License to Dine: Can 007 Continue to Dine Well?

April 14th, 2022 by

In the 21st century can James Bond still afford the best restaurants himself? Or, must MI6 pick up more and more of the tab? Find out here. Martin Stanley and Thomas Weiss examine Bond’s ability to eat well by comparing restaurants from the novels to his salary.

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Review: James Bond: Himeros #3 from Dynamite

March 30th, 2022 by

Javier E Trujillo reviews the third issue from Dynamite’s 2021 comic book series.

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Amazon completes MGM buyout

March 17th, 2022 by

Amazon’s $8.5 billion takeover of MGM has been completed days after getting the green light from Europe. Internet giant Amazon today announced it has finalised its takeover of MGM, a couple of days after the European Union approved the purchase of the studio. Although a FTC decision was expected before then end of the month no […]

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FTC decision on MGM takeover expected soon

March 15th, 2022 by

We should learn decision on Amazon’s proposed purchase of MGM within the next couple of weeks. Reuters is reporting that Amazon’s takeover of MGM may be days away, with deadlines for regulators in Europe and the United States due to expire imminently. According to the article European regulators are set to clear the acquisition, with […]

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Review: James Bond: Himeros #2 from Dynamite

February 1st, 2022 by

Javier E Trujillo reviews the second issue from Dynamite’s 2021 comic book series.

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20 years of The James Bond Dossier

January 10th, 2022 by

It’s quite incredible to think that in the year that the James Bond movies celebrate their 60th anniversary this website has been online for 20 years. The site was first launched on a subdomain sometime in January 2002 although the exact date is lost in the sands of time. For the first few years it was […]

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Documentary on 007 music to debut on Apple TV+ next year

December 17th, 2021 by

The Sound of 007 announced in brief statement on official 007 website. Coinciding with the 60th anniversary of Eon Productions’ James Bond series next October, Apple TV+ has announced a documentary looking at the music from the films. The Sound of 007 will cover all aspects of the music from the films, everything from the […]

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Anthony Horowitz’s third 007 novel titled With a Mind to Kill

December 15th, 2021 by

The title and synopsis of Horowitz’s forthcoming James Bond novel were released by Vintage this morning. Jonathan Cape, Vintage, and Ian Fleming Publications are delighted to reveal the title and front cover of award-winning novelist and screenwriter Anthony Horowitz’s third official James Bond novel. Signed copies are available to pre-order from today from high street […]

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No Time to Die now available to stream in UK

November 19th, 2021 by

The new Bond film is available to stream a month ahead of the home media release. While US fans have been able to stream No Time to Die on Amazon and other platforms for a couple of weeks, those in the UK and elsewhere have been forced to wait. But if you’re in the UK […]

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No Time to Die to debut on streaming platforms this week

November 8th, 2021 by

Disappointing box office takings in North America likely to be driver behind decision to hit streaming platforms early. While No Time to Die has performed well in the UK and Europe, the same can’t be said for the North American Market. After this weekend global box office takings amount to $667,456,307, of which $143,152,307 of […]

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Review: James Bond: Agent of SPECTRE #4 from Dynamite

November 1st, 2021 by

Javier E Trujillo reviews issue 4 of Dynamite’s 2021 comic book series.

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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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Cary Fukunaga falls under MeToo spotlight accused of being sexual predator

May 24th, 2022 by

Director of Bond’s #MeToo metamorphosis accused of multiple misdemeanours.  No Time to Die is the first James Bond film to be released in the #MeToo era and made a point of steering clear of many of the elements that many found troublesome. At the time of the release of No Time to Die director Cary […]

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Danny Boyle opens up to Esquire about his departure from Bond 25

May 13th, 2022 by

The Trainspotting director talks about how the producers lost confidence in his vision for Bond. We recently reported on comments made by Danny Boyle’s long term writing partner, John Hodge, regarding their sudden exit from the 25th James Bond film back in August 2018. Now Danny Boyle has broken his silence. In an interview with […]

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Ian Fleming’s lost Moonraker screenplay

May 3rd, 2022 by

Fleming’s only script written for the big screen lay forgotten for years. It’s long been known that Ian Fleming wrote a screenplay for a James Bond film for Rank, but only recently that the screenplay resurfaced. Fleming wrote the film treatment in 1956, based on his book published the previous year, Moonraker. However it wasn’t […]

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Deciding new James Bond will “take some time” says Barbara Broccoli

May 2nd, 2022 by

Bond producer confirms they need to think about direction of the series after Daniel Craig’s departure. Thursday night saw a new production of Macbeth finally open on Broadway with Daniel Craig in the title role. Last month some preview performances were cancelled due to Craig and other cast members going down with covid. One of […]

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Resignations at MGM

April 28th, 2022 by

All change at the top as Amazon absorbs the studio. For many the announcement in March that Amazon had finally closed the deal to buy MGM felt like closure. Parties to the deal had been waiting on the competition regulators in Europe and the US since May last year. The buyout was confirmed after Europe […]

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Bond-style watches on a budget

April 26th, 2022 by

Alternatives to James Bond’s watches that don’t require a second mortgage.

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Bond’s kitchen in No Time to Die

April 19th, 2022 by

Last week Edward Biddulph published an interesting post on his James Bond Food blog. In it he looks at Bond’s kitchen as constructed for No Time to Die. While the kitchen barely features in the film at all, you can a much better look at it in a short behind the scenes feature on YouTube (above). […]

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A view on a viewing

April 15th, 2022 by

David T Smith on the upcoming UK screenings of all 25 of Eon’s James Bond films celebrating 60 years of cinematic 007. If the delays to the release of No Time To Die confirmed anything, it was that Bond belongs on the big screen. Unfortunately, many of us have never had the chance to experience […]

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No Time to Die coming to Amazon Prime Video on Friday in UK

April 14th, 2022 by

With Amazon finalising its purchase of MGM last month it can be little surprise to see the James Bond films available to stream on Amazon ‘s Prime Video streaming platform. In the UK Amazon Prime subscribers will get all 25 Eon Bond films from Good Friday, including No Time to Die. Subscribers get free delivery […]

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