With No Time To Die delayed once again, anticipation for Daniel Craig’s final 007 film has been pushed back to later this year.To keep Bond fans busy, we tasked acclaimed James Bond scholar and author Mark O’Connell to determine which of the official 24 007 films released to date is the best, according to those that know them the best.Read: The best James Bond films according to the expertsHe spoke to over 30 experts in the field – including authors who have written official 007 novels, academics, Bond actors, creatives who’ve worked on the films, and famous fans – and many submitted their top 5 lists by hands.See the full James Bond rankingHere are the top 5 of some of the biggest 007 fans in the world.
With No Time To Die delayed to late 2021, we polled the biggest – and most famous – James Bond fans to definitively decide which of previous 24 films is the best.Read: The best James Bond films according to the expertsWe spoke to actors and creatives, authors and scholars, famous fans and even a Bond villain to create a definitive ranking of the 007 films. It’s a story of two halves for the incumbent 007, with two Daniel Craig films ranked at the bottom, and his others in the top 10.See the Top 5 007 lists of the experts polledElsewhere, the 007 films of the late, great Sir Sean Connery, peak at number 5.
We get billions of searches every year on Yahoo Search, and 2020 was no different. With people stuck at home for large portions of the year, many turned to the world of showbiz for some light relief, and we’re excited to share the stars that everyone was looking for on Yahoo in 2020.Year in Review compiles the most searched topics over the last year on Yahoo Search. We look at searches by domain country, so the UK list is searches on uk.search.yahoo.com.
Screen legend Sean Connery’s breakthrough role came as James Bond in 1962’s Dr No.Connery is regarded as having defined the movie role of Ian Fleming’s James Bond, following his initial appearance as British secret agent 007 in the first of the series.He appeared in seven Bond films, the last of them, “Never Say Never Again” in 1983, regarded as an unofficial production outside the official franchise.The Scottish star went on to achieve decades of Hollywood success and was beloved by film fans around the world.Other notable films from Connery’s stellar career include The Untouchables (1987), Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) and alongside Michael Caine in The Man Who Would Be King (1975).Here, Yahoo Movies recounts Connery’s career in pictures.
Tom Hardy has risen from his humble beginnings as a wannabe model on the The Big Breakfast to one of our greatest living actors. He’ll next be seen returning as Spider-Man’s greatest nemesis in Venom 2, and beyond that as an ageing Al Capone in Fonzo (UK release remains TBC), but while we wait for the British actor’s next big film, we thought we’d take look back at his greatest performances to date.From his 2001 movie debut in Ridley Scott’s Black Hawk Down to 2017’s Dunkirk, Tom Hardy always manages to make a big impression on screen in every role, big or small. Here’s his 10 best film performances so far.Don’t like our list? Let us know your favourite Tom Hardy performance in the comments below. And no, his CBeebies Bed Time Story doesn’t count.Read moreTom Hardy waxwork unveiledEverything you need to know about Taboo S2Tom Hardy got tattoo after losing bet to Leo
Actor turned writer-director Greta Gerwig is following up her Oscar-nominated film Lady Bird with a new adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s seminal novel Little Women.Saoirse Ronan and Timothée Chalamet, stars of Gerwig’s semi-autobiographical first feature, are back for the film based on the 1868 novel about a family of sisters on their journey from childhood to womanhood, and they’re joined by Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, Eliza Scanlen, Meryl Streep, Laura Dern and more.
New research has analysed the number of times some of the most popular Disney songs have been played on Spotify to reveal the world’s favourite Disney songs.With the release of Toy Story 4 and the upcoming Lion King remake, the buzz around Disney and its famous soundtracks is bigger than ever, but it’s their most recent releases that dominate the most-listened chart.7 of the films featured in the top 10 were released after 2005, and the number 1 song is VERY number 1. For more details on the research conducted by Play Like Mum, and the full top 50 Disney songs click here.
X-Men: Dark Phoenix is now in cinemas and its likely to be the last movie with this cast and crew involved.The franchise has had its ups and downs over the last 19 years but it is still one of the most iconic superhero sagas on screen.Read more: Evan Peters unhappy with Dark Phoenix appearanceHowever, some of the movies deserve more acclaim than the others so here is a definitive ranking of all 12 released so far.
