Nobody did it better. 007 reasons why Roger Moore was the best Bond.

I was deeply saddened to hear about the passing of Roger Moore yesterday. His interpretation of Bond was my father's favorite. And just as favorite sports teams are passed down to sons, my father passed down his favorite Bond to me. When it came time for me to watch the Bond films, some of the first ones I saw were with Roger Moore. He was the suavest of the Bonds and his take on Bond was probably the smoothest character in the history of cinema (and that's counting Lando Calrissian). I loved his films as a kid and they are still my favorite Bond films today. Admittedly, I write this post with a strong bias, but here are what I believe to be 7 objective reasons for why Roger Moore was the best Bond:

1. He beat Connery in the "Battle of the Bonds"

 Yes, the comparison of Connery and Moore is a debate that has boggled pop culture enthusiasts' minds as much who was the better captain, Kirk or Picard? Many people forget that the question of who was the better Bond, …

All 8 Star Wars Movies Ranked

In honor of May the 4th, here is my ranking of the Star Wars films. These are the canon films only, no Ewok Adventures here. (Although it would be worth everyone's time to check out those rare gems at least once).

I also thought it would be best to exclude the theatrical release of The Clone Wars (2008) that effectively served as the introduction for the popular animated series.

Without further ado here is my ranking of the Star Wars films:

8. Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones

An overabundance of CGI, failed romance scenes involving awkward stares and descriptions of sand, and a poorly developed story line for the future Darth Vader are the biggest reasons why this film is at the bottom of the list. Yes, it is even worse than The Phantom Menace. This movie lacks excitement in most of its action sequences, especially the droid factory scene. This is because there is so much CGI that it feels like you are watching a cartoon. While that is true of most of the prequel trilog…

The 7 Most Underrated Bond Films

Tonight I went to see the Spy Who Loved Me, not the 1977 film starring Sir Roger Moore, but an orchestral performance of Bond music and other various spy themes as performed by the Utah Symphony. There were several errors made by the conductor in sharing Bond trivia tonight, including the falsehood that Ian Fleming worked for MI6. Fleming never did work for MI6. He worked for Naval Intelligence, however, in WWII. Also, the conductor was under the belief that Fleming based Bond on one man when in reality Bond is an amalgamation of several people in Fleming's life, including himself. Perhaps one of the worst errors made by the conductor concerning the actual Bond films was his list of Bond actors. He named off the Bond actors: Connery, Moore, Dalton, Brosnan, and Craig, but he forgot to mention George Lazenby. This was especially saddening because I believe that Lazenby starred in one of the best Bond films ever made, which is On Her Majesty's Secret Service.

Now the conductor&#…

A Mace Windu Movie?

Samuel L. Jackson's pleas at Star Wars Celebration for a Mace Windu movie got me thinking. What would a Mace Windu movie look like? And is it even a good idea? For me the only way to bring back Mace Windu is through a standalone, Star Wars Story movie. Having him appear as a Force ghost in the new sequel trilogy wouldn't work because Luke has never met Mace Windu before and it would be a forced cameo. In fact any future cameo of Mace Windu in Star Wars movie wouldn't do his character justice. If he appeared for a couple minutes in one of the A Star Wars Story movies it would jar viewers from the story and leave fans wanting more.

No, if Mace Windu does come back it should be in a full, standalone movie. It should be set 10-15 years after Revenge of the Sith to reflect Samuel L. Jackson's age. Any attempt to set a movie before the events of the Revenge of the Sith wouldn't feel right because of the difference in age. It might actually be more interesting to see Mac…

Why Does Luke Want the Jedi To End?

One of the most mysterious segments from the exciting Star Wars: The Last Jedi teaser is the line from Luke Skywalker at the end of the trailer: "I only know one truth, it's time for the Jedi to end." While many believe that Luke has given up his ideals, with some even believing he has gone to the dark side, I believe this is a mistaken interpretation of the teaser and of Luke as a character. We are talking about Luke Skywalker here. He doesn't give up on the good fight because of failure or great sorrow. When faced with the death of his Aunt and Uncle, he didn't hide. He chose to learn the ways of the Force and become a Jedi. He chose to fight against those who slew his loved ones. When faced with impossible odds in destroying the Death Star, he did not flinch from that task. When Yoda and Obi-Wan told him that he was not ready to face Vader he went on anyways to save his friends. When Leia told him to run away from Vader and the Emperor, Luke faced his father …