Screen Junkies » sam mendes http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Fri, 08 Aug 2014 20:19:50 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Rest Assured, Javier Bardem Has Silly Hair In Full ‘Skyfall’ Trailer http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/rest-assured-javier-bardem-has-silly-hair-in-full-skyfall-trailer/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/rest-assured-javier-bardem-has-silly-hair-in-full-skyfall-trailer/#comments Tue, 31 Jul 2012 15:09:11 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=250069 Ha, ha. It looks like Muppet hair.

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Much like all recent spy movies, the trailer for Sam Mende’s Skyfall opens with MI6 losing sensitive information about their embedded agents, and the consequent fallout those agents experience when telemarketers begin to call their cells during dinner. Then James Bond pretends to be dead. That’s one way to shake those telemarketers.

Most thrilling about this trailer, besides the action and the women is Javier Bardem‘s hair. The man is a treasure when it comes to absense of silly wig vanity. He’s right up their with Samuel L. Jackson and those Kitty Wigs cats.

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Daniel Craig Promises ‘Skyfall’ Won’t Suck Like ‘Quantum Of Solace’ Did http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/daniel-craig-promises-skyfall-wont-suck-like-quantum-of-solace-did/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/daniel-craig-promises-skyfall-wont-suck-like-quantum-of-solace-did/#comments Mon, 12 Dec 2011 17:50:44 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=239461 What's his excuse for 'Dream House'?

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I like Daniel Craig. He’s always really open with the press, isn’t above an occasional photobomb, and seems to have the best interest of his fans at heart. So when he goes on the record to say that Skyfall will be better than the last James Bond film, I’m inclined to believe him, rather than dismiss it as hype to sell tickets.

While talking with Time Out, Craig frankly addressed the fact that Quantum of Solace was doo-doo.

“On Quantum, we were fucked. We had the bare bones of a script and then there was the strike and there was nothing we could do. We couldn’t employ a writer to finish it. You swear you’ll never get involved with shit like that, and then it happens!” Craig even reveals that he ended up writing some of the scenes himself, in collaboration with director Marc Forster. “And a writer I am not…”

Take notes, Michael Bay.

“ I really think this one is better even than Casino Royale“, Craig enthuses. “[Director] Sam Mendes has lived with Bond all his life, and he grew up with Bond in the same way I did. We have exactly the same reference points, we both like the same Bond movies, and we both like the same bits in the same Bond movies we like. We sat down and we just rabbited for hours about Live And Let Die or From Russia With Love, and talked about little scenes that we knew from them. That’s how we started talking about it. That’s what we tried to instill in the script. He’s been working his arse off to tie all these things together so they make sense… in a Bond way!”

You can’t get mad at a guy for wanting to go the extra mile to ensure that his movie about a missile-defusing pussy-crusher makes sense. Make us proud, good sir. (Empire)

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23rd James Bond Movie Gets Date, A Release Date http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/23rd-james-bond-movie-gets-date-a-release-date/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/23rd-james-bond-movie-gets-date-a-release-date/#comments Thu, 02 Jun 2011 17:21:12 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=214422 James Bond will return in: Fall, 2012.

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The next movie in the James Bond series is something to look forward to, if you’re a fan of director Sam Mendes and/or product placement. So you might be interested to know that MGM has set release dates in America and the UK – and, our UK readers will get to see the movie two weeks before us Yanks: October 26, 2012 in the UK, and November 9, 2012 in the United States.

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I gotta say, I’m really looking forward to this entry in the Bond series. Between Mendes (who may not be one of my favorite directors, but he’s unarguably a strong visual stylist) and Javier Bardem (in talks to play the bad guy), this may be one of the best Bond movies ever. And yeah, that is saying something, Mr. Negative. (Collider)

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DJ Caruso May Direct ‘Preacher’, Shia LaBeouf Would Play Every Role http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/dj-caruso-may-direct-preacher-shia-labouf-would-play-every-role/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/dj-caruso-may-direct-preacher-shia-labouf-would-play-every-role/#comments Tue, 15 Feb 2011 02:25:07 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=26929 The coupling of Caruso and the smart, deep story of 'Preacher' sounds as unnatural as sex between an angel and a demon.

