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17 items from 2015


The Evolution of James Bond

21 April 2015 9:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Code number 007 is on the mind of fans as they anticipate the new Bond film which is expected to be released this year.

Commander James Bond, Cmg, Rn is a fictional character created by novelist and British journalist Ian Fleming in 1952. Bond is a Secret Service agent who is a composite based upon a number of commandos known by Ian Fleming during his service in the Naval Intelligence Division during World War II. The character’s name was appropriated by Fleming from American ornithologist James Bond. The code number 007 is from one of the key achievements of British naval intelligence, breaking the German diplomatic code in World War I.

Fleming’s fiction character appeared in a series of twelve novels, two short story collections, a number of continuation novels, and over twenty Bond films. Spanning more than half of a century, there have been several actors who played James Bond on the big screen. »

- Gary Collinson

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James Bond 007: revisiting The Spy Who Loved Me

12 April 2015 6:15 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

The underwater car, the terrifying henchman and perhaps the most iconic opening scene of all time. The Spy Who Loved Me is a cracker...

And so we arrive at the best Epic Bond of the lot. A great big chocolate fudge sundae of a film with extra waffles and butterscotch ice cream. It begins by making a parachute iconic and cracks on from there. Boasts a henchman, car and girl to rival Goldfinger, and a villainous scheme even more deranged than You Only Live Twice. Nuclear Armageddon meets Finding Nemo – what’s not to like? Hops around the globe without losing its direction. Never once stops trying to please the audience. Never fails to.

The Villain: Overshadowed by his henchman. Stromberg isn’t a terrible antagonist but he hardly sets the pulse racing. Comes across a bit Blofeld-lite: (I Can’t Believe it’s not Blofeld!) Spectre were supposed to »

- simonbrew

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Toretto, Dom Toretto: How Fast & Furious owes James Bond

8 April 2015 1:24 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Simon Columb on Fast & Furious and its debt to James Bond…

With the release of Fast and Furious 7 last week, it’s worth noting the key influences so far. Almost every escapade has actively appreciated the globe-trotting, explosive-heavy, expertly-produced James Bond series – and the seventh instalment is no different…

This is “007-style shit”, says Roman (Tyrese Gibson) in Fast & Furious 6 when introduced to a new task. In fact, he’d have to look a little earlier to see how big an influence James Bond has been. I’d go further and argue that the suave spy’s fifty-years of espionage is the biggest influence on the entire series so far. The initial set-up in The Fast and the Furious, with Brian (Paul Walker) as Bond (the undercover rogue-cop who can’t-be-contained) is merely scratching the surface as, film-by-film, the inspiration is clearer and we are more aware of »

- Simon Columb

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‘Little Boy’ and Me: What My Next Movie Teaches About Race, Stereotypes (Guest Blog)

30 March 2015 4:36 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

I’ve been blessed to have a great career as an actor in Hollywood. You may have seen me in “Star Trek: The Next Generation,”  “The Last Emperor” and even the James Bond film “License To Kill.” So why would I bother to write an article like this for my latest film, “Little Boy?” Because it’s a film that is special to me because it represents a turning point in my career, my arriving at what I consider the halfway mark in my work in Hollywood and a chance to see where I’ve come from and where my work is going, »

- Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa

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New "Penny Dreadful" - Season 2 Footage

22 March 2015 7:43 PM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek more new footage from Season 2 of the Showtime horror TV series "Penny Dreadful", starring Eva Green ("Casino Royale"), Josh Hartnett ("Black Hawk Down") and Timothy Dalton ("Licence To Kill"), premiering April 26, 2015:

"...'Vanessa' (Green) and 'Ethan' (Hartnett) form a deeper bond as the group, including 'Sir Malcolm' (Dalton), 'Dr. Frankenstein' (Harry Treadaway), and 'Sembene' (Danny Sapani), unite to banish the evil forces that threaten to destroy them.

"Meanwhile, 'Dorian Gray' (Reeve Carney), the 'Creature' (Rory Kinnear) and 'Brona' (Billie Piper) are all waging battles of their own."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Penny Dreadful: Season 2"...

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- Michael Stevens

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More "Penny Dreadful" Season 2 Footage

15 March 2015 7:00 AM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek more new footage from Season 2 of the Showtime horror TV series "Penny Dreadful", starring Eva Green ("Casino Royale"), Josh Hartnett ("Black Hawk Down") and Timothy Dalton ("Licence To Kill"), premiering April 26, 2015:

"...'Vanessa' (Green) and 'Ethan' (Hartnett) form a deeper bond as the group, including 'Sir Malcolm' (Dalton), 'Dr. Frankenstein' (Harry Treadaway), and 'Sembene' (Danny Sapani), unite to banish the evil forces that threaten to destroy them.

