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Daniel Craig Apparently Turned Down A Lot Of James Bond Product Placement Money

26 April 2015 7:24 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

In the storied tradition of the franchise, we can expect to see James Bond use a whole bunch of gadgets as he goes through his latest adventure in the upcoming Spectre - but one gadget you definitely won't be seeing in his hand will be a Sony cell phone. This is evidently because Daniel Craig and director Sam Mendes didn't believe the device was cool enough for 007 - even though they were offered a whole bunch of money to use it in the movie. Mashable has gotten its hands on some internal communication from Sony Pictures that says that the star and director of Spectre turned down a good chunk of money from the studio because they didn't want to use a Sony cell phone. According to the report, Sony Mobile made an offer to Daniel Craig for $5 million to use one of their devices in the next James Bond »

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Jason Statham Gets Gnarly In New Spy Clip

24 April 2015 8:33 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Jason Statham has destroyed more villainous goons than we’ve had hot (and cold) dinners - and we're greedy buggers. He’s back repeating the trick in Paul Feig/Melissa McCarthy espionage action-comedy, Spy. This time, however, he’s playing things for laughs. A new clip from the film showcases his rather insecure agent and comes off like Alan Partridge channelling Daniel Craig's 007. Job done.brightcove.createExperiences();“This arm has been ripped off completely and reattached with this fucking arm,” he barks, desperately asserting his badass credentials in a way that would raise at least one Chev Chelios eyebrow.Statham, who plays a temper-fuelled spy called Rick Ford, has been on Feig’s wishlist since Lock, Stock and more specifically, those two Crank movies. “When people read the Statham role they assumed I’d go for someone like Will Ferrell, but I felt that it had to be the real guy, »

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Meryl Streep, Seth Rogen's 'XMas,' 'Spectre' top Sony Pictures CinemaCon sneak

24 April 2015 1:40 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Las Vegas - It's not an understatement to suggest that since they last presented their wares to the world's theater owners Sony Pictures has had a pretty dramatic 12 months .   December's North Korean hacking scandal made the release of Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg's "The Interview" a global news story where the studio and exhibitors blamed each other for not screening the film in mainstream theaters.  And, frankly, when Potus gets involved there better be a lot of water under that bridge to put all that behind you.  Five months later Sony has a new Chairman (Tom Rothman) and, luckily, much better films to help heal some delicate wounds. The studio didn't have the star power to rival previous presenters Paramount and Warner Bros, but they did bring a lot of new footage and also made some news. First, let's get to the news. Sony revealed that a new "Jump »

- Gregory Ellwood

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‘Spectre': New James Bond Footage Teases ‘Pale King’

22 April 2015 8:29 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

James Bond may be operating off the reservation based on footage of “Spectre” that Sony teased as part of its CinemaCon presentation Wednesday to theater owners.

The brief scene finds 007 (Daniel Craig) in his sparsely furnished apartment with Eve Moneypenny (Naomie Harris), as she alludes to an event that happened in “Mexico” that left many in Mi-4 thinking Bond went “one step too far.”

She goes on to say, “I think you’ve got a secret. Something you won’t tell any one because you don’t trust anyone.”

The sexual tension between them is palpable and for a moment it appears that Bond may kiss his fellow agent. But there are also suggestions of a greater danger, with Bond referencing a “pale king” he must grapple with in Mexico.

There was also a key plot detail revealed that Sony asked audience members not to spoil.

Sony is distributing the Eon and MGM release. »

- Brent Lang

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CinemaCon 2015: Sony Shows First Spectre Footage

22 April 2015 8:19 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

The CinemaCon audience thought they were being stiffed on all things 007 when, instead of Daniel Craig, it was Sony Pictures' chairman Tom Rothman who walked out to the Bond theme at the end of their upcoming slate presentation. However, Rothman had one or two surprises up his sleeve. As well as announcing Lord and Miller’s animated Spider-Man film, he also introduced a message video from director Sam Mendes, who shared the very first clip from Spectre with the gathered crowd.Now, the footage seen was surprisingly plot- (and spoiler) heavy, so Mendes (and various knuckle-cracking security types) asked us not to reveal too much. What we can say, however, is that it was a scene in Bond’s apartment. The doorbell rings and it’s Naomie Harris’s Moneypenny. “Have you just moved in?” she asks, cocking an eyebrow at the Spartan décor. “I like what you’ve done with the place. »

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The Evolution of James Bond

21 April 2015 9:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Code number 007 is on the mind of fans as they anticipate the new Bond film which is expected to be released this year.

