New Episode of The (title pending) Movie Podcast with Tank and Fogs!!

Whats going on, everyone? Tank and I are back with another awesome edition of (title pending), one that concludes our celebration of all things James Bond!

In this episode, Tank and I rank our favorite and least favorite Bond Girls, Villains, Theme Songs, Action Sequences and Movies! It’s a discussion that only the Bond series – with its lengthy history – could support! 50 years and 23 films, and Tank and I are here to break down all our favorites and most hated elements of 007’s canon!

We conclude with our review of “Skyfall”, Bond’s current offering! Will it live up to the hype? Tune in and find out!

It’s another fantastic episode of (title pending) goodness, you owe it to yourself to check it out!! As always, you can download it directly, here, or look for us on iTunes and Stitcher by searching (title pending) or Tank and Fogs!

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The FMR Ranking of Bond Films. All 23 From Worst to First.

Ok, Bond fans. This is it, the last Bond related post for the foreseeable future. :( Non Bond fans, bear with me one last time, with the exception of Wednesday’s (title pending), we’re going to move on back to our regularly scheduled movie talk starting tomorrow. I promise. :D

But there’s one more ranking that needs to be done, and it’s a big one. The films themselves. The Bond series has had numerous ups and downs over the five decades that its been around, giving us some great movies, and some awful ones. And this weekend brought us one that wants to shoulder its way to the top, people are already talking about it being the “Best Bond Ever”.

Click through to read my ranking of all 23!

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Skyfall

In his 50th year of onscreen existence, James Bond proves he is more vibrant and vital than ever by offering an intense, state of the art action film; one that is both pointed and personal. More than any other Bond film to date, it has things to say about security, espionage and intelligence gathering in today’s world, while at the same time revealing more of the history and character of James Bond than ever before.

It’s brimming with car chases, shoot outs, and explosions but it also features well crafted, damaged characters complete with backstories and understandable motivations. “Skyfall” is that rare breed of action film. Full of exciting, pulse pounding set pieces, while also deriving tension from worthwhile dramatic content.

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The Bond Month Blog-A-Thon Finale!!

Alright everyone, here we go. “Skyfall” opens today, and this will be our final Bond Month Blog-A-Thon post. But we end on a high note! With a number of “Skyfall” reviews to present, this easily became our biggest week yet!

Click through to check out the 00s who reported for duty in our finale!

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The Top Ten Bond Girls

The women of the James Bond franchise have earned a place of esteem in pop culture all their own. Labelled “Bond Girls”, the actresses of the Bond Franchise are scrutinized, discussed, ranked and rated. At their best, they’ve created characters that earn their own spot in Pop Culture, such as Pussy Galore or Honey Rider. At their worst, they’ve become jokes, such as Christmas Jones.

Here’s my list of the best. Whether they were allies or adversaries, these are the women that illuminated the world of 007 the most brightly. Gorgeous, intelligent, capable, sometimes even deadly, these are the best that the franchise has to offer. The ten best Bond Girls ever!

As a special treat, later on today I’ll post the ten worst as well, seeing as everyone loves to rip into the bad Bond Girls. :D

Click through now though to check out my list of the ten best!

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The Great Debates: Who is the Best Bond?

The big question. For years, Sean Connery was the pat answer, but lately, Daniel Craig has been making a serious run at the throne. Will the strength of the modern movie-making in his films help him unseat the King? How many fans of the campy Roger Moore era are out there? Dalton has his supporters, but just how many? Can people forgive Brosnan for the movies he was in and judge him as the Bond he was? Will anyone vote Lazenby?

Click through to read the tale of the tape!!

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New Episode of the (title pending) Movie Podcast with Tank and Fogs! The Supersized Bond Spectacular!!

This year marks the 50th Anniversary of James Bond, and this week sees the release of a brand new Bond movie… as a way to celebrate both, Tank and I proudly present our break down of the entire Bond series. Our Supersized Bond Spectacular!!

From Sean Connery to Daniel Craig, Tank and I discuss every movie in the series. “Dr. No”, “The Spy Who Loved Me”, “Goldfinger”, “Goldeneye”, “Casino Royale”… they’re all here.

As always, you can either download the episodes or listen to them directly here (Part 1 Sean Connery and George Lazenby) and here (Part 2 Roger Moore through Daniel Craig). You can also look for us on iTunes or Stitcher Radio by searching for (title pending) or Tank and Fogs!

Movies That Everyone Should See: “Casino Royale”

In 2002, Eon Productions released the 20th Bond film in the series, “Die Another Day”.

Though it was critically panned (57% on Rotten Tomatoes) and generally reviled by hardcore fans, it was still a huge hit. The combination of Pierce Brosnan and Halle Berry provided an enormous box office draw. Without taking inflation into account, it was the highest grossing Bond film ever released. It earned $432 million worldwide, and was the sixth highest grossing film of 2002.

The producers were faced with a difficult decision. Brosnan, though still wildly popular, had fulfilled his contract and was about to turn 50. The series had also begun to lose credibility during Brosnan’s run, with the quality of the movies gradually devolving until they were cartoonish action films.

They made the difficult decision to recast the role of James Bond, replacing Brosnan with the relatively unknown Daniel Craig. They also decided to create a more grounded movie… to return 007 to more believable territory.

The result? A movie that not only overtook “Die Another Day” as the series’ box office champion, but one that many fans list as the greatest film in the franchise’s proud history.

“Casino Royale”.

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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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