Nothing but the Nuge – Old School Evil

Nothing but the Nuge – Old School Evil

30 Jun, 2015

This week, after finally watching, the new Spectre Trailer Nuge waxes Lyrical about his love of old school villainy.

James Bond Vs MI:6 Human Resources

James Bond Vs MI:6 Human Resources

29 Jun, 2015

Office Supplier Viking Direct have created an infographic that pits James Bond, 007 against his most sinister foe yet… The HR department! Have a look-see here.

Everything or Nothing: The Untold Story of 007

Everything or Nothing: The Untold Story of 007

15 Feb, 2013

With all the excitement surrounding the Blu-Ray / DVD release of Skyfall on 18th February, you might have missed another DVD release which gives you the “warts & all” story behind the James Bond movie machine…   The James Bond documentary Everything of Nothing: The Untold Story of 007 chronicles the real life evolution of the  James Bond movie franchise. Directed by Stevan Riley, Everything or Nothing details the story of three men: producers Albert R. Broccoli, Harry Saltzman and author Ian Fleming and their vision to build the franchise through five decades and 23 films of one of the most iconic fictional heroes of modern times, and probably the best known British export (Harry Potter has stopped now… 007 still has another 50 year left in him!) The documentary not only covers Bond’s cinematic journey but also the private lives of Broccoli, Fleming, Saltzman and their families, e.g daughter Barbara Broccoli helming EON Films after her father’s death. The film includes interviews with Bond actors George Lazenby, Timothy Dalton, Roger Moore, Pierce Brosnan and Daniel Craig, as well as extensive “behind the scenes” archive footage.   Source: 007.com,...

FILM REVIEW: SKYFALL

FILM REVIEW: SKYFALL

15 Oct, 2012

Check out our review of Daniel Craig’s return to duty in Skyfall. For over 40 years the 007 films were never really about Bond, occasionally a personal detail would emerge, License to Kill cannily tied its revenge plot into Bond’s distant (real time wise anyway) past but just as an unexamined parallel. With Daniel Craig and Casino Royale that all changed – there was a concerted effort to explore what makes Bond tick. This continued into Quantum of Solace (so much so that the bad guy’s plot is almost inconsequential in this highly undervalued series entry) and carries on with the 23rd (official) Bond film but with a slight shift. This being the 50th anniversary of the film franchise Skyfall explores not just Bond’s character and history, but the Bond Series’ character and history. References to the past abound; from the obvious (the fan favourite Aston Martin gets a couple of gags sure to please), the slightly more obscure (the palm print gun was briefly and just as pointlessly utilized in License to Kill) and the perhaps unintended (a remote Scottish Lodge reminded me, at least, of the hunting lodge in the 1967 spoof Casino Royale). The film also plays out as if Craig has a lot more time under his belt than just the two adventures we have seen him on. It’s thoroughly preoccupied that Craig (and Judi Dench’s M) is past his prime in a way that, say, A View to a Kill never was even with Moore huffing his way up the Eiffel Tower. Beginning in Istanbul (and doing more with ten minutes there than Taken 2 does in it’s entire running time) it establishes a gruff Craig and an ‘anything to get the job done’ Dench at slight odds whilst delivering a clean (critics of Quantum of Solace’s action sequences should be happy) fun, but not exactly pulse quickening, action aesthetic that carries throughout. One set piece, later in the film, is a work of art, a neon and shadow spectacle that delivers on the promise of having Roger Deakins as Director of Photography (expect to see his name in almost as many of the reviews as Director Sam Mendes)....

Listen to Seven Minutes of the Skyfall Soundtrack by Thomas Newman

Listen to Seven Minutes of the Skyfall Soundtrack by Thomas Newman

10 Oct, 2012

Getting my hands on either a new Bond theme or a piece from a new James Bond soundtrack is a little like Christmas.  Last week we got treated to the fabulous theme for Skyfall as sung by Adele and now we have seven minutes of the Skyfall soundtrack as composed by Thomas Newman to listen to. Now I’ve been saying to a few people that for some reason I was not that exited about Skyfall as I usually am about a new Bond film coming out…after hearing these seven minutes as well as Adele’s theme that’s all changed now. When opening night comes around I’ll be the first in line with my Vodka Martini in hand waiting for the cinema doors to open. The Skyfall soundtrack is due for release on 29th October.   Have a listen to those seven minutes below as well as a look at the Adele’s Skyfall theme accompanying a new trailer. Welcome back to ‘Her Majesty’s Secret Service’ 007 we missed you. Reporter: Nuge Source: joblo...