Bond #25: NO TIME TO DIE

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Because something will happen. But here's the story of the day:

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/apple-amazon-join-race-james-bond-film-rights-1035539

The James Bond sweepstakes has taken an unexpected turn. While Warner Bros. remains in the lead to land film distribution rights to the megafranchise — whose deal with Sony expired after 2015’s Spectre — a couple of unlikely suitors have emerged that also are in hot pursuit: Apple and Amazon.

The tech giants are willing to spend in the same ballpark as Warners, if not much more, for the rights, sources tell The Hollywood Reporter. MGM has been looking for a deal for more than two years, and Sony, Universal and Fox also had been pursuing the property, with Warners and Sony the most aggressive.

But the emergence of Apple — which is considered such a viable competitor that Warners is now pressing MGM hard to close a deal — and Amazon shows that the digital giants consider Bond one of the last untapped brands (like a Marvel, Pixar or Lucasfilm) that could act as a game-changer in the content space. Apple’s and Amazon’s inclusion in the chase would indicate that more is on the table than film rights, including the future of the franchise if MGM will sell or license out for the right price.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 6 September 2017 18:25 (two years ago) link

a game-changer in the content space

hhnnnnnnggggghhhhhhhh

Wesley Shackleton explained "look at that beast." (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 6 September 2017 18:27 (two years ago) link

"Revaluated and IP-exploited, not stirred."

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 6 September 2017 18:28 (two years ago) link

psyched for the bond/transparent crossover possibilities if amazon gets the rights tho

Wesley Shackleton explained "look at that beast." (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 6 September 2017 18:30 (two years ago) link

Everything is friggin' content and franchising now lol

Acid Hose (Capitaine Jay Vee), Wednesday, 6 September 2017 21:41 (two years ago) link

A period take on Moonraker (the book) would be great, I think. I'd watch it anyway.

Chuck_Tatum, Wednesday, 6 September 2017 22:47 (two years ago) link

All I want to know is what does this mean for my James Bond theme park

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 6 September 2017 22:54 (two years ago) link

A period take on Moonraker (the book) would be great, I think. I'd watch it anyway.

Yeah I've long thought this. A 50s Bond TV series directly adapting the books, and basically portraying Bond as the monster he is. Anyway the book Moonraker has my favorite Fleming sequence, the extended club/dining/gambling bit near the front.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 6 September 2017 23:04 (two years ago) link

gonna be a movie where Bond is mind-controlled using some kind of serum and does things like shoot Wimpy's employees and blow up politician's vehicles and then he manages to break free of the spell and realizes all the people he's killed and vows revenge against the mastermind, Spanish Flye

Neanderthal, Wednesday, 6 September 2017 23:12 (two years ago) link

Xpost - Yes, amazing scene, and it's great spending all that time with M. I much prefer their relationship in the books - much less antagonistic and exposition-y.

Chuck_Tatum, Wednesday, 6 September 2017 23:29 (two years ago) link

MGM's sole reason to exist is to sell the rights to Bond movies.. they should sell so they can put themselves out of their misery

officer sonny bonds, lytton pd (mayor jingleberries), Wednesday, 6 September 2017 23:31 (two years ago) link

xpost -- It's a great portrayal of a quietly nervous mindset about the future, on top of it being an entertainment.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 6 September 2017 23:32 (two years ago) link

True! I only started reading the Bond books a couple years ago, and was very pleasantly surprised by how beautifully written and thoughtful they are (while still being totally weird, fun and lurid). .

Chuck_Tatum, Wednesday, 6 September 2017 23:42 (two years ago) link

i have been thinking about giving the books a go myself

maybe this year is my year...

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 6 September 2017 23:45 (two years ago) link

MGM's sole reason to exist is to sell the rights to Bond movies.. they should sell so they can put themselves out of their misery

Steven Bach reckoned in Final Cut that owning Bond (and getting a distribution arm they ultimately couldn't use for a few years) was why MGM pounced on United Artists after Heaven's Gate crashed the company.

to fly across the city and find Aerosmith's car (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 6 September 2017 23:49 (two years ago) link

Xpost - They're really good! I'd try Casino Royale or Moonraker to start. Avoid Goldfinger - it's the only one where the movie is better. And has too much golf.

Chuck_Tatum, Wednesday, 6 September 2017 23:52 (two years ago) link

noted :)

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 6 September 2017 23:54 (two years ago) link

Might as well start with Casino, yeah -- kick it off with the whole shebang. Live and Let Die is *really* fucked up, I'd almost say skip it -- when the racism is just one of the problems with it, well, there you go. (Similarly, Dr No is extremely hard going.) But Moonraker continues things from there well enough.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 7 September 2017 04:03 (two years ago) link

imo the man with the golden gun is more racist than live and let die, which is buoyed considerably by its blaxploitation vibe and in which the racist white sheriff is a long punchline. said racist white sheriff becomes a goofy but lovable racist sidekick in golden gun

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Thursday, 7 September 2017 04:09 (two years ago) link

oh fuck you're talking about the books, sorry lol

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Thursday, 7 September 2017 04:11 (two years ago) link

the books are super fucked up

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Thursday, 7 September 2017 04:11 (two years ago) link

Yeah I was about to say, let's not confuse our mediums here.

I will say that whenever people complained about how they changed things from the books, not only was it in many cases for the better, but in one case -- The Spy Who Loved Me -- Fleming explicitly laid down a condition that if an adaptation was made the only thing that could be used was the title, nothing else. So they just remade You Only Live Twice and made Moore's best 70s Bond film as a result.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 7 September 2017 04:29 (two years ago) link

why the condition for just the one book?

Neanderthal, Thursday, 7 September 2017 04:33 (two years ago) link

Due to its poor critical reception at the time -- also it's a very atypical book in all compared to the rest: first person narration, the 'me' being a woman who Bond eventually rescues. He doesn't show up until more than half way through it, IIRC!

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 7 September 2017 04:52 (two years ago) link

It's a fun book if you're interested in a peak at Fleming's weird ideas, and well-written as usual. But yeah, very skippable. The movie's fun - maybe the only 100% successful Moore movie - but I don't consider it an "improvement" as it's effectively a different story with the same title. Goldfinger, otoh, seems to have been written by someone who understood exactly what was wrong with the book and how to fix it.

Chuck_Tatum, Thursday, 7 September 2017 07:34 (two years ago) link

(peek, sorry)

Chuck_Tatum, Thursday, 7 September 2017 07:34 (two years ago) link

Goldfinger screenplay co-written by an interesting writer and critic called Paul Dehn, who also wrote the screenplay for the The Spy Who Came in From the Cold and a number of the Planet of the Apes movies(as well as the lyrics to the faux folk song 'O Willow Waly' that features in the film The Innocents). Dehn's long-term partner was James Bernard, who wrote the music for most of the classic Hammer horrors.

Gulley Jimson (Ward Fowler), Thursday, 7 September 2017 08:33 (two years ago) link

six months pass...

Ugh.

Dangleballs and the Ballerina (cryptosicko), Thursday, 15 March 2018 19:14 (two years ago) link

Cilliam Murphy is....

