When it comes to cool viral videos you can always count on Lego, and in this latest video it’s all about “Bond. James Bond.” (Sorry. I had to.)
Recreating the opening scene to Casino Royale, CocoSnowBall shows us how the scene would look if it was made out of Lego pieces, and the end result is pretty awesome. Using stop-motion animation, the video opens up just like the live sequence, with a car pulling up to a dark and sketchy building in Prague and 007 in a confrontation that leads up to an action-packed scene.
What’s great about the video, aside from the Lego factor, is that they chose to use the actual dialogue from the movie rather than dubbing in the voices themselves. This video deserves major points for creativity.
Daniel Craig may seem like a man of few words. (I mean really, he is James Freakin’ Bond, after all). But after seeing the promos for his Saturday Night Live hosting gig, he has officially landed on a special place in my heart.
Joking around with SNL cast member Taran Killam, the two embark on a random montage of wig-wearing, air guitar playing and even a spree of cupcake eating.
Now if that doesn’t warm your heart, I don’t know what will.
You can watch 007 aka Craig, test out his comedy acting chops tonight on SNL.
Watch the promo here:
andPOP and Alliance Films want to send you and a friend to an advance screening of One Life, narrated by Daniel Craig. We’ve got 5 double passes to give away to users who follow and tweet @andpop with the hashtag #onelifeandpop. We’ll randomly select 5 tweets on March 21st, 2012.
Contest open to residents of Toronto and its surrounding areas. You must provide your own transportation to and from the movie. Winners will be sent a PIN code to print their ticket. Movie screening is Mar 22 at 7PM at the AMC Yonge/Dundas 24.
In other unsurprising Kim Kardashian news, Jon Hamm has slammed the reality star with a harsh statement by saying that her success “doesn’t make any sense.”
“Whether it’s Paris Hilton or Kim Kardashian or whoever, stupidity is certainly celebrated,” the Mad Men star told Elle UK Magazine.
“Being a f**king idiot is a valuable commodity in this culture because you’re rewarded significantly.”
Well, it’s not like Hamm is the only star to criticize Kardashian’s fame. British actor Daniel Craig has also said similar things.
“Look at the Kardashians, they’re worth millions. I don’t think they were that badly off to begin with, but now look at them,” said Craig to Britain’s GQ magazine in an interview. “You see that and you think, ‘What, you mean all I have to do is behave like a [expletive] idiot on television and then you’ll pay me millions?’”
Well, that makes me and them both. I still have no idea why the Kardashians are so famous. Maybe it’s because they’re rich and they annoyingly like to make everything public.
Who knows? It must be one of the world’s greatest mysteries.
As much as I’d like to, I’d be totally amiss to bypass Valentine’s Day altogether. So instead, fellow singletons, or couples, lets have a masochistic moment and watch this sappy video, which presents the many ways our favourite film characters have said I love you over the years.
Watch the awkward (Michael Cera, Woody Allen) to the smokin’ hot (Ryan Gosling, Daniel Craig) and the inexplicable (Nicolas Cage, Dany Carvey). Just make sure to hold out to the end when we get over 30s seconds of kissing scenes. Oh, and also remember a box of tissues.
andPOP and Universal Studios are giving you a chance to win 1 of 5 copies of Cowboys & Aliens on Blu-ray, available today in stores.
The summer’s movie event becomes the holiday season’s must-own Blu-Ray as a long gunshlinger leads an uprising against an alien threat in the explosive, stunningly-imagined film Cowboys & Aliens. A blazingly original, cross-genre adventure from acclaimed director Jon Favreau (Iron Man, Iron Man 2), Cowboys & Aliens features Daniel Craig (Casino Royal, Quantum of Solace) and Harrison Ford (the Indiana Jones and Star Wars franchises) headline as adversaries obliged to join forces against a terrifying enemy, with a supporting cast that includes Olivia Wilde (TRON:Legacy, The Change-Up), Sam Rockwell (Iron Man 2) and Adam Beach (Flags of Our Father).
The Blu-Ray version boasts an upgraded version of Universal’s Second Screen-a groundbreaking new technology that enhances the viewing experience by allowing viewers to simultaneously control and interact with the film and bonus material on a WiFi-connected tablet or computer as the movie plays on the television screen. The new Flick View Feature will allow fans to interact even more with the movie and be able to move.
To enter, simply complete the form below and we’ll randomly select 5 winners. Contest ends Dec 30th. Open to residents of Canada, excluding Quebec.
The Adventures of Tintin will finally land in North America on December 9 – in Quebec, Canada!