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The rumor is that DJ Caruso (Eagle Eye, Disturbia) is in talks to direct Preacher, a feature film based on Vertigo’s acclaimed graphic novel series of the same name. I’ve never seen Caruso’s most famous movies, but my understanding is that they’re not exactly heady. So the coupling of Caruso and the smart, darkly satirical and deep story of Preacher sounds as unnatural as sex between an angel and a demon. That goes double for the first name on Caruso’s speed-dial, Shia LaBeouf, playing the weighty role of Jesse Custer. Though I would like to see him get hit over the head with a pool cue.

John August (Corpse Bride) wrote the most recent adaptation for Columbia Pictures, which is reportedly faithful to the original Garth Ennis comic. At one point, Sam Mendes was attached to direct, but he bailed for Bond. That’s what we know for sure, because the Caruso story is only a rumor. At this point, a Preacher adaptation has been “in the works” since 1998, and was at one time going to be an HBO mini-series directed by Mark Steven Johnson (Ghost Rider). So… anybody awesome wanna direct this instead? (/Film)

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New Bond Villain Might Be Ralph Fiennes, Potter/Bond Crossover Anyone? http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/new-bond-villain-might-be-ralph-fiennes-potterbond-crossover-anyone/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/new-bond-villain-might-be-ralph-fiennes-potterbond-crossover-anyone/#comments Fri, 04 Feb 2011 07:47:10 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=24772 He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named might very well get named as part of the new James Bond cast.

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He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named might very well get named as part of the new James Bond cast. Ralph “Voldemort” Fiennes could play a “darkly complex” character in the film, which either means he’s playing a villain, or he’s playing a guy you think is good, but in a surprise twist, ends up being a villain. I’d wait and see if the talks pan out, but I don’t know if I have that kind of English Patience. Cue rimshot.

This will be the 23rd James Bond film. It doesn’t have a title, but I’m thinking it’ll be something like: Live Until You Die, Never Die Twice or James Bond Goes To Camp. The source for these rumors about talks between Fiennes, Bond 23‘s producers and director Sam Mendes (American Beauty) are a British tabloid, which is about as reliable as my picks for the new movie’s title. So if you’re picking out which Harry Potter scarf to wear to the Bond 23 midnight premiere – slow your roll, muggle. (Cinema Blend)

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Bardem Won’t Decide On ‘Bond’ Until He Reads Non-Existent Script http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/bardem-wont-decide-on-bond-until-he-reads-non-existent-script/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/bardem-wont-decide-on-bond-until-he-reads-non-existent-script/#comments Tue, 01 Feb 2011 23:45:21 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=23919 Javier Bardem has now personally confirmed that he has been offered the villain role in the 23rd James Bond installment.

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To follow up on our piece yesterday, Javier Bardem has now personally confirmed that he has been offered the villain role in the 23rd James Bond installment. But don’t expect a decision too soon. He’s waiting to read the script to make a decision on whether or not to take the part. Here’s the tricky part – the script’s not done. A draft has been floating around, but the producers aren’t completely on board with the draft as is, so some tweaking is being done.

So when can we expect a decision from Bardem? Well, whenever the script is finished, then maybe three hours later if he’s a fast reader, or six hours later if he’s a slow reader. Seeing as how he seems to be a very smart guy, but English isn’t his first language, I would put the window in the three-and-a-half to four-hour range.

Bond enthusiasts have a reason to be optimistic, as director Sam Mendes has conveyed to Bardem the dynamic between Bond and this particular villain, and it sounds a little more complex than “good guy vs. inexplicably evil guy.” So even if Bardem doesn’t get on board, fans of the franchise can expect a little more depth in the relationship between Bond and his nemesis. (Collider)

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Javier Bardem Almost As Busy As James Franco http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/javier-bardem-almost-as-busy-as-james-franco/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/javier-bardem-almost-as-busy-as-james-franco/#comments Mon, 31 Jan 2011 13:14:55 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=23408 Prepare yourselves to see Javier Bardem with a really cool scar or a cat on his lap or something. The 'Biutiful' Oscar nominee has been offered a role opposite Daniel Craig in 'Bond 23.'

