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
"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
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 Skyfall being released on DVD and Blu-ray this week and Reelz airing Bond movies all month long, we thought now would be a great time to chart 007’s camp factor through the ages. We’ve picked one Bond flick from every decade to represent that era’s Bond to see how the different Bonds stack up cheese-wise. embrace the camp
007 Movies All February Check Out Our Bar Graph >> Posted 02.11.13 by Mandy
Ian Fleming wrote his first James Bond novel in 1952, and finished 11 novels total before his death in 1964. The legacy of Fleming's creation lives on in the movies, the 23rd of which, Skyfall, has earned over a billion dollars in worldwide box office.
Of course, with that many movies in the series, it might seem difficult to be conversant on a character like James Bond with only 8 hours to work with, but we've come up with a group of Bond movies that spans the character's 50 years of cinema and will help you talk like a Bond expert in no time. And for anybody looking to be conversant in Bond, you're in luck — all four of the Bond flicks on the list are airing this month on Reelz.celebrating 50 years of bond
007 Movies All February click to start your eight hours >> Posted 02.02.13 by Ryan
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
When Skyfall opens in North America this weekend — the Sam Mendes-directed action thriller opened two weeks ago in the U.K. and has already racked up nearly $300 million in foreign markets — it will be the twenty-third time American audiences will have the chance to marvel at the daring exploits of Ian Fleming's classic British spy on the big screen. Though Bond is indelibly British, one of America's greatest entertainers may have actually worked for the real-life "M" that inspired Bond's spymaster boss. what's the strange truth behind the fiction? >> Posted 11.06.12 by BrentJS
By the numbers: 50 years, 23 movies, 6 James Bonds, 100% awesomecovering the new classics
Weeknights after the movies Posted 10.26.12 by BrentJS
"Mommy was very bad."
Since the first trailer debuted for the upcoming 23rd James Bond movie Skyfall, the promotional footage revealed for the movie has tried not to reveal too much about the movie's plot. Outside of the synopsis, which said that Bond's (Daniel Craig) loyalty to M (Judi Dench) will be tested when her past comes back to haunt her, the clips and TV spots have avoided revealing how M's past "came back to haunt her." The latest trailer reveals just a bit more of the movie's plot, as it starts with Ralph Fiennes admonishing M for losing a vital source of information for Mi6. trailers, the latest trailers
Saturdays 10:00a ET / 7:00a PT watch the trailer and a new clip >> Posted 10.23.12 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