A celebration of Ian Fleming on the anniversary of his birth

May 28th, 2021 by

Today marks the anniversary of the birth Ian Fleming, the author who introduced the world to James Bond in Casino Royale and went on to write a total of fourteen James Bond books. Born in Mayfair on 28 May 1908, during the war Fleming excelled as assistant to the Director of Naval Intelligence. In this capacity he […]

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Anthony Horowitz writing third Bond continuation novel

May 28th, 2021 by

New book to be set after The Man With The Golden Gun. This morning The Bookseller confirmed Anthony Horowitz is working on his third James Bond continuation novel. Today, of course, is also the anniversary of Ian Fleming’s birth in 1908 and often used for such announcements. The announcement comes a day after the writer […]

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James Bond & Friends – Episode 0092: No Prime To Die

May 27th, 2021 by

With the news that Amazon will spend $8.45b to take over MGM, we discuss the potential ups and downs of having half the James Bond rights owned by a company with deep pockets.

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Amazon inks deal to buy Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

May 26th, 2021 by

Amazon have agreed terms with MGM’s shareholders for the purchase of the classic Hollywood studio. It has just been announced that Amazon has agreed to buy MGM for $8.45 billion, well above the $5 to $6 billion it was thought to be worth. Mike Hopkins, senior VP of Prime Video and Amazon Studios, said: The […]

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Review: James Bond: Agent of SPECTRE #2 from Dynamite

May 25th, 2021 by

Javier E Trujillo reviews issue 2 of Dynamite’s 2021 comic book series.

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Amazon could be set to announce MGM takeover this week

May 25th, 2021 by

Reports say takeover could be announced later today. Following on for last week’s report that Amazon was close to buying MGM for $9 billion, the Wall Street Journal last night quoted their sources as saying a deal could be announced this week (paywall). According to The Wall Street Journal: The talks between Amazon and MGM […]

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James Bond & Friends – Episode 0091: Art of Bond: Goldfinger I

May 22nd, 2021 by

This episode we survey the book covers of Goldfinger, including the first edition by Richard Chopping.

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Amazon reportedly close to buying MGM

May 18th, 2021 by

Sources tell Variety that Amazon has been in talks for weeks and may be prepared to pay $9 billion for MGM. An article in Variety reports that Amazon is close to sealing a deal to buy Metro Goldwyn Mayer for $9 billion from a consortium of hedge funds lead by Anchorage Capital Group. The future […]

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James Bond & Friends – Episode 0090: Watchalong with You Only Live Twice

May 14th, 2021 by

Join us as we watch 1967’s You Only Live Twice together as a group experience.

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MI6 Confidential #59: We all have our secrets

May 12th, 2021 by

Issue #59 of the full-colour James Bond magazine MI6 Confidential is now shipping worldwide. As we enter the third year in which the 25th James Bond film was scheduled to be released, it’s a salient time to look back at how the franchise planned to stay alive during the last big hiatus in the early […]

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