SO DOES ENGLAND – Marking forty years of THE SPY WHO LOVED ME

7/7/77. As Bond film release dates go, the one for disco bullet The Spy Who Loved Me is perhaps the most unique for Double-O-Seven. Forty years later Roger Moore’s personal favourite of all his Bond movies is now a classic […]

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 […]

Make mine a Jyn & Krennic – The Force Is Strong With This ROGUE ONE

  As STAR WARS Celebration Europe unfurls the full force of its Ewok duvet-wetting treats for all fans awaiting anything Rogue One related, Disney & Team Kennedy-Abrams release the first official teaser poster and a behind-the-scenes featurette. The blue sky thinking […]

“This IS the STAR WARS film you are looking for” – Reviewing THE FORCE AWAKENS

Spoilers! The Force Awakens feels like a missing Star Wars movie that came out in 1985. Blessed with a cracking first half that beguiles and reminds of our Kenner-addled childhoods with magic, dignity and a heraldic swagger, Episode VII is a wilfully old […]

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 […]

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 […]

The film with the Midas Touch – GOLDFINGER @ 50

  A Sunday in March, 1964 Auric Goldfinger’s Ford Country Squire station wagon motors its charge along Main Street on a Sunday afternoon, passing the Embassy Picturehouse and pulling up dutifully at the lights. Its Mustang poppy-red and faux wooden […]

PLAY IT AGAIN SAM – Mendes returning for ‘Bond 24’

Sam Mendes returning to the Bond fold is great news. Not because Skyfall was the most successful Bond movie, the most successful British movie ever, won two Oscars and a few high profile gongs. It is not even because it […]