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Tom Holland Still Desperately Wants To Play James Bond

It’s hardly surprising when actors proclaim their desire to play James Bond on the big screen. Aside from the fact that he’s an iconic character at the centre of a legendary film franchise that has run for over fifty years, James Bond is also the embodiment of male wish fulfilment. With his cool gadgetry, exotic locations, unparalleled skill-set, and preternatural seductive abilities, 007 would be an enviable feather in the cap of any celluloid performer, and the latest to throw his hat into that ring is Spider-Man himself – Tom Holland.

Holland is an enthusiastic interviewee, and as such, has previously been heard to announce his desire to play everyone from Bond to Batman. Evidently, his Marvel experience has given him a taste for franchise work. But, while participating in a recent Facebook Live event to promote gift-boxed DVD of Spider-Man: Homecoming, Holland reiterated his Bond ambitions when asked if
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Every James Bond Movie Ranked from Worst to Best

James Bond was a big deal in my household growing up. There were only two things my stepdad loved more than Sean Connery's 007: Sergio Leone Westerns and the San Francisco 49ers. As a result I saw the early Bonds quite a lot as a kid, but kind of skipped past George Lazenby and Roger Moore and went directly to Timothy Dalton. Of course I later caught up with the ones I skipped as a kid, but it's been a nice long while since I've watched any of the Bond films so when Collider asked me to …
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‘Too Funny to Fail’ Review: ‘Dana Carvey Show’ Doc Finds Some Joy in One of Comedy’s Most Glorious Failures

‘Too Funny to Fail’ Review: ‘Dana Carvey Show’ Doc Finds Some Joy in One of Comedy’s Most Glorious Failures
Enough time has passed since the preemptive demise of “The Dana Carvey Show” that Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell, Robert Smigel, and the comedian who gave the show its name can chuckle a bit. Twenty years after ABC pulled the plug on a subversive primetime sketch show, “Too Funny to Fail” revisits the meteoric rise and spectacular flameout that surrounded the show’s eight-episode run in the spring of 1996. Yet with decades of perspective, Josh Greenbaum’s documentary finds a surprising amount of fondness and wistfulness in a doomed project with such a public end.

Part of that bittersweet satisfaction comes from the retroactive knowledge that some of the major players in this saga would go on to shape the modern comedy landscape. Colbert and Carell got their first big breaks as “Dana Carvey Show” cast members, while Smigel would eventually go on to a vaunted comedy writing career (including being
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‘Too Funny to Fail’ Review: ‘Dana Carvey Show’ Doc Finds Some Joy in One of Comedy’s Most Glorious Failures

‘Too Funny to Fail’ Review: ‘Dana Carvey Show’ Doc Finds Some Joy in One of Comedy’s Most Glorious Failures
Enough time has passed since the preemptive demise of “The Dana Carvey Show” that Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell, Robert Smigel, and the comedian who gave the show its name can chuckle a bit. Twenty years after ABC pulled the plug on a subversive primetime sketch show, “Too Funny to Fail” revisits the meteoric rise and spectacular flameout that surrounded the show’s eight-episode run in the spring of 1996. Yet with decades of perspective, Josh Greenbaum’s documentary finds a surprising amount of fondness and wistfulness in a doomed project with such a public end.

Part of that bittersweet satisfaction comes from the retroactive knowledge that some of the major players in this saga would go on to shape the modern comedy landscape. Colbert and Carell got their first big breaks as “Dana Carvey Show” cast members, while Smigel would eventually go on to a vaunted comedy writing career (including being
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Daniel Craig Returning for 2 More James Bond Movies?

Do you want more Daniel Craig as James Bond? Because you are almost definitely going to get some more of him in the future. After a whole lot of back and forth, it is all but officially confirmed that 49-year-old actor is going to be back for James Bond 25 after seemingly being totally done with the franchise after Spectre. Now we have the somewhat surprising claim that Daniel Craig has signed on for not one but two more turns as 007.

