A new podcast dedicated to the world's favourite secret agent. Every fortnight, Alex Boucher and James Batchelor delve into the world of Bond - not just the films that made him famous, but the original novels, video games and the many, many other characters inspired by him. Read more at http://bondandbeyond.libsyn.com/#yQaoV4owttKsy5el.99
For Your Ears Only fills that niche in the podcasting market for a monthly run-through of all James Bond films in chronological order. Hosted by genuine British people Ian Wilson and Adham Fisher, this podcast celebrates both the past and the future of England's most venerable action hero, and will leave the audience shaken, if not stirred!
In celebration of James Bond's 50th Anniversary in film and the release of the upcoming Bond thriller Skyfall, Now Playing will be reviewing every James Bond film! Join us at nowplayingpodcast.com to hear all the reviews!
Matt and Matt. Bond over Bond. Matt Gourley and Matt Mira love James Bond so much they decided to make a podcast about it. Each episode they invite a guest to dive deep into one movie from the greatest film franchise known to man.
Veteran podcasters Jason Swank, Jimmy Mac (The ForceCast, RebelForce Radio) and Jonathan Wilkins (Star Wars Insider) present BondCast: a monthly discussion about James Bond and the 007 film franchise. Each month your hosts discuss the latest 007 news and review a featured film from the vast James Bond catalog. From Dr No to Skyfall and each film in between, the BondCast offers 007 discussion "Shaken not Slurred."
A podcast about all things James Bond. We will be discussing a wide range of topics on the show from the Novels and Films to Drinks and Mixology. If you have any questions or topics you'd like to see us cover email them to firstname.lastname@example.org
Bond & Beyond is back! And we return with our initial impressions on the long-awaited 24th James Bond adventure, Spectre. Has the film been worth the wait? How does the classic villainous organisation fit into the grittier world of Daniel Craig? Did you blink and miss Monica Belucci? And what do we think of THAT song? All this and more is discussed as we pick the newest Bond film apart. Note: This is not the full review, which will come later in the series. We also do not discuss the ending extensively as we will be speculating about the potential for Bond 25 in two week's time. As always, find all our episodes at bondbeyondpod.tumblr.com and contact us via Twitter: @BondBeyondPod.
So, you want some news on For Your Ears Only in this post-Spectre era, do you? Well, you won't be getting any in this trailer, but send in your feedback no later than midday GMT on Sunday 29 November 2015 to email@example.com. We may do something with it.
Now Playing Presents: The James Bond Movie Retrospective Series
The Hunger Games novels topped the New York Times best seller lists and went on to become Amazon's all-time top selling book series (outselling even Harry Potter). Jennifer Lawrence was an acclaimed Oscar-nominated actress gaining mainstream attention after her role in X-Men: First Class. When those two came together, with Lawrence playing lead character Katniss in the Hunger Games movie series, the result was a worldwide phenomenon. The first three films alone grossed over $2 billion worldwide. Now the fourth and final Hunger Games film is set to be released, and leading up to Mockingjay Part 2 Arnie, Stuart, and Jakob are watching and reviewing all the Hunger Games movies. Did the original movie The Hunger Games do the book justice? And how is it not just a young adult series? Donate to Now Playing to help keep the podcast going into next year, and you can listen and find out!
Now Playing Presents: The James Bond Movie Retrospective Series
Despite being a box office draw for 50 years, James Bond's last outing Skyfall shattered all expectations, making over $1 billion worldwide. That set expectations exceedingly high for the next Bond adventure -- Spectre. The movie brings back the classic cadre of Bond baddies, as well as the star and director of Skyfall. Did this film hit its target? Join Brock, Arnie, and Stuart to find out!
Quentin Tarantino is an obvious go-to for Mexican standoffs, but perhaps not so much for Mexican vampires! Yet that was the topic of one of the filmmaker's early scripts that he revised and made with his pal Robert Rodriguez. Tarantino focused on his acting in his largest role to date, and Rodriguez handled the directing. With TV star George Clooney and Tarantino staple Harvey Keitel along for the ride, this crime-horror comedy found a cult following during its 1996 release. But do these vampires such? Thanks to your donation to Now Playing Podcast you can listen and find out!
