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Daniel Craig really does not want to reprise the coveted role of James Bond in another film after starring in Casino Royale, Skyfall and the forthcoming Spectre. Daniel Craig Is Over Playing James Bond Craig, 47, made it plain recently that he doesn’t want to play special agent James Bond again. “I’d rather break this […]
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- Chelsea Regan
Unless you're Meryl Streep or Jennifer Lawrence, there aren't a lot of great roles for women in Hollywood. This isn't brand new information, and lately a number of actresses have spoken out about the problem.
As if that wasn't enough, many of cinema's most iconic heroines - the roles that we hold up as evidence to the contrary - were actually written with men in mind, before an enterprising actress or director stepped in to flip the script. And so, in honour of our favourite leading lady Sigourney Weaver turning 66, here are six times that approach paid off...
Catchily titled The Far-Reaching Philosophy of Edwin A Salt, Kurt Wimmer's initial draft of the spy thriller featured a male lead whom Tom Cruise almost played, until he passed because it felt too close to his Mission: Impossible role. The script was then rewritten after studio exec Amy Pascal »
Hello again, dear readers. We’re now firmly into October, the days are getting shorter, and Halloween is on the way. But there’s still some cool movies coming out this year, including the subject of today’s column. With that, let’s take a look at the latest (and final) trailer for the new James Bond movie, Spectre.
Premise: In the aftermath of the attack on MI6, a cryptic message sets in motion events that will see James Bond (Daniel Craig) come face-to-face with the sinister organization known as Spectre. While Gareth Mallory (Ralph Fiennes), the newly appointed M, continues fighting political pressures that threaten the future of MI6, Bond discovers that the only way to unravel the web of conspiracy is to protect the innocent daughter of a powerful enemy. Following a trail from Mexico to Italy, Austria, and Morocco, he is forced to operate outside his purview »
- Timothy Monforton
This week, Neil Calloway suggests some films that would work well as TV shows…
With the new series of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. now underway, the Limitless TV show having just debuted in the Us, and talk of a Game of Thrones movie being made (later denied). There’s even a TV show (the second, following a short-lived 1990 show) of the John Hughes/John Candy classic Uncle Buck coming soon. Add in the Minority Report TV show, and the just announced Lethal Weapon series and we have truly entered the age of the TV and film crossover.
The line between TV and film is growing smaller. The “small screen” is no longer seen as a step down from the cinema, largely because our TVs are no longer small, and people are watching what awful people call “content” in the same way – streaming it to their TV, laptop or tablet. Martin Scorsese, »
- Neil Calloway
South Korean distributor, Company L has acquired Korean rights to “Men & Chicken,” the new film by Denmark’s Anders Thomas Jensen.
The film has been a hot seller for LevelK, the Denmark-based sales agency which has taken a growing interest in Asian and Australian films. The film has been licensed to some 20 territories. North American rights were sold to Drafthouse Films before its regional premiere in Toronto last month.
LevelK recently opened a branch office in Hong Kong, headed by Derek Lui, in order to source acquisitions and better service its Asian distributor clients. “Men & Chicken” will next play in the Golden Horse festival in Taiwan.
- Patrick Frater
Practically a curse for some this one, and now a contender for Worst Bond Ever. This is a bit harsh: Die Another Day doesn’t deserve the opprobrium heaped upon it. Not to say it’s good; just not utterly irredeemable. Perhaps its greatest problem is tonal. For a while it seems we might get the hard-hitting Bond that Pierce Brosnan so deserved; then suddenly we’re in an ice palace and Bond’s borrowed a car from Harry Potter. The second half of the film is utterly ludicrous but fun if you go along for the (invisible) ride; alas, the first half promised something far more intriguing. It wouldn’t be completely accurate to say it begins as Licence To Kill and ends as Moonraker; but nor is it totally unfair. »
There are coming-of-age stories and there are coming-of-age stories where the father may be a mad scientist, siblings fight with taxidermied animals, a retirement home becomes a haven for one-night-stands and every character has a cleft palate.
Men and Chicken is not the former.
Scandinavia has long been regarded as a region as traditionally humorless as their German neighbors, but fortunately that is a remarkably untrue stereotype. Somehow that part of the world has been the unsung hero of accessible yet brilliant comedy. This may be the one film that gets the boulder finally rolling over the cultural barrier due to Mads Mikkelsen's firmly established popularity in the United States. Brutal ventures like Casino Royale, "Hannibal," and Valhalla Rising have ke [Continued ...] »
Don't expect Lea Seydoux to be playing a typical Bond girl in Spectre.
