SPECTRE box office update as Star Wars exceeds $500M within days of release

December 21st, 2015 by

SPECTRE added another $7.8 million to its worldwide take this weekend to put it on a total of $836 million globally. That puts it well behind Skyfall’s $1.1 billion take, but as mentioned before, that benefited from exception circumstances. The big box office news of the week though was the new Star Wars film, The Force Awakens, […]

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Aerobatic Heli Pilot Chuck Aaron Stunt Flying for SPECTRE [Video]

December 17th, 2015 by

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The Nation’s Favourite Bond Song on ITV tonight

December 17th, 2015 by

For over 50 years, the James Bond films have provided us with some of the most memorable and exciting songs in movie history. This 90 minute special tells the stories behind 20 of the very best as it counts down to The Nation’s Favourite Bond Song – which has come out on top in an […]

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SPECTRE tops $820M worldwide

December 14th, 2015 by

The latest box office figures provided by Rentrak now put SPECTRE’s estimated earnings in excess of €820 million worldwide. This last week saw the latest Bond film gross $16.9 million to make it the global number 5. The previous week SPECTRE earned $28.4 million as third highest grossing movie worldwide. Earnings internationally were $12.9 million (down […]

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Review: Blood, Sweat and Bond

December 11th, 2015 by

When I recently received a review copy of Blood Sweat and Bond: behind the scenes of SPECTRE it was a while before I was able to take a proper look.  Available online from Amazon UK and Amazon.com Normally it goes something like this. I pick up a package from the post office, drive home and unwrap […]

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SPECTRE Q&A with Bond websites and bloggers

December 10th, 2015 by

Now SPECTRE has been in cinemas for more than a month in most territories I asked a number of prominent Bond websites, blogs and Twitter users some questions about the latest Bond film. Read below to find out what they had to say. Last year, just prior to the official announcement the 24th addition to the […]

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Thunderball at 50: an appreciation

December 9th, 2015 by

1965 was a turning point for James Bond. As well as seeing the publication of Ian Fleming’s last full-length novel, it also saw the self proclaimed “biggest Bond of all” hit the big screen. And in between the publication of The Man With The Golden Gun in April and the release of Thunderball in December, as Bondmania was reaching its […]

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SPECTRE closes in on $800M worldwide

December 7th, 2015 by

The weekend’s estimated box office take, released by Rentrak yesterday, puts SPECTRE just short of $800 million globally.  The 24th Bond film weighed in at $28.4 million worldwide over the weekend, putting in in the number three spot. However in the US/Canadian domestic market it fell to $5.4 million, putting it into fourth place. To date […]

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OHMSS actor Gabriele Ferzetti dies aged 90

December 3rd, 2015 by

It has been announced that Gabriele Ferzetti, who played as Marc-Ange Draco in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service opposite George Lazenby, died yesterday at the age of 90. A prominent figure in Italian cinema frin the 1950s on, Ferzetti’s first leading role came in 1950 in the film Lo Zappatore. He portrayed Puccini twice in 1953 […]

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Robert Harling’s memoir of Ian Fleming

December 3rd, 2015 by

Robert Harling’s recently published memoir of Ian Fleming sheds further light on James Bond’s creator. Buy from Amazon UK One book that seems to have largely flown beneath the radar over the last few weeks is Robert Harling’s personal memoir of Ian Fleming. Harling was a typographer, designer, journalist and novelist who knew Fleming well. They […]

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