On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969); ‘Take It Easy, Mr. Bond’ Review #6

This is the best one yet.

On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969)

James Bond (George Lazenby) continues his hunt for the leader of SPECTRE, one Ernst Stavro Blofeld. In order to get information on Blofeld’s whereabouts, Bond must Continue reading →

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You Only Live Twice (1967); ‘Take It Easy, Mr. Bond’ Review #5

Ever wish you could see Sean Connery in “Japanese” facial prosthetics?

You Only Live Twice (1967)

At the height of the Cold War, American and Russian space capsules go missing, leaving The United States and The Soviets at each other’s throats Continue reading →

Goldfinger (1964); ‘Take It Easy, Mr. Bond’ Review #3

“What? Huh? What’s going on?” -James Bond (or at least how he acts in this movie).

Goldfinger (1964)

The third entry in the James Bond franchise, Goldfinger was released to massive critical and financial success. In this film, MI6 discovers somebody is hoarding massive amounts of gold and they suspect Continue reading →

From Russia With Love (1963); ‘Take It Easy, Mr. Bond’ Review #2

Now, this is everything I wanted a Bond movie to be.

From Russia With Love (1963)

Following the success of Dr. No, From Russia With Love was released a little more than a year later. Sean Connery reprises his role as agent 007: James Bond.  The story begins with SPECTRE, a shadowy criminal organization Continue reading →

Dr. No (1962); ‘Take It Easy, Mr. Bond’ Review #1

Hello, dear readers! Welcome to my very first “official” film review. I’ve been mulling over the idea of actually getting a film review blog going for quite some time. After a couple failed attempts, here we go again, round three.

James Bond is one of the longest-running, most successful film franchises of all time, that I had somehow never seen. Well, okay, that’s technically not true. I watched Skyfall when it was released in 2012 and had literally no familiarity with the franchise. Since then, I’ve casually watched Casino Royale (which I loved) and Spectre (which I didn’t love). Now, I’ve finally decided to go through and watch all twenty-four of these Bond films, for the very first time, and review them from a modern perspective. This will be the first review in my series titled, ‘Take It Easy, Mr. Bond.’  We’ll pick it up where it all began, in 1962…

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So It Begins…

Well, hello, everyone, I’ve finally done it! I have started a blog for my film reviews. Posting them all on Facebook or in text rants to my friends has gotten more than a little tiresome. Now, I’ve got a “professional” platform from which I shall continue to spout my cinematic opinions and you better bet your bottom dollar I’m going to abuse the hell out of it.

For this first post, I’d like to give a little rundown on the format the reviews I post here will take. Continue reading →