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Daniel Craig’s 007 featured on Total Film’s Spectre cover

28 August 2015 8:55 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Total Film has released the subscriber cover for the latest issue of its magazine, which features Daniel Craig’s 007 from the upcoming 24th Bond adventure Spectre

See Also: Sam Mendes says “Bond has been rebooted” for Spectre

See Also: New featurette focusses on the women of Spectre

A cryptic message from the past sends James Bond on a rogue mission to Mexico City and eventually Rome, where he meets Lucia Sciarra (Monica Bellucci), the beautiful and forbidden widow of an infamous criminal. Bond infiltrates a secret meeting and uncovers the existence of the sinister organisation known as Spectre.

Meanwhile back in London, Max Denbigh (Andrew Scott), the new head of the Centre for National Security, questions Bond’s actions and challenges the relevance of MI6, led by M (Ralph Fiennes). Bond covertly enlists Moneypenny (Naomie Harris) and Q (Ben Whishaw) to help him seek out Madeleine Swann (Léa Seydoux), the »

- Gary Collinson

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Check Out This Excellent Daniel Craig Era James Bond Tribute Video

25 August 2015 3:51 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"You don't trust anyone, do you James?" It may be a bit too early to be posting a tribute to the Daniel Craig era of James Bond movies, considering we're still in the midst of it, but that doesn't mean we can't enjoy one anyway. YouTube user Steven Thomas has edited together an excellent five minute tribute to Daniel Craig as Agent 007 in anticipation of his fourth movie coming up, Spectre, directed by Sam Mendes arriving in theaters this November. Roger Moore made seven Bond movies, Sean Connery made six (not counting Never Say Never Again), so Craig has a few to go to match them. I'm very excited for Spectre and I'm hoping it's as good as if not better than Skyfall. In the meantime, watch this 007 tribute in full below. Description from YouTube: "Relive James Bond's movies incarnated by Daniel Craig. Since Casino Royale to Spectre. James Bond »

- Alex Billington

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Lea Seydoux offered role in X-Men spin-off

25 August 2015 2:33 AM, PDT | National Ledger | See recent National Ledger news »

Lea Seydoux has been offered a role alongside Channing Tatum in the 'X-Men' spin-off 'Gambit'. The 30-year-old actress - who's also set to appear in the new James Bond movie 'Spectre' - appears to have secured the coveted role of Belladonna Boudreaux in the Rupert Wyatt-directed movie. Lea overcame stiff competition for the part from the likes of 'Mad Max: Fury Road' star Abbey Lee and Rebecca Ferguson of 'Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation' to be offered the role, Deadline reports. This comes shortly after Lea described her casting in 'Spectre' as a ''dream'' and revealed she held a meeting with director Sam Mendes that saw her secure the part. She recalled: ''Sam invited me for lunch and said, 'Do you want to be part of the film?' And I said yes. ''But for me it wasn't really real. I felt I was in a dream. So I was, »

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BAFTA La to honour Meryl Streep, Sam Mendes, James Corden

20 August 2015 11:14 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The first honourees for the 2015 British Academy Britannia Awards presented by American Airlines on October 30 at The Beverly Hilton Hotel have been announced.

Streep will receive the Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film, Mendes the John Schlesinger Britannia Award for Excellence in Directing presented by The Great Britain Campaign and Corden the Britannia Award for British Artist of the Year presented by Burberry.

Television and event production company Done + Dusted will produce this year’s ceremony.

Once again, we are delighted to kick off the 2015 Awards calendar with a show that celebrates the enduring collaboration between the British and American media industries,” said BAFTA La chairman Kieran Breen.

“This partnership has consistently produced artistry at an outstanding level. The honourees we announce today exemplify that tradition and their presence will undoubtedly supercharge what is looking to be one of the most exciting shows we have ever mounted.”

“BAFTA Los Angeles is proud to honor [link=nm »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Meryl Streep, Sam Mendes, James Corden Named 2015 BAFTA Britannia Honorees

20 August 2015 10:47 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Meryl Streep, “Spectre” director Sam Mendes and late-night import James Corden rank among the first round of honorees for the 2105 Britannia Awards presented by BAFTA Los Angeles. At the annual awards ceremony, Streep will claim the Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film. Mendes, the director of dramas like “Revolutionary Road” and the last two films in the beloved James Bond franchise, will take the John Schlesinger Britannia Award for Excellence in Directing. Corden, a British performer who has translated well in America with CBS’ “The Late Late Show,” will receive the Artist of the Year prize, sponsored by Burberry. »

- Matt Donnelly

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BAFTA-LA to Honor Meryl Streep, Sam Mendes, James Corden

20 August 2015 9:56 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles will salute Meryl Streep, Sam Mendes and James Corden with Britannia Awards at its Oct. 30 ceremony at the Beverly Hilton. Additional honorees will be announced soon.