The report comes from The Sun who state that producer Barbara Brocolli has convinced Daniel Craig to do both James Bond 25 and James Bond 26. Though, they do note that he hasn't signed on the dotted line yet. This information comes from an unidentified source, so it may not be totally concrete, but it certainly would be surprising considering that Craig said he'd rather "slash his wrists" then do another James Bond movie.
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Roger Moore’s Son Geoffrey Filming Satirical Documentary ‘And the Winner Isn’t’ (Exclusive)

Roger Moore’s Son Geoffrey Filming Satirical Documentary ‘And the Winner Isn’t’ (Exclusive)
Roger Moore’s son, Geoffrey, and granddaughter, Ambra, are filming a satirical documentary “And the Winner Isn't,” exploring what it takes to win an Oscar.

The documentary is dedicated to Roger Moore, which died in May. The film will serve as a promotional vehicle for the song “U N I,” composed and produced by Geoffrey for Unicef to raise funds for the charity. Roger Moore was a Goodwill Ambassador for Unicef for nearly 30 years.

“I promised him before he died that we would complete this movie,” Moore told Variety.

The song highlights the unnecessary suffering of children around the world and emphasizes how charitable actions can stop it from happening.

“My father had a great sense of humor so the documentary is very sardonic,” Moore noted. “We both believed that humor is a great way to make a serious point. He was very dedicated to Unicef and the notion of using his good fortune for good
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10 Things You Didn't Know About Game of Thrones Star Diana Rigg's Amazing Life and Career

10 Things You Didn't Know About Game of Thrones Star Diana Rigg's Amazing Life and Career
Warning: Spoilers ahead with regard to the most recent episode of Game of Thrones, “The Queen’s Justice.”

While Game of Thrones fans will continue to mourn the loss of Lady Olenna Tyrell (and her brilliant one-liners) on HBO’s hit show, we can all take comfort in the fact that the prolific actress who played her, Dame Diana Rigg, 79, is already hard at work on her next TV show — a supporting role on Season 2 of Masterpiece on PBS’ Victoria — and has no plans to retire anytime soon.

People recently caught up with the award-winning British star for a look
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‘Epilepsy’ link to Bruce Lee’s death investigated on Autopsy: The Last Hours Of…

The death of martial arts and movie legend Bruce Lee is investigated tonight on ReelzChannel’s docuseries Autopsy: The Last Hours Of… — with host Dr. Michael Hunter asking whether he died of undiagnosed epilepsy. The star, who was also a film director and artist, died in Hong Kong at the age of just 32 in July 1973, ahead of a planned dinner with James Bond star George Lazenby to discuss a new movie. Lee had complained of a headache earlier while visiting his friend, actress Betty Ting Pei, at her home, before she gave him the analgesic Equagesic, which contained...read more
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Roger Moore’s James Bond: appreciating the raised eyebrow

Tim George Jul 10, 2017

An appreciation of the late Roger Moore, and his importance to the James Bond series...

It took me a long time to realise this but the more I think about it, the more it makes sense: Roger Moore is the most important actor to play James Bond. For while Sean Connery created the icon, Roger Moore is the reason why we are still trotting out to the cinema. This premise might sound like sacrilege.

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As I’ve gotten older, and four movies into Daniel Craig’s tenure, my thinking has shifted considerably. Whereas I used to wish that the movies followed the books, I’ve finally recognised that
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Exclusive: Dominic Cooper Dishes on Returning for 'Mamma Mia 2': It's 'a Phone Call I've Been Waiting For'

Exclusive: Dominic Cooper Dishes on Returning for 'Mamma Mia 2': It's 'a Phone Call I've Been Waiting For'
It's been nine years since the film adaptation of Mamma Mia! rocked audiences around the world, and finally fans will get a chance to see what all their favorite characters have been up to in the recently-confirmed sequel, Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again!

Among the many stars who've recently signed on to reprise their roles is Dominic Cooper, who says he's very excited to be involved in the long-awaited sequel.

"It’s kind
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Revelation Perth International Film Festival unveils 20th anniversary line-up

'Watch the Sunset'..

Revelation Perth International Film Festival.s 20th incarnation promises to be its biggest to date, with 200 films set to screen - among them 15 world premieres and 41 Australian premieres.

The festival will open with Josh Greenbaum.s.Becoming Bond, a documentary about the life of Australia.s James Bond, George Lazenby. Lazenby-starrer On Her Majesty.s Secret Service is also set to screen, with the actor in attendance for a Q&A.

