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With Spectre out in theaters, there has been no shortage of debate among Bond fans about where this entry lands in the series’ spectrum of quality, with some like PopOptiq’s own lead film critic J.R. Kinnard calling it “a glorious love letter to classic Bond”. To some this will sound like exactly what they want to hear, but after twenty-six movies (the Eon productions, along with 1967’s Casino Royale and Never Say Never Again), is an homage to classic formula the best way to close out what had seemed to be an attempt to genuinely take the franchise in a new direction during the Daniel Craig years? Tributes are for those who have no more to offer- those who soon will be gone, if they’re not already. Life and movie franchises are about pushing forward to stay alive; Spectre‘s safe retreat will only make regaining momentum that much more difficult. »
- Patrick Murphy
“We have put three years of work into Spectre,” Broccoli tells 20Minuten.ch. It was a thrill, but now we want to enjoy the success and the reactions of the audiences. In spring we start again.”
Bond 25 will likely need to find a new director, with Skyfall and Spectre helmer Sam Mendes having seeminly ruled out a return, and while there’s been a tonne of speculation as to Daniel Craig’s continued involvement, Broccoli is keen to have him back for a fifth outing:
“I hope we can continue with Daniel,” she says. “I love him, obviously not just me but also the audience. I will try my best to keep him on.”
Bond’s latest adventure Spectre »
- Gary Collinson
“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2” led a crowded field of box office contenders heading into the Thanksgiving holiday. The final film in the popular futuristic series nabbed $13.7 million on Wednesday, pushing its domestic haul to $183 million.
Globally, “Mockingjay – Part 2” has earned nearly $320 million. It is expected to top stateside charts for the second weekend in a row with $75 million, despite debuting last weekend to a weaker than expected $102.7 million, the lowest opening for any “Hunger Games” installment.
“Creed” punched above its weight, picking up $6 million from 3,350 locations in its opening day. The Ryan Coogler (“Fruitvale Station”) drama focuses on the son of Rocky Balboa rival Apollo Creed, played by Michael B. Jordan. Sylvester Stallone dons the monosyllables once again to play Balboa, »
- Brent Lang
Last week we got seven clips from director Ron Howard’s In the Heart of the Sea [watch them here], and now Warner Bros. has debuted a new featurette for the film entitled ‘The Myth of Moby Dick’. Check it out below after the official synopsis…
In the winter of 1820, the New England whaling ship Essex was assaulted by something no one could believe: a whale of mammoth size and will, and an almost human sense of vengeance. The real-life maritime disaster would inspire Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick. But that told only half the story. “Heart of the Sea” reveals the encounter’s harrowing aftermath, as the ship’s surviving crew is pushed to their limits and forced to do the unthinkable to stay alive. Braving storms, starvation, panic and despair, the men will call into question their deepest beliefs, »
- Amie Cranswick
Even though the James Bond series has moved on to Spectre, which is now the 8th highest-grossing movie of the year worldwide, there's still much to discuss about the previous installment. Thanks to the new book Some Kind of Hero: The Remarkable Story of the James Bond Films, we learn that the original incarnation of what became Skyfall was actually much darker. Here's what we know: Who were the original writers for the 23rd James Bond movie? Peter Morgan, who earned Oscar nominations for his scripts for The Queen and Frost/Nixon, collaborated with franchise regular Neal Purvis and Robert Wade. What was it called? Once Upon a Spy. Why did Morgan leave the production? Morgan's departure was first revealed after Sam Mendes signed on as director, but...
- Christopher Campbell
If you don't know what to get the 007 obsessed person in your life for Christmas, you should go for "Some Kind Of Hero: The Remarkable Story Of The James Bond Films." Written by Matthew Field and Ajay Chowdhury," the book features over one hundred new interviews with the stars, directors, writers, filmmakers, studio executives and all manner of Bond insiders. Quite a few new juicy stories have already been unveiled. We've already learned about the "lost" Bond movie that eventually became "Skyfall," which would've seen the secret agent kill his boss M. The team behind the book has shared a couple of those anecdotes, including Pierce Brosnan's revelation of how coldly he was dropped from the franchise after "Die Another Day." Read More: Sam Mendes' 'Spectre' Starring Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, Lea Seydoux & Ralph Fiennes “I was in the Bahamas, working on a movie called ' »
- Kevin Jagernauth
The parameters, mutually agreed upon by my editor Danny Kasman and myself, are these: A bi-weekly (every two weeks) column, entitled "On Mubi / Off," covering two films—one currently available on the Mubi streaming platform in the United States, the other screening offsite (in theaters, on VOD, Blu-ray/DVD, etc). The movies may share some similarities in approach, execution and theme, or they may not. Mostly, my own interests and curiosity will dictate what films are covered and in what way, and I hope you'll find the prose, the pairings, and/or the analysis compelling enough to follow along.On MUBITerminal Island (Stephanie Rothman, 1973)Sight unseen, I thought Stephanie Rothman's 1973 exploitation cheapie Terminal Island would make for a good inaugural article lead-off—something Z-grade disreputable to complement the A-level sleaze (not necessarily a criticism) of the other movie covered in this column. (We'll get to you momentarily, Mr. Bond. »
- Keith Uhlich
Who said acting is nothing more than reciting lines and collecting a paycheck? Sometimes it’s much more than that, with our latest exhibit being Chris Hemsworth (who usually has a stone-chiseled body to portray Marvel superhero Thor) and his emaciated new look he achieved as a form of method acting throughout the duration of filming In the Heart of the Sea.
