Bondfest 2006: A View to a Kill

Dan Bondfest 2006

After dinner, Liz and Josh and I decided to watch the next flick in the series, bringin Roger Moore’s stint as Bond to an end: A View to a Kill: Bond takes on genetic superchild Max Zorin (Christopher Walken), and his evil scheme to become the world’s leading provider of microchips by destroying Silicon Valley with a double fault earthquake that will sink it below San Francisco Bay. Basically, it’s a retread of the plot from Superman: The Movie, but …

Bondfest 2006: Octopussy

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We were gonna watch The Last King of Scotland, but my dad was tired – so my mom and I watched the next Bond film in the queue: Octopussy: Bond goes to India and joins the circus to stop a rogue Soviet General from setting off a nuke on a US Air Force base in Germany. Along the way he gets caught up with black market jewel smuggler Octopussy (Maud Adams – previously seen as a Bond girl in The …

Bondfest 2006: For Your Eyes Only

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Took the red-eye flight back to Boston tonight. As an “experiement”, I ripped For Your Eyes Only to my iPod. It worked rather well, I dare say, except the cinemascope aspect ratio left a bit to be desired – the image was so small! For Your Eyes Only: Roger Moore is getting old, and so while he’s trying to recover the ATAC system from a sunken British ship with the help of a murdered archaeologist’s daughter set on avenging her …

Bondfest 2006: Moonraker

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Finally had a chance to swallow one of the worst James Bond films of all time. After Casino Royale, it was hard, but I managed to get through it. Moonraker: Bond goes to outer space to stop a madman determined to wipe out humanity and replace them with his Aryan race of superhumans. Mmmmkay. I really don’t think I need to go into too much more detail on this one, do I? The jokes start coming fast and furious, and …

Bondfest 2006: The Spy Who Loved Me

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Now that I’ve seen Casino Royale, I’m continuing with Bondfest 2006, but it’s just gonna be slow and steady from here on out. The Spy Who Loved Me: What is better than a secret evil base? An underwater secret evil base! Yes, Bond takes on Karl Stromberg, a man with an evil plan to destory the world through nuclear war, and force humanity to live beneath the sea. Or something like that. It’s a Cold War morality tale, as the …

Bondfest 2006: Live and Let Die / The Man with the Golden Gun

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It’s election night, so I figured I would manage to squeeze two more flicks in. Live and Let Die: Bond has jungle fever, goes to Harlem and the Caribbean, and gets some soul! Roger Moore’s first outing as James Bond gives us plenty of indications of the direction that the series would take under his portrayal as 007. More jokes than excitement, and let’s not forget Geoffrey Holder as Baron Samedi, who was a pretty good villain, but will always …