That's according to the actress, who has revealed further details of her character Madeleine Swann.
Everything you need to know about Spectre
"My character is a rebel. She doesn't need Bond or wait for him to save her," Seydoux told the Mail on Sunday.
"[Madeleine] is Bond's equal. It's not what you expect from a Bond film. It's a much more intense, complex and deep relationship."
The latest Bond adventure sees 007 come »
StudioCanal has officially announced the details for Hannibal: The Complete Third Season, which is set for release in the UK on October 19th.
From Bryan Fuller (Pushing Daisies), Hannibal stars Mads Mikkelsen (Casino Royale), Hugh Dancy (King Arthur), Caroline Dhavernas (Hollywoodland), Gillian Anderson (The X-Files) and Laurence Fishburne (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice). Season Three is the final season after the show’s cancellation by NBC earlier this year.
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The dark and haunting series Hannibal returns for a third season, revealing the fates of characters hanging in the balance, and the continuing psychological cat and mouse games they face. After the shocking events of the season two finale, Hannibal (Mads Mikkelsen) is on the run in Europe—accompanied by his psychiatrist Bedelia Du Maurier (Gillian Anderson)—sporting a new identity, but servicing the same insatiable appetite.
As the lives of Will (Hugh Dancy »
- Scott J. Davis
Welcome to today's edition of Nerd Alert, where we have all the quirky, nerdy news that you crave in one convenient spot. What do we have in store for you on this wonderful Wednesday? Mad Max: Fury Road gets re-cut with Mel Gibson, the original Peter Pan gets an Honest Trailer and Werner Herzog narrates The Muppets. But first, we have an infographic breaking down the coolest James Bond gadgets and a look at all of the bizzaro alternate Spider-Men who occupy Marvel's lesser known comic book stories. Sit back, relax and check out all that today's Nerd Alert has to offer.
The Most Bizarre Alternate Versions of Spider-Man
Pure Costumes has delved through decades of Marvel comic books to present the most bizarre alternate versions of Spider-Man in one handy infographic. Some of these strange Spidey's include Zombie Spider-Man, Man-Spider and The Bombastic Bag-Man, where Spidey had to get rid of his iconic costume, »
As part of its integrated global Spectre campaign, Heineken has unveiled a new TV spot - titled "The Chase" - which features Daniel Craig as James Bond in a high speed boat chase. In addition, the brand also announced an exciting digital campaign featuring the world's first ever selfie from space, dubbed the "Spyfie." Heineken's Spectre campaign is the brand's largest global marketing platform of 2015.
Spectre, the 24th James Bond adventure, from Albert R. Broccoli's Eon Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, and Sony Pictures Entertainment, will be released in the U.K. on October 26 and in the U.S. on November 6. The Heineken spot will be launched mobile-first via Facebook, and will be shown on TV and cinema screens worldwide 24 hours later. Heineken is the only Spectre partner who has created a television commercial starring Daniel Craig.
Heineken's "The Chase" uses Spectre cinematographers and stuntmen to ensure the action sequences are authentically Bond. »
One of the most under-the-radar films of the coming autumn season is a comedy drama called Mississippi Grind that’s set for a late-September release. The film stars Ryan Reynolds, a legitimate box-office draw, and Ben Mendelsohn, a budding star who’s up for an Emmy for his recent work on the Netflix original show Bloodline. It premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and has since accumulated positive reviews from critics, according to RottenTomatoes.com.
Despite all these positives, the late-September release for which this film is slated isn’t even expected to be a full release. The film that seems to have everything going for it is being relegated to a limited theatrical release and an upload to video on demand platforms. Why? That’s really anybody’s guess, but the clearest answer may just be that the casino gambling at the heart of the film’s subject matter »
- The Hollywood News
Daniel Craig will make his 007 comeback later this year with the release of Spectre, a continuation of the story started in Sam Mendes's Skyfall. Craig has re-energised the Bond franchise since his debut in 2006's Casino Royale, and all signs point towards Spectre being another worthy addition to the series.
Here's a rundown of everything you need to know about Spectre ahead of its cinema debut on October 26, 2015.
Sam Smith is performing the theme song, 'Writing's on the Wall'
Smith's track will be called 'Writing's on the Wall' and is available to buy and stream from September 25. As a bit of tasty trivia, Bond fans, he's the first British male solo artist to record a Bond theme since Tom Jones's 'Thunderball' in 1965.
Is Spectre the longest Bond movie ever?
