New-look Bond gets a 5-star blessing from the Vatican

Bond, as played by Daniel Craig in Skyfall, comes across as more real, according to the review in the Vatican newspaper.

If anyone thinks the Vatican newspaper is still a staid broadsheet that publishes only religious news and harsh papal edicts, consider this: on Tuesday it ran not one but five articles about the new James Bond film.

Thursday, 1 November, 2012, 3:26am

50 years of Bond … James Bond

Sean Connery first uttered the immortal words "Bond … James Bond" in the 1962 film, Dr No., which also starred Ursula Andress.

The Bond franchise marks its 50th anniversary this year,but its survival has been fraught despite the films' commercial success, writes James Mottram.

22 Oct 2012 - 3:35pm