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Idris Elba thrashes Night Manager Hiddleston for James Bond job vacancy

Pity Tom Hiddleston. Not only finished with, er, publicity-shy popstress Taylor Swift but ruled out of contention for the next James Bond film. According to you, the former Night Manager’s tight buns won’t be shaking and stirring their way through the next 007 flick. A Reg poll on who should follow Daniel Craig as the next …
Gavin Clarke, 16 Sep 2016

The next Bond – Basildon or Bass-Ass? YOU decide

With Hollywood types scratching their heads over who'll be the next James Bond, El Reg called on our finest asset - the beloved readers - to propose a successor to Daniel Craig, and you didn’t disappoint. The proposals ranged from the sublime to the ridiculous - anyone would think this wasn’t a serious exercise. And as …
Paul Kunert, 12 Sep 2016
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Crash this beauty? James Bond's concept DB10 Aston debuts in Spectre

Bond on Film Aston and Martin. Two words as synonymous with Britishness as “cuppa” and “tea” or “Her” and “Maj.” Of course Aston Martin is synonymous with something else, too: James Bond. It was a DB5 that debuted in Goldfinger in 1963 and which Bond won in a poker head-to-head in Casino Royale with Alex Dimitrios. The car soon became a …
Gavin Clarke, 23 Oct 2015

James Bond's 'shaken not stirred': Down to trembling boozer's hands, claim boffins

James Bond's famous preference for shaken martinis is probably due to the fact that his heavy drinking means that his hands tremble so much he actually lacks the coordination to stir them, according to a festive-season medical research study. "We conclude that James Bond was unlikely to be able to stir his drinks, even if he …
Lewis Page, 18 Dec 2013
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'Look, isn't there some way we can get Julian out of here?'

Quotw The HP v Autonomy spat rumbled on this week, as Hewlett-Packard continued to maintain that Autonomy had "inflated its value", leading HP to slurp it up for an unwise amount of money. HP has said that it had to write down $8.8bn on the acquisition and alleges that Autonomy shuffled the figures to make itself look good. Former …
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007 hardware: Gadgetry, spyware and things that make you go Boom

As Daniel Craig enjoys his third outing as Britain's most famous spy, fans who didn't get to see the film this weekend are rubbing their hands together in anticipation of 007's latest gadget collection. While we expect any contraption to feel futuristic and perhaps implausible, the gizmos on show from Bond films of yesteryear …
Caleb Cox, 6 Nov 2012
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Sony Xperia T Android smartphone review

Featuring in that new James Bond film, the Sony Xperia T may not be 007’s most advanced piece of kit, but it is one piece of Skyfall hardware that you can actually buy. Sony is clearly throwing the kitchen sink at the publicity effort, plastering bill board ads with the device and paying what must surely be an awful lot to be …
Anna Leach, 2 Nov 2012

Bond's Walther PPK goes digital: A civilized gun updated

Bond on Film It's the details that embellish James Bond's character: the martini, the Aston Martin, the Walther PPK. A bit of a handbag gun really ... but there's no point telling people We’re talking about an individual from a certain social background, somebody who possesses a deliberate and definite sense of choice and taste. But …

Better luck next time Blofeld! Five Bond plot myths busted

Bond on Film Keep it simple – if only the villains of James Bond had learned that lesson in Evil Medical School. All too often, though, the Ernst Stavro Blofelds and Karl Strombergs of 007’s world succumb to their maniacal tendencies and plot ridiculously complicated plans to off Bond or take over the world, where a simple bullet or well- …
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Dr No, Thunderball, Casino Royale? Vote now for the best Bond film

Poll Over the past couple of weeks, we've had an entertaining time deciding on the vilest Bond villain and the ultimate movie Bond, so the the time has come to pose perhaps the most critical 007 question: What's the best James Bond film? Sean Connery was voted your fave Bond, so we suspect one of his outings has to be in with a …
Lester Haines, 26 Oct 2012
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James Bond doesn't do CGI: Inside 007's amazing real-world action

Bond on Film The Aston Martin; a martini, shaken not stirred; the Walther PPK; cool one-liners. These are the four elements of the James Bond films that have become established in our collective psyche as trademarks of Ian Fleming’s secret agent. But there’s something else that’s also become a Bond trademark, and transformed what could …
Gavin Clarke, 25 Oct 2012
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Craig, Connery or ... Dalton? Vote now for the ultimate James Bond

Poll Last week, Reg reader movie buffs voted Ernst Stavro Blofeld as the vilest Bond villain - and the sinister cat-stroking nutter certainly deserves the title. Donald Pleasence as Blofeld, with his white cat Kill Bond and bring me some Whiskas, now! Blofeld first popped up in From Russia with Love and Thunderball, although …
Lester Haines, 19 Oct 2012
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Slideshow: A History of James Bond in 20 Games

As the latest James Bond game - 007 Legends - shoots its way to shop shelves this week ahead of Skyfall's release on 26 October, we decided jump aboard the nostalgia train with a look back at Bond-theme games from yesteryear. 007 Legends Get bent! Since the very first virtual 007 adventure - the Parker Brother's James Bond …
Caleb Cox, 18 Oct 2012
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Vote NOW for the vilest Bond villain

Poll In the 50 years since Her Majesty's Secret Service first let 007 loose on the silver screen, James Bond has faced some truly fearsome adversaries. Menaced by steel-toothed giants, Koreans wielding killer bowler hats, and dagger-shoed Russian madwomen, it's fair to say that the world's favourite spy has survived some of the …
Lester Haines, 12 Oct 2012
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Inside the mind of a Bond supervillain: Psychotic, autistic - or neither?

Bond on Film Without villains there'd be no James Bond. SPECTRE, SMERSH, megalomaniacal industrialists and media tycoons have all contrived fiendish, intricate plots to take over the world, seize its wealth, provoke nuclear war, destroy London’s financial system, eliminate the human race etc etc. These people and their plots have needed to …
Michael Moran, 12 Oct 2012

Inside the real-world Double-O section of Her Majesty's Secret Service

Bond on Film Thanks to the books and films we all know a lot about James Bond 007. We also know a little about the group he supposedly belongs to, the "Double-O agents" of "Her Majesty's Secret Service" - the only British secret agents with a licence to kill. But just how realistic is the idea? Does anything like the Double-O section really …
Lewis Page, 5 Oct 2012
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From Dr No to Skyfall: The Reg's one month of Bond

Bond on Film It’s 1962 and John F Kennedy and Nikita Khrushchev are facing off over nuclear missiles in Cuba while Telstar bounces the first satellite transmission through space. Meanwhile, James Bond is making his cinematic debut in Dr No in London, with Sean Connery bringing Ian Fleming’s naval officer turned secret agent from book to …
Gavin Clarke, 4 Oct 2012
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Bond Blu-ray box set marks 50 years on film

CES 2012 CES 2012 Week This October marks 50 years since the first James Bond film appeared to wow cinemagoers worldwide. To celebrate, MGM and 20th Century Fox have teamed up to release all 22 films that have borne the 007 marque in one Blu-ray box set. Bond 50 not only packs in every Bond film to date from 1962's Dr. No to 2008's …
Caleb Cox, 11 Jan 2012

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