With New Year’s Day, 2017 arriving on a Sunday, Monday becomes a statutory holiday – and what better way to celebrate the New Year than with a little espionage?
Esquire Channel is celebrating with its ‘Pierce Brosnan James Bond Marathon’ on Monday, January 2nd – and to help you get ready for 2017, there’s a little help from 007 in making your New Year’s resolutions following the break.
Like some of my fellow critic friends, I started the month with a Bond binge, by the time I got to the end of Diamonds Are Forever – the 3rd movie in the franchise, I slapped myself thinking “What am I doing?” I didn’t want to OD on Bond before seeing the latest installment in one of my favorite franchises. I love me some Bond, but I hated Daniel Craig‘s last three Bond films – yes even the critically and financially successful Skyfall (I know I’m alone on my island with this opinion). So I wasn’t particularly thrilled to sit through another emo Bond experience.
How do we celebrate Thanksgiving? With turkey and dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, pumpkin pie and whipped/ice cream and, of course, eight helpings of 007!
Syfy is shaking things up on Thanksgiving weekend with a James Bond Marathon. Beginning at 6am(5C) on Thursday, November 26th, the network kicks things off with the first Bond of all, Dr. No – followed by all four Pierce Brosnan Bonds (GoldenEye, Tomorrow Never Dies, The World is Not Enough and Die Another Day).
Black Friday, November 27th brings Daniel Craig’s 007 in Casino Royale and Skyfall, and Saturday, November 28th, the Thanksgiving spy spree concludes with Quantum of Solace. Follow the jump for times.
How many times can Fox Home Video and MGM repackage the Bond movies? I mean really, I think I have 4 copies of every bond film. Even saying that, I feel dirty because the new collectible covers the new set arriving this September looks kind of gorgeous. Of course this is the collection that finally includes the Digital copy codes. Grrr…..
On this week’s GeekScholars Movie News podcast, the hosts dive into two big headlines making the rounds, starting with more Guardians of the Galaxy casting. With the news that Benicio Del Toro is joining the film, the question on everyone’s mind is whether or not he’ll be playing the villainous Thanos. Listen in to hear what the GeekScholars think about Del Toro and what traits they feel are necessary to bring Thanos to life.
Where to begin, where to begin? After being in limbo and bankruptcy heck for the last several years there was actually a chance that we would never have another Bond film. Many would say this would have been a tragedy because Daniel Craig was just starting to grow into the role. He had a lauded outing in Casino Royale but a dud in the follow-up Quantum of Solace.
In anticipation of the new Bond thriller SKYFALL and a look back at 50 years of James Bond in the movies, Sean, Leah and David talk about SKYFALL and their favorite Bond Movies and the men who played the secret agent.
Starring Leah Aldridge, Sean Wright and David Freedman
Directed by Amy Taylor.
Edited by Zack Delman.
Produced by David Freedman(@ShowRunnerDave), Cooper Griggs, Aaron Fink(@AaronEvanFink) and Pedro Raposo.
James Bond is presumed dead after a mission goes terribly wrong. But when M is in peril, James resurfaces to rescue her and redeem himself. We celebrate 50 years of 007 with a Bond Retrospective and SKYFALL preview review.
Starring Daniel Craig, Judi Dench, Javier Bardem.
Directed by Sam Mendes.
Written by Neal Purvis and Robert Wade.
Produced by Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson.
Genre: Spy Thriller. Watch us on PBS OC Saturdays at 6PM or at pbssocal.org/justseenit
This episode of the GeekScholars Movie News podcast, quite simply, is awesome. To start, the GeekScholars discuss, and speculate about, the headlines for the week which include the news that Al Pacino will play famed Penn State football coach Joe Paterno in a biopic, Daniel Craig’s future with the James Bond franchise, Star Trek 2‘s newly revealed title, thoughts on the announced Safe House prequel/ sequel, and the addition of Jim Carrey to Kick-Ass 2.
And while all of that sparked some really interesting (and very geeky) conversation, what you absolutely do not want to miss are the crew’s picks for recasting Raiders of the Lost Ask, in their latest installment of the GeekScholars Casting Competition, back by popular demand.
From there, the GeekScholars get into their Preview Reviews for the week, taking a look at the trailer for the holiday family comedy Parental Guidance, starring Billy Crystal and Bette Midler, as well as the first preview for the action-fantasy flick, Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, starring Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton.
The GeekScholars then wrap up the episode by looking at the weekend box-office to see what’s coming out in both wide and limited release.
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Daniel Craig will return to the role of James Bond for a third time.
MGM and EON Productions – whose Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli have been with franchise for many years – have announced that the twenty-third Bond film, simply referred to as ‘Bond 23,’ will be released on November 9, 2012.
Production will start toward the end of the year. The script is by Neal Purvis, Robert Wade and John Logan. Sam Mendes is directing.
What do James Bond [in all his various incarnations from Connery to Craig], Ghost Hunters and Hollywood Treasure have in common? They are all being marathoned [is that even a word?] for the Thanksgiving weekend. Then, to add to the multi-faceted fun, there’s an airing of Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park and the premiere of Triassic Attack – a Syfy Original directed by Eureka star, Colin Ferguson.