The recent Oscar telecast included a segment that celebrated the 50th Anniversary of James Bond, which included a montage of clips from the character's movie history and Shirley Bassey singing the title song from Goldfinger. The tribute received a beating from critics online this week, with one outlet calling it a "bust" while another claimed that the tribute felt "fifty years long." However, The Playlist has found an alternative James Bond tribute, one it believes is superior to the Oscars' tribute.
Created by a 19-year-old Dutch film student named Kees van Dijkhuizen Jr, the tribute starts with a scene from 2006's Casino Royale before going back to Dr. No and showing chronological clips of the actors that have played Bond, from Sean Connery through George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan and, finally, back to Daniel Craig. The whole video is set to Adele's title song for Skyfall, which won an Oscar for Best Original Song. Whatever you think of either tribute, all we can say is Gefeliciteerd, Kees! watch the video >> Posted 02.28.13 by Ryan
James Bond's theme music has been one of the signatures of the 007 franchise for fifty years, and one musician, trumpet player Derek Watkins, has performed on the soundtrack in every one of the twenty-three Bond movies. He was only 17 when he played on the Dr. No soundtrack, and was part of the orchestra when the score was recorded for last year's Skyfall. Take a look at this videoblog from the jamesbond007 YouTube Channel about the process of recording the iconic song.spend time with a suave secret agent
007 Movies All February watch the video >> Posted 02.20.13 by reelz
When we picture James Bond we usually think of a suave British agent, who is a citizen of the world, wearing tuxedos, drinking martinis, and getting into car chases in the Swiss Alps, but what if Bond were American? A Jim Bond (or JB), if you will. Would Jim be as witty and worldly?spend time with our favo(u)rite spy
007 Movies All February More About American Spy Jim "JB" Bond Posted 01.31.13 by Mandy
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
|Title ||Weekend ||Total ||Analysis|
|The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey ||$32.9M ||$222.7M ||Holds on to the top spot in its third week in theaters|
|Django Unchained ||$30.7M ||$64M ||On track to become Tarantino's highest grossing movie ever |
|Les Miserables ||$28M ||$67.5M ||Hit $100M worldwide after 9 days in theaters|
|Parental Guidance ||$14.8M ||$29.6M ||The Billy Crystal comedy is scoring well with young families|
|Jack Reacher ||$14M ||$44.7M ||The Tom Cruise thriller beats out This Is 40 for the number 5 spot |
Addendum: Box Office Mojo is reporting that the 23rd James Bond pic, Skyfall, hit the $1 billion mark at the worldwide box office over the weekend. Posted 12.31.12 by reelz
Which of this year's movies deserve the industry’s highest honor?
This has been an incredible year for movie lovers, especially fans of genre movies. There were fewer superheroes on the big screen, but they ruled the box office, nonetheless, with smartly written, ingeniously directed and just plain fun comic book adaptations coming in first, second, and fifth on the list of the highest-grossing movies of the year. Sci-fi fans were made to suffer through a couple of early duds, but had their patience rewarded with the return of some classic characters and one of the most influential directors to work in the genre after a thirty-year hiatus. Fantasy fans got to choose between whimsical and warrior Snow Whites, and the world's most popular vampire couple had a baby, not to mention that the greatest high fantasy franchise of all time returns to theaters this month after a decade slumbering in the Shire. (Horror fans got the short end of the
stake stick this year, with too many sequels and not enough original content.)
Women continued to assert themselves in 2012, with more female-driven comedies getting laughs for the kinds of jokes once reserved for men, and the first woman to win an Oscar for Best Director is almost a sure thing for another nomination. Independent studios also made a splash this year, turning out several engaging, moving, and downright brilliant dramas that are every bit as good as the big studio dramas with A-list directors.
Which movies were the best? Which ones deserve the honor of being nominated for the movie industry's top prize? That's up to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to decide, but we want to know what you think. Ignore genre and tell us which movies deserve to be nominated for Oscars, whether for Best Picture, Best Animated Feature or Best Documentary.
Top 10 Most Oscar-Worthy Movies of 2012 >>
Posted 12.11.12 by BrentJS
|Title ||Weekend ||Total ||Analysis|
|Skyfall ||$11M ||$261.6M ||Back to the number one spot in its fifth week, Skyfall has made over $900M worldwide|
|Rise of the Guardians ||$10.5M ||$61.9M ||This animated holiday flick should do well all month, but can it earn back its $145M budget?|
|Breaking Dawn - Pt 2 ||$9.2M ||$268.7M ||Vampires and werewolves were pushed out of the number one spot after four weeks|
|Lincoln ||$9.1M ||$97.3M ||Will Lincoln be the highest-grossing Best Picture nominee?|
|Life of Pi ||$12M ||$48.4M ||Pi winds up in fifth place for the third week straight |
Posted 12.10.12 by reelz
The Christmas shopping season has officially begun, and Reelz is here to provide a holiday shopping guide for the movie fan on your list. We're starting with James Bond-inspired gifts at every price point, so you'll have some ideas about what to give to the 007 lover in your life. Go ahead, get the gifts >> Posted 11.27.12 by Mandy
"Gratitude is a quality similar to electricity: it must be produced and discharged and used up in order to exist at all." — William Faulkner
Thanksgiving Day is a special holiday. It's that one day of the year where we all get to skip work to gather with our friends and family members and simply reflect on the things in our lives that we have to be thankful for...and then watch NFL football and consume massive quantities of "harvest" food. At ReelzChannel, we're all about movies, so Thanksgiving wouldn't be complete if we didn't take the time to be thankful for all of the great new movies of the year. If you're a movie person, then we consider you part of our extended family. So, before you have that third helping of stuffing and pass out on the couch from all of the tryptophan in the turkey, take a moment to share with us the movies that have excited, thrilled, scared, and moved you in 2012.
Rate the Top 10 Movies to Be Thankful for This Year >>
Posted 11.22.12 by BrentJS
Faithful James Bond fans have been flocking in droves to see the new Bond movie Skyfall and the reviews have been stellar, with many fans singling out Javier Bardem's role as the villain as particularly good - but does he have what it takes to face-off against the baddest Bond villains of all time? It's hard to say. We've left him out of our bracket competition this time around so he can season for another cycle, but movie fans haven't shirked in their duties choosing the most dastardly duo that Bond has ever faced.
Now, we've hit the final round after a close but definitive round two where Blofeld (68%) blew away Dr. No (32%) and Goldfinger (75%) axed Hugo Drax (25%) to set up the penultimate villain challenge. On the 'hench'-side Oddjob (53%) took a bite out of Jaws (47%) and in a surprise upset Xenia Onatopp (76%) squeezed the life out of May Day (24%). vote for your favorite villain / henchman combination >> Posted 11.20.12 by Jud