SPECTRE (2015, Sam Mendes)

Whilst I admire the push for consistency in the franchise by tying in events from Casino Royale onwards loosely together, the franchise since Daniel Craig’s first outing has suffered from utter lack of direction or consistency, made all the more frustrating for the fact that… 360 more words


Introducing Ovation of the Seas

Recent years have seen the introduction of a new and exciting range of vessels to Royal Caribbean, complete with an exciting range of innovative features. It goes without saying that Quantum-class ships, which debuted for Royal Caribbean in 2014, have proven immensely popular with guests. 635 more words

CASINO ROYALE by Ian Fleming

I picked up CASINO ROYALE on an impulse after seeing it available as a Kindle Daily Deal for $1.99. I had already watched all the Bond movies on Netflix, and especially enjoyed Daniel Craig’s debut in the CASINO ROYALE movie, so it certainly seemed worth two bucks to see the source material and get my introduction to Ian Fleming and his writing style. 503 more words

Bondathon #21: Casino Royale (2006)

Director: Martin Campbell

Starring: Daniel Craig, Eva Green, Mads Mikkelsen, Jeffrey Wright, Judi Dench

The James Bond series has taken many risks over the years, but waited until crossing into the 21st century to make its biggest gamble yet. 1,086 more words

Movie Review

The 007 film dilemma in 3 minutes

As the James Bond film franchise decides what to do next, it faces a bit of a dilemma:

Should it continue to seek more critical respect (Casino Royale and Skyfall) or should it embrace its roots, the way SPECTRE, the most recent 007 film, did? 236 more words

James Bond Films

April Laziness

April, to me, is one of the most confusing months of the Spring semester at Rutgers University. It is the month where we leave winter behind to longer days of sunshine and lighter clothing. 802 more words