"Meanwhile, 'Dorian Gray' (Reeve Carney), the 'Creature' (Rory Kinnear) and 'Brona' (Billie Piper) are all waging battles of their own."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Penny Dreadful: Season 2"...

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- Michael Stevens

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"Penny Dreadful" - Season 2 Footage

9 March 2015 11:16 AM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek more new footage from Season 2 of the Showtime horror TV series "Penny Dreadful", starring Eva Green ("Casino Royale"), Josh Hartnett ("Black Hawk Down") and Timothy Dalton ("Licence To Kill"), premiering April 26, 2015:

"...'Vanessa' (Green) and 'Ethan' (Hartnett) form a deeper bond as the group, including 'Sir Malcolm' (Dalton), 'Dr. Frankenstein' (Harry Treadaway), and 'Sembene' (Danny Sapani), unite to banish the evil forces that threaten to destroy them.

"Meanwhile, 'Dorian Gray' (Reeve Carney), the 'Creature' (Rory Kinnear) and 'Brona' (Billie Piper) are all waging battles of their own."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Penny Dreadful: Season 2"...

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- Michael Stevens

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James Bond 007: revisiting You Only Live Twice

7 March 2015 8:29 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Arguably the first 'epic' James Bond film, we look back at You Only Live Twice, starring Mr Sean Connery...

This one's big. So big it exerts a gravitational pull, orbited by numerous pop culture satellites, sketch shows and 90% of Austin Powers. Has some nice little moments and memorable big moments. Shame about the bits inbetween. A film that I loved as a child and find increasingly flawed. Characters so two-dimensional you could stick them to the fridge, writing that dips into laziness and is occasionally outright indolent. Plus Connery looks bored by the whole thing.

The Villain: It seems perverse to label one of the great villains of cinema a disappointment. And, despite several incarnations, there’s no denying this Blofeld, Pleasance’s Blofeld, is still seen as the archetype. The cat, the baldness, the scar, the lack of stature have all entered into (pop) cultural lore. Yet I find »

- simonbrew

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The Voice UK spoilers: Who's battling it out this weekend?

3 March 2015 8:47 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

We've already had one episode of Battles on The Voice UK and it got pretty dramatic, so who knows what could happen this weekend? There are still 12 pairs of acts waiting to step into the ring in an attempt to make it through to the Knockouts (or at least get stolen by another coach).

Read on to find out who you'll see battling this weekend - and what they'll be singing (complete with pictures of the battles themselves)...

Team Will

Stephen Cornwell vs Jake Shakeshaft

Song: 'Every Teardrop is a Waterfall' - Coldplay

Remind me who they are! Stephen won over Rita Ora with his muscles but Will snapped him up after his rendition of 5 Seconds of Summer's 'She Looks So Perfect'; Jake, on the other hand, impressed the coaches with his name and, more importantly, his Ed Sheeran cover.

Sheena McHugh vs Hollie Barrie

Song: 'Sisters Are Doing It »

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Power Rangers fan film producer releases new James Bond animated short

3 March 2015 1:19 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The man behind Power/Rangers (which became a huge hit last week) didn’t wait long to drop his next project. And this time, he’s taking on James Bond.

In Service of Nothing is the latest part of Shankar’s Bootleg Universe which has also seen fan films made about The Punisher, Venom and Judge Dredd. The short sees James Bond in his Sean Connery younger days as a flashback, with Bond trying to find a place for himself in this brave new world.

“I always wondered what would happen to the Ian Fleming James Bond in today’s world,” Shankar told Deadline. “He was an alcoholic, reckless guy with Mommy issues and has the same instincts as a serial killer, and if you revoke his License to Kill, what would he become? This is not the kind of person that you give a gold watch to. He’s a highly weaponized guy, »

- Luke Owen

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The Voice UK: Here is Sir Tom Jones' team in full

22 February 2015 4:00 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Sir Tom Jones is an old hand at The Voice UK now - he's four series in, after all. But he still waited until the penultimate act before completing his team! Read on for your round-up of the 12 contestants batting for Team Tom...

1. Cai Williams

Age: 34

From: Blaenavon, South Wales, but lives on the Gower, Swansea

Blind audition song: 'Licence To Kill' - Gladys Knight

What you need to know: Cai is a model with 3,000 Instagram followers who says he's often compared to a young Sir Tom! Sir Tom, meanwhile, praised his "powerful" voice.

2. Claudia Rose

Age: 17

From: Cork

Blind audition song: 'Love You I Do' - Jennifer Hudson

What you need to know: Claudia was once in a girl band that won Cork's Got Talent! Sir Tom battled hard with Ricky to win her and eventually did when he described her as a "powerhouse".

