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'Skyfall': James Bond Hits The Olympics In New TV Spot

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Just in case you are one of the six people on planet Earth who has yet to see The Dark Knight Rises, and its attached trailer for Skyfall, well, you’re in luck—the Olympic opening ceremony has bestowed upon us a new TV spot with plenty of footage from the new James Bond trailer.

James Bond Shoots, Kills, And Shaves In 'Skyfall' Teaser Trailer

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Bond fans, it’s been four years since Quantum of Solace shrugged its way into theaters with a mish-mashed plot and nigh-incomprehensible editing; now, it seems that 007 (with a little help from American Beauty and Revolutionary Road director Sam Mendes) is set to get back on track with Skyfall.  Last week, we shared the...

Official 'Skyfall' Poster Features James Bond Being, Well, Very James Bond

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There’s been a heavy influx of official photos from the set of Skyfall, the 23rd James Bond film, over the past several months; that said; the film has been relatively lacking in traditional advertising.  That changes now: the film’s teaser trailer is set for a May 21st release, and today, we’ve got the official teaser poster.   It’s one that features Daniel Craig’s James...

'Skyfall' Offers new Behind-the Scenes Glimpse

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Though Daniel Craig brought James Bond into the 21th Century with Casino Royale, it seems Skyfall has brought the franchise into the internet era - at least in terms of marketing. Though the trailer won't debut until May 25 (where it will be attached to Men in Black III), we've seen a lot of behind the scenes...

Bond Girls Naomie Harris and Bérénice Marlohe Blog about 'Skyfall'

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When is a Bond Girl not a "Bond Girl?" Naomie Harris and Bérénice Marlohe are joining Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem and Judi Dench in Skyfall, and both seem, superficially, like BGs. But are there rules? Do you have to - at the very least - make a pass at James Bond to join the club? Perhaps director Sam Mendes is the final arbiter, but it seems unlikely that Dench is...

First Photos of Javier Bardem's Bond Villain in Skyfall

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The latest James Bond film has kept its plot under wraps fairly well - little is known about what happens in the film other than modest plot details. But when it comes to shooting, it's virtually impossible to go outside and not have someone take photos. And so Oh No They Didn't! is the first to show Javier Bardem on the set of Skyfall.

'Skyfall' Will Be The First James Bond Film Released In IMAX Theaters

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Just yesterday, we published a new picture from the set of set of Skyfall, the 23rd James Bond film, along with a video blog from director Sam Mendes.  Today, we have even more 007 news for you—it looks like James Bond, after 50 years on the big screen (literally—Dr. No was released in 1962), will finally make his debut in the IMAX format.

'Skyfall' Director Sam Mendes Releases First Video Blog From The Set Of New...

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Though it’s happening slowly, new media is steadily trickling down from the production of Skyfall, the 23rd film in the James Bond franchise (and the third film in the Daniel Craig continuity).  So far, we’ve seen a pic of Bond sitting by a pool and getting his legs wet (not the most action-packed of scenarios), followed by a shot of a heavily-scruffed Daniel Craig holding a gun...

New 'Skyfall' Image Shows James Bond Packing Some Heat

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Last month, we reported on the first official picture from Skyfall, the 23rd film in the James Bond franchise (and the third film in the Daniel Craig continuity).  The picture wasn’t exactly action packed and didn’t reveal much, showing as it did the back of Bond’s head as he casually sat by a pool with his legs in the water; however, this new picture features a rough-looking...

First Picture of Daniel Craig as James Bond in Skyfall

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Yep, that's Daniel Craig, and Empire is reporting that this is the first official picture of James Bond in Skyfall, the 23rd film in the franchise. The film is due out November 9 later this year, and shooting is underway, so there's plenty of time to speculate what madness Bond gets into in this adventure. The film is being directed by Sam Mendes and also stars Judi...

James Bond Producers Reveal Details On Skyfall

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James Bond producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson, and director Sam Mendes held a press conference in London yesterday morning to unveil the title of the 23rd bond film – Skyfall. Daniel Craig will reprise his role as the handsome and daring James Bond, along with Judi Dench. The new cast was also announced, along with plot details and shooting locations,...

'Bond 23' May Be Called 'Skyfall'

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Hey, at least it isn’t Quantum of Solace (or Octopussy, The Spy Who Loved Me, or Die Another Day, for that matter), right?  Well, it appears that the 23rd James Bond film may finally have a title, and, in the tradition on vague, one-word titles in the Bond franchise, it could be worse:...

Classic James Bond Villain To Appear In 'Bond 23'?

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Oh boy—fans of the classic-era James Bond films just might have something to draw them to the upcoming (and currently untitled) James Bond 23, the third film in the Daniel Craig iteration of the long-running franchise: classic Bond super villain and arch nemesis Ernst Stavro Blofeld (you know, the guy that Dr. Evil was partly based...

'James Bond 23' To Finally Begin Filming; Set For 2012 Release

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After a long, long wait, spy film fans can finally rest easy—the as-yet untitled 23rd James Bond film is set to launch production later this year, according to Coming Soon.  As you may remember, the Daniel Craig incarnation of the franchise was in hot water when MGM went bankrupt last year, but, according Judi Dench (who has played Bond boss M in...

James Bond 23 Officially On! Craig's Back, Mendes to Direct, Release Date...

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After all the back and forth between MGM and EON Productions, the 23rd installment of the James Bond franchise has been confirmed. It's happening and everyone is finally on the same page. According to a statement sent out by EON, they've confirmed Daniel Craig to star, Sam Mendes to direct, and a new release date.

Kate Winslet Confirms Sam Mendes Still Directing Bond 23

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In a weird round about way we've received confirmation that the next James Bond film is still going strong. Back in November is was announced that MGM planned to release Bond 23 in 2012, which puts the production on a pretty short time table. Next month will be 2011 so they need to get the ball rolling. Luckily we know that Daniel Craig is still on board with the...

Sam Mendes Directing Wizard of Oz Prequel With Robert Downey Jr?

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Big-shot director Sam Mendes has landed a rebound project after Bond 23 was given the heave-ho. He's moved on to bigger and better things or at least what he hopes will be better. Sources are reporting that he may direct a prequel to the beloved classic Wizard of Oz entitled, Oz the Great and Powerful based on the...

Sam Mendes To Direct The Next James Bond Movie

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Just yesterday we heard about the uncertain future of the James Bond franchise, and within 24 hours the tide has changed. According to the Heat Vision blog, the next film is being fast tracked into production and has taken on an Oscar winning director. Close sources are stating that Sam Mendes has just been tapped to helm the latest Bond installment.

Movie Review: Away We Go

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Why you should see Away We Go: Sam Mendes directed it and I wouldn't be surprised to see it get nominated for some awards. Both Maya Rudolph and John Krasinski are brilliant in the film and unlike you've ever seen them before. It's completely honest and yet hilarious in...

Exclusive Interview with Sam Mendes

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I walked out of Sam Mendes' new film, Away We Go, starring Maya Rudolph and John Krasinki feeling awe-inspired and in desperate need of travel. I have long been a fan of Mendes' work, so a chance to sit down talk to him one on one about a film I truly loved was a wonderful experience. Mendes is was how I expected him to be. He takes his time to really think about...