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FILM: Top 5 007 Films

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On_Her_Majesty_s_Secret_Service_main-reviewWith the new James Bond film, Spectre, on its way, I wanted to recommend my TOP 5 007 films so far…

#1 – On Her Majesty’s Secret Service

I think it’s a shame that George Lazenby never got a chance to play James Bond further since I really enjoyed his version of the character. This film is a really classy stand-alone film with the well-known villain Blofeld opposite our hero Bond.

#2 – The Living Daylights

The first of Dalton’s two film stint as Bond was a great introduction to his version of the character. In this film Bond works to prevent ‘an evil arms dealer from starting another world war’. We also see a charming and romantic relationship form between Bond and supposed Bond Girl Kara Milovy.

(License to Kill, Dalton’s second bond film, was close to making my top 5 since it had a fantastic story showing Bond try to avenge the injuries his friend, Felix Leiter, received from Sanchez, the villain, and the death of Felix’s new wife.)

It’s also a shame, like Lazenby, that Dalton didn’t have much more time as Bond as I really enjoyed his angsty and emotional Bond.

casino_royale_poster_by_comandercool22-d6aichh#3 – Die Another Day

Genuinely loved the concept of this film, one which I can’t really speak about without ruining part of the plot, but it really is good.

‘James Bond is sent to investigate the connection between a North Korean terrorist and a diamond mogul who is funding the development of an international space weapon’. 

#4 – Casino Royale

Marking the beginning of a new era of James Bond, a new reimagining of the series and a new Bond (Daniel Craig), Casino Royale is swarve, classy and full of surprises.

#5 – Skyfall

Action packed and thrilling, Skyfall kept me on the edge of my seat by making me worry about what was going to come next. I really enjoyed the film and its attempt to delve into the pasts of Bond and M. The villain, Silva, was creepy and fun to watch while also being terrifying. I also enjoyed seeing Bond’s vulnerability – something that hasn’t been featured too much before which makes the character seem more human.

So there we are, my top 5, however, being a massive fan of James Bond, of course I do love all the other films too and would truly recommend a good marathon before Spectre comes out on the 26th of October.

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Disclaimer – I do not own the above posters, they are from: http://movieboozer.com/movie-review/majestys-secret-service-1969-movie-review-action-action and http://comandercool22.deviantart.com/art/Casino-Royale-Poster-380449205
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What I’m

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Today’s blog is a bit different to usual. This is a new concept I’m trying out in preparation for September when school starts again. I think it could be really helpful for me when I have very little time to recommend something completely or for those rare times when I run out of things to say. What this concept is, which I’m naming ‘What I’m…’, is like a regular favourites’ blog which a lot of other online personalities do. I hope you like it and support my idea.

What I’m reading – Currently I’m reading The Mortal Instruments Series written by Cassandra Clare. I’m on the 3rd book City of Glass and loving it tremendously. The series is reminiscent of some of my favourite books and interests. It is about a group of young adults in a fantastical world of werewolves, vampires, faeries, warlocks and a race of Shadowhunters, descended from Angels, as they step forward into a time of war, uncertainty and danger.

What I’m watching – Over the past month or so, my Dad and I have been watching through all of the James Bond films, having finished Sean Connery, George Lazenby and Roger Moore’s variants of the character, we’re now onto Timothy Dalton’s License to Kill.James-Bonds-600x300

What I’m listening to – Following on from what I’m watching, what I’m listening to is the music from James Bond, this includes tracks such as Garbage’s The World Is Not Enough and Louis Armstrong’s We Have All The Time In The World to Shirley Bassey’s Goldfinger and a-ha’s The Living Daylights.Screen-shot-2015-05-12-at-21.29.36

More specifically though, I’ve been enjoying Corey Gray’s cover of The Weeknd’s Can’t Feel My Face and EofE’s new song Get Caught.

What I’m eating – I tried the new Haribo Tangfastics Frenzy Edition sweets this week and they were delicious. Very sour (just how I like my sweets) and very interesting with new flavours including Watermelon, Pomegranate and Mango.

What I’m quoting – ‘You are the light of the world. A city that is on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your father who is in heaven.’ Matthew 5:14-16

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Disclaimer – I do not own the above images, they are from: http://whatculture.com/film/james-bond-ranking-the-007-actors-from-worst-to-best.php, http://floatingindreams.com/2014/07/15/book-review-the-mortal-instruments-series/ and http://www.fdin.org.uk/2015/05/haribo-launches-new-limited-edition-frenzy-editions/