In his fairly swift career as an actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has faced some formidable foes. From Jason Stathamm, to a massive lizard through to weather… Johnson has beat them all but has he beat the best. I present you … Continue reading Dwayne Johnson Month: The Rock versus… (Opponents I want to see Dwayne Johnson face)
I’m getting my vote in early and campaigning way before the time. We aren’t even sure that Daniel Craig will be stepping down as the British spy but seeing as the rumours have already started and names have already been thrown … Continue reading My choice for the next James Bond
Views from the Sofa’s 100 Greatest Scenes is a list of the 100 greatest moments in the movies. This could be long introductions, moments of action or great dialogue between characters. The scenes are in no particular order and come from … Continue reading 100 Greatest Scenes Number 4: “Do You Expect Me to Talk?
Today is the fourth anniversary of Views of the Sofa. To commemorate the birthday of the blog, I take a look back at the previous year in film with my Views from the Sofa Awards. These awards are slightly different … Continue reading Views from the Sofa Awards 2016
I’m going to pre-cursor this theory with a simple statement: This is my opinion of the series and not necessarily the intended view. It isn’t an original view, I’d heard it many times before and dismissed it as quickly but as … Continue reading Month of Bond: Why James Bond is a codename and not one man!
Finally, Daniel Craig gets a proper Bond film. From Casino Royale through to the end of Skyfall, it felt like it was a long, drawn-out (but very entertaining) process to rediscover, rebuild and “reboot” Bond. The classic tropes and traditions had … Continue reading Month of Bond: Spectre (2015) Review
This is one of those posts I know will cause arguments. Everyone has their own criteria for what makes a good James Bond (or a bad one) and sometimes it doesn’t even matter how good the films themselves are. I think the … Continue reading Month of Bond: Who is the Best James Bond?
A Bond movie is only as good as it’s villain and 007 has had some brilliant foes. It isn’t always about the plan or scheme but sometimes just the charisma or threat that a Bond Villain poses the spy. In the … Continue reading Month of Bond: (00)7 Best Bond Villains
Skyfall is a great film but you could argue that isn’t a great Bond film. Casino Royale put the James Bond franchise back on track, Quantum of Solace managed to end that chapter in the Bond series so it should … Continue reading Month of Bond: Skyfall (2012) Re-View
Miss Moneypenny is a strange but welcome character in the Bond films. She isn’t offering any story device at all. She doesn’t give Bond the missions and spell out the exposition like M or give Bond the gadgets and welcome comic … Continue reading Month of Bond: A tribute to Miss Moneypenny