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EruditeEsotericist The Quizzing Ronin from Dumfries, SW Scotland Relationship Status: Longing for my OTP
The Quizzing Ronin
Jan 8th 2020 at 11:12:44 AM

[up] Thing is, Renard is on a time limit as the bullet in his brain will kill him eventually and he knows it. He's orchestrating things because he's openly a villain while Elektra pretends to be one of the good guys, but he's doing it for her. It's her revenge and her take on her family's legacy - he won't live to see it either way.

Female hench-people go back to Fiona Volpe in Thunderball (a criminally underrated film) but Elektra is definitely the first/only one so far to have been the true Big Bad. Xenia was pretty much on par with Ourumov, May Day was very much below Zorin, and after Elektra Frost had no real power without Graves.

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alliterator How dare you? from Southern California Relationship Status: THIS CONCEPT OF 'WUV' CONFUSES AND INFURIATES US!
How dare you?
Jan 14th 2020 at 8:40:05 AM

Who will perform the next James Bond theme song? Will it be Ed Sheeran? Rita Ora? Sia?

Nope: it will be Billie Eilish.

Well, this certainly looks to be an interesting development.

"What, you think I won't fight a dinosaur? Are you crazy? All I want to do is fight dinosaurs." — Squirrel Girl
Redmess Redmess from Netherlands
Redmess
Jan 14th 2020 at 9:00:57 AM

My sister named her new son after James Bond, and that's amazing. grin

The12thDoctor Chief of Recap season pictures from The Doctor's Confession Dial
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Jan 15th 2020 at 3:40:13 AM

[up][up]I'm intrigued. The only thing I heard from her was the song "Bad Guy" in an ad. Can't wait to see where this goes...

"Never be cruel and never be cowardly. And if you ever are, always make amends."
Weirdguy149 The sleeping royal from Galar Relationship Status: I'd jump in front of a train for ya!
The sleeping royal
Jan 15th 2020 at 7:50:37 AM

I didn’t realize she was British, so that’s neat.

I say, fitting time for a nap, eh what?
alliterator How dare you? from Southern California Relationship Status: THIS CONCEPT OF 'WUV' CONFUSES AND INFURIATES US!
How dare you?
Jan 15th 2020 at 8:20:24 AM

She isn't, but then again neither is Jack White and Alicia Keys (who did the theme for Quantum of Solace), Madonna (who did the theme for Die Another Day), Garbage (who did the theme for The World is Not Enough), Sheryl Crow (who did the theme for Tomorrow Never Dies), or, you know, Shirley Bassey (who did the most iconic of all themes, Goldfinger).

"What, you think I won't fight a dinosaur? Are you crazy? All I want to do is fight dinosaurs." — Squirrel Girl
Jan 15th 2020 at 11:26:26 AM

...oh, you were so close.

Bassey is as 'Welsh as Tom Jones, and twice as deadly.'

She's a Dame and everything.

Any sound can shake the air. My voice shakes the heart!
Redmess Redmess from Netherlands
Redmess
Jan 17th 2020 at 6:17:32 AM

Stephen Colbert already made a joke about the Ring girl singing the theme song. "Am I supposed to dance, or pass this video along so I don't die in seven days?"

He also did a mockup of the theme song:

Edited by Redmess on Jan 17th 2020 at 3:20:14 PM

dmcreif from Lewisburg, PA Relationship Status: I'd jump in front of a train for ya!
Jan 24th 2020 at 5:49:44 PM Never underestimate your audience. They’re generally sensitive, intelligent people who respond positively to quality entertainment.
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Jan 28th 2020 at 7:04:02 PM

[up] Wait, SPECTRE is back? I mean, I saw Blofeld in the trailer, but I assume that the organisation would not be seen if he is in the MI6 prison! This makes it look more like Mission: Impossible – Fallout!

"Never be cruel and never be cowardly. And if you ever are, always make amends."
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Feb 2nd 2020 at 8:35:55 PM

New Super Bowl TV spot. First James Bond TV spot I have ever seen with a tagline.

"Never be cruel and never be cowardly. And if you ever are, always make amends."
dmcreif from Lewisburg, PA Relationship Status: I'd jump in front of a train for ya!
Feb 12th 2020 at 9:26:43 PM Never underestimate your audience. They’re generally sensitive, intelligent people who respond positively to quality entertainment.
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Feb 12th 2020 at 9:41:56 PM

Simply Cannot Find The Time To Die.

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Feb 13th 2020 at 1:52:16 AM

James Bond Has No Time To Die Another Day And Has To Live And Let Die Tomorrow. Never.

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Feb 14th 2020 at 3:46:29 AM

I, for one, will refrain from listening to this new tune until I go to the cinema and watch the film. It worked for every James Bond film I saw without any foresight, and for the most part, I was impressed, especially with Skyfall and Spectre.

