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Most actresses will never get the opportunity to work with a single James Bond, much less two. But then Olga Kurylenko - who starred in "Quantum of Solace" opposite Daniel Craig before signing on for the new Pierce Brosnan spy film "The November Man" - isn't most actresses. "It could have been a second Bond," said Kurylenko of the new film, in which she plays a woman who falls under the protection of Brosnan's ex-cia agent. "We just went through tons of action and Pierce is...he's got all those skills. He is that other James Bond...he still is. It was an honor to work with him, really. Because I admire him as an actor. And not only in James Bond, I mean all the other films he's done. He always has so much charm about him and such elegance. Very British." So how do the two Bonds compare to each other? »
- Chris Eggertsen
Twelve years. That's how long it's been since Pierce Brosnan last portrayed James Bond on the silver screen. That history, where he played the iconic British agent for four films, is what the producers of The November Man are hoping will draw you to their movie. Even the tag line, "A spy is never out of the game" is meant to convey the idea that "he's back!" Much of the promotional work for the film centers around "Look! It's Pierce Brosnan, back as a spy!" even though it has little to do with the movie. The idea that his character, Peter Devereaux, was ever "out" of the spy world and returns to it is barely emphasized in the actual film. It's clear this is all about Brosnan. And to really drive that point home, they even cast a former Bond Girl to run around with him through exotic locales.
- Mario-Francisco Robles
Former 007 Pierce Brosnan is back in the spy game with "The November Man" - though as the actor himself admits, his decision to take on the role didn't come without reservations. "There was a certain trepidation," he said while sitting down with me to promote the new action film. "There was a certain reluctance and a fear maybe, of going back out there in the spy game. And I didn't want it to fail, you know? I had the Bond looming over me. The legacy of that, the memory of that. And I wasn't sure if we should tamper with what had been done." Still, the material - an adaptation of the seventh novel in Bill Granger's book series of the same name - ultimately won him over, and he admits that in some ways the film actually takes a page from the grittier Daniel Craig "Bond" films that followed. »
- Chris Eggertsen
Gambling has been extensively used in movies as a plot device to convey tension and instances of high drama. Whether it’s a spin at the roulette table or a game of cards, seeing the hero and enemy at the mercy of sheer luck is a heart-stopping moment in any film that has us at the edge of our seats eager to find out the outcome of their gamble.
But you shouldn’t believe everything you see on the big screen. In this article we list the five silliest gambling scenes in movie history and explain the mistakes that spoil the fun for gamblers who know their game.
Director: Robert Luketic
Running time: 123 minutes
21 is a crime-thriller-drama movie that follows the factual exploits of six MIT whizz kids who decide to combine their intellectual genius to take on the blackjack tables at Vegas »
- Gary Collinson
Batman’s infamous “Rogue’s Gallery” might be the greatest assemblage of bad guys in entertainment history, but James Bond has had his share of unforgettable villains too. Now, the producers of Bond 24 are looking to add another menacing figure to the menagerie. James Bond Radio reports that a source at the casting agency for the upcoming film has slipped it some major details about the newest enemy Daniel Craig will be facing. According to the agency, they’re looking to “follow in the tradition of Jaws and Oddjob in finding an iconic baddy.” We’re already excited about this news, but there’s more! The casting agency has also revealed that the character will be named Hinx, and that he will be between the ages of 30 and...
- Mike Bracken
The folks over at MI6 have alerted us that director Sam Mendes (Skyfall) is looking to cast an iconic henchman for the upcoming twenty-fourth Bond film. The recent James Bond franchise starring Daniel Craig has actually been missing that element, someone like Jaws (played by Richard Kiel) who was in two Bond films "The Spy Who Loved Me" and "Moonraker," which were actually two of my favorite Roger Moore Bond films.
The idea is to find the next Jaws or Oddjob and according to the site casting has begun for the main assassin, and are specifically focused on someone extremely physically fit and over 6' 2". The character also has a working name of “Hinx” and here is the description:
Hinx (Male, 30 – 45)Ideally over 6′ 2″. Hinx is the main henchman/assassin. We are looking for an imposing extremely physically fit actor. He has several fights with Bond and will have to have stunt training. »
- Kellvin Chavez
While Daniel Craig has been Bond we've only gotten 3 movies in 8 years. They're certainly not breaking any records, but I also feel that MGM has delivered two of the best Bond films in Casino Royale and Skyfall. I don't mind the quality over quantity approach especially with Sam Mendes back in the director's chair for Bond 24. Production is getting started a little later than usual, which may push back the release date, but word on the cinema street »
- Sean Wist
Sam Mendes and John Logan brought back a lot of what makes James Bond great in Skyfall, paying homage to the past of the franchise while also maintaining the gritter and grounded tone established by Casino Royale.
