LIVELY AND LET DIE – EON Productions announce a new spy thriller, The Rhythm Section

Blake Lively to star in new Barbara Broccoli and Michael G Wilson’s new spy thriller, The Rhythm Section. Based on the Stephanie Patrick novels by Mark Burnell, this new film about an assassin spy will star American actress Blake Lively […]

The Beverly Hills Have Eyes – Reviewing THE KID STAYS IN THE PICTURE

There is a point in director Simon McBurney’s breathless The Kid Stays in the Picture when you realise that the onstage chat and spotlit conversations about John Huston and the shooting of the 1974 American new-wave classic Chinatown is coming from Danny […]

FROM PINEWOOD WITH LOVE – celebrating 80 years of movie majesty

From London Melody to Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool, Pinewood Studios has now been home to British cinema production for eighty years. The moments of cinema that a plot of land in Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire can lay claim to are […]

AND THE BOND PLAYED ON – Reviewing SOME KIND OF HERO

Clearly taking Ken Adam’s gargantuan volcano sets as its inspiration, Some Kind of Hero – The Remarkable Story of the James Bond Films is a mammoth tome. And just like Adam’s famous Bond design work, this new work is redolent of effort, savvy […]

“Come in Number One, we were expecting you” – Sam Smith & WRITING’S ON THE WALL make 007 chart history

CONGRATULATIONS to Barbara Broccoli, Team EON and the SPECTRE ensemble for making Bond chart history with the Bond series first UK Number One! Sam Smith’s WRITING’S ON THE WALL has gone straight to the top of the British charts in […]

PENS MIGHTIER THAN SWORDS – Reviewing BOND BY DESIGN – THE ART OF THE JAMES BOND FILMS

With a growing archive of at least 15,000 illustrations, famed Bond creative hub EON Productions has collated a celebratory [and of course timely] coffee table look at 53 years of 007 design. Written by EON’s Archive Director Meg Simmonds, Bond […]

OFF THE WALL – Sam Smith is announced as SPECTRE’s title song performer

The official writing is finally on the wall with the announcement that British singer Sam Smith is performing  Writing’s On The Wall– the title song to the 24th Bond movie, Spectre. Just like Adele before him, the multi-Grammy award winning […]

SPECTRE – EON Productions let the cat out the bag on the 24th Bond opus

“Welcome to the 007 Stage – where budgets go to die” – Sam Mendes So sure as light follows day, finger follows gold and fall follows sky, there will be a new James Bond movie. So at a traditional press call (this time at the […]

Catching SPECTRE – discussing Bond, his new mission, Vodka Martinis and SPECTRE monorails

“SPECTRE is a nod to the Connery cat-stroking years” Talking Bond, SPECTRE, Vodka Martinis and villain’s monorails on Five News… “SPECTRE goes right back to the heart of Bond” And taking things with a twist of lemon and a spin […]