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Big Chief Studios’ James Bond and Dr. No collectible figures revealed

Sideshow has released promotional images for Big Chief Studios’ James Bond and Dr. No collectible action figures, based on the likenesses of Sean Connery and Joseph Wiseman in 007’s first big screen adventure from 1962; check them out here…

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James Bond is dispatched to Jamaica to investigate the disappearance of a fellow British agent. The trail leads 007 to the underground base of Dr. No, who is plotting to disrupt the American Project Mercury space launch with a radio beam weapon.

Dr. No is a brilliant scientist who offered his skills and expertise to the Americans, and then the Soviets. Rejected by both superpowers he relocated to his island lair, Crab Key in Jamaica. Now an operative of the secretive organization Spectre, No embarks on his criminal plot.

Officially licensed and fully authorized by Eon Productions Ltd., the James Bond Sixth Scale Collector Edition Figures
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James Bond iconic logo to feature in F1 racing cars

The James Bond movie is all making the right buzz. Right from its inception from Dr. No (1962) to Spectre (2015), the movie has gripped the audience till date. The movie was one of its kind, written by the well-known author, Ian Fleming.?

Now, with the Bond 25 yet to be released we find that the movie is already creating a buzz by giving us a glimpse from its sets to the visit of the Royal Highness. Now we find something interesting that has come up from the James Bond series.

In the official account of James Bond, we get a glimpse of ?The two Aston Martin F1 racing cars embedded with a James Bond logo. The logo has been a signature and has been presented in almost all James Bond movies.?

Looking at it the first thing we remember is the signature entry by James Bond and background score that plays with it.
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007: 10 Things From The Films That Aged Poorly

Few film series have run even half as long as James Bond. The debut feature was 1962's Dr. No, starring Sean Connery. The actor played the character five consecutive times before George Lazenby was cast. Then, Sean returned once more before Roger Moore took the reigns. The role can change actors without resetting a timeline or disturbing the continuity, so it seems like the world's favorite MI6 agent may be out in the field forever.

Given how old some of the films are getting, some things within them that haven't aged well. Film making has changed along with societal norms, making some parts of the movies cringe-worthy by today's standards. This list will point out ten egregious things that haven't gotten better with the passage of time. This doesn't mean that the whole movie is terrible or not worth watching; criticizing part of a piece doesn't indicate that the whole thing is trash.
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Should 007 Treat Women Better? ‘Bond Doesn’t Need To,’ Phoebe Waller-Bridge Says, But Her Film Will

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Across 24 previous 007 films, James Bond has tangled with women of every background imaginable: some every bit his equal (see Michelle Yeoh in “Tomorrow Never Dies” and Sophie Marceau in “The World Is Not Enough”), and some who’ve felt dropped into his spy adventures as little more than eye candy with next to nothing to do. That hit or miss record is almost certainly because the Bond film franchise has historically only ever had one female screenwriter: Johanna Harwood, who helped launch the series with writing credits on its first two films, “Dr. No” and “From Russia With Love.”

Until now that is: “Fleabag” star Phoebe Waller-Bridge has polished the script for Bond 25, currently shooting in Jamaica, after she helped bring a more contemporary edge to the spy genre by creating the acclaimed BBC America series “Killing Eve.”

So does Waller-Bridge want to address the 007 franchise’s historical wrongs against women?
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Phoebe Waller-Bridge: James Bond Is “Absolutely Relevant Now” But The Film “Has To Treat Women Properly”

Phoebe Waller-Bridge: James Bond Is “Absolutely Relevant Now” But The Film “Has To Treat Women Properly”
Phoebe Waller-Bridge has opened up about her contribution to the forthcoming James Bond film, calling it “absolutely relevant now.” However, she has warned that it has to “grow” and “evolve” and the film has to “treat women properly,” even if Bond himself doesn’t.

The Fleabag creator, who adapted Killing Eve for television, told Deadline about her work polishing the script for the Cary Joji Fukunaga-directed film, which is due for release in 2020.

She has become only the second woman in Bond history to be credited on a script after Johanna Hardwood, who wrote on 1962’s Dr. No and 1963’s From Russia With Love.

“There’s been a lot of talk about whether or not [the Bond franchise] is relevant now because of who he is and the way he treats women,” she said. “I think that’s bollocks. I think he’s absolutely relevant now. It has just got to grow.
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‘Bond 25’ Has Age Issues, Only One of Which Is Daniel Craig

‘Bond 25’ Has Age Issues, Only One of Which Is Daniel Craig
Daniel Craig ran on a dock, hurt his ankle, and hobbled “Bond 25” for a week. Shooting on location in Jamaica, Eon Prods. is likely well protected from any short-term ill effects: That’s what production insurance is for. However, for both the 51-year-old actor who portrays James Bond and the 57-year-old franchise he services, age is now a factor.