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Prepare yourselves to see Javier Bardem with a really cool scar or a cat on his lap or something. The Biutiful Oscar nominee has been offered a role opposite Daniel Craig in Bond 23.

Bardem’s a busy guy. Last week he got nommed, ruined Penelope Cruz‘s vagina, and was offered the lead in The Dark Tower. There aren’t any details available about which character Bardem would play, but it’s likely he’ll play the lead villain considering James Bond isn’t really the type for bromance. The film is scheduled to shoot this fall with a planned release in November 2012.

Whether this gig will effect his involvement in The Dark Tower (and vice versa) remain unknown. I recommend just mashing up the two projects and make Roland Deschain into Bond’s nemesis this time around. It would save film and time and it’s not like MGM is in a position to say no. (Deadline)

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Judi Dench To Collect Her Seventh ‘Bond’ Paycheck http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/judi-dench-to-collect-her-seventh-bond-paycheck/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/judi-dench-to-collect-her-seventh-bond-paycheck/#comments Thu, 27 Jan 2011 21:20:49 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=22826 Good news! James Bond still has a stern boss!! Husky-eyed, aristotle, British old lady, Dame Judi Dench will once again reprise the role of M in Sam Mendes's take on the material.

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Good news! James Bond still has a stern boss!! Husky-eyed, aristotle, British old lady, Dame Judi Dench will once again reprise the role of M in Sam Mendes‘s take on the material. Originally joining the franchise along with Pierce Brosnan with GoldenEye, Bond 23 will mark her seventh performance as the character. M is Bond’s commanding officer within British Intelligence. She knows he’s always the man for the job, even if she doesn’t approve of his actions.

When approached for the role, Dench probably responded, “Of course, dear child. Why the heavens wouldn’t I? I did appear in The Chronicles Of Riddick after all.” (MI6)

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Ready or Not, Here Comes ‘Bond 23′ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/ready-or-not-here-comes-bond-23/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/ready-or-not-here-comes-bond-23/#comments Tue, 11 Jan 2011 20:53:47 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=15389 The on-again, off-again 23rd installment of the James Bond series is officially on with Sam Mendes directing.

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The on-again, off-again 23rd installment of the James Bond series is officially on with Sam Mendes directing. Variety reports that MGM has announced a release date of November 9, 2012 for Daniel Craig to return as the darker, more violent Bond than we have seen from the likes of that wimp George Lazenby. Earlier this week, it was looking uncertain that MGM would make their target date, but today’s release has the studio looking towards their planned date. Production is expected to start late this year, though no filming locations have been disclosed.

This turnaround is something of a surprise, considering that producer Michael G. Wilson had expressed a number of concerns regarding “a lot of ideas floating around” with the script from Neal Purvis, Robert Wade and John Logan. Apparently, MGM found a way to put those concerns to rest, probably because they really, really need the revenue that their Bond sugar daddy can provide.

With that in mind, it’s probably no surprise that further details aren’t available, as this has every symptom of a “shoot first, ask questions later,” decision to get production rolling, then figure out those pesky script and logistical issues on the fly. Fortunately, they have two years to figure those issues out, but still, a suspect start for the next episode in the widely-loved series.

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Another Case of ‘Bond 23′ Blue Balls http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/another-case-of-bond-23-blue-balls/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/another-case-of-bond-23-blue-balls/#comments Wed, 05 Jan 2011 18:45:39 +0000 Col. Longshanks http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=14316 Turns out Kate Winslet is a huge Bond tease. Sorry you got all aroused, but this project isn't ready to be touched.

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Turns out Kate Winslet is a huge Bond tease. Not long ago, the actress told The Daily Mail that she was planning on moving her family back to England while her ex-husband, Sam Mendes, directed the next Bond film. MGM was even aiming to have the movie in theaters November 2012. Sorry you got all aroused, but this project isn’t ready to be touched.

Producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli told Total Film (via MI6), “Well, our timeline’s a littl up in the air what with the situation at MGM, so we have to be flexible. We just don’t know enough about the situation to comment, but we know it’s uncertain.”