Also, new footage was released to promote the new song:

Linus Sandgren's cinematography is amazing, seen when Bond was draped in sunlight. It could possibly rival that of Skyfall, which already set a high bar to begin with!

Edited by The12thDoctor on Feb 14th 2020 at 10:51:04 PM

"Never be cruel and never be cowardly. And if you ever are, always make amends."
Lyendith I'm not insane, I'm not… not insane! from Bègles, France Relationship Status: Buried in snow, waiting for spring
I'm not insane, I'm not… not insane!
Feb 14th 2020 at 11:02:15 AM

Eilish shows a bit more vocal range than usual, that's nice.

Flippé de participer à ce grand souper, je veux juste m'occuper de taper mon propre tempo.
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My OTP is more obscure than yours
Feb 21st 2020 at 8:26:27 PM

May I be EXTRA HERETICAL for a sec?

I kinda like Stacy Sutton.

That Tanya Roberts put in a sub-par performance and the age difference between her and Moore is creepy are both true. But the character herself is solid, and honestly kind of endearing. She was born loaded, only to see her family's assets stripped away after a long series of legal chicanery by Zorin, and she's struggling to keep what little of it she has left even as she's being rendered even more broke by court fees. By the time we meet her she's down to just herself, her pets, and her family's faded mansion that now has almost nothing in it. And despite being a trained scientist, her boss treats her as You, Get Me Coffee, on top of being paid under the table by the man who ruined her life.

With a better performance and an older actress I think she's be regarded as one of the bigger Woobie Bond Girls, along with Tracy, Natalya, and Camille.

The pig of Hufflepuff pulsed like a large bullfrog. Dumbledore smiled at it, and placed his hand on its head: "You are Hagrid now."
Mar 4th 2020 at 9:20:38 AM

Oof. Delayed until November.

Edited by 123tbones on Mar 4th 2020 at 9:20:58 AM

dmcreif from Lewisburg, PA Relationship Status: I'd jump in front of a train for ya!
Mar 4th 2020 at 9:41:20 AM

A 7 month delay? What about all the promotion that has been going on? How will this delay impact the promotional side of things? Has all of the recent TV spots, posters, releasing the song, in an effort to increase an interest and anticipation for the film now been made redundant? And why 7 months?

I realize public health always comes first. But from a marketing and promotional perspective; a 7 month delay is huge and almost unprecedented, and to hit the brakes on an already-in-motion promotional period could be a disaster. That is a huge amount of time to essentially re-promote a film that is already in a promotional frenzy.

Never underestimate your audience. They’re generally sensitive, intelligent people who respond positively to quality entertainment.
Redmess Redmess from Netherlands
Redmess
Mar 4th 2020 at 9:49:50 AM

DO you really think it will make that much difference? If people want to see it now, surely they'll still want to see it in seven months?

dmcreif from Lewisburg, PA Relationship Status: I'd jump in front of a train for ya!
Mar 4th 2020 at 9:59:16 AM

Also, the coronavirus isn't just gonna go away in the next 7 months. Viruses tend to last a long time. That shit's gonna be part of our lives for the next year or two. Personally I say we're gonna be worried for 3 years until we get the official all clear. Also, a November delay means just pushing the movie back to the start of the next flu season.

I feel like this fan club guy might bear responsibility for the delay. The guy runs a fan club and wrote this super unpopular open letter with another fan to the studios saying they should delay it. It led to tons of international media saying "Bond fans want the movie delayed", as if two people writing a letter speak for all of the fandom. It's pissed a lot of people off.

Never underestimate your audience. They’re generally sensitive, intelligent people who respond positively to quality entertainment.
miraculous The Napoleon of crime from South Africa
The Napoleon of crime
Mar 4th 2020 at 10:16:23 AM

Probably for the best. Considering that cinemas all around europe are very close (and probably) will be shut down soon. The alterative is outright bombing.

"My horror at his crimes was lost in my admiration at his skill"
dmcreif from Lewisburg, PA Relationship Status: I'd jump in front of a train for ya!
Mar 4th 2020 at 10:26:23 AM

In November, this movie's gonna be facing some giant competition. April is mostly an empty month. And I'd say most of the countries where the virus is most prominent hardly ever brought giant money to the franchise to begin with. They couldn't at least delayed it to a late summer release (which makes sense for a James Bond film as well)?

There's no logical reason to this decision when no other movie premiere has been pushed back, and I'm sure people are still going to watch new releases regardless of the current Covid-19 threat.

On the flipside, this does make it fall in line with past Bond releases though. We're probably used to them coming out in November, so the April release always seemed odd. But now they'll have to regenerate buzz in September and October, and the theme song won't be newly released then like it is now. It'll be like G.I. Joe: Retaliation all over again, which has a spot on the Troubled Production page for a reason.

Never underestimate your audience. They’re generally sensitive, intelligent people who respond positively to quality entertainment.

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