Here are some concerns for the Bond 25 team:

This One Needs to Be a Rebound

Released in 2015, “Spectre” grossed around $900 million worldwide; its 2012 predecessor “Skyfall” made an adjusted $1.2 billion. “Spectre” still turned a profit, but that’s a 25% downward trend that needs to be reversed. Domestically, “Skyfall” was the third biggest domestic hit, behind only “Thunderball” and “Goldfinger.” However, “Spectre” did over 77% of its business overseas. Even in these days of growing foreign impact, this was particularly high — and in North America, it had the lowest gross of Craig’s Bond titles.
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‘Sprinter’ Director Storm Saulter Shows That Jamaica Means More Than James Bond

‘Sprinter’ Director Storm Saulter Shows That Jamaica Means More Than James Bond
This is the latest installment of “Breaking Black,” a weekly column focused on emerging black talent.

Jamaica is a long-favored foreign location for film, TV, and commercial production, from 1962’s “Dr. No” to the upcoming “Bond 25.” However, Negril, Jamaica native Storm Saulter is on a mission to bring his home’s complex social and cultural dynamics to the masses. His feature debut, “Better Mus’ Come (2010), was hailed as a landmark in Caribbean filmmaking, and his latest, “Sprinter,” which boasts Will and Jada Pinkett Smith as executive producers, marks a rare instance of a film by a Jamaican filmmaker, telling a Jamaican story, receiving a theatrical release in the Us.

“‘Sprinter’ is definitely breaking new ground with this release,” Saulter said. “Not that there hasn’t been great cinema to come out of Jamaica before, starting with of course ‘The Harder They Come,’ which is a brilliant work of independent cinema.
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Daniel Craig Thinks Every Gender and Race Should Be Considered for the Next James Bond

Daniel Craig Thinks Every Gender and Race Should Be Considered for the Next James Bond
Daniel Craig will conclude his run as 007 in the next James Bond movie, and the English actor would be happy to see a woman replace him afterward. After retiring from the role, Craig will have portrayed Bond across five separate movies, and is now eager to pass the torch along to someone else. Speaking with the Daily Mirror, Craig was asked about potential replacements for Bond now that he is stepping away from the role. Specifically, Craig offered his thoughts on if the next 007 could be a different gender or color "I think that &#173everybody should be &#173considered. Also for women and for African-Americans, there should be great parts anyway, across the board," Craig emphatically stated.

With a working title of James Bond 25, the next movie in the series is due to arrive in UK theaters on April 3, 2020. The plot will see Bond traveling to Jamaica to step away from his work as a superspy,
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Why Phoebe Waller-Bridge Is the Perfect Choice to Make ‘Bond 25’ Better

Saving the world is serious business, and so is finding the right balance of James Bond badassery and insouciance. As such, the confirmation that Phoebe Waller-Bridge has been hired onto the upcoming “Bond 25” to help polish the script bodes well for the franchise. Ever since the 1960s when “Dr. No” became the first big-screen adaptation of Ian Fleming’s 007 novels, Bond has continued to stay relevant by continuing to update and reinvent itself for every generation.

Enter Waller-Bridge, who’s made a name for herself by creating BBC America’s spy thriller “Killing Eve” and the dramedy “Fleabag” on Amazon. The British actress, writer, playwright, and director may not seem like the most obvious choice to tweak the most masculine of franchises, but her voice and sensibilities actually make her uniquely qualified to give it the punch up it needs. Here’s a look at her qualifications:

Her Irreverent
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‘Bond 25’: More Has Been Revealed About Daniel Craig’s Finale Than You Might Think

‘Bond 25’: More Has Been Revealed About Daniel Craig’s Finale Than You Might Think
We still don’t have a title for “Bond 25,” but we’ve got a baddie (“Bohemian Rhapsody” Oscar winner Rami Malek), a Bond lady (Ana de Armas from “Blade Runner 2049”), and a premise for Cary Joji Fukunaga to direct. Obviously, it was less than what we were hoping for, as producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli announced the full cast during a live stream event Thursday from author Ian Fleming’s GoldenEye retreat in Jamaica (the spiritual home of the franchise where “Dr. No” and “Live and Let Die” were filmed).

