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Daniel Craig Is Second Longest-Serving James Bond in 007 History

20 hours ago | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The future of the James Bond franchise is a bit uncertain right now, but we can be certain it will continue. Currently, Daniel Craig is still the man playing 007 until he officially declares that he won't be back for the next installment. That being the case, he just hit a major milestone today, becoming the second longest-serving actor to play James Bond in the history of the franchise.

According to NME, Daniel Craig has now been playing James Bond for 4,147 days. That puts him just ahead of Pierce Brosnan, who played 007 in four movies, which spanned a grand total of 4,146 days. Craig first played the iconic spy in 2006's Casino Royale, which served as a total reboot of the franchise and is considered by many to be one of the best James Bond movies ever made. The 48-year-old actor also has the distinction of starring in the only Bond movie »

- MovieWeb

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Daniel Craig becomes the second-longest serving Bond

20 hours ago | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

We still don’t know if he’ll be picking up the Walther Ppk for another outing, but as of today Daniel Craig has officially became the second-longest serving James Bond, having spent 4,147 consecutive days in the role, leaving him second only to Roger Moore on 5,118.

If you’re bothered, today is the day that Daniel Craig becomes the 2nd longest-serving #Bond actor. pic.twitter.com/sEjehwAmw2

— Adrian Stirrup (@adrianstirrup) February 20, 2017

The ranking, compiled by the Press Association, begins from the day each actor was announced as 007 through to the day their successor is officially named.

Daniel Craig made his debut as Bond in 2006’s Casino Royale, and has since followed that up with Quantum of Solace, Spectre and Skyfall. Should he remain in the role for another 971 days, he would officially take the crown as the longest serving 007.

See Also: Tom Hardy says Christopher Nolan should direct Bond 25 »

- Gary Collinson

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Critical Thinking: What You Like vs. What Is ‘Good’

19 February 2017 12:38 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

I’ve been writing about film for a long time. To quote Nicki Minaj; I’ve been hot since flip phones. In another couple of years I’ll be at the point where I can describe the span of time I’ve spent reviewing and writing about movies as ‘decades’. When you’ve been doing anything that long, you notice recurring themes. Readers will call you out on being inconsistent with your opinions, personal bias, and will copy/paste your contradictions faster than you can say ‘President Donald Trump’.

As much time as columnists spend talking about films, it’s rare to actually talk about the thought process behind the work. If you’re any good, people will probably be able to gain insight into your perspective from your body of work. Though sometimes I feel the need to try to explain some differentiating factors when discussing a movie.

Recently »

- Anghus Houvouras

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Mel Gibson Directing "The Batman" ?

18 February 2017 6:06 PM, PST | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Following actor Ben Affleck opting out as director of Warners "The Batman" and the studio concurrently in talks with Oscar winner Mel Gibson about directing "Suicide Squad 2", Matt Reeves has reportedly dropped out of directing the new stand-alone "Batman" feature, possibly paving the way for Gibson to take on the 'Caped Crusader':

"There are certain characters who hold a special place in the hearts of millions," said Affleck, still committed to producing and starring in "The Batman", after playing 'Bruce Wayne' in "Batman vs Superman: Dawn Of Justice" and the upcoming "Justice League".

"Performing this role demands focus, passion, and the very best performance I can give...Together with the studio, I have decided to find a partner in a director who will collaborate with me on this massive film. 

"I am still in this, and we are making it, but we are currently looking for a director. I remain extremely committed to this project, »

- Michael Stevens

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The Week in Spandex – Logan reviewed, Thanos’ role in Infinity War, Phase Three concept art, Mel Gibson for Suicide Squad 2, The Batman director woes

18 February 2017 1:55 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

In this edition of The Week in Spandex, we look at Logan, X-Men: Supernova, X-Men: The New Mutants, Deadpool 2, Legion, Avengers: Infinity War, Doctor Strange, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Thor: Ragnarok, Black Panther, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Captain Marvel, Black Widow, Namor the Sub-Mariner, Cloak & Dagger, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., The Defenders, The Batman, Justice League, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Wonder Woman, Suicide Squad 2, Shazam, Aquaman, Batman Begins, Green Lantern Corps, Supergirl, The Flash, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Arrow, Black Lightning, Powerless, The Lego Batman Movie, Teen Titans: The Judas Contract and more…

