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Who Will Be Singing the Next Bond Song?

31 July 2015 10:50 AM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Even though we have three more long months before the release of the next Bond film, Spectre, people are already buzzing about who will sing the film's theme song. It's going to be tough to beat Adele's Oscar-winning song "Skyfall," but we're sure whoever lands the gig will do a spectacular job. Bond-tune buffs Adrian Daub and Charlie Kronengold list off their best guesses in this post originally featured on Oxford University Press's blog. Image Source: Columbia Pictures Now's the moment to be a fan of the Bond songs. Spectre, the new film, comes out this November. That means we'll hear an official unofficial leak of the title song sometime this Summer. Everybody's been guessing who the singer is. Twitter says it'll be Sam Smith or Lana Del Rey. Sam Smith says it isn't him and claims that he "heard Ellie Goulding was going to do it." The Telegraph »

- Kelsey-Kennick

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Spectre Theme Song To Be Performed By Radiohead?

30 July 2015 2:00 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Though the lion’s share of speculation around which artist will perform the theme for upcoming James Bond movie Spectre has revolved around “Lights” chanteuse Ellie Goulding and “Stay With Me” crooner Sam Smith, an anonymous customer’s sizable bet on an out-of-left-field contender has caused one U.K. bookmaker to suspend betting entirely.

British band Radiohead is suddenly a favorite to tackle the Bond tune after an anonymous customer asked to put a £15,000 ($23,000) wager on the band. That’s a pretty massive bet, as well as one that suggests some inside knowledge of what’s going on behind closed doors with the track.

A spokesperson for bookmaker William Hill stated yesterday:

The first gamble of the day was Ellie Goulding and punters were backing her as if she already had the gig, but just as we were thinking of pulling the plug we had a load of bets for »

- Isaac Feldberg

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“I Just Like Doing My Job”: Dp Roger Deakins on Working with the Coens, Digital vs. Film and His Most Difficult Shots

30 July 2015 11:16 AM, PDT | Filmmaker Magazine - Blog | See recent Filmmaker Magazine news »

It was fitting that, in the year that the Coen Brothers presided over the Cannes jury, lens makers Angénieux chose Roger Deakins as the subject of their tribute at the festival. Born in Torquay, England, Deakins is best known for his collaborations with the Coen Brothers, having shot all their movies since Palme d’Or winner Barton Fink. He’s also shot three films for Sam Mendes, including the blockbuster Skyfall. At Cannes, he also had a film in competition, Sicario, his second collaboration with Denis Villeneuve, and at the festival it was announced that they would team up again for the […] »

- Kaleem Aftab

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Watch Chris Hemsworth Starve With Co-Stars on Set of 'In the Heart of the Sea'

29 July 2015 3:45 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Chris Hemsworth, aka the Sexiest Man Alive, is following his Thor fame with a couple of comedy roles -- "Vacation" and the new "Ghostbusters" reboot -- but he's also making waves in the thriller "In the Heart of the Sea." The movie is based on the real-life story of the sinking of the whaleship Essex, which inspired the novel "Moby-Dick," and it's headed to theaters December 11. Ron Howard directed the movie, which stars Chris, Cillian Murphy, and Tom Holland, aka the new Spider-Man.

Entertainment Tonight got a first look behind the scenes and, in the on-set video, Chris talks about the cast's 500-calorie-a-day diet to be convincingly starved on screen. Ron Howard mentions that he talked to Tom Hanks about how to lose weight for a film, since the "Cast Away" star has done that a couple of times now.

Here are a few set photos from the director and »

- Gina Carbone

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James Bond: Did Sam Smith Or Ellie Goulding Sing Spectre Theme?

28 July 2015 8:59 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Speculation has run rampant with regard to the upcoming theme song for Spectre, which director Sam Mendes recently confirmed has been recorded and sounds “fantastic.” As is traditional for the James Bond franchise, the title tune has been shrouded in secrecy, leaving fans to scrutinize every possible contender for the gig.

