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‘Bond 25’ Officially Given The Title ‘No Time To Die’

Thankfully, we don’t have to refer to Daniel Craig’s upcoming final 007 film as “Bond 25” anymore. Instead, the folks behind the superspy franchise have released the title for the film, and it’s about as vague and mysterious as any of the other titles in the long-running franchise.

From this point on, “Bond 25” will now be “No Time to Die.” After previous films with one-word titles like “Spectre” and “Skyfall,” “No Time to Die” harkens back to the long history of Bond films with phrases as titles, such as “Live and Let Die,” “You Only Live Twice,” and “Tomorrow Never Dies.” In fact, now that we look at the titles, Bond really does have an obsession with life and death, huh?

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Double-0 Heaven: Cinema Retro's Mark Cerulli Finally Catches Up With The 1970 "Thunderball" & "You Only Live Twice" Double Feature

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By Mark Cerulli

Forty eight years ago, United Artists continued their series of highly profitable Bond double features by releasing arguably the biggest 00 double bill of them all – Thunderball and You Only Live Twice. Both films had coined money on their initial releases, with Thunderball being the highest-grossing 007 film of that era – in fact, of many eras, right up until Skyfall in 2012. Thunderball earned a stunning $141 Million worldwide (over one billion dollars in today’s money), a number that must have had UA’s finance department humming the Bond theme at 727 Seventh Avenue. You Only Live Twice pulled in over $111 Million worldwide, its profits squeezed perhaps by a competing Bond film, the over-the-top comedy, Casino Royale with Peter Sellers, David Niven, Terence Cooper and Woody Allen as various Bonds or an Italian spy knockoff starring Sean Connery’s younger brother, Neil. (More on that later.)

Throughout the 60s, 70s and into the early 80s,
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‘Bond 25’: How a New 007 Could Shake Up Daniel Craig’s Final Outing

‘Bond 25’: How a New 007 Could Shake Up Daniel Craig’s Final Outing
Lashana Lynch as the new 007 in “Bond 25?” That’s the latest, wild speculation courtesy of The Daily Mail. But, as gimmicky as it seems at first blush, it’s just the kind of shake-up to be expected from director Cary Fukunaga (“Maniac”) and scribe Phoebe Waller-Bridge, who are doing their best to make Daniel Craig’s fifth and final outing as topical, inclusionary, and memorable as possible.

We already know that Lynch (“Captain Marvel”) plays MI6 agent Nomi, who shadows a retired Bond in Jamaica while CIA buddy Felix Leiter (Jeffrey Wright) tries to recruit him for one last mission. It’s about Bond rescuing a kidnapped scientist (Ana de Armas or David Dencik?), and rumored to involve a genetic engineering scheme hatched by Rami Malek’s baddie. There’s even the supposed return of Christoph Waltz’s Blofeld in a cameo right out of “Silence of the Lambs,
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Bond 25: Christoph Waltz to Return as Blofeld

John Saavedra Jul 12, 2019

Bond 25 will see the return of Christoph Waltz as the evil Blofeld. Here are the details...

The villainous Blofeld, the author of all of James Bond's pain over the last four Daniel Craig movies, will return in Bond 25. The news was confirmed by Variety after originally being reported by the Daily Mail, which was tipped off about Waltz's presence in Pinewood Studios in London where the movie is currently filming.

What is Waltz up to in his second outing as Blofeld? No details on that yet, and we assume that will remain a heavily guarded secret until the movie hits theaters next year.

One big question is how Blofeld will get on with Bond 25's own villain, who will be played by Rami Malek. Are they teaming up against Bond and MI6 or are they at odds, too? Considering the fact that Blofeld has so
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Exclusive Interview – Composer David Arnold discusses Good Omens

James Bond, Sherlock and Independence Day composer David Arnold discusses the music of quirky new Neil Gaiman/Terry Pratchett series Good Omens, starring Michael Sheen and David Tennant

How does a composer capture the intricacies and quirkiness of not one but two authors? That was the challenge faced by the esteemed David Arnold when he was asked to score new Amazon Studios/BBC series Good Omens, based on the novel by Neil Gaiman and the late Terry Pratchett.

The show, as with the source material, is a zany mixture of theology, broad comedy and horror, focusing on the cranky relationship between an angel and a demon as the birth of the Antichrist threatens the future of mankind. Frost/Nixon’s Michael Sheen is the fastidious Aziraphale and former Doctor Who star Tennant is his somewhat louche, darker counterpart Crowley. Jon Hamm, Miranda Richardson and Frances McDormand (in a droll narrator
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Composer David Arnold: From ‘Good Omens’ to Another Bond Film?

