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Encore To Feature 20 Uncut Classic James Bond Films Nightly Starting Sept. 1

August 31st, 2013 9:32am EDT
The World Is Not Enough
's The James Bond Collection, every night beginning Sunday, September 1 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

Starring original Bond leads Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton and Pierce Brosnan, fans can join .

ENCORE's The James Bond Collection will kick off with a Special 2-Day Labor Day Weekend Marathon on September 1st, followed by a Bond film each night in September at 8pm et/pt. Another mini-marathon will air September 29th and the Collection will end with Sean Connery's Goldfinger.

1  Labor Day Marathon
2  Labor Day Marathon
3  The World is Not Enough
4  From Russia With Love
5  ...
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'Global James Bond Day' Set For October 5th

August 31st, 2012 9:37am EDT
James Bond
A global celebration of James Bond will take place in October to mark 50 years since the release of the first 007 film.

Movie bosses behind the popular franchise have declared October 5th Global James Bond Day, five decades after Sean Connery made his debut as the superspy in 1962's Dr. No.

A series of special events are being organized around the world, including the launch of a Bond exhibition at New York's Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), The Music of Bond concert at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Los Angeles, and the release of a new documentary, Everything or Nothing: The Untold Story o...
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Cannes To Screen Classic James Bond Movies

May 14th, 2012 11:54am EDT
Dr. No
Cannes Film Festival bosses are to mark 50 years of the James Bond franchise by screening five classic 007 movies at the event.

The suave superspy first burst onto the big screen in 1962's Dr. No and went on to become one of the icons of modern cinema.

To celebrate the franchise's 50th birthday this year, officials at this month's French film festival will screen 007's debut cinema outing along with its follow-up From Russia with Love, George Lazenby's sole turn as the spy in On Her Majesty's Secret Service, Sean Connery's swansong in 1971's Diamonds Are Forever, and current Bond star D...
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Bond 50: Fox Is Releasing All 22 James Bond Films On Blu-ray

January 11th, 2012 10:40am EST
Bond 50
In celebration of James Bond's monumental golden anniversary, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment just unveiled BOND 50, a collectible box-set featuring all 22 James Bond films on Blu-ray Disc for the first time in one complete offering.

The longest running film franchise of all time, the Bond 50 collection marks the debut of nine James Bond films previously unavailable in high definition Blu-ray. Fans around the world can pre-order now with participating online retailers.

Acclaimed Bond directors John Glen (five Bond films including For Your Eyes On...
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007 Was Based On Andrew Lloyd Webber's Father-In-Law

December 31st, 2011 11:30am EST
Quatum of Solace
Ian Fleming based his James Bond character on composer Andrew Lloyd Webber's former father-in-law.

The theatre impresario's TV personality daughter Imogen has revealed the writer drew inspiration for his superspy from her grandfather.

She says, "He's based on my mother's father. He served under Ian Fleming in the war in naval intelligence, and my grandfather is one of the men James Bond is based upon. It's a very cool claim to fame."
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James Bond Composer John Barry Dies

January 31st, 2011 8:49am EST
John Barry
Oscar-winning composer John Barry, the man behind many of the iconic James Bond theme tunes, has passed away at the age of 77. The British musician suffered a fatal heart attack on Sunday.

His fellow Bond composer, David Arnold, took to Twitter.com to write, "It was with a heavy heart that I tell you John Barry passed away this morning. "I am profoundly saddened by the news but profoundly thankful for everything he did for music and for me personally."

Starting his career working on music for BBC programs, Barry moved on to arrange orchestral accompaniments for EMI and was approached ...
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Sean Connery Snubs 50th Anniversary James Bond Party

January 30th, 2011 6:28pm EST
Sean Connery
Bond bosses have been left disappointed after Sean Connery reportedly declined an invitation to take part in the 50th anniversary celebrations of the superspy series next year.

The Scottish veteran was the first ever actor to portray the suave British secret agent in 1962's Dr. No, and went on to play James Bond seven times.

The series is set to return to the big screen with Daniel Craig slipping on his tuxedo for his third outing as the spy next year to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the franchise.

