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Violence In PG-13 Movies On The Rise, According To New Report

November 12th, 2013 8:53pm EST
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A new study has revealed that violence in the movies is on the rise, more specifically that films rated PG-13 have triple the amount of violence as R-rated movies from the mid-1980s.

Films like "The Terminator" and "Die Hard" were originally slapped with an R-rating when they came out, but their recent sequels have gotten by with only PG-13 ratings despite containing more guns and more violent scenes.

"The MPAA (Motion Picture Association of America) website clearly says that R-rated films contain more violence. But PG-13 films now contain significantly more violence than R-rated films," ...
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Sam Mendes Returning To Direct 24th James Bond Film

July 11th, 2013 10:17pm EDT
Sam Mendes
Skyfall director Sam Mendes is returning to the James Bond franchise for the spy series' 24th film.

The director, who insisted that he wouldn't be back following the release of Skyfall last November, has had a change of heart. He recently went back on his word and said that he would consider returning and would make a decision after his theater adaptation of "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" premiered on London's West End.

Mendes confirmed the news on Thursday, saying in a statement, "I am very pleased that by giving me the time I need to honour all my theatre commitments, the producers...
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Sam Mendes In Talks To Direct 'Skyfall' Follow-up

May 29th, 2013 5:31pm EDT
Sam Mendes
According to a report, Sam Mendes is in talks to direct a second Bond movie following the massive success of his 007 debut Skyfall.

The Daniel Craig blockbuster became the most successful Bond movie of all time, breaking box office records last year and scoring numerous awards including an Oscar for theme tune performer Adele and two British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Film Awards.

Despite the movie's huge success, British director Mendes expressed reluctance to return to direct a second installment, insisting the idea made him feel "physically ill," and he vowed to press...
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James Bond Studio Headed To Atlanta

April 30th, 2013 11:07am EDT
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Pinewood Shepperton, the UK film studio best known for producing the James Bond franchise, has announced plans to expand - into the United States.

Lured by Georgia's tax incentives, Pinewood will build a complex on 288 acres of land just south of Atlanta, according to BBC. Several states have been fighting to draw movie productions away from expensive Hollywood lots and bring in local work. An American investment company has also offered capital to Pinewood to help build the facility.

"This new studio will target US productions," Pinewood's chief executive Ivan Dunleavy said in a statemen...
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Director Sam Mendes Turns Down 'Skyfall' Follow-Up

March 6th, 2013 9:16am EST
Sam Mendes
Sam Mendes has ruled himself out of directing the next James Bond movie following the runaway success of last year's Skyfall in order to concentrate on his theatre commitments.

The 23rd 007 adventure, starring Daniel Craig as the iconic superspy, grossed $1.1 billion at the box office and won a slew of honors during the 2012-13 awards season, including two Oscars.

However, Mendes will not be re-teaming with producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli for the 24th Bond installment as he wants to focus on overseeing the upcoming London stage production of Roald Dahl tale Charlie And ...
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'Skyfall,' 'Zero Dark Thirty' Land Rare Tie At The Oscars

February 24th, 2013 11:03pm EST
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Two films received an Oscar in the same category Sunday night during the 85th Academy Awards -- something that's so rare it's only happened a handful of times in the history of the awards ceremony.

Paul N.J. Ottosson was awarded the first of the two awards for Best Achievement In Sound Editing for Zero Dark Thirty, followed by Per Hallberg and Karen Baker Landers for the latest James Bond film, Skyfall.

The last time a tie happened was over 40 years ago, when Barbra Streisand and Katharine Hepburn tied for Best Actress in 1968, for their films Funny Girl and The Lion in Winter, respective...
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Top 10 James Bond Theme Songs

February 24th, 2013 2:07pm EST
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The 2013 Oscars will feature a 50th Anniversary celebration of James Bond in the movies.

The tribute to tribute Ian Fleming's secret agent 007 will include a performance of a medley of Bond theme songs from Shirley Bassey, Tom Jones and Adele.

Five of the six actors to portray James Bond on film will join the singers on stage.

Pierce Brosnan declined his invitation to participate, leaving Sean Connery, Roger Moore, George Lazenby, Timothy Dalton and Daniel Craig one Bond short.

Adele's theme for the 23rd film in the franchise, Skyfall, is nominated -- and is the frontrunner for -- the B...
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Adele To Perform 'Skyfall' At The Oscars

January 23rd, 2013 2:38pm EST
Adele
Adele is returning to the stage for the first time since giving birth, to sing her James Bond theme tune Skyfall at the upcoming Academy Awards.

The Chasing Pavements hit-maker, who gave birth to a son in October, is nominated in the Best Original Song category for her 007 anthem, and she will be at the Los Angeles ceremony in person to perform it on February 24th.