Streep is the recipient of this year’s Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film, which the org said “is presented to a unique individual, upon whose work is stamped the indelible mark of authorship and commitment, and who has lifted the craft to new heights.” Prior recipients include Robert Downey Jr., George Clooney, Warren Beatty, Jeff Bridges, Tom Cruise, Daniel Day Lewis, Robert De Niro, Clint Eastwood, Tom Hanks, George Lucas, Sean Penn, Steven Spielberg and Denzel Washington.

Mendes will receive the John Schlesinger Britannia Award for Excellence in Directing presented by The Great Britain Campaign. The award is named for the great British director. Mendes had a notable theatre career before »

- Tim Gray

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BAFTA Picks Britannia Award Winners

20 August 2015 9:26 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles (BAFTA Los Angeles) has chosen the first honorees for the 2015 British Academy Britannia Awards presented by American Airlines. The Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film goes to Meryl Streep, while Bond auteur Sam Mendes will receive the John Schlesinger Britannia Award for Excellence in Directing. New TV funnyman James Corden will receive the Britannia Award for British Artist of the Year. Done + Dusted will produce this year’s ceremony which will be held at the Beverly Hilton on October 30, at the start of the awards season; the BAFTA Britannia Awards always draws a fair share of Oscar contenders happy to press the flesh. The awards recognize outstanding British and American talent with a strong career connection to the British industry. More honorees are still to come. Other key awards events include the BAFTA Tea Party in Los Angeles »

- Anne Thompson

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Sam Mendes Will Focus On Origins Of “How Bond Became Bond” With Spectre

17 August 2015 7:20 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Having stood the test of time for over 60 years, few characters in popular culture can hold a candle to James Bond. Ian Fleming’s indelible super-spy made his bow in the original Casino Royale back in ’53 and since then, his globe-trotting adventures have entertained readers and viewers for generations. Then again, with so many directors, novelists and actors adding their own idiosyncrasies to the 00 agent, his origin story has been left largely unexplored, and that’s precisely the area that Sam Mendes will explore in this year’s Spectre – albeit it with a twist.

Per Entertainment Weekly, the director touched upon his approach to Bond’s legacy, and how he believes Skyfall – the most recent in the longrunning series and the only one to grace $1 billion – left audiences at the beginning of the rebooted story.

“Bond has been rebooted at the end of the movie. This is only the beginning »

- Michael Briers

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Mr. Hinx takes on 007 in new image from Spectre

15 August 2015 2:33 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

A couple of days ago we got a featurette for Spectre that focussed on the characters of Madeleine Swann (Léa Seydoux) and Lucia Sciarra (Monica Bellucci) [see here], and now Entertainment Weekly has revealed a new still which sees Madeleine looking on as James Bond (Daniel Craig) gets into a spot of bother with Mr. Hinx (Dave Bautista)…

See Also: Sam Mendes says “Bond has been rebooted” for Spectre

A cryptic message from the past sends James Bond on a rogue mission to Mexico City and eventually Rome, where he meets Lucia Sciarra (Monica Bellucci), the beautiful and forbidden widow of an infamous criminal. Bond infiltrates a secret meeting and uncovers the existence of the sinister organisation known as Spectre.

Meanwhile back in London, Max Denbigh (Andrew Scott), the new head of the Centre for National Security, questions Bond’s actions and challenges the relevance of MI6, led by M (Ralph Fiennes »

- Gary Collinson

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Sam Mendes says “Bond has been rebooted” for Spectre

15 August 2015 6:25 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Following on from the latest featurette focussing on the women of Spectre [watch it here], Entertainment Weekly caught up with director Sam Mendes, who suggested that Bond “has been rebooted” with Skyfall, and the upcoming 24th adventure will explore 007’s origin story.

“Bond has been rebooted at the end of the movie,” states Mendes. “This is only the beginning of the story. The Bond creation myth never happened. I felt there was an opportunity there: What made him? And who were the people who affected him along the way? You’re sort of telling the story backwards of how Bond became Bond.”

See Also: Watch the latest trailer for Spectre

Spectre is set for release in the UK on October 23rd in the UK and November 6th in the States. The film sees Sam Mendes (Skyfall) directing Bond veterans Daniel Craig as James Bond, Rory Kinnear as Tanner, Ben Whishaw as Q, Naomie Harris as Eve Moneypenny, »

- Gary Collinson

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"Spectre" To Explore Bond Creation Myth

14 August 2015 6:11 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

With director Sam Mendes' second and actor Daniel Craig's fourth outing with James Bond set to hit cinemas this Fall, a new quote about "Spectre" has emerged in a new interview with Mendes for EW.

