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
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
It was announced several weeks ago that the Oscar telecast would include a James Bond tribute and it looks like the Bond recognition has already started. Host Seth MacFarlane took some time in the latest Oscar TV spot to recognize the iconic character.get shaken, not stirred
007 Movies All February See the hilarious new promo >> Posted 02.18.13 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
"He was your friend. And now he is your enemy and you will kill him."
In 1989, Eon Productions, the company responsible for all 23 James bond movies, began a lawsuit with studio MGM over foreign broadcast rights to the Bond movies that would delay the follow up to Licence to Kill. Despite not performing to box office expectations, Timothy Dalton was still in line to play 007, but as the delays continued, he eventually stepped down from the role in 1994.
Replacing Dalton was Pierce Brosnan who was almost cast as James Bond in 1986 but couldn't accept the role due to his contractual obligations to the TV show Remington Steele. Eschewing the darker tone of Licence to Kill, GoldenEye brought Bond back to his suave, womanizing roots, prompting the new M (Judi Dench) to call Bond a "sexist, misogynist dinosaur."
GoldenEye, the first movie not based on material by Bond creator Ian Fleming, sends Bond to Russia to keep the GoldenEye satellite weapon from the Janus crime syndicate, while a former colleague (Sean Bean) plots to use the satellite to cause a global meltdown.
Don't miss a minute of the action and the womanizing as Reelz airs 007 classics all month long.no one drives a tank like bond
007 Movies All February watch another clip >> Posted 02.13.13 by Ryan
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
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