New this week: Mariah Carey special, 'Maverick,' 'Best Man'
This week’s new entertainment releases include Mariah Carey in concert on CBS singing Christmas songs, a free stream of the beloved 1965 animated special “A Charlie Brown Christmas” and megahit "Top Gun: Maverick” lands on Paramount+ on Thursday.
Royals join cast of new Bond film for glitzy London premiere
Britain’s royals have joined Daniel Craig, Lea Seydoux and the cast of No Time to Die” on the red carpet for the new Bond film’s world premiere, a glittering event that marked the movie’s release after multiple delays caused by the pandemic.
Netflix lands 'Knives Out' sequels in high-priced deal
FILE - Daniel Craig attends the "Knives Out" photo call on Nov. 15, 2019, in Los Angeles. Netflix said Wednesday, March 31, 2021, it has reached a deal for two sequels to Rian Johnson's acclaimed 2019 whodunit, "Knives Out." Johnson will direct with Daniel Craig returning as inspector Benoit Blanc. It also lands Netflix something it has dearly sought: the kind of major film franchises that traditional studios have long depended on. Made for $40 million, “Knives Out” grossed $311.4 million in worldwide ticket sales and landed Johnson an Academy Award nomination for best original screenplay.
The Latest: Billie Eilish wins record of the year at Grammys
Billie Eilish arrives at the 63rd annual Grammy Awards at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Sunday, March 14, 2021. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)NEW YORK – The Latest on the Grammy Awards (all times local):8:45 p.m.Billie Eillish has won the Grammy Award for record of the year for the second straight year. Beyoncé broke the record with her victory Sunday night for best R&B performance for “Black Parade,” surpassing the 27 Grammys won by Alison Krauss. DaBaby says he “feels like it’s going to touch everybody.”Ad— Marcela Isaza at the Grammy Awards (@misaza)___3:15 p.m.Brandi Carlile is excited to perform at Sunday’s Grammy Awards, even if there isn’t an audience. “Jojo Rabbit” and the “Joker” soundtrack also won Grammys in the segment of the show that awarded music created for visual media.
Bond film 'No Time to Die' delayed again because of virus
FILE - In this Thursday, Apriil 25, 2019 file photo, actor Daniel Craig poses for photographers during the photo call of the latest installment of the James Bond film franchise, in Oracabessa, Jamaica. Producers of the forthcoming James Bond thriller say the film's release has been delayed again, until the fall of 2021, because of the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. The official 007 Twitter account said late Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021 that the 25th installment in the franchise will now open on Oct. 8. The film from director Cary Joji Fukunaga stars Daniel Craig as 007, Rami Malek, Lashana Lynch and Ana de Armas. After the latest Bond delay was announced, Sony said it was pushing back several of its scheduled spring releases.
Sean Connery, a lion of cinema whose roar went beyond Bond
FILE - This March 4, 1992 file photo shows actor Sean Connery during a news conference in Hamburg, Germany. Connery, considered by many to have been the best James Bond, has died aged 90, according to an announcement from his family. (AP Photo/Christian Eggers, File)Writing an appreciation of Sean Connery feels inevitably inadequate compared to experiencing the real thing. Connery’s Bond became etched as an icon of its era, one increasingly distant from today. That could be because the glint of mischief that accompanied nearly every Connery performance was so present in “The Last Crusade.” Connery always left you feeling if not shaken then very happily stirred.
James Bond film ‘No Time To Die’ pushed again, to 2021
The release of the James Bond film “No Time To Die” has been delayed again, this time to 2021, because of the effects of COVID-19 on the theatrical business. “No Time To Die” was originally supposed to open in April 2020 but was pushed back to Nov. 12 in the U.K. and Nov. 20 in the U.S. The Walt Disney Co. last week delayed the planned 2020 releases of a handful of major movies until 2021. They include Marvel’s “Black Widow” and Steven Spielberg’s “West Side Story.” Universal delayed “Candyman” to next year. Some major releases are still planned for 2020.
Poster for James Bond 25 'No Time To Die' revealed
The wait is almost over for the latest James Bond movie, with a new film poster released this weekend. The picture, unveiled on social media to celebrate global James Bond Day, shows current 007 Daniel Craig looking moody and focused in a(CNN) - The wait is almost over for the latest James Bond movie, with a new film poster released on Saturday. The picture, unveiled on social media to celebrate global James Bond Day, shows current 007 Daniel Craig looking moody and focused in a tuxedo, framed against a blue wall. The latest in the Bond series is hotly anticipated, as it is Craig's last outing as the on-screen spy. Bond's return to Jamaica sees the spy back on familiar ground as the first Bond film 1962's "Dr. No" and 1973's "Live and Let Die" were filmed there.