Briefly: We are hearing reports that the next 007 James Bond movie Spectre could be the longest one yet. There are reports online that the Sam Mendes directed film could be as long at 160 minutes, a full 16 minutes longer that the current record-holder Casino Royale.
There are conflicting reports of the apparent running time though. Digital Spy have discovered that UK cinema chain Odeon lists the film at 160 minutes, Empire at 155 minutes, and Vue at 150 minutes.
Daniel Craig reprises his role as Bond for the fourth time, following turns in Casino Royale, Quantum Of Solace and Skyfall, the most successful British film of all time. Sam Mendes directs the film, which hits UK cinemas on Monday 26th October, and Us cinemas on November 6th.
The post How long is the next Bond movie Spectre going to be? appeared first on The Hollywood News. »
- Paul Heath
For a film setting out to top a $1 billion box office haul and scores of stellar reviews, Sam Mendes’ Spectre was always going to be one of the undisputed heavyweights this fall season. However, according to British cinema listings, the spy thriller could be one of the biggest releases of the year – so big, in fact, that it could become the longest James Bond film in history.
While neither MGM nor Sony – nor the British Board of Film Classification, for that matter – have posted an official running time for Spectre, Vue has claimed that the sequel is an eye-watering 160 minutes in length, while Empire Cinemas posted listings that peg the movie at 155 minutes not including trailers or pre-film adverts.
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- Michael Briers
Daniel Craig's upcoming fourth outing as James Bond is looking to be both his and the franchise's longest entry to date.
Director Sam Mendes was said to have locked the film the other week so it's unlikely to be cut back any further. In related news, Naomie Harris takes on the role of Miss Moneypenny again not only in the film but in a new tie-in Sony commercial which has just gone online. Check out that sequence, helmed by Bond title sequence designer Danny Kleinman, below:
- Garth Franklin
Daniel Craig's latest Bond movie looks poised to be the longest 007 outing yet.
Spectre's running time will be clocking in at a bum-numbing 2 hours and 40 minutes, according to cinema listings for the UK's biggest chains.
There's no official BBFC listing for Spectre yet, so things may pan out differently for the final cut. But these listings are a strong indication that the film could be the biggest 007 yet.
To get an idea of how it shapes up against its predecessors, here are the five longest Bond films to date:
Casino Royale - 144 mins
Skyfall - 143 mins
On Her Majesty's Secret Service - 142 mins
Licence to Kill - 133 mins
Die Another Day - 133 mins
You'll be able to set your Q-issued stopwatches and find out for yourself when »
Eva Green ("Penny Dreadful," "Casino Royale") and Sean Bean ("Legends," "Goldeneye") are reportedly being sought for villainous roles in Patty Jenkins' upcoming "Wonder Woman" solo film at Warner Bros. Pictures.
Heroic Hollywood reports today that Bean is being looked at for the role of the God of War Ares, while Green is wanted for the part of Circe the Sorceress.
Both are strong choices, and would join both Gadot and Chris Pine who at last report has been slated to play her love interest Steve Trevor. The film is slated for a June 23rd 2017 release. »
- Garth Franklin
Fans have been wondering which comic book baddie Wonder Woman would be going up against in her solo movie outing, and now we might just have the identities of not 1 but 2 Very powerful villains that are bound to cause all sorts of problems for the Amazonian Princess - plus, we might know the actors that are on Warner Bros.' radar to play them. Heroic Hollywood's El Mayimbe just appeared on the Source Fed Nerd YouTube show and dropped the following info: According to him, Sean Bean (Game Of Thrones, Lord Of The Rings, Jupiter Ascending, Troy) is looking to add yet another legendary Greek character to his repertoire, as he's being looked at for the role of Ares, the God of War. Plus, none other than Eva Green (300: Rise Of An Empire, Dark Shadows, Casino Royale) is wanted to play long-time Wondy foe, Circe the Sorceress. Fans of »
The latest James Bond movie Spectre looks likely to be the longest film in the franchise’s history, with multiple cinema chains advertising the film as well in excess of two and a half hours.
See Also: Watch the new TV spot for Spectre
Den of Geek notes that Empire Cinemas are advertising Spectre showings as 155 minutes, whilst Vue Cinemas are advertising 160 minutes for the film.
The running time will be confirmed when the BBFC classifies the film ahead of its release on October 23rd in the UK.
Daniel Craig returns for the fourth time as Bond alongside Ralph Fiennes (M), Naomie Harris (Moneypenny) and Ben Whishaw (Q) and franchise newcomers Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained), Lea Seydoux (Blue is the Warmest Colour »
- Tom Beasley
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