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Yeah if you go to the iPlayer home page you can watch all channels live (as long as you have a licence of course! :) ).
Awesome. You can tell I only bothered when the Olympics or Euros were on then! :P
Don't worry @phantomvices, it'll be online after this.
Thank you! Looking forward to the sneak peeks!
Is that legal?
Or watch without a licence, there's no way they can catch you out!
I have to hand it to DC. How many times is he going to be asked, "What advice do you have for the next James Bond?" So far, each time, he has laughed and acted like it's a question he's never heard before.
Daniel Craig’s last outing as 007 is set to be the biggest opening weekend at the British box office since Avengers: Endgame more than two years ago, as cinemas hire hundreds of extra staff to cope with “Bondmania”.
Advance ticket sales have put No Time to Die on track to be the second-highest grossing film in the 59-year-old franchise after it finally gets its world public premiere on 30 September. It follows an almost 18-month delay and four release-date changes, and cinema owners are pulling out all the stops to sate demand with the film to be screened in more than 700 cinemas across the UK and Ireland.
Many of the biggest and most popular sites, such as in London, are playing the 25th instalment of the super-spy franchise in back-to-back sessions from one minute past midnight on Thursday, after advance sales hit pre-pandemic levels.
“It is going to be the biggest opening weekend since the pandemic began,” says Tim Richards, the chief executive of Vue, the UK’s third-largest cinema operator. “Covid and changing consumer habits mean there are more advance bookings made now than we used to see, notwithstanding that it looks like Bond is going to have the biggest opening weekend here since Avengers: Endgame in 2019.”
Richards said that Vue, which is showing the film in all 91 of its venues, has had to increase staff numbers by about 10%, adding around 450 new employees to its 4,500 regular workforce, to handle Bondmania.
While no one expects No Time To Die to come near Avengers: Endgame – the highest grossing film of all-time made £31.4m in its UK opening weekend and £43.4m over four days from its Thursday premiere in April 2019 – it looks set to be one of the biggest Bond films ever.
“We sold more [advance] tickets to No Time To Die in 24 hours than we did for Spectre in a month,” says Richards. “To be even-handed, there are now significant increases in advance bookings, but it is still tracking to be bigger than Spectre.”
In 2015, Spectre made £95m at the UK box office and $880m globally, making it the second-biggest film in the franchise after 2012’s Skyfall, which made £103m domestically and $1.1bn worldwide.
Craig’s last outing as Bond will, without question, be the biggest film of the year in the UK, but it remains to be seen if 007 has the ability to bring back the global movie-going masses still hesitant to return to cinemas due to the pandemic.
“Since only one Bond film has ever grossed $1bn I’m not really going out on a limb here by saying No Time To Die won’t reach that box office bull’s eye in the middle of a pandemic,” says Jeff Bock, a senior box office analyst at the industry analyst Exhibitor Relations. “In fact, with only one domestic release topping half that in 2021, just getting halfway there would be an achievement.”
To be the biggest film of the year, No Time to Die would have to overtake the Chinese comedy Hi, Mom, which has made $822m, and F9, the latest in the Fast & Furious franchise, which has pulled in $716m.
Maybe the photos will be in this book:
It really is. I'd at least understand another Craig era poster but tossing in TWINE is quite bizarre.
The biggest UK opening since Endgame? That's quite surprising. I know it won't make anywhere near as much Endgame in total, but that's not bad. I hope it helps the cinemas out.
I would like Bond to die at the end of this. This would be truly heroic and it would be the ultimate example of putting his job first. He knows the risk of the job, he knows he faces death. He ought to willingly sacrifice himself if necessary; particularly if the threat is as immense as the trailer suggests. Bond throwing himself into his certain death would suit Craig's Bond perfectly and would be tragic yet appropriate.
So many men and women out there in the real world put their lives on the line for their country, and pay the price. Why the hell shouldn't Bond?
The audience will surely know it doesn't mean the end of the franchise .. they know there'll be a new actor next time. It has happened often enough.
I will be disappointed if Bond survives the end of the film. I want to see a bold end to his tenure which perfectly captures his Bond, rather than something we have seen before.
Come on guys, I'm keen to hear your thoughts on this. I suspect some of you know the ending of the film and don't want to reply and spoil if for me, or others. Which is what I'd prefer.
Does anyone else feel the same or more this?-
> So many men and women out there in the real world put their lives on the line for their country, and pay the price. Why the hell shouldn't Bond?
Emulating reality isn't the purpose of fiction, quite the opposite actually. Expression, not impression.
He very well may "die" in the end, but there would a "rebirth" to it. Because that's how these hero/god stories work. Birth, death, rebirth.
Mr Craig going for no socks! In London in late September!
Simply put, I think that he should not die and that it would be a very poor decision on EON to go down that path.