Sean Connery dead at 90

October 31st, 2020 by

Bond fans around the world mourn the loss of the first man to play James Bond on the big screen. The first actor to play Ian Fleming’s secret agent in a feature film died overnight at his home in Nassau. Connery’s son, Jason, added that the actor had been ill for some time and that […]

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MGM asking $650M+ for No Time to Die streaming rights

October 27th, 2020 by

Apple’s offer for the latest Bond film fell well short of MGM’s expectations. Last week we saw reports that MGM had engaged in talks with Apple and Netflix for a deal that would see No Time to Die premiere as a premium video on demand release. Soon after though it was rumoured the talks had […]

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Sunspel launches Ian Fleming-inspired collection for Winter 2020

October 26th, 2020 by

Ian Fleming and Sunspel have a natural and longstanding affinity. Sunspel have dressed his iconic creation James Bond, while Fleming himself was famously an advocate of the Sea Island cotton used in Sunspel’s most luxurious garments – an appreciation he passed on to the Bond character. This season, Sunspel have worked in collaboration with the […]

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MGM rumoured to be discussing sale of No Time to Die streaming rights

October 24th, 2020 by

The latest developments in the long running saga of No Time to Die suggest MGM is looking to cash in on the streaming rights. Until recently it was believed that MGM was under pressure to find a buyer to capitalise on the delay in releasing No Time to Die. The film has had a troubled […]

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Icebreaker: a review

October 22nd, 2020 by

Kathryn Smith returns to John Gardner’s continuation novels with Icebreaker. 

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New book chronicles and analyses all U2 albums

October 22nd, 2020 by

As well as introducing Pierce Brosnan to the world as the new 007, Goldeneye was also the first film in which Cubby Broccoli took a back seat. With Barbara Broccoli and Michael G Wilson taking over producing duties it really was the start of a new era. Of course, any Bond film needs a theme […]

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James Bond & Friends – Episode 0068: Watchalong with Thunderball

October 15th, 2020 by

For this episode, don your orange wetsuit, grab a spear gun, and cue up your copy of Thunderball as the panel chats over the film in real-time with observations, trivia, insights, and irreverence. Along the way, we discover grieving orphans, personalized hotel doors, a sweaty Vargas, Pinder’s woodworking, and wonder where the dance floor is on the Disco Volante.

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No Time to Die delay adds pressure to find new home for MGM

October 13th, 2020 by

The delay to 2021 has helped put the focus back on finding MGM a buyer. The recent six month delay to No Time to Die may make MGM a more attractive investment, according to the Wall Street Journal. MGM’s largest shareholder is New York hedge fund Anchorage Capital Group, while the studio is Anchorage’s largest […]

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007 Golden Girl Margaret Nolan dies aged 76

October 13th, 2020 by

Actress played Dink in Goldfinger as well as the title sequence “Golden Girl”. Last week director Edgar Wright announced the death of Margaret Nolan on twitter. In a series of tweets he revealed that she had worked on his forthcoming film Last Night In Soho, due to be released next year. Nolan appeared as Dink […]

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Cary Fukunaga interview in Wall Street Journal

October 11th, 2020 by

Saturday saw the Wall Street Journal publish an interview with No Time to Die director Cary Fukunaga. Fukunaga discusses the challenges of directing a film with such a large budget as well as the delays and how they have affected him. The interview includes a fairly significant spoiler so if you prefer to avoid spoilers […]

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