007 DAYS OF JAMES BOND: From Worst to First (Part 2)

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 6: From Worst to First (Part 2).

For a film series to have been around for five decades and 22 (soon, 23) movies, they have to be doing something right. Despite there being a few missteps over the nearly two dozen Bond pictures, the average movie is quite good. Continuing the countdown from the worst Bond movie to the best, it’s easy to ignore the middle-ranked films. They aren’t as laughably bad as some of the worst and aren’t as classic as some of the best, but the middle-ground Bond movies are still usually better than most action movies. To wit… 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