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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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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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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Review: James Bond: Agent of SPECTRE #1 from Dynamite

April 20th, 2021 by

Javier E Trujillo reviews issue 1 of Dynamite’s 2021 comic book series.

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James Bond & Friends – Episode 0087: Essential Bond

April 17th, 2021 by

The latest episode of James Bond & Friends is now available on Apple Podcasts and elsewhere. What elements of the franchise make James Bond the spy we know and enjoy? The panel discusses the key elements of James Bond from the novels to the films, identifying some of the things we believe makes 007 charming […]

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James Bond & Friends – Episode 0086: Watchalong with Spectre 2

April 8th, 2021 by

We complete our SPECTRE odyssey as the second half picks up in Tangier. Along the way, we ponder how much budget could have been saved with some cheese and a string, David gives packing advice, ponder promotions at Blofeld’s call centre and question his paint choice, witness the world’s biggest gender reveal, improve Stromberg’s backstory, reveal how Sam Mendes ruined the ending, and Lisa finds the title for Bond 26.

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Billie Eilish wins Grammy for No Time to Die

March 15th, 2021 by

Her theme song for No Time to Die sees Billie Eilish win the fourth ever Grammy for Bond. Sunday saw Billie Eilish win a Grammy for her theme to No Time to Die  in an audience free award ceremony held in Los Angeles. The three and a half hour ceremony was livestreamed from the Los […]

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MGM and Amazon in talks

February 1st, 2021 by

Forbes reports MGM has held exploratory talks with Amazon about a sale but hopes of $10 billion price tag are fading. A few days before Christmas we reported that MGM had begun the process of actively seeking a buyer after recruiting advisors Morgan Stanley and LionTree LLC. It came after the studio’s biggest shareholder, New […]

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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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No Time to Die delayed until April 2021

October 2nd, 2020 by

Filmmakers bow to the inevitable and announced further delay due to pandemic. This evening the announcement was made on 007.com and the official 007 social media channels: MGM, Universal and Bond producers, Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, today announced the release of No Time To Die, the 25th film in the James Bond series, […]

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No Time to Die trailer released as November marketing campaign gears up

September 3rd, 2020 by

The latest trailer for No Time to Die has just been released. Lasting just over two and a half minutes the trailer features extends some previously seen action as well as adding some new ones. The trailer also includes new dialogue, including Bond referring to the new Double-O agent. During the trailer we get a […]

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Watch the SPECTRE teaser trailer here

March 28th, 2015 by

The teaser trailer for SPECTRE has just been released online after being announced via social media last week and the date and time confirmed on Thursday. What do you think of how SPECTRE is shaping up? Leave a comment below!

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James Bond & Friends – Episode 0098: Tomorrow’s News Today

July 24th, 2021 by

The latest episode of James Bond & Friends is now available on Apple Podcasts and elsewhere. What has been going on in the world of Bond recently? In this episode, we cover the latest news and current events in the world of James Bond. With the long-lead articles about No Time To Die starting to […]

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Paperback edition of The Many Lives of James Bond coming in October

July 21st, 2021 by

The book includes interviews with fifteen actors who have depicted Bond across different media.  The Many Lives of James Bond offers the largest ever collection of original interviews with actors who have played Bond in different media. The book also offers in-depth interviews with many of the diverse artists who have contributed their talents to […]

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James Bond & Friends – Episode 0097: White Cat Required

July 17th, 2021 by

The latest episode of James Bond & Friends is now available on Apple Podcasts and elsewhere. Have some of the Bond villains inspired real-world events? In this episode, we flip the discussion of villainy as the world bears witness to billionaires shooting rival rockets into space. Oftentimes, real-world events have inspired the plots of James […]

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The James Bond Film Guide: official guide to the Bond films to be released in October

June 22nd, 2021 by

The James Bond Film Guide announced to coincide with No Time to Die release. The James Bond Film Guide is a new 296-page authorised guide to all 25 official James Bond films. From 1962’s Dr No to 2021’s No Time To Die, the book takes you through six decades of cinematic history. This is your indispensable guide to one of […]

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James Bond & Friends – Episode 0094: Unsung Characters

June 12th, 2021 by

The latest episode of James Bond & Friends is now available on Apple Podcasts and elsewhere. Who is in a Bond film for just a few moments but makes a big impact? In this episode, we each choose a character that is only in a James Bond film for a few minutes but makes a […]

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James Bond & Friends – Episode 0093: Not Turning Japanese

June 8th, 2021 by

Following our recent You Only Live Twice watchalong, we revisit the question as to why the film with such iconic imagery and all the Bond ingredients fails to stick the landing and isn’t that well regarded within fandom.

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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

The latest episode of James Bond & Friends is now available on Apple Podcasts and elsewhere. How will the Amazon take-over of MGM affect the James Bond series? 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 […]

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