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We now know that Spectre is going to be causing a whole range of headaches for Daniel Craig.s 007 starting with the next James Bond movie, due in theaters next November. And even though we went ahead and mapped out several key facts you need to know about the criminal organization, a James Bond super fan went the extra mile to create a Spectre-heavy trailer based on the past exploits of the spy with a license to kill. Check it out below: Brad Hansen deserves proper credit for creating this historical look at Spectre.s involvement in the James Bond series, dating back to Dr. No (Bond.s first big-screen adventure) and running through such titles as From Russia With Love, Thunderball, You Only Live Twice and Diamonds Are Forever. The acronym for the world-dominating evil group stands for the SPecial Executive for Counter-intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion, and »
Earlier today Sony streamed a special announcement about the forthcoming James Bond film, revealing not just the new title ("Spectre"), but a list of new cast members, including Dave Bautista, Monica Bellucci, Lea Seydoux and Christoph Waltz. And of course, we broke the news a few weeks ago that "Interstellar" cinematographer Hoyte van Hoytema would be stepping into Roger Deakins' shoes behind the camera. Exciting stuff, and a good enough reason, I suppose, to look back through the history of Bond at the Oscars. Eight of the 23 007 films released to date have score nominations. But it took a couple of swings before one of them finally scored some recognition from the Academy. That happened when 1964's "Goldfinger" netted a Best Sound Effects nomination. "Thunderball" followed the next year with some Best Visual Effects respect. Both won their respective bids. The franchise then took a few years off from the »
- Kristopher Tapley
Now that the cat's officially out of the bag and Bond 24 has the official title of Spectre, it's time to dig into what this piece of news really means. Sam Mendes knew it when he announced the title this morning, and basically told fans of the classic Bond franchise that yes, the famed organization of super villainy had returned to make Daniel Craig's Bond wish Quantum was still kicking around in the world. If you thought Quantum was the end all, know all of dastardly clandestine organizations, then you're probably a fan of the newer era of Bond history. There's nothing wrong with that, considering Spectre has been off limits to the Bond camp since the release of 1971's Diamonds Are Forever. With the rights re-purchased by Eon Productions last fall, the stage was set for Spectre to make its way back to the big screen. For the »
A Bond title must convey many elements of the Bond formula in just a few brief words. Glamour, danger, sexiness, international locations! Try coming up with three words that capture all these. Some Bond titles have done this amazingly well. Today, the 007 folks took a stab at with just one little word when they unveiled the title of the upcoming 24th installment in the series: “Spectre.” How does the latest name stack up? Here’s our complete ranking of Bond titles through the years: 24. Quantum of Solace “Placeholder of Something” wasn’t available? 23. Octopussy There are people who think this is the best named Bond film. We’re very glad we don’t know any of those people. 22. Goldeneye All that is gold does not glitter. Time for Mr. Bond to get a new favorite color. 21. Tomorrow Never Dies And I hear the sun will come out then too. And hey, »
- Richard Rushfield
The 24th James Bond film is tapping into a classic storyline from the spy's past.
In Ian Fleming's novels, Spectre (Special Executive for Counter-intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion) was an evil organization that 007 battled numerous times and has not been seen on the big screen since "Diamonds are Forever."
Photos: 007’s Lucky Ladies: James Bond’s Babes Over The Years
"A cryptic message from Bond's past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organization," the logline ...
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Minutes ago, director Sam Mendes announced that the new James Bond film title will be "Spectre". The announcement was made at the legendary "home" of the 007 franchise, Pinewood Studios on the Albert R. Broccoli 007 Stage. Christoph Waltz was confirmed as the new villain. His character's name was not given, but the title "Spectre" gives credence to rumors that he will be playing the arch villain Ernst Stavro Blofeld, who has not officially appeared in an Eon Bond film since Charles Gray played him opposite Sean Connery in the 1971 film "Diamonds Are Forever".
Bond's new car was also unveiled: the new Aston Martin DB10.
The film is scheduled for release in October 2015. »
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Daniel Craig is back in his penultimate iconic performance of James Bond in the new film, Spectre, which will be released in November 2015. And it looks like the rumors are true: Christoph Waltz will be playing the villain, though his character's identity was not revealed. IMDb as listing him as Oberhauser, which might be an alias for Blofeld; given that Spectre is the name of Blofeld's criminal organization, it is likely. Blofeld has appeared as Bond's nemesis in six previous Bond films, including From Russia with Love, You Only Live Twice, and Diamonds are Forever, so he is a favourite.Live from Pinewood Studios, director Sam Mendes and producer Barbara Broccoli were on hand to make the big announcement. Other returning cast members include Rory...