Peter Morgan, Neal Purvis, and Robert Wade are all working on a script, with the hopes that someone someday might actually shoot it. Sounds like the producers don’t even know what’s being put on the page. Wilson said, “You know, often at this stage, I find myself saying, ‘Oh, we’re gonna do this and that’, then six months from now you’ll say, ‘That isn’t in the film at all – you told me it was…’ I think we’re at the stage where a lot of ideas are floating around that sound very good, but whether they make the final cut, who knows?”

Why worry about a final cut when you can’t even get bloopers in the can? So right now, don’t count on another Bond film until MGM figures out its shit. By that time, Justin Bieber will be old enough to play him. I meant that as a joke, but now I’m stuck with the haunting realization that it could happen. (ThePlaylist)

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Kate Winslet Claims Her Ex Will Direct ‘Bond 23′ Next Year http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/kate-winslet-claims-sam-mendes-to-direct-bond-23-next-year/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/kate-winslet-claims-sam-mendes-to-direct-bond-23-next-year/#comments Fri, 03 Dec 2010 17:27:14 +0000 Col. Longshanks http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=10867 Kate Winslet is saying things about her ex-husband's affairs. The British actress told The Daily Mail that she is looking to move her children back to London as Sam Mendes, her former hubby, directs the newest Bond film. Shooting could begin as early as the end of next year.

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Just like that scene in A Christmas Story.

Kate Winslet is saying things about her ex-husband’s affairs. The British actress told The Daily Mail that she is looking to move her children back to London as Sam Mendes, her former hubby, directs the newest Bond film. Shooting could begin as early as the end of next year. How quickly we go from canceled, to November 2012 release, to convincing Mendes to direct again.

“Sam is doing the next Bond film, all being well, and we’ll all be in England if that happens. It’s such a massive commitment for him and it’s not fair for him to commute backwards and forwards to New York from London. It would be impossible. The children will be there with me.”

It’s nice that she’s being so accommodating. Fathers need their children around to lift their spirits, and vice versa. You hear that, Dad! As far as Winslet appearing in the film herself, she shouted, “No! [But] I can see us working together again — that’s the way it is.” I guess you could say there’s a BOND between them that can’t be broken. …Nailed it. (ThePlaylist)

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Broke-Ass MGM Would Really Like ‘Bond 23′ In Theaters November 23, 2012 http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/broke-ass-mgm-would-really-like-bond-23-in-theaters-november-23-2012/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/broke-ass-mgm-would-really-like-bond-23-in-theaters-november-23-2012/#comments Thu, 04 Nov 2010 12:12:05 +0000 Col. Longshanks MGM recently filed for bankruptcy, and you know what that means. It's time for them to make movies! Don't ask me how the government works because I cannot enlighten you. The Hobbit is finally scheduled to begin filming in February, and now it looks like MGM's other huge franchise, the James Bond series, is picking up steam maybe but who the hell knows for sure.

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James Bond has met his match — Super Glue.

MGM recently filed for bankruptcy, and you know what that means. It’s time for them to make movies! Don’t ask me how the government works because I cannot enlighten you. The Hobbit is finally scheduled to begin filming in February, and now it looks like MGM’s other huge franchise, the James Bond series, is picking up steam maybe but who the hell knows for sure.

The studio aims to have the next Bond film in theaters November 2012, though a few minor problems lay in the project’s path. MGM needs a partner with the ever important financial means to fund the movie. Also, it’s not known if Daniel Craig has time in his schedule, or if currently-signed-on-director Sam Mendes wants to deal with this back and forth B.S. anymore. The only thing we know for certain is, MGM needs to get a second job cleaning office buildings at night to put food on the lion’s table. (ThePlaylist)

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‘Bond 23′ Is Canceled http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/bond-23-is-canceled/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/bond-23-is-canceled/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Our sentiments exactly.Looks like MGM's brokeassedness will cost them a lot more than just The Hobbit. The studio's historic James Bond series is also reportedly out this bitch. Production has halted on the upcoming Sam Mendes-directed Bond 23, and that it may not begin again. In fact, it could be years before we see Bond on the big screen again. Which means we'll have to spend our time mercilessly blowing up our friends with proximity mines. Which gets old after the first few hundred times. From the UK Daily Mirror:Production crew were told in April the £132million blockbuster, starring Daniel Craig, had been postponed amid “financial problems” at debt-ridden movie studio Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, which co-funded the film.But now it has confirmed the movie has been axed – and it could be years before the secret agent with a licence to kill is back on the big screen.Bond has been MGM's golden ticket for years on end. If they can't scrape together assets to make another blockbuster, it's unlikely they'll weather this storm. Better keep those Daniel Craig popsicles in the freezer for now, lame housewives and weird dudes. They're scary collector's items now.

