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Naomie Harris at the 2017 Film Independent Spirit Awards - Santa Monica, Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 25th February 2017

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Naomie Harris and Janelle Monae at the 2017 Film Independent Spirit Awards - Santa Monica, Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 25th February 2017

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Naomie Harris and Janelle Monáe at the 2017 Film Independent Spirit Awards held in Santa Monica Beach - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 25th February 2017

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Naomie Harris Says There's A "Good Chance" Daniel Craig Will Return As Bond


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Newly appointed Order of the British Empire, Naomie Harris has revealed she thinks Daniel Craig could be back as Bond for the next 007 instalment. The Oscar-nominated actress said she thinks there’s a "very good chance" the second-longest serving Bond will return after speculation last year that he may quit.

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The star, who plays Miss Moneypenny in Craig’s current revamp, was speaking after being awarded an OBE for her services to drama by the Queen at Buckingham Palace.

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Naomie Harris at the 2017 EE British Academy Film Awards held at the Royal Albert Hall - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 12th February 2017

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Naomie Harris at the The British Academy Film Awards 2017 After Party held at Grosvenor House -- London, United Kingdom - Sunday 12th February 2017

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Moonlight co-stars Naomie Harris and Mahershala Ali at the 89th Oscars Nominees Luncheon 2017 held in the Grand Ballroom at the Beverly Hilton Hotel - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 6th February 2017

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Naomi Harris arrives at the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (SAG) 2017 held at The Shrine Auditorium Media Complex - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 29th January 2017

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Naomie Harris arrives at the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (SAG) 2017 held at The Shrine Auditorium Media Complex - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 29th January 2017

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Naomie Harris seen departing the London Film Critics' Circle Awards - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 22nd January 2017

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Naomie Harris at the 2017 InStyle & Warner Bros. Pictures Golden Globes After Party held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 9th January 2017

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Collateral Beauty Review

OK

Dramas exploring the nature of death and the true meaning of life are always in danger of tipping over into extreme sentimentality, and this one very quickly gets bogged down in buckets of syrup. It's a slickly made movie with a first-rate cast, but occasional glimpses of gritty honesty aren't quite enough to counteract sudsy philosophising that sounds profound but is actually rather shallow.

It's set in New York, where advertising company owner Howard (Will Smith) is still lost in grief six months after the death of his 6-year-old daughter. And his business partners are worried that the company is falling apart as a result. In desperation, best pal Whit (Edward Norton), protege Claire (Kate Winslet) and rising-star Simon (Michael Pena) hire a private detective (Ann Dowd) to determine Howard's mental fitness to run the company. They also hire three actors to confront him as Love (Keira Knightley), Time (Jacob Latimore) and Death (Helen Mirren), abstract concepts he's obsessed with. But they don't know that Howard is also considering attending a grief counselling meeting run by Madeleine (Naomie Harris).

Directed with a magical sheen by David Frankel (Hope Springs) and written to within an inch of its life by Allan Loeb (The Switch), there's nothing about this film that doesn't feel contrived and controlled. In addition to their scenes with Howard, each of the three actors has an impact on the colleague who needs their specific gifts. And there are a number of revelations and twists that feel annoyingly hokey. Even so, the cast is strong enough to add moments of lightness that lift the movie briefly out of the sludge. Mirren, Knightley and Latimore have a sparky edge as the story's catalysts. While Norton, Winslet and Pena bring some raw, honest emotion to their own personal dramas.

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Shirley Rumierk at the premiere of Collateral Beauty held at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall, New York, United States - Tuesday 13th December 2016

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Edward Norton, Naomie Harris and Will Smith at the premiere of Collateral Beauty held at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall, New York, United States - Tuesday 13th December 2016

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Naomie Harris at the 22nd Annual Critics' Choice Awards held at Barker Hangar, Critics' Choice Awards - Santa Monica, California, United States - Sunday 11th December 2016

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Naomie Harris seen at the 2016 British Independent Film Awards - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 4th December 2016

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Naomie Harris attends the 26th Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards held at Cipriani Wall Street, New York, United States - Tuesday 29th November 2016

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Moonlight Trailer


Moonlight tells the story of one boy, Chiron, over the course of his childhood, teenage years and eventually into manhood who's living in a rough Miami neighbourhood. 

