"Miss Anders... I didn’t recognize you with your clothes on."
It's been 50 years this month since James Bond first made the leap from the printed page to the silver screen with the release of Dr. No in theaters. Six different actors — Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan and Daniel Craig — have played Ian Fleming's timeless character over the decades and, while his spy gadgets and cars may change, you can always count on Bond to surround himself with beautiful, resourceful, and downright deadly women.
Considering February is Bond Month on Reelz, we thought this would be a great time to look back at the sexy women who have helped to make James Bond the cultural icon of masculinity he has become. Is Ursula Andress's Honey Ryder still the top Bond Girl, the pinnacle of spy intrigue sex appeal, or is it time to christen a new queen?no such thing as too many bond girls
007 Movies All February
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Posted 02.04.13 by BrentJS
Like Charlie's Angels, but dangerous!
Even though the The Expendables 2 was a bit redundant and perhaps too self-aware at times, it was still an entertaining action movie with all-star cast appeal. A sequel is already in development, with Wesley Snipes, Nicolas Cage, Harrison Ford and Clint Eastwood all being courted to join the cast. Noticeably absent from that list are the names of any female action movie stars. We say, if the gimmick of the franchise is surprising new cast additions, why not push it further than bringing in Indy by bringing in Ripley or The Bride.
Or, better yet, how about a stand-alone movie with an all-female cast of female action heroes from yesterday and today? Just think of the possibilities!
Imagine a revenge movie written and directed by Quentin Tarantino about an all-female super-spy team run by Sigourney Weaver, with members that include: Uma Thurman as the knife expert; Gina Carano as the pugilist/demolitions expert; Jada Pinkett Smith as the animal/gun expert; Kate Beckinsale as the poison expert/seductress; Chloë Moretz as the trainee (Fox Force Five!). But, enough about our fantasy she-woman action movie. We want to know what you think: Which female action movie stars of yesterday and today do you think could make the line-up in an all-female Expendables-style movie?
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Posted 10.13.12 by BrentJS
Though early festival screenings of French director Luc Besson's new biopic, The Lady, have been met with mostly lukewarm reactions, Michelle Yeoh's performance as Burmese political leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been generating considerable Oscar buzz in advance of the movie's theatrical debut.
Written by Rebecca Frayn, The Lady is based on the true story of Aung San Suu Kyi's relentless non-violent campaign for democracy in Burma and her undying love for her British husband, Michael Aris (David Thewlis), who she was only able to see five times during the last ten years of his life because of his inability to return to Burma and her fear that she would not be allowed to return if she left the country to visit him in England. To see what the buzz is all about, check out two dramatic new preview clips from the movie. watch the preview clips >> Posted 11.12.11 by BrentJS
For their latest movie, action star Michelle Yeoh (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Tomorrow Never Dies) and action director Luc Besson (The Fifth Element, The Professional) are getting serious. Based on the true story of Burmese political leader and Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, The Lady follows the inspiring life of a woman who spent the better part of two decades under house arrest for her non-violent campaign for democracy.
A teaser trailer for the movie was released in August to help promote of the movie's premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) last month, but Yahoo! has released the theatrical trailer for the movie, which shows more of Suu Kyi's struggle, as well as that of her British husband and advocate, Michael Aris (played by David Thewlis), who was only able to see his wife five times during her arrest before his untimely death in 1999. watch the trailer >> Posted 10.04.11 by Ryan
The first teaser poster and trailer for French director Luc Besson's new movie, The Lady, have been released online. Written by Rebecca Frayn, The Lady is based on the inspiring true story of Burmese political leader Aung San Suu Kyi (played by Michelle Yeoh), who spent 15 years under house arrest for her relentless non-violent campaign for democracy.