The much anticipated Steven Spielberg film, written by Steven Moffat, Edgar Wright and Joe Cornish, will be making its North American debut in the province of Quebec, after having opened on October 26th in the UK and EMEA territories with $22 million on opening weekend in France alone.
Based on the comic book series by Hergé, the film stars Jamie Bell as the voice of young reporter Tintin, Quantum of Solace’s Daniel Craig as pirate Red Rackham, and Andy Serkis as Captain Haddock. The animated adaptation follows Tintin, who finds himself tangled in a series of adventures while trying to pursue his stories.
The Adventures of Tintin is set to be released in the U.S. on December 21.
It’s official: the 23rd film in the James Bond franchise will again star Daniel Craig in Skyfall. Production begins Monday and it will hit North American theatres on Nov. 9, 2012.
Sidebar: this announcement was made in London 50 years to the day that Sean Connery was announced as the original Bond for Dr. No.
At Thursday’s press conference for the film, director Sam Mendes confirmed the cast will include Javier Bardem (as the cliche foreign-villian), Dame Judi Dench and the Bond girls will be …drumroll please… Naomie Harris and Berenice Marlohe! All were in attendance for the presser at London’s Corinthia Hotel in Whitehall Place.
Additional cast members who weren’t present due to work commitments include Albert Finney, Ralph “Lord Voldemort” Fiennes and Ben Whishaw.
The budget sits at a mere $230 million, despite MGM’s recent economic turmoil, which is the same budget as the previous Bond film, Quantum of Solace. This keeps Craig well-nourished and enables the crew to shoot in London, China, Turkey and Scotland.
As usual, the plot is kept fittingly secretive, though MGM released a statement that states “Bond’s loyalty to M. is tested as her past comes back to haunt her.”
One more detail was revealed, prepare yourselves because there will be: “a lot of action.”
The trailer for Cowboys and Aliens has been released, and it’s definitely not your average action flick.
The film deals with a posse of cowboys trying to fend off a spaceship that arrives in Arizona, 1873, to take over the Earth. It’s like Men In Black meets Wild Wild West.
For such a unique film premise, it certainly holds an all-star cast. The movie stars Daniel Craig, Olivia Wilde, and Harrison Ford, among others.
While many are making fun of the plot (it is pretty strange), I predict a box office smash with this one: special effects, an all-star cast, and Harrison Ford. I mean, come on.
View the trailer below and let us know what you think!
According to PEOPLE, hunky British actor, Daniel Craig will be reprising his role as the seminal spy, James Bond.
This will mark the third time that Craig has played the womanizing, cold blooded Bond. The 23rd film in the enormous franchise is set to be released in November of 2012, quite a ways away.
Lately reports have surfaced that previous Bond girl, Rachel Weisz left her former husband, Darren Aronofsky, for a little DCraig action. However, she will not be playing a bond babe again. So who could be the next Bond girl? Could it be Miley Cyrus? She is starring in her own spy film soon. It’s a pressing question for us to ponder for the next year and a half.
Acclaimed director Darren Aronofsky and his partner of nine years actress, Rachel Weisz have called it quits. As reported by TMZ.com, the exes seek joint custody of their 4-year-old son, Henry Chance.
Why the split? Reports have been surfacing that Weisz is linked romantically to hot James Bond star, Daniel Craig. Weisz is denying the reports saying that she has been friends with Craig for a long time. Friends is a pretty vague term these days. She probably means friends with benefits. Who wouldn’t want to be involved with Craig?
Aronofsky does seem to be getting crazier and crazier, at least with his films. He is currently one of the most talented directors but he does have a tendency to choose very dark roles. His new film, Black Swan, which everyone is swooning over, will be released next month. Maybe Aronofsky has flown off the handle at home? Too obsessed with work? He has signed on to do multiple projects including Wolverine 2. Perhaps he just has too much on his plate.
The newest James Bond movie, James Bond 23, has officially been cancelled, Perez Hilton reports.
MGM Studios is going bankrupt and cannot afford to make the movie. It was to be directed by Sam Mendes and once again star Daniel Craig as the badass title role.
MGM is apparently looking for a new buyer to finance the film, but until then they will be canceling scheduled productions, or at the very least postponing them indefinitely. The Hobbit still appears to be on the go-ahead, though.
Bilbo sure dodged that bullet!
Jamie Bell and Daniel Craig play brothers in the just-released war drama “Defiance,” but they will butt heads as enemies in Steven Spielberg’s upcoming Tintin movie.
Bell, known for roles in movies including “Billy Elliot” and “Jumper,” has signed on to play the titular globe-trotting reporter, based on the beloved character by Belgian cartoonist Hergé, in “The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn.”
Craig, who has starred in such movies as “Layer Cake” and, of course, the latest Bond films, will portray the nefarious pirate Red Rackham.