Moonlight is an unforgettable drama at the intersection of race, sexuality, masculinity, identity, family, and love, that establishes director Barry Jenkins as a major American filmmaker for his ability to capture the pure feeling of longing and heartache playing out over the years. 

The lead role is played by Alex Hibbert, Ashton Sanders, and Trevante Rhodes who each play the character at a different stage of his life. 

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Moonlight Review

Excellent

This independent American drama has been generating headlines and earning awards for its inventive approach to a big topic. It's such a warmly involving film that it can't help but engage the audience as it traces the experience of a young black man at three key points in his life. What emerges is an unusually astute coming-of-age story that encompasses the gangster culture, drug addiction and sexuality without ever taking the simple route.

Set in Miami, it opens with 9-year-old Chiron (Alex R. Hibbert), who is called "Little" at school due to his height as well as the fact that he's unusually sensitive. After school, he roams the streets rather than going home to his junkie mother Paula (Naomie Harris), and one day the cool drug dealer Juan (Mahershala Ali) takes him under his wing, introducing Chiron to his girlfriend Teresa (Janelle Monae), who becomes a kind of surrogate mother. Later when Chiron is 16 (now Ashton Sanders), he still uses Teresa's flat as a refuge, especially when the school bullying gets particularly nasty, damaging his close friendship with classmate Kevin (Jharrel Jerome). Ten years later, Chiron (now Trevante Rhodes) is working as a dealer in Atlanta and returns to Miami to try to reconnect with Kevin (now Andre Holland).

Writer-director Barry Jenkins constructs this film beautifully, echoing themes and images through the three chapters to explore Chiron's trajectory from a sweet young boy to a tough street hood. Running through all of this is his yearning desire for love, and there's a clear underlying romantic connection with Kevin that expresses itself in a variety of complex ways at each stage in their lives. Hibbert, Sanders and Rhodes bring a remarkable soulfulness to Chiron. They may not look much alike, but that's the point: they're the same person inside, no matter how outside circumstances change them.

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Collateral Beauty Trailer


Love, time and death connect every single human being on earth, we long for love, wish we had more time and we fear death. Howard Inlet was once one of New York's most sought after advertising exec's but after suffering a great personal loss, his life has been left in ruins.

Now all his friends can do is look on and see a man who once loved life now living each day wishing the end would come. To help deal with his grief, Howard writes letters to 'time', 'love' and 'death' in the hope that he'll eventually understand why he has lost so much. With a little help from his friends, Howard finds himself actually receiving answers to some of the questions he asks in his letters and hopefully finds a way to live beyond just existing.

Collateral Beauty is directed by David Frankel with a screenplay written by Allan Loeb.

Our Kind Of Traitor Review

Excellent

John le Carre's novel is adapted with plenty of inventive style into a remarkably personal thriller, packed with thrills that find suspense in the characters and their predicament rather than pushy movie cliches. It's so sleek and involving that it's easy to ignore the nagging plot holes. We're too busy imagining what we might do in the same situations.

It opens in Marrakech, where poetry professor Perry (Ewan McGregor) and his lawyer wife Gail (Naomie Harris) have gone in an attempt to save their troubled marriage. One evening in a bar, Perry meets the boisterous Dima (Stellan Skarsgard), a Russian who openly admits that he launders money for the mafia. And he asks for Perry's help in delivering information to British intelligence in exchange for his family's safety. Back in London, Perry meets MI6 agent Hector (Damian Lewis), who sees this data as vital to bring down corrupt British politicians. But he has to go rogue to continue on the case, drafting Perry and Gail in to help. Soon they're travelling to France and Switzerland in a dangerous game that puts them in the crosshairs of both a Russian mafia boss (Grigoriy Dobrigyn) and a shifty British MP (Jeremy Northam).