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Composer David Arnold: From ‘Good Omens’ to Another Bond Film?
Could David Arnold return as composer to the James Bond series?

It was the obvious question to pose while he was talking about Amazon’s new “Good Omens” miniseries, for which he has composed the elaborate score.

“It’s a no-news situation,” Arnold told Variety about 007. “I’ve heard nothing. But my pencil is always sharpened for him if James comes around again. But if he doesn’t, I’ll be as excited to watch the new film as anyone else. I still love him, and I love all of the team over there.”

Arnold composed the scores for five consecutive Bond films: three with Pierce Brosnan and two starring Daniel Craig.

With singer Chris Cornell, he co-wrote “You Know My Name,” the theme song for “Casino Royale,” and earned a Grammy nomination for it; he also received a BAFTA nomination for that score.

Arnold has scored more 007 films than any composer since John Barry,
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Bond Babe in 'Thunderball' and 'From Russia With Love' 'Memba Her?!

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Bond Babe in 'Thunderball' and 'From Russia With Love' 'Memba Her?!
English actress and model Martine Beswick is best known for her roles on two iconic bond films from the '60s ... Bewick played Zora the gypsy in "From Russia with Love" (1963) and the cyanide pill-popping Paula Caplan in "Thunderball" (1965). Martine shared the screen in both bond films with Sean Connery ... who is credited with seven Bond films under his super secret utility belt including "Dr. No," "From Russia with Love," "Goldfinger," "Thunderball," "You Only Live Twice,
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David V. Picker, Legendary Studio Chief, Dead At Age 87

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David Picker and his wife Sandy at a book party for release of his memoirs in Beverly Hills, 2013.

By Lee Pfeiffer

David V. Picker, whose tenure at major film studios and as an independent producer, made him a legend in the film industry, has died from colon cancer in New York at age 87. The Picker family lived and breathed movies and in the 1950s they ran United Artists under the leadership of Arthur Krim. Under Krim and the Pickers, UA entered a "Golden Age" of achievements. David, who was named head of production at an early age, showed an uncanny ability to attract top talent and produce films that were popular and critical successes. He was ultimately named President and COO of the company. During his tenure, UA brought to the screen films that were diverse in content including "West Side Story", "The Magnificent Seven", "The Great Escape", "In the Heat of the Night
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Amazon Prime Video schedule: Here’s what is coming and leaving in April 2019

Amazon Prime Video has confirmed that several original shows will be debuting new episodes on the streaming service in April, including the fifth season of the crime drama “Bosch,” the sophomore season of the comedy “The Tick” and the first edition of the children’s animated show “Bug Diaries.”

Likewise, there will be plenty of movies making their first appearances on Amazon Prime Video in April including the Oscar-nominated horror film “A Quiet Place,” a slew of films in the Bond franchise and all three entries in the “Blade” trilogy.

Below is the full schedule of everything that is coming to Amazon Prime Video in April 2019. Unlike Netflix, Amazon does not disclose the shows and movies leaving the service in any given month. We’ve done some digging and unearthed a few titles that will be exiting Amazon Prime Video in the first week of April.

See Netflix schedule: Here
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Shane Rimmer Dies: Longtime Screen & Voice Actor In Bond Films, ‘Thunderbirds’ & Much More Was 89

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Shane Rimmer Dies: Longtime Screen & Voice Actor In Bond Films, ‘Thunderbirds’ & Much More Was 89
Shane Rimmer, whose 60-year career as a character and voice actor included three James Bond films, a lead turn in the 1960s puppet series Thunderbirds and uncredited bit role in the original Star Wars, died early today at his home in England. He was 89. No cause of death was announced.

IMDb list more than 160 credits for Rimmer spanning six decades — from early TV through current series The Amazing World of Gumball. Along the way he appeared in such high-profile films as Batman Begins, the first three Superman films with Christopher Reeve and Best Picture Oscar winners Gandhi and Out of Africa. Four of his other films — Reds, Star Wars, Julia and Dr. Strangelove — were nominated for the Academy’s Big Prize. He also turned up in the 007 films The Spy Who Loved Me, Diamonds Are Forever and You Only Live Twice.

We are very sad to hear that Shane Rimmer
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Shane Rimmer, Actor in ‘Thunderbirds’ and James Bond Movies, Dies at 89

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Shane Rimmer, Actor in ‘Thunderbirds’ and James Bond Movies, Dies at 89
Canadian actor Shane Rimmer, who voiced pilot Scott Tracy on the series “Thunderbirds” and appeared in multiple James Bond movies, died early Friday at his home in England. He was 89.

