Being the first in anything isn’t easy, but being the second is even harder. Having said that though, sometimes being third has its advantages, like longevity. If there’s a lesson from the life and career of Sir Roger Moore, that may be it. Moore, who passed away from cancer today at the age of 89, was not the first actor to play James Bond 007, but he did it the longest for seven films, and he left more than just his mark on the character. The British actor is being remembered today for all that he brought to Bond, and the lasting legacy he left behind in film and TV. (more…)
We haven’t heard a lot about James Bond since the last chapter in the venerable franchise, Spectre, opened to decent box office but disappointed fan and critical appraisals back in November 2015. Not only have we not heard anything about what should be the slam-dunk Bond 25, we don’t know if the current Bond, actor Daniel Craig, will be returning for it. Craig has said some things that indicate he’s in no mood for more spy stuff, so in lieu of confirmation, we’ve been forced to speculate about who might play Bond next. That’s a long list, and it looks like it might be a little longer. (more…)
Bond. James Bond. The film franchise spans 54 years and has given us 6 different actors portraying the agent known as 007. Continuing the legacy of Ian Fleming’s beloved British character, EON Productions intends on making what is being called ‘Bond 25,‘ aptly named for this becoming the 25th film in the franchise. But a brouhaha has developed as to just who will portray the smooth, martini-drinking, super spy with all the cool gadgets.
Sources close to actor Tom Hiddleston are confirming that he is in “advanced talks” to take over the role of James Bond from Daniel Craig. Talk of a new 007 have been swirling with everyone from Hiddleston, to Idris Elba, to Gillian Anderson throwing their name in as interested in the super spy role. (more…)
When Daniel Craig was announced as the new James Bond in 2005 he was mostly known for his ensemble work in films like Layer Cake, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, and Munich. He wasn’t the most obvious leading man material, and some people said he was too “rugged” to play the dashing 007, which was really a nice way of saying that he was “too ugly” to be Bond. A couple of shirtless scenes in Casino Royale changed that a bit, but Craig’s total refreshing portrayal of a more gritty Bond won him praise and made his era as the super-spy one of the most successful in franchise history. Still, it seems when Craig is done with Bond, he’s really done. (more…)
Although Spectre was greeted somewhat middling fanfare back in November, it seems more and more likely that it will be Daniel Craig‘s swan song as James Bond 007; so now speculation has turned from “Will Craig return?” to “Who will succeed Craig?” in the role. Homeland’s Damian Lewis and the consistently busy Idris Elba were the obvious candidates, but soon a dark horse emerged, and if U.K. bookies are to be believed, the dark horse is now the safe bet, and his casting could go from speculation to announcement in a “matter of days.” Are you ready to see the rightful King of Asgard serve on Her Majesty’s Secret Service? Because that’s where the money is. (more…)
Back from the savage wastelands of the catocalypse Batman (Jeremy) and Tanner (Underoos) must journey to protect the sacred crystal skull of knowledge… So… They meet a new Indiana Jones? And a Janitor.. that, um… something about movies.
Look, it is a podcast and this week the guys run through the great hashtag fights of the 2016. Captain America: Civil War, Batman v Superman: Orphan Fight Club, and then round out the hour by (finally) endorsing a new Indiana Jones and fixing the plot problems of Terminator franchise and a couple other things. (more…)
Generally, there are two types of people who go to see “Bond Films,” those movies that feature Ian Fleming’s super-spy James Bond: those who are Bond superfans, and those who are not. Whether you’re an action-film fan, you just enjoy seeing the latest and greatest releases, or you are the significant other of a Bond superfan, if you fall into that second category, you will likely be left wanting by Spectre, the latest in the 007 mega-series and current Bond portrayer Daniel Craig’s fourth outing in the main role. If you’re a Bond superfan, however, this movie is going to give you all you can handle, and then maybe just a bit more for good measure.
In just a few short weeks, the latest James Bond adventure, Spectre, will open in theaters worldwide. Not only is it hotly anticipated like any Bond movie is, but given the near-universal acclaim of Skyfall, the hype can no longer be empirically measured. But now the celebrations have been cooled to some degree by talk about the future of Bond, specifically the future face of Bond. Having now completed four Bond movies, it would not be unreasonable to expect that star Daniel Craig might be looking to move on, and now in an interview, he says that yes, he’s done with Bond. Unless they drive a dump truck full of money up to his house, of course. (more…)
With the pending release of Spectre, the 24th James Bond film, and the fourth to feature Daniel Craig as Her Majesty’s bestest spy, there has been none too idle speculation about who might take up the mantle (and the tux) next. Might the producers go for a Jane Bond? A James Bond of color? Or the inevitable stick with a white guy in his early 40s casting call that has worked so well thus far for the franchise? One name that constantly gets mentioned as a potential next Bond is Idris Elba, but according to one author who picked up Ian Fleming‘s pen to continue the written adventures of Bond disagrees, and his words may not be without some controversy. (more…)
Following on the heels of the billion dollar success of Skyfall is as close to a no-win scenario as Hollywood can get, but can Sam Mendes beat the odds with his second foray in the world of James Bond 007? The answer to that question is teased as a resounding ‘yes,’ in the new trailer of Spectre, the 24th Bond film (the 4th starring Daniel Craig) and the eagerly awaited follow-up to Skyfall. The new trailer reveals more about the mysterious villain played by Christoph Waltz, who may or may actually be the iconic Bond big bad Ernst Blofeld, but he does take responsibility for being the cause of Bond’s pain. What oh what does that mean? And why is Bond going rogue again? Answers (maybe) below…. (more…)