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    'The Impossible' Filmmaker Juan Antonio Bayona Will Direct the First Two Episodes of Showtime's 'Penny Dreadful'

    "Penny Dreadful," Showtime's upcoming "psychosexual horror series" executive produced by Sam Mendes ("American Beauty") has snagged an impressive director for its first two episodes. Spanish filmmaker Juan Antonio Bayona ("The Impossible") will helm the first two of the eight installments in the sea...

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    Oh, Sam Mendes Apparently Will Direct Next Two Bond Movies Now

    Geez, it's been quite the topsy turvy week for the Bond franchise. Mere hours after names like Nicolas Winding Refn, Ang Lee, Tom Hooper, David Yates and Shane Black were tossed around as considerations for the director's chair of "Bond 24," Sam Mendes went ahead and re-upped for the job himself. I...

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    Immersed in Movies: What Sam Mendes Will Do If He Returns for 'Bond 24'

    So, after all the jostling the last couple of weeks to find the next Bond director (the list of suspects included Chris Nolan, Tom Hooper, Ang Lee, Matthew Vaughn, and Nicolas Winding Refn), Sam Mendes is back in play for 'Bond 24.' What producer Barbara Broccoli and star Daniel Craig want, they usu...

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    So Actually, Sam Mendes Likely Returning To Direct The Next Bond After All

    The tantalizing possibilities: Ang Lee, Tom Hooper, David Yates, Shane Black, Nicolas Winding Refn were all evidently being considered for the next James Bond movie (though one manager for one filmmaker we won't name called the claim "funny"; Christopher Nolan's name also popped up.) But before we c...

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    Sam Mendes Says He Felt "Physically Ill" At Prospect Of 'Skyfall' Sequel

    The $1 billion worldwide box office, awards nominations, and widespread critical acclaim -- Sam Mendes is having none of it following the aftermath of “Skyfall,” and his announced departure from the series. Even as Bond producer Barbara Broccoli has essentially put out a Maya-esque manhunt to convin...

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    Bond Producer Barbara Broccoli Says She Can Get Sam Mendes Back For Bond... Eventually; Mendes Keeping Door Open

    It won the BAFTA for Best British Film, it earned five Oscar nominations (taking home two statues), and its global box office haul was $1.1 billion. It even won big at the recent Empire awards. "Skyfall" was the seventh-biggest film of all time, grossing nearly twice as much as the next highest char...

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    Empire Magazine's Jameson Awards Honor 'Skyfall' as Best Film of 2012, Helen Mirren Makes Plea for More Women in Film

    The Jameson Empire Awards for the best films of 2012 were handed out in London on March 24, with Sam Mendes taking top honors as Best Director, and 23rd Bond installment "Skyfall" receiving Best Picture as well as the Empire Award. Helen Mirren, who was honored with the Empire Legend award, noted th...

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    'Skyfall' Wins Top Honors at the Empire Film Awards; 'Hobbit,' 'Dredd 3D' and 'Sightseers' Also Win

    At this year's Jameson Empire Film Awards, hosted by Empire Magazine, Britain's top selling film publication, Sam Mendes' first Bond outing "Skyfall" took home the top honors. Other winners of the 18th annual included Dame Helen Mirren, Danny Boyle, Jennifer Lawrence, Mendes himself, Daniel Radcliff...

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    'Skyfall,' 'The Hobbit' & 'Sightseers' All Big Winners At 2013 Empire Awards

    Thought the awards season was long done? Not quite. Last night saw the 18th annual Jameson Empire Awards, presented annually by the UK film magazine, the biggest in the world, and one of the largest such ceremonies to have their winners voted for by the public. This year, there's been a big push for...

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    'Skyfall' Director Mendes Heads Back to the Theatre as He Bids Adieu to Bond (For Now)

    Sam Mendes' uber-successful Bond movie "Skyfall" will be his first and possibly last affair with the franchise--at least for now.

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