Adele Will Perform “Skyfall” at the Oscars

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Those worried that the upcoming 85th Annual Academy Awards ceremony might go by without a show-stopping moment from Adele can now rest easy.  It was announced today that the soulful Grammy hoarder will indeed perform the track “Skyfall” at the ceremony, which is nominated for Best Original Song for its inclusion in Skyfall.  This decision felt like a bit of a no-brainer.  The Oscars have been trying for years to find a way to draw a larger TV audience, and when you have the chance to get Adele onscreen belting out a fantastic Bond theme, you just don’t pass that up.

It’s unspecified whether the other nominated artists will perform their songs as well, but I wouldn’t mind seeing host Seth MacFarlane sing his nominated track from Ted.  The 85th Academy Awards will be held on February 24th.  Click here to revisit the full list of nominees, and hit the jump to take a listen to “Skyfall” once more.

75 Songs Eligible for Best Original Song Oscar Including Adele’s “Skyfall” and Matthew McConaughey’s “Ladies of Tampa”

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Just yesterday we got a look at the 104 scores that will be gunning for the Best Original Score Oscar at the upcoming 85th Academy Awards, and today the Academy has unveiled the list of 75 songs that will be competing for the coveted Best Original Song trophy.  While the expected contenders like “Suddenly” from Les Miserables and “Song of the Lonely Mountain” from The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey appear, one of the pleasant surprises is Adele’s “Skyfall” from Skyfall.

Since Adele’s magnificent Bond track draws a few cues from the franchise’s theme, many assumed that the Academy might rule it ineligible for the Best Original Song trophy.  Not so, it appears, and now it looks like Adele just might land herself an Academy Award to keep those 47 Grammys company.  Also of note, Matthew McConaughey could find himself a Best Original Song nominee for “Ladies of Tampa” from Magic Mike.  MAKE THIS HAPPEN, PEOPLE.  Hit the jump to check out the full list.  The nominations for the 85th Academy Awards will be announced January 10th.

SKYFALL Continues Record-Breaking Box Office Run, Sets Seven-Day U.K. Record and Passes HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS: PART 2

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Sam Mendes’ James Bond flick, Skyfall, the 23rd installment in the famed franchise, opened strongly in the U.K. with $32 million, but has continued that trend to set a one-week box office record.  Pulling in $60 million, Skyfall beats out previous seven-day record holder, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, which nabbed $57 million in 2011.  Internationally, Skyfall claimed $83 million (up from its initial estimate of $77 million) on its opening day and has since crossed the $100 million mark.  This achievement is especially remarkable considering there’s no ticket price uptick for 3D.  Hit the jump to see what other records Skfyfall has set, and what the positive buzz means for its domestic opening on November 9th.

TOP 5: A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD Trailer, TAKEN 2, SKYFALL, FRANKENWEENIE, GOLDENEYE 007 and Other Video Games That Should Get HD Remakes

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If you’ve followed the Top 5 for any amount of time you’ve probably already deduced that I like to use the opening paragraph in an anecdotal fashion. Whether I’m spinning a recap of my latest pop-culture excursions or using the latest wedding I’m attending as a gateway for complaining about the pop-culture excursions I’d rather be partaking of, I try and keep this space at least loosely based around entertainment. That said, this week is no different as I finally had the chance to sit down with writer/director David Ayer‘s End of Watch last night. I won’t do the film the disservice of reviewing it in two sentences, but I will say that I found Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Peña‘s chemistry to be excellent and the action to be consistently suspenseful/captivating. Is the script’s attempt to tie nearly every encounter the partner’s undertake into an interconnected climax a little bit of a stretch? I think so. Nevertheless, End of Watch is still a cop drama that pushes almost all of the right buttons.

But enough of my reviews in 100 words or less, in this week’s trek down memory lane is the first official image and trailer for A Good Day to Die Hard, Taken 2 interviews with Liam Neeson, Famke Janssen and more, a recap of all our James Bond / Skyfall coverage from the past week, Frankenweenie interviews with Tim Burton, Winona Ryder and more, and finally a look at some classic video games that we feel deserve an HD remake.

New SKYFALL Trailer Now Accompanied by Adele’s James Bond Theme “Skyfall”

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If you missed any of the recent trailers for Sam Mendes’ James Bond flick, Skyfall, or the excellent theme song by Adele, you’re in luck because now you can enjoy them both together!  The theme song is great on its own and I’m sure that it’ll fit nicely with the opening credits of Skyfall, but it feels a bit forced in this patched together trailer.

Skyfall stars Daniel Craig, Ben Whishaw, Bérénice Marlohe, Judi Dench, Naomie Harris, Helen McCroy, Albert Finney, Ralph Fiennes and Javier Bardem.  It opens stateside November 9th.  Hit the jump to see the new trailer.

Listen to Adele’s Fantastic James Bond Theme “Skyfall” [Updated with New Videoblog]

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James Bond theme songs have taken a rather sharp downward turn in quality in recent years, but Adele has thankfully come to the rescue.  The multiple Grammy Award-winner seemed a fine fit to tackle the theme for Sam Mendes’ Britain-heavy Skyfall, and now the full song has landed online to prove that Adele was an inspired choice.  The song harkens back to the classic themes of old and brilliantly mixes in elements of Monty Norman’s “James Bond Theme” without it coming off as crass or jarring.  Adele co-wrote the song with her Rolling in the Deep producer/collaborator Paul Epworth, and the result is a Bond theme for the books.

Hit the jump to listen to the song in full.  It will be available to purchase tonight at 7:07pm EST. [Update: A new Skyfall videoblog focusing on the film's locations has been released and is now included after the jump.]

Adele’s James Bond Theme for SKYFALL Set for Release This Thursday

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Everything we’ve seen from director Sam Mendes’s upcoming James Bond film Skyfall thus far has been great, and setting Grammy-hoarder Adele as the artist tasked with singing the film’s theme song was yet another terrific choice.  Adele wrote the song (aptly named “Skyfall”) with her Rolling in the Deep producer/collaborator Paul Epworth, and now the official album artwork has been released in anticipation of the song’s unveiling this Thursday, October 4th.  Adele’s voice is pitch perfect for a Bond theme, and this song harkens back to the themes of the older, classic James Bond films.  It should be a great mood-setter when it plays in front of the finished film.

Hit the jump to check out the album artwork and to read Adele’s thoughts on recording the theme song for a James Bond film.  The song “Skyfall” will officially be released this Thursday, October 4th at 7:07pm EST, while the movie Skyfall opens on November 9th.

Adele Confirmed to Perform SKYFALL Theme Song; New Posters and Banners Released

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It has been rumored for months that Grammy-winning artist Adele would perform the theme song for the upcoming James Bond film, Skyfall.  Today, Showbiz411 confirms she has the gig, and the song will probably be called “Skyfall” (as opposed to “Another Way to Die” being the song from Quantum of Solace).  Adele will likely write the song as well.  It will be the English singer-songwriter’s first single since her last album, 21.  I’m curious to see where her song will rank among Bond themes.  Probably higher than “Die Another Day”.

In other Skyfall news, new posters and banners have been released for the film, and you can check them out after the jump.  Skyfall opens October 26th in the UK, November 9th in the US, and stars Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem, Judi Dench, Berenice Marlohe, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw, and Ralph Fiennes.

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