Adele, who won a Golden Globe for the tune earlier this month, says, "It's an honor to be nominated and terrifyingly wonderful to be singing in front of people who have captured my imagination over and over again. It's someth...
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Lincoln, Life Of Pi & Les Mis Lead 2013 Oscar Nominations (See Full List)

January 10th, 2013 10:13am EST
Lincoln
This year's Oscars host, Seth MacFarlane, was accompanied by actress Emma Stone Thursday morning to announce the nominees for the 85th annual Academy Awards.

Over 400 media representatives from around the world attended the 5:30am (Pacific) press conference to find out which films and stars are this year's cream of the crop.

Not surprisingly, Steven Spielberg's Abraham Lincoln biopic Lincoln led the pack with a whopping 12 nominations, including Best Picture, Best Actor (Daniel Day Lewis), and Best Director (Spielberg).

There were few surprises amongst this year's nominees, most notably ...
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'Skyfall' Is First Bond Movie To Break $1 Billion Barrier

December 31st, 2012 1:09pm EST
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Skyfall has become the first Bond film to sail past $1 billion at the global box office.

The Sam Mendes movie, starring Daniel Craig as the iconic superspy, is only the third film of 2012 to break through the $1 billion barrier.

Skyfall has grossed $289.6 million in America and $701.6 million internationally, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The film has also become the first movie ever to cross the £100 million in the U.K.
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Best of 2012 - Jason Coleman's Top Ten Films

December 28th, 2012 11:00am EST
Sound o noise
This is it folks – the final list for the year! And as always we’ve saved the best for last with a gaggle of ten of the most original, romantic, brutal, disgusting and thoughtful films to ever grace the vast silver screen. (Or at least the 2012 multiplex mini-screens!) And while there were a gaggle of year-end heavy hitters that missed ("Lincoln" way too long, "Zero Dark Thirty" not enough Bigelow style and "Django Unchained" seriously uneven!), flicks designed for the smart set that came up short ("Beasts of the Southern Wild" had hidden meaning yes, but still needs to be a good movie f...
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Best of 2012 - Jason Coleman's Top Ten Movie Posters

December 26th, 2012 11:00am EST
2012 posters
We’re still counting down to the final moments of 2012 and there’s much more to highlight. This time we’re diving into the subject of what some consider a cool form of art, but that others feel is a waste of wall space. It’s a top ten list with everything from cool to school (of fish that is!) and everything in between. That’s right fans, we’re checking out my official..."Best of 2012 Top Ten Movie Posters!" (Plus a notable stinker collage at the end!)

1. "DUST UP"

What poster master Drew Struzan was to the 80’s, original Artist Akiko Stehrenberger is to the year 2000. After havi...
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Best Movies of 2012

December 24th, 2012 12:00pm EST
The Avengers
2012 was a great year for superheroes, James Bond, a former President of the United States and Ben Affleck. What defines a great film? It's different for everyone, but first and foremost it must entertain. Many movies did just that over the past year.

"The Avengers" was the highest grossing film of 2012, earning $623 million in the United States and a staggering $1.5 billion worldwide.

The number-three grossing film of all time (behind James Cameron's "Titanic" and "Avatar"), starred Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, Mark Ruffalo as the H...
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Best of 2012 - Brittany's Top 10 in TV, Film, Music and Other Entertainment

December 23rd, 2012 12:15pm EST
The Voice
It's that time of year again: time to look back on the things we enjoyed the most in television, film, music and other entertainment. For your reading pleasure, here are my '10 in 2012' - ten categories of awards handed out to my personal favorite things and people from the last year.

- Brittany Frederick's 10 in 2012 -

Best Unscripted Entertainment: There was a lot of fun to be had in the world of unscripted TV this year. NBC ran not one, but two seasons of The Voice this time around, and for the most part, the network's gamble paid off. We were introduced to plenty more great talents...
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'Skyfall' Climbs To Number One Again, 'Playing For Keeps' Bombs At Weekend Box Office

December 10th, 2012 9:07am EST
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James Bond flick "Skyfall" is number one again. The 007 flick made $10.8 million over the weekend, narrowly beating animated holiday film "Rise of the Guardians," which came in second with $10.4 million.

Last month the James Bond film landed its biggest U.S. opening ever, making a massive $87.8 million at the weekend box office.

Former number one "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" dropped to the third slot over the weekend, taking in $9.2 million.

Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" and Ang Lee's "Life of Pi" land at fourth and fifth place, respectivel ($9.1 & $8.3 million).

Gerard Bu...
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'Twilight,' 'Skyfall,' And 'Lincoln' Combine For Record-Breaking Box Office Weekend

November 26th, 2012 10:28am EST
The Twilight Saga Breaking Dawn 2
Returning films Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2, Skyfall, and Lincoln combined with new movies Rise of the Guardians, Life of Pi, and Red Dawn to break 2009's Thanksgiving box office record.

