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Jack White and Alicia Keys Team Up for 007

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What film accomplishment do Jack White, , Madonna and Carly Simon all have in common? Their names have all been etched in 007 history.

For , the White Stripes musician will be pair with Keys to deliver their version of a Bond theme song. Jack

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White will produce and play drums on ‘Another Way to Die,’ a song he also wrote. Meanwhile, the Smokin’ Aces star will lend her vocals to the track.

This will be the first time two artists have worked jointly on a tune for one of the installments.

The soundtrack for Quantum of Solace will be available on Oct. 28, just over a week before the film’s release on November 7.

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Best Movie Heroes

Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: Adventure, Animation, Classics, Casting, Lists,

Shrek and Donkey

Yesterday, we took a look at the ever to grace the big screen. But where would characters like Emperor Palpatine and Lex Luthor be without their counterparts: the movie heroes?

Today, we’ll look at the greatest heroes who ever shined on film. Will your favorite make the cut?

Shrek (Shrek, 2001; Shrek 2, 2004; Shrek the Third, 2007) voice of : He is the epitome of an unlikely hero and almost unintentionally saves the day every time. In true hero fashion, he does it all with a witty line and an unwillingness to seriously harm evildoers. What cements this animated character as a true movie hero? No hero can save the day without his trusty side quick, and Shrek has the best: Donkey (voice of Eddie Murphy).

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Quantum of Solace Trailer

Of all the sequels releasing in 2008, there are only two that really have me excited: The Dark Knight and .

In this new trailer, we see that Bond () is still quite raw after the death of Vesper Lynd. In fact, the movie (according to co-producer Michael Wilson) picks up “literally an hour” after where Casino Royale left off.


Quantum - also starring , Gemma Arterton, Mathieu Amalric and Olga Kurylenko - is scheduled to open on November 7th.


Bond Mobile Takes Accidental Plunge

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: MGM, Action, Sequels,

Bond, Car in Water

Although we’ve grown accustomed to seeing James Bond do flashy things with his vehicle, I don’t think his iconic car was intended for this.

This past Saturday, an Aston Martin being used on took a dive into Lake Garda while en route to the set.  Wet weather forced the vehicle - and its driver - to plunge into the waters in northern Italy.

Surprisingly, the person behind the wheel reportedly escaped with only minor injuries.  I don’t think the same could be said for the car.

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New ‘Bond’ Title Announced

Daniel Craig, James BondUp until now, the 22nd installment in the franchise had simply been known as Bond 22.  Now the latest outing officially has a name: .

Solace, which is scheduled for a Nov. 7th release, will pick up where left off.  British actress Gemma Arterton joins Craig on this latest mission as Agent Fields while Mathieu Amalric (The Diving Bell and the Butterfly) will assume the role of the nemesis.  Meanwhile, has the honor of replacing as the latest Bond girl.

Now’s your time to vote.  Which 2008 sequel currently has the worst title:  Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull or ?

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Next Bond Girl and Villain Cast

Gemma ArtertonProduction on the 22nd Bond film started yesterday with two relative newcomers (at least to American audiences) filling lead roles.

British actress will star as ‘Fields’, the latest woman to give a run for his money.  No other details have been released about her role in this installment, which will pick up where ended.  Based on her photo alone, I’m guessing James won’t be mourning Vesper Lynd for long.

Meanwhile, , who can currently be seen as a paralyzed man in , has been cast as Daniel Craig’s next nemesis.  Fun Optical Fact:  Amalric’s Diving character communicates with others by blinking with his left eye.  Now he’s following up Royale’s Le Chiffre - the man who was known for weeping blood from his eyes.  (Yes, I know that was random.  Sue me.)

The next installment, directed by (The Kite Runner), is scheduled for release on November 7th.

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Daniel Craig, New Director Attached to Latest Bond Film

Daniel CraigI sometimes forget how lucky I am.  I have food, shelter, family, friends….and now the opportunity to see the sexy Daniel Craig buttoned up in another suit.  Life is good.

It should come as no surprise that Craig was recently confirmed for the next 007 film.  His turn as the legendary James Bond helped bring Casino Royale amazing reviews and impressive box office numbers—and made this girl care about the series once again.

Of particular note was the name tapped for the helm of this latest venture:  Marc Forster.  The acclaimed director—known for his work on Finding Neverland, Monster’s Ball and Stranger Than Fiction—will be taking over the reins from Royale director, Martin Campbell.  Oscar-award winning screenwriter Paul Haggis (Crash) will once again return to help adapt the screenplay.  He also contributed to the Casino script.

Forster recently wrapped work on the film adaptation of a best-selling novel, The Kite Runner.  Production on ‘Bond 22’ is set to begin at the end of this year in hopes of a November 2008 release.

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FilmCrunch 029: James Bond: Casino Royale Review

Veronica Santiago and Neil Estep review the theatrical release of Casino Royal, the latest James Bond flick.

James Bond’s first 007 mission takes him to Madagascar, where he is to spy on a terrorist Mollaka. Not everything goes as planned and Bond decides to investigate, independently of the MI6 agency, in order to track down the rest of the terrorist cell. Following a lead to the Bahamas, he encounters Dimitrios and his girlfriend, Solange. He learns that Dimitrios is involved with Le Chiffre, banker to the world’s terrorist organizations. Secret Service intelligence reveals that Le Chiffre is planning to raise money in a high-stakes poker game in Montenegro at Le Casino Royale. MI6 assigns 007 to play against him, knowing that if Le Chiffre loses, it will destroy his organization. ‘M’ places Bond under the watchful eye of the beguiling Vesper Lynd. At first skeptical of what value Vesper can provide, Bond’s interest in her deepens as they brave danger together—and even torture at the hands of Le Chiffre. In Montenegro, Bond allies himself with Matthis, MI6’s local field agent, and Felix Leiter, who is representing the interests of the CIA. The marathon game proceeds with dirty tricks and violence, raising the stakes beyond blood money and reaching a terrifying climax.

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