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Watch: Full Trailer For Sam Mendes' James Bond Film 'Skyfall' With Daniel Craig & Javier Bardem

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • July 31, 2012 9:00 AM
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Now that we're coming to the end of summer blockbuster season, many eyes are turning towards the fall line-up, and while there's the usual selection of prestige fare there, we're not exactly going to be starving for blockbusters. "The Hobbit," "Jack Reacher," "Breaking Dawn Pt. 2" -- all films with the potential to be huge without necessarily troubling Academy voters. But one of the most anticipated of all is "Skyfall," the 23rd official James Bond film, which hits in November.

Our Lives Are Not Our Own: Deconstructing The 'Cloud Atlas' Trailer

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • July 26, 2012 3:29 PM
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A pleasant surprise arrived today in the form of a lengthy trailer for "Cloud Atlas," the much-anticipated adaptation of David Mitchell's novel by The Wachowskis and Tom Tykwer. Anyone who's read the book -- a sprawling, genre-hopping, puzzle-box of a story -- will know it's a tough nut to crack, but the clip, now available in HD at Apple, suggests that the filmmakers have managed to handle the diversity of the visuals even if it's yet to be seen if the film works as a whole.

Watch: Staggeringly Ambitious, Visually Impressive 6-Minute Trailer For The Wachowski's & Tom Tykwer's 'Cloud Atlas'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • July 26, 2012 5:11 AM
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Well, damn. After a prolonged period of radio silence, this week has seen a flurry of activity regarding "Cloud Atlas," the adaptation of David Mitchell's acclaimed best-seller by Lana Wachowski, Tom Tykwer and Andy Wachowski. On Tuesday, it was announced that the film would make its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, yesterday saw the first images start to leak out, and overnight, the first trailer for the film leaked online (courtesy of JoBlo). And, boy, what a trailer.

First Images Of Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Ben Whishaw & Jim Broadbent In 'Cloud Atlas'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 25, 2012 10:28 AM
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“[The movie explores] the idea of being reborn and souls being reborn through time,” Hugo Weaving recently told THR about "Cloud Atlas." When was the last time a big studio movie tackled that kind of subject matter? Well, the trick here is that The Wachowskis ambitious adaptation of David Mitchell's "Cloud Atlas" was actually financed independently from a number of production companies worldwide, giving the helmers, who teamed up with Tom Tykwer, the creative space to tell their tale.

First Image Of Ben Whishaw As Q In 'Skyfall'; Don't Worry, James Bond Will Still Drink Martinis

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 12, 2012 11:51 AM
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Nerd alert! While Q in the James Bond run of films has mostly been dominated by the classy Britishness of Desmond Llewelyn, and later the John Cleese-ness of John Cleese, for the character's return to the franchise for the first time since "Die Another Day," Sam Mendes has gone a different route.

Ben Whishaw To Play Q In 'Skyfall'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 25, 2011 8:58 AM
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This bit of info first came to our ears about a week ago, but with THR picking up on the internet chatter it now seems to be legit. Ben Whishaw will be taking on the role of gadget guru Q in the next James Bond franchise entry "Skyfall."

Sam Mendes' James Bond Film Officially Titled 'Skyfall,' Movie Is A Stand-Alone Story

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • November 3, 2011 12:33 PM
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First Synopsis Suggest That Judi Dench's M Will Be Front-And-CenterUpdate: The official Bond twitter account, @007, have revealed the first synopsis for the project, which reads: "Bond's loyalty to M is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost." It certainly backs up the idea that it's a stand-alone tale, and suggests a bigger role for Dench, as Bond's superior M, than ever before. Intriguing stuff...

Helen McCrory Joins 'James Bond 23'; Bérénice Marlohe & Ben Whishaw Confirmed

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 6, 2011 11:59 AM
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As the filmmakers get everything in place to start shooting soon, it looks like Sam Mendes is nailing down the final pieces of his cast for "James Bond 23" or as it will probably be called "Skyfall."

Ben Whishaw Reveals He Plays A Woman In 'Cloud Atlas'; Says Cast Is Swapping Gender/Race For Roles

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 31, 2011 2:10 AM
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Reps Admit Actors Is In Discussions For 'Bond 23'"It’s very clever what [the directors are] gonna try and do. I’m really really really excited about it,” Jim Sturgess recently teased us about "Cloud Atlas." “I think it’s going to be bonkers, it’s either going to work or it’s not. I’m really excited to see if we can pull it off, because it’s ambitious what they want to do."

Ben Whishaw & Hugo Weaving Join Tom Hanks & Halle Berry In 'Cloud Atlas'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 11, 2011 7:23 AM
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Actors Will Play Multiple Roles In ProjectTo date, The Wachowskis have never quite lived up to their promise. After a strong debut with lesbian noir "Bound," they reinvented the action movie with "The Matrix," a film as seriously influential as any since "Star Wars" -- hence the slavish copycats that have clogged up sci-fi pictures in the last 10 years. But the sequels were bloated and near-unwatchable, failing to understand what made the first film special, while their only other directorial credit since -- "Speed Racer" -- gave us a giant headache, even if we can sort of understand those who defend it as a piece of pop art.

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