Eschewing the usual Bond launch press conference, they were joined by James Bond star Daniel Craig and Fukunaga, who answered a few fan questions from Twitter. Meanwhile, Malek provided a quip via a video feed from New York about “making sure that Bond doesn’t have an easy ride.”

A word about #BOND25 from Rami Malek pic.
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Rami Malek confirmed as new cast unveiled for 'Bond 25'

Rami Malek confirmed as new cast unveiled for 'Bond 25'
Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Scott Burns among writers.

Oscar winner Rami Malek has joined the cast of the 25th James Bond film.

Other new cast members revealed today (April 25) were Ana De Armas (Blade Runner 2049), David Dencik, Dali Benssalah (A Faithful Man) and Lashana Lynch (Captain Marvel).

They will appear alongside Daniel Craig - in supposedly his final outing as James Bond - and other returning cast Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Léa Seydoux, Rory Kinnear, Jeffrey Wright and Ben Whishaw.

The news was announced via a livestream from famous Bond location GoldenEye in Jamaica, where Ian Fleming wrote the original Bond novels.
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David Picker, Studio Chief Who Acquired James Bond Novels for UA, Dies at 87

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David Picker, Studio Chief Who Acquired James Bond Novels for UA, Dies at 87
David Picker, who headed United Artists, Paramount and Columbia’s motion picture divisions and was known for forging relationships with groundbreaking filmmakers and material, died Saturday in New York. He was 87 and had been suffering from colon cancer.

MGM tweeted, “We are saddened to hear that a member of the United Artists family has passed away. David Picker was a true visionary who brought iconic films to theaters such as the James Bond franchise.”

Picker brought the James Bond novels and the Beatles to United Artists; helped launch Steve Martin’s movie career and oversaw boundary-pushing movies like “Last Tango in Paris” and “Midnight Cowboy.”

Among the Hollywood figures who started out working for Picker as an assistant were Jeffrey Katzenberg, Bonnie Arnold, Tom Rothman and Jonathan Demme. His 2013, “Musts, Maybes and Nevers,” was a candid look at both his hits and flops, and he was honored with the PGA
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Phoebe Waller-Bridge to Polish ‘Bond 25’ Script

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Phoebe Waller-Bridge to Polish ‘Bond 25’ Script
“Fleabag” and “Killing Eve” creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge has been brought in to polish the script for the next James Bond film, Variety has confirmed.

News of Waller-Bridge’s involvement on the currently untitled Bond film, the 25th in the long-running franchise and the fifth to star Daniel Craig, first appeared in Britain’s Observer newspaper on Sunday. A source with knowledge of the situation confirmed that the British writer was indeed taking a pass through the script and that director Cary Fukunaga was fully aware of the decision. The source said production remained on track to begin at the end of April.

Waller-Bridge’s involvement came at the direct request of Craig, according to the Observer, which said Craig felt the script needed a polish to add more humor. The Emmy- and BAFTA-nominated writer is known for her offbeat, caustic humor and strong characterization.

She recently concluded an off-Broadway
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Bronson Gets a Blast from the Past in Young’s ‘Cold Sweat’ (1970) | Blu-ray Review

Terence Young will forever be remembered amongst the pantheon of James Bond directors, having helmed Dr. No (1962), From Russia with Love (1963) and Thunderball (1965). But his filmography following these titles yields an interesting, if uneven coterie of classic thrillers and a variety of obscured curios. Amongst these is 1970’s Cold Sweat, a French-Italian co-produced thriller which features Charles Bronson and Liv Ullmann as a married couple who are confronted by the secret, criminal past he barely escaped from a decade years (the pairing would end up being the first of three from Young and Bronson) and based on a novel by Richard Matheson.…
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What’s Coming to Hulu in February 2019

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February is here, which means Valentine’s Day is around the corner. Hulu is offering traditional fare (think Kleenex and chocolates) like the Sandra Bullock-led rom-com “While You Were Sleeping,” as well as “Four Weddings and a Funeral,” “Moonstruck,” and “Barefoot.”

Why stop at romantic relationships though? Celebrate Galentine’s Day, the Feb. 13 “holiday” popularized by “Parks and Recreation,” which honors women and female friendship. Check out the thrilling “Thelma & Louise” or “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider,” and for campy reality TV fun, watch women fight and make up on “The Real Housewives of New York City.”

Hulu has also brought out a spate of James Bond films, so get yourself a martini and marathon “Dr. No,” “From Russia With Love,” and “Thunderball,” all the way up to “Tomorrow Never Dies.”

