The Top Ten Bond Villains

The quality of a Bond movie, to a large extent, is determined by the strength of its villain. Over the course of the franchise, each movie has set up a head honcho, a chief villain, a nemesis for Bond to conquer. And these adversaries and their plans often determine the quality of that particular movie. When they’re poor, it can be near impossible to overcome (“Tomorrow Never Dies”), when they’re done exceptionally well, it can launch the movie into classic status (“Goldfinger”)!

These are the chiefs, the bosses. For the Top Ten Henchmen in the series, click here! Here’s my list of the ten best top dogs. Those villains who gave us chills or made our skin crawl or simply that we love to hate! These are the characters that add to the legacy of the franchise from the evil side of things! The Top Ten Bond Villains of all time!

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The Bond Month Blog-A-Thon: Week 3!

The Bond Month Blog-A-Thon rounds the turn and enters the home stretch! Once again, a number of  bloggers have submitted a healthy list of posts for you to check out, covering the world of James Bond! It’s Week Three, and we are definitely in full stride!

Click through to check out which 00s reported for duty this time out!

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The Top Ten Bond Theme Songs

The theme songs to Bond films have become a phenomenon all their own. Some of the biggest music superstars of all time have authored Bond themes. Paul McCartney, Madonna, Duran Duran. Shirley Bassey and Tom Jones. Carly Simon. Chris Cornell. Sheryl Crow… Jack Black and Alicia Keyes.

Many of the songs have earned lives of their own in pop music, topping the charts, and/or becoming beloved classics. They’re a highly anticipated, much talked about aspect of each new movie. Who will do the song, what it will be called, how good will it be.

It’s yet another element of the series that sets it apart and above other movie franchises. NO other film franchise has the association with popular music that Bond does. There’s a litany of incredible Bond theme songs that dates back into the 1960s, and continues to this day.

Read on to see the ten best!

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Movies That Everyone Should See: “Dr. No”

Fifty years ago this year, in October of 1962, James Bond first appeared onscreen in “Dr. No”

We take it for granted now. 007 has become an pop culture cornerstone. A Bond movie is as close to a sure thing to be a big success as there is in the movie business. But there was a time when movie audiences had never heard of James Bond. As hard as it is to imagine, there was a time when a James Bond movie was not a surefire huge grossing film. When, in spite of shining prospects, a misstep could have cut short an entire franchise.

Thankfully, the first movie they made was the brilliant “Dr. No”. A tone setting film that established the world of James Bond in almost every way. Its success would propel the Bond series to become one of the longest running, most successful movie franchises of all time.

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The Bond Month Blog-A-Thon: Week Two!

The Bond Month Blog-A-Thon is going strong, we have a bunch of posts for you to check out again this week and a number of bloggers who’ve let me know they plan on writing something about James Bond soon, and will contribute their posts!

Click through to check out which 00s reported for duty this week!

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The Top Ten Bond Villian Henchmen

Hey everyone, welcome to the first Bond Month Top Ten!

One of the things that makes the Bond franchise so great is the colorful villains and their insane plots to take over the world. But just as entertaining are the henchmen. The muscle. These characters may not be the head honchos, but often they’re the ones Bond fights directly. And they’re certainly every bit as colorful as the main villains!

Without a doubt, the crazy assortment of low-level Bond baddies has given the series a distinctive flavor for decades. They’re an integral part of what makes this franchise so great!

So click through to check out my list of the top ten henchmen of the Bond franchise!

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The Bond Month Blog-A-Thon

The Bond Month Blog-A-Thon is off and running, with a number of bloggers contributing both pieces they’ve written previously and recent posts, with lots of people also informing me they intend to write about James Bond later this month and contribute!

Click through to check out which 00s reported for duty this week!

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To celebrate “Bond Month” Fogs’ Movie Reviews is giving away the Bond 50: Complete 22 Film Collection on Blu-ray!!

Today being October 9th, the US theatrical release of “Skyfall” is officially a month away (It opens earlier on IMAX screens).

This year marks the 50th anniversary of James Bond on the silver screen, and to celebrate, I’ll be cranking out tons of Bond related content for everyone here.

In order to throw some excitement into the mix, I’ll be giving away a copy of the Bond 50 blu-ray box set. All 22 films on blu-ray for the first time ever, and I have a copy right here, ready to send out.

Click through for details on how to enter, and more about the mission plan for the upcoming month!

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James Bond: Classic, Cheese, or Crap? – BONUS “Never Say Never Again”

“Never Say Never Again”

1983

Bond: Sean Connery

Classic, Cheese, or Crap?: CRAP

In 1958, Ian Fleming began trying to bring his famous spy to the big screen. He was introduced to a writer named Kevin McClory, and together (eventually joined by screenwriter Jack Wittingham), they began work on a screenplay they would eventually title, “Thunderball.” Due to the failure of McClory’s first feature film, however, Fleming lost interest in the collaboration. Instead of pursuing the screenplay further, he cannibalized the major elements (including SPECTRE and Blofeld) and turned them into a new novel of the same name.

The story would eventually make it to the big screen once Cubby Broccoli and Harry Saltzman began adapting the books.

But behind the scenes, Kevin McClory was fighting in the courts for his rights to the original Thunderball screenplay. It was a legal fight that would lead to the death of Blofeld, the end of SPECTRE, and eventually, “Never Say Never Again”.

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