Send your movie questions to FlickChickSee Maitland McDonagh and Ken Fox review this weeks new flicks in Movie TalkThis DVD Tuesday is Casino Royale which features the sixth official James Bond suave Pierce Brosnans refreshingly rough-edged replacement Though Im often perceived as contrarian Im 100 percent on board with the opinion that Daniel Craig is the best James Bond since Sean Connery retired his license to kill all those years ago I dont think Casino Royale is the best Bond film ever I find Eva Green a thoroughly forgettable presence albeit a relief from the prefabricated anonymous likes of Denise Richards Teri Hatcher and Tanya Roberts and I could have done without having to sit through two large-scale action sequences before the start of the story proper Though to be fair the parkour sequence is pretty spectacular I just wish it hadnt been stuck at the beginning as some kind of sop to people who cant imagine a James Bond movie without a mess of
Question: Why is everybody saying this new guy can't be James Bond because he's blond? Roger Moore was blond!Answer: Thank you, Sharron! Yes, Roger Moore was indeed dark blond, as is Daniel Craig. And while fans are entitled to be as skeptical as they want, facts are facts: The Bond series has been going on for more than 40 years, and in order for it to continue, the actor playing Bond has to be replaced periodically. There have already been five James Bonds: Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton and
Question: Why on earth was George Lazenby given the role of James Bond in On Her Majesty's Secret Service? Was Sean Connery ill? Was there a contract dispute? Were the producers mad?
Answer: No longer the little-known actor who rocketed to fame in Dr. No (1962), Sean Connery retired from playing James Bond after his fifth outing, You Only Live Twice (1967). Australian model George Lazenby won the role after a high-profile search for a new 007, and I'm not alone in thinking he was actually good in On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969) and would probably have grown into the role if given half a chance. But he didn't clic