Mendes was asked about how his previous Bond film "Skyfall" connects to the new one, and he indicated that his aim with the new one was to tell a kind of retroactive origin story:

"Bond has been rebooted at the end of ["Skyfall"]. This is only the beginning of the story. The Bond creation myth never happened. I felt there was an opportunity there: What made him? And who were the people who affected him along the way? You're sort of telling the story backwards of how Bond became Bond. A lot of the film is a celebration of what it is to be Bond, but it's not retro. Hopefully it's not just classic Bond but a classic thriller. »

- Garth Franklin

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Spectre Will Be James Bond's Origin Story

14 August 2015 3:19 PM, PDT | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

With the release of Casino Royale, and Daniel Craig stepping into his shoes, we were all under the impression that James Bond was taken back to the beginning and we saw how he became the suave super spy we all know and love, albeit a hell of a lot darker. But then Skyfall came along and turned the clock back somewhat, skewing more old school than Craig’s first two turns as Bond, almost as if the Bond reboot was getting rebooted itself. Now, speaking to Entertainment Weekly, director Sam Mendes confirmed our suspicions, saying “Bond has been rebooted at the end of the movie. This is only the beginning of the story.” So, this puts Spectre in the position of being an origin story of sorts, which may have a few people scratching their heads. Let Mendes explain it to you: “ The Bond creation myth never happened. I felt »

- noreply@blogger.com (Tom White)

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‘Spectre’ Director Sam Mendes Says New James Bond Movie Is an Origin Story: ‘This Is Only the Beginning’

14 August 2015 10:57 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Director Sam Mendes has promised that we can anticipate a backstory about James Bond that has been previously unexplored in the upcoming Bond film, “Spectre.” “Bond has been rebooted at the end of the movie,” Mendes told EW, as he shared some cryptic information about the highly-anticipated film, which will hit theaters Nov. 6. “This is only the beginning of the story.” See Video: New 'Spectre' Trailer Teases Daniel Craig's 007 Going Rogue (Video) The director said that “Spectre” will bind together the three most recent Bond films all starring Daniel Craig, which include “Skyfall,” “Quantum of Solace” and “Casino Royale, »

- Beatrice Verhoeven

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'Spectre' Will Show Origin Story of 'How Bond Became Bond'

14 August 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

James Bond is a man of action -- shake, don't stir! -- and he's usually too focused on moving forward to look back. But director Sam Mendes told Entertainment Weekly that "Spectre" is a culmination of the three previous Daniel Craig Bond movies while developing 007's mostly unexplored backstory. As Mendes put it:

The Bond creation myth never happened. I felt there was an opportunity there: What made him? And who were the people who affected him along the way? You're sort of telling the story backwards of how Bond became Bond."

Mendes told EW that Bond was "rebooted" at the end of "Skyfall" but that was just the beginning of the story, which is picked up by "Spectre."

Daniel Craig added to EW:

A lot of the film is a celebration of what it is to be Bond. But it's not retro. Hopefully it's not just classic Bond but a classic thriller. »

- Gina Carbone

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The Big James Bond Questions That Spectre Will Try To Answer

14 August 2015 7:41 AM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

You know his name, you've memorized his number, and you know how he takes his martinis; but do you really know the man who is Bond, James Bond? It's hard to say, as he really wasn't given much opportunity to develop as a character in the first iteration of the decades spanning franchise. It's something that Sam Mendes intends to explore very thoroughly in Spectre, and he plans to answer some long standing questions about how James became Bond. Warning: We will get in to spoilers for the Daniel Craig era of Bond. Speaking with Entertainment Weekly during a recent interview, Mendes elaborated on how he changed the franchise with his record-breaking film Skyfall by noting that by the end of the film, the Bond universe was officially and totally rebooted. With the death of Dame Judi Dench's M, the final vestiges of Bond 1.0 were »

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Monica Bellucci is a seductive on-screen presence in new movie 'Spectre'

