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Geek Peek: Femme Fatales Of James Bond Movie ‘Spectre’ (Images)
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Daniel Craig as James Bond in New Spectre Poster

A common staple of the long-running James Bond franchise is the Bond girl. There is no set number on how many Bond girls can appear in one film or set rules on the role she will play in the film. The character can be either an ally or an enemy, a pivotal character to Bond’s mission, or just simply eye candy.

For the upcoming James Bond film, Spectre, there will be four Bond girls. Lea Seydoux (Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, The Grand Budapest Hotel), Monica Bellucci (The Matrix Revolutions, Shoot ‘Em Up), and Stephanie Sigman (Netflix’s Narcos, FX’s The Bridge) will play new characters in the film, while Naomie Harris (28 Days Later) will reprise her role as Moneypenny, a role she first played in Skyfall.

Now Sony Pictures and EON Productions has released four brand new images and shared character descriptions for the four Bond girls that will appear in Spectre, which you can check out below.

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Sam Mendes Says ‘Spectre’ Will Be His Last James Bond Film
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Sam Mendes Spectre

Sam MendesSkyfall helped bring back James Bond after the franchise took a slight misstep with Quantum Of Solace. With Mendes set to return for Spectre, the director is saying that he will not be turning for a third time.

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Latest ‘Spectre’ TV Spot Is An Action-Filled Thrill
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Daniel Craig as James Bond in Spectre

The first teaser for Spectre, the new James Bond film, focused on Bond’s past and a possible connection to the titular nefarious organization. While it lacked those trailer moment/action sequences, it was a fine set-up for those who have been waiting for a sequel since Skyfall. Now a new TV spot has arrived, and it features all new footage that wasn’t seen in the teaser trailer. It is a more action focused trailer, with Bond pulling no punches.

The TV spot, which runs at a minute long, also features some older footage, but is primarily focused on showing you just how intense the action will be in the film. Check out the newest TV spot for Spectre below.

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‘Spectre’ Teaser Trailer: James Bond 007 Returns, and This Time He Has Secrets
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Spectre

The first trailer for the latest James Bond adventure, Spectre, has premiered this evening. You can watch it here below.

After doing a bang-up job directing Skyfall, Oscar-winner Sam Mendes is back behind the camera for Daniel Craig‘s fourth go-around as Ian Fleming‘s iconic, globe-trotting British superspy. Spectre‘s inaugural teaser is light on action and heavy on mood and mystery, literally keeping Christoph Waltz‘s secret villain in the shadows. We get some hints at Bond’s past, including a callback to the final battle in Skyfall, and the surprise appearance of Jesper Christensen as Mr. White, the enigmatic puppet master who appeared briefly in Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace, indicates that we might see some loose ends from those earlier films finally get tied up.

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Benicio Del Toro Joins Marvel’s ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ In Mysterious Lead Role
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Benicio Del Toro

Marvel Studios’ summer 2014 sci-fi superhero blockbuster hopeful Guardians of the Galaxy hasn’t even gone before the cameras yet, but it has insane amounts of press and brownie points for assembling what has to be the most eclectic cast ever seen in a comic book adaptation.

In the past week alone the James Gunn-directed movie has added former Doctor Who star Karen Gillan and Oscar nominees Glenn Close and John C. Reilly to an acting ensemble that already included Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Michael Rooker, David Bautista, and Lee Pace. Now, we can add to that line-up a bonafide Oscar winner.

Mike Fleming Jr. at Deadline has reported that Benicio Del Toro, who won the Best Supporting Actor Academy Award in 2001 for his performance in Steven Soderbergh’s epic drama Traffic and has also given standout performances in The Usual Suspects and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, has joined the cast of Guardians of the Galaxy in a role that is still being kept under wraps.

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Make Mine Merle! Michael Rooker Is Now One Of The ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’
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Michael Rooker

In the greatest, and somehow most obvious, comic movie casting news since Arnold Schwarzenegger was announced as Mr. Freeze (Sarcasm folks), Michael Rooker has signed on to co-star in James Gunn‘s star-spanning Marvel superhero epic Guardians of the Galaxy. Before you say, “Oh he has to be playing a villain” stop right there and read on! The mighty Rook will be playing the role of Yondu Udonta. Those of you familiar with the character will know that Yondu is a member of the team. He is a Guardian.

So there you go. Michael Rooker, who has played both heroes and villains in his colorful acting career, has joined the Marvel Movie Universe, and best of all he’s playing one of the good guys. The character of Yondu is described as “a game hunter of a primitive tribe native to Centauri IV, the first planet system to be colonized outside of the Sun’s solar system” who bands together with other intergalactic fugitives to form the titular team.

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Watch This Red Band Trailer For RZA’s Kung-Fu Flick ‘The Man With The Iron Fists’
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The Man with the Iron Fists

A lot of The Man with The Iron Fists is based on RZA’s undying fascination with classic kung-fu films. The first trailer gave us an idea of what to expect from the musician turned director. The film looks like it will be a blood splatter good time, but what about the other characters? Well, a new red-band trailer gives us a semi-prolific look at the heroes and villains of the story. Check it out below.

RZA will be playing the hero or, as the trailer likes to call him, the Blacksmith, the man who forges iron fists with his own bare hands. Then there’s Russell Crowe, whose characteristics live up to the name Jack Knife. Other characters’ are appropriately named based on their attributes or the weapons they use.

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‘The Man With The Iron Fists’ Trailer: A Bloody Glimpse Of RZA’s Directorial Debut
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The Man with the Iron Fists

Wu-Tang Clan frontman RZA has been working on The Man with the Iron Fists, a kung-fu classic inspired film produced by Quentin Tarantino, for quite some time, and now we finally have a first trailer.

The film is RZA’s debut as a director. He also co-wrote it with Eli Roth, director of Cabin Fever and Hostel. Now this isn’t to be confused with Marvel’s hero Iron Fist; this is something completely different.

You can check out the trailer below.

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DVD Review: Wrong Side of Town
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Wrong Side of Town dvdWrong Side of Town
DVD
Directed by David DeFalco
Starring Rob Van Dam, Dave Batista, Lara Grice, David Bautista
Lionsgate Entertainment

I love all kinds of movies but some of my favorites are B-action movies. Comparable to junk food for some, but I always saw them as a better form of cinematic escapism than the majority of Hollywood’s bloated and over-budgeted FX wank fests. In my book, the worse that a movie can aspire to be is dull. Hell, even so-called “bad movies” contain loads of prime entertainment value and you can have some fun with them. In the case of Wrong Side of Town, a movie directed by a former wrestler and that’s painfully apparent from the first scene, you could have more fun sitting in a waiting room before you get a vasectomy. It’s paced like a televised golf game, poorly shot and acted, and frontloaded with every conceivable verbal and visual cliché and racial stereotype in the B-action movie playbook. You would think a movie featuring a cast of wrestlers, rappers, and porn stars all trying [and failing] to act would be better.

Former Navy SEAL Bobby Kalinowsky (Pro wrestler Rob Van Dam, a.k.a. Mr. Thursday Night, Mr. PPV, The Whole Dam Show, The Whole F’n Show, and soon to be known as Can’t Act Worth a Dam) has given up his life of silently slitting throats in the name of democracy to enjoy a comfortable and happy life as a landscape architect in Baton Rouge, Louisiana with his loving wife Dawn (Lora Grice) and nubile teenage daughter Brianna (Brooke Frost).

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