1. Bond, James Bond Week On ReelzChannel TV

    By Devin Zydel on 2008-11-06

    Following up several Quantum of Solace-themed interviews and reports throughout the past few weeks online at ReelzChannel, 007 fans will want to take note of a special week-long line of James Bond specials they have just announced.

    Full press release follows:


    Network Salutes Secret Agent’s Enduring Mystique with Special Week-Long Lineup of Original Programming, November 10-16

    What is the real-life price tag on the extravagant James Bond lifestyle? Who has played the greatest James Bond and what is the most successful Bond movie in the history of the famed franchise? What about those amazing tricked-out Bond cars and the secret agent’s stunning bevy of females? And what are the reviews of the upcoming new James Bond movie, Quantum of Solace?

    As generations of fans of the world’s most famous secret agent, the debonair and dangerous James Bond, eagerly anticipate the November 14 premiere of Quantum of Solace, the newest movie in the iconic spy thriller franchise, ReelzChannel – “TV About Movies,” salutes “all things Bond” with a week-long “Bond Week” tribute in original programming across the network’s schedule, November 10-16.

    Throughout “Bond Week,” ReelzChannel TV will offer programming that will go behind-the-scenes and delve into all aspects of the famed franchise and the array of characters who have played the master of espionage. The extensive coverage will include one-on-one interviews with the stars of the new movie; great trailers from the Bond movies presented throughout all the programs; retrospective looks at the films and actors who have paved the way for the newest incarnation; interstitial Quantum of Solace “Production Notes” airing throughout the week-long event; Leonard Maltin’s revelation of hidden movie gems featuring the cast of Quantum of Solace; and lively debates about the best Bond movies and actors who have played the role.

    In addition, will join the celebration with original Bond-themed online content and pop-culture elements including “The Worst-Laid Plans of Bond Villains” and “Ten Bond Girls We’d Like to See,” as well as star interviews, clips and features from the network’s programming event.

    The ReelzChannel TV original programming lineup for this special event includes (in chronological order):

    “Secret’s Out” (Monday, November 10, 10 p.m. ET/PT, encore on Friday, November 14, 9 p.m. ET/PT). Hosted by renowned movie critic Leonard Maltin, the series spotlights those movie gems that, while they didn’t make box-office history, deserve the attention of movie fans. For “Bond Week,” Maltin will interview James Bond movie expert Collin Stutz, co-author of the James Bond Encyclopedia. He also will review hidden gem movies featuring the cast of Quantum of Solace, including Daniel Craig (Sylvia); Mathieu Amalric (The Diving Bell and the Butterfly), Jeffrey Wright (Syriana), Giancarlo Giannini (Swept Away) and Judi Dench (The Shipping News).

    “Dailies” (weekdays beginning Monday, November 10, 8 p.m. ET/PT) ReelzChannel’s signature daily movie news and information show. Throughout “Bond Week” the “Dailies” team will present fascinating segments and breaking news about the latest in the storied James Bond franchise. Interviews include the movie’s stars Daniel Craig and Olga Kurylenko and director Marc Forster. Also included are features on the history of James Bond’s cars; a review of the success of past Bond movies; the ultimate James Bond fan, whose collection is so compelling that the CIA requested it for display at their headquarters in Langley, VA; and reviews of Quantum of Solace from Variety’s noted movie critics. The show’s “First Fans” feature will get immediate reactions from Bond loyalists who score tickets to the very first screenings.

    “Movie Mob” (Monday, November 10, 8:30 p.m. ET/PT) Criticism and passions are sure to run high during this opinionated half-hour hosted by former mob member Sara Fletcher. The series is the first show to feature an all-online cast who vie each week to keep their coveted spots as movie critics. During “Bond Week,” Mob members weigh in on Quantum of Solace as well as debating who has been the best James Bond and what has been the best Bond movie. Mob members will also re-enact their favorite James Bond movie moments.

    “The Big Tease” (Wednesday, November 12, 8:30 p.m. ET/PT) Jill Simonian and Jeremy Parsons host this lively half-hour original series dedicated to the beloved movie trailer. This special edition of the show pays homage to six Bond movies – one for each of the six actors who have portrayed the legendary spy. Featured: Daniel Craig (Quantum of Solace); Pierce Brosnan (GoldenEye); Roger Moore (The Spy Who Loved Me); Timothy Dalton (The Living Daylights); George Lazenby (On Her Majesty’s Secret Service); and Sean Connery (Goldfinger).

    “ReelzChannel Spotlight: The Legacy of Bond” (Thursday, November 13, 8:30 p.m. ET/PT) “Dailies” correspondent Gerrad Hall hosts this special episode from London and talks one-on-one with stars of Quantum of Solace including Daniel Craig and Olga Kurylenko. Special segments include a look at Bond creator Ian Fleming and his inspiration for the character; an interview with Monty Norman, one of the men credited with creating the famous Bond theme music; a timeline review of the Bond movie franchise; a report on the Bond Girls over the years; and an eye-popping look at what it REALLY costs to live the extravagant Bond lifestyle.

    “Movie Up” (Friday, November 14, 9:30 p.m., ET/PT) Hosted by Tory Shulman, this series is the definitive home-entertainment guide to what’s new and hot on DVD, VOD/PPV and premium channels. In a special salute to “Bond Week,” the series will feature the Blu-Ray releases of the classic 007 adventures Dr. No, Live and Let Die, and For Your Eyes Only, and a special edition DVD of the 2006 Bond re-boot, Casino Royale.

    ReelzChannel – “TV About Movies,” is the only cable/satellite network and website dedicated to everything about movies. The network features entertaining original programs that offer a fresh perspective on the movies, from behind-the-scenes to what to see tonight. ReelzChannel covers movies wherever they are playing – in theaters, on DVD, VOD, and premium channels. In addition to cable and telco carriage in markets across the country, ReelzChannel is carried via satellite on DIRECTV (Channel 238) and DISH Network (Channel 299), and is currently reaching more than 40 million homes nationwide. ReelzChannel also operates the website, which offers deeper coverage of the movies, and information on all the latest movies available at home and in theaters. Owned by Hubbard Media Group, headquartered in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, ReelzChannel TV operates out of studios in Los Angeles with offices in Minneapolis/St. Paul, New York, and Chicago.

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