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deadline.com – Cannes buyers had plenty of screenings to choose from today but the hottest movie on the Croisette right now is Philomena — or at least the seven minutes that were shown to buyers this morning. This is the Stephen Frears-directed movie that stars Judi Dench and Steve Coogan and is the true story of an Irish woman who searches for the illegitimate son she gave up for adoption in the U.S. 6 days 15 hours ago via donnieyen
11:52 AM 11/15/2012 by Binh Ngo
Hey MWB readers! I would like to introduce to you our very first videocast which we are tentatively calling a Buttercast to go with the site's name.
2:04 PM 11/10/2012 by Senh Duong
After already banking $321M overseas in a couple of weeks, “Skyfall” has finally landed in U.S. yesterday, taking in a massive $30.8M, an opening day record for the fifty year franchise according to BoxOfficeMojo.com. With Thursday’s revenue from midnight and IMAX screenings, its total is $33M so far. For the weekend, it’s projected to pull in $80M-$90M, also a new opening record for the franchise.
8:21 AM 11/10/2012 by Jeff Giles
Film franchises lose their way all the time, and the Bond series has more baggage than most -- but Skyfall acts as a lithe, brutal case study in how characters can stay vital no matter how many stories they've already told.
10:03 PM 11/9/2012 by Binh Ngo
James Bond is back in the theaters with Skyfall, the only wide new release coming out this weekend. After a disappointing outing in 2008's Quantum of Solace, the new Bond movie will try to get the franchise back on track with Sam Mendes at the helm and Daniel Craig returning as the titular MI6 agent.
1:22 PM 11/9/2012 by Sara Vizcarrondo
A close up of Daniel Craig’s eye ends Skyfall’s credit sequence. It’s a touch of Vertigo and reminds us this franchise will “keep ticking,” or at least the hands of time don't plan to stop moving. The clock motif is subtle but bigger than Bond's Omega product placement. This Bond is greying, wounded and unfit for service—but his legacy as MI6’s energizer bunny makes him the ideal (if the only) candidate to defeat a villain too internet savvy to track and too ephemeral to identify.
9:41 PM 11/1/2012 by Binh Ngo
When Daniel Craig was chosen to replace Pierce Brosnan as the new James Bond, there were some questions about his fit for the role. He silenced his critics with his performance in Casino Royale and made the role entirely his own. When we think of those who have played the role, Craig is probably the third name to pop up after Sean Connery and Roger Moore.
collider.com – As we whippersnappers start watching movies on our TVs and phones, a desperate Hollywood has turned their attentions to their steadiest and most solid base of theatergoers: the AARP crowd. In that vein, Fox Searchlight is looking to make a sequel to this year's surprise hit The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, based on a novel, that starred a host of, well, gray-haired actors: 29 weeks 2 days ago via brucelee