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Oscar Talk: from 'Skyfall' to AFI FEST's 'Hitchcock'

In this week's Oscar Talk, Kris Tapley and I review the new Bond film, "Skyfall," which could yield a few technical nominations, as well as Sacha Gervasi's "Hitchcock," which opened the AFI FEST Thurday night. We preview what's coming up at the fall fest, including the foreign films.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • November 2, 2012 6:16 PM
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'60 Minutes' Showcases 007, Anderson Cooper Plays Bond [Video]

On "60 Minutes" last Sunday, Anderson Cooper interviewed the guardians of the Bond franchise, the daughter and stepson of "Cubby" Broccoli -- Barbara Broccoli and Michael Wilson -- about the task they inherited and their most recent Bond: "Skyfall."On "60 Minutes" last Sunday, Anderson Cooper interviewed the guardians of the Bond franchise, the daughter and stepson of "Cubby" Broccoli - Barbara Broccoli and Michael Wilson - about the task they inherited and their most recent Bond rendition: "Skyfall."
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • October 17, 2012 6:38 PM
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'Skyfall' Early Review Round-Up: Mendes, Craig, and Bardem Rise to the Occasion

Early reviews for Bond 23 are glowing. Directed by Sam Mendes, "Skyfall" features Daniel Craig in his third Bond film and showcases Javier Bardem as the sinister villain and Judi Dench's M. Reviewers report that under Mendes' guidance, this James Bond might be the best of them all.
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • October 15, 2012 4:21 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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Latest 007 Clips: 'Skyfall' Bond Babes Plus a Kinda Cool Bond-Themed Advertisement for Heineken

Two teasers today for the upcoming 23rd Bond flick, "Skyfall," include a featurette revealing the Bond girls in bombshell dresses and a Bond-themed beer advertisement that is actually pretty delightful. Both are posted below.
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • September 20, 2012 4:50 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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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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