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
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
"You see, Mr Bond, like all great artists I want to create one indisputable masterpiece: the death of 007."
Roger Moore's second outing as Jams Bond showed off the character's marksmanship skills and prowess as a martial artist. AS was often the case for Bond during the 1970s, adjustments were made for Bond to compete against the movie trends of the day, with 1974's The Man With the Golden Gun attempting to take advantage of the martial arts genre that was surging in popularity.
Based on Fleming's ninth novel in the James Bond series, The Man With the Golden Gun takes Bond to the Far East to track down an assassin named Francisco Scaramanga (Christopher Lee). Aiding Bond in his mission is Louisiana Sheriff J.W. Pepper (Clifton James, reprising his role from 1973's Live and Let Die) and Bond's assistant, Mary Goodnight (Britt Ekland). It may seem strange to think of Bond having an assistant, but the character of Goodnight was featured in several of Ian Fleming's novels, but made her sole screen appearance in The Man With the Golden Gun. Speaking of assistants, The Man With the Golden Gun has one of the more memorable Bond henchman in Nick Nack (Herve Villechaize), a character who would later help inspire the satirical version of Mini-Me from the Austin Powers movies.the man with the golden gun
007 Movies All February Posted 02.24.13 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
"I'm just up here at Oxford brushing up on a little Danish."
It's the time of year for romance and nobody has a better 50-year track record than 007 as far as romantic interludes go. This fan-made supercut features some of the best lines Bond has delivered to and/or about his bevy of lovely ladies, and it's immediately apparent that it's not Bond's way with words that always gets him the girl. pick up some pointers from the expert
007 Movies All February See Bond Make his Move >> Posted 02.16.13 by reelz
"Double-0 Seven on an island populated exclusively by women? We won't see him till dawn!"
Thirty years ago, moviegoers were treated to not one, but two new James Bond movies in theaters: the non-canon Never Say Never Again starring Sean Connery, and tonight's feature, Octopussy, starring Roger Moore. Moore managed to best Connery at the box office battle of the Bonds that year, but the debate over which actor was the better Bond will never end for those who grew up watching their movies in the '60s, '70s and '80s.
Octopussy borrows its name and title character from a short story by James Bond creator Ian Fleming, but the plot is original. When MI6 agent 009 (Andy Bradford) is found dead at the British embassy in East Berlin dressed as a circus clown, 007 (Moore) is dispatched to investigate. The trail leads Bond to Octopussy (Maud Adams), a wealthy woman who leads a cult and operates a circus troupe that has been smuggling priceless Russian artifacts to the West for an Afghan prince named Kamal Khan (Louis Jourdan). Smuggling artifacts is one thing, but what the troupe is really smuggling is a nuclear weapon that a Soviet general (Steven Berkoff) plans on detonating at the U.S. Air Force base in West Germany in the hopes that the resulting devastation will prompt Europe to seek disarmament and leave its borders open to Soviet invasion.
Fabergé eggs, killer clowns, and an Octopus Cult! Tune in tonight at 8:00pm ET/ 5:00pm PT for Octopussy and then check the ReelzChannel schedule because we're playing 007 movies all month long!circus bond: octopussy
007 Movies All February watch another clip from Octopussy >> Posted 02.12.13 by BrentJS
"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
"Think twice, 007. It's a long way down."
After taking the spy action into space in the heavily science fiction-themed Moonraker (1979), producer Albert R. Broccoli wanted to bring 007 back down to Earth — both literally and figuratively — in the 12th movie in the franchise, For Your Eyes Only (1981). When a British spy boat carrying the Automatic Targeting Attack Communicator (ATAC) the Royal Navy uses to co-ordinate their fleet of Polaris nuclear submarines is sunk, MI6's top agent, James Bond (Roger Moore), is called into action to retrieve it from the depths of the Mediterranean Sea. Unbeknownst to Bond, the KGB is also aware that the ship has sunk and they've sent out agents to retrieve the ATAC before Bond can get his hands on it.
Gritty Cold War action in exotic locales with the fate of the world at stake, this is what Bond was made for! Tune in tonight at 8:00pm ET/ 5:00pm PT. We have more 007 movies all month long, see schedule for dates and times.you only live twice
007 Movies All February Posted 02.05.13 by BrentJS
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