14 items from 2016
James Bond might be best known for his suave attire and explosive gadgets, but for his creator Ian Fleming “a gentleman’s choice of timepiece says as much about him as does his Savile Row suit”.
And now, one of the watches that formed a pivotal part of 007’s look almost five decades ago is to be auctioned in Monte Carlo.
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- Hannah Ellis-Petersen
The latest Junkfood Cinema comes with a confession.
It’s true, I’ll admit it. A young, overzealous film nerd named Brian studying at a small Indiana college wrote and (partially) shot a movie that, in concept and story structure, largely plagiarized the forgotten 1986 teen actioner Never Too Young to Die. It’s not an easy confession to make, as stealing content is the cardinal sin any writer can commit. If internet incarnate could administer its own justice, such violators would be hanged from the hashtags in droves.
I wrote a horrendously terrible movie called The Campus Job, in which I, at age 20, also played a mob boss. Hold on to your film cans, because it gets worse from there. The plot, applying that term with reckless relativity, revolved around a financially strapped college kid who finds out his late father was not a dry cleaner as had been reported, but »
- Brian Salisbury
By Lee Pfeiffer
Director Sam Mendes brought the James Bond franchise to an all-time high in terms of critical acclaim and boxoffice receipts with the 2012 release of "Skyfall", which marked the 50th anniversary of the movie series. He then announced he would not be on board for the next 007 flick, "Spectre". However, after much negotiating (and presumably a boatload more money), Mendes relented and directed that film as well. While not enjoying the hype and response that "Skyfall" did, "Spectre" was also a major international hit grossing close to $900 million, outdone only by "Skyfall", which racked up a gross of $1.1 billion. Now Mendes says he won't direct the next Bond film- and this time he says he means it. Mendes has nothing but good things to say about working on two 007 blockbusters but says it's »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Cinema Retro)
The drumbeats are building. Tidings are on the wind. It may well be time once again to pass the torch and anoint the new. If reports are right, then the producers have finally gotten serious about it. There’s going to be a new James Bond. That is always technically true. From the moment you take the gig, you’ve got a ticking clock running down towards the moment you leave the part. Will you be George Lazenby, one and done? That’s got to be a particular fear. Timothy Dalton managed to squeeze out a second film as the character before he got shown the door. Pierce Brosnan held on long enough to make a mark, and Daniel Craig has done a terrific job of defining the character his own way, guaranteeing that we’ll talk about him when we talk about Sean Connery or Roger Moore. Like Doctor Who, »
- Drew McWeeny
If you, like plenty of other people, apparently, have thought Priyanka Chopra would make a good Bond girl, here’s what the Quantico star has to say to you: “I get that all the time. But f--k that — I wanna be Bond.” That’s how she responded when the topic of her being perfect for the part of one of 007’s ladies came up on set for Baywatch, according to a Complex cover story about the actress. Chopra made the leap from Bollywood to Hollywood with Quantico last year. The ABC TV series, renewed for a season 2, stars the Indian actress as a recruit at the FBI Academy in Quantico. In the upcoming Baywatch movie, she did get to play a gender-swapped part — her villain character was originally scripted to be a man. (Looks like the makers of Baywatch weren’t as concerned about their toy sales as Marvel.) Chopra »
- Emily Rome
In 2006, Daniel Craig brought his version of James Bond to life for the first time with Casino Royale. Now, ten years later, Craig has turned in four performances as Bond. And though he reportedly has a film or two left on his contract, the future is very uncertain as to whether or not he will return for a fifth and presumably final turn as 007. In fact, many signs point to Spectre being the last film in the Daniel Craig Bond era, for better or for worse. But we think he should come back for at least one more adventure, and finish what he started.
During the press tour for Spectre last year, Craig made it very clear that he was less than interested in playing the character again. Speaking with Britain's Time Out, just after filming on Spectre wrapped, Craig had this to say in regards to whether or not »
Australian actor, who starred in the 1969 film On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, says hiring Elba would be a good idea
The Australian, who starred in the 1969 film On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, said there would be “a lot of people scratching their head” if a black actor was cast as the character, created by Ian Fleming, but he believed hiring Elba would be a good idea.
