraft, James Bond turning Japanese (?) and getting married, a finale that take place entirely in a volcano, and at long-last, the reveal of Blofeld! You Only Live Twice takes the Bond franchise to a whole other level.
A world without a Soviet Union, the economic boom, the personal computer and the introduction of the internet! It’s the 1990s, baby, and Bond is back with a new actor, a female boss, and questionable relevance. Oh boy, does GoldenEye manage to juggle a lot.
Yachts are for chumps. People who really know how to spend their money get submersible yachts from Migaloo, a mysterious company that offers five different models of underwater palaces. But true evil villains just go for the Migaloo’s crown jewel: Kokomo Ailand.
Like our previous two entries in our Bond countdown, 1981’s For Your Eyes Only manages to tick all of the boxes of the typical Bond film. It has the gorgeous Bond girl, a plot of revenge, an appearance by Blofeld, car chases, ski chases, underwater fights - everything. It’s the reality check Bond needed after the…
I grew up with James Bond. That’s not a huge exaggeration. I remember proudly telling my babysitter I’d been watching the films for years. My favorite parts: the chase scenes. So when I went to London last month and discovered Bond in Motion, a museum exhibit filled with actual Bond vehicles, I drooled a bit. And then…
The fourth James Bond movie in the franchise, 1965’s Thunderball, was the biggest yet with the best soundtrack, greatest sets, classic style, the loveliest Bond girls, a great performance by Sean Connery, and possibly the slowest, most anti-climactic ending to almost any other Bond film.
You know that ‘80s Bond movie where the Aston Martin has skis, the Bond girl plays the cello, and the Taliban are good guys? I love that one! What was it called? The Living Daylights! Here’s why it’s the 10th best Bond movie ever made.
The Bourne movies are one of the best spy-fi franchises out there, and the next entry returns with the best pieces intact. After a one-film departure, Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass will start making the fifth Bourne movie next week, and the actor teased why now was the perfect time to come back.
Last week, it was announced that the 24th Bond will would be calledSpectre, which isn't just a random word in the Bond mythos. If the film does feature the SPecial Executive for Counter-intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge, and Extortion, then the series will have earned it.
In the clandestine world of spies and double agents, there are some constants: mysterious strangers, drop-off points, stolen secrets. But it’s not missile plans these spies are seeking.
Joerg Sprave, the internet’s favorite weaponizer of perfectly safe and innocuous objects, is back with a build that will up the risk factor at your next picnic. Because while getting hit in the head with a Frisbee might hurt, getting hit in the head with a Frisbee covered in surgical scalpels is a guaranteed hospital…