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Priyanka Chopra on Playing a Bond Girl: “F*** That—I Wanna Be Bond”

Quantico star and voice of Kamala Khan Priyanka Chopra is on the cover of the June/July Complex. In an in-depth interview with the magazine, conducted on the Quantico set, Chopra discussed her Hollywood aspirations and why she was drawn to working on the ABC show.

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Bond Girl: Re-Watching and Re-Evaluating Skyfall

GoldenEye may be my favorite James Bond movie, but Skyfall is the one movie I recommend to everyone that hasn't seen a James Bond movie before or that stopped watching them back in the seventies. It has it all: gorgeous scenery, interesting characters, a sleekly modern plot, and of course more than enough thrills to keep you on the edge of your seat.

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Bond Girl: Re-Watching and Re-Evaluating Quantum of Solace

What is it about Quantum of Solace that leaves so little Bond fans feeling the love? Is it the plot? The way that the film essentially has only a little bit to do with Fleming's canon? Maybe they were confused by the characterization from Bond on through? Is it how Daniel Craig and director Marc Forster essentially threw the script together during the writer's strike of 2008?

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Bond Girl: Re-Watching and Re-Evaluating Casino Royale (2006)

The 2006 version of Casino Royale is infinitely better than the version of the film that came out in 1967. Regardless of how you feel about Daniel Craig in the role, it's obvious early on that Craig is a better Bond than Niven and that the Bond franchise was never meant to be comedic. Even if I hadn't already watched the more recent Casino Royale a dozen times before ever even starting this recap project, I'd rank it higher than Niven's version of the film.

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Bond Girl: Re-Watching and Re-Evaluating Die Another Day

Die Another Day is… Well it’s not the best Bond movie. It is in turns realistic and over dramatic with several scenes that make me shake my head out of disbelief. Despite how much I adore it, I'm also one of the first people to point out how weird the movie was and how they definitely went overboard on the CGI.

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Bond Girl: Re-Watching and Re-Evaluating The World is Not Enough

Often I'm hesitant to call action films subversive for how they treat women. For what they tear down or subvert established tropes and stereotypes, they also tend to reinforce sexist standards in the next vein. But I've got to admit that The World Is Not Enough gets pretty close to getting it right.

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Bond Girl: Re-Watching and Re-Evaluating Tomorrow Never Dies

The eighteenth of Eon Productions' James Bond films, Tomorrow Never Dies revolves around lies, manipulation, and one man's quest to control the flow of media around the world by starting World War III. This is Pierce Brosnan's second film as James Bond and one of his best. Seriously, the only reason that this film wasn't number one at the box office was because Titanic came out the same day. Somehow, not even Bond could sink the Titanic.

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Bond Girl: Re-Watching and Re-Evaluating GoldenEye

GoldenEye has it all: a fresh and charming James Bond actor, a Bond Girl who bends under pressure but doesn't break at all before saving the day, a villain whose face you want to smack, and henchmen—henchpeople, I should say—that make the villain's plot a bit easy to bear.

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Bond Girl: Re-Watching and Re-Evaluating The Living Daylights

I always get such a thrill when the actor playing James Bond introduces himself for the first time. It's one of my favorite things about the franchise and from the start, I haven't been able to stop myself from making the highest of the high pitched noises.

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Bond Girl: Re-Watching and Re-Evaluating A View To A Kill

After seven films, I have to say that I'm going to miss Moore. To those of you who've marathoned the franchise and who have a soft spot for Sean Connery's Bond: I know how you feel now. A View To A Kill is the seventh of Moore's James Bond films and the fourteenth in the Eon production series over all.

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Bond Girl: Re-Watching and Re-Evaluating Octopussy

Octopussy is a weird mix of goofy attempts at humor (all the clown costumes and that Tarzan thing) and a serious plot with intrigue and deaths galore. That shouldn't work well together as it does, but aside from a few lingering issues with white-washing and racism, Octopussy is a really wonderful film. It's an amazing entry to the series and one of Moore's best showings in the franchise.

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Bond Girl: Re-Watching and Re-Evaluating Never Say Never Again

Never Say Never Again feels like an end.

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Bond Girl: Re-Watching and Re-Evaluating For Your Eyes Only

Normally, I scoff at the so-called "grittier" and "more realistic" add-ons to the James Bond film franchise. There's nothing realistic about them usually and in my experience, they tend to trade on stereotypes.

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Bond Girl: Re-Watching and Re-Evaluating Moonraker

Moonraker isn't exactly an original movie.

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Bond Girl: Re-Watching and Re-Evaluating The Spy Who Loved Me

This might be my favorite James Bond movie.

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Bond Girl: Re-Watching and Re-Evaluating The Man With The Golden Gun

The Man With The Golden Gun wins for one of the best villains with Christopher Lee's Francisco Scaramanga, but falls short in many other ways. It's a good movie, sure - but it has its issues.

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Bond Girl: Re-Watching and Re-Evaluating Live and Let Die

For the most part, I was prepared to have a very unhappy reaction towards Live And Let Die, and at least I can say that I got what I expected.

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Bond Girl: Re-Watching and Re-Evaluating Diamonds Are Forever

I'm going to miss Sean Connery's Bond showing up in the Eon Production films, but Diamonds Are Forever is basically the best movie on which to send him out. It exemplifies all the good and bad about Connery's Bond films and the franchise as a whole. I definitely lost track of how many times I watched the film, but it was definitely worth it.

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Bond Girl: Re-Watching and Re-Evaluating On Her Majesty’s Secret Service

In On Her Majesty's Secret Service, Lazenby manages to humanize James Bond and make him a character worth empathizing with. Aside from a few incidences of violence towards women and racism, I found a lot to like about the film and Lazenby's Bond.

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Bond Girl: Re-Watching and Re-Evaluating You Only Live Twice

You Only Live Twice is one of those Bond movies that I wound up liking more that I felt like I should. The return to Sean Connery is marked by familiar annoying tropes and I was plenty steamed as I livetweeted my experience watching the film on Thursday, but I still came away from it with some seriously positive feelings.

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