Bond

fuck the NRA (Neanderthal), Friday, 16 March 2018 02:31 (two years ago) link

I'm gonna call it and say Danny Boyle will make a Bond movie that'll be better than the last three.

omar little, Friday, 16 March 2018 02:32 (two years ago) link

yeah i am willing to roll the dice with Boyle.

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 16 March 2018 02:50 (two years ago) link

Boyle I think is good with dynamic action, the problem with Mendes was while he made everything look like a painting, his compositions I thought were a bit too "big" if that makes sense and for all the movement within the frames everything seemed very inert in a lot of ways bc he went oversized. I can't put my finger on it precisely idk. He wanted to do elegant vv pretty action and it was just DOA. He was trying to achieve the same end result as Bird and McQuarrie did with MI 4 and 5 and it just didn't work. Boyle I trust to actually achieve something a bit more in keeping with what Martin Campbell did in Casino Royale.

omar little, Friday, 16 March 2018 03:04 (two years ago) link

I agree with what you said about Mendes, but obviously John Logan was a major problem as well. The villains in the last two Bonds were shite, the plots messy, tonally they were all over the place, a mix of the blunt killer Bond of CR and QOS with silly Q-teasing Bond, featuring the old Bond cars and the old Bond cliches and the old Moneypenny (sort of).

Logan's gone, thankfully. Not sure if Purvis & Wade are working with Boyle and Hodge or if we get the first Bond since Tomorrow Never Dies not co-written by the pair.

abcfsk, Friday, 16 March 2018 08:57 (two years ago) link

Yeah definitely can't take away from John Logan's influence, I think there's a balance the best Bonds achieve between serious business and casual humor that the last couple especially failed at. They were trying to be very impressive and they were also the most glaring examples of a perfectly decent franchise trying to Dark Knight things up a bit. Okay the Cumberbatch Star Trek was probably worse actually.

omar little, Friday, 16 March 2018 16:40 (two years ago) link

five months pass...

Well, well

https://variety.com/2018/film/news/bond-25-danny-boyle-exits-1202911993/

Dan Worsley, Tuesday, 21 August 2018 18:10 (one year ago) link

Time to stop making auteur wishlists for the Bond director gig.. The Broccolis will always want to ghost direct!

abcfsk, Tuesday, 21 August 2018 19:38 (one year ago) link

there goes their shot at making this at least quasi interesting

wayne trotsky (Simon H.), Tuesday, 21 August 2018 19:39 (one year ago) link

Thought the revive would be about the rumours that Idris Elba is lined up to play Bond.

the word dog doesn't bark (anagram), Tuesday, 21 August 2018 19:57 (one year ago) link

More interesting than the director is whether the script goes ahead without Purvis & Wade as planned

abcfsk, Tuesday, 21 August 2018 19:58 (one year ago) link

God, please

Chuck_Tatum, Tuesday, 21 August 2018 20:12 (one year ago) link

Danny Boyle would've made a fun Bond sure but I do still look forward to Ken Loach's take on the iconic spy

— Italian Alex Pareene (@pareene) August 22, 2018

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 22 August 2018 18:58 (one year ago) link

Loach, Gareth Evans or Joanna Hogg, all fine by me

Noodle Vague, Wednesday, 22 August 2018 19:03 (one year ago) link

i know this never will happen and never would've happened but i would've liked to see a soderbergh bond

princess of hell (BradNelson), Wednesday, 22 August 2018 19:05 (one year ago) link

Don't know if Craig has any sway but as they worked on Logan Lucky together I wouldn't rule it out.

FWIW would love to see what Paul Verhoeven would do with it.

Dan Worsley, Wednesday, 22 August 2018 19:13 (one year ago) link

james gunn’s available iirc

ghost beef (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 22 August 2018 19:18 (one year ago) link

Albert Brooks

Noodle Vague, Wednesday, 22 August 2018 19:21 (one year ago) link

Brad Bird

omar little, Wednesday, 22 August 2018 19:26 (one year ago) link

i was gonna say it's a little redundant but basically any m:i director not named jj abrams would've prob made a good bond film

princess of hell (BradNelson), Wednesday, 22 August 2018 19:35 (one year ago) link

Verhoeven doing a PG-13 action film would be a waste.

wayne trotsky (Simon H.), Wednesday, 22 August 2018 19:42 (one year ago) link

omar otm

ghost beef (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 22 August 2018 19:45 (one year ago) link

Based on how well the fight scenes were staged in the last WHAS, I'd go for David Wain

Chuck_Tatum, Wednesday, 22 August 2018 21:25 (one year ago) link

i know this never will happen and never would've happened but i would've liked to see a soderbergh bond

https://resizing.flixster.com/Kngkfhcif-r24cJqI7_IaokXdHE=/206x305/v1.bTsxMTE3MzcwNjtqOzE3ODU5OzEyMDA7ODAwOzEyMDA

Ubering With The King (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 22 August 2018 21:37 (one year ago) link

Just get a good cinematographer and stunt coordinator and a journeyman director.

abcfsk, Thursday, 23 August 2018 07:12 (one year ago) link

that’s irrelevant unless the atrocious writers are replaced as you said before!

16, 35, DCP, Go! (sic), Thursday, 23 August 2018 08:16 (one year ago) link

like, Boyle & Hodge wld have been meat & potatoes, but Skyfall was watery gruel with plaster in it & Spectre was a greasy turd with a paper umbrella stuck in it at a jaunty angle

16, 35, DCP, Go! (sic), Thursday, 23 August 2018 08:19 (one year ago) link

still get angry when I think about Spectre.

maybe this is naive but I don't understand why you'd spend millions making a movie and not go to the trouble of making sure your screenplay isn't total garbage, how hard can it be?

Noodle Vague, Thursday, 23 August 2018 08:32 (one year ago) link

bond movies are copyright-maintenance exercises where the scripts are product ads strung together with action setpieces

ghost beef (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 23 August 2018 08:47 (one year ago) link

why bother thinking to hard about the scripts when showcasing jaguar and patek philippe or whatever is much more important

ghost beef (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 23 August 2018 08:48 (one year ago) link

yes, sure, but is it actively more expensive/time-consuming to have a not shit script?

Noodle Vague, Thursday, 23 August 2018 08:59 (one year ago) link

well, at the very least you gotta find a decent writer who wants to do it, can do it for the budget the broccolis are willing to pay, and is available to turn in a final draft for the date they need to hit in order to meet their release date, so it probably is, yeah!

ghost beef (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 23 August 2018 09:09 (one year ago) link

the problem with the last pair in particular was the sense that they really wanted to make critically approved action masterpieces as opposed to making great Bond films. So they made them ponderous and weighty and full of all kinds of Nolan hand-me-downs w/r/t motivation and "the past haunting the present" and all that bullshit.

omar little, Thursday, 23 August 2018 17:48 (one year ago) link

Quantum of Solace for all its faults was less a disaster than it was more of a throwback to the more mediocre (and yet still entertaining) Connery/Moore Bond films.

omar little, Thursday, 23 August 2018 17:51 (one year ago) link

quantum is gorgeously filmed except for the action sequences which are nonsense. it v rapidly evaporates from memory but i really enjoy it when it's on

princess of hell (BradNelson), Thursday, 23 August 2018 17:53 (one year ago) link

skyfall and spectre both suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck

princess of hell (BradNelson), Thursday, 23 August 2018 17:53 (one year ago) link

i have probably posted both of those opinions 10000x before

princess of hell (BradNelson), Thursday, 23 August 2018 17:56 (one year ago) link

no Bond film should ever involve the villain appearing on one end of a very long room and taking a ten minute walk towards the camera while delivering a monologue, I'm pretty sure Torgo from Manos Hands of Fate walked faster than Silva in that scene.

omar little, Thursday, 23 August 2018 18:00 (one year ago) link

Hahahah. But art!

