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‘Spectre’ Review: For James Bond, Everything New Is Old Again

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by Matt Singer November 3, 2015 @ 8:41 AM
Sony
Spectre is amusing and stylish, but just barely. And its fixation on validating Bond’s worth in 2015 through a Snowden-esque subplot about a worldwide security network feels particularly inappropriate given the fact that so much of the movie is spent looking to Bond’s past, rather than his present or future.

Sam Mendes Talks to Steven Spielberg, David Fincher and More in Delightfully Revealing Interview

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by Britt Hayes October 14, 2015 @ 6:27 PM
DreamWorks Pictures
Director interviews are often quite interesting, but as it turns out, it takes a director to really get his (or her) fellow directors to open up. Spectre director Sam Mendes chatted with Steven Spielberg, David Fincher, Edgar Wright and more of your favorites, asking some of the best questions — and getting some of the most revealing and delightful answers.

‘Spectre’ TV Spot: James Bond Meets Christoph Waltz and His Shadowy Organization

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by Britt Hayes October 11, 2015 @ 12:14 PM
Sony Pictures
Is Christoph Waltz playing classic Bond villain Blofeld? Director Sam Mendes has been pretty coy about it, but all signs seem to indicate “yes.” The latest TV spot for Spectre introduces Daniel Craig’s James Bond to the shadowy organization led by Waltz’s enigmatic villain, and throws in a few extra explosions and chase sequences for good measure.

Is Blofeld the ‘Spectre’ Villain? Director Sam Mendes Addresses the Rumors

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by Mike Sampson September 21, 2015 @ 10:13 AM
Sony Pictures
Almost as soon as Oscar-winning actor Christoph Waltz was attached to star in Spectre, the rumors began that he would be playing legendary James Bond villain Ernst Blofeld. Yet, when the cast was officially announced (via a press conference in London), Waltz was announced as playing “Franz Oberhauser”. In the time since, 007 fans have debated whether this is all an elaborate ruse (not unlike the Benedict Cumberbatch / John Harrison / Khan Star Trek Into Darkness debacle), or whether Waltz really and truly is not playing Blofeld. Now, Spectre director Sam Mendes has finally chimed in to try and clear things up.

Sam Mendes Says ‘Spectre’ Is a James Bond Origin Story

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by Jacob Hall August 14, 2015 @ 11:19 AM
Sony Pictures
James Bond has always been more of a figure than a character, sliding through the decades as constantly fluctuating collection of what society enjoys at any particular time. 007’s evolution into something more complex and human in the Daniel Craig era is also a reflection of the times. This is what we want out of an action hero in 2015. Now, Spectre looks to take this route to its natural conclusion. According to director Sam Mendes, his film will answer one of the great unanswered questions in cinema: Where did James Bond come from?

‘Spectre’ Director Sam Mendes Says This Is His Last James Bond Movie

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by Britt Hayes July 19, 2015 @ 2:37 PM
Sony
After directing both Skyfall and Spectre back to back, Sam Mendes appears to be done with the James Bond franchise. That may come as a disappointment to 007 fans who were thrilled with Mendes’ work on Skyfall and are highly anticipating Spectre — judging by the trailers, we’re in for another great Bond outing.

‘Spectre’ Video Blog Features a Heroic Dave Bautista Chasing His ‘Evil Nemesis’ James Bond

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by Britt Hayes April 30, 2015 @ 5:42 PM
While we very, very patiently await the full trailer for Spectre, the production has been keeping us occupied with photos and video blogs from the set, for which we should all be very, very grateful. The latest video update focuses on the classy, shiny (and very expensive) cars from the film, as well as the exciting chase sequences — because what is a Bond film without a good ol’ fashioned chase?