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Take heart, 007 fans! The 23rd James Bond film will go into production later this year with Daniel Craig returning as the iconic secret agent.
MGM and EON Productions announced Tuesday that the movie, slated to premiere...
James Bond Blu-ray Volumes 1 & 2
Tuesday, October 21, was an amazing day if you're a fan of the James Bond movies; MGM, through their distributor Fox, released 6 of the 20 "true" Bond movies in their catalog on Blu-ray for the first time. The discs feature stunning high definition transfers of the movies alongside great bonus material. All the bonus material from the Special Edition DVDs, released 5 or 6 years ago, appear on these "Ultimate Editions," along with new bonus material.
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
Have gun, will travel: Daniel Craig
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
James Garner, Maverick
Question: Help! Many years ago there was a TV program called Maverick, which was about two brothers, Bret and Bart. One was played by James Garner and the other by...? It's driving us nuts. Please try to help. I can see his face, but not his name. Thanks.Answer: Don't get too down about it, Irwin. The late Jack Kelly, often called "the other Maverick" while the series was on the air, seemed destined to play second banana to one star or another throughout his entertainment career. But to his credit, he had as good an attitude about it as anyone in the business.
Kelly started off his career at the age of 2 weeks, modeling for an Ivory Soap ad. But his early acting years were spent in the shadow of older sister Nancy, who won Tony for the play The Bad Seed and an Oscar nomination for the movie
Question: After reading your response to questions about who might play the next James Bond, I have my own question. Why on Earth would TPTB replace Pierce Brosnan? He was perfect for the role.
Answer: Not being the powers that be, I can't give you a definitive answer. But my gut tells me they want to replace Pierce Brosnan because, while he was perfect for the role of James Bond, he's aging out of it and they want a younger model in place before he's past his sell-by date, the way Roger Moore was when he finally stepped down. I mean no disrespect to Brosnan, who's still a great-looking man for his age, but he's 52; while his acting has only gotten stronger and more subtle, that's a little long in the tooth for Bond-style action. I also suspect money was invol
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