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 23 August 2018 18:03 (one year ago) link

three weeks pass...

ah ffs

every day there's a whining choad (Noodle Vague), Friday, 14 September 2018 17:01 (one year ago) link

Michael G. Wilson, Barbara Broccoli and Daniel Craig announced today that #Bond25 will begin filming at Pinewood Studios on 4 March 2019 under the helm of director, Cary Joji Fukunaga with a worldwide release date of 14 February 2020. (1/2) pic.twitter.com/Oyzt826sXd

— James Bond (@007) September 20, 2018

Number None, Thursday, 20 September 2018 09:07 (one year ago) link

huh - had they announced before that fukunaga would be directing?

no, this is the announcement

Number None, Thursday, 20 September 2018 09:10 (one year ago) link

five months pass...

WE GOT (working) TITLE

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2019/feb/22/shatteredhand-james-bond-working-title

...wait, what?

Ned Raggett, Friday, 22 February 2019 19:26 (one year ago) link

Shatterhand, wish in the other, see which fills up first.

steven, soda jerk (sic), Friday, 22 February 2019 19:39 (one year ago) link

shatterhand?

shitterhand morelike

“Emotional Interest Underwear” (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 22 February 2019 21:09 (one year ago) link

that shatnerfist in full

https://i.giphy.com/media/wAhJF6wUMowy4/giphy.gif

“Emotional Interest Underwear” (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 22 February 2019 21:12 (one year ago) link

tbf Daggermouth was already taken

See me in mi heels an' tinge (Noodle Vague), Friday, 22 February 2019 21:12 (one year ago) link

In You Only Live Twice, published in 1964, Blofeld returns and Bond finds him hiding in Japan under the alias Dr. Guntram Shatterhand. He has once again changed his appearance. He has put on some muscle, and has a gold-capped tooth, a fully healed nose, and a drooping grey mustache.

omar little, Friday, 22 February 2019 21:16 (one year ago) link

The Shattered Hand clan (or simply the Hand)[2] was originally an orcish clan that dwelled in the Spires of Arak. Formed from outcasts and liberated Highmaul gladiator slaves, the clan was named after its gruesome self-mutilation practices. The clan was left behind on Draenor during the First and Second Wars, but later rallied under Ner'zhul's banner. Following Draenor's transformation into Outland, many Shattered Hand transformed into fel orcs, with their founder and chieftain, Kargath Bladefist, becoming the Warchief of the Fel Horde in service to the Illidari.

In the modern day, the Horde-loyal "Shattered Hand" refers to a secretive multi-racial organization of spies, assassins, and rogue trainers seemingly fulfilling a similar role as the Alliance's SI:7.

difficult listening hour, Friday, 22 February 2019 21:17 (one year ago) link

if this movie pits bond against an army of savage orcs, it’s a day one viewing for me tbh

“Emotional Interest Underwear” (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 22 February 2019 21:23 (one year ago) link

Shat-In-Hand

just another country (snoball), Friday, 22 February 2019 21:55 (one year ago) link

ew

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 22 February 2019 22:25 (one year ago) link

one month passes...

The clock is ticking and despite that pre-production has already bled over into some production—cameras have been rolling on “Bond 25,” though it’s all second unit photography without the principal cast—the gears keep on turning on the screenplay for the next 007 movie. The Observer reports that Phoebe Waller-Bridge has been hired to “liven up” the still as-of-yet-untitled ‘Bond 25’ screenplay.

Waller-Bridge might be best known by American audiences for playing the recalcitrant droid L3-37 in “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” but she is a critically-acclaimed artist, writer, playwright known for the creating and writing the critically-acclaimed BBC comedy “Fleabag,” and the currently-beloved BBC America black comedic spy thriller “Killing Eve.”

But Waller-Bridge recently announces that “Fleabag” has ended after season two, she’s no longer the showrunner of “Killing Eve,” and has delegated duties and apparently has a hole in her schedule. That’s enough for star Daniel Craig who has reportedly specifically requested her to bring her wit and quirkiness to the screenplay.

Number None, Monday, 15 April 2019 09:26 (one year ago) link

this is both very good news and very bad news imo

arli$$ and bible black (bizarro gazzara), Monday, 15 April 2019 09:33 (one year ago) link

i think i know what you mean

Number None, Monday, 15 April 2019 09:36 (one year ago) link

Nobody good should have to waste their time making bond films

mumsnet blvd (wins), Monday, 15 April 2019 09:38 (one year ago) link

Or Star Wars films

The Gapes of Wrath (Noodle Vague), Monday, 15 April 2019 09:41 (one year ago) link

Her character in the Solo movie was the best thing it.

Tuomas, Monday, 15 April 2019 10:17 (one year ago) link

high praise indeed

arli$$ and bible black (bizarro gazzara), Monday, 15 April 2019 10:30 (one year ago) link

Craig sat in the same row as my flatmate to see the Fleabag play two weeks ago

blokes you can't rust (sic), Tuesday, 16 April 2019 19:01 (one year ago) link

sic’s flatmate to direct bond #26 imo

That Solo character was irritating. Chewbacca was the most entertaining aspect of that debacle.

Carly Jae Vespen (Capitaine Jay Vee), Tuesday, 16 April 2019 19:27 (one year ago) link

So, we know more now:

https://variety.com/2019/film/news/bond-25-daniel-craig-rami-malek-1203197623/

Rami Malek as the bad guy, presumably battling Bond with a mustache and a questionable historical record. Further:

“We’ve got quite a ride in store for Mr. Bond,” promised producer Barbara Broccoli. She also left a few breadcrumbs about what that ride might entail, telling viewers that the film will start with Bond out of active service and on holiday.

“He’s enjoying himself in Jamaica,” said Broccoli, who added that the production has built an “extraordinary” house for the famous agent and his license to kill. The official log-line states that “[Bond’s] peace is short-lived when his old friend Felix Leiter from the CIA turns up asking for help. The mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist turns out to be far more treacherous than expected, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.”

Naomie Harris back as Moneypenny, plus:

Locations for the movie also include London, Italy and Norway, where some shooting has already taken place. The cast will include returning actors Lea Seydoux (Dr. Madeleine Swann), Jeffrey Wright (Felix Leiter), Ben Whishaw (Q), Rory Kinnear (Tanner) and Ralph Fiennes (M). Newcomers include Lashana Lynch, David Dencik, Ana De Armas and Dali Benssalah. The producers confirmed a Variety scoop that Billy Magnussen has joined the cast. Variety also previously reported Malek’s casting. The producers confirmed that the script will be written by Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, Scott Z. Burns and Phoebe Waller-Bridge.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 25 April 2019 21:38 (one year ago) link

ahh, the ol’ post-oscar cash-grab

we love to see it don’t we folks, we love it

Campaign For Dean Gaffney To Be The New James Bond (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 25 April 2019 21:57 (one year ago) link

three months pass...