Commander James Bond, Cmg, Rn is a fictional character created by novelist and British journalist Ian Fleming in 1952. Bond is a Secret Service agent who is a composite based upon a number of commandos known by Ian Fleming during his service in the Naval Intelligence Division during World War II. The character’s name was appropriated by Fleming from American ornithologist James Bond. The code number 007 is from one of the key achievements of British naval intelligence, breaking the German diplomatic code in World War I.

Fleming’s fiction character appeared in a series of twelve novels, two short story collections, a number of continuation novels, and over twenty Bond films. Spanning more than half of a century, there have been several actors who played James Bond on the big screen. »

- Gary Collinson

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Variety’s 2015 Power of Women Issue

21 April 2015 12:30 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

In its 2015 Power of Women New York issue, Variety honors five women who are using their clout to bring attention to worthy causes. The honorees: Whoopi Goldberg, Rachel Weisz, Kim Kardashian West, Glenn Close and Lena Dunham.

As a 7-year-old girl living in the New York City projects, Whoopi Goldberg loved to go ice skating in Central Park with her brother. “I always wanted to be in the Ice Capades,” says Goldberg, who hosts “The View” and runs her own production company. “I was a great skater. I was a speed skater.” But she never remembers seeing any black ice skaters on TV. Goldberg is now an honorary chair of Figure Skating in Harlem, a nonprofit that helps young girls learn leadership and academic skills through the sport. >> Read More

(Photo by Billy Kidd for Variety.)

It may be because her mother was at one point a teacher, but education »

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Variety’s 2015 Power of Women Issue

21 April 2015 12:30 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

In its 2015 Power of Women New York issue, Variety honors five women who are using their clout to bring attention to worthy causes. The honorees: Whoopi Goldberg, Rachel Weisz, Kim Kardashian West, Glenn Close and Lena Dunham.

As a 7-year-old girl living in the New York City projects, Whoopi Goldberg loved to go ice skating in Central Park with her brother. “I always wanted to be in the Ice Capades,” says Goldberg, who hosts “The View” and runs her own production company. “I was a great skater. I was a speed skater.” But she never remembers seeing any black ice skaters on TV. Goldberg is now an honorary chair of Figure Skating in Harlem, a nonprofit that helps young girls learn leadership and academic skills through the sport. >> Read More

(Photo by Billy Kidd for Variety.)

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Rachel Weisz Helps Kids Open University Doors with Opportunity Network

21 April 2015 6:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

It may be because her mother was at one point a teacher, but education has always been important to Rachel Weisz. “Both my parents were immigrants and it was the most important thing that I go to a good university,” says the Oscar-winning actress.

When she and her husband, Daniel Craig, decided to make a home in New York City, they were interested in finding a local charity that involved scholarships. Opportunity Network, which was co-founded by CAA’s head of corporate finance Brian Weinstein, was a natural choice for the CAA clients.

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OppNet’s co-founder/CEO Jessica Pliska, was instantly intrigued by the actress at their first meeting. “She is just dynamite and has so much fierceness and tenacity,” says Weisz.

Founded in 2003, the »

- Jenelle Riley

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The Golden Compass: what went wrong?

20 April 2015 8:03 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

With fantasy franchises having been so popular in recent years, why did Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials series stop before it got going?

A much beloved trilogy of fantasy novels, Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials was much praised for its rich, imaginative fantasy world, nuanced and ambiguous characters and powerful anti-religious themes. Critically acclaimed, award-laden bestsellers with a young heroine in the form of Lyra Bellacqua, the trilogy seemed an obvious choice to follow Harry Potter and Lord Of The Rings and become a blockbuster movie series.

