Posts Tagged ‘james bond’


007a

Click here for the direct download

At last, this James Bong Song podcast has been completed. I’ve included snippets of every single James Bond song including the latest song from Spectre – Writing’s On The Wall by Sam Smith.

I was joined by my lovely wife Mrs. Monster who helped to make this podcast happen. This was a labor of love for the amount of editing work involved. If you are a James Bond fan, I think you will enjoy listening to this podcast. Below, I’ve included a list of musical artist that performed James Bond Songs through the years.

Enjoy!

Best Male – Pop

Tom Jones – Thunderball

Chris Cornell – You Know My Name

Best Female – Pop

Shirley Bassey – Goldfinger

Lulu – The Man with the Golden Gun

Tina Turner – Goldeneye

Sheryl Crow – Tomorrow Never Dies

Madonna – Die Another Day

Best Male – Ballad

Matt Munro – From Russia With Love

Louis Armstrong – We Have All the Time in the World

Sam Smith – Writing’s on the Wall

Best Female – Ballad

Nancy Sinatra – You Only Live Twice

Carly Simon – Nobody Does It Beter

Shirley Bassey – Moonraker

Shirley Bassey – Diamonds are Forever

Rita Collidge – All Time High

Sheena Easton – For Your Eyes Only

Gladys Knight – License to Kill

Adele – Skyfall

Best duo/group

Paul McCartney and Wings – Live and Let Die

Duran Duran – A View to a Kill

A-ha – The Living Daylights

Garbage – World is not Enough

Alicia Keys/Jack White – Another Way to Die


The Monster Scifi Show Podcast - Scifi News for 10/03/15

click here for the direct download

Let me begin that I had no plans start off the podcast about Helen Mirren but I did. I love me some Mirren.

This week, I’m talking about:

  • Watchman TV series? Who would watch the Watchmen?
  • Terminator Genisys might have terminated the franchise.
  • Sam Smith released new James Bond song “Writings On The Wall.” What did I think of it?

James Bond Poll – Cast you vote for your favorite James Bond song

 


Click here if you want to download

This week in Scifi News, I get to talk about John Diggle from Arrow and his new costume for season 4, Idris Elba and James Bond once again, and Star Wars Force Friday ie toys, toys and more toys.

Here’s the picture of Mr. Gene’s Star Wars figures from the Disney Store.

mr gene - force awaken figures


spectre

What is old is new again as SPECTRE is being brought back into the Bond family. While I loved Skyfall, Bond’s last movie, I am quite pleased with this move to bring back this classic foil for Bond. If  S.H.I.E.L.D. (Supreme Headquarters, International Espionage, Law-Enforcement Division) or the Man from U.N.C.L.E. (United Network Command for Law and Enforcement) are a mouthful to say then S.P.E.C.T.R.E. ranks high on that list as it known as (SPecial Executive for Counter-intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion). The person who headed this organization was Blofeld.

In the early Bond movie, he was seen the faceless enemy. The camera only focused on him stroking his white cat on his lap while talking from the shoulders down. Later, we see Blofeld as a bald man with a large scar running down the right side of his face. Back in the old days, he really but the evil in evil genius but his last appearance was a bit campy. The last appearance of the character Blofeld was seen in the movie called For Your Eyes Only. Roger Moore was the current Bond and he had just visited his wife’s grave. (If you wanted to see how the marriage played out, watch On Her Majesty’s Secret Service with Bond being played by George Lanzby and Mrs. Bond Dianna Rigg. Blofeld had a hand in her demise.) Bond was notified that a helicopter was coming to pick him up due to an emergency. Shortly then, flying in copter, the pilot was killed remotely by Blofeld. As with Bond, he was able to regain control of the copter and found Blofeld in a wheelchair. With one of the copter’s land legs, Bond nabs Blofled and dumps him in a tall, really tall smokestack. It was unlikely the he survived the fall but Blofeld was not been seen since.

As with many classic hero vs villain stories, Bond has lacked this for sometime. We’ve seen reboot of the franchise with Craig with a transition on a new M, Q, and Ms. Moneypenny. The time is right to have SPECTRE to be a nemesis to round out this series. Personally, it’s hard to have a villain that can not only match wits with Bond but be persistent. With many past villains, each one of them try do their bit to take over something in the world and Bond not only stops them but kills them. If Batman has his Joker, Superman has Luthor, Sherlock crosses wits Moriarty, then Bond needs Blofeld. Though in the press release, it seems that it may not happen or just simply kept under wraps. I just don’t want to have a repeat of Cumberbatch’s Kahn, from Star Trek Into Darkness, where we were told there was no Kahn. I don’t want that shitty experience again.


I’ve wanted to write about James Bond for a while. A few weeks ago, the internet was blessed with the release of Adele’s Skyfall for the new James Bond. Before I knew Adele was attached to the theme song, there was song called “Rumor Has It,” she did from her 21 album. When I listened to it, I knew she had great potential for a Bond song ala Shirley Bassey (and that’s a tough act to follow). At the 2:21 mark of Rumor Has It, the music and tempo switches to a slower beat and then she utters the line, “All these words whispered…”, this harkened me the days of Carly Simon and her song “Nobody Does it Better,” from The Spy Who Loved Me. And then, oddly enough Adele gets her own James Bond song.

After watching the video several times, I’m okay with it and I was glad to hear the little James Bond theme riff in the music. Having said this, the last two Bond songs, “You Know My Name,” by Chris Cornell and “Another Way to Die” By Alicia Keys and Jack White where interesting to listen to but for some reason, when a James Bond song does not include the name of the movie in the song itself, I’m somewhat missing it. Hell, A-ha managed to sing The Living Daylights in their song and in A-ha fashion made this one of my all time favorites. Now, I’m not saying that this trend has to continue but I just feel that there’s a stronger connection between the song and movie which binds them both good and bad.

Going back to Adele, the opening line is, “This is the end,” which I’m hoping is code for Daniel Craig‘s last outing as James Bond. If you have read my blog before on this subject, you’ll know my dislike for Craig’s Bond. For some unknown reason both Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace justified another Bond movie with Craig. While I was sad to see Pierce Brosnan no longer with the Bond franchise, I was very happy with the replacement after I saw Layer Cake. If you have not seen it, I highly recommend it as I saw Daniel Craig as James Bond which I thought I would see in the movies when Daniel took over. For example, just like when I saw the original The Saint, (not the Val Kilmer crap) with Roger Moore I could see the 007 role. There wasn’t much of a change with Moore from The Saint to James Bond. An yet, Daniel performance was totally lackluster from Layer Cake to Casino Royale. Except for one or two scenes of action, which I admit were great, I enjoyed him more getting hit in the balls in Quantum of Solace. Payback sucks, Craig. Where’s my Bond?!? Skyfall on the surface appears to be another slick bond production and I am willing to see it in the theaters but if this fails to deliver to my expectations, I will start a campaign to get rid of Craig as Bond. I am all for different actors to bring something unique and new to the role but Craig has gone through the motion and not delivered the goods.