"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
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Posted 02.04.13 by BrentJS
It's important to learn from one's mistakes.
The original fairy tale of Hansel and Gretel told of a poor woodcutter's family, who are so poor that they leave their children in the woods to fend for themselves because they cannot afford to feed them. Abandoned, the siblings find a house made of gingerbread and sugar that houses a blind yet cannibalistic witch who wants to eat them. Instead, Gretel tricks the witch and burns her alive in her own oven and the kids live happily ever after.
The upcoming horror comedy Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters continues the siblings' story, taking Hansel and Gretel (Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton) into adulthood, where they are now trained witch hunters that are hired to defeat a coven of witches and retrieve the children they have abducted. As the title indicates, the movie is a tongue-in-cheek affair, and a bloody one at that, as revealed in the second red band trailer (the first red band trailer was released in October), which offers a simple, yet effective, lesson that Hansel and Gretel live by.only the sweetest trailers
Saturdays 10:00a ET / 7:00a PT watch the trailer >> Posted 01.07.13 by Ryan
This is going to be one bloody fairy tale.
Actor Jeremy Renner has been on a roll ever since his Academy Award–nominated performances in The Hurt Locker and The Town, which have translated into roles in franchises like The Avengers, the Bourne movies and Mission: Impossible. There's no telling whether the upcoming horror comedy Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters will be the next franchise for Renner, as audiences won't know until early next year whether the decision to delay the movie (twice!) was a red flag or savvy scheduling. Considering what we see in the new, bloody red band trailer — certainly an improvement over the movie's first trailer — we're inclined to say its the latter, but time will tell.more grimm trailers
Saturdays 10:00a ET / 7:00a PT watch the trailer and check out a new poster >> Posted 10.29.12 by Ryan
A new, longer international trailer for Taken 2 is now online and it shows Bryan "Very Particular Set of Skills" Mills (Liam Neeson) doing what he does best: kicking ass and taking names. Directed by Olivier Megaton (Transporter 3), the sequel to the 2009 smash-hit thriller Taken finds the family members of the Albanian kidnappers who snatched Mills' daughter, Kim (Maggie Grace), in the first movie — and who got to witness Mills' skills firsthand — out for revenge. Led by Murad (Rade Sherbedgia), whose son was killed by Mills, the Albanians attempt to re-kidnap Kim, along with her mother, Lenore (Famke Janssen), and Mills himself. (Maybe they should have titled the movie "Taken, Too"?) watch the new trailer >> Posted 08.02.12 by BrentJS
After the phenomenal success of the 2009 thriller Taken, which grossed $224 million worldwide, a sequel was only a matter of time. Liam Neeson announced the sequel was officially happening in March, and mentioned that it might be his character that gets abducted in the sequel. Maggie Grace, who played Neeson's daughter in the original, was announced as returning a month later.
Just a few days ago, 20th Century Fox announced the release date for Taken 2, which will arrive on October 5, 2012.
Now we known what the sequel will be about with the release of the official synopsis. read the synopsis and see who's playing the villain >> Posted 10.15.11 by Ryan
Most of us are familiar the Brothers Grimm story of Hansel and Gretel, where two young siblings are lured to the gingerbread-ed home of an evil witch who intends to eat them, but is anyone familiar with the story of a grown up Hansel and Gretel who decide to become witch slayers? That's the version that screenwriter D.W. Harper and director Tommy Wirkola (Dead Snow) have brought to Paramount Pictures. Gemma Arterton and Jeremy Renner were cast in the title roles last month, with actress Famke Janssen (the X-Men trilogy) joining the cast as the leader of the witches earlier this month.
The casting progress is enough for Paramount to schedule the movie's release date, with Deadline reporting that the $60 million budgeted, 3-D movie is set for a March 2, 2012, release date. Hansel and Gretel's only competition for that weekend is Universal's The Lorax, which is also being released in 3-D.
Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters is being produced by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay, with McKay telling MTV last May that the movie was "one of my favorite projects."
The script is kick ass. It's one of my favorite projects. Wirkola is an unbelievable director. His script is awesome. We're all just giddy about that one...Also, the witches are awesome in it. Nasty, mean witches, and we'll get some great actresses for them as well.
McKay also expressed interest in turning Hansel and Gretel into a franchise. "If I step back, it feels to me like, 'God, I could watch a bunch of these, just having read the script and knowing what Wirkola's style is,'" McKay admitted. "I'd be very happy if he did three of them." Posted 02.19.11 by Ryan
Brett Ratner is tired of defending his directorial work in X-Men: The Last Stand, but fans continue to wonder what might have been if Bryan Singer had finished his X-Men trilogy, instead of defecting to Superman Returns. Michael Dougherty, the screenwriter for X2: X-Men United who joined Singer's defection, explained his ideas for X3 to Slashfilm in a recent podcast (transcribed by TheGeekFiles).
You found out was that Phoenix [(Famke Janssen)] was going round the world taking things into her own hands and that she had basically returned as a god, which they did in X3. She had viewed herself as above the conflict, that she was here to end things on her terms, she was sick of the fighting andshe was going to take things into her own hands and she did not give a s**t what the X-Men or the Brotherhood had to say about it.
And ultimately the way it was going to end, at least the version I was pushing for ... she kind of becomes that cosmic force that Phoenix is known to be, she leaves Earth and becomes a god, or at least a higher level of intelligence, and she goes into the cosmos possibly to kick-start life somewhere else. The final scene for me would have been her telling Cyclops [(James Marsden)] or her telling the X-Men "I'll be watching."
Dougherty also planned a different outcome for Rogue (Anna Paquin).
The whole point of Rogue's character is that she is supposed to come to terms with who she is and also I don't think it's good to tell girls "Yeah you should change yourselves so you can get a guy."
Instead The Last Stand saw Rogue lose her powers, Cyclops die, and Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) kill Phoenix, all to the disappointment of the fans.
You can check out the entire podcast here. Posted 11.10.09 by Ryan
If you don't have a comedy coming up these days in Hollywood, you are totally out of the loop.
Variety is reporting that shooting has already started on The Wackness, a comedy written and directed by Jonathan Levine (All the Boys Love Mandy Lane) about a teenaged drug dealer who trades pot for therapy sessions and then falls for his shrink's daughter. Sir Ben Kingsley (Schindler's List, You Kill Me), Famke Janssen (X-Men, Love & Sex), and Mary-Kate Olsen (Full House, New York Minute) all have roles.
And The Hollywood Reporter has news on three more comedies.
The funnyman with the unbelievably deep voice, Will Arnett, (Arrested Development, Blades of Glory) will finally get his moment in the sun with Space Invader, a comedy about the son of a NASA legend who must overcome his fear of flying to win back his astronaut girlfriend--who is, of course, headed into space with an unbelievable hunk. It will be directed by Andrew Currie (Fido, Mile Zero).
Kate Hudson and Dane Cook (Employee of the Month) are slated to act opposite each other in Bachelor No. 2, a romantic comedy about a man whose job it is to take women on awful dates so they go back to their ex-boyfriends. The dry and hilarious Alec Baldwin will co-star and Howard Deutch (The Whole Ten Yards, Pretty in Pink) will direct.
Finally, teen-movie queens Rachael Leigh Cook (She's All That) and Sarah Roemer (Disturbia) are signed to star in a romantic comedy called The Golden Door, about a blue-collar nursing student who gets a job as a swanky Manhattan doorman and falls in love with one of the residents. Joseph Cross (Running With Scissors) and Snoop Dogg (Starsky & Hutch) are in negotiations to co-star. Posted 08.11.07 by reelz