New Line bought the rights after bringing Lord Of The Rings to the screen, hoping for a similar success. The two stories are very different High Fantasies though, and The Golden Compass contains concepts less familiar to audiences than wizards, monsters and swordplay. His Dark Materials was also occasionally categorised in shops as a children’s book, unlike Lord Of The Rings. »

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Christopher Eccleston hoping for Our Friends in the North return

20 April 2015 7:01 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Christopher Eccleston has teased a possible return for Our Friends in the North.

The actor starred alongside Daniel Craig, Peter Vaughan and Mark Strong in the BBC Two series in 1996.

Speaking to BBC Radio 5 Live, Eccleston said that it is one of his "great hopes" to film more episodes of the drama.

He explained: "I saw all the characters including Mary, Nicki, Tosker, Geordie as portraits of our writer, Peter Flannery.

"That's what great writers do, like Jimmy McGovern and Peter Flannery - they take aspects of their own personality and they characterise them, debates that they have in their head and their heart spill onto the paper.

"I'm very hopeful. I know that Peter Flannery has some plans for to revisit Our Friends in the North either by going earlier to the story of Peter Bourne's character, or Felix, or a little later.

"It's one of my great »

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The Fabric of Film: Tough Guy Wear

16 April 2015 2:06 AM, PDT | Clothes on Film | See recent Clothes on Film news »

In honour of The Times’ film critic Kevin Maher’s list of iconic movie rebels, we take a look at what it truly takes to make a tough guy in cinema.

What constitutes a tough guy, as in ‘man’, on film is usually a traditional interpretation of masculinity. There is always room for the sensitive hero in a sweater and slacks, but for those who watch movies as ingrained wish fulfilment, the sexy and sweaty man’s man needs suitable attire to reflect his personality. But it is not just about the garments themselves. A jacket is a jacket, but a leather jacket is a symbol. A wax jacket on the other hand is enlightened – the reformist hero.

Waxed cotton is fantastic stuff. Essentially it is a treated fabric, albeit one that needs regular re-covering to ensure longevity. The result is a lightweight, versatile material that, although not especially warm, »

- Lord Christopher Laverty

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'X-Men: First Class' Director to Save All of Us With 'Flash Gordon' Reboot

15 April 2015 4:26 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Matthew Vaughn has been a pretty reliable director ever since making his debut back in 2004 with the Daniel Craig-starring Layer Cake, but it's seemingly taken Hollywood a while to realize that he deserves to be a hot commodity. One would think that X-Men: First Class would have sealed that deal, but apparently it's the grand success of Kingsman: The Secret Service (which, believe it or not, made $40 million more worldwide than X-Men did while costing half as much) that's truly made him a favorite at Twentieth Century Fox. The studio already has him producing their Fantastic Four reboot, and now they've tapped Vaughn to direct a new version of Flash Gordon, the comic strip that not only resulted in a cult classic '80s movie, but was also one of George...

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Daniel Craig given ‘licence to save’ by United Nations - video

15 April 2015 7:01 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Daniel Craig, best known for his role as James Bond, is appointed Global Advocate for the Elimination of Mines and Explosive Hazards by the Un secretary-general Ban Ki-moon. Moon jokes that, in the past, Craig has been given a licence to kill, but now 'I'm now giving you a license to save'. Craig has previously said his experience of filming in heavily-mined areas motivated him to join the cause Continue reading »

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Daniel Craig returns to filming for Spectre

14 April 2015 12:10 AM, PDT | National Ledger | See recent National Ledger news »

Daniel Craig has returned to filming for 'Spectre'. The 47-year-old actor underwent arthroscopic surgery to repair a knee injury he suffered on the set of the new James Bond movie earlier this month and he's now said to be back on location in London already. A source told The Sun newspaper: ''Daniel is made of strong stuff and wanted to return as quick as possible. ''He filmed the face shots but his double was doing all the running. ''Daniel will have to take it easy until his knee is strong enough for strenuous sequences.'' It was previously claimed that the hunky star had not missed any filming to have his operation as the ''minor procedure'' took place during a ''scheduled break''. However, it was said he would not be rejoining production until April 22 when filming moved to London's Pinewood Studios. 'Spectre' - which also stars Christoph Waltz, »

