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9th November 2012

Sam Mendes briefly discussed directing The Hunger Games before he committed to new Bond movie Skyfall.

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Movie Reviews: Skyfall

8th November 2012

When the last 007 movie, Quantum of Solace, opened in 2008, critics railed at the decision to turn Bond into an action hero. He is too good for that! remarked Roger Ebert in the Chicago...

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Sam Mendes Finished Skyfall Two Days Before First Screening

8th November 2012

Director Sam Mendes came close to missing his deadline for new Bond movie Skyfall as he was still working on the picture two days before the first official screening for critics.The moviemaker directed Daniel Craig...

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Javier Bardem Is Clueless About Computers

8th November 2012

Javier Bardem doesn't know how to use a computer.The 43-year-old actor - who has 20-month-old son Leo with wife Penelope Cruz - admits he struggled in some 'Skyfall' scenes, in which he plays cyberterrorist Raoul...

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Daniel Craig's Skyfall To Sweep Us Box Office: But Should Javier Bardem Have Been 007?

By Michael West | 8th November 2012

Daniel Craig and Sam Mendes bring their James Bond leviathan Skyfall to U.S. shores this weekend, with box-office analytics predicting a huge opening that should far exceed the debut $67.5 million taken by Quantum of...

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Javier Bardem Turned Down James Bond Role

8th November 2012

Javier Bardem turned down an offer to play James Bond.The Spanish actor - who plays villain Raoul Silva in new Bond film 'Skyfall' - felt it was not the right time to take on the...

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Sam Mendes Considered Sean Connery For James Bond Skyfall Role

By Michael West | 7th November 2012

Sam Mendes has been doing the U.S. promotional rounds for his James Bond movie Skyfall, ahead of its stateside release this week and gave one golden nugget of information away to the The Huffington Post....

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Bond Girl Berenice's Accent Issues On Set

7th November 2012

New Bond girl Berenice Marlohe was "confused" throughout much of the new 007 adventure Skyfall when director Sam Mendes told her to be more exotic.The French/Cambodian actress had been trying to perfect her American accent...

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Out Now: Us Album Releases (Nov 6) Aerosmith, Ne-yo, Skyfall Ost, Third Day

By Hayley Avron | 6th November 2012

OK, so the majority of the US public have just one race on their minds today and that’s the US Presidential race. But once that’s been decided in a few hours, all thoughts will surely...

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James Bond Skyfall: A British Box Office Record Breaker And Voted Best Bond

By Jack de Aguilar | 2nd November 2012

The 23rd incarnation of James Bond: Skyfall has been voted the best Bond ever, but its commercial success is not subject to bias or opinion - it is officially the most successful British film (in...

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Skyfall Shoots Down Harry Potter To Become Top Grossing UK Movie

By Joe Wilde | 2nd November 2012

Following on from the success it achieved over its opening weekend last week, the latest James Bond film, Skyfall, has broken yet another record by becoming the highest grossing film over its opening week in...

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The Pope Loved James Bond Skyfall, Apparently

By Michael West | 1st November 2012

The Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano appears to have given the latest James Bond movie Skyfall its seal of approval. Despite 007's womanising and murderous lifestyle, the newspaper dedicated no less than five articles to Sam...

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Skyfall Breaks Box Office Record, But Is It Set For Oscars Snub?

By Michael West | 29th October 2012

Skyfall, the new movie in the James Bond franchise, has enjoyed the highest grossing weekend of any film in the series. Thousands of fans queued in cinemas across the length and breadth of the country...

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On The Shelves: UK Album Release Round-up, October 29, 2012: Neil Young, Madness, Kylie Minogue, Calvin Harris, Skyfall Ost

By Hayley Avron | 29th October 2012

Psychedelic Pill is the 35th studio album from Neil Young and was written and recorded in collaboration with his sometime band, Crazy Horse, marking their first album of original material since Greendale...

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After Crazy Horse, Could Kelly Brook Be The Next Bond Girl?

By Michael West | 26th October 2012

Kelly Brook is about to make her debut in the burlesque show Crazy Horse, though could more serious roles lie ahead? Probably not, but it's a fun story. According to The Sun newspaper - who...