We got title, we got release date:

Daniel Craig returns as James Bond, 007 in… NO TIME TO DIE. Out in the UK on 3 April 2020 and 8 April 2020 in the US. #Bond25 #NoTimeToDie pic.twitter.com/qxYEnMhk2s

— James Bond (@007) August 20, 2019

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 20 August 2019 16:20 (ten months ago) link

even bond needs to turn the phone off and recharge, build some time into schedule to work on himself, and rejuvenate. if there is no time, we have to make time

Karl Malone, Tuesday, 20 August 2019 16:23 (ten months ago) link

you do have time to die, james. it starts with the idea that you do, in fact, have time.

Karl Malone, Tuesday, 20 August 2019 16:24 (ten months ago) link

a time to die, a time to choog

maffew12, Tuesday, 20 August 2019 16:27 (ten months ago) link

tired: getting Phoebe Waller-Bridge to do "feminist" punchup
wired: casting Phoebe Waller-Bridge as the fist Bond girl to peg Bond

Simon H., Tuesday, 20 August 2019 17:00 (ten months ago) link

Nice Freudian slip there.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 20 August 2019 17:05 (ten months ago) link

Also we got synopsis:

In No Time To Die, Bond has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica. His peace is short-lived when his old friend Felix Leiter from the CIA turns up asking for help. The mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist turns out to be far more treacherous than expected, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.

Mysterio er wait.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 20 August 2019 17:08 (ten months ago) link

wired: casting Phoebe Waller-Bridge as the fist Bond girl to peg Bond

BOND: Did she say I have a big asshole!?!?

frustration and wonky passion (C. Grisso/McCain), Tuesday, 20 August 2019 17:18 (ten months ago) link

Nice Freudian slip there.

oh there was no slip involved

Simon H., Tuesday, 20 August 2019 17:54 (ten months ago) link

felix leiter again huh. the most boring bond character.

adam the (abanana), Tuesday, 20 August 2019 18:14 (ten months ago) link

leiter is good...

for feeding to a shark

Seany's too Dyche to mention (jim in vancouver), Tuesday, 20 August 2019 18:16 (ten months ago) link

How many times has Leiter died or been horribly maimed in the Bond series?

omar little, Tuesday, 20 August 2019 18:20 (ten months ago) link

maimed in licence to kill. never killed. i looked this up even before your post.

adam the (abanana), Tuesday, 20 August 2019 18:48 (ten months ago) link

Craig even looks like he can't be bothered in that 2-second promo clip

Number None, Tuesday, 20 August 2019 18:49 (ten months ago) link

I like this daft film title

Chuck_Tatum, Tuesday, 20 August 2019 19:52 (ten months ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqDwqdSF6Ec

dinnerboat, Tuesday, 20 August 2019 20:06 (ten months ago) link

felix leiter again huh. the most boring bond character.

― adam the (abanana)

But Jeffrey Wright is good.

chap, Saturday, 31 August 2019 17:39 (ten months ago) link

Wasn’t D. Craig supposed to quit the role like 2 Bond movies ago !?

AlXTC from Paris, Sunday, 1 September 2019 07:02 (ten months ago) link

After his second one?

quelle sprocket damage (sic), Sunday, 1 September 2019 07:45 (ten months ago) link

Eheh ok maybe one movie ago !
Wasn’t he supposed to quit before the previous one ? So with this one that would be 2 movies after he was supposed to leave.
Anyway, it seems like his successor has been discussed for years.

AlXTC from Paris, Sunday, 1 September 2019 07:49 (ten months ago) link

that's just part of being Bond or Doctor Who, ppl are always fantasy casting the next one as soon as the current one is announced

this has probably been amplified in Craig's case bcz iirc his Bond goes rogue and quits MI5 in every single movie, hence incel dipshits losing their minds over a lady temporarily having his locker number at the start of the next one

quelle sprocket damage (sic), Sunday, 1 September 2019 07:55 (ten months ago) link

Oh ok. I thought he had made an announcement or something.

AlXTC from Paris, Sunday, 1 September 2019 07:56 (ten months ago) link

He was contracted for four films. Four days after the last one wrapped an eight-month shoot, while hungover first thing in the morning, he was asked if he was thinking about the next one at that moment:

Now? I’d rather break this glass and slash my wrists. No, not at the moment. Not at all. That’s fine. I’m over it at the moment. We’re done. ...For at least a year or two, I just don’t want to think about it.

quelle sprocket damage (sic), Sunday, 1 September 2019 08:32 (ten months ago) link

aka every comment Robert Smith has ever made about the current tour being the last one.

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 1 September 2019 15:32 (ten months ago) link

robert smith for bond or gtfo

Gareth Jones, Godzilla’s assistant (bizarro gazzara), Sunday, 1 September 2019 15:35 (ten months ago) link

BOND #26: CUT HERE

a bevy of supermodels, musicians and Lena Dunham (C. Grisso/McCain), Sunday, 1 September 2019 15:43 (ten months ago) link

Ahah yeah R. Smith could be an interesting ott dark Bond. A lot of CGI action scenes to be planned !

AlXTC from Paris, Sunday, 1 September 2019 16:03 (ten months ago) link

BOND #27: A NIGHT LIKE THIS

quelle sprocket damage (sic), Sunday, 1 September 2019 17:22 (ten months ago) link

BOND: Do you expect me to cry?
GOLDFINGER: No.

quelle sprocket damage (sic), Sunday, 1 September 2019 17:24 (ten months ago) link

Bond Girl Elise Inmypantz

a bevy of supermodels, musicians and Lena Dunham (C. Grisso/McCain), Sunday, 1 September 2019 17:34 (ten months ago) link

three weeks pass...

sting AND jack savoretti? wow pls stop you're spoiling us

Teaser Poster and Trailer for #NoTimeToDie are finished and about to be revealed to the world. Sting and Jack Savoretti in final talks to sing the theme-tune for the movie. pic.twitter.com/NCp6pdOfhK

— Marcos Kontze (@marketto007) September 26, 2019

Is it true the star Beetle Juice is going to explode in 2012 (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 27 September 2019 10:15 (nine months ago) link

one month passes...

Hollywood Liberalism is making environmentalists or Occupy or Antifa the villain instead of a Koch Brother because the Koch Brother would be too obvious and the other one is more narratively interesting but also you hate the Lefty activist for reasons you can't articulate https://t.co/E4e8CkPHrK

— 'Weird Alex' Pareene (@pareene) October 27, 2019

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 27 October 2019 13:52 (eight months ago) link

Bond absolutely would have voted Leave.

