In many ways, the global pandemic has isolated us from one another. What with social distancing, and quarantines, and shelter-at-home, and pretty much every type of gathering off-limits, we’re stuck inside with few people for company.
In some ways, though, we’re more connected than ever. Thanks to technology, we can use social media, and video apps, to keep in touch with each other. Some people have even rediscovered actual phone calls! One of the “perks” of this situation is that we’re all in the same boat, even celebrities, which is leading to creative methods of communication, and community.
One such method is a social media watchalong, wherein someone like John Mulaney organizes a group watch of his Netflix Sack Lunch Bunch special with the cast and answers questions from fans online. And this weekend, James Bond himself is hosting something similar.
Pierce Brosnan, James Bond himself (at least before Daniel Craig took the mantle) has put together a communal rewatch of GoldenEye, which hit theaters 25 years ago. Fans can tune into Esquire UK’s Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube channels on Sunday, April 19th at 7 pm (BST – that’s British Summer Time) which is at 2 pm EDT (Eastern Daylight Time).
Fans can start the movie at the exact same time as Pierce and watch along with him. You can even submit questions about the movie, or about his other Bond movies, as you watch, and maybe he’ll even answer them! But odds are there will be a ton of people participating, as James Bond is one of the most popular pop culture characters of all time, and Goldeneye is a fan favorite.
The watch party comes at the perfect time. The 25th Bond movie, No Time to Die, was supposed to be hitting theaters this month but has instead been pushed back, leaving fans with a gaping Bond-sized hole in their lives.
Enjoying a classic flick, along with James Bond himself, and maybe a martini or two (shaken, not stirred), should be a decent substitute.