Best Stories of the Week

There are only a couple weeks left in the blockbuster season, but there are still plenty of big stories to be excited about coming soon. This edition of the Best Stories of the Week includes updates on Minecraft, a sequel to Jurassic World, easter eggs from Ant-Man an uncertain future for the Terminator franchise and confirmation of a Fantastic Four and X-Men crossover in the works.

Below you’ll also find new trailers for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2, the latest James Bond adventure Spectre and the full trailer for Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur. Check out all this and the rest of the Best Stories of the Week after the jump! Read More »

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new Spectre trailer

The first teaser trailer for Spectre, the 25th James Bond film, dropped a few stunning plot hints, including the suggestion that Bond (played once again by Daniel Craig) has some direct link to the organization Spectre, and perhaps more than one link at that. The first extended TV spot had many flashes of action.

Now we’ve got the new Spectre trailer — the first full-length trailer for the movie, in fact — with a lot more footage, and even more info for Bond fans to chew on. There’s action in Mexico, a few cheeky lines, some new gear courtesy of Q, and a lot more mystery around that evil organization, Spectre, which turns out to have deep roots in Bond’s own past. Check it out below! Read More »

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Every Bond movie’s gotta have its Bond girls, and Spectre has four of them. Although maybe “Bond girls” isn’t really the correct term here. “I don’t consider myself a Bond girl,” Léa Seydoux said back in February. “I think I’m not really the stereotyped Bond girl.”

In any case, Spectre does have four kickass female characters, played by Seydoux, Monica BellucciNaomie Harris, and Stephanie Sigman, and today we have the opportunity to get to know them a little better. Get images and details on Bond’s new female characters after the jump.  Read More »

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Daniel Craig is contracted for one more Bond film after Spectre, but Sam Mendes won’t be returning with him. The director, who also helmed 2012’s Skyfall, says he’s done with the franchise after this year’s Spectre. Read the Sam Mendes last Bond film comments after the jump.  Read More »

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It’s been over two years since the last Bond adventure, and we still have a few more months to wait until the next one. So in the meantime, here’s a little peek behind the scenes of Spectre‘s opening sequence, set at a Day of the Dead festival in Mexico.

Director Sam Mendes and other break down the huge (but painstakingly detailed and impressively efficient) process of staging a massive celebration in Mexico City. Watch the Spectre Day of the Dead featurette after the jump.  Read More »

Spectre TV spot

Check out a new extended TV spot for the latest James Bond film, Spectre, which sees Daniel Craig returning as Ian Fleming’s long-lived superspy. This new spot contains a lot of new footage not previously seen in the first teaser trailer. The first half of the one-minute spot is an accelerated recap of the teaser, and then it gets into new footage, much of which is quick-cut action. Take a look at the long Spectre TV spot below. Read More »

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James Bond distribution rights

Spectre comes to theaters in November, and that new on-screen chapter in the James Bond story will lead to big developments off-screen. The pact between Sony and MGM that has led to Sony’s distribution of the set of Bond films that began with Casino Royale expires after Spectre. That means every studio in Hollywood is going to be at MGM and EON’s door.

Sony will compete for a new distribution package, but there’s already talk of Warner Bros. as a potential new Bond partner. Oddly, in comments made during CinemaCon, new Sony chief Tom Rothman doesn’t even seem all that perturbed by that idea. Read More »

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James Bond movies always have big action setpieces, but because they take so long to put together, any given Bond film also often feels as if it is chasing trends in action filmmaking. Hopefully, Bond just has the resources to do it bigger and better than anyone else.

Car chases are nothing new when it comes to Bond films, but when looking at footage of two supercars in a duel on nighttime Paris streets, some will inevitably see the influence of the Fast and Furious movies at play. But in Spectre, one of those cars is driven by the henchman Mr. Hinx, played by Dave Bautista, and he’s got a great way of looking at their duel. Check out a Spectre video blog showing off the film’s cars, the Aston Martin DB10 and the Jaguar C-X75. Read More »

Sony CinemaCon 2015 Video Blog Reaction

Sony CinemaCon

I’m in Las Vegas for the CinemaCon convention (formerly ShoWest), which is the largest gathering of movie theatre exhibitors each year. The convention is packed with talks about subjects such as how to maximize profits, and features a show floor filled with the newest and best concessions equipment. More notably, most of the major movie studios hold presentations of upcoming film line-ups for the next year and beyond. Companies even show some of their films early to get some excitement from those booking the screens.

Wednesday afternoon we saw a presentation from Sony Pictures showcasing some of their big upcoming films including Perfect Guy, Concussion, 5th Wave, X-Mas, Spectre, Goosebumps, Pixels, Aloha, Ricky and The Flash, The Walk and Money Monster and more. After the presentation I recorded a spoiler free Sony CinemaCon reaction video reaction with Steve from Collider, which you can watch that now embedded after the jump.

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