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- Press Association
The Secret Of The Loch Set to Go Before the Cameras
Actor, producer, stunt man, radio host, 70mm camera operator, distributor, film preservationist and film authority extraordinaire Douglas Dunning is set to appear in The Secret of the Loch, a fantasy/adventure with former 007 star George Lazenby (he plays Captain Dunkirk), written produced and to be directed by Terry McGreal, wherein he plays a character known …
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- Jonathan Stryker
It's definite: Indiana Jones is returning to our screens in 2019. But Disney's announcements leaves a lot of questions behind...
This article contains spoilers for Star Wars - The Force Awakens and Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull
Who knew that was coming? You might have been wondering Disney would do with Lucasfilm's other big franchise since it acquired the rights from Paramount in 2013, but yesterday saw the unexpected announcement that 19th July 2019 will see Steven Spielberg direct Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones for the fifth time, a whole 11 years after the late, lamented fourth instalment, Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull.
The announcement has come relatively quickly on the heels of Star Wars - The Force Awakens, in which Ford was top-billed as Han Solo. The overwhelming success and, more importantly, good reception for that film will probably have been »
Re-enact the war against Skynet with the new Endoskeleton figure from Sideshow Collectibles and Hot Toys. Also: production details for Dead Rising: Endgame, a trailer for the horror thriller Chocolate Strawberry Vanilla, details on Laurene Landon (Maniac Cop 1 & 2) in Terror Tales, and the Scream Queen Stream.
Terminator: Genisys Figure: From Sideshow Collectibles: “In Terminator: Genisys, Judgment Day has arrived and more than 30 billion human lives have been lost in the attacks by Skynet. Survivors were captured and put into camps for extermination. In 2029, Human Resistance leader John Connor has led a final intense battle against Skynet and its menacing armies of Endoskeletons in order to eliminate the hellish artificial intelligence.
Sideshow and Hot Toys are pleased to officially present the new sixth scale Endoskeleton Collectible Figure from Terminator: Genisys.
The Endoskeleton collectible figure is specially crafted based on the image of the terrifying robot from the film. It features »
- Tamika Jones
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I will admit that one of the things I actually enjoy at the start of every year is looking at “best of” lists for the year before, especially those that deal with my two favorite topics; music and movies.
For me, the big event of 2015 was the release of the new James Bond film Spectre. The Bond films have been one of my guilty pleasures since I was a teen, I even enjoyed the Roger Moore ones, where Bond was transformed into more of a comic-book (in a bad way) hero than the world’s most badass secret agent. Some kids collected super-hero stuff; I collected James Bond and Ian Fleming memorabilia.
Even though Spectre just missed making the top 10 in terms of box-office receipts (it came in at number 11), many people categorically stated that the latest Bond was “officially not a hit.” They have »
- The Hollywood News
In no time, our hero has to contend with a rogue cop killer, a beautiful Southern runaway serial killer and his corrupt police captain boss blackmailing him. But only one of the cases leads him to an ending of universal truth. Mystical Cop. Deadly Force. Champion of People. Beck’s Hunter is all that and more in this moving thriller that will keep audiences on the edge of their seats. Hunter has a quick draw and a heart of gold.
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During the filming of Australia’s first martial arts movie, director Brian Trenchard-Smith set himself on fire to prove a point. Starring Jimmy Wang Yu and George Lazenby, the Man from Hong Kong holds up well
The song jazzing up the opening credits of the director Brian Trenchard-Smith’s highly energetic 1975 action movie The Man from Hong Kong is British pop group Jigsaw’s disco tune Sky High. The chorus crescendos with the words “you’ve blown it all sky high,” which might as well be an anthem for the film-maker’s colourful career – forged in the fire of SFX-laden genre pics of the ’70s and ’80s, including Turkey Shoot, Dead End Drive-In and Stunt Rock.
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- Luke Buckmaster
Numerous prominent stars from the James Bond films will be appearing this weekend at the Hollywood Collector's Show at Lax. James Bond himself, George Lazenby, will be there as well as some of the loveliest Bond ladies including Lana Wood, Luciana Paluzzi, Maryam d'Abo, Tanya Roberts, Diana Lee Hsu, Valerie Leon and Britt Ekland. For info and tickets click here. »
- email@example.com (Cinema Retro)
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