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Our sentiments exactly.

Looks like MGM‘s brokeassedness will cost them a lot more than just The Hobbit. The studio’s historic James Bond series is also reportedly out this bitch. Production has halted on the upcoming Sam Mendes-directed Bond 23, and that it may not begin again. In fact, it could be years before we see Bond on the big screen again. Which means we’ll have to spend our time mercilessly blowing up our friends with proximity mines. Which gets old after the first few hundred times. From the UK Daily Mirror:

Production crew were told in April the £132million blockbuster, starring Daniel Craig, had been postponed amid “financial problems” at debt-ridden movie studio Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, which co-funded the film.

But now it has confirmed the movie has been axed – and it could be years before the secret agent with a licence to kill is back on the big screen.

Bond has been MGM’s golden ticket for years on end. If they can’t scrape together assets to make another blockbuster, it’s unlikely they’ll weather this storm. Better keep those Daniel Craig popsicles in the freezer for now, lame housewives and weird dudes. They’re scary collector’s items now.

 

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Sam Raimi Up For ‘Oz, the Great and Powerful’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/sam-raimi-up-for-oz-the-great-and-powerful/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/sam-raimi-up-for-oz-the-great-and-powerful/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 "HIGH-FIIIIIVE!!!"Sam Mendes and Adam Shankman may lay down their gladii and exit the battle arena, Disney has offered Oz, the Great and Powerful to director Sam Raimi. There's no word yet whether Raimi will take the gig, and a few details may need to be worked out before he comes on-board.Robert Downey Jr. was once attached to this project to play the titular Oz, a Kansas carnie who carves a niche for himself in the magical land, but his name hasn't come up in recent reports. Another potential issue is Mitchell Kapner's script. Though it's probably due for revision, early reviews say it is pretty dumb (although it involves flying monkeys). And finally, and this will certainly be a sticking point for Raimi, where does Bruce Campbell fit into this? Can he be a snarky palace guard or can he appear Dorf-style as a rebellious Munchkin with a take-charge attitude? You know, the type that other Munchkins want to be and women want to change. These are the types of questions you need to ask studios before you sign sh*t. (Vulture)

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"HIGH-FIIIIIVE!!!"

Sam Mendes and Adam Shankman may lay down their gladii and exit the battle arena, Disney has offered Oz, the Great and Powerful to director Sam Raimi. There’s no word yet whether Raimi will take the gig, and a few details may need to be worked out before he comes on-board.

Robert Downey Jr. was once attached to this project to play the titular Oz, a Kansas carnie who carves a niche for himself in the magical land, but his name hasn’t come up in recent reports. Another potential issue is Mitchell Kapner’s script. Though it’s probably due for revision, early reviews say it is pretty dumb (although it involves flying monkeys). And finally, and this will certainly be a sticking point for Raimi, where does Bruce Campbell fit into this? Can he be a snarky palace guard or can he appear Dorf-style as a rebellious Munchkin with a take-charge attitude? You know, the type that other Munchkins want to be and women want to change. These are the types of questions you need to ask studios before you sign sh*t. (Vulture)

 

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Sam Mendes Directed iPhone 4 Commercial http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/sam-mendes-directed-iphone-4-commercial/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/sam-mendes-directed-iphone-4-commercial/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 You can watch your unborn child on your new iPhone, yo!After Steve Jobs announced the release of the iPhone 4 today, he premiered the new commercial "FaceTime" directed by Sam Mendes of American Beauty and Road to Perdition fame. The spot showcases the video conferencing capabilities of the new slimmer device. You can now help your friends decide on what outfit to wear, or watch from across the world as your baby takes her first steps. Oh I'm sorry, I didn't mean for that to sound depressing. This is advanced technology. Show me a smile!Check out the spot at Apple HERE.

