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Robert Davi At "Licence To Kill" Screening, Hollywood, August 23

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By Todd Garbarini

Laemmle’s NoHo 7 Theatre in Los Angeles will be presenting a Digital Cinema Package (Dcp) screening of John Glen’s 1989 James Bond outing Licence to Kill. The 133-minute film, which stars Timothy Dalton in his second and final stint as 007, also features Cary Lowell, Robert Davi, Anthony Zerbe, and Desmond Llewelyn. Director Glen also helmed For Your Eyes Only (1981), Octopussy (1983), A View to a Kill (1985), and The Living Daylights (1987).

Licence to Kill will be screened on Thursday, August 23, 2018 at 7:30 pm.

Please Note: At press time, Licence to Kill actor Robert Davi will participate in a Q&A after the screening at the NoHo on Thursday, August 23.

The NoHo 7 Theatre is located at 5240 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood, CA. The phone number is (310) 478 – 3836.

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Blu-ray Review – Black Water (2018)

Black Water, 2018.

Directed by Pasha Patriki.

Starring Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dolph Lundgren, Patrick Kilpatrick, Jasmine Waltz, Kris Van Damme, Al Sapienza, and Courtney B Turk.

Synopsis:

An undercover operative wakes up on board a submarine that officially does not exist.

Black Water sees two of the world’s greatest ever action movie stars teaming up to fight wave after wave of goons, dodge an infinite number of bullets and try to escape the from… wait for it… a submarine – what a time to be alive! Alright, those two action stars are Jean-Claude Van Damme (Kickboxer/Death Warrant) and Dolph Lundgren (Red Scorpion/Rocky IV) who have appeared together in quite a few movies now and, with all due respect, are slightly past their peak when it comes to performing fight scenes and stunts, as is evident here. However, Black Water does bring back the tried-and-tested ‘Die Hard in a…’ formula,
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Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami director Sophie Fiennes on the real Grace Jones

Grace Jones has been an enigmatic performer for decades. Whether you know her from her music, or from her acting roles in Conan the Destroyer, A View to a Kill, Vamp or Boomerang, the mystery and unknown have been central to her mystique. Jones reveals herself in the documentary Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami. Filmmaker Sophie Fiennes, who has been friends with Jones for 15 years, filmed her recording and performing, while opening up on camera in between. Fiennes spoke with Monsters and Critics by phone this week before Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami opened. The film is in theaters […]

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‘Everest’ Director Baltasar Kormákurs Opens New Production Studio in Iceland

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‘Everest’ Director Baltasar Kormákurs Opens New Production Studio in Iceland
Further cementing his country’s position as a major filming destination, Icelandic director Baltasar Kormákur, along with his Rvk Studios production banner, has opened a film studio as the first step toward the launch of the Reykjavik Studios, a planned 215,000-square-foot complex of multiple film-related companies.

The studio, pictured above, a 15-minute drive from central Reykjavík, includes a large soundproof stage as well as open-plan production spaces. The next phase of construction will add private offices, dressing and wardrobe rooms, meeting areas, sun decks, cafeterias and parking, making it one of the largest production studios in Scandinavia.

Kormákur has spent the last two years on the project, guided by the mantra that these are “facilities set up by filmmakers for filmmakers.” He hopes the new venture will become a haven for creative industries, including film, television, art, music, design and fashion. It is planned to include a residential area along with hotels and other services.
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Grace Jones on New Doc 'Bloodlight and Bami,' Space Concerts and Twerking Lessons

Grace Jones on New Doc 'Bloodlight and Bami,' Space Concerts and Twerking Lessons
She's been a Grammy nominee and a disco glamazon, a supermodel and a slave to the rhythm, a Bond femme fatale and Conan the Barbarian's cohort, a style icon and a Studio 54 habitué. She is Grace Jones, and this tall, fearsome Jamaican remains an instantly recognizable celebrity and a fertile creative force. But director Sophie Fiennes' immersive and intimate documentary, Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami, reveals a side of the artist rarely glimpsed by her legions of fans: unguarded, tender, down-home, vulnerable. Rather than follow the standard cradle-to-comeback trajectory of a music biodoc,
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Official Us Trailer for 'Grace Jones: Bloodlight & Bami' Documentary

"Did you ever think that Grace would be a movie star?" "Sure, baby." Kino Lorber has revealed a brand new, full-length official Us trailer for the documentary Grace Jones: Bloodlight & Bami, from director Sophie Fiennes, which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival last year and already opened in Europe last fall. Originally titled Grace Jones - The Musical of My Life, the film tells the life story of artist/dancer/actor Grace Jones, who some may recognize as May Day from A View to a Kill, though her career is much more diverse ranging from dance to art to music and much more. Described as an "electrifying journey through the public and private worlds of pop culture mega-icon Grace Jones contrasts musical sequences with intimate personal footage, all the while brimming with Jones’s bold aesthetic." The first two trailers didn't show much, but this one finally gives us a
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Blu-ray Review – The Howling (1981)

The Howling, 1981.

Directed by Joe Dante.

