In the beginning, James Bond started out as a super suave British spy with brains, charm, and a knack for finding creative ways to get out of a tight spot. Over time, the character has evolved (and sometimes devolved), and on occasion the over-the-top silliness of the movies can undercut 007's daring and wit.
With GoldenEye and Thunderball airing tonight and a whole 007 marathon airing tomorrow, we thought now would be a great time to chart Bond’s camp factor through the ages. We’ve picked one Bond flick from every decade to represent that era’s 007 and rated them to see how the different Jameses stack up cheese-wise.
Don't miss our double-0 double feature tonight starting at 7p ET/ 4p PT. Tomorrow's four-movie Bond marathon begins bright and early at 9:30a ET and leads right into the premiere of Beverly Hills Pawn at 9p ET/ 8p PT. Check Out Our Bond Bar Graph >> Posted 06.04.13 by Mandy
"At least I shall have the pleasure of putting you out of my misery. Poor, desolate, Mr. Bond."
If you like a little Star Wars with your James Bond, then tonight's feature is for you. The eleventh movie in the Eon Productions series, Moonraker finds 007 (Roger Moore) tasked with investigating the hijacking of a space shuttle on loan to the United Kingdom. The trail leads Bond from Italy to Brazil, where he discovers that the manufacturer of the space shuttle, Drax Industries, is also fabricating a deadly new nerve gas that kills people, but spares animals. Joined by CIA operative Holly Goodhead (Lois Chiles), Bond stows away on a Moonraker space shuttle destined for Hugo Drax's (Michael Lonsdale) orbiting space station, where he must find a way to stop the madman from releasing the nerve gas into the atmosphere and killing every living soul on Earth.
From the lush rainforests of the Amazon to the cold desolation of space, tonight's feature is truly out of this world! Tune in tonight at 7:00pm ET/ 4:00pm PT for Moonraker and then check the ReelzChannel schedule because we're playing 007 movies all month long!bond in space: moonraker
007 Movies All February Posted 02.07.13 by BrentJS
There's no doubt that James Bond is one of cinema's most enduring heroes. Without him, the fictional world would have been destroyed several times over. However, it isn't often that we think about the illegality and collateral damage left in the wake of Bond's methods and "license to kill."
Though the super spy franchise has been on the silver screen for more than half a century, it's clear that James Bond is still going strong. The character's latest installment, Skyfall, has earned more than $1 billion in worldwide box office. To celebrate Bond and his 50 years in movies, Reelz is airing sixteen Bond classics throughout February. Before the 007 extravaganza begins, we thought we'd take the time to go over the list of crimes committed by Bond over the course of his long career. Sure, everything Bond does is "for Queen and country," but, apparently, that means turning a blind eye to a lot of sins. The following is an excerpt of Interpol's report on Britain's most dangerous spy.celebrating 50 years of bond
007 Movies All February check out bond's rap sheet >> Posted 01.29.13 by Ryan
James Bond has thrilled movie audiences for more than 50 years, and this February the suave British super spy is coming to Reelz. Throughout the month, Reelz is airing 16 classic 007 flicks spanning from 1964 to 1997, including The Spy Who Loved Me, Thunderball, Moonraker and GoldenEye. The 16 movies feature James Bond as played by Sean Connery, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, George Lanzenby and Pierce Brosnan. Bond has defined the spy thriller through countless improbable escapes, wild chase scenes, battles with dubious villains and adventures with iconic Bond girls. Don't miss a minute of the iconic action as Bond takes over Reelz this February See the Reelz premiere dates & times for all 16 Bond Movies >> Posted 01.16.13 by reelz
British secret agent James Bond first sprung to fictional life in author Ian Fleming's 1953 novel, Casino Royale, which needed three printings to keep up with the demand. Fleming followed with a series of novels and short stories featuring Bond until his death in 1964, at which point the character was also a big screen success as well.
Conversely, Robert Ludlum wrote his first Jason Bourne novel with 1980's The Bourne Identity, writing two more before his death in 2001. Ludlum did not live long enough to see 2002's The Bourne Identity or its subsequent sequels, but, like Fleming, Ludlum's character lives on, with other authors taking over the characters for the novels and the film franchises continuing to find success.
Yet, with Bond making his 23rd big screen adventure in this weekend's Skyfall, we began to wonder: which spy rules the other? There's only one place for Bourne and Bond to face off against one another and that's in our Character Cage Match! review their strengths and weaknesses before voting in our poll >> Posted 11.12.12 by Ryan
"Just a drink. A martini, shaken, not stirred."
This is a big year for James Bond. Ian Fleming's iconic British spy celebrated 50 years as a motion picture hero on Oct. 5th, the golden anniversary of the debut of Dr. No in theaters, and the 23rd James Bond movie, Skyfall, will premiere in just one week in the U.K. (we Yanks have to wait until Nov. 9th). If you're a movie buff, chances are you've seen your fair share of James Bond movies over the years and you likely have your preference of Bond actors, whether Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan, or the latest, Daniel Craig. But, just as 007 is superior to the other 00s in the service of Her Majesty, not all James Bond movies are created equal. Put on your tux, down a martini and help us sort through 50 years of James Bond movies to select the best of the best.
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Posted 10.20.12 by BrentJS