James Bond

A bad week for … , January 27, 2013

Taro Aso

Taro Aso

Sunday, 27 January, 2013, 1:51am

State media slams censors after Skyfall cuts

Berenice Marlohe stars opposite Daniel Craig in the thriller Skyfall.

Xinhua has published a rare admonishment of government censors for cutting and manipulating scenes in the latest James Bond movie, which hit mainland cinemas this week.

23 Jan 2013 - 10:20am 1 comment

Chinese film fans decry censors’ cuts in ‘Skyfall’

Daniel Craig as James Bond in Skyfall. Photo: Xinhua

Chinese cinema fans were up in arms on Tuesday over cuts made to Skyfall, complaining that the censors had ruined the latest film in the James Bond franchise.

22 Jan 2013 - 8:15pm

Movie Review: Skyfall

What Daniel Craig lacks in good looks and hair, he more than makes up for in quiet confidence and depth.

Sam Mendes, Daniel Craig and a star-studded supporting cast will help ensure Skyfall goes down in film history as one of the strongest entries in the Bond canon.

26 Nov 2012 - 12:14pm

Government advert for a James Bond causes a stir

Actor Daniel Craig gestures as he arrives for the premier of the latest James Bond film "Skyfall". Photo: AP

Ever wondered how much James Bond gets paid to whirl around the world killing enemies of the British state, in between motorbike chases and train-top fisticuffs?

25 Nov 2012 - 4:01am

Will James Bond bow to Beijing's censorship?

Daniel Craig, star of Skyfall, which is expected to entrance viewers and enrage Beijing. Photo: AFP

Will James Bond decide that discretion is the better part of valour and kowtow to the Chinese government to avoid endangering Skyfall’s potentially huge box office in the Communist nation?

12 Nov 2012 - 11:14pm 6 comments

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.

Skyfall gets a rave review in l'Osservatore Romano, which calls it one of the best of the 23 James Bond films made over the past 50 years.

1 Nov 2012 - 3:26am

Beijing Auto mulls joint venture with Aston Martin

An Aston Martin gets a finishing touch. Beijing Auto is looking to satisfy the luxury lifestyle desire of middle-class motorists. Photo: Bloomberg

Beijing Automotive Group plans to set up more joint ventures with foreign brands such as Aston Martin Lagonda of James Bond fame as the state-owned carmaker seeks to diversify its product lines.

26 Oct 2012 - 8:31am

James Bond blends old and new charms as 007 turns 50

Judi Dench and Daniel Craig pose for photographs at the <i>Skyfall</i> photo call at the Dorchester Hotel in London on October 22. Photo: AP

Makers of the new James Bond movie Skyfall have striven to combine the old-school values that made 007 such a success over the last 50 years with enough modern mores to keep the silver screen’s favourite super spy relevant in a post-cold war world.

23 Oct 2012 - 9:05pm

Talking Points

Apple unveils its latest must-have gadget.

Apple unveils its latest must-have gadget

23 Oct 2012 - 3:09am

Review of Hong Kong Sinfonietta and Big Nightmare Music programme

Violinist Aleksey Igudesman and pianist Joo Hyung-ki will perform with the HK Sinfonietta on Oct 19-21 in the HK City Hall. Photo: Julia Wesely

Hong Kong SinfoniettaBIG Nightmare MusicHK City Hall Concert HallOctober 19

In one memorable scene in the 1977 James Bond movie The Spy Who Loved Me, the villain's underwater base, Atlantis, slowly emerges from the sea to the second movement of Mozart's Piano Concerto No 21 in C major.

22 Oct 2012 - 5:42am

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

Collector lends James Bond memorabilia to Hong Kong exhibition

15 Oct 2012 - 6:59pm

Talking points

James Bond memorabilia exhibition opens at the World Trade Centre in Causeway Bay.

Exhibition marks 50 years of Bond movies

An exhibition of more than 100 items of James Bond memorabilia opens at the World Trade Centre in Causeway Bay to mark the 50th anniversary of the 1962 release of the first film based on Ian Fleming's spy novels, Dr. No.


Briefing on high-risk medical procedures

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Who said it?

Vietnam's Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung

Villainous ploys of hostile forces

Vietnam's Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, describes three 'slanderous' blogs which have publicised a string of high-profile scandals


Reform is the fundamental solution. We shouldn't be afraid of risks

14 Sep 2012 - 2:20am