It’s time to start a special ‘trilogy’ of episodes on a movie that only we (or let’s be honest, Ben) would do a trilogy on, DIE ANOTHER DAY! Yes, that’s right, somehow we have managed to get together three consecutive episodes related to the movie that at least one third of our hosts defends (too much). The best news is that all three episodes are interviews, and we’re kicking things off today by speaking with a man who seemingly enjoys the movie as much as Ben does, Max Baire, who is the creator of the Instagram page ‘Die Another Day Memes’. On this page, Max posts some pretty hilarious memes about the 20th Bond movie, and is getting himself a bit of a following in doing so. In this interview we find out just why he decided to start this page, his creative process in coming up with the memes, whether or not he actually likes the movie and of course the big burning question about whether or not he likes Madonna and the song. It’s an episode that you’ll have to listen to because, well, you do! So get to listening!
After getting deep and meaningful in our recap of The Beautician and the Beast, it’s time to extend our coverage of the Timothy Dalton film just a little bit further by bringing on the director of the film Ken Kwapis to talk everything about it! Yes, that’s right, we’ve somehow managed to bring out an extra episode on the movie that you didn’t know you would love so much and somehow connect it right here in our own James Bond universe! Ken goes into detail about his memories of making the movie, including detailing just how amazing he felt the chemistry was between Dalton and Fran Drescher and how Dalton was able to join the project in the first place. Ken also talks about the unique locations of the movie, what his favourite scene from it was and sharing some fun behind the scenes stories. He also talks about his work outside of The Beautician and the Beast as well as telling us if there is any chance that we might see a sequel to the movie! It’s a chat that might not be the most Bond interview ever but we know you will still enjoy it!
Three movies into our recap series looking at each of the Bond actors and their filmography outside of the Bond universe, and we are yet to really get an outstanding film that we are glad we watched. Can Timothy Dalton buck that trend with the 1997 movie that we have seemingly avoided doing for so long, The Beautician and the Beast? Well you’re about to find out as Ben & Colin recap it! Just why are both our hosts surprised at what they think of this film? Is this the movie that really set Dalton on the path for doing more comedic roles? Why is Fran Drescher actually all kinds of amazing and what makes us want to talk about her more? Which other Bond actor makes a random appearance in this movie? Does this movie have a plot or anything happening in it? Is there better chemistry between Dalton and Drescher than between Dalton and his Bond Girls in both of Dalton’s Bond movies combined? And just why is this recap leading to more potential episodes on this movie in the future? Get yourself a statue made and a few million people repressed by a fearless dictator in the movie you’ve been waiting for us to recap!
As Colin finds new excuses to avoid doing Beautician and the Beast, we’re back to do another rankings episode as the original gang gets back together again to rank all the Bond allies and find out what mischief and fights they will get into this time! What will Ben do this episode to piss off the other two? What will Noah do to piss off the other two? Who will Colin bring up that will have us all so terrified? Why are there allies out there that we didn’t include on this list? Who do we even forget exists? Why was editing this episode so difficult? Why does Noah have to pee so much? Are turbans that great? And why the bloody hell does this episode end up going so long? You’ll want to click away, not say a certain name and be close to a urinal for another episode that you’ll remember forever!
We interrupt our regularly scheduled episodes to bring you a surprise for all those literate listeners that have been dying to hear us talk about the James Bond Fleming novels. Rankings are back, in book form, as Colin is joined by a contractually obligated Noah to rank the 12 original Ian Fleming novels. Which books were improved by the movie, and which weren’t? How did Colin get caught saying something positive about Tiffany Case again? What were Noah’s demands to come back to the podcast? Is Ben dead, fired, or not able to contribute much due to his ongoing struggles with that reading thing? How many of these books can we possibly match in our rankings? And what are our ultimate choices as the greatest James Bond novels of all time? Dust off those old paperbacks and rank along with us in an episode only contractual obligations could bring you.
Ah commentaries! You love them! And you’re going to love our latest one as Ben & Colin go head-to-head on a movie one loves and the other hates with the iconic Licence To Kill and plenty of time to talk about our old buddy, Timothy Dalton! Why does everybody need to ‘do the Dalton’? Can Ben get Colin to say anything complimentary about Dalton as Bond in this episode? Why do we still find ourselves appreciating Sanchez more and more? Why does Colin call his kids jerks? Why do shirtless men once again take over the talking point? Why is Jamie rating men a thing all of a sudden? And how long can we actually stay on topic for once? Click and listen away to get yourself commentated on and smile like Timothy Dalton would want you to!
We haven’t had the greatest luck so far in recapping movies from our Bond actors when it comes to them being completely coherent films, so how are we going to do when it comes to having a closer look at a Roger Moore film? Well you’re about to find out as we go back to 1970 to look at the very interesting and unique movie that is The Man Who Haunted Himself. Does this movie make sense? Is this movie worthy of as much praise as Roger Moore gave it? How repetitive does it get when it comes to some of the story? Is Roger Moore the king of facial acting? Why do some actors need to be given permission to be in this movie? Which drunken guy in this movie is basically Ben? Why does Colin not like to call certain parts of the body by their correct names? Why is the boat scene so great? And why can we not find the plot for this movie once again? Get yourself separated from yourself and weirded out looks going for another interesting recap.
Well we come to that sad moment again where we have to pay tribute to an actor who played James Bond, and although the good news is we didn’t kill this one, the bad news is that it is perhaps the most iconic man to ever don the tuxedo in the legendary Sir Sean Connery. Ben & Colin go over their memories of Sean in the role and talk about just how iconic he was for not only the franchise, but for cinema in general. We also learn about the various tributes already flowing for him, find out why Noah isn’t with us to pay tribute to him and go over the variety of rankings we have previously done when it comes to his Bond films. It’s one schmashing episode to pay tribute to one schmashing man.
A second trailer for No Time To Die is finally here, and that means that we’re finally going to get to see it right? Well Ben & Colin are back to go over everything in the trailer and hope that it means we will! Why is Ben seemingly underselling this trailer? Why is Colin a little too excited for the trailer? Do we like a tidy villain? How many predictions can the boys get right? Will we see the new James Bond in the new James Bond movie for the next James Bond movie? And what promise does Ben make that he seemingly could regret? Get your planes ready and your bridge scene lined up as we seemingly get ourselves in the zone for some new Bond!
It’s time to get you back into commentaries once more as we chat over the movie that we always seem to love and rank highly in any of our rankings, The Spy Who Loved Me. Just how incredible is this film? Why does this movie seemingly never get any hate and why is that a good thing? Why is Ben still feeling bad for ever bagging out Roger Moore? What moments of pure camp somehow work in this very serious movie? Does this movie hold up incredibly well despite it being nearly 50 years old? Why do we want plush toys of starving African children? Does Colin know who his children are? And what are we renting for what reason? Remember that nobody does it better and find out that baby you’re the best by listening to this commentary!