The key point here is that Perry and Gail get involved because they are trying to help Dima's family. This makes everything that happens unusually down-to-earth, with a plot that hinges on the safety of a wife and children rather than the fate of the world. Actually, it's the state of the world that's the villain here, as corrupt Western politicians accept huge money to sidestep the rule of law. Screenwriter Hossein Amini is terrific at keeping the film's focus on the people rather than the plot machinery. And director Susanna White fills the screen with classy touches that are gorgeously shot and edited. The action sequences are unusually clever, avoiding cliches for something more deeply involving (a big shootout is particularly imaginative).

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Our Kind Of Traitor Trailer


Professor (Perry) Makepiece and his partner Gail are enjoying an evening on in the bar whilst on holiday in Marrakech. A lavish gentleman also in the bar catches Perry's eye and the man eventually walks over and asks the couple to join them for a drink. Accepting the offer, the two are taken in by the man and his excessive spending. The man, Dima, has a foreign accent and extends an invitation to the couple for them to join Dima and his friends for a party at his villa. 

Accepting the offer, Perry and Gail arrive at Dima's house to find it's not the small gathering they were expecting. Taken in by Dima's friendly persona, Perry and Dima talk and Dima eventually reveals his motives to Perry for inviting the Brit over. Dima wants Perry to take a USB to MI6 with a message - Dima explains that he's actually a money launderer for the Russian mob and wishes for asylum for him and his family in exchange for information on the highest ranking members of the Russian mob and their international affiliates.

Perry must weigh up all the risks involved and decide just how much he's willing to risk in order to help Dima.

'12 Years A Slave' Actor Chiwetel Ejiofor Set For Bond Villain Role


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The Oscar-nominated star of 12 Years A Slave, Chiwetel Ejiofor, is likely to become the next James Bond villain, according to Variety. The trade magazine says the British star is the top name on producers' wish list for the 24th official James Bond movie, which will once again be directed by Sam Mendes as well as starring Daniel Craig.

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Bond 24 is due to begin filming in the summer for a November 2015 release date. Ralph Fiennes, Ben Whishaw and Naomie Harris are also set to return as M, Q and Moneypenny respectively. 

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A Week In Movies: Awards Season Gathers Pace, Superhero Movie Rumours Abound, Expendables 3 Drops A Teaser


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Things always go quiet in the film industry over the holidays as everyone takes one last break before the full onslaught of awards season campaigning. Nominations for both Oscars and Baftas come in the next two weeks, and there's also action for the influential writers, directors, producers and actors guilds. 

Awards-worthy movies expanding into cinemas this weekend include Mark Wahlberg's Lone Survivor, Spike Jonze's Her, the biopic Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom and the Cambodia documentary The Missing Picture. All have picked up attention from critics groups over the past month and are looking to catch the eye of Oscar voters. Read our review of 'Lone Survivor', watch the trailer for Spike Jonze's 'Her', read our review of 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom' or our review of 'The Missing Picture'.

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August: Osage County And Meryl Streep Win Big At Capri, Hollywood Film Festival


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After early predictions pegged the Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts starrer August: Osage County as a frontrunner for awards season 2014, the film has now picked up four awards at the Capri, Hollywood Film Festival.

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Streep received the Best Actress awards, possibly setting her up for a successful awards season.

The film centers on the reunion on a dysfunctional family in which Streep plays the prescription drug addicted matriarch Violet. The Tracy Letts adaptation won Film of the Year, while Streep (naturally) won the Best Actress award for her role. The cast also picked up the Best Ensemble award. Co-star Chris Cooper was honored with a Lifetime Achievement award.

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Pre-US Release, 'Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom' Conquers South African Box Office


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Justin Chadwick’s Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom is far from typical box office fare. Nevertheless, the film is enjoying quite a bit of success in this department, particularly when it comes to South African audiences. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Idris Elba starrer, which opened Thursday, is already the top earner in cinemas operated by the two major South African chains, Ster Kinekor and NuMetro, as well as the leading independent cinemas groups.

