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Dec 5, 2023

What makes FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE So Good? And how has it stood up to the test of time?

FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE has a 97% Tomatometer rating on Rotten Tomatoes.  Dan and Tom give you 10 reasons why they think this movie is so good.   See if you agree!

Possible reasons: Is it the story?  This was one of Ian Fleming’s...

Nov 14, 2023

Was ON HER MAJESTY’S SECRET SERVICE good?  That is a question that Bond fans have been arguing since its release. 

In this episode, Dan and Tom walk through the top 10 reasons why they think ON HER MAJESTY’S SECRET SERVICE is a good movie.  Then they look at it from the other side with the top 10 reasons it is...

Nov 7, 2023

James Bond can survive, can't he? “Come on Bond, where the hell are you?” M pleads near the end of NO TIME TO DIE.  Let’s talk about that. 

In this episode, Dan and Tom have fun coming up with some ways that James Bond can survive after the debacle at the end of NO TIME TO DIE.    

Some of their ideas make...

Oct 10, 2023

DIE ANOTHER DAY - pre-title sequence decoded! We know that Tom hates DIE ANOTHER DAY, but strangely, he has some kind things to say about this pre-title sequence. Hint: Tom likes hovercraft, surfing, and flamethrowers.  Interestingly, Dan has more negative thoughts in this episode than Tom does, and he doesn’t hate...

Oct 4, 2023

DR. NO - James Bond's choices: At the end of DR. NO, James Bond has to make several potentially life-threatening decisions to escape from Dr. No’s captivity.  What are the choices he needs to make?  How does he decide which path to take?  Was it just luck that he got out of there alive (and with Honey Rider)?