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they didnt hurt anyone and im sure the store has insurance so i say AWESOME!!:buttrock: yea yea i know it will make everyones insurance cost more but who cares.

by the way i would never have the balls to stand there and record the whole thing if i saw guys on bikes with axes right across from me.

did u get that from drudge? its up right now. the story under it is pretty cool too:

http://tampa.cbslocal.com/2012/11/07/police-robbery-thwarted-after-chinese-restaurant-workers-fail-to-understand-demands/
 

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While not exactly about the movies, I'll revive this old thread since it has a Bond title.

I've been listening to the James Bonding podcast lately and it inspired me to go through the entire Bond catalog. I grew up with Pierce as Bond and until now have only seen his and Dan's movies. So far on my quest I've made it to 1967's You Only Live Twice.

Dr. No - What a slog. I guess it was action packed in 62 but oh boy did it seem really drawn out. 2/5
From Russia with Love - Better than the first one, the train parts were cool but still not great. 2.5/5
Goldfinger - I loved this one! What a fun movie. By far my favorite of the ones I've seen so far. 4.5/5
Thunderball - All the underwater stuff was cool but besides that it was much like From Russia, not great. 3/5
You Only Live Twice - They step up the action in this one and I like the Space/Japanese angle. Plus we finally see Blofeld. 3.5/5

I've come to the conclusion that I don't like the Terrence Young Bond movies. Thunderball is pretty good but that's it. And Hamilton's Goldfinger is a great movie, not just a great Bond movie.

I intend to watch the original Casino Royale and Never Say Never Again last as those 2 are not truly in the Bond movie timeline.
 
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While not exactly about the movies, I'll revive this old thread since it has a Bond title.

I've been listening to the James Bonding podcast lately and it inspired me to go through the entire Bond catalog. I grew up with Pierce as Bond and until now have only seen his and Dan's movies. So far on my quest I've made it to 1967's You Only Live Twice.

Dr. No - What a slog. I guess it was action packed in 62 but oh boy did it seem really drawn out. 2/5
From Russia with Love - Better than the first one, the train parts were cool but still not great. 2.5/5
Goldfinger - I loved this one! What a fun movie. By far my favorite of the ones I've seen so far. 4.5/5
Thunderball - All the underwater stuff was cool but besides that it was much like From Russia, not great. 3/5
You Only Live Twice - The step op the action in this one and I like the Space/Japanese angle. Plus we finally see Blofeld. 3.5/5

I've come to the conclusion that I don't like the Terrence Young Bond movies. Thunderball is pretty good but that's it. And Hamilton's Goldfinger is a great movie, not just a great Bond movie.

I intend to watch the original Casino Royale and Never Say Never Again last as those 2 are not truly in the Bond movie timeline.
Diamonds Are Forever is the best, most campy James Bond movie ever
 
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Diamonds Are Forever is the best, most campy James Bond movie ever
I'll keep that in mind. I intend to watch one or 2 more tonight. On Her Majesty's Secret Service and Diamonds are Forever are the next 2 in line.

I liked Goldfinger so much because of the campiness. I liked how he was not so much a menacing evil villain but more of a larger than life super villain. It felt like a Doctor Who episode without the sci fi stuff. I'm down for serious Bond movies but they have to be good. Otherwise I'm happier with the more lighthearted ones.
 
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My first James Bond movie was For Your Eyes Only.

When I was in high school I caught up to all the ones that had come out up to then.

My favorite Roger Moore film was Live and Let Die. It was the first with Jaws
 

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Roger Moore was my first Bond. I thought he was the best till I saw one with Connery.
Connery was so much smoother, and easier to believe when he got in a fight.
Lazenby would have been good, but I won't spoil it for you.

T-Dalt wasn't good.

Pierce was good, but still not as good as Connery.
I rated Pierce as 2nd until Daniel came to the franchise.
If it wasn't for showing Connery the respect for being the first, and the Bond that all others will be compared to, I'd move Craig up to the #1 spot.
 
