James Bond

News, Reviews & Features
  • Secret Cinema Presents Casino Royale is 00-heaven, has a license to thrill, etc

    Movie Feature | Matt Looker | 20th June 2019

    Spies! Guns! Booze! Cars! Booze! If you have ever wondered what the point is of Secret Cinema’s immersive film screenings, or have ever asked yourself why anyone would ever be interested in inhabiting the world of, say, Dr Strangelove, then surely that cynicism ends for this latest 007-themed production. Because who hasn’t imagined themselves as the sharpest, sexiest superspy on the big screen? Who hasn’t wanted to indulge in the frisson of international espionage? Who hasn’t wanted to pretend-win a game of make-believe cards while sipping a themed cocktail named after an obscure Bond reference? This is exactly the kind of cinema that Secret Cinema was made to be secret about!

  • 18 actual, factual rumours why Danny Boyle quit the new Bond movie

    Movie Feature | Ali Gray | 21st August 2018

    If you like Bond movies then your face was probably all 'nooooooo' today when you heard the news that Danny Boyle and Bond 25 have parted company. The official reason is that old chestnut "creative differences" but everyone knows that's just a cover for a good old-fashioned diva drama or sex scandal or noncing. Let’s get to the bottom of this immediately and sift through the rumours that some fans on Twitter are already calling "definitely what happened". No need to thank me.

  • How many words did SlashFilm write on the Bond non-announcement?

    Movie Feature | Ali Gray | 26th July 2017

    Place your bets! I'm going to say between 600 and 700. Let's go and have a look!

  • Tom Hiddleston still not sure if producer at party just offered him role of Bond

    Movie Feature | Ali Gray | 30th June 2017

    Actor Tom Hiddleston is still in the dark as to whether he just accepted the role of James Bond at a cocktail party, after conversing with a producer who spoke of him playing "an iconic, robust character of literature" in the vaguest of terms.

  • Spectre

    Movie Review | Matt Looker | 21st October 2015

    If Daniel Craig's incarnation of 007 had any agenda over the course of his previous three films, it was to get Bond back to basics, away from the spoofable superspy tropes of volcano lairs and invisible cars. Acting as a prequel series to the franchise sold this idea rather well, presenting us with a simple, bold and brutal spy at the start of his game. The problem is, each Craig film so far has ended with Bond primed and positioned to become the man we see at the start of Dr No, and they have created hidden steps along that journey. As such it has felt like a cheat, like counting down "three, two, one, er... a half, a quarter, an eighth" and so on. But now Spectre really feels like we have finally reached the end of that countdown, and it does so in part by tying all the previous films together into one conclusion. But it also does it by embracing all the embarrassingly awful 007 traditions that this modern Bond had previously shied away from.

  • 9 Bond references you missed in the Spectre teaser trailer

    Movie Feature | Matt Looker | 29th March 2015

    The first trailer for Spectre is finally here and it shows Bond facing his toughest mission yet: sorting through his loft, getting startled by two birds and then attending a board meeting. But look closer and you'll also see some cleverly hidden Easter eggs referencing Bond films of the past. Even the shit ones!

  • Five sexy secrets revealed in close-ups of the new Spectre poster

    Movie Feature | Ali Gray | 17th March 2015

    By now you've probably already seen the teaser poster for Spectre, complained about how it's just a picture of a man standing up wearing clothes and moved on with your life. But did you really look at it? Because if you really look at it hard enough, so hard your eyes start to hurt, then you'll find a number of sexy secrets that you'll definitely want to share with your friends so the article goes viral.

  • New Bond movie to be banned in UK under strict new porn laws

    Movie Feature | Ali Gray | 3rd December 2014

    Get it? Spectre? Spanked her? Because spanking is now illegal according to new UK porn laws? Oh, right, because we're all pretending we didn't read up about the new UK porn laws. Well excuse me, you sexless freaks.

  • 50 people more likely to play James Bond than Daniel Day-Lewis

    Movie Feature | Luke Whiston | 25th September 2013

    The Telegraph is making uncited claims reporting today that Daniel Day-Lewis is the "hot favourite" to take up the reins as James Bond once Daniel Craig hangs up his tuxedo - a headline based entirely on a comment by Solo author William Boyd. I mean... he's not. He's really, really not. To illustrate how certain I am, here are 50 people who will play James Bond before Daniel Day-Lewis ever does.

  • Bond 24 director shortlist: the yays, the nays and the no ways

    Movie Feature | Neil, Ali | 6th March 2013

    In some of the most exciting news about somebody not doing something ever, it's emerged that Skyfall director Sam Mendes won't be returning to "helm" the next Bond film, even though he never said that he would and often suggested that he wouldn't. Still, that's no reason for us not to pull on our Roger Moore underpants and boot up the Speculatotron 2000, if only so we can say "told you so, ner ner ner-ner-ner" in the unlikely event that we're right. In a Shiznit first, Neil and Ali double-team James Bond to lay down the rules for who should and shouldn't be allowed within megaphoning distance of Bond 24.