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And, now we know. Director Sam Mendes has revealed the title for Bond 24 which will be Spectre. Mendes made the announcement this morning from the 007 stage at Pinewood Studios where the film will shoot along with London, Rome, Mexico City, Tangier, Erfoud and the Austrian Alps. The newest cast members are confirmed as Christoph Waltz, Andrew Scott, Dave Bautista, Monica Bellucci and Léa Seydoux. Daniel Craig will of course return as Bond along with Rory Kinnear as Tanner, Ben Whishaw as Q, Naomie Harris as Miss Moneypenny and Ralph Fiennes as the new M. Oscar winner Waltz will play Oberhauser, while Blue Is The Warmest Color‘s Seydoux is Madeleine Swann and Bellucci is Lucia Sciarra. (Bellucci is a nice get for the Bond folks who I hear have been eyeing her for a role for a long time.) Guardians Of The Galaxy‘s Bautista is »
- Nancy Tartaglione
Director Sam Mendes and Sony made their big Bond 24 announcement this morning , and as you can probably tell from the image above, the next Bond flick will be called Spectre. Spectre (which stands for SPecial Executive for Counter-intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion) is a supranational criminal organization that has appeared in multiple Bond movies like Dr. No, From Russia With Love and Diamonds Are Forever. Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes, Rory Kinnear, Naomie Harris and Ben »
- Jesse Giroux
Ready for more James Bond? On Thursday, Sony Pictures will be formally revealing the James Bond 24 title and cast list. If one of the recent rumors pan out then a most excellent Bond film is shaping up.
Bond 24, as it will be known as for another 48 hours or so, will once again star Daniel Craig as the titular hero working for her Majesty's Secret Service under the direction of director Sam Mendes. Craig will presumably be joined by Skyfall cast mates Ralph Fiennes as M, Ben Whishaw as Q, and Naomie Harris as invaluable Moneypenny.
The big Bond 24 cast rumor suggests that Oscar-winner Christoph Waltz (Inglourius Basterds) will play classic Bond villain Ernst Stavro Blofeld. If true, Waltz would become the sixth actor to portray Blofeld following Donald Pleasance (You Only Live Once), Charles Gray (Diamonds Are Forever), Max von Sydow (Never Say Never Again), Anthony Dawson »
Reel-Important People is a monthly column that highlights those individuals in or related to the movies who have left us in recent weeks. Below you'll find names big and small and from all areas of the industry, though each was significant to the movies in his or her own way. Jerry Alan (c.1939-2014) Stunt man. He worked on the James Bond movies Casino Royale, Diamonds Are Forever and The Man with the Golden Gun, as well a Cop and a 1/2. He died of throat-and-mouth cancer on September 26. (THR) Bob Baker (1924-2014) - Puppeteer. His legendary marrionette work can be seen in Close Encounters of the Third Kind (see the long-limbed alien in the video below), Bedknobs and Broomsticks, The Angry Red Planet, G.I...
- Christopher Campbell
Just weeks after we reported that Christoph Waltz is playing the main villain in Bond 24, The Daily Mail claims that the actor is actually playing the classic James Bond nemesis Ernst Stavro Blofeld in this highly-anticipated sequel.
Eon Productions is expected to confirm Christoph Waltz's casting during a press conference to be held in the first week of December. At that time, they will announce that the actor is playing Franz Oberhauser, son of the late Hans Oberhauser, a ski instructor who was a father figure to 007 (Daniel Craig). However, one unidentified source claims that the announcement will be a misdirect, and that Christoph Waltz is actually playing Blofeld.
"Christoph Waltz is playing Blofeld in the next Bond film. The tone of the 007 films has changed significantly in recent years and the producers have changed the character to fit in with the new-look 007."
We reported in November 2013 that »
I don't think this rumor will have anyone gasping as The Daily Mail is reporting recently cast Christoph Waltz will be playing iconic James Bond nemesis Ernst Stavro Blofeld in Bond 24. I know, shocker rightc Upon the announcement Waltz would play one of the film's villains I asked about the likelihood of him playing Blofeld on Twitter. For those that don't know, Blofeld is head of the global criminal organization Spectre and he first appeared in Ian Fleming's novel "Thunderball", but his first theatrical "appearance" was in From Russia with Love (1963), followed by a part in 1965's Thunderball before his face was finally seen in 1967's You Only Live Twice as portrayed by Donald Pleasence. The character would later be portrayed by Telly Savalas in On Her Majesty's Secret Service, by Max Von Sydow in Never Say Never Again and Charlse Gray in Diamonds are Forever before finally »
- Brad Brevet
The other week came word that Christoph Waltz would be playing the villain in the upcoming twenty-fourth James Bond film. At the time, there were also rumors that he might be playing Ernst Stavro Blofeld, the evil head of Spectre who was the main antagonist in the Sean Connery-era of the films.