Elvis Telecom, Monday, 28 October 2019 18:50 (eight months ago) link

Bond felt what almost amounted to contempt for the neverending wrangling of the politicians, media and public over the European Union. He knew the real events that governed the world took place beneath the surface, in another world, a world that few would see until it erupted onto their screens as an unexpected war, a politician’s disappearance, or the downing of a plane. A hapless or intrepid journalist might stumble on the edges of it, and wash up dead a week later on the shores of the South China Seas, in a Balkan ghetto, or in a rented room in Paddington. This wasn’t something controlled by public debate and rotten politicians. Behind those events were dangerous men. Shadowy, capricious gamblers who held the world’s fate between their thumb and forefinger. And in five minutes one of them was going to walk into the St James’ club where Bond was drinking a scotch and water, and ask if he had a light.

imo.

Fizzles, Monday, 28 October 2019 19:12 (eight months ago) link

v good

now let's play big lunch take little lunch (sic), Monday, 28 October 2019 19:44 (eight months ago) link

x post BrahhhVOE, old man!

SQUIRREL MEAT!! (Capitaine Jay Vee), Monday, 28 October 2019 20:22 (eight months ago) link

Well done!

Elvis Telecom, Wednesday, 30 October 2019 03:51 (eight months ago) link

ha, thanks - i just wanted to play out a hunch that Fleming wdve written Bond as outside grubby politics and slightly contemptuous of it all. Fleming himself - an Empire figure, and like many people of his age were they still around - would have been Brexit. And the silly patriotic eyebrow-ironically-raised bombast of the recent films is of course v brexity.

Fizzles, Wednesday, 30 October 2019 06:26 (eight months ago) link

one month passes...

daniel craig lookin' leathery

"Big Joe Fuck and the Bogalusa Maniac" (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 4 December 2019 14:43 (seven months ago) link

enh

Simon H., Wednesday, 4 December 2019 14:45 (seven months ago) link

god almighty are they still doing "i'm too old for this shit?"

éminence rose et jaune (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 4 December 2019 14:46 (seven months ago) link

I'm getting too old for I'm getting too old for this shit

Simon H., Wednesday, 4 December 2019 14:47 (seven months ago) link

also is it just me or are there some very awkward beats in that trailer

Simon H., Wednesday, 4 December 2019 14:57 (seven months ago) link

This looks dope, I don't know what jaded ish y'all are on

brigadier pudding (DJP), Wednesday, 4 December 2019 15:29 (seven months ago) link

Although I reserve the right to be extremely pissed when they kill the black female 00 to explore Bond's feelings

brigadier pudding (DJP), Wednesday, 4 December 2019 15:30 (seven months ago) link

hoping that craig dies at the end and lashana lynch is the new 007 tbh

"Big Joe Fuck and the Bogalusa Maniac" (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 4 December 2019 15:33 (seven months ago) link

much more likely they gain a grudging respect for one another even as he sadly realizes he's no longer "fit to purpose" and respawns as....adam driver

Simon H., Wednesday, 4 December 2019 15:35 (seven months ago) link

This looks dope, I don't know what jaded ish y'all are on

― brigadier pudding (DJP), Wednesday, December 4, 2019 8:29 AM (thirty-nine minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

gbx, Wednesday, 4 December 2019 16:12 (seven months ago) link

no longer watch the films but this trailer seems more promising than the last few, looks to have been scaled back into an actual spy movie

imago, Wednesday, 4 December 2019 16:22 (seven months ago) link

a vision of a better world

Julie Walters suggested herself as a possible female villain in this film, such as Rosa Klebb, while working with Bond producer Barbara Broccoli on Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool (2017). Walters, admittedly, had not heard back as of July 2017.

"Big Joe Fuck and the Bogalusa Maniac" (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 4 December 2019 16:22 (seven months ago) link

The trailer has some mildly odd beats but trailer editing is usually misleading in ways good bad and neutral. It does look very good visually, the action seems a bit more dynamic which—as I’ll never shut up about—was the issue w/the Mendes Bonds, which made billions but also showed the risks of going with a high profile middlebrow hack behind the lens vs an action veteran (one reason Casino Royale was great beyond the script and the casting was the Martin Campbell factor). Still will be disappointed if they don’t deploy Craig’s extremely excellent sense of humor, which was used in a very natural and seamless and effective way in CR, only to cast it aside for grimdark chaos your past haunts you James stuff.

omar little, Wednesday, 4 December 2019 16:41 (seven months ago) link

maybe they edited the repeated nutshots James takes over the course of the movie out of the trailer

brigadier pudding (DJP), Wednesday, 4 December 2019 16:43 (seven months ago) link

Thanks for reminding me about the chair scene in casino royale

omar little, Wednesday, 4 December 2019 16:45 (seven months ago) link

haha anytime

brigadier pudding (DJP), Wednesday, 4 December 2019 16:46 (seven months ago) link

"Feeling fiery today, James?"

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 4 December 2019 16:46 (seven months ago) link

damn this looks much better than the last two. hope it is

american bradass (BradNelson), Wednesday, 4 December 2019 16:47 (seven months ago) link

I guess it probably doesn't help that I thought both Skyfall and Spectre were beautiful but boring, so this one looking nice doesn't excite me much on its own

Simon H., Wednesday, 4 December 2019 16:47 (seven months ago) link

i'm not necessarily just reacting to the look, but then it's ridiculous to make any judgments about a movie from the trailer etc.

american bradass (BradNelson), Wednesday, 4 December 2019 16:51 (seven months ago) link

regardless, feels like it has way more of an identity of its own than spectre, which was a rehash of old bond themes made 10000x worse

american bradass (BradNelson), Wednesday, 4 December 2019 16:52 (seven months ago) link

"we'll have a train fight, like from russia with love, except it won't be filmed half as well!" "we'll bring in blofeld, but he'll secretly be bond's brother!!!!"

american bradass (BradNelson), Wednesday, 4 December 2019 16:53 (seven months ago) link

hope waltz remains caged in glass for the runtime

american bradass (BradNelson), Wednesday, 4 December 2019 16:54 (seven months ago) link

I want to make an ortolan joke now but I can't get the formulation right

brigadier pudding (DJP), Wednesday, 4 December 2019 16:55 (seven months ago) link

but then it's ridiculous to make any judgments about a movie from the trailer etc.

― american bradass (BradNelson), Wednesday, December 4, 2019 9:51 AM (twenty minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

you do know this is ilxor dot com right

gbx, Wednesday, 4 December 2019 17:13 (seven months ago) link

Waltz would have made a great Roger Moore-era Bond villain.