This isn’t the first time a high-profile actor has shed weight for a role; Christian Bale is no stranger to these extreme lengths of getting into character, especially for the overlooked and under-appreciated film The Machinist.
It goes without saying that radically changing your diet routine like this cannot be healthy, but one must applaud the dedication of the performers and have nothing but utmost respect for sacrificing their health in the name of art. Now someone get Chris Hemsworth a few McDonald’s Big Macs!
- Robert Kojder
Adele's first single in four years, "Hello," is now the second-fastest video to hit 100 million YouTube views and the fastest to reach 100 million on Vevo, unseating the record previously held by Miley Cyrus ("Wrecking Ball"). Unsurprisingly, Adele's return single also debuted at number one on the Billboard Hot 100. Now that her much-awaited third album "25" has finally been released, which of the other 10 tracks do you think should be her next hit single? Vote in our new poll below. -Break- Adele says 'Hello' again: Watch her video and tell us if she'll return to Grammy glory Her previous album, "21," became one of the biggest hits of the century, winning seven Grammys over two years, selling 30 million copies worldwide and being certified 11-times platinum in the United States. She followed that up with the title song from the James Bond spy thriller "Skyfall," which won her the Oscar for Best S. »
Earlier this week we saw an extended promo [watch it here] for director Ron Howard’s In the Heart of the Sea, and now Warner Bros. has released seven new clips for the upcoming survival tale; check them out below after the official synopsis…
See Also: Watch the final trailer for In the Heart of the Sea
In the winter of 1820, the New England whaling ship Essex was assaulted by something no one could believe: a whale of mammoth size and will, and an almost human sense of vengeance. The real-life maritime disaster would inspire Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick. But that told only half the story. “Heart of the Sea” reveals the encounter’s harrowing aftermath, as the ship’s surviving crew is pushed to their limits and forced to do the unthinkable to stay alive. Braving storms, starvation, panic and despair, the men will call into question their deepest beliefs, from the »
- Amie Cranswick
The massive success of "Skyfall" proved that the James Bond franchise had plenty of gas left in the tank, and it changed the game for the series, delving into the protagonist's personal history more than ever before. However, things might have played out much differently had the production gone the direction of screenwriter Peter Morgan's ("The Queen," "Frost/Nixon") original script. Digital Spy dug into the pages of "Some Kind of Hero: The Remarkable Story of the James Bond Films" by Matthew Field and Ajay Chowdhury, and it details Morgan's Cold War-set "Once Upon A Spy," the screenplay he wrote that was rejected by Sam Mendes and Bond producers. But the mechanics of it are pretty interesting. Read More: James Ellroy Says 'Skyfall' Is "Fucking Brilliant," But 'The Wire' Is "Bullshit" With "Bad Writing" The story would've revolved around M, starting in Cold War Berlin, where she has an affair. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
At this point, James Bond has pretty much done it all. He.s fought all the bad guys, he.s been with all the girls. You.d think at this point they.d be running out of ideas. It turns out, however, that there are actually ideas that they.ve had to turn down, even in recent James Bond films. The script that eventually became the blockbuster Skyfall was once a very different movie, and it included a scene where James Bond does something that would have turned the franchise on its head. He killed M. Peter Morgan, the Oscar-nominated screenwriter of The Queen, tried his hand at writing a James Bond screenplay once upon a time. His script, entitled Once Upon A Spy, would have included flashbacks of Judi Dench.s M as a young MI6 agent herself. During this period, she had an affair with a Kgb agent. »
Warner Bros. Pictures has released a final extended trailer for Ron Howard's epic new action adventure "In the Heart of the Sea," which focuses on the character of young Thomas Nickerson played by Tom Holland. The film is based on Nathaniel Philbrick’s best-selling book about the dramatic true journey of the Essex.
“In the Heart of the Sea” stars Chris Hemsworth (“The Avengers,” “Rush”) as the vessel’s veteran first mate Owen Chase; Benjamin Walker (“Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter”) as its inexperienced Captain, George Pollard; Cillian Murphy (“The Dark Knight Rises”) as second mate Matthew Joy; and Ben Whishaw (“Skyfall”) as novelist Herman Melville, whose inquiries into the event 30 years later helped bring the story to light.