Bosses at MGM - the studio behind the movies - are planning to mark the milestone ...
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Is This It For James Bond? Find Out In This Week's EW

August 5th, 2010 9:15pm EDT
Daniel Craig As James Bond
With MGM up for auction - and no buyer in sight - the world's greatest film franchise lies in peril. This week's cover story investigates what's next for James Bond, and whether Daniel Craig has sipped his last shaken martini.

Up until last spring, it looked as if James Bond would indeed return, but after decades of invincibility, it seems as if 007 has finally been defeated, at least for the foreseeable future. What's holding up production on the next movie is the sale of MGM, which went up for auction last November and still hasn't found a buyer. Then, in July, there was more reason t...
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Top 10 James Bond Opening Sequences

November 14th, 2008 3:04pm EST
Casino Royale
Opinions may vary about which Bond movie has the best villain (From Russia With Love), the best Bond girl (Dr. No) or the worst theme song (The Man With The Golden Gun), but one thing people can agree on is that the opening sequences have only gotten better over the years.

Here's a list of the best opening sequences of Bond films in honor of the 22nd 007 movie opening today:

10) Licence To Kill

The film opens with Bond in a tuxedo ready to get married, or is he? And there's a ruthless bad guy, Sanchez, played by Robert Davi. We know he's ruthless because he orders Benicio De...
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A Look At All The Actors Who Have Played 007

November 13th, 2008 10:56am EST
Quantum of Solace
This Friday, Sir Ian Fleming's James Bond is back in theaters. Daniel Craig has brought a brute anger to the role that has not quite been seen before. In the very least, as we learned in the 2006 version of Casino Royale, he certainly does not care any longer how his martini is served. Craig is under contract for one more Bond film after Quantum of Solace, but what if he does not return after that twenty-third film? What will his post Bond career look like? Let's take a look at all the actors who have played 007 -- rouge film, or not -- and what their post Bond careers looked like.

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Movie Sequels: A List Of The Best & Worst

February 7th, 2008 9:40am EST
Spider-Man 2
It seems every year we are inundated with dozens of sequels to films we love and those we've already forgotten about. But what are the best? What are the worst? What shouldn't have been made and what beat the original? Answers to those questions are below, but before a list of the best and worst sequels is determined a few ground rules must be established.

1. The Sequel Cannot Be Planned. There are plenty of movies where the sequel is somewhat planned (I highly doubt anybody wasn't thinking sequel during Spider-Man) but some movies are part of a planned series from day one. The mo...
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Golden Globe Nominated* Detective Series 'Ironside' Comes To DVD For The First Time

April 24th, 2007 8:00am EDT
Ironside
Confined to a wheelchair by a sniper's bullet, former Chief of Detectives Robert T. Ironside (Emmy-winner** Raymond Burr of Perry Mason) consults for the San Francisco police department, solving major crimes with a crack team of investigators, including Detective Sergeant Ed Brown (Don Galloway of Arrest & Trial), policewoman Eve Whitfield (Emmy-winner Barbara Anderson of the original Mission Impossible) and ex-con Mark Sanger (Don Mitchell).

Set during the turbulent 1960s, Emmy-winning Ironside confronted the hottest issues of its time - civil rights, drugs, hippies, rock 'n' roll - t...
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Activision Aquires Rights To James Bond

May 4th, 2006 10:30am EDT
James Bond
MGM Interactive and EON Productions Ltd. have awarded Activision Inc. the rights to develop and publish interactive entertainment games based on the James Bond license through 2014. This marriage of best-in-class intellectual property and next-generation gaming expertise continues the Bond franchise’s long legacy of providing thrills to audiences around the globe.

Since the initial release of Dr. No in 1962, James Bond films have grossed more than $3.6 billion theatrically worldwide and approximately 30 million units of video games based on the world of James Bond have been sold to da...
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Sean Connery Gives Thumbs Up to New James Bond Daniel Craig

December 5th, 2005 9:16am EST
Sean Connery
Legendary James Bond star Sean Connery has given the new 007 his seal of approval - calling Daniel Craig a "terrific choice". The veteran actor - who played the suave spy in six Bond films, including, first movie Dr. No, Goldfinger and Diamonds Are Forever - insists the latest star picked to don the famous tuxedo will do the role proud. He said: "Craig's a great choice, really interesting - different. He's a good actor. It's a completely new departure."

It seems there is mutual respect between the Craig and Connery, 75. After accepting the role in new movie "Casino Royale," Craig insis...
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