Movies made $290 million over the 5 day period, topping 2009's $273 million tally. The three day weekend numbers became the best as well, taking in $206.7 million and also beating 2009's mark at $175.2 million.

For the three day weekend Twilight led the pack with $43 million, which is the most for a film in the series in its second weekend. Skyfall added $36 million to its total, making it far-and-away...
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Daniel Craig Surprises British Troops In Afghanistan With 'Skyfall' Screening

November 19th, 2012 10:08am EST
Daniel Craig
On Sunday, Daniel Craig traveled to Afghanistan and introduced a screening of new James Bond movie "Skyfall" to British troops.

Soldiers were shocked when the actor made a secret trip to to Camp Bastion in Helmand Province.

Craig gave a brief speech to the real-life heroes ahead of the screening after he took a tour of the base and met with members of the military.

On the same day, "Skyfall" became the most successful Bond film at cinemas ever, grossing $669 million in global ticket sales.
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'Skyfall' Lands Biggest Bond Opening Ever With $87 Million In Ticket Sales

November 12th, 2012 9:51am EST
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The James Bond franchise landed its biggest U.S. opening ever with "Skyfall" making a massive $87.8 million at the weekend box office. Exclusive screenings in IMAX theaters on Thursday boosted the earnings by $2.2 million, for a total of $90 million.

In the film, 007 (Daniel Craig) becomes M's (Judi Dench) only ally as MI6 comes under attack, and a mysterious new villain named Silva (Javier Bardem) emerges with a diabolical plan. Sam Mendes directed.

"Skyfall's" opening weekend crushed Craig's last outing as the superspy. In November 2008 "Quantum of Solace" debuted with $67.5 million. "...
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Bond Is at His Most Beautiful in 'Skyfall'

November 11th, 2012 3:28pm EST
James Bond in Skyfall
James Bond films have trends you can set your Omega Seamaster by: exotic locations, expensive cars, cool gadgets, sexy women, and maniacal villains. Given their tendency to be so over-the-top, you never expect Bond movies to emphasize production value beyond their special effects budgets. That’s why “Skyfall,” Bond’s 23rd big-screen adventure, is a surprising game-changer for the 50-year-old franchise.

With Oscar-winning director Sam Mendes at the helm, “Skyfall” feels more like an art house piece than your typical blockbuster. Instead of trying to impress you with action, Mendes gives his...
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James Bond Only Bonds With Women

November 10th, 2012 9:10am EST
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Acclaimed for his hi-tech gadgets, sensuous women, mesmerizing charisma & high flying action packed thrills; James Bond has a set of trademark eminent attributes that embody his unmistakable persona and the prevailing Bond a.k.a Daniel Craig totally endorses the same.

His latest proposition ‘Skyfall’ showcases a scene between the debonair Mi6 agent James Bond i.e. Daniel Craig and his adversary Roula Silva played by his co actor Javier Bardem wherein; Javier is seen touching Bond’s legs and chest rather naughtily suggesting a sexual advancement with Bond responding saying “What makes you t...
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Daniel Craig: 'Skyfall Was Like Making Four Movies At The Same Time'

November 9th, 2012 2:05pm EST
Daniel Craig at the Paris premiere of
We know being James Bond is hard work. That’s why we appreciate it so much when he saves the world with a great sacrifice to his personal relationships (how many of those Bond girls stick around? Even the ones that survive leave.) Daniel Craig has a good sense of humor about it though, as he described making the latest film Skyfall.

“It’s seven months of filming so it’s like making four movies at the same time,” Craig said. “There’s a second unit going on, there’s the main unit. We’re shooting action sequences, we’re shooting dialogue sequences, underwater sequences. There’s nothing like i...
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Forgotten Friday Flick - 'Goldfinger'

November 9th, 2012 11:00am EST
Goldfinger
With some saying that the latest 007 outing "Skyfall" is the best Bond film in years, it felt right to highlight my favorite in the series this week. Welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! While this week’s selection may not be so forgotten with Bond film fans, it is nevertheless a notable outing that deserves to be highlighted and thus seen by everyone. (Yes newcomers and young folks, this one is for you!) It’s truly Bond at his best with the hottest ladies (Pussy Galore – oh, yeah!), the baddest villains (Auric G. and Oddjob!) and the coolest gadgets – my favorite of the series. Not expe...
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'Skyfall' Is James Bond At His Best

November 9th, 2012 7:45am EST
Skyfall
There's no better way to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of James Bond than ​Skyfall​, a near perfect film that rivals ​​Casino Royale​ for the title of best in franchise.