BondCast is back from special assignment with our top field agents reporting for duty. Serving Queen and Country once again are BondCast hosts Jason Swank, Jimmy Mac and Jonathan Wilkins and the topic of conversation is the 8th 007 film from EON Productions and the first for Roger Moore, LIVE AND LET DIE. We talk about Moore's debut and the difficulty of picking up where Sean Connery left off. Plus, we get down and dirty with discussion about the antagonist Kananga and his henchman Whisper, along with Bond allies Rosie Carver, Harold Strutter and David Hedison's first stab at Felix Leiter. And who could forget the lovely Jane Seymour as Solitare? Ramp up to the release of SPECTRE and get your 007 fix now with BondCast's review of 1973's LIVE AND LET DIE.
Alex Boucher and James Batchelor discuss the musical enigma that is the Bond song. With 24 official title themes, unofficial and alternative themes, additional songs and parodies, there's a wide range of music with that certain level of 'Bondness', but what is the secret behind that magic? This is the mystery that we fail to solve while ranking our favourite Bond songs of all time, lamenting the worst ones, and pondering which artists we'd like to try their hand at introducing a 007 adventure. [PLEASE NOTE: This episode was recorded a few days before Sam Smith's Writing's On The Wall was released so we were unable to add this to our review] As always, find all our episodes at bondbeyondpod.tumblr.com and contact us via Twitter: @BondBeyondPod.
For the second Bond & Beyond review, Alex and James discuss On Her Majesty's Secret Service, George Lazenby's one and only outing as Ian Fleming's iconic secret agent. In addition to judging Lazenby's performance, they also touch on the film's pacing, its plot, its central relationship and its comparison to the original novel. Warning: Contains Lazenby puns. Also, stay tuned at the end for Six Minutes of Everything Related to Spectre Headlines (or SMERSH). We stress that at the time of recording, the Sam Smith song had not been released.
Alex and James are back with the first of potentially many episodes packed with Spectre speculation (Spectre-lation?). We discuss what little we know about the upcoming film so far, discuss what we hope it delivers and why it needs to break the dreaded Fourth Film curse. Please note: this episode was recorded a few weeks ago. We'll be addressing the latest news, such as the revelation of the title song, on a future show. You can find out all our episodes at bondbeyondpod.tumblr.com and contact us on Twitter via @BondBeyondPod
Now Playing Presents: The James Bond Movie Retrospective Series
Star Wars. It twice became the biggest movie of all time. It has launched a billion dollar empire of movies, toys, and merchandise. It has even started a religion. But now, under the ownership of Disney, the Star Wars universe is set to expand infinitely with a new movie each year -- starting with Episode VII: The Force Awakens. Now Arnie, Jakob, and Stuart go back to where it all started -- the 1977 original George Lucas film Star Wars (a.k.a. Episode IV: A New Hope). Listen to this review, then come to NowPlayingPodcast.com to hear our entire series!
And so we come to the first Bond & Beyond review, taking a look at the film that started it all: Dr No. We reflect on the 1962 classic, picking out the tropes that are still with us today, weighing up the film's best and worst bits, analysing the villainous Dr No himself and even pondering Honey Ryder, the first of many Bond girls. As of now we'll be on a fortnightly release schedule, so keep your eyes peeled for our Spectre speculation episode in two weeks' time. You can find all our episodes at bondbeyondpod.tumblr.com and find us on Twitter via @BondBeyondPod.
Let's get things straight from the off: there is only one James Bond. Well, since Daniel Craig turned up there's two, and he didn't have a gadget-laden Aston Martin (or at least he shouldn't have). Alex Boucher and James Batchelor debate why, and we'd love to hear your thoughts.
Welcome to Bond & Beyond. In this brief intro episode, hosts Alex Boucher and James Batchelor discuss their plans for the show, plus share their stories of how they first encountered the iconic secret agent.
We wrap up our deep dive into Diamonds Are Forever by shining the spotlight on the soundtrack composed by John Barry and the memorable title track sung by Shirley Bassey. Join Laird Malamed and Jimmy Mac for a close examination of the music from the 7th Bond film from EON Productions and the final for Sean Connery.
BondCast is back with the second part of our "Diamonds Are Forever" discussion. This time, we talk about the henchmen Mr. Wint & Mr. Kidd, the alluring Tiffany Case and the big Blofeld himself. Plus, SPECTRE talk and more.
