Saturday, January 30, 2010

Matt Helm

More screen caps from The Silencers.

Matt Helm

One of my favorite Spy film series was the Matt Helm films starring Dean Martin. They made 4 of them and a 5th was planned until Dean pulled the plug on it. Here's a few (ok 5, seems i can only post 5 pics to a post) of the first and best Matt Helm film, The Silencers. A wonderful tongue in cheek script and a great cast and i think Stella Stevens was the best Helm girl.

The Silencers (1966)
Directed by Phil Karlson
Based on the novel by Donald Hamilton
Screenplay Oscar Saul
Starring :
Dean Martin
Stella Stevens
Daliah Lavi
James Gregory
Victor Buono
Nancy Kovack
Robert Webber
Arthur O'Connell
Roger C Carmel
Released February 1966
Columbia Studios
102 mins.

Classic Poster

Bond Trailer

You Only Live Twice (1967)

Clint Eastwood

Here's a wonderful publicity shot i found at the Clint Eastwood Project, a blog about a Father and Son watching all of Clint Eastwood's movies from the beginning to now. It's a great movie blog and go follow it now.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Jean Simmons - 1929-2010

Jean Simmons has passed away at 80. Jean Merilyn Simmons was born on January 31 1929 in Crouch Hill, London,England.
Wonderful and classic actress.
Some of her films :

Give Us The Moon (1944)
The Way To The Stars (1945)
Great Expectations (1946)
Black Narcissus (1947)
Blue Lagoon (1949)
The Robe (1953)
Young Bess (1953)
Angel face (1953)
Desiree (1954)
Guys And Dolls (1955)
Big Country (1958)
Elmer Gantry (1960)
Spartacus (1960)

to name just a few .

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Bond Trailer

Goldfinger (1964)

Monday, January 18, 2010

Bond Trailer

From Russia With Love (1963)

One Of My Favorite Movies

Wallace & Gromit in "Curse of the Were-Rabbit"
Starring Peter Sallis as Wallace and Gromit as Himself.
Directed by Nick Park & Steve Box

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Movie News

Paramount has greenlight sequels for G.I. Joe and Star Trek, Star Trek 12 is pencilled in for a June 29, 2012 release.
Spider-Man 4 still a go for 2012 just without Sam Raimi and Tobey Maguire, all they have to do is reboot,recast and find a new director.
Ivan Reitman to direct Ghostbusters 3, film has a 2011 release date.
Harrison Ford is up for Indiana Jones 5 if the script is good, even Sean Connery might return.

More news to come!

The Searchers

One of the best, if not the best film John Wayne ever made : The Searchers (1956)
Here's a scene that speaks volumes without any words, one of the best :

The Trailer :

Directed by John Ford.

Movie Trailer

Here's the official trailer to Iron Man 2.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Fort Apache

A wonderful publicity shot from Fort Apache with the stars, John Wayne, Henry Fonda, Shirley Temple and John Agar.

More Bond News

Hollywood Reporter is saying Sam Mendes (Director of American Beauty, Road To Perdition to name a couple) is in talks to direct Bond 23.
If he signs on, filming could start this summer for a 2011 release.
Only known for sure is Daniel Craig and Dame Judi Dench will return.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Weekend Box Office

1 Avatar $75.0m $212.3m
2 Sherlock Holmes $65.4m $65.4m
3 Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel $50.2m $77.1m
4 It's Complicated $22.1m $22.1m
5 Up in the Air $11.8m $24.5m
6 The Blind Side $11.7m $184.4m
7 The Princess and the Frog $8.7m $63.4m
8 Nine $5.5m $5.9m
9 Did You Hear About the Morgans? $5.0m $15.6m
10 Invictus $4.4m $23.4m


The next James Bond movie has been put on hold due to MGM studio being up for sale. No Bond film for 2010 maybe in 2011.

Michael G Wilson, who produces the Bond films with Barbara Broccoli, admitted: “We just don’t know enough about the situation to comment but we know it’s uncertain.”

The earliest a new film is likely to go into production is at the end of this year, for release in 2011, a full three years after the last Bond, Quantum Of Solace.

Pre-production work on the film, which will again star Daniel Craig.