Starring Dee Wallace, Christopher Stone, Patrick Macnee, Robert Picardo, Dick Miller, John Carradine, Elisabeth Brooks, Dennis Dugan, Belinda Belaski, and Kevin McCarthy.

Synopsis:

A female reporter is attacked by a notorious murderer so to get over her trauma she is sent to The Colony for relaxation. And then her problems really begin…

After meeting up with notorious killer Eddie ‘The Mangler’ Quist (Robert PicardoStar Trek: Voyager) in a dark porno theatre as part of a police sting, television reporter Karen White (Dee WallaceE.T./The Lords of Salem) starts to experience strange visions, resulting in her distancing herself from husband Bill Neill (Christopher StoneCujo) and being unable to do her job. On the advice of her doctor George Waggner (Patrick MacneeA View to a Kill), Karen and Bill are sent to The Colony, Waggner’s coastal retreat where Karen is advised
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The James Bond movies' special relationship with America

Mark Harrison Sep 19, 2017

Kingsman pulls the leg of the James Bond series - but how have the 007 films put across the relationship between Britain and the USA?

When Matthew Vaughn's Kingsman: The Secret Service exploded into cinemas in 2015, it gave the iconic James Bond franchise much the same irreverent treatment that the director's previous Mark Millar adaptation, Kick-Ass, gave to comic book movies. Reviews focused on how the film recontextualised the familiar 007 tropes of guns, girls and gadgets through the lens of class, identity and that notorious final bum note.

In the sequel, Eggsy and the Kingsmen run up against a crime syndicate known as the Golden Circle with a little help from their American cousins, the Statesmen. It neatly shows us that American iconography plays much the same role for their opposite numbers, that liquor-themed codenames will stand in for Arthurian monikers, and most accurately of all, that
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Another Trailer for Documentary on 'Grace Jones: Bloodlight & Bami'

"Been around the block too many times..." A brand new, full-length trailer has debuted for Sophie Fiennes' documentary Grace Jones: Bloodlight & Bami, which is premiering at the Toronto Film Festival this weekend. Originally titled Grace Jones - The Musical of My Life, the film tells the life story of artist/dancer/actor Grace Jones, who some may recognize as May Day from A View to a Kill, though her career is much more diverse ranging from dance to art to music and much more. Described as an "observational portrait" and "cinema verité-style film", the doc film combines intimate personal footage with unique staged musical sequences to give us a look at both her public and private life. This trailer shows more than the first teaser trailer, but it's still very short and ends rather abruptly. I'm still curious to see this film! Take a look below. Here's the
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Atomic Blondes of Film and TV

This week Charlize Theron heads up Atomic Blonde. Set in 1980’s Berlin, the film tells the story of Lorraine Broughton, an MI6 agent tasked with tracking down a highly sought after list of double agents. It’s a neon-soaked, action-noir thriller directed by David Leitch, one half of the John Wick directing dream team. Lorraine is a lady who knows how to handle herself. With Charlize channelling her inner Keanu, the old co-stars actually trained together; she demonstrates that she can most definitely hold her own. She’s not the first kick-ass blonde to grace our screens though, and it got us thinking about our other favourite atomic blondes…

He-Man

Potentially the first atomic blond, Dolph Lundgren burst onto the scene in the 1980’s with back-to-back roles in A View to a Kill and Rocky IV. However, in these films he’s a supporting player. In order for him to
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Daniel Craig Reportedly Signing On For Two More James Bond Films

The other week, we learned that Bond 25 Aka Shatterhand was finally a go, with a release date pencilled in for November 2019. With that came the unconfirmed but probably reliable report that Daniel Craig will return for the film as well, marking his fifth time in the role of James Bond. If a new rumor is to be believed, however, it looks like the actor may be staying on board the franchise a bit longer than we initially thought.

According to The Sun (via FemaleFirst), Bond producer Barbara Broccoli has managed to convince Craig to stay on for two more outings. This will come as a surprise to anyone who’s followed the actor’s love/hate relationship with the part over the years. Infamously, he once joked that he would rather “slit his wrists” than suit up again, though he later explained that he was just feeling fatigued by
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First Festival Trailer for Documentary 'Grace Jones: Bloodlight & Bami'

"You have to be a high-flyin' bitch sometimes!" An official trailer has arrived online for Sophie Fiennes' new documentary Grace Jones: Bloodlight & Bami, which will be premiering at the Toronto Film Festival coming up next month. Originally titled Grace Jones - The Musical of My Life, the film tells the life story of artist/dancer/actor Grace Jones, who some may recognize as May Day from A View to a Kill, though her career is much more diverse than that. Described as an "observational portrait", "cinema verité-style film", the doc combines intimate personal footage with unique staged musical sequences to give us a look at both her public and private life. This trailer doesn't show much footage, but I am very curious about it, there's something fierce about Grace Jones that's particularly alluring. I'm looking forward to seeing this doc soon. Here's the first festival trailer for Sophie Fiennes
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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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Film Feature: HollywoodChicago.com Remembers Roger Moore as Bond, James Bond

Chicago – “Shaken, Not Stirred.” “Bond, James Bond.” “Jaws.” All the Bond iconography was celebrated by the actor who portrayed him in the most films, and the longest time period. Sir Roger Moore brought a suave and quipping Jb to the filmgoers of the 1970s and ‘80s, so the film writers of HollywoodChicago.com – Jon Espino, Patrick McDonald and Spike Walters – bring essays in honor of their favorite Roger Moore Bond films.