James Cameron has continued a long-held Hollywood tradition by congratulating Marvel Studios for its box office success with Avengers: Endgame, which recently toppled his film Titanic at the all-time box office. Endgame’s BO total currently stands at $2,272,706,419 (£1.75 billion), making it the second-highest-grossing film of all time.Only Cameron’s Avatar stands in the way now (as long as we don’t adjust for inflation) with its box office total of $2,787,965,087 (£2.14 bn), ripe to be toppled over the next few weeks.Since 1977 there has been a tradition upheld by Hollywood’s biggest directors and studios to congratulate each other when their films broke box office records.Read more: Avengers spoiler-ban liftsSteven Spielberg started it when he posted an ad celebrating his friend George Lucas after Star Wars: A New Hope beat his own movie Jaws in domestic sales of film rentals.Kathleen Kennedy and Lucasfilm recently followed suit congratulating Marvel Studios for Avengers: Infinity War earning the biggest opening weekend box office in history, a title Star Wars: The Force Awakens had held until now.Check out the slideshow to see some above to see more of the congratulatory ads and posters directors have made over the last forty years.
In what’s likely to be the last time, the stars of Avengers: Endgame assembled for the film’s world premiere in Hollywood last night, seven years after the premiere of the first Avengers films. The core cast returned for the glitzy red carpet event alongside scores of new cast mates who’ve joined the Marvel Studios superhero roster in the intervening years.From Robert Downey Jr to Scarlett Johansson and beyond, all of the Avengers have been on quite a journey during the last seven years, but some of them look like they haven’t aged a day.Avengers: Endgame is in cinemas from 25 April.
Cineworld has expanded its multiplex at the Millennium Dome, adding 8 new screens, to make it London’s biggest cinema.The cinema chain held a gala opening at its Greenwich Peninsula location, the Cineworld at The O2, last night to celebrate the expansion which includes three new VIP screening rooms and a 4DX auditorium.The cinema now boasts 4,500 seats across 19 screens, complementing the existing Superscreen and ScreenX immersive technologies, making it “one of the UK’s most technologically advanced cinemas” according to the blurb.The biggest cinema in the UK is the Vue at Star City in Birmingham, which has 25 screens and over 5,000 seats.David Spence, General Manager of Cineworld at The O2 said: “We are delighted to offer Londoners a vast world of viewing possibilities with the latest in cinema technology. From extreme cinema with snow, fog and water alongside chairs that vibrate and move, to supreme comfort with reclining seats and complimentary dining. We are excited to represent the future of entertainment and cinema in UK.”Read more: UK’s first Dolby Cinema opens in London
Avengers: Endgame is nearly upon us and the anticipation across the globe is palpable.After the devastating finale of Infinity War, the franchise is half its heroes down and the remaining Avengers are hellbent on reversing the effects of Thanos’ Decimation.Read more: Marvel stars who gave away massive spoilersBut can you remember who is left alive, dead or dusted? Here we recap the living status of a ton of Marvel characters and detail just where they are in the universe.
Marvel does its very best to stop spoilers being leaked but every now and then one sneaks free and usually, it’s down to a star.During press tours and interviews a fair few actors have prematurely revealed information about future movies before the release and it’s surprising they’ve lived to tell the tale.Read more: 20 best cameos in the MCUFrom first time to repeat offenders, here is 12 times Marvel stars have spoiled their movies.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe has attracted some of the world’s biggest stars though some of their roles are much smaller in comparison.Stan Lee is arguably the most famous cameo-maker of the MCU but there are lots of other big names who’ve done a fun job of that too.Read more: Watch the new Lion King trailerHere are 20 of the best to have appeared in the last 21 movies.
Celebrities might be rich and famous (for the most part) but that doesn’t mean they can escape brushes with the law.Over the years and decades, there have infamous cases of stars behaving badly and 2019 is certainly no different.Read more: How long will Huffman and Loughlin be jailed for?So here’s a list of all the celebs who have been arrested so far this year and what they were picked up by police for.
Avengers: Endgame is the 22nd movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and it will feature plenty of characters from across the films.The latest instalment will provide a “definitive conclusion” to some narrative arcs, namely for the original Avengers, but some characters never got a chance to see what comes next in the MCU – some actors too.So here’s a reminder of some of the Marvel stars that have become a distant memory.Read more: Captain Marvel vows to tackle Thanos in Endgame clip
Terminator: Dark Fate will teleport into UK cinemas on 23 October, and we’ve got a whole gallery of exclusive new images to analyse using that weird red grid that comes up in our field of vision whenever we look at stuff.Read more: James Cameron teases ‘hardened’ Sarah ConnorThe images give us welcome clues about the film’s plot, as there’s so little information out there, even the synopsis is vague.Linda Hamilton (Sarah Connor) and Arnold Schwarzenegger (T-800) return in their iconic roles in Terminator: Dark Fate, directed by Tim Miller (Deadpool) and produced by visionary filmmaker James Cameron and David Ellison. Following the events of Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Terminator: Dark Fate also stars Mackenzie Davis, Natalia Reyes, Gabriel Luna, and Diego Boneta.Terminator: Dark Fate is released in UK cinemas on 23 October.