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I think the last Bond movie I've seen in the theater was Die Another Day. I've not seen any of Daniel Craig play Bond
 
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OHMSS - They went for serious Bond which is cool but I did not like Lazenby at all. I'm happy he only did the one. I read he was a model but he looked weird to me. I need my sexy Sean. 2.5/5

Now comes a 3 picture stretch that I am looking forward to! We are finally back with my man Hamilton as director for the 71-74 movies! If he is as good with these as he was with Goldfinger I'm going to love them.

Lazenby would have been good, but I won't spoil it for you.
Because his wife gets killed by Bolfeld and his henchwoman? I assumed that storyline would carry over to other films even if Lazenby didn't. I read he announced he was only doing 1 movie almost right away.

Also, what is the Bond timeline? Are all the 007's actors playing the same person or are they different people who hold the 007 position? I think it's the former but I'm not sure.
 

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Also, what is the Bond timeline? Are all the 007's actors playing the same person or are they different people who hold the 007 position? I think it's the former but I'm not sure.
I ask this because Lazenby makes a joke at the beginning of OHMSS where he says after a fight, "This never happened to the last guy." Now I thought this was just a joke but then the rest of the movie is pretty serious so now I'm not sure.
 

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It's because he went for the too sensitive crying Bond when they killed Emma Peel.
I mean, sure, I cried a little, but I'm not Bond.
Still better than Dalton though.
 

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To be honest, I believe that last bond film I watched was Die Another Die back in 2002. I haven't seen any of these Daniel Craig 007 yet, even thought I have couple of them on digital copy. I don't know why, I'm so behind on so many kind of movies. One of these years, I will catch up and watch them all.
 

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Diamonds Are Forever - This was the best one yet! Mr. Wint & Mr. Kidd were such amazing villains and this was the best version of Blofeld I've seen so far. The casino and oil rig stuff was all fantastic. My first perfect score for a Bond movie. 5/5

Diamonds Are Forever is the best, most campy James Bond movie ever
You were so right Semi! This was a delightfully funny and campy movie. They did a few firsts in this one. They have a gay character in Mr. Kidd and they show bare chested women twice. One part that made me laugh out loud was when Bond in in the lunar testing facility and he goes through where the astronauts are practicing. Bond runs right through but the astronauts who are trying to catch him act as if they are really on the moon with lesser gravity and move in slow motion. Also, there is a quick scene where an actual elephant plays and wins at the slots! Haha! I didn't love the female lead but Plenty O'Toole was a delight in her brief parts in the movie.

Rotten Tomatoes only gives this one 67% but I think it's much closer to 100%. Another Hamilton Bond movie that I loved. I have now watched 7 of them and his 2 are the only ones I really liked.
 

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Live and Let Die - Great theme song and Moore cuts a striking figure as Bond but this one was rough. I just finished watching and I'm not sure what it was about. Something to do with heroin and the UN I think. Kananga blowing up and popping like a balloon was funny but not enough to save this one. First Hamilton Bond I didn't like. 2/5
 

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The Man with the Golden Gun - I liked this one a lot. Straightforward story, cool boat chase, cool fun house of death and Nick Nack was a great henchman. The car that turned into a plane was awesome and this one had my favorite bond girl in Goodnight. 4/5







 
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The Spy Who Loved Me - I didn't like the first act but the rest more than made up for it. Q's scenes were fun. The Bond girls keep getting better and now Anya is my favorite. Nice to finally see one who is tough. Awesome underwater car and everything with the subs and boats was very entertaining. Jaws was ok but nowhere near my favorite henchman. Two good ones in a row. 4/5

 

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I took a day off but my 007 marathon continued today with...

Moonraker - Oh boy this was an interesting one. Lets start with the good. Cool speedboat chase where Bond hang glides off a waterfall. I liked how Jaws got a Harley Quinn looking love interest. On the other hand the first boat chase in the gondola was almost a shot for shot ripoff of the Golden Gun chase. Everything involving shooting lasers was awful. Drax was a boring villain. However, this one did simultaneously give us the best and worst Bond moment with the pigeon double take so at least there's that. 2.5/5

 

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For Your Eyes Only - This was a boring Bond outing. Forgettable villain, weak henchman and a slow moving story. I like underwater Bond and don't like skiing Bond. This one had both so they cancel out. In Moonraker they went for comedy Bond and it didn't work. Here they mostly went for serious Bond and it also didn't work. 2.5/5
 
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