Albany’s Madison Theater is presenting a James Bond sampler this week, with one film each per four of the six actors in the “official” Bond series. (Sorry, Timothy Dalton and George Lazenby.)
Sean Connery is represented by the stylish Goldfinger, costarring Gert Frobe as the titular villain and Honor Blackman as Pussy Galore. Screening times are Friday, Tuesday through Thursday at 4 and 9:30 PM; Sat at 7 PM; and Sunday at 1:30 and 7 PM.
Roger Moore stars in Live and Let Die, aka “Bond Goes to Harlem.” Long before she was Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, Jane Seymour—pictured here with Geoffrey Holder on a saucy vintage lobby card—played the mystic white virgin princess of a Caribbean voodoo cult. If that sounds a little, shall we say, weird, it is—but Live and Let Die is the most entertaining of Moore’s Bond outings, and the great Yaphet Kotto got to be the first black Bond villain. And let’s not forget McCartney’s classic title song. Screening times are Friday, Tuesday through Thursday at 4:30 and 9:30 PM; Saturday at 1:30 and 7 PM; and Sunday at 7 PM.
Pierce Brosnan, who didn’t get to star in as many Bond movies as he should have, took over the role with 1995’s GoldenEye. It’s about a supervillain trying to steal a satellite in order to bring down the world financial system . . . blah blah blah. It’s about Brosnan’s stylish superspy kicking ass and blowing shit up. Sean Bean and Joe Don Baker co-star. Showtimes are Friday, Tuesday through Thursday at 7 PM; and Saturday-Sunday at 4 and 9:15 PM.
Finally, Daniel Craig took Bond in a whole new direction with Casino Royale. Not much to say except that the stellar cast include Eva Green, Jeffrey Wright and Mads Mikkelson as nasty villain with the tear-duct problem. Screening times are Saturday and Sunday at 4 and 9:15 PM; Tuesday through Thursday at 7 PM.
The Madison Theater (1038 Madison Ave., Albany) is closed Mondays. For more info, call 438-0040.