Maria Edgelord (cryptosicko), Wednesday, 4 December 2019 17:14 (seven months ago) link

you do know this is ilxor dot com right

― gbx, Wednesday, December 4, 2019 10:13 AM (four minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

i do and i complained about the same thing in the knives out thread

american bradass (BradNelson), Wednesday, 4 December 2019 17:18 (seven months ago) link

This looks dope, I don't know what jaded ish y'all are on

I watched Spectre a couple of years ago and i'm still angry

éminence rose et jaune (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 4 December 2019 17:24 (seven months ago) link

"This looks dope, I don't know what jaded ish y'all are on"

no shit. I mean a Bond film has to be really, really, really shitty for me to not like it. I like all the Craig Bond films. This looks good too. I'm not expecting cinema I just want to be entertained and watch people shoot shit while speaking in english accents and wearing suits. Ana de Armas better have some lines though.

akm, Wednesday, 4 December 2019 17:37 (seven months ago) link

a bond film has to be really really really shitty for me not to like it too, and i hate skyfall and spectre, they're empty and cynical and negatively influenced by the nolan batmans

american bradass (BradNelson), Wednesday, 4 December 2019 17:39 (seven months ago) link

yup. even QoS, while incompetently directed, is more interesting than either of 'em

Simon H., Wednesday, 4 December 2019 17:39 (seven months ago) link

eh, I like them all

brigadier pudding (DJP), Wednesday, 4 December 2019 17:41 (seven months ago) link

I'm getting too old for I'm getting too old for this shit

lol i watched the trailer with the sound off and his facial expression every single time is like CONFUSED OLD MAN DOESN'T KNOW WHY THESE PEOPLE ARE LOOKING AT HIM

j., Wednesday, 4 December 2019 17:52 (seven months ago) link

it's pretty much the same with the sound on

éminence rose et jaune (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 4 December 2019 17:59 (seven months ago) link

god almighty are they still doing "i'm too old for this shit?"

haven't watched the trailer but tbf Craig is now the second-oldest Broccoli Bond, and only two years younger than Never Say Never Again Connery

a bond film has to be really really really shitty for me not to like it too, and i hate skyfall and spectre, they're empty and cynical and negatively influenced by the nolan batmans

yeah I think there are maybe three good Bond films but Spectre is the first one I didn't have fun watching & felt aggressively insulted by at the time (Skyfall took a few hours: saw it in IMAX with a group of dudes and we walked out enthusing. by lunch the next day I sent a group email formally recanting my enthusiasm and naming bad shit that bugged me. iirc the stalking & shootout scene at the end is well done in itself, but the dumb Burton / Nolan portentous daddy issues stuff is ladled onto the house so badly)

insecurity bear (sic), Wednesday, 4 December 2019 18:56 (seven months ago) link

Connery's Bond in NSNA may have been older but he didn't look tired like Craig's Bond looks in this trailer. Connery put more effort into NSNA than Craig did in Casino Royale - he looked a bit tired then and that was supposedly 'young inexperienced Bond'.

hoping that craig dies at the end and lashana lynch is the new 007 tbh

^^^ her character is the only reason I might even bother seeing this movie.

just another country (snoball), Wednesday, 4 December 2019 19:02 (seven months ago) link

i disagree so much, craig enlivens casino royale

american bradass (BradNelson), Wednesday, 4 December 2019 19:06 (seven months ago) link

Craig was IMO so outstanding in CR — I think the subsequent performances he’s given haven’t been bad per se it’s more that the OTT portentousness of the films themselves is an ill fit for Bond and while he gives it his best shot it’s tough to overcome and find his way to liven up the performances w/levity when every other character is darkly intoning about your painful past and others are bragging that they’re “the author of all your pain”.

CR was a perfect balance for him w/the humor and toughness mixed with a vulnerability that felt real and not narratively false (cf his breakdown at the end of Skyfall).

omar little, Wednesday, 4 December 2019 19:21 (seven months ago) link

yeah I think that's one of the reasons CR is so good, tough/"gritty" Bond cuts satisfyingly against the relatively not-that-grim movie around him.

that and the setpieces are just so easy to follow

Simon H., Wednesday, 4 December 2019 19:29 (seven months ago) link

i will go on the same journey i have been on for the past x bond films ie remain IRRATIONALLY, EXCITABLY STOKED for everything until evidence proves otherwise

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 4 December 2019 19:33 (seven months ago) link

trailer looks great i am excite

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 4 December 2019 19:40 (seven months ago) link

:)

it’s more that the OTT portentousness of the films themselves is an ill fit for Bond

it's an ill fit for Craig too! the dude from Logan Lucky could bring so much to a late-Connery / Lazenby / early Moore style fun spy adventure

gonna see Knives Out tonight, hoping for notes of goofy Craig in that too

insecurity bear (sic), Wednesday, 4 December 2019 19:43 (seven months ago) link

imo you will not be disappointed!

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 4 December 2019 19:44 (seven months ago) link

Connery's Bond in NSNA may have been older but he didn't look tired like Craig's Bond looks in this trailer.

It's been a while since I've seen NSNA but IIRC the entire plot is "lol, look how old and fat Bond is now, watch him get winded walking up stairs"

brigadier pudding (DJP), Wednesday, 4 December 2019 21:48 (seven months ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZqqYoLRTgI8
It's revealed immediately afterwards to have been a training exercise, and M chews out Bond for being out of shape, but really?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ecu77iLGLBs

just another country (snoball), Wednesday, 4 December 2019 21:59 (seven months ago) link

After the initial bit at Shrublands, Bond's supposed lack of fitness is never mentioned again, and he spends the rest of the movie kicking ass as good as he did in From Russia With Love.

just another country (snoball), Wednesday, 4 December 2019 22:01 (seven months ago) link

all the grace and vigor of Ernest Borgnine in The Wild Bunch

omar little, Wednesday, 4 December 2019 22:03 (seven months ago) link

yeah it's in the upper tiers of bond movies imo. the "lol vegetable shake???" stuff (to which Spectre, bafflingly, paid homage) is the weakest part of it. obv not the best connery bond but not the worst either.

Doctor Casino, Wednesday, 4 December 2019 22:04 (seven months ago) link

NSNA is a solid flick though, when i was a kid i had zero idea about the chronology of where it fell in terms of Bond movies let alone the particulars of the rights issues but it's not like Connery or any of the Bonds were ever *not* a bit worn.

omar little, Wednesday, 4 December 2019 22:06 (seven months ago) link

connery is more engaged in nsna than he is in diamonds are forever

american bradass (BradNelson), Wednesday, 4 December 2019 22:08 (seven months ago) link

I'm in danger of drifting off the thread topic, but I like how the villain Largo's motive in NSNA is that he's a bored billionaire who thinks it'll be a big laugh. Almost like Elon Musk.

just another country (snoball), Wednesday, 4 December 2019 22:09 (seven months ago) link

back on topic: the logo for Bond #25 looks like a 70s action movie, possibly starring Charles Bronson or George Peppard.

just another country (snoball), Wednesday, 4 December 2019 22:10 (seven months ago) link

i don’t like NSNA? - maybe bc I didnt see it until much later in life

idk

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 4 December 2019 22:33 (seven months ago) link

xpost yes! i like it too for tbat reason

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 4 December 2019 22:34 (seven months ago) link

also excited that we may get GUNFIGHTING IN THE SNOW - my fave

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 4 December 2019 22:34 (seven months ago) link

tbf Craig is now the second-oldest Broccoli Bond, and only two years younger than Never Say Never Again Connery

poss could have phrased this less distractingly by saying “ten years older than Connery was when he quit for the second time

insecurity bear (sic), Thursday, 5 December 2019 00:47 (seven months ago) link

imo you will not be disappointed

ha ha yes

hopefully now that he is free of Bond he can start cracking out a Benoit Blanc mystery every three years

if Rian Johnson has to quit his trilogy of Star Warses to meet this pace, oh well

insecurity bear (sic), Thursday, 5 December 2019 18:06 (seven months ago) link

Amazing there will have been 3 Star Wars films and 2 spin offs since the last Bond.

piscesx, Friday, 6 December 2019 14:35 (seven months ago) link

that's one word for it, aye

"Big Joe Fuck and the Bogalusa Maniac" (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 6 December 2019 14:35 (seven months ago) link

all the grace and vigor of Ernest Borgnine in The Wild Bunch

― omar little, Wednesday, December 4, 2019 5:03 PM (two days ago) bookmarkflaglink

This is such a Morbsian comment I had to check it twice!

regarding the trailer: stop ruining movies, andrew lloyd webber

wasdnuos (abanana), Sunday, 8 December 2019 00:23 (six months ago) link

three weeks pass...

hoping that craig dies at the end and lashana lynch is the new 007 tbh

^^^ her character is the only reason I might even bother seeing this movie.

