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Brandon Routh, George Lazenby and the one-hit movie wonders

8 July 2014 5:08 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

"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.

Brandon Routh

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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Actors Who’ve Played the Same Character the Most Times

12 May 2014 10:16 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

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, »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Rob Young)

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Top 3 James Bond Casino Scenes

2 May 2014 11:57 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

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)

The film

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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"Bond In Motion" 007 Car Exhibition Opens In London: Cinema Retro Gives You A Sneak Peek

20 March 2014 7:30 AM, PDT | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

Amphibious Lotus Esprit seen in The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)

This model helicopter used in Skyfall (2012) is on display in the foyer.

The Cougar driven by Diana Rigg in On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969)

Cinema Retro London reporter Matthew Field admires the art gallery section of the exhibition.

Cinema Retro's Dave Worrall with Ken Adam's early sketches of the legendary Aston Martin DB5 that was first seen in Goldfinger (1964).

Blofeld's Bath-o-Sub, as seen in Diamonds Are Forever (1971)

Speedboat driven by Roger Moore in his first Bond film, Live and Let Die (1973)

Dave and Matt get to ham it up with some "real" Bond girls: some of the ladies from Eon Productions. This souvenir photo puts attendees inside the legendary gun barrel and will be available at the Bond in Motion exhibition.

Entrance to the exhibition at the London Film Museum.

On Tuesday 18th March Cinema Retro was invited to »

- nospam@example.com (Cinema Retro)

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'The Bag Man' Interview with Crispin Glover | Exclusive

27 February 2014 11:32 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The Bag Man is a taut crime thriller that follows the story of Jack (John Cusack), a tough guy with chronic bad luck. Hired by legendary crime boss Dragna (Robert De Niro) to complete a simple but unusual task, the plot centers on Jack and a host of shady characters that have been summoned to a remote location for unknown reasons. Over the course of a long and violently eventful night awaiting this crime boss's arrival, Jack crosses paths with Rivka (Rebecca Da Costa), a stunningly beautiful woman whose life becomes physically and emotionally entangled with his own. When Dragna finally arrives on the scene there are sudden and extreme consequences for all.

Appearing in the film is one of our personal favorite actors, Crispin Glover. He plays the innkeeper at this mysterious location where a number of unsavory characters have gathered. The actor has been suspiciously absent from the »

- MovieWeb

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Different Sides of the Dark Knight: Batman: The Brave and the Bold & Beware the Batman

26 February 2014 12:48 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Trevor Hogg reviews two versions of a DC Comics icon which both aimed to entertain viewers on the small screen and are now available on Blu-ray...

For many people the golden standard of bringing Gotham City and its legendary protector to the world of animation remains Batman: The Animated Series which was able to stylishly combine darkness with a wink of humour.  Many incarnations have followed with the Warner Archive Collection recently releasing on Blu-ray two Cartoon Network shows with one targeting your funny bone while the other strikes at the knees.

Batman: The Brave and the Bold: The Complete First Season includes 26 independent episodes which have a production design pallet that is as colourful as the characters.  Each show begins with an action sequence that usually has nothing to do with the subsequent storyline.  The majority of the action happens in the daylight with a wide spectrum of »

- Trevor

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Warren Beatty’s Howard Hughes Film Finally Begins Production

25 February 2014 9:59 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Howard Hughes seems to be excellent fodder for cinema, and not just because of his involvement in the medium. He was the subject of Martin Scorsese’s The Aviator, the template for a James Bond villain (in Diamonds are Forever), and has been referenced in The Simpsons. Now, the iconic billionaire recluse will be played by another icon of sorts, as Warren Beatty finally gets things underway for his long-gestating Howard Hughes film.

Beatty still plans to take on the part of the influential icon, in a film directed by himself, but Hughes is not the focus of the film; that honor goes to Alden Ehrenreich, playing Hughes’s young assistant who falls for a young woman (Lily Collins) who may or may not also be falling for Hughes. Collins replaces Felicity Jones, the actress long attached to the project who has since dropped out. The rest of the cast »

- Lauren Humphries-Brooks

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On Her Majesty's Secret Service recap: a 007 outlier with a truly human Bond

23 February 2014 2:10 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

George Lazenby lacks the swagger of Sean Connery, but this 1969 black sheep – on ITV1 today at 3pm – is possibly the best Bond film ever

"This never happened to the other fellow" – James Bond

On Her Majesty's Secret Service (Ohmss) had a lot to live up to. As far as the entire world was concerned, Sean Connery was James Bond. And here was some impostor – worse, an impostor from the colonies, George Lazenby, whom nobody had heard of – waltzing in to take his place. It wasn't right. It wouldn't do. To rub everyone's noses in it even further, On Her Majesty's Secret Service deliberately stuck closely to the book, which meant no audience-pleasing whizz-bang gadgets. And what's with the bummer of an ending? No wonder the film only took half the amount of You Only Live Twice at the box office.

