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Killing Eve to get a second season (spy-fy news).

October 16, 2018 | By | Reply More
Killing Eve to get a second season (spy-fy news).

BBC has acquired the second series of the spy thriller Killing Eve. Series one hit on BBC One and as a boxset on BBC iPlayer last month and has seen 26 million downloads of the series so far. It is of course based on the indie-published Codename Villanelle e-book novellas by Luke Jennings. Phoebe Waller-Bridge […]

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Forever And A Day by Anthony Horowitz (book review).

June 12, 2018 | By | Reply More
Forever And A Day by Anthony Horowitz (book review).

After crafting a ‘sequel’ to Ian Fleming’s ‘Goldfinger’ (see more at https://www.sfcrowsnest.info/trigger-mortis-by-anthony-horowitz-book-review/), Anthony Horowitz continues to extend the literary Bond universe with a prequel to Bond’s first literary outing ‘Casino Royale’. The pleasures promised by ‘Forever And A Day’ are, aside from the usual heady mix of sex, sadism and sensory overload, in seeing how […]

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The 007 Diaries: Filming Live And Let Die by Roger Moore (book review).

June 7, 2018 | By | Reply More
The 007 Diaries: Filming Live And Let Die by Roger Moore (book review).

As ‘Diamonds Are Forever’ faded into the cinematic past, and Sean Connery walked off into the sunset with a large amount of EON Production’s cash, it was time for a new era in the Bond franchise. Enter Roger Moore, who had made his name on TV shows such as ‘The Saint’ and ‘The Persuaders’ who […]

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Mission Impossible Fallout (3rd trailer).

May 21, 2018 | By | Reply More
Mission Impossible Fallout (3rd trailer).

What, a 3rd trailer for the Mission Impossible Fallout film? It only seems like the 2nd movie trailer was just out. Well, this one rocks the Superman actor Henry Cavill channelling his inner Evil Magnum P.I.-look as a CIA assassin sent to help Ethan Hunt get his spy-game on. What could possibly go wrong? 

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Mission Impossible Fallout (2nd trailer).

May 18, 2018 | By | Reply More
Mission Impossible Fallout (2nd trailer).

Here’s the second trailer for some intense mission-based spy-fi in Mission Impossible Fallout, starring SF author Stephen Hunt’s cousin, Ethan, in another spy based save-the-world type thing.

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James Bond: Casino Royale by Ian Fleming, Van Jensen and Dennis Calero (graphic novel review).

May 14, 2018 | By | Reply More
James Bond: Casino Royale by Ian Fleming, Van Jensen and Dennis Calero (graphic novel review).

Since it was first published in 1953, ‘Casino Royale’ has been a marker of both the pleasures and the problems of the James Bond character and the various media in which he’s been portrayed. The book’s opening lines, ‘The scent and smoke and sweat of a casino are nauseating at three in the morning’ is […]

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The Equalizer 2: Dangerous Denzel is back (trailer).

April 19, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Equalizer 2: Dangerous Denzel is back (trailer).

Spy-fy doesn’t get much gritter than the supposedly dead CIA assassin with a big heart who is The Equalizer. Yes, Denzel Washington is back helping people. And killing them. And helping them in this sequel to the 2014 film The Equalizer, itself based on the classic 1980s TV series of the same name. Watch this trailer […]

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Bond is back: Daniel Craig re-enlists for #25.

April 10, 2018 | By | Reply More
Bond is back: Daniel Craig re-enlists for #25.

So, Daniel Craig is signing up for the 25th James Bond film – no doubt for loadsa money – and a sequel to the Spectre flick. No title yet, of course. Danny Boyle is meant to be back in the chair, ensuring that Mr. Bond’s tux is nice and neat. And his enemies are dead. […]

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Johnny English Strikes Again (spy-fi trailer).

April 9, 2018 | By | Reply More
Johnny English Strikes Again (spy-fi trailer).

Here’s the trailer for the upcoming new Johnny English Strikes Again film, in which a cyber-attack kills all the British secret agents, leaving Johnny English as the secret service’s last hope. Called out of retirement as a private school teacher, English must overcome his phobia of modern technology to make his mission a success. Looks […]

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Prodigy (2017) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

March 15, 2018 | By | Reply More
Prodigy (2017) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

The government is holding a girl, age nine, who has the mental powers of Hannibal Lector plus some that Lector never had. A psychologist is brought in to solve the riddle of the super-intelligent but dangerous girl. There are very strong performances from Richard Neil as the psychologist and especially Savannah Liles as the child. […]

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