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sandbagger1

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Favourite Fleming Novel
Moonraker
Favourite Bond Film
Goldfinger
Favourite Bond Actor
Sean Connery
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  • Though I thought the trailer was bad, Leonardo has a respectable 7.1 at IMDb, with an interesting spread of reviewers giving it either very high marks or very low marks, with few in the middle. I'd guess that it's sort of shlocky and lowbrow, but wi…
  • ImpertinentGoon wrote: » Isn't that show supposed to be really bad? Well, maybe that's the direction Amazon want to take the Bond franchise in?
  • I'm not a big fan of Richard Madden (really not keen on him for Bond), but with the Eternals teaser released today I'm wondering, will he be better positioned to take on 007 in the eyes of Eon if the Marvel film is a hit, or would it being a big suc…
  • ^Yeah, the Prize (and Quickenings too, I believe) were not in the original author's script, and that aspect isn't well-developed. The series, though being pretty good, had similar problems with not really being sure what an immortal actually gain…
  • mtm wrote: » It’s a decent concept which I think the first film didn’t really make the most of (and wasn’t really all that amazing) so seems a fair candidate for a remake. We'll have to agree to disagree here, the original Highlander is pre…
  • They need that Queen soundtrack or it doesn't stand a chance.
  • mtm wrote: » I don't think it's been confirmed, has it? You're right he's "in talks" for whatever role it is. It could still fall through.
  • Cavill has been cast in one of the leads in the Highlander reboot. I think he's less and less likely to be a contender for 007.
  • There are obvious ones, like the first time Connery says "Bond, James Bond", any of the throwing the hat onto the hat-stand from across the room moments, “That’s a Smith and Wesson....and you’ve had your six”, Bond fighting Grant in the train carria…
  • I think Daniel Craig adjusting his cuffs in Skyfall is a good, quick moment.
  • One review of the film said he was miscast, another said he was good. No one thinks the film is much cop, though.
  • I think he'll do very well out of Masters of the Air, but he is so far removed from Bond in that clip I find it difficult to imagine him in the role. Definitely an actor who is going places, but I'm struggling to see him acing a 007 casting call.
  • Hoult is just getting into his thirties, looking too young will not be a problem, imo; whether he can look convincingly tough and have that cold intensity in the eyes that has made Daniel Craig's Bond so credible, now that is the question. And th…
  • Yeah, James Norton is not a good candidate, imo. He was just okay in War & Peace, and I really can't remember him doing anything with his character in the Flatliners remake. He is very much a TV actor, and I can't see him as someone suitable to …
  • I watched the first episode of Gangs of London last night - Gareth Evans definitely knows how to bring big action set-pieces to the screen. If you want some great hand-to-hand action in your James Bond, this is the guy to bring in (and yeah, if you'…
  • I think I mainly know her from the Netflix folk-horror movie Apostle.
  • I'm the opposite. I think the character is more important than the actor, or even the merits of an individual film. The actor should bend his style towards that of the character, and not change the character to fit the actor. Updating elements of th…
  • mtm wrote: » I'm not really seeing the baby face: just looks like a face. Mind you in that interview he seemed uncomfortable when the interviewer brought it up, maybe he wouldn't want it. I think it's the popular idea that Eon don't like…
  • One thing we know is that Hoult will age. Whether he will acquire that harder edge... that's another matter. He's got a sensitive face rather than rugged good-looks, but I do think if he doesn't get the role now, in five to ten years time we might w…
  • patb wrote: » Second billing is exactly what EON need IMHO. The biggest threat to Hoult not getting the role is that he signs up for his first , leading role, Hollywood blockbuster. I know I'm biased but Hoult knows how to carry a firearm (unlike…
  • The other guy is Aiden Gillen. Looking at the movie poster on IMDb, Nicholas Hoult gets second billing in the list of names (though Jon Bernthal gets the important 'and' designation at the end of the list).
  • That is a great mini-movie, and better than any 8 minutes that you'll find in Spectre. Owen appeared to be the public's favourite for the role (he was mine, certainly), but the rumour was that he wanted a share of the profits rather than the usual f…
  • The trailer makes me think of Stallone's Cliffhanger, though I'm sure this being based on a novel and having Taylor Sheridan writing/directing, it will be a bit more substantial-feeling.
  • I thought he was actually good in Man from UNCLE, and kind of charismatic in The Witcher, but Night Hunter was frighteningly bad. In other news, Nicholas Hoult is in the trailers for Angelina Jolie's Those Who Wish Me Dead playing a bad guy/hench…
  • talos7 wrote: » I’m on vacation in Punt Cana, Dominican Republic and just flipped on the television; MI:Fallout is on. I’ve seen it several times but watched it again for a while, focusing on Henry Cavill. I really want to like him ; his looks are…
  • We've talked about him before. I like him, I think he's very handsome and has a certain amount of presence, and I think he's going places. I certainly see why he's mentioned as a possible Bond candidate. I still think Hoult is going to be the guy…
  • talos7 wrote: » One thing that I realized some time ago, and it is stating the obvious, is that an actor cannot be judged based on photographs alone. Some look great in photos but have little to average screen presence, while others take an avera…
  • Revelator wrote: » I was watching silent film last night that featured a young Ronald Colman and I thought, "If I had a time machine, or if the Bond series had existed in the '20s, he'd be intriguing Bond." The right looks and of course a t…
  • I'm another one for Fassbender.
  • I rewatched The Ipcress File again the other night. Everything about it is great - the camerawork, the soundtrack, the performances, the script... it all works so well. I think it's my favourite spy movie of all time. I then listened to the comme…