New Videoblog for SKYFALL Focuses on Bond Girls Naomie Harris and Berenice Marlohe

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A new videoblog for Skyfall has landed online, and this time the Bond girls are the focus.  Naomie Harris and Berenice Marlohe play two very different female characters in director Sam Mendes’ entry in the franchise, but both actresses are aware of how the female role in the Bond films has changed over the years.  Harris notes that it’s “not enough just to look pretty anymore,” and her field agent can more than hold her own.  Marlohe, on the other hand, describes her character as a femme fatale with a great deal of complexity.  It’s been nice to see the series evolve from its chauvinistic roots, and I’m eager to see what Harris and Marlohe bring to the table.

Hit the jump to watch the videoblog.  The film also stars Daniel Craig, Judi Dench, Ben Whishaw, Javier Bardem, and Ralph FiennesSkyfall opens on November 9th.

SKYFALL Runtime Revealed, Daniel Craig Confirmed for Two More JAMES BOND Films and Behind-the-Scenes Video From SKYFALL

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We can now confirm what we reported yesterday, that Daniel Craig will return for the next two James Bond films.  Craig will star in the 24th and 25th installments, making him the third-longest tenured actor to play Bond (after Sean Connery and Roger Moore).  Deadline also confirms that Sony Pictures will also return to co-finance those two films, as it has with Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace and the upcoming Sam Mendes picture, Skyfall.  Speaking of Skyfall, we’ve got new word on just how long the film will run along with a behind-the-scenes look at the filming of the opening sequence.  Hit the jump for all of that and more!

Skyfall, also starring Javier Bardem, Judi Dench, Ben Whishaw, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Berenice Marlohe and Ola Rapace opens October 26th in the UK and November 9th in the US.

Daniel Craig Has Trouble Shaving in New Images from SKYFALL

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With the release date looming closer, a batch of new images from the 23rd James Bond film Skyfall has landed online.  Director Sam Mendes takes the reins this time around with Daniel Craig’s Bond facing off against an uber-creepy Javier Bardem as the film’s villain.  These new images are revelatory in that we learn James Bond has difficulty shaving when there are ladies present, and he gets very angry when you knock over his favorite statue.

Hit the jump to check out the images.  The film also stars Naomi Harris, Berenice Marlohe, Judi Dench, Ralph Fiennes, and Ben WhishawSkyfall opens on November 9th.

New Banner and 4 Character Posters for SKYFALL

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Sony has released a new banner for the upcoming James Bond film, Skyfall.  I thought the teaser poster was a bit bland (it could have been used for any James Bond film), but it’s a masterpiece compared to four characters standing in front of a logo.  The banner almost looks like it’s trying to advertise clothes than a movie.  It’s also odd that they’ve pushed poor Daniel Craig all the way to the side.  Yes, from left to right the position makes some sense, but if you look at it as a whole, the villain (Javier Bardem) is the one who grabs your attention.

Hit the jump to check out the full banner.  The film also stars Berenice Marlohe, Judi Dench, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw, Helen McCroy, Albert Finney, and Ralph FiennesSkyfall opens November 9th. [Update: Character posters for each actor have now been released, and these are also included after the jump]

First Full Trailer for New James Bond Movie SKYFALL Plus the New International Trailer

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A full trailer for Skyfall has been released, and it looks like Bond is back in a big way.  Anyone who was disappointed by Quantum of Solace (about 90% of the population, myself included), will likely be back on board with director Sam Mendes‘ take on the franchise.  The upcoming flick looks like it has everything audiences want from a James Bond picture: style, big set pieces, sex, and more style.  Mendes looks like he knows what sets Bond apart from other action stars and taken full advantage of it.  If you’ve been let down by the majority of this summer’s action movies, there may be an excellent one this November.

Hit the jump to check out the trailer.  The film stars The film stars Daniel Craig, Bérénice Marlohe, Judi Dench, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw, Helen McCroy, Albert Finney, Ralph Fiennes, and Javier BardemSkyfall opens November 9th. [Update: We have now added the equally bad-ass international trailer, which contains footage that's not in the new domestic trailer; specifically, it has a little bit more of Javier Bardem's terrifying villain]

Watch the Teaser for the New SKYFALL Trailer

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Ah yes, it’s time for yet another teaser for a trailer.  In anticipation of the release of the first full trailer for the new James Bond film Skyfall tomorrow morning, a brief teaser for the trailer has been released.  Ralph Fiennes delivers a mouthful of dialogue that presumably explains the film’s MacGuffin, and we see a bit of a pretty terrifying stunt involving Bond and a train.  I’ve really loved everything we’ve seen from director Sam Mendes entry in the long-running franchise thus far—especially this Olympics TV spot—and I’m hoping the full film delivers the goods.

