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Product placement in ‘Skyfall’ is nothing new to James Bond films, Arts

Product placement in ‘Skyfall’ is nothing new to James Bond films

The recent release of Skyfall has led to many disgruntled fans expressing their frustration at the sight of James Bond electing to drink a Heineken beer rather than his signature vodka martini. Many were annoyed by the Bond franchise ‘selling out’ to the point of altering a well-loved character’s trademark drink in order to suit the highest bidder (in this case a Dutch lager).

By | Arts, Film | Thursday, 8 November 2012 at 12:40 pm

A brief history: 50 years of James Bond films, Arts

A brief history: 50 years of James Bond films

With the release of Skyfall this week superbly marking the 50th anniversary of the James Bond franchise, Kieran Turner-Dave takes a brief look back at the most iconic, influential and inventive British franchise of the last half-century

By | Arts, Film | Friday, 26 October 2012 at 12:54 pm

50 years of James Bond in trailers, Arts

50 years of James Bond in trailers

James Bond turns 50 this year after making his big screen debut in 1962’s Dr No. Who would have thought that the fictional British spy would become an enduring national treasure? Bond is an iconic figure, from the gadgets and the women to the cars and the catchphrases, the spy has become entrenched in cinema history. The character has been reinvented through the generations for a new audience each time with success.

By | Arts, Film | Wednesday, 24 October 2012 at 2:59 pm

Barking Blondes: New arrivals, Lets With Pets and Pup Aid, Notebook

Barking Blondes: New arrivals, Lets With Pets and Pup Aid

A new puppy has arrived in our block but the other residents are revolting. Read into that what you may but anyone who objects to an eight-week-old puppy crying for its mother whilst being pacified by a frantic owner, must be pretty unreasonable.

By | Notebook, Opinion | Sunday, 16 September 2012 at 4:00 am

Caught & Social: Stars hungry for more after the Bafta hors d’oeuvres, Notebook

Caught & Social: Stars hungry for more after the Bafta hors d’oeuvres

Like any good awards ceremony, the Orange British Academy Film awards is about much more than handing out gold gongs. It’s also about the weekend of build-up to the big day. Things started on Friday night as the Weinstein Company and Grey Goose held a pre-awards dinner at the Dean Street Townhouse.

By | Notebook | Monday, 13 February 2012 at 2:28 pm

Caught & Social: Forget red carpets, the real glamour was up the aisle in 2011, Notebook

Caught & Social: Forget red carpets, the real glamour was up the aisle in 2011

Daily gossip from the world of celeb

By | Notebook | Monday, 26 December 2011 at 10:27 am

Caught & Social: Malone’s flying, thanks to Evans, Notebook

Caught & Social: Malone’s flying, thanks to Evans

Daily gossip from the world of celeb

By | Notebook | Wednesday, 21 December 2011 at 11:00 am

Caught & Social: Her Madge gets the royal jitters, Notebook

Caught & Social: Her Madge gets the royal jitters

Daily gossip from the world of celeb

By | Notebook | Monday, 24 October 2011 at 1:07 pm

Cowboys And Aliens – Trailer, Film

Cowboys And Aliens – Trailer

1873. The Wild West town of Absolution is under attack by malevolent forces from another world and its only hope for survival rests with a lone gunman with no memory of his past.

By | Film | Wednesday, 17 August 2011 at 4:43 pm

Caught & Social: Wilde speaks the right language, Notebook

Caught & Social: Wilde speaks the right language

Daily gossip from the world of celeb

By | Notebook | Friday, 12 August 2011 at 12:08 pm

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