The Lady was shot quietly, under the fake working title "Dans la Lumière," because Suu Kyi was still under house arrest when it went into production in October of last year and Besson did not want jeopardize her release, which was scheduled for the following month. The teaser poster was designed by celebrated artist Shepard Fairey and is based on his own design for a poster celebrating the real Aung San Suu Kyi, who has become an icon for democracy. learn more about The Lady & watch the trailer >> Posted 08.24.11 by BrentJS
Film School Rejects featured one of the new clips from the upcoming martial arts movie, True Legend. Directed by Woo-ping Yuen, who was also the martial arts choreographer for The Matrix trilogy, Kill Bill Vol. 1 & 2, and Jet Li's Fearless, True Legend stars Vincent Zhao, Jay Chou (Green Hornet), and Michelle Yeoh (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon).
Watch the "Flying Daggers" clip here and visit the ReelzChannel True Legend page for more clips and news. watch the clip >> Posted 03.25.11 by reelz
Charlize Theron's name is being bandied about for several upcoming projects, but one movie she won't be doing is Clint Eastwood's biopic J. Edgar.
Deadline reports that Theron is signing on to play the evil queen in Universal's Snow White and the Huntsman, a revised version of the classic fairy tale. Newcomer Evan Daugherty wrote the script, with commercial director Rupert Sanders set to make his directorial debut. Johnny Depp was reportedly sought for the Huntsman role last October, but was never confirmed. Michael Fassbender was rumored for the role in December, along with Riley Keough as the possible lead contender for Snow White. The movie may not have a confirmed cast, but already has a release date of December 21, 2012. Alien prequel too? >> Posted 01.11.11 by Ryan
Two days ago, rumors started spreading about Ridley Scott's Alien prequel, and 20th Century Fox is on damage control. A report from Vulture cited "sources" that claimed the movie would be a two-part reboot called Paradise that could co-star Michelle Yeoh and Michael Fassbender as a "tough but sexy" woman named "Vickers" and an android named "David," respectively. Chris Petrikin, a Senior Vice President of communications at Fox took to his Twitter account to debunk the report. Are any of the rumors true? >> Posted 12.10.10 by Ryan
A trio of previously-untitled upcoming sci-fi and fantasy movies have finally been given official appellations. First up, Ridley Scott's Alien prequel, which may not turn out to be a prequel, after all. According to Vulture's "insiders," Scott's movie is actually a reboot of the franchise as reflected by its new title, Paradise, which eschews the "Alien" title altogether. Vulture also claims that the movie is not delayed, as recently rumored, and that Michelle Yeoh and Michael Fassbender are in consideration for major roles. Noomi Rapace, Carey Mulligan, Abbie Cornish and Natalie Portman are all said to be in consideration for the Ripley-esque (Sigourney Weaver) lead role. The Paradise script was written by Jon Spaihts, with rewrites by Lost writer Damon Lindelof. what are the new Titans and Conan titles? >> Posted 12.09.10 by BrentJS
I just returned from an early screening of the upcoming Sci-Fi Thriller, Sunshine, which is currently set for release on July 20th. This is a movie I've been looking forward to for quite some time because it is directed by one of my favorite auteurs, Danny Boyle. While you may not know his name, he's actually one of the most underrated directors on the fringe of Hollywood and, chances are, you've probably enjoyed at least one of his movies. A few of his highlights include Shallow Grave, Trainspotting, 28 Days Later and Millions.
Sunshine lives up to my expectations and, in most cases, far exceeds them. It's part 2001, part Alien. Set in 2057, the sun is dying, threatening man's extinction. A small crew boards a ship called Icarus II which carries a massive bomb intended to re-ignite the sun. The cast includes Cillian Murphy (Batman Begins), Rose Byrne (28 Weeks Later), Michelle Yeoh (Memoirs of a Geisha) and Chris Evans (Fantastic Four).
It's intense and enthralling. I found myself completely wrapped up in the movie, forgetting about the stresses of daily life for 108 minutes of movie bliss.
With a reportedly meager budget, Boyle has crafted a different breed of summer thriller that delivers on all levels. Sci-Fi fanatics are going to love it, but even those normally turned off by Spock ears and lightsabers should find themselves highly entertained.
Stay tuned to Reelz.com in the coming weeks for more on Sunshine as well as our in-depth review of the film.
Posted 06.01.07 by reelz