Honor Blackman, best known for playing one of the most iconic heroines of the James Bond franchise, has died at the age of 94. She played Pussy Galore in 1964’s Goldfinger, hands down one of the best female characters the long-running film franchise has ever seen. She also starred on the British TV series The Avengers, and appeared in projects like Jason and the Argonauts, The Secret of My Success, Doctor Who, Bridget Jones’s Diary, and more. Read More »
The weather is finally getting warmer, and that means more time outside. But you can always set aside part of your day for a little bit of Netflix. Thankfully, there’s not a mass exodus of TV shows and movies leaving Netflix, but we’ve picked out some of the ones you might want to watch before they disappear from the library, including a bunch of James Bond titles, an animated series that will disappear from streaming for months, arguably Michael Mann‘s best movie, and more. Read More »
Fans of the James Bond franchise have always dreamed of seeing some of the secret agent’s more unbelievable gadget become a reality, especially when it comes to the armored, weaponized and gadget-filled cars 007 gets to drive. Now one of them will be officially manufactured, and it will include some of the gadgets from the big screen.
James Bond’s iconic 1964 Aston Martin DB5 that first appeared in Goldfinger will officially be manufactured by the car company. But this isn’t simply a recreation of the classic car that looks like 007’s ride. This extremely limited and expensive edition of the James Bond Aston Martin DB5 will come with some of the gadgets installed by Q Branch. Read More »
One of the best video game adaptations of all time is undoubtedly GoldenEye 64. The game took the first James Bond movie starring Pierce Brosnan and turned it into a polygonal first-person shooter that also gave us one of the most endlessly entertaining multiplayer experiences of any video game in history. But it wasn’t always fun, especially when some jerk decided to play as the signature, short James Bond villain Oddjob.
Thankfully, if you ever find yourself plugging in the ol’ Nintendo 64 for a round of GoldenEye 64, now you can stop anyone from playing as Oddjob because it’s totally unfair. A couple of the game’s creators recently took part in an oral history of GoldenEye 64, and they confirm that playing as the hat-throwing henchman from Goldfinger is cheating. Read More »
Writers take inspiration from everything around them. Whether it’s characters, conversations, stories or anything that you find in a screenplay, there’s a good chance those elements are shaped and informed by something that happened in any given screenwriter’s life. Therefore, it should come as no surprise that some of the bad guys we’ve seen in movies were inspired by real life jerks. But a new video rounds up some specific examples of characters that you may not have known were written as insults, whether it’s to people, or an entire corporation.
Watch the video running six characters written as insults after the jump. Read More »
As part of the screening put together in relation to the SXSW Title Design Competition, Ian Albinson from the website The Art of the Title Sequence put together a nice two and a half minute compendium of excellent film titles. (That features an occasional piece of television, too.) For any long-time film lover, this little video will probably elicit quite a few responses simply on the strength of the title cards on display. I queued several films to re-watch after exposure to just a few seconds of their titles.
Check out the collection after the jump. Read More »