14 August 2015 1:08 AM, PDT | National Ledger | See recent National Ledger news »

Sam Mendes thinks Monica Bellucci is an ''incredibly seductive'' on-screen presence in 'Spectre'. The acclaimed director - who's returned to the Bond franchise after helming the 2012 hit 'Skyfall' - has revealed he's delighted to have cast Monica, 50, and Léa Seydoux as the secret agent's love interests in the eagerly-awaited new movie. He shared: ''In 'Spectre', the two women he hooks up with both have great mystery. ''Both have depths and for that you need fantastic actresses and I just thought Monica Bulluci. ''You know, it makes sense in the story, makes sense with the ages of the characters we're dealing with. She's an incredibly seductive presence, in life and in the movie, and I'm thrilled she's in it.'' Meanwhile, Monica revealed her excitement at securing a starring role in the legendary franchise. The Italian actress said: ''James Bond is a part of cinema history. And »

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30 Essential Spy Films

13 August 2015 12:01 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Perhaps you've noticed — 2015 is truly the year of the spy movie. Guy Ritchie's "The Man from U.N.C.L.E." (our review here) opens this week, but it is only one of many secret agent-themed films to be popping up: "Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation," is still in theaters; Paul Feig's "Spy" is barely gone; onetime Ritchie cohort Matthew Vaughn had his own "Kingsman: The Secret Service" open earlier in the year; still to come is Steven Spielberg's "Bridge of Spies," which will play the New York Film Festival; "Hitman: Agent 47" which strangely didn't secure a festival berth; maybe we'll see Brit TV spinoff movie "Spooks: the Greater Good"; and … and... hmm, what are we forgetting? There's definitely another little under-the-radar spy flick happening, something low-key that no one expects much of… oh yeah... "Spectre." Sam Mendes' second Bond film arrives in November to break a bunch of records prior to. »

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New featurette focusses on the women of Spectre

13 August 2015 11:25 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Sony, MGM and Eon Productions have released a new video featurette for Spectre, which focusses on the characters of Madeleine Swann (Léa Seydoux) and Lucia Sciarra (Monica Bellucci). Check it out here…

See Also: Watch the latest trailer for Spectre

A cryptic message from the past sends James Bond on a rogue mission to Mexico City and eventually Rome, where he meets Lucia Sciarra (Monica Bellucci), the beautiful and forbidden widow of an infamous criminal. Bond infiltrates a secret meeting and uncovers the existence of the sinister organisation known as Spectre.

Meanwhile back in London, Max Denbigh (Andrew Scott), the new head of the Centre for National Security, questions Bond’s actions and challenges the relevance of MI6, led by M (Ralph Fiennes). Bond covertly enlists Moneypenny (Naomie Harris) and Q (Ben Whishaw) to help him seek out Madeleine Swann (Léa Seydoux), the daughter of his old nemesis Mr White »

- Gary Collinson

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Exclusive: Emily Blunt pulls the trigger in new trailer for Denis Villeneuve's Sicario

13 August 2015 11:00 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

In this September’s Sicario, FBI agent Kate Macy (Emily Blunt) is handpicked for a government task force during the escalating war against drugs. What’s their objective? “To dramatically overreact,” says Josh Brolin in the newest Sicario trailer, which debuts exclusively in Canada right here on Cineplex.com.

 

Kate is partnered with a non-American mercenary (Benicio del Toro) for her mission south of the Us-Mexican border. However, as she and Alejandro (del Toro) get closer and closer to tracking down their target, a drug lord, Kate starts questioning Alejandro’s motives.

In Mexico, “sicario” means “hired killer,” and that’s very much what Alejandro is – but can he be trusted?

Canada’s Denis Villeneuve (EnemyPrisoners) reteams with cinematographer Rogers Deakins, who’s probably best known for his work with the Coen Brothers, Sam Mendes, and for never winning an Oscar despite his twelve incredibly well-earned nominations. Honestly, just give it to him already. »

- Sasha James

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Léa Seydoux and Monica Bellucci Discuss Their Spectre Characters In New Featurette

13 August 2015 10:14 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Monica Bellucci and Léa Seydoux reveal more about their characters in this latest featurette for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures/Columbia Pictures/Eon Productions’ action adventure Spectre.

A cryptic message from the past sends James Bond on a rogue mission to Mexico City and eventually Rome, where he meets Lucia Sciarra (Monica Bellucci), the beautiful and forbidden widow of an infamous criminal. Bond infiltrates a secret meeting and uncovers the existence of the sinister organisation known as Spectre.

Meanwhile back in London, Max Denbigh (Andrew Scott), the new head of the Centre for National Security, questions Bond’s actions and challenges the relevance of MI6, led by M (Ralph Fiennes). Bond covertly enlists Moneypenny (Naomie Harris) and Q (Ben Whishaw) to help him seek out Madeleine Swann (Léa Seydoux), the daughter of his old nemesis Mr White (Jesper Christensen), who may hold the clue to untangling the web of Spectre. As the daughter of an assassin, »

- Michelle McCue

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