Additionally, recent critically acclaimed movies available on the platform this month include the dark comedy western “The Sisters Brothers,
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Here’s Everything Coming to and Leaving Hulu in November

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Hulu’s slate of new titles arriving on the platform in November is here.

Wonder,” starring Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson and Jacob Tremblay, will arrive on Hulu Nov. 2. The movie, based on the novel of the same name, tells the story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters the fifth grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time.

The complete series of “Married with Children” will arrive on the platform on Nov. 9, and the Season 1 premiere of “The Bisexual” will drop on Nov. 16. The “Oceans” trilogy will also become available, beginning Nov. 1.

Also Read: Hulu in Talks to Create a Smaller, More Affordable TV Bundle

Here’s the complete list of titles coming to and leaving Hulu below.

Available Nov. 1

K: Complete Season 2 (Dubbed) (Viz)

Sailor Moon: Complete Season 3 (Dubbed) (Viz)

Six: Complete Season 2 (History)

10 to Midnight (1983)

28 Days Later (2002)

2001 Maniacs (2005)

The Accused (1988)

The Adventures of Priscilla,
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James Bond Directors: A Complete History

Paul Bradshaw Sep 24, 2018

Now that a director has been confirmed for Bond 25, we take a look back at the men who made 007.

This article comes from Den of Geek UK.

Directing a James Bond movie is pretty big deal. Bond 25 was thrown into chaos when Danny Boyle dropped out, and the news that Cary Fukunaga signed on to replace him has made headlines around the world. But it’s only recently that anyone actually cared who was behind the camera on a 007 film.

Partly because big name “auteurs” don’t often make franchise movies, partly because the Bond producers have always aimed for a kind of stylistic consistency to stop anyone putting a particularly big stamp on it, and mostly because 007 has always been more about a dozen other things that don’t have anything to do with the camerawork – most of the men (and they are all
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Cary Joji Fukunaga Can Bring the Human Factor Back to James Bond

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In case you hadn’t noticed, the filmmakers chosen in recent years to direct James Bond films represent a serious break with the past. The new way all started when the series’ overseers — who tend to weigh these decisions as if they were matters of state — chose Marc Forster, the acclaimed director of “Monster’s Ball” and “Finding Neverland,” to direct “Quantum of Solace.” The trend continued when Sam Mendes, the Oscar-winning director of “American Beauty,” was chosen to make “Skyfall,” and Danny Boyle, the Oscar-winning director of “Slumdog Millionaire,” was chosen to helm Bond 25 (even though he left before he began).

Now, with the choice of Cary Joji Fukunaga, the trend continues. Fukunaga has no Oscars under his belt, but he is, by any standard, an audacious and celebrated filmmaker. His first feature, “Sin Nombre,” took the best director prize at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. He followed that
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James Bond directors: a complete history

Paul Bradshaw Sep 23, 2018

Now a director has been confirmed for Bond 25, we take a look back at the men who made 007

Directing a James Bond movie is pretty big deal. Bond 25 was thrown into chaos when Danny Boyle dropped out, and the news that Cary Fukunaga signed-on to replace him has made headlines around the world. But it’s only recently that anyone actually cared who was behind the camera on a 007 film.

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Partly because big name “auteurs” don’t often make action movies, partly because the Bond producers have always aimed for a kind of stylistic consistency to stop anyone putting a particularly big stamp on it, and mostly because 007 has always been more about a dozen other things
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Sean Connery movies: 20 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Goldfinger,’ ‘The Untouchables,’ ‘Dr. No’

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Sean Connery movies: 20 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Goldfinger,’ ‘The Untouchables,’ ‘Dr. No’
Sean Connery celebrates his 88th birthday on August 25. One can only assume that the man who turned James Bond into a 50-plus year film franchise is toasting the event with a martini. Yet 007 isn’t the only iconic role for the actor. In honor of his birthday, let’s take a look back at 20 of his greatest films, ranked from worst to best.

Connery became a star with the first Bond film, “Dr. No” (1962). In that film, Connery set the bar for every actor who would have to play the debonair British agent armed with an arsenal of gadgets and a way with the ladies. He reprised the role six subsequent times: “From Russia with Love” (1963), “Goldfinger” (1964), “Thunderball” (1965), “You Only Live Twice” (1967), “Diamonds Are Forever” (1971), and “Never Say Never Again” (1983).

After decades in front of the camera, Connery finally won an Academy Award as Best Supporting Actor for Brian de
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