James Bond is the most famous spy of all time, both in our world and the universe his movies take place in. Such as ‘Skyfall’ – out in DVD shortly. The mere mention of his name is enough to make bad guys everywhere quiver with fear and start putting chastity belts on their women because when James Bond is on the case, you know things are about to get heated. Guy just has a reputation.
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Bond’s “reputation” (Credit: MGM)
And in there lies the problem because a spy that everyone has heard of would in reality be about as useful as the world’s most well-known secret. See, spying is in a lot of ways like peeing in the public pool: If you’re good at it, no one should ever know you’ve done it. However, if you want evidence of Bond’s presence and activity at any given place, you just need to follow the nearest, smoldering rubbles of blown-up mansions, crashed military equipment and lost
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James Bond is the most famous spy of all time, both in our world and the universe his movies take place in. Such as ‘Skyfall’ – out in DVD shortly. The mere mention of his name is enough to make bad guys everywhere quiver with fear and start putting chastity belts on their women because when James Bond is on the case, you know things are about to get heated. Guy just has a reputation.Read More »from Why James Bond is the worst spy in history
What makes the perfect action movie?
Fake explosions? Dodgy one-liners? Elaborate, heart-thumping tea-making montages?
This week, in the second instalment of ‘Joe Wilkinson’s Home Movies’, the TV funnyman investigates - inspired by the release of ‘A Good Day to Die Hard’.
Check out Episode One below - which sees Joe ponder just what the hell is actually going with the Zombie genre?Read More »from Joe Wilkinson’s Home Movies: the Die Hard Episode
The list of Best Pictures at the Oscars is a long and illustrious one.
So to commemorate 85 years of handing out statues for the best film of the year, artist Olly Moss was tasked with making a poster by the Academy of Motions Picture Arts and Sciences.
And what a poster it is...
Representing each Best Picture with a twist to the iconic art deco figure, Moss has encapsulated nearly a century in filmmaking.
Often witty, sometimes poignant, it's yet more fine work from Moss, who has previously reworked posters for everything from 'Blade Runner' to 'The Dark Knight Rises'.
The question is: can you name all the winners?
You can check out more of his work here.Read More »from All the Oscar winners in one amazing graphic
Remember in ‘Die Hard 4’ when John McClane took out a helicopter with a car? Well now he’s doing it to billboards.
An amazingly creative ad for ‘A Good Day To Die Hard’ has popped up in Oslo, Norway, looking like McClane himself has crashed his car through a poster for the film.
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Remember where we parked... Oslo's Die Hard ad (Credit: imgur)
So far the promotional instillation, posted on Reddit, looks to be the only one of its kind for the film, but it’s still pretty impressive.
‘A Good Day To Die Hard’, the fifth installment in the iconic action series, sees John McClane (Bruce Willis) travel to Russia where his son Jack (Jai Courtney), who is working for the CIA, is in trouble after the assassination of a Russian official. It is the first time the franchise has left US soil.
Last week Willis appeared on BBC1’s ‘The One Show’, bizarrely slating his own film and mumbling to presenters about its awkward name.
Maybe BruceRead More »from Epic Die Hard car crash ad appears in Oslo
- Ben Arnold | Movie Editor's Blog – Mon, Feb 11, 2013 11:48 GMT
In 'Superman II', Terrence Stamp's General Zod went for a rather feminine 80s, low-cut black blouse in order to strike terror into the hearts of the human race.
But it seems that Zack Snyder didn't deem that look menacing enough for his forthcoming 'Man of Steel', which will see 'Boardwalk Empire's Michael Shannon playing the maniac Kryptonian.
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DC Comics unveiled its new 'Man of Steel' figurines at the New York Toy Fair over the weekend, including Zod in hardcore metal armour and sporting a goatee beard with a dashing badger stripe.
Also unveiled were figures of Zod's villainous sidekick Faora (played by Antje Traue), Superman's dad Jor-El (Russell Crowe) and the Man of Steel himself.
Jor-El gripping some sort of blaster weapon may also suggest that his character sees a little more action than in previous 'Superman' films.
So far Snyder's take on the Superman saga has remained shrouded in secrecy. Shannon has described his characterRead More »from First look: Zod’s Man of Steel armour unveiled at toy show