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She’s Funny That Way, 2015
Directed by Peter Bogdanovich
A screwball comedy featuring the interconnected personal lives of the cast and crew of a Broadway production.
They don’t make ‘em like they used. The eternal cry from many film fans across different walks of life whilst watching what new fads and trendy hip subjects have found themselves at the centre of the Hollywood Babylon. There are those who hate modern blockbusters and prefer their summer entertainment more, well, summery, while many hate the crassness of modern comedies, instead choosing to revisit the Golden Era when Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn were trading blows in the “battle of the sexes”. So its somewhat surprising to report that one of this summer’s big comedies is trying to do exactly that, »
- Scott J. Davis
She may have had an acting career that spans almost 60 years, but Dame Judi Dench has confessed she has watched barely any of the dozens of films she has made over her lifetime.
Dench was speaking to Prince Edward in St James’s Palace on 23 June at an event celebrating the organisation Films Without Borders, a charity that teaches young people around the world the skills to make and produce films, and offers international internships on major film sets. George Lucas, Sam Mendes and Whoopi Goldberg spoke to the prince at a similar event in Windsor Castle last year.
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- Hannah Ellis-Petersen
Spectre The Day of the Dead Vlog. Sam Mendes‘ latest Spectre (2015) movie featurette entitled “Day of the Dead Festival” has been released. In the video, Sam Mendes, the director, talks about the location and occasion for the set-piece, and Jany Temime, costume designer, talks about the culture of the Mexican festivity. Anna Terrazas, the costume supervisor in Mexico, talks about the problems they encounter, and Kenny Crouch, also costume supervisor, talks about the massive amount of extras that needed to be prepared. Naomie Donne, make-up designer, praises the workflow and hands-off approach to the production design.
I’ve decided to keep my expectations tailored, according to the latest Sam Mendes/Daniel Craig James Bond outing. While half of us really adored that film and thought it was a perfect throwback, whilst maintaining a pristine modernity and fusing those two together, and half of us thought it was an imbalanced mix-up »
- Marco Margaritoff
Fans of new twists on classic literary horror characters can now rejoice, as Showtime has officially renewed Penny Dreadful for a third season. Set to premiere in 2016, the nine-episode third season will begin filming this autumn in Dublin, Ireland.
Press Release: "New York, NY – June 16, 2015 – Showtime has renewed the critically-acclaimed, BAFTA Award-winning drama series Penny Dreadful for a third season, it was announced today by David Nevins, President, Showtime Networks Inc. Created, written and executive produced by three-time Oscar® nominee John Logan, Penny Dreadful stars Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton and Eva Green. A co-production with Sky Atlantic, Penny Dreadful will once again shoot on location in Dublin, Ireland for a nine episode order to debut in 2016. The second season of Penny Dreadful, currently airing on Sundays at 10 p.m. Et/Pt on Showtime, will air its season finale on Sunday, July 5.
“John Logan’s brilliant writing and this amazingly talented »
- Derek Anderson
Showtime has given a third season renewal to horror drama “Penny Dreadful.”
The series spearheaded by screenwriter John Logan will begin production in Dublin this fall. Showtime has ordered nine episodes.
“John Logan’s brilliant writing and this amazingly talented ensemble continue to draw a passionate, global fanbase into the meticulously crafted world of ‘Penny Dreadful,'” said Showtime Networks president David Nevins. “Together with our wonderful partners at Sky Atlantic, we’re excited to see what new haunts John and his team have in store for season three.”
“Dreadful” has been a multiplatform success story for Showtime, with a good portion of its audience coming through VOD and streaming platforms.
- Cynthia Littleton
I know, I know – bear with me for a minute. This is far from official in any sense of the word, but the U.K.’s William Hill, a company that takes financially backed bets on events at agreed-upon odds, has out-of-nowhere jacked up Lewis’ odds of playing 007 from an outsider 25/1 to a very high up 3/1, putting the Emmy winner just behind the long-rumored Idris Elba (5/2) but ahead of more obvious candidates like Tom Hardy (4/1), Henry Cavill (5/1) and Michael Fassbender (7/1).
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What gives? This is really just a financially backed wishlist, but that the people gambling on this believe Lewis has a serious shot could say something about in-studio rumblings. A spokesperson for William Hill said:
“This is an unprecedented gamble, as for no »
- Isaac Feldberg
Today's James Bond news comes not from actors, directors, or producers involved in the franchise, nor intrepid reporters calling in favors and digging for leads, but rather from bookmakers in the UK. Seemingly out of nowhere, Homeland star Damien Lewis' 007 stock has risen from a long-shot to a second-place favorite behind Idris Elba. While I had no idea that people placed bets on such things, it's a curious cultural phenomenon and an interesting possibility going forward. [caption id="attachment_218312" align="alignright" width="360"] Image via Showtime[/caption] As THR reports, Lewis was previously at 25/1 odds to fill the shoes of the super-spy but has jumped up to a 3/1 shot, placing him ahead of Tom Hardy (4/1), Henry Cavill (5/1) and Michael Fassbender (7/1). As far as I know, this all amounts to little more than financially backed wish-listing, but we know Lewis would be interested in the part since back in 2013 he joked that the "Scottish heritage outlined in Skyfall »
- Dave Trumbore
Why are sausage dogs back in fashion? How should one wear Crocs? And what’s their problem with Sleaford Mods? The duo were here to answer your questions. Read their answers here
We do hope we've been of some assistance in your endless search for answers. Look after your loved ones, because they won't look after you.