― just another country (snoball), Wednesday, 4 December 2019 19:02 (one month ago)

I'm going to go further than this and say that I hope Craig's Bond dies in the gun barrel sequence. Like Bond fumbles getting his gun out and gets shot by person whose POV we've been seeing all these years. Then the pre-titles scene is Ralph Fiennes' M walking into a conference room like Alan Sugar on The Apprentice. He sits down, points at an unseen figure across the table, and says "I want you to be my business partner the next 007!". And then the camera cuts to another angle and it's revealed to be Lashana Lynch's character. BOOM! roll Maurice Binder inspired title sequence.

just another country (snoball), Saturday, 4 January 2020 18:13 (six months ago) link

Bond #25? No, time to die!

JoeStork, Saturday, 4 January 2020 18:17 (six months ago) link

This song reminds me of this spiritual i sang in choir called "Ain't Got Time to Die"

papa stank (Neanderthal), Saturday, 4 January 2020 18:55 (six months ago) link

Hm!

https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-51112742

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 14 January 2020 16:43 (five months ago) link

I'm going to go further than this and say that I hope Craig's Bond dies in the gun barrel sequence.

So... everything we've seen in the trailer would be part of the pre-credit sequence?

totally unnecessary bewbz of exploitation (DJP), Tuesday, 14 January 2020 16:45 (five months ago) link

wait I just read Ned's link, what

totally unnecessary bewbz of exploitation (DJP), Tuesday, 14 January 2020 16:46 (five months ago) link

I'm just going to assume, given that it's Billie Eilish, that entire song is about being too busy to kill yourself

totally unnecessary bewbz of exploitation (DJP), Tuesday, 14 January 2020 16:48 (five months ago) link

I was kinda hoping for Michael Kiwanuka tbh

bold caucasian eroticism (Simon H.), Tuesday, 14 January 2020 17:03 (five months ago) link

opening credits is just Rami Malek dancing to Bad Guy in a bunch of locations as Daniel Craig chases after him in the background

babu frik fan account (mh), Tuesday, 14 January 2020 17:14 (five months ago) link

Best Bond yet.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 14 January 2020 17:15 (five months ago) link

I don't have time to die
And that's ok
And here's why

papa stank (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 14 January 2020 17:21 (five months ago) link

Should be noted that the actual score itself is by...

pic.twitter.com/6QseVK3iUL

— Hans Zimmer (@HansZimmer) January 14, 2020

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 14 January 2020 17:25 (five months ago) link

thrilled that no sam mendes always means no thomas newman

american bradass (BradNelson), Tuesday, 14 January 2020 17:34 (five months ago) link

Yeah Thomas Newman was a complete misfit

abcfsk, Tuesday, 14 January 2020 17:58 (five months ago) link

I was thinking through the last couple and it's dawned on me that the intense, brooding gravity given to family and legacy that Mendes seemed to revel in suffocated any hint of the playfulness that peeked through. The parodic goofiness of many of the Moore and latter era Connery films has been something the franchise has recoiled from, but it was an over-correction.

There's hardly anyone in Mendes's Bond movies who isn't a spy, master criminal, or family member of the above. Civilians appear fleetingly in crowd shots, if at all.

Fingers crossed that Fukunaga does better

babu frik fan account (mh), Tuesday, 14 January 2020 18:31 (five months ago) link

Hopefully. Unfortunately Waltz' shitty Blofeld's still in it, as apparent in the trailer.

abcfsk, Tuesday, 14 January 2020 18:43 (five months ago) link

I thought that character had potential, in that they kept hinting at him being not only ominous but truly weird, but the weird part of his torture chair hijinks ("I'm going to selectively destroy parts of Bond's brain!") fell short and it just seemed like normal villain torture, they gave the cat no real acknowledgment, and the entire "I believe we're meant to be impressed" thing about the museum room with the meteor fragment fell flat. Mendes seemed to get that the villains should be eccentric but was too *serious* to lean into it to the point of being dismissive.

Let Blofeld get mocked for being a weirdo obsessed with his daddy loving Bond more. Is the cat his best friend? Does he sit around admiring his rock in a room? He's out there killing entire classes of people through Spectre -- give him some shit for doing all that only to sit alone with a cat in the middle of the desert!

babu frik fan account (mh), Tuesday, 14 January 2020 18:49 (five months ago) link

Dunno - I miss Telly Savalas

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Wednesday, 15 January 2020 10:41 (five months ago) link

i saw the torture bit of spectre while channel-hopping over the holidays and it's still weird and hilarious to me that blofeld threatens to use a drill to destroy the part of bond's brain that recognises faces, then fuckin' does it, and it's never entirely clear whether bond spends the rest of the movie suffering complete face blindness or not

que pasa picasso (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 15 January 2020 10:44 (five months ago) link

at a minimum the rest of spectre takes place in bond's dreams during his post-op coma -- ideally he has not yet woken up for the entirety of the upcoming film and it ends with his death without ever waking up and everyone else too

mark s, Wednesday, 15 January 2020 11:55 (five months ago) link

There should have been a post-credits scene where Bond wakes up and he's actually Archer reviving from his coma

totally unnecessary bewbz of exploitation (DJP), Wednesday, 15 January 2020 14:05 (five months ago) link

xp James' Ladder

may the force leave us alone (zchyrs), Wednesday, 15 January 2020 16:09 (five months ago) link

Actually, now that I think about it, that would be a cool concept for a film, the dying dream of a super-spy

may the force leave us alone (zchyrs), Wednesday, 15 January 2020 16:10 (five months ago) link

at long last the bond franchise is good thanks to me its arch-h8ter

mark s, Wednesday, 15 January 2020 16:13 (five months ago) link

Actually, now that I think about it, that would be a cool concept for a film, the dying dream of a super-spy

― may the force leave us alone (zchyrs),

An adaptation of Joe Haldeman's All My Sins Remembered would fit that bill iirc. (It's a shame that Haldeman's work hasn't been adapted widely.)

Miami weisse (WmC), Wednesday, 15 January 2020 16:55 (five months ago) link

There were a couple of excellent episodes of The Leftovers which had that kind of vibe.