John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum is blasting into cinemas on May 17, 2019, and, to celebrate, Lionsgate has unleashed a load of fancy new posters – which give us our first proper look at the film’s main villain, Zero.But we’ve thrown all the posters into a handy gallery, which you can click through while walking the dog or taking out contracts on your enemies, whatever it is you do on a Thursday.Read more: John Wick 3: Everything we know so farOh, and here’s the film’s awesome synopsis.John Wick is on the run for two reasons… he’s being hunted for a global $14 million open contract on his life, and for breaking a central rule: taking a life on Continental Hotel grounds. The victim was a member of the High Table who ordered the open contract,” it reads.John should have already been executed, except the Continental’s manager, Winston, has given him a one-hour grace period before he’s ‘Excommunicado’ – membership revoked, banned from all services and cut off from other members. John uses the service industry to stay alive as he fights and kills his way out of New York City.
Disney has shared some new photos from Dumbo, Tim Burton’s live action remake of the 1941 animation, giving us a new look at Michael Keaton, Eva Green, Danny DeVito, and – of course – the flying elephant himself.Dumbo is in cinemas from 29 March. Tickets are on sale now.Read moreDeVito takes a tumbleEvery live-action Disney remake on the way
Since 2008, Marvel Studios’ cinematic output has gone from strength to strength. Starting with Robert Downey Jr.’s franchise-defining turn in Iron Man the studio, now owned by Disney, has 21 movies under its belt with Captain Marvel the latest to reach cinemas.Debate rages over what the best (and subsequently worst) Marvel Cinematic Universe movies are, particularly among Yahoo Movies UK’s trusted contributors who all submitted wildly varying rankings.Here’s how we ranked every MCU movie to date.Read moreEvery Marvel film currently planned Tom Hardy’s best movie roles, ranked The 10 best Game of Thrones episodes
Read more First look at Jared Leto as Morbius, the Living VampireThere is a certain group of Hollywood stars who are giving new meaning to the phrase “growing old gracefully,” and by new meaning, we mean they never seem to grow old at all.Yep, these A-listers seem to have sold their souls for eternal youth, or have a portrait growing old in their attics because their faces are looking as young as they did 20 years ago.Don’t believe us? Here’s 20 to prove our never-aging theory.
Brie Larson came face to face with her mini-me at the European Gala launch of Captain Marvel last night. The star was interviewed on the blue carpet by a young girl who was dressed as her character in the upcoming Marvel superhero film.The youngster appeared to at the event representing The Female Lead, a non-profit organisation “dedicated to making women’s stories more visible and offering alternative role models to those ever-present in popular culture.” According the company’s Twitter account, the young girl’s name was Illy. After the premiere, Larson tweeted about Illy, calling her “my hero”.Larson signed the young fan’s comic books, before she interviewed Samuel L Jackson who returns as a young Nick Fury in the 1990s-set adventure.Captain Marvel hits cinemas on 8 March.Read moreCaptain Marvel has two post-credit scenesRotten Tomatoes combats Captain Marvel trollsWhy there are two Captain Marvel films coming up
We trawled through the Oscar archives and did a little digging on how the most famous Academy Award-nominated kids have fared since their red carpet strolls.The 91st Academy Awards ceremony takes place on Sunday, 24 February 2019 and is broadcast in the UK on Sky Cinema Premiere.Read moreAll the controversies to rock the 2019 OscarsInside the Oscars goody bagWhy did Harry Potter never win any Oscars?
The Academy Awards began in 1928 and during its early years there were a few awards that barely lasted to do the mid-20th Century.These categories were a reflection of the films of the time as Hollywood’s Golden Era transitioned into a technicolor and digital age.Here are ten Oscars that won’t be going to anybody this year….READ MORE15 all-time biggest movie snubs in Oscar history10 Oscars losers who couldn’t hide their disappointment
Disney is showing no signs of stopping when it comes to given its classic animations the live-action remake treatment.The studio has already produced Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast and The Jungle Book to critical and commercial acclaim and soon we’ll be having several more to watch in cinemas.Here’s every single live-action remake Disney has green-lit and when they’re heading to a movie theatre near you.Read moreTim Allen on Toy Story 4’s emotional endingWhat will Disney do with Drax?Everything you need to know about Frozen 2