That's because the film works on every level: not only as a Bond film, but also on its own merits, and for those who enjoy the art of making movies. From the very first shot, director Sam Mendes (who previously worked with Daniel Craig on ​Road to Perdition​ a decade ago) creates something beautiful. Whether it's the vibrant colors of Shanghai at night or the more muted palette of the middle of nowhere in the ...
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Five Fun Facts About 'Skyfall' Star Daniel Craig

November 8th, 2012 8:30am EST
Daniel Craig
The latest in the James Bond movie franchise, "Skyfall," is set to hit the big screen on November 9. The 23rd installment of the 50-year series promises to be the most intriguing story to date, and features Daniel Craig in his third performance of the lethal superspy.

In addition to 41-year-old Craig, moviegoers will see Javier Bardem as the film's primary villain, Raoul Silva, Ralph Fiennes as the new head of MI6, Gareth Mallory, and Naomi Harris as Miss Moneypenny after a two-film absence.

No disrespect to the supporting actors, but there's no denying that the real draw for audiences is...
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Review 'Skyfall': James Bond Is Back And Steps Into the 21st Century

November 7th, 2012 2:04pm EST
Skyfall
'Skyfall' directed by the super talented Sam Mendes gives us a very different James Bond.

Yes, he's still the charismatic super macho male that loves sex, hot women, hot cars, gambling and kicking butt. But this time around he's also vulnerable, slightly worn out and much more human.

Don't want to spoil the fun, so I'll just talk about the plot with broad strokes.

The film begins in Istanbul where Bond (Daniel Craig) finds a fellow MI6 agent critically wounded and the hard drive of a laptop missing.

Bond goes after the thief/hitman, Patrice (Ola Rapace), which culmin...
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Bond Girl Berenice Marlohe Sizzles In The December FHM

November 1st, 2012 9:42pm EDT
Berenice Marlohe
Gorgeous French actress Berenice Marlohe stars along with Naomie Harris as the two newest Bond girls in Skyfall, which hits theaters November 9.

The 33-year-old heats up the latest issue of the men's magazine by showing lots of skin in some sexy lingerie; and she reveals her personal favorite Bond girl and what she looks for in a man.

"My favorite Bond Girl has to be Xenia Onatopp from GoldenEye," she says. "The psychopath who kills people and orgasms when she kills them! This is what I want to see on screen when I see a movie."

Berenice's character in the 23rd James Bond flick, Severine...
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Stunning 'Bond' Girl Berenice Marlohe At Amsterdam 'Skyfall' Premiere

October 30th, 2012 5:00pm EDT
Berenice Marlohe
The French actress and natural beauty Berenice Marlohe looked dazzling at the 'Skyfall' premiere in Amsterdam which took place October 29. Marlohe plays one of two seductive butt kicking Bond girls in latest and 23rd installment of the 50-year old franchise. 'Skyfall' just opened in the UK taking, taking in $77 million on its first weekend. It was the second biggest opening in British History; finishing second to last year's 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows – Part 2.'

Check out picture of Berenice at the premiere. 'Skyfall' is set to open November 9 in the U.S.
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Voluptuous Kelly Brook, Berenice Marlohe & Tamara Ecclestone Are All Curves At U.K. 'Skyfall' Premiere

October 24th, 2012 10:00am EDT
Kelly Brook
A bevy of beautiful ladies attended the "Skyfall" world premiere in London on Wednesday night. British bombshell Kelly Book dazzled in a gold sequined floor-length dress.

Brook will be stripping on stage in a risqué revue show in London. She's joining the cast of "Crazy Horse's Forever Crazy" for one week as a guest performer in November.

French actress Berenice Marlohe wore a glamorous red dress on the "Skyfall" red carpet, showing off her tiny waist and heaving bosom. She plays the enigmatic Severin in the 23rd James Bond film.

British socialite Tamara Ecclestone made a big statement i...
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Javier Bardem Opens Up About Playing Bond Villain In 'Skyfall'

October 15th, 2012 4:20pm EDT
Javier Bardem
Latest Bond baddie Javier Bardem froze during one scene on the set of Skyfall when it suddenly hit him he was playing a role he'd dreamed about as a kid.

The Spanish star admits he has always been a fan of 007 villains, especially Richard Kiel's Jaws, and the importance of his part in the new Bond movie didn't really sink in until one day when he found himself on set with Daniel Craig and Judi Dench.

He tells WENN, "There was one day I was shooting the movie and I saw Judi and Daniel looking at me and I forgot the lines because I realized that was M and James Bond... I just realized I w...
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James Bond Is 2012's Most Influential Man

October 11th, 2012 10:23am EDT
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A new online poll names fictional superspy James Bond as Hollywood's most influential man.

The secret agent, currently played by Daniel Craig in the 007 movies including November's "Skyfall," beat the world's fastest man, Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt.

AskMen.com editors claim Ian Fleming's spy creation "has always fit right in with the times." They added, "James Bond has been influencing men for six decades, and he's not done yet."

The third slot belongs to former President Bill Clinton, while "Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane and "The Dark Knight Rises" star Joseph Gordon-Levitt...
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