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Watch James Bond.s Incredible, Over-The-Top Opening Spectre Scene Get Filmed

13 April 2015 9:29 AM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

We recently went to the set of Spectre, the new James Bond movie, in Mexico City, where Sam Mendes and co. were busy filming the film's heart-pumping opening chase sequence. At the time, we were able to report all the action we saw from the set and more details on Bond.s mission to the nation.s capital, but seeing is believing. Watch this new behind-the-scenes video of actors Daniel Craig, Stephanie Sigman and Alessandro Cremona film Spectre.s big opener.  Yahoo Movies UK were the lucky ones able to film moments from the 10-day shoot in Mexico City. As you can see, Spectre will kick things off with a colorful Day of the Death parade celebration that leads into Zocalo Square, where a grand helicopter fight scene will take place. In addition to highlighting the intricate costuming, makeup and set designs, the video is accompanied by a play-by-play of »

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Idris Elba dismisses James Bond rumours

13 April 2015 12:31 AM, PDT | National Ledger | See recent National Ledger news »

Idris Elba believes the chances of him playing James Bond are ''gone''. The 'Luther' actor has been backed by countless famous faces to become the next actor to play the iconic spy in the film franchise when current Bond, Daniel Craig, eventually retires, but he believes there is no chance of it happening because of the mass media speculation. He admitted: ''It's a rumour that's really started to eat itself. If there was a chance of me getting Bond, it's gone.'' The 42-year-old star also took the chance to clear up rumours he had been in talks with Bond producers, saying they have ''never happened,'' and revealed it was actually Daniel Craig who originally sparked suggestions. Speaking to the audience at London's British Film Institute, he said: ''Daniel Craig actually set the rumour off. About four years ago he said Idris Elba would be a »

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BAFTA sets dates for next three film awards

10 April 2015 5:46 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

BAFTA also announces date for the next Britannia Awards in Los Angeles.

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has revealed the dates for its film awards for the next three years.

The Ee British Academy Film Awards will take place on February 14 2016, February 12 2017 and February 18 2018.

The awards will again be held at London’s Royal Opera House and broadcast by the BBC. This year, the four performance winners – Eddie Redmayne, Jk Simmons, Julianne Moore and Patricia Arquette – also went on to win Oscars.

The ratings for this year’s film awards increased in the UK and were broadcast in every major territory in the world and seen for the first time on Youku Tudo, China’s leading internet television broadcaster.

The announcement came just a day after the dates for the next three Academy Awards were revealed.

Britannia Awards

It was also announced that the BAFTA Los Angeles Britannia Awards will take place on Friday »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Former Bond Villain Yaphet Kotto Says 007 Shouldn’t Be Black

9 April 2015 8:32 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Yaphet Kotto, who once played the villain in a Bond film but who is probably best known for his role in Alien, is against the idea of Idris Elba being the next James Bond. He says “Political correctness be damned!” and that a black actor “cannot be 007.” Read on to hear why he thinks Bond should remain as is.

There have been a lot of rumors lately about Luther star Idris Elba (Thor, Prometheus, Pacific Rim) stepping into the role of James Bond in future films, despite the fact that Elba himself maintains that he has not spoken to anyone involved with the franchise about taking over the part. He blames current Bond Daniel Craig for starting the rumor, saying, "Daniel Craig actually set the rumor off. About four years ago he said Idris Elba would be a great Bond and then it started to creep. I blame Daniel.”

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'Dragon Tattoo' Sequels Moving Forward Without Fincher?

9 April 2015 2:16 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Despite gaining plenty of critical acclaim and taking in a healthy $233 million worldwide in 2011, there hasn't been any movement lately on a sequel to David Fincher's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. The project was based on the first of author Stieg Larsson's Millennium Trilogy books, which were followed by The Girl Who Played with Fire and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest. There has been plenty of talk over the past few years about whether or not The Girl Who Played with Fire would ever move forward, but now we have a new report from The Hollywood Reporter indicating the sequel may very well happen, although without director David Fincher.

The new interest in getting a sequel off the ground comes from the recent announcement that Knopf is publishing a new Millennium series novel entitled Spider's Web, written by David Lagercrantz. While this new entry was »

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