November 17, 2015

Episode 42 - GOLDENEYE

Our Bond blowout continues with the film that introduced Pierce Brosnan as 007... just in time for its 20th anniversary!

We try not to let fond memories of the classic Nintendo 64 game cloud our judgment as we discuss the pros and cons of the Bond formula with our brothers from another podcast, Eric Wheeler and Sean Fau-Burnitz.

GoldenEye (1995)
Directed by Martin Campbell
Produced by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli
Written by Jeffrey Caine and Bruce Feirstein
Starring Pierce Brosnan, Sean Bean, Izabello Scorupco, Famke Janssen, Robbie Coltrane, Alan Cumming, and Judi Dench

Listen to our crossover with Text Before Calling
(start with the episode titled "Wasted Hotness")

November 6, 2015


Cool gadgets, big stunts, beautiful women, and cheesy puns - these are the talismans of the five decade-plus James Bond franchise, the magic items that sustain its singular mojo as it subsumes and exhausts nearly every significant cinematic trend of the past half-century.

On the cusp of the new millennium--during a time of serious transition in the action genre--The World Is Not Enough appeared to be one final throwback to this classical style of Bond filmmaking.  Charles Benimoff joins the podcast to discuss whether TWINE is simply a perfunctory game of Bond trope bingo, or if it has something more to offer underneath its familiar trappings.

The World Is Not Enough (1999)
Directed by Michael Apted
Produced by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli
Written by Neal Purvis & Robert Wade and Bruce Feirstein
Starring Pierce Brosnan, Sophie Marceau, Robert Carlyle, Denise Richards, Robbie Coltrane, Judi Dench, and Desmond Llewelyn