His death was reported on the official website of Gerry Anderson, who created “Thunderbirds” and said Rimmer’s widow, Sheila, confirmed the news. A cause of death was not reported.

Rimmer was born on May 28, 1929, in Toronto. In addition to “Thunderbirds,” he worked with Anderson on “Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons,” “Joe 90,” “The Secret Service,” “UFO,” “Space: 1999,” and the pilot “Space Police.”

His first major movie role came in 1964’s “Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb” as Capt. Ace Owens, co-pilot of the B-52 Stratofortress opposite Slim Pickens and James Earl Jones. Rimmer had uncredited roles in the early James Bond movies “Live and Let Die” and “Diamonds are Forever” and
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Shane Rimmer, James Bond and ‘Thunderbirds’ Actor, Dies at 89

Shane Rimmer, James Bond and ‘Thunderbirds’ Actor, Dies at 89
Shane Rimmer, a Canadian actor known for his leading voice role as a pilot on the series “Thunderbirds” and appeared in multiple James Bond movies, has died. He was 89.

According to the official website of Gerry Anderson (via the Guardian), who created “Thunderbirds,” Rimmer’s widow confirmed that he died on Friday in his home. No cause of death was given.

Rimmer provided the voice of Scott Tracy in the British TV series “Thunderbirds” between 1965 and 1966, and he also starred in three different James Bond films, including “You Only Live Twice,” “Diamonds Are Forever” and “The Spy Who Loved Me.” He also appeared in the “Superman” films, “Gandhi,” “Dr. Strangelove,” “Out of Africa” and even had an uncredited part in “Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope.” He appeared in over 100 films in all.

Also Read: Agnes Varda, French New Wave Film Director, Dies at 90

Rimmer said in an interview
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Bond 25’s Title May Have Leaked, And It’s Not Shatterhand

For a movie that hasn’t even entered production (estimated start date: April 6th), Bond 25 is causing quite the stir.

First came the changing of the guard, after director Cary Joji Fukunaga replaced Danny Boyle in the hot seat, whose script idea seemingly clashed with the vision set out by long-time franchise producers Michael Wilson and Barbara Broccoli. It was enough to push Bond 25 back into 2020, though with filming set to commence at Pinewood Studios early next month, new intel from MI6 HQ suggests Fukunaga and his team have finally settled on a working title – and it’s not ‘Shatterhand.’

Word is Bond 25 is currently being referred to as ‘Eclipse,’ after a recent leak at name-dropped ‘Eclipse’ when referring to Daniel Craig’s next outing as 007. The listing has since been removed, so take from that what you will.

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Everything New Coming to Amazon Prime Video in April

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Amazon Prime Video has released its roster of new content coming to it April, and the list includes a new Prime Original along with new seasons of “Bosch,” “The Tick,” and “Diablo Guardián.”

The first season of “Bug Diaries,” a Prime Original animated series for preschoolers, follows Spider, Fly and Worm on their daily adventures recorded in their bug diaries. From riding on a dog’s back to dodging raindrops, the three bug buddies will appear on the streamer starting April 12.

Season 5 of “Bosch” picks up 15 months after Det. Harry Bosch caught his mother’s killer. Per the streamer’s description, new evidence in an old case leaves everyone wondering whether Bosch planted evidence to convict the wrong guy. And a murder at a Hollywood pharmacy exposes a sophisticated opioid pill mill, sending Bosch down a dark and perilous path in pursuit of the killers. It drops April 19.

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Here’s a List of Everything Coming to and Leaving Hulu in April

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Hulu’s list of comings and goings for the month of April is out, and the roster for new content on the streaming service includes two Hulu Originals — the first season premiere of “Ramy,” and the seventh episode of “Into The Dark: I’m Just F*cking With You,” with other highlights including Season 3 of Freeform’s “The Bold Type” and John Krasinski’s “A Quiet Place.”

“Ramy,” debuting April 19, tells the story of first generation Egyptian-American Ramy Hassan as he finds himself in his New Jersey neighborhood, stuck at a crossroads between the morals of his Muslim community and the moral ambiguity of his millennial generation. “Into The Dark: I’m Just F*cking With You,” coming April 1, finds two siblings in a secluded motel, where they become subject to practical jokes of an increasingly frightening nature.