Hit the jump to watch the teaser for the trailer, and check back here tomorrow morning at 9am EST.  The film also stars Daniel Craig, Judi Dench, Javier Bardem, Bérénice Marlohe, Ben Whishaw and Naomie HarrisSkyfall opens on November 9th.

New Olympics TV Spot for SKYFALL

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If you watched the damn impressive (and long) opening ceremonies for the Olympics last night, you caught director Danny Boyle’s amusing James Bond short film featuring Daniel Craig and the Queen herself.  In addition to the royally-enhanced bit, a brand new TV spot for the new James Bond film, Skyfall, aired during commercial breaks, and that spot is now online for your viewing pleasure.  Instead of jamming as many explosions into 30 seconds as possible, this spot plays like a great mood piece, giving audiences a tiny taste of what director Sam Mendes has cooked up for his entry in the long-running franchise.  We also get an incredibly brief first look at Javier Bardem as the villain and a really great tag that showcases a humorous Bond stunt.

I continue to be impressed by what we’ve seen from Skyfall thus far, and I’m incredibly excited to see how it all comes together.  Hit the jump to take a look at the TV spot.  The film also stars Ralph Fiennes, Bérénice Marlohe, Judi Dench, and Naomie HarrisSkyfall opens on November 9th.


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With this weekend’s domestic release of some little flick called The Avengers, the summer movie season is officially off and running. Although it’s easy for the comic book fan in me to rank The Avengers, The Amazing-Spider Man, and The Dark Knight Rises as my top three most anticipated summer pics, I thought it might be a nice exercise to quickly list what else the Summer of 2012 is offering that will likely tickle my moviegoing fancy. That said, because absolutely no one asked my opinion, here are five of my other most anticipated summer films (listed in chronological order by release date): Ridley Scott‘s Prometheus, Steven Soderbergh‘s Magic Mike, Seth MacFarlane‘s feature debut Ted, Fernando Meirelles360, and John Hillcoat‘s Lawless. As always, I’d love to hear from you, the reader, about what you’re looking forward to seeing on the big screen in the coming months. By all means, use the comments section liberally.

In this week’s Top 5 you’ll find a ton of interviews, Matt’s review, and other ancillary bits for the aforementioned The Avengers, Steve’s coverage from his visit to the Istanbul set of Skyfall, the third trailer for The Dark Knight Rises, a new trailer, images, and posters for The Amazing Spider-Man, and the first full-length trailer for The Expendables 2. A quick recap and link to each ensues after the jump.

Naomie Harris Talks SKYFALL, Her Favorite Bond and Bond Girl, the Moneypenny Rumors and More

by     Posted 2 years, 231 days ago


In the upcoming James Bond movie, Skyfall, Naomie Harris plays Eve (not Moneypenny), and she’s out in the field fighting alongside Bond (Daniel Craig) against villains played by Javier Bardem and Ola Rapace.  On Sunday afternoon, during a roundtable interview in Istanbul, Turkey (where they’re currently filming), Harris talked about how she got involved in Skyfall, her character, preparing to do the action, what makes Craig special as Bond, her favorite Bond girl, what it’s like to work for director Sam Mendes, her reaction to reading the script for the first time, and a lot more.  Hit the jump to listen or read the interview.

20 Things to Know About SKYFALL From Our Istanbul, Turkey Set Visit; Plus Video Blog Recap

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James Bond is under fire and pinned down.  He’s stuck behind a fruit stand wearing a form fitting gray suit with his gun drawn.  About fifteen feet to his left, Naomie Harris is in the front seat of a damaged Land Rover.  As he looks around the crowded outdoor Istanbul market filled with hundreds of bystanders, he notices an older motorcycle attached to a cart.  When the gunfire slows down, Bond runs to his right and kicks the bike free.  He gets on and speeds off after his assailant.

Let me back up a second.

For those just learning a new James Bond movie is being released this year (October 26 in the UK and November 9 in the US), Daniel Craig is back as James Bond and it’s being directed by Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Road to Perdition, Away We Go).  The film also stars Javier Bardem (as the villain Silva), Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Bérénice Marlohe, Ola Rapace, Ben Whishaw, Albert Finney and Judi Dench as ‘M.’  Skyfall Director of Photography is Roger Deakins (one of the best in the business) and it was written by John Logan (Hugo, Gladiator, Rango).  Neal Purvis & Robert Wade also contributed to the script.  Continued after the jump.

