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‘Skyfall’ Writer Worries Amazon Will Destroy 007 Franchise After MGM Buy: ‘Bond Is Not Content’

John Logan, a three-time Oscar-nominated screenwriter whose credits include the Daniel Craig-starring James Bond tentpoles “Skyfall” and “Spectre,” penned an essay for The New York Times expressing concern for the future of the 007 franchise in the wake of Amazon’s purchasing of MGM. As Logan writes, “With the acquisition of MGM and its movie catalogue, […]

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‘No Time to Die’ New Trailer: Daniel Craig’s Final James Bond Movie Debuts Explosive Footage

With “Tenet” opening in theaters worldwide to strong numbers as the first studio tentpole released amid the coronavirus pandemic, all eyes will soon shift to see if “No Time to Die” can do the same in November. The long-awaited new James Bond movie was originally on the release calendar for April. Buzz around the project […]

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We Should Thank Roger Deakins For Refusing To Shoot ‘Blade Runner 2049’ The “Sloppy” Way Hollywood Studios Expect

Roger Deakins is one of the best living cinematographers, even if The Academy only realized it a couple of years ago. Having worked on such gems as “The Shawshank Redemption,” “Fargo,” “No Country for Old Men,” “Blade Runner 2049,” and “Skyfall” should give you enough credibility to have people listen to your advice, but Deakins […]

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‘1917’ Cinematographer Roger Deakins Wins His Second Oscar in Three Years

Roger Deakins has won the Academy Award for Best Cinematography for “1917” — his second Oscar in three years following his first Academy Award for “Blade Runner 2049.”The 70-year-old Deakins had been favored for the trophy for his widely praised shooting of Sam Mendes’ World War I epic in what appeared to be a single […]

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‘No Time to Die’ Super Bowl Trailer Promises ‘Bond 25’ ‘Will Change Everything’

James Bond made his way to Super Bowl Liv, debuting a new trailer for “No Time to Die.” The footage, putting the spotlight on Daniel Craig’s British spy, promises the 25th “Bond” movie will change everything.“No Time to Die” is Craig’s fifth take on the secret agent, a role he first assumed in 2006’s “Casino […]

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American Society of Cinematographers Gives Top Award to Roger Deakins, Again

“1917” cinematographer Roger Deakins has won the award for the best feature-film cinematography of 2019 at the American Society of Cinematographers Awards, which were handed out on Saturday night in Los Angeles.The win was Deakins’ fifth from the Asc, tying him with Emmanuel Lubezki for the most ever. It was also his third win in […]

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Steve McQueen, Olivia Newton-John, Sam Mendes And More Honored in Queen Elizabeth II’s New Year’s List

That’s Sir Steve, Sir Sam and Dame Olivia, if you please.Director Sam Mendes, whose World War I film “1917” is causing serious Oscar buzz, is being awarded a knighthood in the latest round of honors handed out by Queen Elizabeth II. Mendes is being recognized for “services to drama” in the annual New Year’s Honors […]

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Sam Mendes, Steve McQueen among 2020 New Year honourees

Universal chairman Donna Langley, filmmaker Steven Knight also recognised.Sam Mendes, whose First World War thriller 1917 is gathering pace in awards season, is one of two Oscar-winning British filmmakers to receive a knighthood in the UK government’s 2020 New Year Honours list.Mendes (pictured at left) receives his honour for services to drama. He began his […]

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Steve McQueen, Olivia Newton-John, Sam Mendes And More Honored in Queen Elizabeth II’s New Year’s List

That’s Sir Steve, Sir Sam and Dame Olivia, if you please.Director Sam Mendes, whose World War I film “1917” is causing serious Oscar buzz, is being awarded a knighthood in the latest round of honors handed out by Queen Elizabeth II. Mendes is being recognized for “services to drama” in the annual New Year’s Honors […]

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