Also Read: Oscar-Winning Documentary 'Free Solo' Now Available for Streaming on Hulu
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‘Bond 25’ obtains a working title of ‘Shatterhand’; Lupita Nyong’o eyed for role

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It has hit a few stumbling blocks along the way and a minor delay has incurred but things are looking to have started to move on the development of ‘Bond 25’. Daniel Craig’s final outing in the shaken not stirred role has obtained a working title ‘Shatterhand’

It’s worth noting, this isn’t the official title for the next instalment, this will be officially revealed when filming is to commence at a special press conference. The title ‘Shatterhand’ has a long-standing relationship with the Bond franchise. It was an alias used by Ernst Stavro Blofeld in the novel ‘You Only Live Twice’ and went on to be linked as a possible title for ‘Tomorrow’ back when that film was in early development with a potential plot involving the Hong Kong handover and a bio-weapon.

Also in news – Matt Smith jumps onboard Edgar Wright’s ‘Last Night in Soho
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Bond 25 Goes Back to Rumored Working Title, Teasing Return of Classic Villain?

Bond 25 Goes Back to Rumored Working Title, Teasing Return of Classic Villain?
The working title for James Bond 25 has been revealed. Again. We say that because this isn't the first time this same working title has come up. As those who are fans of the franchise are surely aware, this movie has hit some bumps in the road and has been delayed a couple of times along the way. That's meant an awful lot of rumors popping up in the years since Spectre was released in 2015 and this working title reveal has brought one of the most intriguing ones back to the surface.

According to a new production listing, James Bond 25 will shoot under the working title of Shatterhand. That does not mean the movie will hit theaters under that title, only that production will commence using that name. This same working title came up in 2017 before a director was even attached, and before Daniel Craig officially announced he was going to
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Bond 25’s Reported Working Title Is ‘Shatterhand’ — Here’s What It Means for 007

Bond 25’s Reported Working Title Is ‘Shatterhand’ — Here’s What It Means for 007
The movie world is abuzz now that Bond 25 reportedly has a working title: “Shatterhand.” The title was first spotted by The Guardian in the industry publication Production Weekly, which also reports the movie will begin production at Britain’s legendary Pinewood studios on April 6. While film journalists are already starting to drag how foolish “Shatterhand” sounds, the title is not as random as it appears.

In Ian Fleming’s 12th Bond novel “You Only Live Twice,” released in 1964, Dr. Guntram Shatterhand is the alias used by the villain Ernst Stavro Blofeld. The novel culminates in a duel between Bond and Blofeld that ends with an enraged 007 strangling the villain to death with his bare hands. “You Only Live Twice” was already adapted into a James Bond movie, the 1967 Sean Connery entry directed by Lewis Gilbert, so it’s unlikely Bond 25 will use the source material — though Roald Dahl
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Bond 25 rumoured (again) to be titled Shatterhand

Days after it was announced that the film’s release date had been pushed back once again, reports are now circulating that Bond 25 is set to begin production in April under the title / working title of Shatterhand.

Now, if you’ve been keeping up to date with news of Daniel Craig’s fifth and final 007 outing, you may recall that Shatterhand was rumoured as the title for the film way back in 2017, when The Mirror claimed that the movie would also be adapting Raymond Benson’s novel Never Dream of Dying – a report that was swiftly debunked by the author.

The term ‘Shatterhand’ has featured in the Bond franchise, being an alias for the character of Ernst Stavro Blofeld in Ian Fleming’s You Only Live Twice.

See Also: Scott Z. Burns to “overhaul” Bond 25 screenplay

While outlets such as The Guardian appear to be treating this as fact,
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You Can Own Luke Skywalker’s Lightsaber From Original ‘Star Wars’

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You Can Own Luke Skywalker’s Lightsaber From Original ‘Star Wars’
Luke Skywalker might have inherited his lightsaber from dear old (Darth) dad, but you don’t have to wait until the destruction of Alderaan to get one of your own — as long as you have a few hundred thousand dollars laying around.

Hollywood auction house Profiles in History is offering the original lightsaber prop used by Mark Hamill in 1977’s “Star Wars: A New Hope” at the estimated value of $150,000 – $200,000.

The prop that taught millions of kids to make “zjoom zjoom” noises is being sold as part of a “Blockbuster Hollywood Treasures” auction that includes not only items from the “Star Wars” franchise, but other classic films as well.

Also Read: New 'Captain Marvel' Trailer Filled With Wild Space Action (Video)

For instance, “Star Wars” fans can get a pair of C-3Po’s hands from “Return of the Jedi,” at an estimated value of $40,000 – $60,000. Or they could
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