There’s less than two weeks to go until Hugh Jackman makes his final appearance as Wolverine, and the embargo for Logan lifted yesterday, with Flickering Myth’s Rob Kojder posting an overwhelmingly positive review, stating that: “It isn’t just a good superhero film or a fantastic blockbuster, it’s an exceptional movie period. »

- Gary Collinson

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Yes, Damien Chazelle’s ‘La La Land’ Really Will Win Director and Picture Oscars — Here’s Why

17 February 2017 2:17 PM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Late in the Oscar season, at the moment when voters actually fill in their ballots (the deadline is February 21 at 5 pm), it all comes down to what movies they have actually seen. What did they love the most, and is freshest in their minds? Which film aligns with the zeitgeist, delivering the message that 6,000 voters want to send?

The five directing nominations tend to line up with the strongest Best Picture contenders, although snubbed director nominee Ben Affleck did win Best Picture win for “Argo.” However, that underdog story became a narrative in itself that drove “Argo” to the win.

This year, the narratives include the aftermath of#OscarsSoWhite and the election of Donald J. Trump. Which will stick?

Here’s how the Best Director and Best Picture races are shaking out.

La La Land” is the magical, romantic, modern-yet-retro musical about artistic passion created by wunderkind Damien Chazelle and his gifted collaborators, »

- Anne Thompson

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Yes, Damien Chazelle’s ‘La La Land’ Really Will Win Director and Picture Oscars — Here’s Why

17 February 2017 2:17 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Late in the Oscar season, at the moment when voters actually fill in their ballots (the deadline is February 21 at 5 pm), it all comes down to what movies they have actually seen. What did they love the most, and is freshest in their minds? Which film aligns with the zeitgeist, delivering the message that 6,000 voters want to send?

The five directing nominations tend to line up with the strongest Best Picture contenders, although snubbed director nominee Ben Affleck did win Best Picture win for “Argo.” However, that underdog story became a narrative in itself that drove “Argo” to the win.

This year, the narratives include the aftermath of#OscarsSoWhite and the election of Donald J. Trump. Which will stick?

Here’s how the Best Director and Best Picture races are shaking out.

La La Land” is the magical, romantic, modern-yet-retro musical about artistic passion created by wunderkind Damien Chazelle and his gifted collaborators, »

- Anne Thompson

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Movie Review – Logan (2017)

17 February 2017 1:30 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Logan, 2017.

Directed by James Mangold

Starring Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Boyd Holbrook, Richard E. Grant, Stephen Merchant, Dafne Keen, Eriq La Salle, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Daniel Bernhardt and Elise Neal.

Synopsis:

In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X in a hide out on the Mexican border. But Logan’s attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are up-ended when a young mutant arrives, being pursued by dark forces.

“Jesus, it breaks my heart seeing you like this.”

That’s probably not the quote word for word, but as Donald Pierce (head of security for a research facility up to no good and a southern drawl speaking cyborg leader played by Boyd Holbrook of Narcos rising fame) and his army of mercenaries physically have their way with Logan/Wolverine (Hugh Jackman reprising the role possibly for one last rodeo) beating the crap out of him, »

- Robert Kojder

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How ‘Interstellar’ Changed the Ending of ‘Arrival’

16 February 2017 3:00 PM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

The ending of Arrival is of a piece with the rest of the movie: a meticulously thought-out, beautifully understated gut-puncher that brings the entire story full circle. But as revealed by its Oscar-nominated screenwriter Eric Heisserer, it almost had a very different finale. It turns out that in a way, we’ve got Christopher Nolan‘s Interstellar to thank for the finale […]

The post How ‘Interstellar’ Changed the Ending of ‘Arrival’ appeared first on /Film. »

- Angie Han

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Extensive Preview Of Dunkirk’s IMAX Prologue Showers Praise On Christopher Nolan’s Grand Epic

16 February 2017 8:08 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Christopher Nolan doesn’t step behind the lens very often but when he does, the industry tends to stand up and take notice. His latest, Dunkirk, also heralds a welcome change of pace for the prestigious filmmaker in that the wartime epic marks Nolan’s first crack at a true story. And by the looks of things, he’s poised to dive right in at the deep end.

Set during the early stages of World War II, Dunkirk chronicles a massive, death-defying rescue mission known as Operation Dynamo, as the Allied forces scrambled to rescue thousands of troops from the claws of the German army. What followed was one of the more decisive encounters of the entire war, leading to the famous “we will fight them on the beaches” speech from then-Prime Minister Winston Churchill.

