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    Why Mendes Brought Back Purvis & Wade for 'Bond 24' Polish

    Turnabout is fair play, as veteran James Bond scribes Neil Purvis & Robert Wade have been reinstated to add a bit of witty repartee to the upcoming "Bond 24," according to the reliable Baz Bamigboye of DailyMail. Purvis & Wade, franchise staples since Pierce Brosnan's "The World is Not Enough" (1999...

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    'Penny Dreadful' Costume Designer Gabriella Pescucci on Her Dreadfully Delicious Designs

    Throughout her career, Gabriella Pescucci has worked with cinema's legendary auteurs, including Pier Paolo Pasolini, Federico Fellini, Terry Gilliam and Tim Burton.

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    From the Big Stage to the Big Screen: Live Events at a Theater Near You

    Simon Russell Beale, one of the UK's most renowned stage actors, is currently bowing each night at the National Theatre in London's South Bank as the title character in Sam Mendes's production of "King Lear." For those of us on this side of the pond, it's a disappointment that the Atlantic is betwe...

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    Showtime Renews Mendes and Logan's Horror Lit Series 'Penny Dreadful' (TRAILER, REVIEW)

    Midway through the show’s first eight-episode run, Showtime is renewing the horrific “Penny Dreadful” for a second season. Sam Mendes and John Logan's series featuring horror lit all-stars such as Frankenstein and Dorian Gray has drawn solid ratings especially with the prized 18-34 demo on Showtime’...

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    Review: Eva Green Owns 'Penny Dreadful,' a Horror Series For the Dramatically Inclined

    Writer John Logan and executive producer Sam Mendes have created a compelling tale that feels more like a movie than a TV show.

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    Kevin Spacey Q & A: 'House of Cards' Wouldn't Exist Without Richard III, Focus of Self-Released Doc (VIDEO)

    It's easy to assume that a documentary financed and self-released by Kevin Spacey will be a vanity project. Especially the Tribeca Film Festival world premiere "NOW in the Wings on a World Stage," now streaming, which follows the head of the Old Vic around the world as he stars in 200 performances o...

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    Sam Mendes Says 'Bond 24' Not A Direct Sequel To 'Skyfall,' Won't Be Two-Part Movie

    "Bond 24" is gearing up for release in 2015, and aside from "Star Wars: Episode 7," it's one of the most secretive movie projects coming down the pipeline. Rumors have been plenty, but actual fact has been scarce, though writer John Logan has teased that the film "continues the themes of 'Skyfall' "...

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    Watch: Showtime's 'Penny Dreadful' Premiere Episode is Streaming for Free

    Minors keep out, but everyone else can dig into the first episode of Showtime's new horror series "Penny Dreadful" right now.

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    Tribeca: Kevin Spacey on Why Theater Will Always Trump Film, and how Shakespeare Prepped Him For 'House of Cards'

    "I am a theater rat," announced Kevin Spacey last night to a Tribeca Film Festival crowd gathered for a festival panel centered on the making of "Now: In The Wings On A World Stage," a documentary chronicling the first trans-Atlantic theater troupe, the Bridge Project Company, as they took "Richard ...

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    Hollywood Stars Michelle Williams, James Franco and Zach Braff Walk the Broadway Boards (VIDEOS)

    Why is Sam Mendes back in New York with "Cabaret?" Michelle Williams. She's the talk of the town as she makes her Broadway debut as song-and-dance ingenue Sally Bowles opposite Alan Cumming in Roundabout's revival of the dark musical "Cabaret," directed by Mendes, a prolific stage director before fo...

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