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A bad week for … , January 27, 2013

Taro Aso

Sunday, 27 January, 2013, 1:51am

State media slams censors after Skyfall cuts

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’

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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

23 Oct 2012 - 3:09am

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