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
There is no doubt that James Bond is a timeless style icon, and yet his style has changed significantly over time. In honor of the Oscars celebrating 50 years of Bond and Reelz airing 007 classics all through February, we thought we’d compare and contrast the different sartorial expressions of the British super spy. From black tie to bathing suits, every Bond had a complete wardrobe with something for every occasion. From Roger Moore who was the most likely to take a fashion risk to Pierce Brosnan who never got crazier than doubling up on leather jackets, there's a wide range of style within the 007 franchise.from terry rompers to dinner jackets
007 Movies All February MORE >> Posted 02.21.13 by reelz
"There's always something formal about the point of a pistol."
Just in time for Valentine's Day, we bring you the one James Bond movie where 007 finally finds his true love: On Her Majesty’s Secret Service. The sixth movie in the Eon Productions series and the only one to star an actor from outside of the British Isles in Australian George Lazenby, tonight's feature finds Bond once again at odds with the head of the global terrorist organization SPECTRE, Ernst Stavro Blofeld (Telly Savalas), who plans to sterilize the world's food supplies unless his demands are met. Along the way, Bond falls for the daughter (Diana Rigg) of an international crime boss and he is forced to choose between his loyalty to MI6 and his new lady love.
Bobsleds, Angels of Death and a spy wedding: Valentine's Day, Bond-style! Tune in tonight at 6:30pm ET/ 3:30pm PT for On Her Majesty's Secret Service and then check the ReelzChannel schedule because we're playing 007 movies all month long!on her majesty's secret service
007 Movies All February WATCH ANOTHER CLIP >> Posted 02.14.13 by BrentJS
Enjoy some wine, don some fabulous black-tie attire, and spend a romantic night in with your sweetheart and a double-oh spy.
On Her Majesty’s Secret Service is the only Bond movie where James really finds true love. So even though the love story doesn’t have the happiest ending, it’s the perfect Bond for Valentine’s, and luckily, Reelz is airing it on February 14th as part of our month of Bond movies. And since James had some profound success at romancing the ladies, it only makes sense to take some cues from the British agent to add some romance to your Valentine’s plans.get in on the romance
007 Movies All February see our plan for a James Bond-Approved Valentine's >> Posted 02.13.13 by Mandy
James Bond is an iconic character with a signature drink, a signature look, and, probably most memorable of all, a signature introduction. In honor of Reelz airing Bond movies all through the month of February, we thought we'd give the secret agent a chance to introduce himself in this fan-made supercut.get bond all february long
007 Movies All February Allow me to introduce myself... >> Posted 01.17.13 by Mandy
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
"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
Since Sean Connery first uttered the catchphrase "Bond... James Bond" in 1962's Dr. No, there have been six actors hired to play Britain's most notorious spy, who is celebrating his golden anniversary. Yesterday marked 50 years of Bond since Dr. No first entered theaters, and the secret agent is doing better than ever. A new Blu-Ray boxed set of the 22 James Bond films was recently released, and the documentary Everything or Nothing: The Untold Story of 007 debuted yesterday on EPIX, both of which help set the stage for the upcoming Skyfall, Bond's 23rd adventure and current Bon Daniel Craig's third movie as the character.
Only one actor has the distinction of playing James Bond for a single movie and that's George Lazenby. Back in 1967, Connery had retired as Bond, leaving producers Albert Broccoli and Harry Saltzman and director Peter R. Hunt to search for another actor. Enter the Australian newcomer who, in a clip from Everything or Nothing, revealed that he told lie after lie all the way into the role of James Bond. watch lazenby tell his story >> Posted 10.06.12 by Ryan