It's Global James Bond Day, marking 50 years since 007's film debut in Dr. No. And sure, James Bond is suave and debonair, but if you ask us, Bond girls have the most fun on and off screen. To mark next month's release of Skyfall, Bond is back with an unexpected accessory: nail polish. Watch the video to preview OPI's collection of colors, and discover how Bond girls have (and haven't) changed over the years.
Did you get enough of James Bond in the teaser for Skyfall that dropped a few days ago? Silly question, there's no such thing as enough Bond. The full trailer gives a lot more details about the plot of the film, and, of course, snippets of some killer action sequences. This time around, Bond (Daniel Craig) has to come out of retirement — as he puts it, he's been "enjoying death" — to help M (Judi Dench), who has accidentally blown the cover of every undercover MI5 agent across the nation. Tough break, but we have a feeling Bond's got her back.
It seems like the newest Bond installment will continue in the grand tradition of spectacular action, classy car chases, evil villains, and sexy temptresses. I'm particularly excited for Javier Bardem as the baddie du jour; that blond coif should be enough to put him behind bars. Skyfall doesn't hit theaters until Nov. 9, but you can check out the trailer after the jump.
James Bond is coming back to the big screen on Nov. 9 in Skyfall, the third Bond movie starring Daniel Craig as the dashing spy. The first teaser didn't give us a great deal of dialogue or hints about the plot, and this new preview doesn't either, but it does have more action. Bond shoots, makes out, and gets into some dicey situations — not to mention an incredible stunt in which he lands on his feet after falling and, you know, adjusts his suit and is ready to go. Classic James Bond.
I'm hoping for another trailer for Skyfall that'll spill some more details, but until then, I am happy to watch Craig point, shoot, and pose in this teaser. Watch it for yourself after the jump.
Do you take your cocktails shaken, not stirred? Do you introduce yourself with your last name first? Are you dying to see the upcoming Skyfall? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you'll likely kill this week's James Bond-themed movie trivia challenge. Match the photos to the movie they're from, and see how well you know the films of the famous spy!
Her royal highness is apparently a James Bond fan, as Queen Elizabeth II personally requested that current MI6 agent Daniel Craig open up the 2012 London Olympics with a short film that may even include a cameo from the queen. The collaboration is fitting, as the James Bond franchise celebrates its 50th anniversary the same year as the queen celebrates her 60th year on the throne with Diamond Jubilee. And this isn't Queen Elizabeth's first 007 encounter, over the decades she has met with several Bonds, including Daniel Craig, Pierce Brosnan, Sean Connery, and Roger Moore — the latter two of which she knighted! In honor of this weekend's big Diamond Jubilee celebrations, take a look back at the celebrity queen's many meet ups with high-profile men in movies, sports, and politics.
Ready or not, James Bond is back! The first teaser for Skyfall is here, and while there's only a small bit of dialogue and not a lot of hints about the plot (though a word association game makes it sound like the title "Skyfall" is a mission that Bond has no problem completing), there is enough of star Daniel Craig looking slick and sexy to get me excited about this installment.
The ominous music and images we do see — including a shadowy figure I'm assuming is the villain played by Javier Bardem — make Skyfall seem more intense and high-stakes than the last film, Quantum of Solace. That's good news, since I didn't love that Bond movie. I can't wait to see if this movie is as good as his first outing, Casino Royale, when Skyfall comes out Nov. 9. Watch the teaser and let me know what you think after the break.
Daniel Craig got serious in a gray suit on the London set of the new James Bond movie today. He's filming Skyfall after wrapping up a worldwide press tour for the thriller The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. Daniel and his leading lady Rooney Mara traveled to Berlin, Paris, and more spots around the globe promoting the project. Rooney's style was the star of many photo ops, but heads also turned when Daniel's wife Rachel Weisz joined them on the red carpet in Madrid. It was the couple's first public appearance since tying the knot last Summer. Rachel recently made headlines when her L'Oréal ad was banned in the UK for being "misleading." Attention will be back to Rooney later this month though, when she hits the red carpet at the Oscars, where she's nominated for best actress.
Sizzling Spanish actor Javier Bardem has been confirmed as the villain in Bond 23, the next James Bond film. He'll join the ranks of the franchise's hot Bonds and Bond girls, but he also has some company in the sexy Bond bad guy arena. Sure they're evil and sometimes scarred, but we're strangely attracted to them anyway. Maybe it's the sexy suits, foreign accents, and big guns? Let's look back at the hot Bond bad boys now, and share your favorite evil movie villain in the comments!
Over the years, there have been several James Bond-inspired colognes and perfumes on the market. And although some are out of production, come 2012, a Bond-inspired cologne is launching to coincide with the release of the 23rd film in the series (it also happens to be the 50th anniversary of first movie's debut). No word on what the juice will smell like or its name, but until then, take a peek at a few Bond-like scents, such as:
- A.B.R. Barlach's James Bond perfume ($23) — An oriental fragrance that has notes of citrus, sensuous flowers, vanilla, and musk.
- Floris London's No 89 eau de toilette ($95) — This scent — which has notes of citrus, sandalwood, rose, orris, and oakmoss — is said to have been worn by James Bond in author Ian Fleming's novels.
- Demeter Fragrance Library's Martini ($6 to $30) — OK, so it's not exactly a Bond scent, but we all know how much the spy himself loves the potent, classic cocktail.
- Geo F. Trumper's Eucris ($65) — While also not a fragrance inspired specifically by the Bond books and flicks, this sophisticated, sensuous eau de toilette is also apparently a Bond favorite. Includes notes of musk, moss, sandalwood, jasmine, muguet, cumin, and coriander.
- Avon's Bond Girl 007 Forever ($14) — A sexy cocktail of citrus fruits, florals, and smoky woods.
Javier Bardem rose to superstardom thanks to his bone-chilling role in No Country For Old Men, and now the Oscar winner may be taking on another bad boy. Bardem has been reportedly offered a role in the newest James Bond film opposite Daniel Craig. The studio is keeping mum on details of the part, but considering that the role of hero is already taken, Bardem will likely be playing a villain.