No Time to Die grosses $56M in North America on opening weekend

October 11th, 2021 by

The 25th James Bond film falls short at the domestic box office. No Time to Die opened in the United States and Canada on Friday, with a preview screenings on Wednesday and Thursday. While box office forecasts were generally in excess of $65 million, MGM was touting $50 million for the weekend. In the end the […]

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No Time to Die takes £21M in UK on opening weekend

October 4th, 2021 by

Latest Bond beats Skyfall and SPECTRE opening weekends. Pent up demand for a new James Bond film saw No Time to Die earn £21 million over the weekend, putting it on £26 million for the four days since opening on Thursday. So far it has opened in 54 geographical markets where it has taken $119 […]

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No Time To Die: Review

September 30th, 2021 by

Special Agent Jof Gurd’s spoiler-free review of the new Bond film. Note from editor: we make every effort to avoid spoilers. However, if you really want to know nothing of the film then don’t read this (or any other) review until you have seen it. So, after 15 years, this is the end of the […]

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No Time To Die Royal Premiere Report

September 29th, 2021 by

Jof Gurd reports on last night’s premiere of No Time to Die. It all came down to this: a rainswept evening at the Royal Albert Hall as a new James Bond film, Daniel Craig’s last, was finally revealed to audiences after a tortuous journey beset by behind-the-scenes indecision, changes of personnel, on-set injury and, of […]

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Photos from the No Time to Die premiere

September 29th, 2021 by

After 18 months of delay due to the pandemic, last night finally saw No Time to Die premiere at London’s Royal Albert Hall. That’s not to say it was a normal premiere by any stretch of the imagination. Covid-19 meant that premiere attendees had to provide a negative covid test and were requested, although not […]

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Watch the No Time to Die premiere livestream

September 28th, 2021 by

If you missed the livestream you can watch the recording instead.

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New Bond in Motion exhibitions to open in US and UK

September 22nd, 2021 by

Two exhibitions of Bond vehicles to open later this month and next. The 50th anniversary of James Bond on the big screen saw the opening of an exhibition of cars used in the films. Bond in Motion opened in January 2012 at the National Motor Museum in Beaulieu, Hampshire. In March 2014 it moved to the […]

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Video: the new agents from No Time to Die

September 13th, 2021 by

A new video short featuring Ana de Arms and Lashana Lynch has been released online today.

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Review: James Bond: Agent of SPECTRE #3 from Dynamite

September 9th, 2021 by

Javier E Trujillo reviews issue 3 of Dynamite’s 2021 comic book series.

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No Time to Die set for $500 million box office

August 25th, 2021 by

Takings for other films released during pandemic show the difficulties the 25th Bond film will have at the box office.

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No Time To Die World Premiere scheduled for 28th September at the Royal Albert Hall

August 20th, 2021 by

As it stands the 25th James Bond film will be released in the UK at the end of September. This evening Eon Productions announced that No Time To Die will premiere at the end of September. This is day after it broke that the film will be delayed until November in Australia and New Zealand […]

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No Time to Die delayed in Australia

August 20th, 2021 by

Does new delay in Australasia signal no near-simultaneous worldwide release or that the film is about to be delayed again globally? Update: it turns out the delay only applies to Australia. With cinema currently in turmoil due to repeated delays of blockbuster films and underperformance of those that do release, all eyes have been on […]

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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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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 panel discusses the key elements of James Bond from the novels to the films, identifying some of the things we believe makes 007 charming and successful.

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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.

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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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No Time to Die 4K limited edition to include special DB5 model

October 8th, 2021 by

Numbered edition of new Bond film in HD includes Aston Martin DB5 model. A special numbered limited edition of No Time to Die in 4k is due to be released on 28th February 2022. The set includes both a 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray copy of No Time to Die and a specially created Aston […]

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Cary Fukunaga interviewed for Slash Film

October 8th, 2021 by

No Time to Die director talks about his involvement on the latest Bond film. Fangoria editor and regular James Bond & Friends contributor Phil Nobile Jr recently spoke to Cary Fukunaga about No Time to Die on behalf of Slash Film. You should read the interview in full, but a number of interesting things stood […]

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Daniel Craig honoured with star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

October 8th, 2021 by

Wednesday saw James Bond actor attend ceremony at which he was awarded his star. Daniel Craig became the 2,704th celebrity to be awarded a star on Hollywood Boulevard at a ceremony on Wednesday. It was attended by Barbara Broccoli and Michael G Wilson, Rami Malek, George Lazenby and countless other faces from the world of […]

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Details of No Time to Die home release listed on Amazon

October 5th, 2021 by

Fans hoping for an early release in physical media will need to wait nearly five months to see the new Bond film at home. While it has only been on general release for less than a week in the UK, No Time to Die is now listed on Amazon UK for a late February video […]

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Global James Bond Day

October 5th, 2021 by

On 5th October 1962 Dr No  premiered at the London Pavilion, the first of what is one of the most successful film series ever. Since 2012 the day has been celebrated as Global James Bond Day. So wherever you are in the world and whatever you are doing, today is the day to raise a vodka […]

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The day after

October 2nd, 2021 by

Obviously I’ve been following the production of No Time to Die much closer than most people. Sometimes following 007 so closely leads to learning more than I should before seeing a particular film for the first time. But this time I just was not at all prepared for what the filmmakers delivered. I’m still pretty […]

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James Bond & Friends – Episode 0105: Hot Takes

October 2nd, 2021 by

The latest episode of James Bond & Friends is now available on Apple Podcasts and elsewhere. Full spoiler discussion of No Time To Die. Now that the 25th James Bond film is out in most of the world, we take the gloves off and discuss the good, bad, and the ugly of No Time To […]

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No Time to Die takes at least £4.5M on first day in UK

October 1st, 2021 by

All eyes on new Bond’s box office after 18 months of misery for cinema. No Time to Die has earned £4.5 to £5 million at the UK box office on its first day of release, according a statement issued by Eon Productions, MGM, Universal Pictures International and United Artists Releasing. The opening figure beats SPECTRE […]

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