Which would you prefer, bees for eyebrows or knees made from turtle foreskins?
Vic: I don't believe turtles have foreskins. I don't believe they have genitalia. Bees are beautiful thing, so I'd probably use them for eyebrows. A giant hornet came into our house the other day, and you don't want to go near them. If they start invading, watch out England.
Bob: Do you remember that one in Brighton? Punched you in the face.
Vic: I brought him in with some Mr Sheen. It was massive. »
- Guardian Staff
London — Rumors that Damian Lewis could become the next James Bond have forced U.K. bookmakers to slash their odds on him taking the role. Meanwhile, 007 production company Eon Productions has released behind-the-scenes footage of the opening sequence of the latest Bond film, “Spectre.”
Odds on the former “Homeland” star stepping into Daniel Craig’s shoes have tightened from 25/1 to 3/1, according to Britain’s biggest bookmaker William Hill. The bookie’s favorite remains former “The Wire” and “Luther” star Idris Elba, who is 5/2. Other actors in the running include Tom Hardy (4/1), Henry Cavill (5/1), Michael Fassbender (7/1) and Orlando Bloom (12/1). The odds that “Spectre” will be Craig’s last appearance as Bond are 10/1.
“This is an unprecedented gamble, as for no apparent reason we have seen bets of up to £200 ($312) on Damian Lewis being named as the next Bond. This could well be significant and might herald the end of Daniel Craig »
- Leo Barraclough
"...a cryptic message sends 'James Bond' on a trail to uncover a sinister organization.
"Then while 'M' battles political forces...
"...to keep the secret service alive...
"...Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind 'Spectre'..."
"Spectre" will be released in North America, November 6, 2015, also starring Rory Kinnear as 'Tanner', Ben Whishaw as 'Q', Naomie Harris as 'Eve Moneypenny', Ralph Fiennes as 'M', Jesper Christensen as 'Mr. White', Andrew Scott as 'Denbigh', Léa Seydoux as 'Madeleine Swann', Dave Bautista as 'Mr. Hinx', Monica Bellucci as Lucia 'Sciarra' and Christoph Waltz as 'Oberhauser'.
"Spectre" will also include a new 'Aston Martin', called the 'DB10', designed specifically for the film.
Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Spectre"...
- Michael Stevens
The latest video blog for James Bond's Spectre has hit the web on 007.com. This time the video profiles the opening scene of Spectre being filmed in Mexico City. The opening takes place during the Day of the Dead, and thousands of extras were utilized to create the complete experience for the production. "I wanted the audience to be dropped right into the middle of a very, very specific, very heady, rich environment. It's the Day of the Dead, everywhere you look there's colour and detail and life. We've built floats and maquettes, the costumes are extraordinary and the craftsmanship is amazing," Sam Mendes said. Daniel Craig stars as Agent 007, but he's nowhere to be seen in this video blog. Stay tuned for more updates on Spectre soon. Here's the fourth behind-the-scenes video for Sam Mendes' new Bond Spectre, filming now, via 007.com: Click above for more from 007.com. »
- Alex Billington
While James Bond is a prominent British icon, he’s never shied away from taking his spy antics to other parts of the world. In the latest entry to the franchise, eerily titled Spectre, Mr. Bond takes a trip to Mexico to experience the famous Day of the Dead festival.
A new featurette has been released, giving a behind the scenes look at the making of the opening scene. Director Sam Mendes, costume designer Jany Temime and more talk about directing over a thousand extras in a massive parade sequence. The spooky Day of the Dead festivities fit nicely with the title… do we see a theme of creepiness emerging?