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The Idris Elba and Naomie Watts starrer is enjoying a sgnificant boost from South African audiences.

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, which stars Elba as the South African revolutionary and Naomie Harris as Mandela’s wife, Winnie, an activist in her own right, has so far grossed $73,000 (or around 750,000 rand). These are just the proceeds from Thursday showings. The film has topped the previous record for the period and with just four showings per day, as opposed to the usual six. To put this into perspective, the movie opened as number one in the country, leaving even The Hunger Games: Catching Fire behind by 39%.

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Idris Elba, Star Of 'Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom' On The Challenges Of Fame And His Latest Part


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This week sees the release of Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, starring Idris Elba as the South African leader. Elba’s star has been steadily rising since he played DCI John Luther in the eponymous crime series, with key parts in both Thor movies, as well as 2012’s Prometheus and this year’s Pacific Rim. While we’ve seen him mostly in fantasy and sci-fi recently, it is in this Mandela biopic that Elba will truly come into his own, on the big screen at least.

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'Mandela' Theatrical Trailer: Idris Elba's Biggest Challenge Yet


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Idris Elba has played some great characters in his acting career, but none more important, pertinent and challenging that than of Nelson Mandela in Mandela, which has today been handed a fantastic theatrical trailer. Take a look at Elba in action below.

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Mandela sees Elba stretch his vocal chords into different shapes once again, this time with a South African accent, which, judging by the trailer, is right on the Rand. His role as Stringer Bell in HBO’s hit crime drama The Wire endeared him to an American audience, many of which weren’t aware he was an English native, born in Hackey, London no less.

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Skyfall And The Olympics Did The Job For The Brits According To Naomie Harris


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The Olympic and Paralympic games were a tremendous success for the U.K; add Skyfall into the mix – the James Bond film that has broken box office records – and these would appear to be good times for the Brits. This is according to Skyfall star Naomie Harris, anyway.

The actress, who plays Miss Moneypenny in the 23rd Bond film, attributes some of the success of the film to patriotism “It’s part of the very pro-British feeling that happened as a result of the Olympics and Paralympics, and I think that wave of enthusiasm for Britain actually followed over,” she explained. “Also, because it’s the 50th anniversary, and because Skyfall is so based in Britain this time rather than glamorous far-flung parts of the world, it feels even more British and gave people another excuse to wave the British flag and feel proud.” She was talking at the unveiling of a new East Coast train, named Skyfall, which will travel between London King’s Cross and Edinburgh Waverly, replicating the special journey made by Bond and M in the film as the story enters its Scottish crescendo.

Bond will also be recognised this Sunday (Feb 24) as The Oscars ceremony pays special tribute to Bond’s 50th anniversary. This will feature a performance of the Oscar nominated Adele who will sing Skyfall.

Daniel Craig And The Rest Of The Skyfall Gang Reunite At The BAFTA Britannia Awards


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Daniel Craig attends the BAFTA Britannia Awards in Los Angeles on the eve of Skyfall's US release

A host of big names made an appearance in Los Angeles as the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) stopped over Stateside for their annual Britannia Awards. Daniel Craig was the chief name in attendance, and he walked off with British Artist of the Year Award at the BBC America-sponsored event, causing the media to go into overdrive as he displayed some rare PDA with his wife Rachel Weisz upon being announcd the winner. He was far from the only star there though, with Kerry Washington, director Quentin Tarantino and South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker all among those at the gala.

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Spy Who Loved Me: Daniel Craig Kisses Rachel Weisz At BAFTA Britannia Awards


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Daniel Craig and wife Rachel Weisz shared a rare moment of public intimacy at the 2012 Britannia Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Wednesday evening (November 8, 2012). The British couple were attending the BBC America sponsored event, at which Craig picked up the award for British Artist of the Year.

