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    Sam Mendes is Shopping a Supernatural Period Drama Around to Premium Networks

    "Skyfall" has yet to reach U.S. theaters, but the film's co-writer John Logan and director Sam Mendes already have a new collaboration in the works with the small screen in mind. Deadline reports that the pair, who both started their careers in theater before making the move to cinema,...

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    'Skyfall' Pair Sam Mendes & John Logan Reteaming For 1800s Vampire Hunting TV Series

    Despite not yet opening in North America, “Skyfall” is already racking up impressive box office grosses, and with the number one spot all but guaranteed this weekend, you can bet director Sam Mendes and writer John Logan will soon have their pick of projects. While Mendes has alread...

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    Oscar Talk: from 'Skyfall' to AFI FEST's 'Hitchcock'

    In this week's Oscar Talk, Kris Tapley and I review the new Bond film, "Skyfall," which could yield a few technical nominations, as well as Sacha Gervasi's "Hitchcock," which opened the AFI FEST Thurday night. We preview what's coming up at the fall fest, including the foreign films.

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    Review: Why the Latest 'Universal Soldier,' Now On VOD, Is Better Than 'Skyfall'

    No longer attempting to reconstruct the character as in 2006's "Casino Royale," "Skyfall" avoids reinvention in favor of surface pleasures at every turn. If, however, you seek a wholly original, unexpected dosage of action ingenuity, look no further than "Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning."

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    Sam Mendes Says He Doubts He'll Do Another Bond Movie After 'Skyfall,' Only Finished Work On The Movie On October 9th

    This Friday, 007 will put the tuxedo back on, order up another drink, and return to the world of international intrigue in "Skyfall." It has been a long journey for the franchise, with four years passing since the last installment, the underwhelming "Quantum Of Solace," but the s...

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    Sam Mendes' Return to England with Bond and 'Skyfall' (via The Guardian)

    Brit theater director Sam Mendes, having directed five incisive films about American culture including Oscar-winner "American Beauty," "Revolutionary Road," and "Jarhead," turned his sights to Britain's iconic James Bond franchise with "Skyfall." The Guar...

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    Immersed in Movies: 'Skyfall' Is Both Homecoming and Breakthrough

    James Bond has always been about looking forward and back at the same time, but never more so than in "Skyfall," which is both a homecoming and a breakthrough for the 50th anniversary. In fact, it's all about exploring the old and the new. That's the central metaphor; it's embedded in every ambiguou...

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    Exclusive: Sam Mendes Says He Was "Not At All" Interested In Bond At First, Took Direct Inspiration From Nolan's 'Dark Knight' Films

    Sam Mendes may be a self-confessed long-time fan of the James Bond franchise, but he's known for more humanistic dramas like "American Beauty," "Road to Perdition" and "Revolutionary Road," and the director said the Bond series wasn't something that appealed to ...

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    'Skyfall' Early Review Round-Up: Mendes, Craig, and Bardem Rise to the Occasion

    Early reviews for Bond 23 are glowing. Directed by Sam Mendes, "Skyfall" features Daniel Craig in his third Bond film and showcases Javier Bardem as the sinister villain and Judi Dench's M. Reviewers report that under Mendes' guidance, this James Bond might be the best of them all...

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    Early 'Skyfall' Reviews Suggest Sam Mendes' Bond is Not a Skyfail

    A few critics got to see the new Bond film over the weekend -- here's what they thought.

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