Adele recorded the Skyfall theme and won both an Oscar and a Grammy for the recording back in 2013, so whoever is lending their pipes to the next Bond movie certainly has big shoes to fill. Mendes has teased that we won’t have to “wait long” to find out which artist got the job, but Bond aficionados are an impatient bunch, so the rumor mill has been churning incessantly for weeks now. British bookies are busy taking bets on just about everything about the James Bond franchise, and THR reports that the following singers have strong odds:

Sam Smith »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Ellie Goulding keeps dropping Spectre teasers: Singer leaves Abbey Road Studios shaken and stirred

28 July 2015 3:31 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Has Ellie Goulding just dropped the biggest hint yet that she's recording the theme for new James Bond movie Spectre?

The popstar's latest Instagram post - in which she's seen leaving Abbey Road Studios in London after a recording session - has got fans talking.

That's a wrap!

A photo posted by elliegoulding (@elliegoulding) on Jul 27, 2015 at 3:48pm Pdt

007 contenders for Spectre's theme song: Ellie Goulding, Sam Smith and the rest

Best and worst Bond themes ranked: Which are classics and which need their 00 status revoked?

Goulding is already working on a new album, and sparked speculation earlier this month that she could be the voice of the next Bond theme with a tweet referencing the 1973 movie Live and Let Die.

Live and let die

Ellie Goulding (@elliegoulding) July 9, 2015

Adele also recorded her Oscar-winning Bond theme for Skyfall at Abbey Road.

Meanwhile, Sam Smith, another rumoured contender, also »

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Flickering Myth Podcast: Reviews of Southpaw & Inside Out

27 July 2015 3:52 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Flickering Myth Podcast pulls a double header…

On the latest episode of The Flickering Myth Podcast, Scott Davis and Rohan Morbey sit down to talk about the weekend releases, including Southpaw and Inside Out. Does Southpaw pack a punch, and does Inside Out hit you in the feels? Give the podcast a listen and find out!

You can subscribe to the Flickering Myth Podcast via iTunes, update your RSS feed or listen via Sitcher or using the player below…

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Southpaw features a cast that includes Jake Gyllenhaal (Nightcrawler), Rachel McAdams (Aloha), Rita Ora (Fifty Shades of Grey), Naomie Harris (Skyfall), Forest Whitaker (Out of the Furnace), 50 Cent (Real Steel) and Victor Ortiz (The Expendables 3). Inside Out features a voice cast that includes Amy Poehler, Bill Hader, Lewis Black, »

- Luke Owen

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Smith Still Favorite For "Spectre" Theme

27 July 2015 9:52 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Sam Smith is the bookies' favorite to record the new theme for the upcoming James Bond film "Spectre" opening late October.

The Bond themes are iconic and the pressure on any artist to deliver is intense, especially in the wake of Adele's theme for the previous film "Skyfall" which took home both the Oscar and Golden Globe.

The film's director Sam Mendes says the number has already been recorded and is pretty much ready to go, but just who recorded it remains a subject of fierce speculation.

THR reports that Smith remains the easy favorite with odds of 2-to-5 despite Smith himself denying the rumors earlier this year. Coming in second is Ed Sheeran at 8-to-1, followed by Ellie Goulding at 10-to-1, Adele returning for another go at 12-to-1, American singer Lana Del Ray at 14-to-1, baby voiced Lorde at 16-to-1, and former Oasis frontman Noel Gallagher at 25-to- »

- Garth Franklin

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007 contenders for Spectre's theme song: Ellie Goulding, Sam Smith, Adele and the rest

27 July 2015 5:34 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Spectre director Sam Mendes says the latest Bond theme has already been recorded, but we're still none the wiser as to who'll be crooning over the film's opening credits.

8 coolest things you didn't spot in the Spectre trailer

22 best and worst Bond theme songs ranked

Ahead of the announcement of Spectre's theme song, we look at the contenders to follow in the footsteps of Shirley Bassey, Paul McCartney, Tina Turner et al.

1. Ellie Goulding

Why it could be them: No stranger to movie soundtracks, Goulding has lent tunes to everything from About Time to The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and Fifty Shades of Grey. Her ethereal voice would certainly add an interesting flavour to Spectre, and Sam Smith certainly seems to think she has it in the bag.

Most Bondian track: 'My Blood'

2. Adele

Why it could be them: The 007 producers successfully brought back director Sam Mendes »

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James Bond Returns in New Spectre Trailer

27 July 2015 2:00 AM, PDT | CinemaNerdz | See recent CinemaNerdz news »

Can we say that Daniel Craig incarnation of James Bond rivals Sean Connery’s at this point, or is that still considered blasphemy? Given that Skyfall (2012) is, at least until the release of Spectre, the most complete and entertaining Bond film ever produced, I wonder if we can’t mention the two actors in the same sentence without feeling the least bit guilty.