And so, much like The Dark Knight before it, last year Warner attached an »

- Michael Briers

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‘Interstellar’ Caused Ending of ‘Arrival’ to Change; Watch a One-Hour Editing Breakdown

15 February 2017 12:57 PM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

With its theatrical run wrapping up and the film now out on Blu-ray, one can now openly discuss the finale of Denis Villeneuve‘s sci-fi feature Arrival — most notably its crew. While the director himself is currently wrapped up in post-production on Blade Runner 2049, the film’s writer and editor have opened about about their process moreso than during the initial release. First up, Eric Heisserer, who adapted Ted Chiang’s Story of Your Life, has discussed a change in the ending caused by Christopher Nolan’s latest film, with Collider:

I would say the only real significant change is the gift that the heptapods leave us with. In earlier versions they were leaving sort of the blueprints to an interstellar ship, like an ark of sorts. And then Chris Nolan’s Interstellar came out and all of us got together and said, ‘Well this doesn’t quite work »

- Leonard Pearce

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With ‘Lego Batman,’ IMAX Makes Big Commitment to Family Movies

15 February 2017 12:15 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Producer Dan Lin got the idea to make a movie involving Legos after watching his son construct elaborate fantasy worlds. “He was talking to his Legos as he played with them,” says Lin. “There was such a grand adventure taking place in his mind.”

Last weekend, Warner Bros.’ “The Lego Batman Movie,” the latest installment in the family film franchise, opened in theaters, doing a smashing $55.6 million at the box office. Unlike 2014’s “The Lego Movie,” this spinoff will unfold in the widest screens of all — Imax.

“We’re trying to capture kids’ imaginations,” says Lin. “We want these worlds to be immersive, and showing these films in Imax helps with that.”

Getting to this point required a course correction. Imax turned down the first Lego movie and has declined to show other animated and family-skewing titles, believing them too far removed from its core fanboy audience.

While becoming the »

- Brent Lang

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Batman Begins gets an Honest Trailer

15 February 2017 8:55 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With the Caped Crusader currently sitting atop the box office once again with Warner Bros.The Lego Batman Movie, Screen Junkies has delved into the Bat-back catalogue to give the Honest Trailer treatment to Christopher Nolan’s acclaimed 2005 reboot Batman Begins.

“After Joel Schumacher made Batman silly, but before Zack Snyder made him a joke, Chris Nolan made a movie that got the Dark Knight just right…”

Check out the Honest Trailer here…

See Also: Check out previous Honest Trailers here

In the irreverent spirit of fun that made “The Lego® Movie” a worldwide phenomenon, the self-described leading man of that ensemble – Lego Batman – stars in his own big-screen adventure. But there are big changes brewing in Gotham, and if he wants to save the city from The Joker’s hostile takeover, Batman may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others and maybe, just maybe, »

- Gary Collinson

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Hans Zimmer Brings His Massive Orchestra For Performance On ‘The Late Show With Stephen Colbert’

15 February 2017 8:25 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

At Coachella this spring, Radiohead, Beyoncé, and Kendrick Lamar will each headline their own evenings, anchors for the hippest and biggest offerings the music world has at the moment. But in a twist worthy of the Christopher Nolan movies he often scores, Hans Zimmer will be there too. The composer has been busy lately, touring with an orchestra, and playing his arena worthy scores. And last night, he brought his show to late night television.

Continue reading Hans Zimmer Brings His Massive Orchestra For Performance On ‘The Late Show With Stephen Colbert’ at The Playlist. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Batman #17 Review

15 February 2017 8:07 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

This review contains minor spoilers.

As the world celebrates the fun, silly side of Batman in The Lego Batman Movie, it’s good to see DC hasn’t gotten carried away with it in the main series. While I love the Brick Knight as much as the next guy, I like Batman like my coffee: black and without Michael Cera. So, yes, I’d like the comics to reflect this preference as well. Tom King might’ve taken 16 issues to find this sweet spot, but “I Am Bane” looks like the real deal.