After being announced the winner, Craig leaned in and kissed his wife before making his way onto the stage as she applauded. The Skyfall actor mimicked his 007 persona by opting for a simple black tuxedo, while Weisz opted for a black ensemble. After picking up his gong, Craig was congratulated by director Stephen Spielberg and Oscar winner Daniel Day-Lewis, who also took home an award for his turn in Lincoln. The evening turned out to be a very Bond affair, with actresses Berenice Marlohe and Naomie Harris both in attendance, as well as director Sam Mendes. Goldeneye actor Alan Cumming hosted the event in a striking looking red suit.

Though amongst the world's most famous movie stars, Craig and Weisz have managed to keep their relationship largely private. She broke off her engagement to director Darren Aronofsky in 2010 before marrying Craig in June 2011. 

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Video - Daniel Craig, Naomie Harris, Sam Mendes And Barbara Broccoli At 'Skyfall' Photocall In Rome


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Skyfall Review


Very Good
Things get very personal for 007 in this high-quality thriller, which keeps us gripped even if it never gets our pulses racing. This shouldn't be surprising, since the director is Sam Mendes, known for more dramatic movies like American Beauty and Revolutionary Road. And he gives the film a deep gravitas that we're not used to in the Bond franchise, as well as coaxing the cast to darkly introspective performances.

That's not to say the action is lacklustre. The opening sequence in Istanbul is a riotous chase through the city streets, across the rooftops and onto a train rocketing through a mountainous landscape. At the end of this, Bond (Craig) is presumed dead while the baddie gets away with a list of Western spies. As he starts releasing names publicly, things get difficult for MI6 boss M (Dench), who is pressured to resign by a government minister (Fiennes). So when Bond returns, M puts him on the case, sending him to Shanghai, where he stalks a mysterious woman (Marlohe) to Macau and meets the camp villain Silva (Bardem). Back in Britain, Silva leads Bond and M on a nasty cat-and-mouse chase that ends up at Skyfall, Bond's ancestral home in the Highlands.

Unlike the usual Bond baddie, Silva isn't remotely interested in global domination or incredible wealth: he has a very personal score to settle, which means that there's no ticking time-bomb underneath the action. In other words, Bond is fighting to save his life, not the planet. Which makes the film feel oddly smaller than we expect. On the other hand, this also allows the filmmakers and actors to develop the relationships more intriguingly than usual. Most notable is the close connection between Bond and M, played with with edgy subtlety by Craig and Dench while Bardem steals every scene with his witty innuendo.

Other characters are strong as well, including Harris as Bond's spy colleague, Whishaw as the clever gadget-geek Q, and an almost unrecognisable Finney as Bond's oldest friend. And Marlohe stirs in the only hint of sex and mystery. Each adds life and energy to the film, as does a continual stream of references to 50 years of Bond movies. Some of these are subtle (a 1962 Scotch) while others get a laugh (that iconic Aston Martin DB5). And along the way, Mendes laces the personal drama with political intrigue and some spectacularly staged action scenes. It's consistently entertaining, even if it's dark and thoughtful rather than exhilarating and fun.

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PHOTOS - Skyfall Premiere Red Carpet Report: Plunging Necklines And Patriotic Pantaloons


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Last night, the Royal Premiere of the latest James Bond movie, Skyfall took place at London’s Royal Albert Hall. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the first ever James Bond movie, so last night, the stars were out in force and the red carpet provided almost as much of a spectacle as the movie itself.

In the battle of the plunging necklines, Kelly Brook triumphed, despite fierce competition from Tamara Ecclestone. Kelly wore a glittering floor length dress; a classic design that would have looked fitting on any red carpet, for any Bond movie over the last half a century. She wore her loose and accessorised with a cream-coloured clutch bag and bold red lipstick, looking effortlessly glamorous. Ecclestone, meanwhile, stopped out in a daring, long – sleeved emerald green dress with subtle leopard print, with a neckline that sunk almost to her waistline. The result was certainly eye catching and may have had some people wondering which cost more... the dress, or the cleavage?

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Gemma Arterton Wants To Be A Bond Girl "Forever"


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For some people, having a label over your head for the rest of your career would hardly seem like the most appealing thing in the world, however Quantum of Solace star Gemma Arterton has admitted that being labelled a Bond Girl all her life would be something of "an honour."