The new trailer for Spectre does very little to dissuade my enthusiasm for Craig and his Bond films (although Quantum of Solace (2008) was quite the follow-up to Casino Royale (2006) I was hoping for). The new film looks to continue the dark and menacing nature of these films, and I’m all for it; it’s a tone that works for Bond. Here’s hoping that the final film delivers the good that this trailer promises.

About The Film

Spectre: A cryptic message from the past sends »

- Mike Tyrkus

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Southpaw – The Review

23 July 2015 10:36 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Ever since two men slipped on gloves and sparred in a squared space, boxing has been a popular subject for mass media. I mean it’s a perfect venue, one man battling another, for everything from the legitimate theatre (the stage classic “Golden Boy”) and comic strips (“Joe Palooka” was a media sensation). But it seems to have been tailor-made for cinema, since it can cross over from “sports flick” to many other genres. It’s been a setting for laughs with screen comedians from Buster Keaton to Kevin James dancing about the canvas (plus The Main Event was a boxing “rom com”). And there are boxing biographies from Gentleman Jim to Ali. One modestly-budgeted 1976 smash turned into a huge franchise with Rocky (which will soon continue with Creed). But boxing’s biggest impact may be in prestige dramas, with Wallace Beery earning an Oscar as The Champ to the »

- Jim Batts

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Final poster for Southpaw

23 July 2015 4:50 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

We got a final trailer for Southpaw earlier in the week [watch it here], and ahead of its release tomorrow we’ve now got one final poster for the boxing drama featuring Jake Gyllenhaal’s prizefighter Billy ‘The Great’ Hope…

See Also: Read our review of Southpaw here

From director Antoine Fuqua (Training Day) and writers Kurt Sutter (Sons Of Anarchy) and Richard Wenk (The Mechanic) comes Southpaw – the story of Billy “The Great” Hope, Junior Middleweight Boxing Champion of the World. When tragedy strikes and he loses it all, Billy enters the battle of his life as he struggles to become a contender once again and win back those he loves.

Southpaw is set for release on July 24th, with a cast that includes Jake Gyllenhaal (Nightcrawler), Rachel McAdams (Aloha), Rita Ora (Fifty Shades of Grey), Naomie Harris (Skyfall), Forest Whitaker (Out of the Furnace), 50 Cent (Real Steel) and Victor Ortiz (The Expendables 3 »

- Gary Collinson

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Watch 'Spectre' Trailer: James Bond Meets the Author of His Pain

22 July 2015 9:05 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Judging from the explosive new "Spectre" trailer, the film not only continues the two-part "Skyfall" journey into James Bond's upbringing but also links the Daniel Craig era by proclaiming that Christoph Waltz's Franz Oberhauser represents a Machiavellian puppetmaster: "It's me, James, the author of all your pain," he sneers (wearing, incidentally, the signature Nehru jacket associated with Ernst Stavro Blofeld from the '60s). So isn't the cat pretty much out of the bag? No doubt, the trailer does a great job of touting what we expect from Bond as a whole and from Craig in particular: Thrilling action pieces (in cars, planes and trains); globe-trotting glam in Mexico City, Austria, Rome and Morocco; two gorgeous women (Monica Bellucci as Lucia Sciarra, the widow of an assassin killed by Bond, and love interest Léa Seydoux as Dr. Madeleine Swann, a psychologist who can lead him to Oberhauser); a deadly henchman (Dave Bautista as Mr. »

- Bill Desowitz

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Spectre Trailer Breakdown – Everything You Missed And Need To See

22 July 2015 7:32 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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How do you top Skyfall? Bond 23 was nothing short of a masterwork; a beautiful, adrenaline-pumping ride that doubled as both a thrilling Bond adventure with the right mix of franchise reverence and clear new direction, and a dissection of what has made 007 such an enduring screen presence. The most definitive Bond movie this side of Goldfinger, any attempt to follow it, no matter how good, is doomed to pale in comparison.