The cast is rounded out by Andy Serkis, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and Mackenzie Crook, among others.
Spielberg will direct, as well as co-produce with “Lord of the Rings” director Peter Jackson.
“Secret of the Unicorn,” which is scheduled for a 2011 release, is just the first in a planned series of films revolving around Tintin. Jackson is slated to direct the second film, with a third film to potentially follow.
Tintin made his debut in 1929 courtesy of Georges Remi, who went by the pen name Hergé. The cartoonist went on to publish two dozen books about the intrepid reporter and his canine companion Snowy.
The series has been translated into 70 languages and has sold over 200 million copies worldwide.
According to CTV.ca, the producer of the James Bond films, Barbara Broccoli is paying 19,000 pounds, the equivalent of $38,000 CDN, for a kiss from Daniel Craig.
Craig is playing the world famous spy in the upcoming Bond blockbuster, “Quantum of Solace” which will hit theatres this November.
The kiss is part of an auction prize at a charity event for the National Film and Television School.
Broccoli will also get kisses from actors Hugh Grant and Robbie Coltrane as part of her prize.
The auction raised 400,000 pounds, the equivalent of $800,000 CDN for the film school.
Despite topping the weekend box office, The Golden Compass couldn’t find its way to a record-breaking debut.
New Line Cinema was hoping the $180 million fantasy epic would pull in big numbers but had to settle for $26.1 million and the number one weekend spot.
It’s been compared to other children’s books turned movie franchises like Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter but those movies grossed at least $47 million in their first weekends.
After loads of controversy surrounding the anti-Christian messages in the Golden Compass and less than great reviews, the movie seemed doomed. But even if it didn’t live up to the hype, the film pulled in much bigger numbers than stars Nicole Kidman’s and Daniel Craig’s last flop, The Invasion, E! Online reports.
Rounding out the top five weekend films are Enchanted with $10.7 million, This Christmas coming in at number 3 with $5 million, Fred Claus, $4.7 million and finally, Beowulf with $4.4 million.
Daniel Craig must have done something right in his debut as suave undercover agent James Bond.
The actor has signed on for four more Bond films according to MGM head Harry Sloan.
The sequel to the 2006 film Casino Royale, Bond 22 will be directed by Marc Forster (Monster’s Ball) and filming is set to begin this January in the UK, Italy, Austria, Panama and South Africa.
Casino Royale was one of the most successful Bond films ever and many critics were quick to peg Craig as giving the best portrayal of Bond since Sean Connery. Connery starred in six films in the franchise.
Bond 22 is set for a November 2008 release date.
New 007 DANIEL CRAIG has told film bosses to cover him up in the next JAMES BOND movie, after attracting attention for his physical prowess in the tight swimming trunks he wore for CASINO ROYALE.
Craig’s famous scene in skimpy blue shorts won over female fans, but the actor is keen for the next Bond film to focus on his acting talent, rather than his appearance, according to a British newspaper.
An source tells the Daily Express, “Daniel was a little uncomfortable at the amount of nudity he had to do.
“He appreciated that a lot of it was to win over the female fans but it’s not something he wants to make a habit of, no matter how good he looks in his trunks.”
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Daniel Craig must be feeling pretty smug right about now.
Craig’s turn as Bond in Casino Royale has already grossed $454 million US at the box office, taking the title of top grossing Bond film ever, BBC News reports.
Based on Ian Fleming’s first Bond book, it has been screened in 64 countries.
The movie has already surpassed the former record of $431 million US set by Die Another Day in 2002, Screen Daily said.
Die-hard James Bond fans were in an uproar when it was announced the blonde Craig would take over the role of 007 this year from Pierce Brosnan. Craig will now likely be holding the role of Bond for years to come.
Daniel Craig refused to dye his blond hair dark brown to play James Bond.
The British actor, who makes his debut as the spy in new movie “Casino Royale,” was asked by the director and bosses if would consider changing the colour of his locks but was adamant he wouldn’t.
He is quoted by the Daily Mail website as saying: “I was asked to dye my hair brown to play this role but it was out of the question.
“I suggested instead that I could cut my hair really short to create a more brutal appearance.”
Craig was heavily criticised by some Bond fans unhappy he was cast in the role.
He was lambasted for allegedly not being able to drive a manual car, not being able to play cards, hating guns and for being blond.
Despite the initial concerns, ‘Casino Royale’ has been a critical success and performed exceptionally well at the box office.
It grossed £13.4 million in the UK in its opening weekend.
Bond producer Barbara Broccoli is thrilled with the how the film has been received, saying: “I am very grateful for the support and goodwill of the British public towards Daniel Craig.”