Eagerly Awaiting ‘Solace’ Part 3

Eagerly Awaiting ‘Solace’ Part 3

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For me, James Bond was an intricate part of my childhood.  I was in awe of these movies.  Also a huge influence was Siskel and Ebert.  I remember Sunday mornings spent eagerly awaiting the latest episode of ‘At the Movies.’  Yes, I was a dork.  I own that. [Read more…]

Eagerly Awaiting ‘Solace’ Part 2

Eagerly Awaiting ‘Solace’ Part 2

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One thing the James Bond films are not shy about are tie-ins and marketing.  From the beginning, the films have always been released in tandem with a large array of different products, toys and games.  Along with the products, there are always promotional shows.  These programs always include a couple of new clips from the most recent adventure, but also spend a lot of time looking at the old films. [Read more…]

Eagerly Awaiting ‘Solace’ Part 1

With the latest James Bond movie, ‘Quantum of Solace,’ opening in the US on November 145h, (and even earlier in other parts around the world,) the anticipation, (and the marketing) for the movie is in full force.
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Dear Hollywood Film Fans…

Dear Hollywood Film Fans…

james_bond_quantum_of_solace_movie_image_daniel_craig_and_olga_kurylenko.jpgHey fans, it’s me.  How’s it going?  I got a question for you: why are you here?  Why are you reading this?  Because you like movies.  [Read more…]

Jack White Would Like You to Buy A Coke

White Stripes and Raconteurs musician Jack White would like you to buy a Coke.  Hot on the heels of the announcement that White, along with Alicia Keys, will be performing the title song from the new James Bond movie, ‘Quantum of Solace,’  White has written the music for a new commercial for Coke Zero, which features images inspired by Maurice Binder’s Bond opening credit sequences.

Check out the commercial below.  Frankly, I like it, but I’m eagerly anticipating ‘Quantum of Solace,’ so, anything that reminds me of Bond, it’s a good thing.  -Sam

‘Quantum of Solace’ Trailer Released

‘Quantum of Solace’ Trailer Released

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The trailer for ‘Quantum of Solace,’ the latest James Bond movie has been released.

For me, I’m offically excited.  The teaser didn’t really do it for me, but this trailer has me looking forward to November 14th.  (‘Quantum’ was one of many movies who shifted opening dates after the latest Harry Potter movie pushed to Summer 2009.)

Check out the trailer here.

Jack White & Alicia Keys to Do Bond Theme Song

And you thought they were just being coy about Amy Winehouse doing the title song.  Reuters is reporting that Jack White and Alicia Keys will team up to perform the theme song to the new James Bond movie, ‘Quantum of Solace.’

The song, written by White, is titled, ‘Another Way to Die.’  It is also the first Bond theme to be a duet.

I’m curious.  I’m a huge fan of Mr. White, with both the White Stripes and the Raconteurs, and I don’t mind terribly the few Alicia Keys songs that I’ve heard.  But, Bond?  Really?  If the report wasn’t coming from Reuters, I don’t know if I’d believe it.

Well, it could be worse.  They could have gotten Madonna to do it again.

Bond Comes to Blu-Ray

Bond Comes to Blu-Ray

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High Def Digest is reporting that MGM/UA is prepping six James Bond films for Blu-Ray DVD this fall, in anticipation of the latest movie, ‘Quantum of Solace.’

The films set for the high-def upgrade are, ‘Dr. No,’ ‘From Russia With Love,’ ‘Thunderball,’ ‘Live and Let Die,’ ‘For Your Eyes Only,’ and ‘Die Another Day.’

Wait, ‘Die Another Day?’ Really? That’s the best you can do? ‘Die Another Day?’ The one with an invisible car? Aaaaagggghhh… I mean, hell, why not rush out ‘Moonraker?’ Sweet Jesus, why? At least it’s a start.

For me, the James Bond series is cinematic comfort food. I know every line and every scene, but love them dearly. The Bond enthusiasm is running especially high at the moment, as it’s the 100th birthday celebration for Ian Flemming, creator of Bond. There’s the new book and the upcoming movie. And Daniel Craig has probably been the best Bond since, dare I say it? George Lazenby.

No matter what the movies are, I know I’ll buy them. Yeah, I’m a sucker. -Sam

100 Years of James Bond

100 Years of James Bond

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It was 100 years ago today that author Ian Fleming was born. Fleming, best known for creating James Bond, lived a life almost as interesting as any of his novels. A spy for the Allies during World War II, a world traveler and a bit of a ladies man, Fleming lived life to the fullest. [Read more…]

Bond Pics

Bond Pics

Bond_2Bond_1 Pictures from ‘Quantum of Solace’ have been released and from the looks of it Bond is back in a big way and so is the beehive. The last Bond, ‘Casino Royale,’ got me all jazzed for a series that I had become to grow weary of. I hope that they continue down this road with the latest installment.

Here is another picture of Bond looking all beat up. Much like he would look if I ever started raining fists of pain on him for trying to steal my girlfriend. Just because you have good looks, money, nice clothes, a cool car, are deadly … oh Bond, you ARE amazing! Sorry about all the tough talk earlier. I just get jealous. Date me!