Or maybe not. Judging from the brand new trailer for Spectre, it looks like Sam Mendes and Daniel Craig may have pulled off that difficult second (or, rather, twenty-fourth) album. Two and a half minutes pure joy, it’s an expertly produced advert for the latest 007 movie, giving more concrete details without actually offering up anything that could be called a spoiler (take note Marvel).

The film promises the same expanded scope of its predecessor, with »

- Alex Leadbeater

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Bond is Back! New 'Spectre' Trailer

22 July 2015 7:10 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Sony and MGM have released a new, full trailer for Spectre, the latest James Bond adventure set to release in theaters on Nov. 6 along with several new images from the movie featuring Daniel Craig back as Bond along with co-stars Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Lea Seydoux, Christoph Waltz, Monica Bellucci, Stephanie Sigman and Jesper Christensen. Directed by Sam Mendes (Skyfall), the film begins as a cryptic message from Bond's past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organization. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind Spectre. Check out the trailer and new pictures below. sb id="1545667" height="360" width="640" »

- Brad Brevet

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Watch James Bond Uncover Shadowy 'Spectre' in New Trailer

22 July 2015 6:33 AM, PDT | | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Explosions and moody silhouettes dominated the first teaser for Spectre, but the James Bond flick's official trailer fills in more of the plot. The two-and-a-half-minute clip follows Daniel Craig's iconic secret agent as he journeys across the globe, uncovering the existence of the titular nefarious criminal organization. 

The trailer opens with Bond in Mexico City during the Day of the Dead Festival, strolling the streets wearing a skull mask before sniping an enemy from a rooftop. In Rome, he strikes up a romance with Lucia Sciarra (Monica Bellucci), the »

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Full Trailer for Spectre James Bond Film

22 July 2015 6:21 AM, PDT | | See recent Worst Previews news »

Sony Pictures and MGM just unveiled the full trailer for their upcoming James Bond film "Spectre," starring Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw, Lea Seydoux and Jesper Christensen. Check it out below. Plot: In the movie, a cryptic message from Bond's past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organization. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind Spectre. "Spectre" is once again directed by Sam Mendes (Skyfall) and is set to hit theaters on November 6th. Trailer: »

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Things Get Personal in New Spectre Trailer

22 July 2015 6:18 AM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

With filming wrapped and the movie only a few months away, Sony has released an all new full length trailer for the next James Bond film, Spectre...and things are hitting a little closer to home for the super spy.  Come inside to check it out.  

I want you to watch this trailer, and Try to not get excited for this movie.  Seriously, I dare you.  Where the first trailer was more about setting up the tone and story, this new one steps up the action in the only way a James Bond movie can, while still delivering on the story beats: 

See what I mean?  This is just an all around great trailer and teases some interesting things.  Bond doesn't seem to be following orders this time around, and rather than being on an official mission, he's doing this one all for himself.  He's set up a secret base, »

- (Jordan Maison)

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Spectre: 12 Easter Eggs & James Bond References In The New Trailer

22 July 2015 5:45 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »


There’s something beautifully timeless about the James Bond franchise. New entires might be new and shiny and equipped with improved gadgets and younger talent, but it’s still the same old dependable 007. And film-makers should really be forced to prove that they know as much before they get to take the reigns of Her Majesty’s Finest.

In Sam Mendes, any concerns about a lack of brand awareness are clearly unfounded. At times, Skyfall felt like a fan-boy treasure trove of references: as if Mendes was enjoying raking through the cinematic history of the character as much as his script was over his personal history.

Clearly, the director has done some serious homework again for Spectre: the trailer plays like a double-stuffed homage to every Spectre Bond film past. Even Mr Hinx feels like a nod to Diamonds Are Forever’s Mr Wint And Mr Kidd in name at least, »

- Simon Gallagher

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Everything we know about Spectre including spoilers, trailers and the latest rumours

22 July 2015 4:55 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Spectre trailer embraces Bond movies past: Who's lurking in the shadows?

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.

Digital Spy runs down everything you need to know about Spectre ahead of its cinema debut on October 23.

The new trailer is pretty spectacular

A helicopter doing a midair cork-screw, a tip of the hat to the On Her Majesty's Secret Service theme... and was that Blofeld? The latest trailer for Spectre is something of a corker and promises to be an homage-packed action-fest aiming to top Skyfall. Consider us excited.

A threat from James Bond's past will return

It's all in the title. Crime syndicate Spectre (Special Executive for Counter-Intelligence, »

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