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FILM REVIEW – Spectre (IMAX)

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Spectre is the twenty-fourth James Bond film and Daniel Craig’s fourth (and quite possibly, final) outing as Ian Fleming’s 007. Once again directed by Sam Mendes (returning after the huge success of Skyfall), the plot features the global criminal organisation Spectre – their first appearance in an Eon Productions film, due to years of legal wrangling, since Diamonds Are Forever in 1971. When a cryptic message from beyond the grave sets Bond into unsanctioned action, a chain reaction is triggered that will propel him around the world and eventually bring him face to face with the author of all his pain…

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BOOK REVIEW – The James Bond Omnibus – Volume 004

By Marty Mulrooney

James Bond Omnibus 004

The James Bond Omnibus – Volume 004 collects nine original James Bond daily comic strips for the very first time. Published by Titan Books (and originally printed in the Daily Express newspaper between 1971-1975), each comic strip is written by Jim Lawrence and features the black-and-white artwork of Yaroslav Horak. The stories told include: Trouble Spot, Isle of Condors, The League of Vampires, Die With My Boots On, The Girl Machine, Beware of Butterflies, The Nevsky Nude, The Phoenix Project and The Black Ruby Caper.

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GAME REVIEW – 007 Legends (PlayStation 3)

By Marty Mulrooney

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007 Legends is a first-person shooter where the the player takes control of iconic British secret agent James Bond (the game features the likeness of the most recent Bond actor, Daniel Craig). Created by Eurocom (GoldenEye 007: Reloaded), 007 Legends comprises six missions, with each mission based upon a Bond film, one for each actor to have portrayed 007 on-screen. The game is available on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows and Wii U.

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BOOK REVIEW – Bond On Set: Filming Skyfall by Greg Williams

By Marty Mulrooney

Bond on Set Filming Skyfall

Alternative Magazine Online recently reviewed the twenty-third James Bond film Skyfall, describing it as “a beautifully understated outing for the world’s most famous secret agent that marries breathtaking action and exotic locations with sincere depth and characterisation.” Bond On Set: Filming Skyfall by authorised Bond stills photographer Greg Williams is a large hardback book that offers a spectacular portfolio of photographs capturing the cast and crew of Skyfall as they go about making the film.

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FILM REVIEW – Skyfall

By Marty Mulrooney

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Skyfall is the twenty-third James Bond film and Daniel Craig’s third outing as Ian Fleming’s 007. Directed by Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Road to Perdition), the film coincides with the James Bond film series’ 50th anniversary. A self-contained outing for the world’s most famous secret agent, Skyfall sees James Bond (Daniel Craig) returning from the dead to face his most dangerous adversary to date – Raoul Silva (Javier Bardem), a cyberterrorist with hidden ties to the head of MI6, M (Judi Dench).

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BOOK REVIEW – The James Bond Omnibus – Volume 002

By Marty Mulrooney

James Bond Omnibus 002

The James Bond Omnibus – Volume 002 collects seven of Ian Fleming’s daily comic strips, originally printed in the Daily Express newspaper between 1964-1968. Based on the novels that inspired the movies, these comic strips adapted by Henry Gammidge and Jim Lawrence feature stylised black-and-white artwork by John McLusky (On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, You Only Live Twice) and Yaroslav Horak (The Man with the Golden Gun, The Living Daylights, Octopussy, The Hildebrand Rarity, The Spy Who Loved Me).

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GAME REVIEW – Goldeneye 007 (Nintendo Wii)

By Stewart Sutherland

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In 1997, Rareware released Goldeneye 007 for the Nintendo 64 to rave reviews. Based on the blueprint of the film itself, it sold well over 8 million copies and set the groundwork for all console first-person shooters to come after it. It also set the bar for any subsequent Bond games incredibly high. Maybe it was the over-powered James Bond who could carry an entire arsenal and fire two weapons at the same time, or the classic multiplayer mode that guaranteed players good competition between themselves and their friends. Whatever the reason, you would be hard pressed to find a James Bond game released since that was as much fun to play. Now, thirteen years after its debut, Activision releases their own remake of Goldeneye 007 on Nintendo Wii… and it’s different enough to become a classic game all on its own.

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