3. Daniel Duke

Age: 24

From: Banbridge, »

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Of Human “Bond”-age: Top Ten Actors That Had Played James Bond

20 February 2015 2:59 AM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Sure, there have been countless articles detailing the debonair men that portrayed the world’s most famous superspy in Ian Fleming’s creation of Agent 007 (a.k.a James Bond). And of course there have been many debates arguing who is considered the best Bond of them all (yes…I concur with the majority of the Sean Connery census that he is the ideal licensed to kill Lothario of them all). Plus, the listing of who’s the better Bond from top to bottom is always a lively discussion among Agent 007 aficionados.

Well, here is one more list to join the fray in terms of examining the actors that carried the action-packed load in bringing Fleming’s dashing Danger Man into the forefront of adventure, mystery, travel and romance. In Of Human “Bond”-age: Top Ten Actors That Had Played James Bond we will take a look at the actors »

- Frank Ochieng

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Why True Lies 2 never happened

3 February 2015 8:07 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

James Cameron and Arnold Schwarzenegger scored a big hit with True Lies. And yet, despite rumours, they never made True Lies 2...

Upon its release in 1994, James Cameron's True Lies was said to be the film to put whatever nails needed putting in the coffin of the James Bond series. It was an easy conclusion to reach at the time, not least because 007 had been in limbo since 1989's Licence To Kill. Of course, 1995's GoldenEye would, not for the last time, see Bond reinvent itself to cope with more modern threats (as Daniel Craig's Bond has done in the Jason Bourne era).

True Lies, however, was all set up to launch a brand new spy series. It gave Arnold Schwarzenegger a slightly different role, and a very sturdy horse, and Cameron proved that he was the director who could get the most out of him.

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- simonbrew

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The Voice UK: Sharon, The Mac Bros - Who had the best audition?

31 January 2015 12:40 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

The Voice UK is in its fourth week of blind auditions and things are getting serious. Well, sort of. I mean, there was still time for Sir Tom Jones and Ricky Wilson to gush about their blossoming bromance. But not much time, because fifteen acts tried to get those chairs spinning in tonight's show.

Ten of them made it through, too, making this a pretty packed instalment of blind auditions - but who made the biggest impression? Who will we be excited about seeing in the next round? Read on to find out what we thought of this week's auditionees...

1. Sharon Murphy

Song: 'Forever Young' - Bob Dylan

Team: Team Tom (Ricky also turned)

Sharon hasn't had the easiest of lives; she opened up in her pre-audition video about growing up in an orphanage and experiencing racism. She said that music is a "real solace" for her and wow, »

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The Definitive Movies of 1995

30 January 2015 8:01 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

20. Dead Man Walking

Directed by: Tim Robbins

Susan Sarandon earned herself an Oscar for her work in “Dead Man Walking,” a film directed by her then husband, Tim Robbins. She plays Sister Prejean, a nun who befriends a death row inmate named Matthew (Oscar nominated Sean Penn) as they confide in one another and build a convincing relationship as the days and hours tick down until his execution. Robbins intercuts the scenes with Sarandon and Penn with moments of the actual crime taking place, creating a storytelling rift that both supports and contradicts moments within the film, creating two very carefully drawn and developed characters. In addition to visiting him regularly, Prejean begins the crusade to find him a lawyer to make an appeal, doing all she can to delay his sentence being carried out. But, as she meets the families of the victims, she finds herself torn between right »

- Joshua Gaul

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The Voice UK: Get all the details of Saturday's blind auditions

29 January 2015 5:25 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

It's week four of blind auditions on The Voice and the show ain't messing around - we're getting fifteen acts taking to the stage this week in a bid to win an all-important chair spin from the coaches.

And if you want to know a little bit more about those 15 hopefuls, you're in luck, because we have all their pictures, song details and info. Read on for everything you need to know before Saturday night...

1. Tim Arnold - 39, London

Song: 'Running Up That Hill' - Kate Bush

What you need to know: Tim's mum is Polly Perkins who played Rose Cotton in EastEnders - June Brown is a close family friend. Tim also had a taste of success with Britpop band Jocasta in the '90s, but they were dropped on the day their album came out (way harsh). He's still working on music and recently recorded with Gary Kemp. »

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Nascar Driver Kurt Busch Testifies That Ex-Girlfriend Patricia Driscoll Is a Trained Assassin

15 January 2015 4:42 AM, PST | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

License to kill? Nascar driver Kurt Busch testified in court on Tuesday, Jan. 13, that he believes his ex-girlfriend Patricia Driscoll is a trained assassin. According to the Associated Press, Busch, 36, made the revelation while on the stand during a hearing over Driscoll's request for a protection order she filed against him. Per the AP, Busch said Driscoll, 37, told him she was a hired killer who traveled all over the world. He even recounted one alleged incident when, during a trip to El Paso, Texas, [...] »

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