Sean Connery returns for his seventh and final appearance as 007 as the franchise adapts Ian Fleming’s Thunderball for a second time.Read More
If cinematic greatness was measured by how much Roger Moore is shown in a gorilla suit, Octopussy would probably be considered the best film ever made. In reality, it may not even be the best Bond film released in 1983. Jack and Jake investigate.Read More
The Spy Who Loved Me threw out Ian Fleming’s original story in favor of an over-the-top tale of a megalomaniac trying to destroy the world and build a new underwater civilization. It’s also the world’s first introduction to a non-shark cinematic Jaws! But is this goofy Roger Moore romp as entertaining as it is silly? Jake and Jack investigate.Read More
Upon its release in 1974, Guy Hamilton’s final bond movie was derided for its lighthearted tone. Is Roger Moore enough to buoy this James Bond film, or is the The Man with the Golden Gun still a dud over 40 years later?
Roger Moore makes his James Bond film debut and special guest Adam Miros makes his For Your Ears Only podcast debut! Join the boys as they discuss Live and Let Die: A hodgepodge of blaxploitation cliches and Paul McCartney music.Read More
George Lazenby is OUT and Sean Connery is BACK (for the small price of a record-breaking salary). Jack and Jake settle in for this campy, divisive Bond flick featuring martinis and a moon buggy. What else do you need in film, really?Read More
Jake and Jack return from their Casino Royale hangover to discuss the final film before Sean Connery's first official Bond retirement, You Only Live Twice
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Not a traditional Bond film but not quite a complete spin-off, the original 1967 Casino Royale was a baffling comedic ensemble film that failed to impress critics. How does it stack up today? Jake and Jack investigate with special guest Shawn Glinis.Read More
Sean Connery is back in glorious widescreen Panavision for the most financially successful Bond film to date: 1965's Thunderball. Join Jack and Jake as they marvel at cutting-edge special effects and puzzling long underwater action sequences.
Not to be confused with Austin Powers: Goldmember, Goldfinger is the action film tour-de-force that won the longrunning series its first Oscar and cemented the 007 legacy. Join Jake and Jack as they once again dissect all things James Bond.
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In the latest podcast series to be spun off from the regular OpVac cast, Jack Eason joins OV's resident James Bond expert, Jake Tropila, as they dive into the world of all things 007. Their mission: watch and discuss every James Bond film ever made, once a month, every month, until the release of Bond 25 in 2019. In their inaugural episode, they share their history with the franchise, their overall thoughts on the series, and review Dr. No, the first Bond film ever made. It's For Your Ears Only, baby!Read More