And yet I will fight anyone who dares to tell »

- Stuart Heritage

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Re-Viewed: On Her Majesty's Secret Service, the forgotten Bond classic

23 February 2014 1:30 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Bond 24 confirmed for 2015 release with Sam Mendes returning

James Bond: A history from Ian Fleming to Daniel Craig

On Her Majesty's Secret Service might be the sixth instalment in Eon's James Bond series, but for a long time it had the feel of one of the franchise's rogue entries Casino Royale and Never Say Never Again. Two years after Sean Connery signed off his initial 007 run with You Only Live Twice, producers Cubby Broccoli and Harry Saltzman undertook an exhaustive casting search with director Peter Hunt to find a replacement. They believed, rightly, that the role of James Bond was bigger than anyone who played him, and in 1968 George Lazenby - an Australian model with no prior acting experience - was unveiled as the new James Bond at the Dorchester Hotel.

Lazenby, of course, would only play Bond once and Ohmss's failure to set the box office alight meant »

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Big turning points in the James Bond movie franchise

20 February 2014 4:51 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Feature Michael Reed 21 Feb 2014 - 05:56

We take a look at some potential turning points that could have altered the Bond legacy significantly...

007 lists resurrection amongst his hobbies, but speculation is our game today. Your own ideal fantasy James Bond film probably depends on what sort of Bond you're into. If you like serious Bond, you probably consider it a crying shame that Timothy Dalton didn't get to make at least one more film. A fair proportion of the fandom consider Never Say Never Again to be one of the worst of the series, so for them, rolling the dice on a 1976 production with a different actor and a more exciting script would have been worth it.

Furthermore, a Sony Pictures produced rival film with, say, Liam Neeson in the late 1990s could have been fascinating. How about Connery returning to the role in his 60s? All of these possibilities »

- sarahd

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World's largest collection of Bond cars on sale for 20mln pounds

18 February 2014 12:17 AM, PST | RealBollywood.com | See recent RealBollywood news »

London, Feb. 18: Donald Trump's business partner, who bought dozens of vehicles from the James Bond museum in Keswick in 2011, is selling the world's largest private collection of cars for 20 million pounds.

The collection of cars by Michael Dezer included the tank from Goldeneye, the Q Boat from The World Is Not Enough and six Aston Martins, the Daily Star reported.

After purchasing the cars in 2011, Dezer continued to build the collection, adding more cars from the latest film, Skyfall.

There is an Aston Martin DB5 from Goldeneye, the Triumph Stag from Diamonds are Forever and the ski-equipped Aston Martin V8 from The Living Daylights.

The Jaguar and Aston Martin used in the legendary ice chase from Die. »

- Shiva Prakash

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First Images: Crispin Glover’s New Directorial Film

24 January 2014 12:10 PM, PST | Underground Film Journal | See recent Underground Film Journal news »

Cult movie director Crispin Glover has released the first three images promoting his latest directorial effort, which as of this writing remains nameless. All three images can be viewed in the gallery below.

In addition, Glover will be previewing 10 minutes from the film in Chicago, Illinois on January 31 at the Music Box Theater at a screening of his second directorial effort, It Is Fine! Everything Is Fine.

This latest movie will complete Glover’s “It” trilogy of films that began with What Is It?, which was completed around 2005. The film will also mark the first time that Crispin has ever acted on-screen with his father Bruce Glover, an actor who has appeared in diverse films such as Chinatown, Diamonds Are Forever and Ghost World.

Crispin is notoriously protective of the films he has directed, choosing to show them publicly only at screenings at which he can make a personal appearance. »

- Mike Everleth

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Screenwriter John Logan Discusses Bond 24

20 January 2014 11:30 AM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

At this point we really know nothing about what we can expect to see from the twenty-fourth James Bond movie. All we know is that actor Daniel Craig, director Sam Mendes, and screenwriter John Logan are teaming up again to bring us another adventure. In a recent interview with IGN, Logan opened up about the what he and his team hope to accomplish with the film and where they are looking for inspiration.

"My goal is to write a great movie that's appropriate, to build on what we did on Skyfall, but make it its own unique animal. The themes, ideas and the characters from Skyfall can obviously continue on, because it is a franchise, and it is an ongoing story. So I think there's resonance from Skyfall in the new movie."

He then discussed his love of the franchise and said that they will be incorporating elements from the previously made films and novels. »

- Joey Paur

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Skyfall screenwriter John Logan talks Bond 24

20 January 2014 5:54 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

As well as overseeing the upcoming Showtime horror series Penny Dreadful, Oscar-nominated screenwriter John Logan (Gladiator) is busy writing the scripts for Daniel Craig's next two spy adventures in Bond 24 and Bond 25 and IGN caught up with the Skyfall scribe, during which they managed to grab a few comments about the next 007 movie, which will see Sam Mendes returning to the director's chair for Craig's fourth outing as Bond.

