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'Skyfall' Review: With Mendes at the Helm, Bond 23 is Best-Acted Ever

The anticipation for "Skyfall" has been intense, combining curiosity as to what cerebral Sam Mendes would make of the franchise, with hope that the new film would erase "Quantum of Solace" from memory and put Daniel Craig’s 007 back on track. Mendes, Craig & Co. had to deliver. And deliver they have. At times "Skyfall" is simply sensational.
  • By Demetrios Matheou
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  • October 14, 2012 4:26 PM
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Adele-Theme 'Skyfall' Trailer, Plus Daniel Craig Visits SNL & Remembers Forgotten Bond Girls

Daniel Craig and pseudo-Bond girl Adele (who sings the theme song) are doing their part in promoting the latest Bond film, Sam Mendes' "Skyfall." The song does add quite a bit to this latest trailer (below), reminding us just how dashing and badass 007 is (in case we've forgotten since 2008's ho-hum "Quantum of Solace"), while Craig also appeared on SNL to help remind us of some lesser-known Bond girls from the past few decades -- Diane Keaton and Ellen Degeneres, to name a few. Watch:
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • October 9, 2012 1:43 PM
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Daniel Craig Lets His Goofy Flag Fly in SNL Promo [Video]

As Bond Week continues, Blond Bond Daniel Craig is prepping for his first hosting gig on Saturday Night Live.
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • October 3, 2012 11:27 AM
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Bond News: 'Skyfall' Submerges with Underwater Video, Adele's Theme Song & 50 Years of Bond Gadgets [Video]

The video blog and promotion materials for the 23rd James Bond film, "Skyfall," may be at risk of giving everything away! In this latest clip, production experts show us how the underwater action sequences were shot for the film...
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • October 1, 2012 2:29 PM
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BAFTA LA Honors Tarantino, Craig, Parker and Stone

One vital component of the award season is the British contingent, repped in large part by the BAFTA Awards. And BAFTA LA also mounts an annual award ceremony. This November 7 BAFTA LA returns to the Beverly Hilton to present awards to the current James Bond, Brit Daniel Craig, American auteur Quentin Tarantino, who is finishing up "Django Unchained" for December 25 release, American "South Park" and "Book of Mormon" creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone...
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • September 19, 2012 12:50 PM
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WATCH: Car Chase Supercut for Launch of UK's Dedicated James Bond Channel [VIDEO]

Sky Movies 007 launches in the UK on October 5th, yet another part of the ongoing James Bond 50th Anniversary celebration, from the box set to the latest Bond flick, "Skyfall."  The Bond channel's video promo (below) is a free-wheeling supercut of Bond car chases, including each of the six Bonds: Sean Connery, Roger Moore, George Lazenby, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan and the current Daniel Craig.  As the trailer puts it -- in simple shaken-not-stirred Bond style -- "All the Bonds, all in one place."  In honor of the half-century of Bonds, the channel will premiere with the first-ever Bond film, 1962's "Dr. No."  
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • September 5, 2012 1:43 PM
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Bardem Brightens New 'Skyfall' Trailer with Badass Blond Locks

It's tough to follow Daniel Craig as James Bond opening the 2012 Summer Olympics with Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth. Nonetheless, at least the latest international trailer for Sam Mendes' take on Bond, "Skyfall," features badass Javier Bardem.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • July 31, 2012 1:16 PM
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DVD Watch: First Roles of Now Famous Stars

Psst! If you want to peek into the past, Acorn Media is making it easy. Want to watch Keira Knightley at age 9? Try Acorn’s DVD of “A Village Affair,” a TV movie whose lesbian love story takes place in a small English village. How about Orlando Bloom at 13 in “Midsomer Murders"?
  • By Aljean Harmetz
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  • July 25, 2012 3:24 PM
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Watch: Daniel Craig Shows Off Custom-Made Tom Ford Suits in 'Skyfall' Vlog; Orgy of 50th Anniversary Bond Programming

Daniel Craig is nothing if not a dapper James Bond. Check out the latest video blog for the 23rd Bond film, "Skyfall," in which costume designer Jany Temime describes the necessity for 007 suits that fit Craig "near his body," while remaining "very supple, and move with him." Temime worked with fashion designer Tom Ford...
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • June 7, 2012 4:21 PM
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Immersed in Movies: Deciphering the 'Skyfall' Teaser Trailer

Like everyone else, I've been trying to make sense of the "Skyfall" teaser trailer that went live today (it will play in front of "Men in Black 3" on Friday). It appears to tell us everything and nothing about James Bond's 23rd adventure and Daniel Craig's third outing as the most fallible 007...
  • By Bill Desowitz
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  • May 21, 2012 2:51 PM
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