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The Things They Say: 3344293

26th October 2012

"I was drunk, so if it hadn't worked out, I could have blamed it on that." Daniel Craig on offering pal Sam Mendes the chance to direct new Bond film Skyfall at a Hugh Jackman...

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Idris Elba To Replace Daniel Craig As James Bond?

By Contributor | 25th October 2012

Daniel Craig’s already signed up for two more Bond films, though that hasn’t stopped Bond fanatics pondering who might eventually replace the gruff English gent when he eventually grows tired of being 007. A bit...

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Sam Mendes Defends Bond Product Placement

25th October 2012

Sam Mendes has defended the use of product placement in 'Skyfall'.The James Bond director insists there was ''no compromise'' artistically in making the British spy film franchise because secret agent 007 is naturally attracted to...

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Naomie Harris Wanted Own Take On Bond Girl Role In Skyfall

25th October 2012

Naomie Harris didn't want to be influenced by former Bond girls for her role in 'Skyfall'. The 36-year-old actress stars as field agent Eve in the latest James Bond movie, but she decided against delving...

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Daniel Craig On James Bond's New Favourite Beer: What's All The Fuss About?

By Michael West | 24th October 2012

James Bond actor Daniel Craig discussed concerns about product placement at the Skyfall premiere in London this week. During one scene in Sam Mendes' new movie, Bond is seen drinking bottled Heineken beer - a...

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Berenice Marlohe Felt 'Safe' On Skyfall Set

24th October 2012

Berenice Marlohe felt ''very safe'' working with Daniel Craig.The French actress - who plays new Bond Girl Severine in 'Skyfall' - revealed she wasn't nervous about working alongside the 44-year-old actor and director Sam Mendes...

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Ben Whishaw Wants More Classic Lines For Q

24th October 2012

Ben Whishaw wants more ''classic lines'' if he gets to star in another James Bond movie. The 32-year-old actor portrays gadget expert Q in the latest 007 film 'Skyfall', but if Ben gets the chance...

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Daniel Craig At The Skyfall Premier Brings The House Down, If Not The Sky

By Lorna Greville  | 24th October 2012

All manner of esteemed guests turned up to the Skyfall premier last night (23rd Oct 2012) in London. Prince Charles and Camilla were there, to give the royal seal of approval, as well as the...

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Daniel Craig Had Confidence In Sam Mendes

23rd October 2012

Daniel Craig ''knew'' Sam Mendes would do a great job directing 'Skyfall'. The 44-year-old actor - who reprises his role as James Bond in the latest 007 movie - had every confidence in the filmmaker's...

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Can Skyfall Be The Bond To Win That Elusive Oscar?

By Jack de Aguilar | 23rd October 2012

James Bond can save the world and get the girl; he's proved that over 50 films, but he's only managed 7 nominations and won two academy awards in all that time. Can Daniel Craig and...

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Daniel Craig: Soon It Will Be Somebody Else's Turn As James Bond

By Michael West | 23rd October 2012

Daniel Craig has always been pretty upfront about playing James Bond. He's savvy enough to realise his time playing 007 will be remembered fondly by both fans and critics and has made no secret of...

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Judi Dench Loves Bossing Daniel Craig Around

23rd October 2012

Dame Judi Dench had fun bossing Daniel Craig around.The 'Skyfall' actress - who plays straight-talking head of M16, M - relished being able to exert her authority over the ''naughty'' male characters in Sam Mendes'...

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Daniel Craig Enjoys Trips To Pub

23rd October 2012

Daniel Craig still likes to go to his local pub on a Friday night.The 'Skyfall' actor is one of the world's most famous people because of his portrayal of James Bond in the 007 movies...

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Sam Mendes A Big Fan Of Daniel Craig As James Bond

23rd October 2012

New Bond director Sam Mendes has raved about working with Daniel Craig, insisting the 44 year old is "incredible" as 007.The two Brits teamed up to make Skyfall and the moviemaker admits it was a...

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Daniel Craig 'Stalked' Javier Bardem For Skyfall

23rd October 2012

Daniel Craig admits ''stalking'' Javier Bardem to persuade him to star in 'Skyfall'.The James Bond star wanted Javier to play villain Raoul Silva in the 23rd instalment of the spy franchise so badly that he...

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