Javier Bardem

Flavorwire’s Flick of the Week: ‘Skyfall’ Is Bond at His Best

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Skyfall, the 23rd (official) film in the James Bond franchise, opens with a throwaway moment, but one with an electrical charge: a blurry, distant silhouette enters a hallway. Doesn’t sound like much of a scorcher, I know, but that image is accompanied by the first two notes of the iconic Bond theme (if I may approximate: “NUH NUH!”), a musical choice that makes us lean forward in fevered anticipation. He strides down that hallway into a big, beautiful close-up, and gets down to business. That opening shot is making us a promise, that Bond is back and better than ever, and it’s a promise that Skyfall keeps.
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This Week in Trailers: From Bond and Brad to Who-Cares Horror

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Every Friday here at Flavorwire, we like to gather up the week’s new movie trailers, give them a look-see, and rank them from worst to best — while taking a guess or two about what they might tell us (or hide from us) about the movies they’re promoting. This week’s six new trailers include new films with Brad Pitt, Daniel Craig, Nicole Kidman, Diane Keaton, Matthew McConaughey, Robert DeNiro, Susan Sarandon, Javier Bardem, John Cusack, and Zac Efron. Check ’em all out after the jump, and share your thoughts in the comments.
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The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories

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1. With only weeks to go before it hits theaters, they’re shooting an extra scene for The Avengers. “I’m not sure exactly where it’s gonna go,” says Mark Ruffalo. “All I know is that someone came in with the costume and said, ‘Here’s some wardrobe. We don’t know where you’re going to be or what… Read More

The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories

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1. It’s official: Shooting on Skyfall, the 23rd installment of the James Bond franchise, begins on Monday. Joining Daniel Craig for the Sam Mendes-helmed project (which it should be noted, will not connect with Craig’s previous two Bond films, plot-wise): Academy Award winner Javier Bardem, who was previously cast as the villain — although it’s… Read More

‘The Dark Tower’ Coming to HBO

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If you’ve been following along, then you know there has been no shortage of drama concerning Ron Howard’s planned adaptation of Stephen King’s genre-bending series, The Dark Tower. First, the epic project — which is meant to encompass a total of three movies and two interlocking television seasons — was unceremoniously dumped by Universal over… Read More

Javier Bardem Is (Officially) Your Next Bond Villain

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Javier Bardem, who crafted one of the most chilling screen villains in recent memory with his Oscar-winning turn in No Country For Old Men, has confirmed that he’s taking on another nefarious role: Bond villain. Rumors have circulated for months that the once-and-forever Anton Chigurh was circling the latest Bond movie, known for now only as Bond 23, which will mark Daniel Craig’s third time in the role. Oscar-winner Sam Mendes (American Beauty) will direct.
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The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories

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1. In an obvious ploy to upstage Alec Baldwin’s news that he’s leaving 30 Rock next year, Tina Fey announced that she is pregnant with her second child while taping an episode of Oprah yesterday: “Who will be my daughter’s family when my husband and I are dead from stress-induced cankers? She must have a… Read More

The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories

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1. City planners in China want to combine the nine cities in the Pearl River Delta into a 42-million-person megacity that’s the size of Rhode Island, Connecticut and New Hampshire combined. [via Gawker]

2. Patti Smith is currently “about 68 percent done” writing a detective novel that opens in the churchyard of St… Read More