The 26-year-old Brit actress was speaking to the press at the London Film Festival during the gala screening of her new film Song For Marion when the subject of her time in the last James Bond movie came up. She told the press: ''As long as I'm a girl when I'm 78 as well, I'll be very chuffed about that. I've always seen it as such an honour."

Arterton starred alongside fellow Bond girl Olga Kurylenko in the last Bond outing and in the next Bond film, Skyfall, the famous female roles have been appointed to Bérénice Marlohe and Naomie Harris. Arterton conceded that this year, being the 50th anniversary of the movie franchise, the two actresses may very well have the most enviable roles in the franchise's history.

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'Skyfall' Bond Girls Are Exceptional Claims Daniel Craig


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As anticipation builds for release of the new James Bond film Skyfall, Daniel Craig has been telling anyone who'll listen that the latest Bond girls are as good as any to feature in the famous movie series. Naomie Harris and Berenice Marlohe are the actresses playing leading roles in the forthcoming film, and Craig told The Metro "The casting of the Bond girls with Naomie and Bérénice... Finding two exceptionally beautiful girls who are very serious actresses. Both of them wanted to be in a Bond movie."

Craig, who will be playing Bond for the third time in Skyfall, added: "Both of them have bought totally individual characters to their parts and for me on the set it's just been a joy to play with these people." Harris meanwhile said that the role of the Bond girl had changed, something welcome and important in keeping up to date with 21st century attitudes surrounding women. "I don't think it's enough to look pretty anymore. It may well have been true in the past but not anymore" Harris commented. Of her character in the film she said "She kind of sees her self as Bond's equal."

She admitted that she was delighted to be involved in the franchise, saying: "I loved the Bond movies for so many years and there are so many amazing, hugely talented women who have been Bond girls so it's a huge honour to be part of that legacy so I feel incredibly proud. I still can't believe it. I have to pinch myself every day pretty much."


Bond Star Daniel Craig Smitten With Skyfall Bond Girls


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He may play the lead role in Skyfall, but Daniel Craig knows that Bond girls are as much a part of the James Bond franchise as guns and gadgets are, and the upcoming Skyfall, like those that preceded it, has no shortage of the famed femme fatales.

Daniel Craig has recently spoken with Metro about how much of a pleasure it was working with the two, played by English actress Naomie Harris and French actress Bérénice Marlohe. Craig, for who Skyfall marks his third role as 007, spoke highly of the pair’s credentials and looks, saying, “the casting of the Bond girls with Naomie and Bérénice... Finding two exceptionally beautiful girls who are very serious actresses. Both of them wanted to be in a Bond movie.”

Both actresses also let themselves be heard in the video interview, with the two independently coming to the conclusion that to be a Bond girl, you’ve got to have more than a pretty face. London-born Harris, who admitted to being a long-time fan of the spy franchise, revealed that in the film her character sees herself as Bond’s equal, before saying, “I that don't think it's enough to look pretty anymore. It may well have been true in the past but not anymore.”
Likewise, Marlohe revealed her pleasure at being cast in the much sought after role, admitting that nowadays it isn’t enough to get by on looks if you want to break into a film of such stature, however true it may have been in the past.


'Bond' Singer Adele To Follow In The Footsteps Of Shirley Bassey


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Adele’s ‘Bond’ theme will see the London songstress follow in the footsteps of singing greats Shirley Bassey and Nancy Sinatra, both of whom are responsible for recording some of the most recognizable 007 tunes in the secret agent’s 50 years in film.

The multiple Grammy award winner had long been rumoured to be handed the prestigious role for Sam Mendes’ forthcoming ‘Skyfall’ – again starring Daniel Craig – and Total Film.com confirmed the speculation this week. Adele’s single, named after the new movie, will be the first release from the star since ‘Turning Tables’ from her much-feted ‘21’ album. Given her phenomenally successful couple of years, Adele will certainly be a popular choice for the job and she boasts the kind of heavyweight soulful voice synonymous with the theme tune. One thing’s for sure: it’s almost certain to be an improvement on the poorly received tune ‘Another Way to Die’ by Jack White and Alicia Keys from 2008’s ‘Quantum of Solace’.

