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SPECTRE: The Radiohead’s On T’Net

Yesterday (Christmas Day, for those of you in a post turkey / sherry coma) Radiohead front man Thom Yorke posted a Christmas present for fans via Twitter – the band’s official go at a theme tune for the latest James Bond film, SPECTRE. “Last year we were asked to write a theme tune for the […]

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Beyond Badass: Haywire

“You shouldn’t think of her as a woman. That would be a mistake.” That advice, or warning, from Ewan McGregor’s shady character in Steven Soderbergh’s lean, female driven spy piece Haywire, sounds a little harsh at first. Mixed martial arts fighter Gina Carano, spotted by Soderbergh on TV, had the film shaped around her skillset, […]

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Licence To Grin : James Bond Gadget Supercut

“Now pay attention, 007. Here’s a supercut, in chronological order, of every gadget you’ve ever used, been assigned, laughed at or picked up along the way in your efforts to give me angina. But no gadget is worth anything if you don’t remember my most important piece of advice – “Always have an escape plan…” […]

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Scene Is Believing: SPECTRE

Rome, Open Throttle This piece contains minor spoilers From the brutalist, domineering architecture of a Mussolini-esque mausoleum, to her cobbled narrow streets and expansive piazzas, all Daniel Craig’s James Bond roads have finally lead to the glory of Rome, and SPECTRE. Wherein, at the multi-tentacled head of said criminal enterprise, a face from his past […]

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Guest Review: SPECTRE, By Catching Bullets Author Mark O’Connell

Once again, Catching Bullets author Mark O’Connell has graciously agreed to let us post his own review of the latest James Bond film. In his book Mark covers his memories of growing up as a James Bond fan from the unique perspective of being the grandson of producer Cubby Broccoli’s chauffeur, catching every Bond bullet, as […]

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Spectre – Review

There is a moment during the opening titles of Spectre that says more than it probably more than it meant to.  We see a topless Bond, sitting down and being helplessly smothered by an octopus – this is quite possibly the most fitting metaphor I can find for what is wrong with Spectre. At its […]

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SPECTRE Song Video – Sam Smith’s Writing’s On The Wall

Well, the video for singer Sam Smith’s SPECTRE title song, Writing’s On The Wall, is with us, and, in the context of some suitably moody images from the film, is beginning to cement itself more in my favours. Catching Bullets author Mark O’Connell is one fan prepared to give it a go: “It is a […]

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Keep Moving 007

Tom Cruise’s Ethan Hunt didn’t do so much running after all in Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation. But he’s not the only spy on the block who can show us a clean pair of heels. Daniel Craig as James Bond gives literal meaning to the phrase, “active duty.” And ignore that ageist crack from Silva (“Your […]

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Spectre’s Songstress: It’s Got To Be Bassey – A Web Of Spin

Now this is a campaign we can get behind. Two superfans, Paul Joseph and Tim Benzie, have launched a campaign with the Twitter hashtag, #ItsGotToBeBassey, to have Dame Shirley Bassey sing the theme song for James Bond 24, Spectre. The London based couple have inserted themselves into footage from all the Bond films, interrupting the […]

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Spectre Teaser Breakdown

A teaser does what it says – teases. Don’t expect any major insights, this is a mood piece to whet the appetite of James Bond fans for Spectre, the 24th installment in the series, and Daniel Craig’s fourth “go”. By the looks of things, his entire run is going to be tied up in one […]

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