"All I can say about Bond is that I'm happily writing it [otherwise] Sam would rappel through the window and kill me. My goal is to write a great movie that's appropriate, to build on what we did on Skyfall, but make it its own unique animal. The themes, ideas and the characters from Skyfall can obviously continue on, because it is a franchise, and it is an ongoing story. So I think there's resonance from Skyfall in the new movie. »

- Gary Collinson

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John Logan on Bond 24

19 January 2014 1:12 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

News Glen Chapman 20 Jan 2014 - 06:25

Screenwriter John Logan has been chatting about the follow-up to Skyfall

Skyfall is the most commercially successful Bond movie of all time, and isn't far behind critically either. So it's little surprise that key members of the team are returning for Bond 24. Daniel Craig will of course return in the lead role, and Sam Mendes will direct once again. Furthermore, screenwriter John Logan has been tasked with writing the screenplay to the eagerly-anticipated follow up.

In a recent interview, Logan has been chatting about the project, and how it will tie into Skyfall. "My goal is to write a great movie that's appropriate, to build on what we did on Skyfall, but make it its own unique animal", he said. "The themes, ideas and the characters from Skyfall can obviously continue on, because it is a franchise, and it is an ongoing story. »

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Bond 24 Will Continue Where Skyfall Left Off

18 January 2014 12:52 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Skyfall writer John Logan is returning for Bond 24, which will premiere worldwide November 2015. In a recent interview promoting his work on the upcoming Showtime series Penny Dreadful, the screenwriter confirmed that this latest 007 adventure, and even Bond 25, will continue building on the foundation laid out in 2012's Skyfall.

While John Logan refused to divulge any plot points or information about the production itself, he did have this to say about keeping the franchise aligned.

"All I can say about Bond is that I'm happily writing it. Director Sam Mendes would rappel through the window and kill me [if I said more].

My goal is to write a great movie that's appropriate, to build on what we did on Skyfall, but make it its own unique animal. The themes, ideas and the characters from Skyfall can obviously continue on, because it is a franchise, and it is an ongoing story. So I think »

- MovieWeb

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Bond, Harry Potter, Homeward Bound: The 12 best cats in the movies

18 January 2014 1:30 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Aside from being one of the very best films of this awards season, the Coen brothers' lovely, melancholic Inside Llewyn Davis also features one of the very best performances from a cat we've ever seen on the big screen.

In honour of the wonder that is Ulysses the Cat, we've picked out eleven more of the movies' greatest felines. We only had one rule: these had to be domestic cats. Sorry Simba, Aslan, Richard Parker et al.

Thomas O'Malley (The AristoCats)

At first glance, Thomas O'Malley comes across as a bit of a douchebag, the self-assured charmer who you wish wasn't hitting on you in a bar (or, in the modern age, a box on the Internet). He's even got his own theme tune full of talk about how he's "duke of the avant-garde", for crying out loud.

Ultimately, though, Thomas proves to be pretty handy in a jam, saving »

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"Skyfall" Scribe Talks Bond's Future

17 January 2014 8:40 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

With "Skyfall" having turned the already mega-successful James Bond franchise into a full blown $1.1 billion dollar juggernaut, the pressure is on for the producers to come up with a satisfying follow-up.

As previously reported, Skyfall's writer John Logan has planned out the next two films in the series with Sam Mendes set to return to direct the first of them. Speaking at the TCA press tour for Showtime's "Penny Dreadful" series, Logan was asked about the status of the next Bond film.

He did confirm to IGN that the next two films would carry forward what had been established in "Skyfall," namely a return of the classic elements of the character from characters like Miss Moneypenny & Q, to a tone that's more jovial - and yet still keeps the contemporary edge of the Craig era:

"My goal is to write a great movie that's appropriate, to build on what we did on Skyfall, »

- Garth Franklin

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TV highlights 03/01/2014

2 January 2014 11:00 PM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Diamonds Are Forever: The Don Black Songbook | Kangaroo Dundee | James May's Toy Stories: The Motorcycle Diary | 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown | Celebrity Big Brother: Live Launch | Nikita | Raiders of the Lost Past | Golf: Tournament of Champions

Diamonds Are Forever: The Don Black Songbook

7.30pm, BBC4

Son of Hackney Don Black has been everything from an NME hack to a plugger for Doris Day and a standup comedian. But it is as a lyricist that he is justly revered, for classics including Born Free, Ben and the titular Shirley Bassey showstopper. Michael Grade talks to him about his work (including his recent Profumo musical collaboration with Andrew Lloyd Webber), while, in between, Marc Almond, Katie Melua and Gary Wilmot are among those performing his tunes at the Royal Festival Hall. Ali Catterall

Kangaroo Dundee

8pm, BBC2

The latest visit to Alice Springs has Brolga tackling the challenges of an outback winter. »

- Ali Catterall, Mark Jones, Rachel Aroesti, Ben Arnold, Ben Beaumont-Thomas, Hannah Verdier, Lanre Bakare

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