Like the previous issue, Batman #17 is a thrilling humdinger. Time is against the Dark Knight, as he tries to protect all those he holds dear while helping Gotham Girl. Despite his attempts to plan for every possibility and outcome, Bane is always one step ahead of him. It’s a refreshing change to the usual narrative where »

- Sergio Pereira

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Hans Zimmer Plays Gorgeous ‘Planet Earth II’ Score On ‘The Late Show’ — Watch

15 February 2017 7:12 AM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

The series that made nature documentaries cool returns with an epic six-part sequel on February 18th, and composer Hans Zimmer stopped by “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” to play the sweeping theme song. He was joined by co-composers Jacob Shea and Jasha Klebe of Bleeding Fingers Music, as well as a full orchestra.

The German-born composer penned the scores for over 150 films, ranging from Disney’s “The Lion King” (for which he won an Academy Award for Best Original Score in 1994), “The Pirates of the Carribean” series, to more adult fare like “Inception,” “The Thin Red Line,” and “Interstellar.” In addition to the captivating main theme song, “Planet Earth II Suite,” Zimmer composed the entire 49-track soundtrack to the series, which the BBC released in the fall.

Read More: ‘Planet Earth II’ Soundtrack: Listen to Hans Zimmer’s Breathtaking Score

Planet Earth II” is already out in the U. »

- Jude Dry

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Hans Zimmer Plays Gorgeous ‘Planet Earth II’ Score On ‘The Late Show’ — Watch

15 February 2017 7:12 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The series that made nature documentaries cool returns with an epic six-part sequel on February 18th, and composer Hans Zimmer stopped by “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” to play the sweeping theme song. He was joined by co-composers Jacob Shea and Jasha Klebe of Bleeding Fingers Music, as well as a full orchestra.

The German-born composer penned the scores for over 150 films, ranging from Disney’s “The Lion King” (for which he won an Academy Award for Best Original Score in 1994), “The Pirates of the Carribean” series, to more adult fare like “Inception,” “The Thin Red Line,” and “Interstellar.” In addition to the captivating main theme song, “Planet Earth II Suite,” Zimmer composed the entire 49-track soundtrack to the series, which the BBC released in the fall.

Read More: ‘Planet Earth II’ Soundtrack: Listen to Hans Zimmer’s Breathtaking Score

Planet Earth II” is already out in the U. »

- Jude Dry

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Honest Trailer For Batman Begins Compares The Dark Knight To Adam West's Caped Crusader

15 February 2017 6:31 AM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Following the mess that was Batman and Robin, Batman Begins was obviously just what the franchise needed back in 2005. Providing a grounded take on the Dark Knight, it led to a trilogy which has since been hailed as one of the greatest of all-time, but that hasn't stopped it from getting the Honest Trailers treatment! While the video below has plenty of good things to say, it also doesn't shy away from the fact that Christopher Nolan and Christian Bale's Batman was something of a killer.  The hero's decision to leave Ra's al Ghul to die in that train is one which fans have talked about nearly as much (well, maybe not) as Superman breaking General Zod's neck in Man of Steel, and yeah, I guess it technically was manslaughter! Anyway, check out this Honest trailer below and then feel free to let us know your thoughts on it in the comments section. »

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Arrival Scribe Eric Heisserer Reflects On How Interstellar Forced Him To Tweak The Film’s Ending

15 February 2017 6:28 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

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It’s no secret that Arrival‘s finale was executed rather beautifully. Told through the eyes of Amy AdamsLouise Banks, Denis Villeneuve’s sci-fi fable used linguistics and the power of language to engineer one of the more gripping third acts of 2016, and it’s a credit to screenwriter Eric Heisserer that all of the necessary pieces fall into place with grace, allowing the audience to decipher Arrival‘s story and messy inkblots almost in tandem with its lead characters.

However, it seems Heisserer initially had a different idea in mind when it comes to the finale of Arrival, and it was only upon viewing Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar that the screenwriter was forced to tweak his ending. Adapted from Ted Chiang’s short Story Of Your Life, it’s important to remember that a big-screen »

- Michael Briers

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An Honest Trailer for Batman Begins

15 February 2017 5:20 AM, PST | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

There’s been an obscene amount of Batman news going on this week which is why it was the perfect time for Screenjunkies to bring us an honest trailer for Batman Begins.  With all of the news that Ben Affleck isn’t even going to act, let alone direct the solo Batman movie as well as Lego Batman film coming out, it’s time to be taken back to a place where Christopher Nolan resurrected the Batman franchise in the best way possible: by bringing us Christian Bale in Batman Begins. You might remember that Batman movies were becoming foolish and almost comical. 

An Honest Trailer for Batman Begins »

- Nat Berman

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