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You can watch your unborn child on your new iPhone, yo!

After Steve Jobs announced the release of the iPhone 4 today, he premiered the new commercial "FaceTime" directed by Sam Mendes of American Beauty and Road to Perdition fame. The spot showcases the video conferencing capabilities of the new slimmer device. You can now help your friends decide on what outfit to wear, or watch from across the world as your baby takes her first steps. Oh I’m sorry, I didn’t mean for that to sound depressing. This is advanced technology. Show me a smile!

Check out the spot at Apple HERE.

 

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Sam Mendes Taking On iPhone Commercials http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/sam-mendes-taking-on-iphone-commercials/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/sam-mendes-taking-on-iphone-commercials/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Spread your apps for Papa.Sam Mendes is transitioning from directing Academy Award winning movies such as American Beauty to directing commercials for Apple's new iPhone. He's currently shooting this week for commercials that will air after Steve Jobs announces the new "gimme gimme!" device on June 7th. According to Engadget, the series of commercials are being referred to internally as the Mammoth / N90:A trusted source has confirmed to us that the ads will feature at least one spot where a mother and daughter are having a video chat conversation using the new front-facing camera that’s been spied on the face of that iPhone floating around Vietnam and Northern California.Mendes joins the ranks of David Fincher, Ridley Scott, and Errol Morris, who have all directed commercials for Apple. I'm not saying Apple is extorting these talented helmers, but is it so hard to believe that Fincher and Scott didn't properly dispose of a production assistant's body in the past? Steve Jobs has eyes and ears everywhere... **Puts on tin foil hat. Smears Cheetos dust on video chat camera** (/Film)

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Spread your apps for Papa.

Sam Mendes is transitioning from directing Academy Award winning movies such as American Beauty to directing commercials for Apple’s new iPhone. He’s currently shooting this week for commercials that will air after Steve Jobs announces the new "gimme gimme!" device on June 7th. According to Engadget, the series of commercials are being referred to internally as the Mammoth / N90:

A trusted source has confirmed to us that the ads will feature at least one spot where a mother and daughter are having a video chat conversation using the new front-facing camera that’s been spied on the face of that iPhone floating around Vietnam and Northern California.

Mendes joins the ranks of David Fincher, Ridley Scott, and Errol Morris, who have all directed commercials for Apple. I’m not saying Apple is extorting these talented helmers, but is it so hard to believe that Fincher and Scott didn’t properly dispose of a production assistant’s body in the past? Steve Jobs has eyes and ears everywhere… **Puts on tin foil hat. Smears Cheetos dust on video chat camera** (/Film)

 

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Shankman vs. Mendes For Trip to ‘Oz’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/shankman-vs-mendes-for-trip-to-oz/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/shankman-vs-mendes-for-trip-to-oz/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 "You ain't got nothin', Mendes."The glittered gloves are off and the jazz hands are flyin'! "You Think You Can Dance" judge and Hairspray director Adam Shankman wants the job of making Oz, the Great and Powerful faaaaaaaaaabulous. Sam Mendes is currently circling the project, but Shankman brought his slap and tickle fight to Twitter. He's retweeting the tweets of his fans, who I have just dubbed "Shankmaniacs!" (exclamation point necessary), and building up a strong front. Good Charlotte singer Joel Madden is one impressionable tweeter on Team Shankman. That guy loves Chicken Nuggets, so Shankman probably has the gig on lock.(Vulture)

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"You ain’t got nothin’, Mendes."

The glittered gloves are off and the jazz hands are flyin’! "You Think You Can Dance" judge and Hairspray director Adam Shankman wants the job of making Oz, the Great and Powerful faaaaaaaaaabulous. Sam Mendes is currently circling the project, but Shankman brought his slap and tickle fight to Twitter. He’s retweeting the tweets of his fans, who I have just dubbed "Shankmaniacs!" (exclamation point necessary), and building up a strong front. Good Charlotte singer Joel Madden is one impressionable tweeter on Team Shankman. That guy loves Chicken Nuggets, so Shankman probably has the gig on lock.

(Vulture)

 

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