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The Glorious True Face of James Bond Comes to Light

Remember when we all had some major funzies peeping what Batman, er, Bruce Wayne's true face looked like? Well, another fictional gent of debonair composure has now been exposed... This time, it's Bond, James Bond.

Unlike some heroes of his blockbuster caliber, Bond isn't in the global villain decimation game for popularity's sake. And all he needs in the way of costuming is a ridiculously well-tailored tuxedo, a shaken-not-stirred martini in his left hand and the keys to the latest automotive miracle of Her Majesty's Secret Service in his right (or a Walther PPK; that'll work also). Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: Nerd Approved

Why Can't My New Year's Eve Be Like the Movies?

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Ah, New Year's Eve — a magical evening filled with champagne, kisses at the stroke of midnight and, of course, a fresh start to the year ahead. Too bad in real life it's so much more often filled with overpriced dinners, obnoxious drunks and broken resolutions. (Yes, we often do manage to break our resolutions before even crawling into bed.) In other words, New Year's Eve almost always blows … yet somehow in the movies it's so damn perfect. Get More »

Filed Under: Features Holiday Movies

Sir Roger Moore: 'Skyfall' Is the Best Bond Ever

Daniel Craig in "Skyfall" MGM

"Skyfall" might have just had the biggest opening weekend of any James Bond film ever, but that doesn't impress us. (OK, it kind of does, but still.)

What really impresses us is the stamp of approval Sir Roger Moore has given the franchise flick. As reported by Vanity Fair, Moore, who played James Bond in seven of the 007 flicks, declared the latest installment to be "the best Bond ever… It really is an amazing movie."

And what does he think of its star, Daniel Craig?Has he surpassed Sean Connery as the gold standard of Bond? Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: Vanity Fair

New on DVD and Blu-ray: 'The Avengers' and More

The Hulk in "The Avengers" Marvel Studios

This week: The biggest blockbuster of the year, "The Avengers," is likely to become the best-selling home video of the year as fans can't seem to get enough of Marvel's Iron Man, Hulk, Thor and Captain America teaming up to battle Loki and an army of hostile aliens.

Also new this week is the hilariously twisted Danish comedy "Klown," the thriller "Barricade" starring Eric McCormack and a collection of all 22 James Bond films called, simply, "Bond 50."

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Oscar Nominee and Former Mrs. Sean Connery, Diane Cliento, Dies

Sean Connery and Diane Cilento
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Diane Cliento, the flaxen-haired Australian actress best known for starring in the 1963 hit "Tom Jones," (a role which earned her an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress) has died at age 78 after a long battle with illness.

The star was born into a medical family in Mooloolaba, Queensland, in 1933, but picked up and moved to London to train at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London in the 1950s. Her talent and stunning looks added up to success, and she quickly began to land work both on stage and in film.

In 1963, she married Sean Connery and gave birth to their son, Jason, before the couple split about a decade later. Then, in 1985 she married writer Anthony Schaffer, who penned "The Wicker Man," a film in which Cliento also appeared, The Hollywood Reporter recounts. Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: The Hollywood Reporter

The 9 Actors We Miss Most in Movies

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Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart,  Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens -- some of the most Googled actors working today.   All four young stars have multiple projects lined up and will no doubt have long careers to look forward to... or will they?   Today's above-the-title marquee names are easily turned into tomorrow's TV-movie walk-ons.  Don't believe us?  Let's take a look at nine headliners from years past -- actors who entertained us time and time again and who today, for one reason or another, have faded into obscurity...

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