Rami Malek Talks Impromptu Kiss With Daniel Craig: 'Does This Make Me a Bond Girl?'
Rami Malek may be playing the unnamed villain in the upcoming James Bond film, No Time to Die, but he got more intimate with British actor Daniel Craig than most of the franchise's baddies. He's my favorite Bond if I can say that," Malek said of Craig. And we were sitting at a table over hours just batting about ideas back and forth, and we finally cracked this really challenging scene," Malek recalled. Little is known about the role that Malek is playing in the upcoming film, which will be Craig's last as Bond. RELATED CONTENT:Rami Malek Hopes to 'Shock' Fans as New James Bond Villain (Exclusive)Daniel Craig 'Really Quite Drunk' as He Bids Farewell to James Bond With a Heartfelt SpeechDaniel Craig Gives Prince Charles a Tour of 'Bond 25' Set Following Ankle Injury
New James Bond movie now has a title
The 25th entry in the James Bond franchise now has a title. On Tuesday, the official James Bond Twitter account announced that the new film is titled "No Time to Die." "Daniel Craig returns as James Bond, 007 in... NO TIME TO DIE," the tweet read. There's been tons of excitement surrounding the film, given that it reportedly will be Craig's last turn as Bond. Ralph Fiennes, Rami Malek, Rory Kinnear, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, Lea Seydoux and Jeffrey Wright costar in the film.
James Bond 25 Title and Release Date Finally Revealed
On Tuesday, at long last, the title and release date for the upcoming new James Bond film has been released, slating a spring premiere for the illustrious British franchise. The news arrived by way of the official James Bond social media accounts, where a clip was posted. It begins with Bond (played by Daniel Craig), strolling forward, before turning to the camera, much like the gun-barrel intro that precedes every film. Daniel Craig returns as James Bond, 007 in NO TIME TO DIE. RELATED CONTENT:Chris Evans, Daniel Craig Face Crackling Murder Mystery in First 'Knives Out' TrailerDaniel Craig Films 'James Bond' in London Following Ankle InjuryDaniel Craig on Crutches and Wearing a Boot in Airport After Suffering Ankle Injury on James Bond Set
'Bond 25' filming across London and Daniel Craig is everywhere
Prince Charles poses with actor Daniel Craig as he tours the set of the 25th James Bond Film at Pinewood Studios on June 20, 2019, in Iver Heath, England. (CNN) - After four years, Daniel Craig is back as James Bond. "Bond 25" is currently filming at various locations across London, and the studio is giving us a sneak peek of the action on Instagram. After much back and forth about whether he would actually be playing Bond, Craig is on set, posing in front of some horses. Cary Fukunaga is directing.
Daniel Craig Films 'James Bond' in London Following Ankle Injury
Filming is underway in London, England, on the next James Bond adventure following Daniel Craig's ankle injury. In the second, one soldier poses alongside Craig before a line of the mounted soldiers. The 70-year-old heir to the throne visited Pinewood Studios as a patron of the British Film Institute. While on hand, Craig showed him around and gave him at look at some of the luxurious cars 007 will be driving in the film. RELATED CONTENT:Idris Elba Was 'Disheartened' That 'the Color of My Skin' Caused James Bond Casting BacklashDaniel Craig on Crutches and Wearing a Boot in Airport After Suffering Ankle Injury on James Bond SetRami Malek Hopes to 'Shock' Fans as New James Bond Villain (Exclusive)
Idris Elba Was 'Disheartened' That 'the Color of My Skin' Caused James Bond
Idris Elba is speaking his mind regarding negativity he's received over the very suggestion of him playing Agent 007. "James Bond is a hugely coveted, iconic, beloved character, that takes audiences on this massive escapism journey," he tells Vanity Fair of the role, which his name has been inextricably linked with for years. "Of course, if someone said to me Do you want to play James Bond?, Id be like, Yeah! But its not something Ive expressed, like, Yeah, I wanna be the black James Bond." "I think that's what it should be," Craig added.
'Bond 25': Man Arrested on Film's Set After Allegedly Hiding Cameras in Women's
Bond 25 is still facing on-set troubles. The location of the incident is for Pinewood Studios, where the 25th Bond film is currently in production. Bond 25 is being headed up by True Detective season one director Cary Fukunaga. Bond 25 is scheduled to hit theaters on April 8, 2020. RELATED CONTENT:Daniel Craig Gives Prince Charles a Tour of 'Bond 25' Set Following Ankle InjuryDaniel Craig on Crutches and Wearing a Boot in Airport After Suffering Ankle Injury on James Bond Set'Bond 25' Crew Member Suffers Injury From Controlled Explosion on Set