Australian film Watch the Sunset, from Tristian Barr and Michael Godsen, will make its world debut at the festival with cast and crew to appear in Q&A. Other Aussie features to screen include Michael Jones. Lazybones and Aaron McCann and Dominic Pearce.s Top Knot Detective.

Local documentaries will get a good showing, with a line-up that includes Kriv Stenders. The Go Betweens: Right Here, Mat de Koning.s Meal Tickets, and Kate Hickey.s Roller Dreams.
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Pierce Brosnan Pays Tribute to Fellow James Bond Actor Roger Moore

Pierce Brosnan Pays Tribute to Fellow James Bond Actor Roger Moore
Sir Roger Moore, the longest-serving actor to ever take on the role of James Bond, unfortunately passed away at the age of 89 last week. To say we lost a legend would be an understatement, and the world knows it. One of his fellow James Bond stars, Pierce Brosnan, has now penned a touching, heartfelt and lengthy tribute to Roger Moore, revealing how much respect he had for the actor, as well as some personal insights into their relationship.

Pierce Brosnan penned the column for Variety, in which, he describes Roger Moore as his "first real hero". Roger Moore starred in seven James Bond movies, starting with Live and Let Die and ending with A View to a Kill from the years of 1973 to 1985. In the column, Brosnan explains that, even before his role turn as 007, Roger Moore influenced him on the TV series The Saint as Simon Templar. Here's what
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Pierce Brosnan Reflects on the 'Kindness and Humanity' of Late James Bond Star Roger Moore

Pierce Brosnan Reflects on the 'Kindness and Humanity' of Late James Bond Star Roger Moore
Pierce Brosnan is paying tribute to fellow James Bond star, Roger Moore.

Following the 89-year-old actor's death last week, Brosnan penned an emotional essay for Variety, published on Tuesday, in which he opens up about Moore's impact on his own life and career, calling the star his "first real hero."

"Only on reflection do I see how much of an influence Roger Moore had on me as a young Irish immigrant lad from the banks of the River Boyne," Brosnan wrote. "I guess the combination of Bond and The Saint ignited a flame for fame in my heart of innocent wonder. I wanted to be up there. Roger as the Saint made me believe in his world. And before I knew it, the man who was the Saint transformed into James Bond, an even greater hero to me as a boy."

Watch: Roger Moore, 'James Bond' Actor, Dies at 89

Moore starred as anti-hero Simon Templar in the
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Pierce Brosnan Writes Tribute to Roger Moore: ‘We Fell in Love With a Magnificent Actor’

Pierce Brosnan Writes Tribute to Roger Moore: ‘We Fell in Love With a Magnificent Actor’
As a boy of 11, I left Ireland for London on Aug. 12, 1964 — the same day Ian Fleming died. That weekend I saw “Goldfinger” with Sean Connery at the ABC Cinema on Putney High Street with my mother, May, and my stepfather, Bill. How could I know then that my life would be entwined by the great alchemy of a cinematic hero such as James Bond? There I sat, that first weekend in my new life in London, motionless and spellbound by the beauty of CinemaScope. I had discovered the movies and Bond, James Bond. However, it cost money to go to the pictures. And that’s when I discovered my first real hero, Roger Moore. Simon Templar, the Saint, all rolled into one man.

Only on reflection do I see how much of an influence Roger Moore had on me as a young Irish immigrant lad from the banks of the River Boyne.
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Channing Tatum, Adam Driver and a Crazed Daniel Craig Team Up in ‘Logan Lucky’ Trailer (Watch)

Channing Tatum, Adam Driver and a Crazed Daniel Craig Team Up in ‘Logan Lucky’ Trailer (Watch)
Steven Soderbergh returns to the big screen with a gaggle of wacky characters in the first trailer for “Logan Lucky.”

That includes Channing Tatum who is reuniting with the director after working with him on “Haywire,” “Side Effects,” and “Magic Mike.” The movie following sibling Jimmy, (Tatum) Mellie (Riley Keough), and Clyde Logan (Adam Driver) who set out to execute an elaborate robbery during the Coca-Cola 600 race.

But to do so, they’re going to need some help. That’s where Joe Bang (Daniel Craig) comes in.

