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Tenet in Bondage – will blockbuster release dates in 2020 soon be hindsight?

The latest Bond film is currently titled No Time To Die, but that could all change yet. One replacement option is Dominoes Falling, because 007’s confirmed shift to 2021 could have a knock-on effect leaving this year bereft of big movie releases.

Sure, Fast 9 and Halloween Kills have already upped sticks and moved to next year. But, the acknowledgement that coronavirus has beaten Bond seems more significant.

The No Time To Die shift was confirmed end of last week. Yesterday came the news that Tenet is being postponed indefinitely.

Although they maintain Christopher Nolan’s latest will still see the inside of cinemas this year, Warner Bros. are wise not to fix a release date...

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Moonraker – The Movie Robcast

For multiple obvious reasons, No Time to Die has been moved back to November. But we still wanted to give you a Bond episode for April.

There were twenty-four 007 missions from which to choose, including some of the most influential films ever made. So, why did we go for Moonraker, the Bond film typically dismissed as the Star Wars rip-off with a double-taking pigeon?

The short answer is because Rob W likes it. The longer answer is, because Rob W likes it and Rob D was scared Rob W would go full-on Jaws if he didn’t get his way. That’s also the false answer.

The real reason is because Moonraker is a fascinating Bond film...

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Incredibles 2

Director: Brad Bird

Writer: Brad Bird

Cast: Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Bob Odenkirk, Catherine Keener, Samuel L. Jackson

Cert: PG

Running time: 118mins

Year: 2018




What’s the story: Helen Parr, aka Elastigirl (Hunter), is recruited by brother and sister tech tycoons (Odenkirk and Keener) to rehabilitate public perception of superheroes. Leaving Bob Parr, aka Mr. Incredible (Nelson), to deal with kids Violet, Dash and Jack-Jack. But, supervillainous trouble looms in the shape of the mysterious Screenslaver.

What’s the verdict: The Incredibles was such a delight that despite climaxing with a cliffhanger (or, more accurately, a threat from below) a follow-up never felt necessary.

Writer/director Brad Bird clearly shared this opinion for years...

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Spectre

Spectre-posterDirector: Sam Mendes

Writer: John Logan, Robert Wade, Neil Purvis, Jez Butterworth

Cast: Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, Lea Seydoux, Naomi Harris, Ben Whishaw, Dave Bautista, Monica Bellucci, Andrew Scott

Cert: 12

Running time: 148mins

Year: 2015


 


What’s the story: A voice from the dead sends Bond on a mission deep into the tentacle-like grasp of villainous global cartel Spectre. His journey forces him to face demons from his past alone as MI6 has been targeted by a new Orwellian surveillance division with full government support.

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What’s the verdict: Spectre: n. ghost, phantom.

There are many ghosts in this Spectre. Chief of all is Skyfall, whose intimidating presence is felt throughout Bond 24.

That film’s extraordinary success, it remains the only film to gross over £100m in the UK...

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Adam Pearson talks Under The Skin

Adam Pearson interview - Under the Skin, Scarlett JohanssonFor an incredibly busy man, Adam Pearson is generous with his time. On Good Friday this year, his one day off that week, Adam met up with us to discuss his experiences on the astonishing Under the Skin.

Pearson, who has the condition neurofibromatosis, plays a young man ensnared by Scarlett Johansson’s predatory alien. One of the many questions the film throws up is how would a being with no concept of beauty react to facial disfigurement?

Over a lively hour in a Croydon Caffe Nero, Pearson gave us the lowdown on the (literal) pain he went through in getting the role, lazy stereotypes movies and TV apply to disfigurement, and working with one of Hollywood’s brightest A-list stars.

Electric Shadows: A question you’re probably sick of answering, but your condition is neurofibromatosis?

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