Roger Moore Strikes a Familiar Pose as James Bond

Photo credit: Eon Productions

The roguish Moore portrayed Britain’s most famous spy with a air of sophistication and humor, eschewing the harder edge that the first Bond, Sean Connery, had established. From the first film, “Live and Let Die” (1972) to 13 years later with “A View to a Kill,” Moore defined Bond for a generation of 1970s and ‘80s filmgoers. Read the full HollywoodChicago.com obituary by clicking here.

Jon Espino,
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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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Sir Roger Moore Passes Away

It was announced on Twitter yesterday that Sir Roger Moore, the third actor to play James Bond for Eon Productions, has passed away in Switzerland after losing a battle with cancer. According to his family, there will be a private memorial held in Monaco.

Source: Twitter

Sir Roger Moore was the first James Bond I was exposed to. While I was aware of Sean Connery's work as Bond, being that there were more Roger Moore Bond films out when I was a kid meant that most replays of Bond movies on television were of Roger Moore's version of the character. At the time, I wasn't much of a fan because the films felt silly. I didn't realize until growing up that that was the mood that Roger Moore was trying to create with those films. Here is a quote from Mr. Moore explaining his thoughts on James Bond.

"To me,
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James Bond Actors Pay Tribute to Sir Roger Moore

James Bond Actors Pay Tribute to Sir Roger Moore
The world lost a legend today, as Sir Roger Moore, the man who played 007 in seven James Bond movies, passed away after losing a battle with cancer. Moore, who was 89 years old, was the man who played the character for the longest and brought a very distinct style to the role of Bond. Now, his fellow James Bond stars have released statements, paying tribute to the late actor.

Roger Moore famously took over the lead role in the James Bond franchise following Sean Connery's departure once he completed Diamonds are Forever. Despite Connery's mixed feelings toward the producers of the franchise, he never harbored ill will for Roger Moore and released a statement to Entertainment Weekly following the news of his passing. Here's what he had to say.

"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.
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Roger Moore Remembered: How His Light Touch Made Him the Most Enduring Bond

Roger Moore Remembered: How His Light Touch Made Him the Most Enduring Bond
The passing of Sir Roger Moore at 89 marks the first James Bond to do so. And the response from one of my sons was telling: “James Bond can’t die — he’s immortal.”

That sentiment will be shared by many Bond fans, particularly the generation that grew up with Moore in the ’70s and ’80s. Moore, who embraced the lighter side of Ian Fleming’s superspy, was also the most enduring, making a record seven franchise movies: “Live And Let Die” (1973), “The Man With The Golden Gun” (1974), “The Spy Who Loved Me” (1977), “Moonraker” (1979), “For Your Eyes Only” (1981), “Octopussy” (1983), and “A View To A Kill (1985).”

While Sean Connery defined Bond as uber-cool and free-spirited (he enjoyed killing as much as shagging), Moore redefined him as devil may care to disarm the baddies. The first Bond to hail from London, Moore’s Bond wasn’t in it for the spying, he was
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Iconic James Bond Actor Sir Roger Moore Has Passed Away at Age 89

"I enjoy being a highly overpaid actor." He was the James Bond that I grew up with, and adored even more than Sean Connery. We're sad to report that English actor Sir Roger Moore has passed away today at age 89. His death was announced by his family on Twitter after Moore had an unsuccessful battle with cancer. Moore's last Bond movie was A View to a Kill in 1985, and ever since then he has been appearing in various smaller roles but nothing too big, including a few appearances as himself in movies like Incompatibles and The Carer. Moore was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 2003 for "services to charity", and also became a Unicef ambassador in his later years. He starred in a total of seven James Bond movies from 1973 to 1985. Here's the official announcement from Moore's own Twitter account, along with a few other remembrances: With the heaviest of hearts,
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Roger Moore Dies: Celebrities React to the Death of Their Favorite James Bond

Roger Moore Dies: Celebrities React to the Death of Their Favorite James Bond
The film community is mourning the loss of Roger Moore. The British actor, best known for playing James Bond, passed away on Tuesday in Switzerland after a short battle with cancer. Moore’s children, Deborah, Geoffrey and Christian, confirmed the news via Twitter. The actor was 89.

“The love with which he was surrounded in his final days was so great it cannot be quantified in words alone,” read the statement. “We know our own love and admiration will be magnified many times over, across the world, by people who knew him for his films, his television shows and his passionate work for Unicef which he considered to be his greatest achievement.”

Read More: Roger Moore, Iconic James Bond Actor, Dead at 89

Moore was the third actor to play the famous spy, after Sean Connery and George Lazenby. He starred in seven Bond movies between 1973 and 1985, including “Live and Let Die
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