That included a new Q and Miss Moneypenny, and the return of the beloved Aston Martin DB5!
Well, according to new report, it sounds as if we should expect to see 007 battling it out with physically imposing henchman in James Bond 24 as casting has apparently begun for the sequel’s main assassin. The focus is apparently on finding someone who is extremely physically fit and over 6’2″ in height.
Whoever ends up being cast will apparently have “several altercations” with Daniel Craig’s James Bond throughout the movie as well as a driving sequence. The character (currently going under the working name of “Hinx”) is middle aged and sports athletes and anyone “very »
- Josh Wilding
In the early days of the Bond series, any villain worth his salt had an iconic henchman to give the sauve super spy a run for his money. Jaws and Oddjob are ones everyone know, but there have also been Donald "Red" Grant, Tee Hee, May Day, Mr. Stamper, Zao, and Xenia Onatopp to name just a few throughout the years. Since Daniel Craig has taken over , the imposing henchmen have been absent, casualty to the more serious tone the reboot was going for. But with Skyfall doing an about turn and fully embracing old school Bond, that element of the Bond series might be making a come back with James Bond 24. The movie, with Sam Mendes once again behind the camera, is set o begin production this December, and mi6-hq.com claim that the production are looking for actors to play a "pyshically imposing henchman". The full »
- email@example.com (Tom White)
Bond 24 could see 007 confronted with one of the more physical villains he has faced in recent years, with one of the chief antagonists set to be a Jaws-esque brute. According to fan site MI6, the production team are searching for an actor to play what they describe as “the main assassin”, with the primary requirement being that they must be physically imposing. Successful applicants will need to be at least 6’ 2” in height, while the report notes that “whoever wins the role will have several altercations with Daniel Craig’s 007...
- George Wales
While Bond 24 is rumored to be a direct continuation of Skyfall, we know that Javier Bardem will not be returning as main villain Raoul Silva (if you've seen the movie, you know why). Now, a new report indicates that this sequel is looking to bring back the type of villain that was prevalent in the 60s and 70s entries in the franchise.
According to mi6, Bond 24 is looking to cast a giant brute of a henchman that will tower over Daniel Craig. This character, named Hinx, is said to be in the same vein as Jaws, introduced in 1979's Moonraker and played Richard Kiel, and Oddjob, who appeared in the 1964 installment Goldfinger and was played by Harold Sakata.
Here is mi6's description of the character:
Casting has begun for the main assassin, with the search specifically focussed on someone extremely physically fit and over 6′ 2″. Whoever wins the »
Who was the last memorable henchman in a James Bond filmc I have to say it was probably Famke Janssen as Xenia Onatopp in Goldeneye... rightc Before her I would say Jaws (Richart Kiel) and Oddjob (Harold Sakata) are most memorable to me, but it most certainly has been a while since a Bond villain had a satisfying henchman to do his/her dirty work, but a new report from James Bond Radio suggest that may be changing with Bond 24. The report says director Sam Mendes is looking to bring back the henchman with a character named Hinx, with the following character description, reportedly directly from the casting agency: Hinx (Male, 30 - 45) Ideally over 6c 2c. Hinx is the main henchman/assassin. We are looking for an imposing extremely physically fit actor. He has several fights with Bond and will have to have stunt training. He has to drive. »
- Brad Brevet
I’m one of the people who thought Skyfall was an incredible Bond film. Between that and Casino Royale (I sort of consider Quantum of Solace to be an interstitial film, almost a short) I actually feel like James Bond is almost a current, relevant character (despite some of the old-fashioned fan service). So I remain excited for Bond 24 even though it feels like something of a troubled production (the delays, the extensive reworking of the script etc…) because I think Sam Mendes and Daniel Craig really got it right last time. We last heard that Léa Seydoux (Blue is the Warmest Color) was in talks to join the film and now we have another bit of casting info on one of the villains of the piece that doesn’t result in a particular performer just yet, but it does indicate a certain (almost retro) direction the franchise could be headed in. »
- Evan Dickson
An iconic subsection of Bond villains is the henchmen, as a few of these right-hand men have been more memorable than the masterminds they served. Most notable are the hat-throwing Oddjob and the physical beast Jaws. Now, it looks like Sam Mendes is seeking to create another iconic henchman in Bond 24 with a new character called Hinx.
The description that has hit the web says Hinx will be between 30 and 45, physically fit and over 6’2″. The character will have several altercations with Daniel Craig’s 007 and also a driving scene. Former sports athletes are mentioned, and there’s also a part about anyone very unusual, which is an easy way to create an instantly memorable character.