‘Skyfall’ – set to open in the UK on October 26 – stars Daniel Craig, alongside Judi Dench, Javier Bardem, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris and Ben Whishaw.

Skyfall Trailer


James Bond, the legendary MI6 spy we all know and love, is starting to struggle with his own morality in terms of his government job. A psychiatrist notices his unhealthy associations with bits of his career which puts doubts in his future capability. In addition to that, his trust in his boss M is put to the test as her past starts to creep back up on her. MI6 is then place under threat by a nefarious villain known as Raoul Silva. Though, with 007 questioning his own loyalty to the government, just how far is he willing to go to protect it?

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Skyfall Trailer


James Bond struggles with his career, experiencing lassitude and depression concerning his MI6 role as becomes clear when he is analysed by a government psychiatrist. His allegiance to MI6 chief M is put to the test when secrets from her past come back plague her. The secret service organisation becomes under serious threat and it is safe to assume that villain Raoul Silva is behind it all. How far will agent 007 go this time to eliminate the threat?

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The First Grader Review


Very Good
Based on a true story, this drama from Kenya reflects on the legacy of colonialism and tribal warfare in a nation trying to get its feet on the ground. It's a fairly straightforward film, and it's also a real crowd-pleaser.

As the government introduces free education for all, 84-year-old Maruge (Litondo) shows up at primary school hoping to learn to read. Head teacher Jane (Harris) takes him in, knowing that she'll get in trouble with her boss (Kunene) but never suspecting that Maruge's story will ripple around the world.

Maruge is a Kikuyu who fought with the Mau Maus against British colonialism in the 1950s, when he was imprisoned and viciously tortured. And there are still old wounds between him and those he saw as collaborators.

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My Last Five Girlfriends Review


OK
Packed with extremely clever touches, this film demonstrates that brains simply aren't enough for the rom-com genre. No matter how inventive your structure is, you've still got to get the audience on your side.

Duncan (Patricks) is an awkward guy who, when we meet him, is about to commit suicide due to his disastrous last five relationships. So we travel into his mind to meet his girlfriends: Wendy (Adams), Olive (March), Rhona (Cassel), Natalie (Bukovics) and Gemma (Harris), who might finally be the one. But no, the path to true love isn't remotely simple.

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Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll Review


Good
Anchored by a ripping central performance from Serkis, this biopic about notorious musician Ian Dury is too stylish for its own good. Director Whitecross shows ambition and audacity, but his riotous visual style is distracting.

Disabled by polio at age 10, Ian Dury (Serkis) grew up with a fierce determination to be himself, and against the odds became an iconic leader of Britain's punk scene in the 1970s. But his unruly lifestyle takes a toll on his personal relationships, and he barely knows his son Baxter (Milner) from his first wife Betty (Williams). So Baxter comes to stay with him and his current girlfriend Denise (Harris), and both father and son need to figure out how to relate to each other. And to realise how much they need each other.

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Street Kings Review


Good
Cops countermanding the law, using the close-knit nature of their badge to secretly settle scores on the street, have long since become a cinematic cliché. The police have gone from donut-munching jokes to felons in blue and black finery. From the decent beat officer taking bribes to buffer his paycheck, to the undercover operative in so deep he no longer remembers what side of society he's on, "to protect and serve" has been modified -- at least in the movies -- to "pervert and steal." Street Kings, the latest motion picture inspired by a story from James Ellroy (L.A. Confidential), dabbles freely in this kind of corrupt no man's land, and for the most part, it's a thrilling journey.