Now, The Daily Mail reports that they've heard the talk as well and have added some more to the story. The British tabloid claims Waltz's casting will be confirmed at a press conference to be held in the first week of December. At said casting it will be announced that he will be playing Franz Oberhauser, the son of the late Hans Oberhauser who was Bond's ski instructor and something of a surrogate father figure.
However, their sources claim the casting is a double bluff and Waltz is actually playing Blofeld. The villain's return has long been awaited, »
- Garth Franklin
Spoilers: This article contains Bond 24 details some readers may wish to avoid.
A classic villain from James Bond's past is expected to return for the next 007 outing.
A source reportedly said that the more serious tone of the Daniel Craig movies has led producers to "change the character to fit in with the new-look 007".
The character featured prominently in You Only Live Twice (played by Donald Pleasence), On Her Majesty's Secret Service (Telly Savalas) and Diamonds Are Forever (Charles Gray), while also appearing in 1983's rogue Bond movie from McClory, Never Say Never Again.
Jerry Alan, a stunt coordinator and stuntman who worked on three James Bond films and the 1993 Burt Reynolds comedy Cop and a Half, has died. He was 75. Alan died Sept. 26 of throat and mouth cancer in Tampa, Fla., actor-producer Mark Terry told The Hollywood Reporter. At age 68, Alan flipped a car off a pipe ramp for a stunt in the film Live Evil (2009), which was produced by Terry, who called the stuntman “one of my first teachers in this business.” Alan did stunts on the Bond features Diamonds Are Forever (1971), The Man With
- Mike Barnes
The best movies leave you thinking about them long after the end credits roll. Some films marinate in the mind more than others, spawning fanciful theories and intriguing 'what ifs' from their dedicated fans.
Is James Bond really just one man? Do the Pixar films exist in a shared universe? And just how did Heath Ledger's Joker get those scars? We look at 9 mind-blowing movie fan theories below...
Heath Ledger's Joker is a war veteran
The Joker appears in Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight seemingly out of the blue, an agent of destruction hell-bent on reeking havoc across Gotham. Unlike Jack Nicholson's Jack Napier, we never get to see a backstory for Heath Ledger's incarnation play out.
The Joker himself offers up two contrasting "wanna know how I got these scars?" stories so we can never truly trust the Clown Prince of Crime's explanation. One »
"In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes," it's claimed Andy Warhol once said. Some stars shine much brighter than others, though, and in the case of Hollywood we often see actors hit big early before disappearing without trace.
Brandon Routh, who delivered a sensitive and assured turn as the Man of Steel in 2006's Superman Returns, is one such example. Routh never quite got the breaks he deserved after landing that life-changing role, so it's nice to see him back in the superhero game with an upcoming role as Atom in Arrow.
Digital Spy takes a look back at a handful of stars who couldn't escape their one big role.
Plucked from relative obscurity to lead Bryan Singer's lavish Superman sequel, Routh impressively channelled Christopher Reeve on his big screen debut but found leading man roles difficult to come by in the aftermath.
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With Hugh Jackman currently negotiating to play Wolverine for a seventh and eighth time, Cinelinx takes a look at actors who’ve played the same role eight times or more. Who has played the same character most often? Come in and find out.
Hugh Jackman has already played Wolverine five times--x-Men (2000), X2: X-Men United (2003) X-Men: The Last Stand (2006), X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009), and The Wolverine (2013)—as well as a cameo in X-Men:First Class (2011). Soon we’ll be seeing him fully clawed again on the big screen in X-Men: Days of Future Past. Recently, he told Collider that he might shoot Wolverine 3 and X-Men: Apocalypse “back-to-back”, which would make a total of eight times (9 times with the cameo) that he’ll portray the Canadian mutant.
You might be thinking “Wow! That’s amazing! I’ve never heard of anyone playing the same role so many times.” Well, for those who may not know it, »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Rob Young)
If there’s anyone who loves gambling and winning big, that’s James Bond.
Agent 007 not only survives against all odds in the field, he also manages to defy them in the casino in any game he tries his hand at.
For an MI6 operative who regularly complains in the books that his government pay isn’t enough, winning all that money must be welcome addition to his monthly salary, and probably keeps the ladies happy as well!
In this article we list the three top James Bond casino scenes and take a closer look at some of the games that James likes to play.
1. Dr No (1962); game played: Chemin-de-fer (Baccarat)
Dr No was the film that for the first time took James Bond from the pages of Ian Fleming’s novels to the big screen.
Released in 1962, this movie cemented the image of 007 as a suave, sophisticated »
- Gary Collinson
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