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Steven Spielberg Indefinitely Postpones 'Robopocalypse' With Chris Hemsworth & Anne Hathaway

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • January 9, 2013 7:37 PM
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After a rough half-decade or so ("Kingdom of the Crystal Skull," "The Adventures of Tintin," "War Horse," failing to get "Harvey" made), Steven Spielberg is back to enjoying the kind of success he's used to; "Lincoln" is closing on $150 million domestically alone, and is likely to be the most nominated films when the Oscar nods are announced first thing tomorrow.

'Skyfall' Or Skyfail: What Worked & What Didn't In James Bond's Latest

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • November 12, 2012 12:17 PM
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Over the weekend, it sounds like more than a few of you checked out "Skyfall" -- $80 million+ worth of you, in fact. And around the rest of the world, it's even more, the film having taken over $500 million internationally since it started rolling out two weeks ago. And for the most part, it's been acclaimed as one of the best (if not the very best) entries in the long-running spy franchise to date.

Review: 'Cloud Atlas' Is Bold, Messy & Disappointingly Unimaginative

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 25, 2012 6:32 PM
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With The Wachowskis and Tom Tykwer literally throwing a critic off the roof of a building to his death in the opening moments of the nearly three-hour "Cloud Atlas," it's clear that they aren't concerned in the slightest with how this ambitious effort will be received. And you certainly have to give the trio of directors some respect for their approach, which tag teams an all-star cast, gives them multiple roles and spreads the story across nearly a half dozen time periods. But for all their boldness in narrative approach, the adaptation of David Mitchell's "Cloud Atlas" is also a mess, with an attempt to mix its various genres under a universal thematic banner that never quite coheres.

Watch: Bond Meets Q In New 'Skyfall' Clip Plus Willow Smith Covers Adele's Theme Song & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 22, 2012 1:20 PM
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007 is officially back on screens when "Skyfall" comes out of the cold and into the multiplex internationally on Friday. And with not only a new film, but fifty years of Bond to celebrate, the promotional train continues over at MI6.

Review: Sam Mendes' 007 Film 'Skyfall' Sees James Bond Back To His Best

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • October 12, 2012 7:00 PM
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Christopher Nolan is, famously (like many British directors), a big fan of the James Bond franchise. He said that he approached "Batman Begins" more like a Bond flick than a superhero movie, he directly nodded to one of 007's high watermarks in "Inception," and has publicly expressed interest in, at some point, directing one of the films in the franchise.

Ben Whishaw To Cameo In Terry Gilliam's 'The Zero Theorem'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 12, 2012 8:18 AM
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The last year to year and a half or so have been very good to Ben Whishaw. The rising British actor features in two of this fall's biggest films -- The Wachowskis and Tom Tykwer's "Cloud Atlas" and that latest 007 flick "Skyfall" -- and Steven Spielberg wants the actor for his next blockbuster, "Robopocalypse." Before he gets to that though, Whishaw will making a quick pit stop to the set of a film by another acclaimed director.

Daniel Craig Boxes, Javier Bardem Plays Dress Up In New Pics From 'Skyfall'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 28, 2012 1:24 PM
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Can you tell that "Skyfall" is opening (overseas) in about four weeks? We'd reckon that another trailer is likely just around the corner -- probably on or around James Bond Day on October 5th -- but until then, we have some new pics that offer up eye candy for both the dudes and ladies.

Watch: Pierce Brosnan Talks Playing 007 In Clip From Bond Doc 'Everything Or Nothing' Plus New 'Skyfall' Banner For Q

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 27, 2012 9:39 AM
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Tolkien Week may be over, but another cinematic anniversary is just around the corner. On October 5th, fans will celebrate James Bond Day, the official 50th anniversary of the franchise, with the date marking the world premiere of "Dr. No" in London in 1962. 007 enthusiasts have a lot to look forward to including the traveling exhibit "Designing 007 – Fifty Years of Bond Style" (it heads to Toronto at the end of October), but moreover a comprehensive documentary about the series to date.

Ben Whishaw Tops Wishlist For Hacker Role In Steven Spielberg's 'Robopocalypse'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 25, 2012 4:21 PM
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Either DreamWorks is full of leaks, or this is some kind of negotiating tactic, but it seems Steven Spielberg's wishlist for his upcoming, popcorn movie "Robopocalypse" has made its way to every trade around town. We already know that Chris Hemsworth is in negotiations and Anne Hathaway is being sought, and now you can add one more name to the pile of actors that the director is eager to cast in his movie.

'Skyfall' Windfall: New Banner Debuts, 007 Coke Can Surfaces & Roger Moore Says Daniel Craig Is Best Bond

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • August 27, 2012 1:41 PM
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As we've reported earlier, this fall's 007 romp "Skyfall" will have what can charitably be described as "a whole heaping fuckload" of complex promotional tie-ins, corporate sponsorships, and licensing arrangements. Well, we've now got our first look at one of those tie-ins – with Coke Zero. That's right – Scott Pilgrim and James Bond will soon have the same taste in diet soda. What's more – a new international banner has been unveiled, and Roger Moore proclaims Daniel Craig the best James Bond ever. Does he get a prize? A twelve-pack of Coke Zero maybe?

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