The opening titles of any Bond film are an artistic accomplishment all their own. The James Bond franchise has always set itself apart with the crazy opening title sequences that are packed with symbolism representing the types of hazards that Mr. Bond will be facing this time around.

Girls, guns, and silhouettes always seem to have a recurring role in these brief pre-film music videos, and the best of the best artists always seem to pull through to compose songs that are perfect for each film. From Tina Turner, to the Beatles, to Adele, each song is created specifically to suit each film and the crazy hallucinations that they pull off every couple of years.

What are our favorites from the last 20 years of Bond? Why, we thought you’d never ask…

7. Die Another Day


Fire and Ice. No, we aren’t talking about Game of Thrones. The most techno derived (and autotuned) of all the songs, this has to rank lowest for sheer annoyance factor. Madonna didn’t bring much to the table with “Die Another Day,” but the visuals do make up for it in some ways. The idea of fire and ice being interplayed throughout the credits is an intriguing way to visualize the two most important forces in the film, diamonds and the Icarus beam (you’ll have to watch to figure that out). It certainly leaves you with an impression of what this film is about, and is sure to stick with you long after the end credits roll.

6. GoldenEye


Guns and women are staples in any Bond opening sequence, but in GoldenEye, they take center stage. The most memorable visuals from this opening include the woman with the gun coming out of her mouth and all the ladies dancing on the ends of gun barrels like pedestals. As GoldenEye may well be remembered most favorably for spawning the best 1st person shooter video game of its time, it seems fitting that the guns take a bow in this solid Bond outing.

5. The World is Not Enough


While the song “The World is Not Enough” may actually be one of the franchise’s better entries, the visuals are incredibly trippy. Between the liquid people morphing in and out and the random floating orbs, the graphics don’t lend themselves to being easily understood. Most of the other openers on this list try and hint more at the content of the film, but following from liquid person to liquid person is definitely distracting enough to hide any true meaning crouching behind the technicolor.

4. Another Way to Die (Quantum of Solace)


One of the most impressive visuals that came out of the movie Quantum of Solace was that of Bond trudging through the sand. Most of his spectacular chases and take downs in other movies happen in modern metropolitan areas, but introducing Bond to the desert was a fresh take. The opening sequence brings the sand, and quite a bit of it. Whether it’s drifting, blowing or hiding a pretty lady, the sand finally gets its due. The song brings a bit of a rock edge to the usually more mellow openers, but it’s a welcome addition to the Bond pantheon.

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Fox has moved the third and final Maze Runner movie to 2018.

The cast and crew were only a few days into filming The Death Cure in March when Dylan O’Brien suffered serious injuries on set, prompting the production to be put on a break so he could recover. When his recovery ended up taking longer than expected, the production was put on an indefinite hold.

Now, a plan to resume the shoot seems to be in place. Fox announced Friday The Death Cure will be hitting theaters January 12, 2018, which is nearly a year later than the original February 2017 date. The last Maze Runner movie, The Scorch Trials, opened last September.

Production on The Maze Runner: The Death Cure likely won’t resume until late this year or early next. Dylan O’Brien has already committed to another movie which is expected to shoot this summer.

Getting the rest of the cast and crew back together to shoot The Maze Runner finale may be a bit of a challenge since they may’ve committed to other projects that were supposed to be shooting after they finished The Maze Runner. However, the new Death Cure release date suggests Fox has found a time that’ll work for everyone.

Tom Cavanagh will return to The Flash in season 3 as a series regular, though which character he’ll be playing remains to be seen.

Cavanagh has had a unique acting challenge on The Flash, playing a different version of his character in each of the first two seasons — and now it looks like he’ll be doing it for a third season in a row, as EW confirms that he will be a series regular in season 3.

In season 1, Cavanagh played Eobard Thawne, aka the Reverse Flash, in Harrison Wells’ body. Thawne, after traveling back in time, killed the original Wells and took his form to expedite the development of the particle accelerator so he could return to his own time. Thawne was written out of existence in the season 1 finale, though, leaving fans curious about who Cavanagh would be playing in season 2.

This past season, Cavanagh played the Earth-2 version of Harrison Wells, nicknamed Harry, who was a significantly different character from the man we thought was Wells in season 1. However, in the season 2 finale, Harry and his daughter, Jesse, returned to Earth-2.

The Flash season 2, episode 6 recap Wells

So, who does that leave for Cavanagh to play in the third season?

My guess would be the Earth-1 version of Harrison Wells, who we only briefly met in a flashback in season 1. Why the original Wells? Because in the final moments of the season 2 finale, Barry traveled back in time and stopped Thawne from killing his mother. This means the timeline in which Thawne killed Wells and took his form no longer exists, so Earth-1 Wells would be the version left alive.

Assuming he does play the original version of the character, the one who was killed and had his identity stolen, it will be interesting to see Cavanagh inhabit yet another version of the character. While we already met Wells briefly in the flashback to his death, that was a small sample size. I look forward to seeing him differentiate another Wells from those he’s already played for entire seasons.

Are you excited to see more Tom Cavanagh on ‘The Flash’?

‘Glee’ alum Mark Salling indicted on child pornography charges

The actor is facing a lot of jail time.

4:55 pm EDT, May 27, 2016

Following an arrest in December, Glee star Mark Salling (who played Puck on the Fox series) is now facing child pornography charges.

A federal grand jury has charged the 33-year-old actor with two counts of child pornography after a search of his home turned up “thousands” of images and videos involving children, TMZ reports. He will be arraigned in early June.

Salling’s charges potentially come with big sentences: 5 to 20 years in prison for receiving child porn, and another 20 years for possessing it.

After Glee went off air last year, Salling has worked on only one project: The action movie Adi Shankar’s Gods and Secrets which is slated to hit theaters later this year.

The actor has been in trouble with the law before — he was sued for sexual battery in 2013.