SPECTRE passes $750M worldwide

November 30th, 2015 by

The US Thanksgiving weekend saw SPECTRE pull in some decent numbers with a 15% drop compared to the previous weekend, according to Forbes. Adding another $12.8 million in the domestic market over the weekend, SPECTRE has now earned $176.1 million in North America, where Forbes predicts the film is set to earn $215 million. While that is […]

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SPECTRE box office now stands at $677M worldwide

November 23rd, 2015 by

This weekend saw SPECTRE exceed $677 million worldwide, having taken $524 internationally and $153 million in the domestic North American market. In North America the latest James Bond movie slipped into second place this weekend, behind The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2. The domestic take of SPECTRE is estimated to have dropped to $14.6 million, down from $35.4 million last weekend and $71.3 […]

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Review: The Bluffer’s Guide to Bond

November 19th, 2015 by

Although not expecting much from this slender volume, it turns out to over-deliver. A handy pocket companion for all Bond fans. Buy from Amazon UK or Amazon.com. Back in the 1980s I once bought a Bluffer’s Guide. It was fun, but very superficial.  Short. It covered modern art, just a sentence or two for each […]

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James Bond 007: The Ultimate Sticker Collection reviewed

November 18th, 2015 by

Guest author Edward Biddulph revisits his childhood with the James Bond 007: Ultimate Sticker Collection from Dorling Kindersley. Buy from Amazon UK or Amazon.com I don’t know about you, but when I was young, I loved collecting Panini football stickers every four years when the World Cup was on. Saving up my pocket money to buy […]

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Review: A Close Look at A View To A Kill

November 17th, 2015 by

By the time A View To A Kill was released in 1985 I was over 007. The last James Bond movie I’d seen on the big screen was For Your Eyes Only (1981) and by the time Octopussy came out two years later I decided to stick with the Connery films and the books. Available from […]

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Podcast 001: Questions and comments on SPECTRE

November 17th, 2015 by

Recently I asked readers of to leave an audio message for me with a question or comment about SPECTRE. Thanks to everyone who got involved in this experiment, which you can listen to below:

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SPECTRE exceeds $500 million worldwide

November 16th, 2015 by

SPECTRE is estimated to have grossed $543.8 million worldwide by Sunday according to figures reported this morning. In North America the film has now taken $130 million, with the box office for its second week estimated at $35.40 million, down from $71.3 million in the opening weekend. Internationally SPECTRE is now on release in 92 territories and earned $152 million over the […]

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The legacy of Goldeneye

November 13th, 2015 by

Released in 1995, Goldeneye proved to be a key entry in the James Bond series. Among the various reasons for its importance, not least was ensuring 007’s survival. The film heralded many changes for the James Bond series. First of all Goldeneye introduced a new James Bond in the shape of Pierce Brosnan. It also introduced a female […]

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Daniel Craig and Sam Mendes talk SPECTRE [video]

November 12th, 2015 by

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A review of the 24th James Bond movie, SPECTRE

November 12th, 2015 by

The latest James Bond cinema outing, SPECTRE, has received almost universal critical acclaim, so I am taking my life in my hands by offering here a completely contrary view. I saw the film with my wife, yesterday; she very much enjoyed it – I thought it amongst the worst films I have seen. I say […]

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