Alcoholic police detective Todd Ludlow (Keanu Reeves) has just finished wrapping up a notorious kidnapping case when Captain Jack Wander (Forest Whittaker) gives him the bad news. His ex-partner Terrence Washington (Terry Crews) is talking to Internal Affairs, and bureau head Captain James Biggs (Hugh Laurie) is looking to take Ludlow down. Before he can intimidate his former friend into not snitching, a pair of gang bangers kill him. Desperate to clear his own name in the death, Ludlow begins to investigate. Soon, he's linking the crime to a couple of local drug dealers who seem incapable of committing the hit. With Wander on his side and Biggs on his back, it will take all the street savvy he has to solve the case -- that is, if someone doesn't try and permanently stop him too.

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Miami Vice Review


Bad
You can learn a lot about Michael Mann's updated Miami Vice by listening to Glenn Frey. It's true. Many questions surrounding this remake are answered using the lyrics to Frey's prophetic "Smuggler's Blues," a song made famous by the seminal 1980s buddy-cop drama that sold sex and sidearms on South Beach.For instance, why would Mann - a respected filmmaker riding a decade-long creative hot streak - blow the dust off a hopelessly dated property he last executive-produced almost 20 years ago? As Frey sings, "It's the lure of easy money. It's got a very strong appeal." And why would a studio support Mann's impulsive let's-get-the-band-back-together decision after projects from Bewitched to The Dukes of Hazzard demonstrate that audiences don't care to relive the past? Frey confesses, "It's a losing proposition. But one you can't refuse."In its prime, the television-sized Vice influenced the fashion industry, peddled synthesizer-laden soundtracks, and made Don Johnson a household name. This realistically superficial recycling, however, will cure insomnia, set the advancement of digital cinematography back a few years, and unsuccessfully argue in favor of the mullet as an acceptable coif style.The story lost me almost immediately, but looked cool doing it. Undercover detectives James "Sonny" Crockett (Colin Farrell) and Ricardo Tubbs (Jamie Foxx) are deep into one case when a former informant contacts them claiming that a deal he was working went bad. To clean up the mess, Crockett and Tubbs must infiltrate a sprawling drug cartel lorded over by menacing Jose Yero (John Ortiz, mimicking Al Pacino's Tony Montana character) and sultry Isabella (Gong Li, her broken English disrupting half of her lines).Vice marks a return for Mann in multiple ways. He's back on the beach with Crockett and Tubbs, characters he last manipulated in 1989. More importantly, it's the director's first mature cops-and-robbers thriller since 1995's Heat, a modern classic which also presented an in-depth analysis of individuals operating on opposite sides of the law. Part of Heat's allure, though, was the intimate knowledge we collected about Pacino's bulldog detective and Robert De Niro's elusive thief. Watching the former sacrifice his marriage and family life for the sake of the job added juicy drama to his otherwise routine investigation.Vice lacks that human touch, those insights into the men away from their beats. Mann ladles on ample attitude, while his chiseled leading men provide plenty of posturing. Mannequin Vice might have made for a better title. Foxx and Farrell buy into the shout-and-scowl method, with an emphasis on the latter. But the script neglects to fill in details about Sonny and Ricardo beyond quick peeks into their active bedrooms. It's a fault built into the premise. These men exist deep undercover, so the lives they lead are smokescreens - which makes it difficult to care whether they continue to blow smoke or not.As a whole, the stiff and procedural Vice moves too slowly to hold our interests. It's a thinking-man's summer picture, code for "no action, plenty of conversation." Normally that's fine, but Mann pens lines that would have been too cheesy even for the '80s program. Crockett repeatedly claims, "No one has ever treaded where we are now." We just don't believe him. One villain barks, "He wants to promise them silver, but pay them in lead!" James Bond's foes made more effective threats.Oscar-winning cinematographer Dion Beebe continues to experiment with digital technology at Mann's request. It works when the action shifts to the open seas, but his night shoots produce muddy visuals that - while realistic - are ugly and drab. I guess when compared to the original Vice's pastel color scheme, it's an improvement.Frey once again gets the last words. I'm paraphrasing a few of his somber lyrics so that they properly sum up how I felt leaving my screening. I'm sorry it went down like this, and the audience had to lose. It's the nature of this business. It's the critic's blues.Watch that wake!
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Naomie Harris

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6th September, 1976

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