1971's Diamonds Are Forever takes James Bond and the action to Las Vegas in an attempt to foil a jewel smuggling ring. The first 007 film of the seventies features Sean Connery's return to the role of Bond and yet another actor as Blofeld (Charles Gray). And who could forget Diamond's Bond Girls Jill St. John and Lana Wood. Join Jason Swank, Jimmy Mac, and Jonathan Wilkins as they discuss what makes Diamonds dull and what makes it sparkle.
In a very special podcast cross-over event, Bond experts Matt Gourley and Matt Mira join Paul, June, and Jason of How Did This Get Made? to figure out if A View To a Kill is the worst Bond movie of all time. Recorded LIVE at Largo in Los Angeles, they cover how Bond invents snowboarding, the most French man in the world, Tanya Roberts’ stunt double being a grizzly old man, the multiple blimps, race horses, the robot dog, and of course, the butterflies. Plus, Gourley & June's wigdar shines during audience Q&A and we hear from the person who reviews A View To a Kill every year in another edition of 2nd Opinions!
We've analyzed the film, now it's time to get into the music as BondCast bring you the latest edition of For Your Ears Only. Blofeld is back as Bond hits the slopes in "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" and Laird Malamed joins Jimmy Mac to discuss the accompanying soundtrack. From Louis Armstrong to Nina to John Barry, we discuss the talent behind this memorable 007 soundtrack in one of our most in-depth shows yet!
BondCast is back for more discussion about George Lazenby's take on 007 in "On Her Majesty's Secret Service". We are talking about some of the major plot points from the film including the romance between James and Tracy, Bloifeld's evil plot, and the growing influence of SPECTRE. And of course, we nitpick just about everything about the movie that you can think of, including music, production, acting and action sequences. Join us for our unique brand of James Bond Commentary and conversation this month on BondCast.
BondCast is back for a close-up look at the sixth 007 film On Her Majesty's Secret Service. It's a time of transition for Bond fans as Sean Connery relinquishes his signature role to unknown Australian model George Lazenby. We share our thoughts, appreciation and trepidation for Lazenby as he has huge shoes to fill and we discuss his impact on the franchise in his one-and-done appearance. It's opinions, theories, and a few laughs along the way as we open the dossier for On Her Majesty's Secret Service.
Laird Malamed and Jimmy Mac are back with BondCast's latest edition of For Your Ears Only. This time around Laird and Jimmy are talking about the fifth entry into the EON Productions 007 canon, 1967's You Only Live Twice. Hear highlights from the John Barry composed soundtrack along with analysis of Tina Sinatra's memorable title track. And of course, we can count on Laird to provide us with Top Secret information & trivia about the production of the soundtrack and much more!
BondCast is back with our second part of our discussion about Sean Connery's You Only Live Twice. We discuss the iconic villain Blofeld, his amazing volcano headquarters, and more! Join Jason, Jimmy and Jonathon for this look back at the fifth 007 film, 1967s You Only Live Twice here on BondCast!
David and Jake discuss some of their favourite music from the Bond series and answer some listener questions. Apologies for the interruption of a cat on this episode. David's feline friend was feeling lonely and wouldn't leave him alone :-)
James Bond travels to Japan as Sean Connery returns as the famous 007 in You Only Live Twice. Released in 1967, this is the fifth Bond film produced by EON Productions. Join us as we discuss the impact of Japanese culture on the series as well as the history, plot, and characters of the film. From it's exotic locales, place in Bond "continuity", and even sumo wrestlers, we give you the "best duck". So, kick back and enjoy your first civilized bath as BondCast presents our take on You Only Live Twice.
Laird Malamed and Jimmy Mac are back for a close listen to the amazing and epic soundtrack to "Thunderball". We listen and provide analysis for the music from the fourth 007 film. From the bombastic title track by Tom Jones to an incredible unused track by Johnny Cash, and more from the John Barry composed soundtrack, we go thru it all. Listen now...For king and country!
In this episode Jake and David discuss the recent news regarding the Thunderball rights and product placement in the Bond films. We also reveal the winner of our naming competition. Apologies for the drop in audio quality for this episode. We have now identified the fault and have remedied it for the next episode.
Join us for the second part of our conversation about 1965's 007 epic Thunderball. We continue to discuss our theories and opinions on Domino, Largo, and James Bond himself. Plus, background on the messy court battles surrounding the making and release of Thunderball and producer Kevin McClory, and who is Kutzy anyway? All this and more with Jason, Jimmy & Jonathan this month on BondCast!