I’m not sure if they count professionally wrestling as a sports background, but there have been an array of former WWF/WWE stars who have made their way to the silver screen in recent years, »
- Alexander Lowe
It seems that Sam Mendes is looking to bring back the classic henchman character for Daniel Craig’s next outing in Bond 24, with MI6-hq reporting that casting is underway for the main assassin, who is described as a physically imposing henchman in the vein of iconic Bond villains Oddjob (Harold Sakata) and Jaws (Richard Kiel).
According to the site, the character is going by the working name of ‘Hinx’ and will have several altercations with Craig’s 007, along with a driving sequence. The casting breakdown suggest they are looking for a male between 30-45 with an “unusual” look, and possibly from a sports background.
The currently untitled Bond 24 is set for release on October 23rd 2015 in the UK and November 6th 2015 in the States, with Craig joined by returning stars Ralph Fiennes (M), Naomie Harris (Moneypenny) and Ben Whishaw (Q).
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- Gary Collinson
In the past, James Bond films have featured iconic henchmen like 'Jaws' (Richard Kiel) from The Spy Who Loved Me and Moonraker, and 'Oddjob' (Harold Sakata) from Goldfinger. According to two sites, mi6-hq.com and jamesbondradio.com, the twenty-fourth Bond film wants to bring back that element to the long-running franchise. Below, is the character's name and a description of what type of actor Sam Mendes would like for the role. Hinx (Male, 30 – 45) - Ideally over 6′ 2″. Hinx is the main henchman/assassin. We are looking for an imposing extremely physically fit actor. He has several fights with Bond and will have to have stunt training. He has to drive. We are looking for someone very unusual, possibly from a sports background. Bond 24 will be directed by Sam Mendes ("Skyfall"), from a screenplay written by John Logan. The cast will include: Daniel Craig as James Bond (007), Ralph Fiennes as M, »
Sony clearly has big plans for its Spider-Man franchise, but how will it pan out? Seb looks at what we know, what might happen, and more...
Now that the dust has begun to settle on The Amazing Spider-Man 2, it’s about time to look forwards once more to what Sony’s Spider-franchise might have in store for us. With ambition far beyond simply producing solo Spider-Man films one after the other, the studio is apparently determined to build an entire franchise out of one set of character rights – it’s a bold stance, but one that will clearly require some creative lateral thinking when it comes to who they manage to make a hero out of.
Let’s take a look, then, at what we know about the future Spidey tie-ins, and for good measure what we can speculate about endlessly...
What’s definitely happening
A few months ago, »
Idris Elba, known on the small screen for Luther and The Wire predominantly, has become the face of a campaign reaching out to the televisual powers that be in the UK. They're attempting to encourage more investment in minority programming.
Elba, along with Russell T Davies, Daniel Craig, Emma Thompson, Lenny Henry, Neil Gaiman and more, spoke out by co-signing an open letter to the BBC, ITV and other networks, which was published recently by The Guardian.
"We are dismayed at the poor numbers of black, Asian and minority ethnic people both on our screens and working behind the camera," the letter reads.
"In order to redress this imbalance, we believe that the training, mentoring and development schemes recently announced, although welcome, are not sufficiently radical to effect significant change," continued the letter.
"We propose, therefore, a »
One of the most promising projects of the past decade may have new life, though whether it still resembles its former iteration is unclear. Filmmaker David Fincher had been developing a remake of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea at Disney for years, and it finally looked like he was ready to tackle the project after the back-to-back productions The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. He worked hard to make the film happen, but his vision for an epic, adventurous retelling necessitated a massive budget from Disney, which in turn necessitated a bankable star in the lead. Fincher approached his pal Brad Pitt, but he opted to make Fury instead. Then Matt Damon and Daniel Craig were considered, but neither wanted to leave their families for a lengthy shoot in Australia. Even Channing Tatum was a possibility. Last summer, after Fincher committed to Gone Girl has his next picture, word came that »
- Adam Chitwood
So the big Emmys don't air until next Sunday night and at Moviefone we will have, of course, full coverage. But last night the Creative Arts Emmys were handed out, for the people that are largely responsible for making these shows that you absolutely love -- you know, the behind-the-scenes talent tasked with conceptualizing and realizing your favorite programs. Oh -- and some guest actor and actresses awards were handed out, so there's that too!
In the Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series category Uzo Aduba took home the prize for "Orange is the New Black." Since we are, very shamefully, one of a handful of Americans who hasn't seen a single second of "Orange in the New Black," this doesn't mean a whole lot to us, but we are very happy for her! (We promise, we'll watch soon.) For the Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series, the »
- Drew Taylor
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