Daniel Craig, Bérénice Marlohe, Naomie Harris and Director Sam Mendes Talk About Filming SKYFALL in Istanbul, Turkey

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“You always go back to Fleming because the character Fleming created over a number of novels was incredibly complex.  Some people sometimes forget in the cliche of Bond, which is the international playboy, and someone who’s always untroubled, and almost never breaks a sweat, that actually what Fleming created was a very conflicted character.”

This was part of what Sam Mendes said yesterday afternoon at a press conference in Istanbul, Turkey about Skyfall, where the 23rd James Bond movie is filming.  It’s also where I type these words.  As you can probably guess, I’m here covering the film and in the coming days you can expect a ton of Bond content (thank you Sony for having such a short embargo!).  Until then, hit the jump to see Daniel Craig, Bérénice Marlohe, Naomie Harris and director Sam Mendes talk about being in Istanbul and filming at the Grand Bazaar, an amazing market that dates to the early Ottoman period.

8 New Images from SKYFALL, Plus Javier Bardem Talks About His Villain Character

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Calling all James Bond fans: some great Skyfall content has hit the web.  Not only do we now have eight new images from the latest entry in the James Bond franchise, but a featurette has been posted that features Javier Bardem talking about his villain character.  The images have your typical “Daniel Craig looking like a bad ass” feel, but we also get a look at new Bond girl Naomie Harris and half of Ralph Fiennes.  The nature of the Harry Potter actor’s role is being tightly kept under wraps, but this is the first time we’ve seen what his character looks like.  Half his face is hidden behind a door to prevent being shot to bits, but I think we can safely assume he’s also self-conscious of his badly burned and disfigured left side (we can’t).

Hit the jump to check out the images and the video of Bardem and Craig talking about the film.  Rumor has it (via The Daily Mail) that we’ll see the first trailer for Skyfall in front of Men in Black 3Skyfall opens on November 9th.

New SKYFALL Video Blogs Feature Bond Girls Naomie Harris and Bérénice Marlohe

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James Bond is nothing without his beautiful female co-stars, and his new film, Skyfall, he’ll be joined by Naomie Harris (28 Days Later) and newcomer Bérénice Marlohe.  While initial reports pegged Harris as the new Moneypenny, it turned out she was playing a field agent named “Eve”.  Harris’ videoblog focuses on the actress’ firearms training, and she notes that her character believes she’s Bond’s equal even though she’s not.  As for Marlohe, who plays “Sévérine”, and the actress believes that the range of Bond Girl personalities over the years allows her the freedom to find her own take on the character.  She also says that the first time we see Sévérine, “she has a dark side.”

Hit the jump to check out the video blogs.  The film also stars Daniel Craig, Judi Dench, Javier Bardem, Ben Whishaw, Helen McCroy, Albert Finney, and Ralph FiennesSkyfall opens November 9th.

JAMES BOND 23 Officially Titled SKYFALL; New Details Revealed [Updated with Images & Video of the London Press Conference]

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Sony Pictures held a press conference today to announce details on the 23rd James Bond film.  First up, Sony confirmed the title would be Skyfall, which sounds a bit sci-fi, but is a billion times better than “Quantum of Solace“.  As for the title’s meaning, producer Barbara Broccoli says, “It has emotional context which will be revealed in the film.”  The press conference was also attended by director Sam Mendes, co-producer Michael G. Wilson, and cast members Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem, Judi Dench, Bérénice Marlohe, and Naomie Harris.

The official James Bond twitter, @007, tweeted the logline: “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.” Hit the jump for more juicy details on 007′s next adventure.  The film also stars Ralph Fiennes, Albert Finney, and Ben Whishaw.  Skyfall is due out November 9, 2012. [We've updated the story with the press release, as well as photos and video from the press conference, all of which you can check out after the jump.]

Naomie Harris to Play Moneypenny in BOND 23; Javier Bardem Confirmed to Co-Star

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After a forced delay due to MGM’s financial implosion, the 23rd James Bond film is finally gaining some traction.  The Daily Mail reports that Naomie Harris (28 Days Later) is in final negotiations to play Ms. Moneypenny, a character who has been absent from the franchise ever since it was re-launched with Daniel Craig as 007.  The Mail also confirms that Javier Bardem will co-star with Craig, Judi Dench, and Ralph Fiennes.  Bardem was previously tipped for the villain role while Fiennes is playing a character “of extreme complexity” according to director Sam Mendes.

Hit the jump for my thoughts on Moneypenny returning to the series.  James Bond 23 is set to open on November 9, 2012.

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