Review: Some Kind of Hero

January 27th, 2016 by

A truly comprehensive look at the James Bond films that belongs on every Bond fan’s bookshelf. Available from Amazon UK and Amazon.com After receiving a copy of Some Kind of Hero: The remarkable history of the James Bond films my first response was to joke on Twitter that I’d be using it as a door stop. What struck […]

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DB10 among SPECTRE memorabilia for sale at charity auction in February

January 22nd, 2016 by

Bond fans with deep pockets get the chance to own an Aston Martin DB10 in an exclusive auction of SPECTRE props.  To celebrate the home entertainment release of SPECTRE, 24 lots of James Bond memorabilia, including SPECTRE’s Aston Martin DB10, will be auctioned off for charity at Christie’s in February. The online-only sale will offer […]

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The Unlovable James Bond [BFI Video]

January 21st, 2016 by

The British Film Institute has put out a short video documentary looking at James Bond’s relationship with women and how it has developed over the film series. You can watch the 11 minute video by clicking the play button above, and it can be watched in full screen mode by clicking the square in the […]

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Designing 007 headed for Paris

January 20th, 2016 by

Following a spell in Mexico City it has now been revealed the next destination for the Designing 007 exhibition is Paris.  Designing 007: Fifty Years of Bond Style will open in Paris on 16th April 2016. The exhibition first opened in London in 2012 and since then has toured cities that include Toronto, Shanghai, Melbourne, Moscow, Rotterdam, Madrid, […]

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SPECTRE nominated for Best Original Song Oscar

January 14th, 2016 by

Despite hopes for more SPECTRE received a single Academy Award nomination for Best Original Song. Sam Smith performed the SPECTRE theme song, Writing’s on the Wall, which he co-wrote with  Jimmy Napes. The pair recently picked up a Golden Globe for the song. Smith and SPECTRE are up against the following for the award: Earned It by The Weeknd (Fifty Shades of Grey) Simple Song […]

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SPECTRE at $872M worldwide

January 11th, 2016 by

The latest box office figures for SPECTRE put its worldwide takings at $872 million, up from $864 million at end of the first weekend of 2016. Adding just $400,000 domestically, the film added another $3.2 million internationally over the weekend. That puts its cumulative take at $198 million in the US and Canada and $673 million internationally. […]

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Sam Smith wins Golden Globe for SPECTRE theme song

January 11th, 2016 by

Last night British singer Sam Smith and co-writer Jimmy Napes picked up a Golden Globe for Writing’s on the Wall, the theme song for SPECTRE, at an award ceremony at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. The duo beat off artists such as Ellie Goulding and Brian Wilson to take the award for Best Original Song.  Writing’s on the Wall is […]

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SPECTRE home release dates announced

January 5th, 2016 by

The official 007 website and social media channels today announced dates for SPECTRE to be available via HD download and DVD/Blu-Ray. Order online from Amazon: UK: DVD | Blu-Ray | Amazon Instant Video US: DVD | Blu-Ray | Amazon Instant Video In the US SPECTRE will be available to own on Digital HD from 22nd January, with […]

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Radiohead’s theme for SPECTRE

January 4th, 2016 by

Just before Christmas Radiohead singer Thom York confirmed his band had in fact written a theme song for SPECTRE that was rejected in favour of Sam Smith’s song Writing on the Wall. While it is not really news any more, you can listen to Radiohead’s song above. What do you think?

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Update on SPECTRE box office

January 4th, 2016 by

In December the big news was the latest Star Wars movie and its colossal box office take. While SPECTRE finished its North American run, it continues to play internationally.  While I didn’t provide an update last week due to taking some time off over Christmas and New Year, here are the figures for the last fortnight. For […]

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