Tag Archives: James Bond
When "Skyfall" director Sam Mendes announced earlier this month that he won't be returning for another Bond film, hardcore 007 fans around the world reacted by shedding a single tear of blood. And the rest of us were pretty bummed out too.
But according to SlashFilm, Bond producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson are still holding out hope that Mendes might change his mind and come back after all.
As someone once said, never say never again. Get More »
Sequels are awesome, plain and simple. Returning to familiar characters and worlds we love is like covering yourself with a warm blanket, although when a sequel is bad it can be like a blanket covered in potato bugs and lice. Studios love sequels because seven times out of ten they open huge, no matter how good they are. Get More »
Once upon a time, James Bond movies came out like clockwork. Every two years, a new Bond film would hit theaters. You could almost hear the ticking, like a time bomb counting down to the next explosion of awesome.
Hey, at least they'll have plenty of time to finish counting all their money. Get More »
If you were wondering who "Skyfall" director Sam Mendes thinks is the greatest James Bond villain of all time, the answer is apparently Dr. No, as Empire is reporting that Mendes has just given a big thumbs down to the idea of directing the next James Bond film.
Where's that Grumpy Cat meme when you need it? Get More »
It was a welcome surprise on Oscar night when Dame Shirley Bassey reminded us that she was, at one point, the queen of the James Bond theme song. Not that Adele has necessarily snatched her crown, per se (sharing is fun!), but she most definitely deserved the golden statue she received for her theme to "Skyfall."
Actually, it's pretty fair to say that anything Adele touches turns to gold (or, to be honest, quadruple platinum), which is why hearing the tune done without instruments or Adele's voice has the potential to be, er, less than good. But don't tell that to a cappella quintet LVL5, whose excellent, lush "Skyfall" cover (and impressive lead solo by Octavia Petrut) would surely be enough to get Adele to call it "bloody brilliant."
This week: Daniel Craig returns as 007 in arguably the best Bond film ever (or at least in decades), "Skyfall," co-starring Judi Dench, Javier Bardem, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris and Ben Whishaw.
Also new this week is the coming-of-age drama "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" with Emma Watson, RZA trying to do Quentin Tarantino proud in "The Man with the Iron Fists" and the sexually frank drama "The Sessions" starring Helen Hunt. Get More »
The phrase "shaken, not stirred" has become eternally synonymous with a clear image of James Bond in a sharp black tuxedo, hunched over a counter and giving some random barkeep a knowing order, all while keeping his third eye squarely locked on whoever the bad guy du jour happens to be. But is the distinction even necessary?
Remember when we all had some major funzies peeping what Batman, er, Bruce Wayne's true face looked like? Well, another fictional gent of debonair composure has now been exposed... This time, it's Bond, James Bond.
Unlike some heroes of his blockbuster caliber, Bond isn't in the global villain decimation game for popularity's sake. And all he needs in the way of costuming is a ridiculously well-tailored tuxedo, a shaken-not-stirred martini in his left hand and the keys to the latest automotive miracle of Her Majesty's Secret Service in his right (or a Walther PPK; that'll work also). Get More »
Before Daniel Craig could show off his train-hopping, cuff-tugging, martini-swiggin' James Bond magic in "Skyfall" to China's movie audiences, censors employed a few not-so-creative adjustments to the film's final cut.
As detailed by The Hollywood Reporter, "Skyfall" — which was partially set in Shanghai and Macau — was trimmed and tweaked quite a bit in order to avoid political and/or cultural rife with notoriously free speech-inhibited nation before being introduced to its theaters. Get More »
They don't call it the "Information Superhighway" for nothing, you know.
Where would we be without Infographics? Sometimes you just can't grasp the general concept, fine details and/or basic facts of something unless you have a visual aid with pictures and charts and numbers and stuff. An Infographic is like a really cool PowerPoint presentation that someone else had to make and that you don't have to be in a conference room to look at. Get More »