Daniel Craig reprises his role as the eponymous James Bond, along with Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw, Rory Kinnear and Ralph Fiennes. Lea Seydoux, Dave Bautista, and Christoph Waltz round out the cast. In Spectre, Bond sets out to uncover a »
- Amanda Wood
Everyone from Tilda Swinton and her family to the British tabloids are speculating --yet again--about who should play the next James Bond, as Daniel Craig is nearing the end of his run. Sam Mendes' second crack at Bond, "Spectre" (November 6), also written by John Logan and Neal Purvis & Robert Wade, could mark Craig's fourth and last turn as MI6 agent 007. In the movie Bond gets a message from his past that puts him in pursuit of the organization Spectre--and sets him against the latest Bond villain (Christoph Waltz). Meanwhile M (Ralph Fiennes) battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, as Miss Moneypenny (Naomie Harris) and Q (Ben Whishaw) offer support. New cast members include Léa Seydoux, David Bautista and Monica Bellucci. Check out a behind-the-scenes spot below. "Spectre" is produced by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli. (Sony will have to vie for the »
- Anne Thompson
It’s been over two years since the last Bond adventure, and we still have a few more months to wait until the next one. So in the meantime, here’s a little peek behind the scenes of Spectre‘s opening sequence, set at a Day of the Dead festival in Mexico. Director Sam Mendes and other break down the […]
- Angie Han
A new Spectre featurette has just been released from the production of the 24th James Bond adventure. The 2-minute promo features a behind-the-scenes look at the film, which is still shooting under the direction of Sam Mendes.
The Mexico set action sequence will have the country’s Day Of The Dead festival as a back drop, and will feature as the elaborate opening scene of the new movie, which opens in the UK and the Us in early November this year.
Sam Mendes said: “I wanted the audience to be dropped right into the middle of a very, very specific, very heady, rich environment. It’s the Day of the Dead, everywhere you look there’s colour and detail and life. »
- Paul Heath
MGM and Columbia Pictures have released a new video blog for the upcoming 24th James Bond movie, Spectre, this time taking a look behind-the-scenes during the shooting of an action sequence that takes place during the Day of the Dead festival in Mexico City. "I wanted the audience to be dropped right into the middle of a very, very specific, very heady, rich environment," director Sam Mendes says. "It's the Day of the Dead, everywhere you look there's color and detail and life. We've built floats and maquettes, the costumes are extraordinary and the craftsmanship is amazing." If I'm not mistaken this is a scene from the film's opening before the production bounces elsewhere around the world. Give the featurette a watch below, Spectre releases in theaters on Nov. 6. yt id="0lUusnn7puQ" width="515" A cryptic message from Bond's past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organization. »
- Brad Brevet
A new featurette has been released of filming in Mexico City on the opening chase sequence from Sam Mendes' upcoming James Bond film "Spectre". The clip takes a look at the scene which takes place during the iconic Day of the Dead festival, allowing for a colorful and dramatic backdrop for the sequence which includes helicopter theatrics and an intense foot chase.
- Garth Franklin
Back in late March, we reported that the opening chase sequece of Sam Mendes' upcoming James Bond film Spectre would be located in Mexico City during the Day of the Dead festival. While this new behind-the-scenes video is short on action, it goes a long way towards establishing the eye-catching look of the sequence that is to be the audience's introduction to the film. From the get-go the clip features the iconic skull masks, fantastic costume design, and over-the-top theatrical nature of the Day of the Dead festival, making it a perfect dramatic backdrop for Spectre's opening. Mendes had the following to say about the sequence: “I wanted the audience to be dropped right into the middle of a very, very specific, very heady, rich environment. It’s the Day of the Dead, everywhere you look there’s colour and detail and life. We’ve built floats and maquettes, »
- Dave Trumbore
This new featurette includes Director Sam Mendes, Costume Designer Jany Temime, Costume Supervisors Anna Terrazas and Kenny Crouch, Crowd Hair Supervisor Tracey Smith, Line Producer Stacy Perskie and Make-Up Designer Naomi Donne, and the footage gives viewers a glimpse of the spectacular costumes created for 1500 extras in Mexico City for the opening scene of Spectre. "I wanted the audience to be dropped right into the middle of a very, very specific, very heady, rich environment," says Mended. "It’s the Day of the Dead, everywhere you look there’s colour and detail and life. We’ve built floats and maquettes, the costumes are extraordinary and the craftsmanship is amazing." Are you looking forward to James Bond's next big screen adventure? A cryptic message from Bond’s past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organisation. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels »
That nice Sam Mendes is spoiling us with a selection of Spectre DVD extras before the film has even been finished, let alone released in cinemas. The latest video blog deftly walks the line between taking us behind the scenes and giving away major plot points, like the possible presence (or otherwise) of Blofeld, double-taking pigeons and rocket-launching ghetto blasters. Click below to take a closer look at the Mexico City leg of the film’s shoot. brightcove.createExperiences();“I wanted the audience to be dropped right into the middle of a very, very specific, very heady, rich environment,” explains Mendes of the movie’s "biggest ever" opening sequence built around Mexico's Dia de Muertos holiday. "It’s the Day of the Dead, everywhere you look there’s colour and detail and life. We’ve built floats and maquettes, the costumes are extraordinary and the craftsmanship is amazing.”Alongside Mendes, »
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