007 DAYS OF JAMES BOND: From Worst to First (Part 3)

Photo: United Artists

Photo: United Artists

Chris Luckett

As a seven-part feature, I’ll be counting down the final week to Skyfall’s release in North American theatres on Nov. 9 with seven James Bond-related articles. Day 7: From Worst to First (Part 3).


Some critics bash action movies too much. While movies like Transformers and Wanted do give the genre a bad name, there’s a fine art to crafting a really good action movie. The best ones supersede their preposterousness (or, sometimes, winkingly embrace it) and create an exciting experience with every cinematic piston firing in just the right rhythm. Continue reading

007 DAYS OF JAMES BOND: The Best Deaths

Photo: United Artists

Photo: United Artists

Chris Luckett

As a seven-part feature, I’ll be counting down the final week to Skyfall’s release in North American theatres on Nov. 9 with seven James Bond-related articles. Day 4: The Best Deaths.


When telling stories of an agent with a licence to kill and megalomaniacal villains, the body count is bound to stack pretty high. (According to sources CommanderBond.net and AllOuttaBubbleGum.com, there’ve been 1,299 deaths in the first 22 official Bond movies.) Many deaths have been generic, numerous have been memorable, but the best of the best leave you shocked and a little shaken (if not stirred). Continue reading

007 DAYS OF JAMES BOND: The Best Stunts

Photo: United Artists

Photo: United Artists

Chris Luckett

As a seven-part feature, I’ll be counting down the final week to Skyfall‘s release in North American theatres on Nov. 9 with seven James Bond-related articles. Day 2: The Best Stunts.


The James Bond movies have always had an action element to them, and with action scenes eventually comes outrageous stunts. The 007 series has had some of the craziest of cinema over the years, setting numerous Guinness world records. Continue reading

007 DAYS OF JAMES BOND: The Best Title Sequences

Photo: United Artists

Photo: United Artists

Chris Luckett

As a seven-part feature, I’ll be counting down the final week to Skyfall’s release in North American theatres on Nov. 9 with seven James Bond-related articles. Day 1: The Best Title Sequences.


James Bond films fell into formula rather quickly. Even the Daniel Craig era, which aimed to reinvent the series and its trademarks, has still kept significant concepts signature to the franchise. One of the most beloved aspects of the films from the very beginning has been the stylized and often-psychedelic title sequence that accompanies the opening credits of a Bond film. Continue reading