“I am in-car-cer-a-ted,” Craig tells Tatum and Driver. “Yeah, we got a plan to get you out.” Tatum responds.

“You Logans must be a simple-minded as people say,” Craig says later in the trailer.

Judging by the trailer alone, Craig’s manic disposition and loud cackle hint a major departure from the even-keeled James Bond that launched him to stardom.

The all-star ensemble cast also includes Seth MacFarlane,
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Daniel Craig, Pierce Brosnan, Sean Connery Pay Tribute to ‘Magnificent Bond’ Roger Moore

Daniel Craig, Pierce Brosnan, Sean Connery Pay Tribute to ‘Magnificent Bond’ Roger Moore
Current James Bond star Daniel Craig and predecessors Sean Connery and Pierce Brosnan have added their own tributes to Roger Moore, whose death after a short battle with cancer was announced Tuesday. Brosnan called Moore “a magnificent Bond,” while Craig declared: “Nobody does it better,” a reference to the title track from one of Moore’s most popular outings as the suave secret agent, 1977’s “The Spy Who Loved Me.”

Connery, who despite originating the role of Bond is three years younger than Moore, issued an official statement through his publicist. The statement read: “I was very sad to hear of Roger’s passing. We had an unusually long relationship by Hollywood standards, that was filled with jokes and laughter. I will miss him.”

Both Craig and Brosnan took to Instagram to post images of themselves alongside Moore and to express their feelings at his passing. On the official 007 Instagram page,
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How Roger Moore Made the Role of James Bond His Own

How Roger Moore Made the Role of James Bond His Own
Few actors have come across quite so invincible onscreen as Roger Moore, the James Bond star who dodged death by sharks (“Live and Let Die”), yo-yo buzzsaw (“Octopussy”), space lasers (“Moonraker”) and a demented Christopher Walken (“A View to a Kill”), barely so much as creasing his tuxedo in the process.

Moore played 007 in seven movies over the course of a dozen years, dodging more bullets — golden and otherwise — than we could possibly count. But sooner or later, fate was sure to catch up with the debonair star. All men are mortal, of course, but not so Bond, who’s been saving the world since 1962 (“Dr. No”), and with his passing, Moore became the first big-screen Bond to leave us.

He was actually the third star to play the part, taking over the role from Sean Connery in 1973, and unlike Australian model George Lazenby (who played 007 just once, in “On
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‘Becoming Bond’ Director Sees George Lazenby and Daniel Craig as Kindred Spirits

‘Becoming Bond’ Director Sees George Lazenby and Daniel Craig as Kindred Spirits
Every serious 007 fan has a particular film that hooked them on the franchise. For Josh Greenbaum, the writer and director of Hulu’s new docudrama “Becoming Bond,” that film was the Pierce Brosnan blockbuster “GoldenEye.”

“That’s the one that did it for me,” says Greenbaum at a premiere screening at Cinefamily. “As many people my age will attest, the Nintendo game version of that film was huge. It took the movie and turned it into a first-person shooter where you could walk around the sets of a real James Bond film and kill your friends.”

Becoming Bond” tells the unlikely story of George Lazenby, a charismatic Australian fashion model who fibbed his way into starring in the 1969 classic “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service.” Though many Bond aficionados consider it one of the best entries in the series, Lazenby stunned audiences around the world when he walked away from
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‘Becoming Bond’ Director Sees George Lazenby and Daniel Craig as Kindred Spirits

‘Becoming Bond’ Director Sees George Lazenby and Daniel Craig as Kindred Spirits
Every serious 007 fan has a particular film that hooked them on the franchise. For Josh Greenbaum, the writer and director of Hulu’s new docudrama “Becoming Bond,” that film was the Pierce Brosnan blockbuster “GoldenEye.”

“That’s the one that did it for me,” says Greenbaum at a premiere screening at Cinefamily. “As many people my age will attest, the Nintendo game version of that film was huge. It took the movie and turned it into a first-person shooter where you could walk around the sets of a real James Bond film and kill your friends.”

Becoming Bond” tells the unlikely story of George Lazenby, a charismatic Australian fashion model who fibbed his way into starring in the 1969 classic “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service.” Though many Bond aficionados consider it one of the best entries in the series, Lazenby stunned audiences around the world when he walked away from the role after just one film.

“My
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