Saw the new trailer at IMAX ahead of 1917 last night and it got me more stoked than I would have anticipated for this film. It came straight after one for the woeful looking Birds of Prey, mind you.

chap, Wednesday, 15 January 2020 17:09 (five months ago) link

Birds of Prey looks dope, too

totally unnecessary bewbz of exploitation (DJP), Wednesday, 15 January 2020 19:58 (five months ago) link

hoping some of the smart decisions around this (craig bringing in pwb, billie eilish being tapped for the theme) really reflect the quality of the movie

american bradass (BradNelson), Wednesday, 15 January 2020 20:11 (five months ago) link

Actually, now that I think about it, that would be a cool concept for a film, the dying dream of a super-spy

Change "super-spy" to "unstoppable criminal force of nature" and you've got Point Blank, the film that introduced the cockpunch to Hollywood.

shared unit of analysis (unperson), Wednesday, 15 January 2020 20:19 (five months ago) link

After seeing the Daniel Craig/Ana de Armas duo in Knives Out, I'm really hoping them give them some good dialogue!

babu frik fan account (mh), Wednesday, 15 January 2020 21:03 (five months ago) link

two weeks pass...

the funniest theory about the new movie, which... it's Bond, so it could be true

Rami Malek is playing a rebooted Dr. No

the title is horrible wordplay: "No, time to die!"

babu frik fan account (mh), Monday, 3 February 2020 17:41 (five months ago) link

i’m okay with it as long as craig gets threatened with having his dick and balls lasered off

the main character Cooly and his fart attack (bizarro gazzara), Monday, 3 February 2020 18:41 (five months ago) link

I'm okay with that as long as it actually happens

bold caucasian eroticism (Simon H.), Monday, 3 February 2020 18:42 (five months ago) link

we've never been fully informed as to the state of his balls post-Casino Royale and that rope trick

babu frik fan account (mh), Monday, 3 February 2020 19:43 (five months ago) link

it's the "origin story" for Bond, and there's a reason why there's never been a paternity suit subplot in any of the flix

omar little, Monday, 3 February 2020 19:53 (five months ago) link

No Time To Die refers to his dick and balls, which are canonically already dead, you see

bold caucasian eroticism (Simon H.), Monday, 3 February 2020 19:55 (five months ago) link

three weeks pass...

No time to piss

#NoTimeToDie is currently listed at 163 minutes, which would make it the longest #JamesBond movie ever.https://t.co/aY1eGxr7Wa pic.twitter.com/ZD06lE9kQf

— Screen Rant (@screenrant) February 26, 2020

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 26 February 2020 19:02 (four months ago) link

uuuuuugh

bold caucasian eroticism (Simon H.), Wednesday, 26 February 2020 19:03 (four months ago) link

jesus god

Generous Grant for Stepladder Creamery (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 26 February 2020 19:04 (four months ago) link

In either case, Craig can lay claim to starring in both the longest and the shortest Bond films ever, with Quantum holding the latter title at 106 minutes.

Fantastic. Great move. Well done (sic), Wednesday, 26 February 2020 19:12 (four months ago) link

I'm ready to strap in and watch this thing

mh, Wednesday, 26 February 2020 19:16 (four months ago) link

damn, ohmss is twenty minutes shorter than this??? lol

american bradass (BradNelson), Wednesday, 26 February 2020 19:24 (four months ago) link

The new one grinds to a halt halfway through thanks to a twenty minute discussion between M, Q and Bond about how Brexit has affected Q Branch's talent pool.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 26 February 2020 19:41 (four months ago) link

There's a scene where Bond is killing time in a safe house where they insert an entire episode of Rick and Morty.

totally unnecessary bewbz of exploitation (DJP), Wednesday, 26 February 2020 19:43 (four months ago) link

A significant Act II chase sequence takes place in the line for Hagrid's Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure at Universal Studios Orlando.

El Tomboto, Wednesday, 26 February 2020 19:59 (four months ago) link

Extended sequence of Bond taking his Aston Martin to a garage because the clutch keeps slipping.

Dunty Reggae party 🎉 (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 26 February 2020 20:02 (four months ago) link

No time to release this film QUITE yet.

MGM, Universal and Bond producers, Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, announced today that after careful consideration and thorough evaluation of the global theatrical marketplace, the release of NO TIME TO DIE will be postponed until November 2020. pic.twitter.com/a9h1RP5OKd

— James Bond (@007) March 4, 2020

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 4 March 2020 17:18 (four months ago) link

coronavirus situation worries re: Chinese cinemas, right?

Doctor Casino, Wednesday, 4 March 2020 17:27 (four months ago) link

Pretty much, there have been a lot of rumbling already, and if something similar happens here, well.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 4 March 2020 17:29 (four months ago) link

on the bright side, now I know I'll have a way to take my mind off of Trump winning for at least a few hours.

Evans on Hammond (evol j), Wednesday, 4 March 2020 17:30 (four months ago) link

I can't think of another 'big' film being postponed so close to its release date. That may turn out to be the most memorable thing abt this movie.

Ward Fowler, Wednesday, 4 March 2020 20:44 (four months ago) link

There was that Arnold movie he had pushed back because of 9/11.

a bevy of supermodels, musicians and Lena Dunham (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 4 March 2020 20:49 (four months ago) link

& what other 'big' films came out in the first two months of a pandemic?

Fantastic. Great move. Well done (sic), Wednesday, 4 March 2020 20:52 (four months ago) link

There's Something About Malaria

Dunty Reggae party 🎉 (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 4 March 2020 20:55 (four months ago) link

Soderbergh is in town tonight to promote Frosé and hosting a "secret" screening of one of his movies first: really missing a trick if it's not Contagion.

Fantastic. Great move. Well done (sic), Wednesday, 4 March 2020 21:02 (four months ago) link

I’m kind of suspicious that it’s not just a market issue. They brought Hans Zimmer in to do the score in January which seems like a little bit of a rush. No clue if this means they’re done editing and it’s going to sit there until fall or if this gives some breathing room on the work

mh, Wednesday, 4 March 2020 23:06 (four months ago) link

I’m imaging some scenario where they saw the first cut with the complete score and it’s Zimmer doing the Moby remix of the Bond theme from the 90s with some orchestral flourishes

mh, Wednesday, 4 March 2020 23:07 (four months ago) link

“Zimmer” meaning a flunkie from the Zimmer-haus obv

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 4 March 2020 23:11 (four months ago) link

yeah, the speculation was Wallfisch, etc. would be on duty

mh, Wednesday, 4 March 2020 23:40 (four months ago) link

Hang on.. does 'Zimmer' no longer mean he actually does the score? I'm obvs being real naive here.

piscesx, Thursday, 5 March 2020 01:37 (four months ago) link

like all great artists, he has a studio and signs his name on work

(he does credit collaborators)

mh, Thursday, 5 March 2020 02:01 (four months ago) link

youtube recommended billie eilish at some award show doing her new bond theme and it looked like zimmer was playing a synth with them for.. reasons?

mh, Thursday, 5 March 2020 02:03 (four months ago) link

Zimmer not a very good choice for Bond really - I can't think of any of his scores which have much in way of swagger.

chap, Thursday, 5 March 2020 17:24 (four months ago) link


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