Tom Holland (“The Impossible”) also stars as young seaman Tom Nickerson, and Brendan Gleeson (“Edge ofTomorrow”) as the same man, 30 years later. Spanish actor Jordi Mollá (“Riddick”) is the captain of another ship, »
- Kellvin Chavez
Details of abandoned screenplay, and its part in the success of 2012’s Skyfall, revealed in new book about the long-running spy series
A “lost” James Bond movie written by Peter Morgan, the Oscar-nominated screenwriter of Frost/Nixon and The Queen, would have seen Daniel Craig’s 007 forced to kill Judi Dench’s spymaster M in a shock finale, according to a new book.
Morgan’s screenplay for the proposed film, titled Once Upon a Spy, was turned down by Bond producers and director Sam Mendes prior to the release of 2012’s Skyfall. However, the script’s key elements, which included a mistake from M’s past coming back to haunt her and the MI6 bigwig dying at the end, were retained for the $1.1bn blockbuster.
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- Ben Child
Adele's third album, "25," releases on November 20. It's her follow-up to the massive critical, commercial and awards success of "21" in 2011. Will she resume her pop music dominance where she left off? -Break- Adele says 'Hello' again: Watch her video and tell us if she'll return to Grammy glory "21" became one of the biggest hits of the 21st century, winning seven Grammys over two years, including Album of the Year, selling 30 million copies worldwide and being certified 11-times platinum in the Us. She followed that up with the title song from the James Bond spy thriller "Skyfall," which won her an Oscar. That's quite a lot to live up to. Does her new album rise to the occasion? As of this writing, "25" has a score of 73 on MetaCritic. That doesn't sound very high, but remember that "21" only scored 76 on MetaCritic when it was released in February 2011...' »
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Accompanied by her band, Adele will perform both older numbers and songs from her new album “25,” as well as chat to Norton about her career and life to date.
Salim Mukaddam, director of music for BBC Worldwide, said: “Featuring a sensational performance from Adele, as well as a candid interview with Graham Norton, and some hilarious and surprising moments, ‘Live »
- Leo Barraclough
It may be raking in the cash at the box office, but James Bond’s 24th adventure Spectre has received a mixed reception from fans and critics. Flickering Myth’s Anghus Houvouras thought it could very well be the worst Bond movie, and it seems that former 007 Pierce Brosnan isn’t much of a fan either.
“I was looking forward to it enormously,” Brosnan tells Yahoo. “I thought it was too long. The story was kind of weak — it could have been condensed. It kind of went on too long. It really did. [Spectre] is neither fish nor fowl. It’s neither Bond nor Bourne. Am I in a Bond movie? Not in a Bond movie? But Daniel Craig, in the fourth go-round, has ownership of it. He had a nice looseness to him. He’s a mighty warrior, and I think he found a great sense of himself in this »
- Gary Collinson
Following up the most successful entry in the James Bond franchise, Skyfall, wasn’t going to be easy for Spectre, the 24th big screen adventure for Ian Fleming’s suave, super spy. While it is sitting on a $545 million worldwide box office gross after only three weeks, the response from audiences and critics alike has been mixed to say the least (you can read our review here). One person who has a less than favourable view on it is a man who knows a few things about Bond: Pierce Brosnan, who saw his tenure as the character cut short in favour of rebooting the series with Daniel Craig. Speaking to Hitfix, the actor, who has gone on record calling Skyfall ‘magnificent’ seemed to find the same problem everyone else had: I was looking forward to it enormously. I thought it was too long. The story was kind of weak — it could have been condensed. »
- email@example.com (Tom White)
Unfortunately Daniel Craig's latest outing as James Bond hasn't quite reached Skyfall's level of critical success, but by most accounts, it's still a fun entry in the long running series. However, former Bond actor Pierce Brosnan has spoken out about the film and lobbed a few criticism's its way. Brosnan spoke with Hitfix and laid out his problems with the film. I... Read More »
- Kevin Fraser
Despite healthy box-office, the latest James Bond film "Spectre" has ended up with a mixed reviews overall. Scoring a 60/100 on Metacritic and a 63% (6.4/10) on Rotten Tomatoes, that puts it only just above the 58/100 and 65% (6.1/10) respectively earned by current Bond star Daniel Craig's least liked film "Quantum of Solace" - and far behind both "Casino Royale" and "Skyfall" which scored stellar reaction.
Now, one former 007 has also expressed disappointment in the newest entry - Pierce Brosnan. Speaking with HitFix, Brosnan shared his review of the new film which praises Craig but mostly criticises the story and more specifically the pacing - a common complaint considering this was the longest Bond film to date:
"I was looking forward to it enormously. I thought it was too long. The story was kind of weak - it could have been condensed. It kind of went on too long. It really did.
['Spectre'] is neither fish nor fowl. »
- Garth Franklin
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