Risking jail and Church ire, Russian priests condemn Ukraine conflict
Since Russia launched its military action on February 24, only a handful of priests from the Russian Orthodox Church led by Moscow Patriarch Kirill -- which counts some 150 million believers across the world -- have spoken out openly against the Kremlin's military campaign. Among them, Father Georgy Edelshtein, 89, says there is no doubt that "Russia is the agressor, and Ukraine the victim." His friend, Father Ioann Burdin has been fined for his sermons on the matter and has left active service, thinking about whether to stay in the Church as he faces a three-year prison sentence for a repeat offence.news.yahoo.com
Daniel Craig Reveals What He Will Miss About James Bond Movies
By Nikita NikhilWASHINGTON — Hollywood actor Daniel Craig revealed what he is going to miss about being James Bond after his last 007 adventure “No Time To Die” hit the theatres. Recently, in an interview with a media organization, the 53-year-old actor revealed that he is going to miss suiting up as James Bond. The film follows Bond, who has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica, West Indies. His peace is short-lived when his old friend Felix Leiter from the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) turns up asking for help. As part of his post-Bond career, Craig is bringing “Macbeth” back to Broadway in 2022.thewestsidegazette.com
Daniel Craig Receives Hollywood Walk Of Fame Star
By Zenger News DeskWASHINGTON — Hollywood actor Daniel Craig has been honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Craig, whose tenure as “007” came to an end with the latest film “No Time to Die,” is the 2,704th celebrity to receive a star on the coveted Walk of Fame — right next to Bond actor Roger Moore. “I never thought I’d hear myself saying this, but it’s an absolute honor to be walked all over in Hollywood,” said Craig in his acceptance speech. Ana Martinez, the Hollywood Walk of Fame producer, also expressed her excitement in a statement. “We are thrilled to place his terrazzo Walk of Fame star next to the star of another famed actor who also portrayed James Bond, Roger Moore.thewestsidegazette.com
No Time to Die
An elongated sendoff James Bond fans will instinctively desire. James Bond (Daniel Craig) has retired from the game and MI6. There will be debates for a lifetime about the “best” James Bond. His air of sophistication, lack of chauvinism and sensitive interactions with the new era of Bond women will leave him on a throne that few can approach. When the final credits roll, many viewers will wonder who will be the next James Bond and how can anyone fill Craig’s shoes?thewestsidegazette.com
Daniel Craig & Lashana Lynch Answer the Web's Most Searched Questions
'No Time to Die' stars Daniel Craig and Lashana Lynch answer the web's most searched questions about themselves and James Bond. How many James Bond movies is Daniel Craig in? How old is Lashana Lynch? How many languages does Daniel speak? Does Lashana know martial arts? Daniel and Lashana answer all these questions and much more! 'No Time to Die' is in theaters October 8th.news.yahoo.com
In ‘No Time to Die,’ Daniel Craig’s James Bond Goes Out With a Whimper
MGMNothing can truly kill James Bond, but the COVID-19 pandemic certainly tried, delaying the release of No Time to Die—the MI6 agent’s 25th official feature-film outing—by a year and a half. In an unexpected twist, Bond’s latest boasts a trace of timely resonance, courtesy of a story that hinges on a nefarious plot to infect the world with a lethal contagion. What’s most surprising about Daniel Craig’s fifth and final go-round as 007, however, is its general lack of urgency or excitement. A wornews.yahoo.com
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.
No Time to Die: Prince Charles, the Duchess of Cornwall and the Cambridges arrive at James Bond premiere
The Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have arrived at the world premiere of the new Bond film No Time To Die, in a rare joint royal engagement on the red carpet.news.yahoo.com
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.
2020 was already expected to be a weak year at the box office, coronavirus could mean 'cinematic disaster'
This weekend's box office results already started to show signs of what could be ahead. In 2018, box office receipts hit an all-time high of $11.9 billion in North America. But even before the coronavirus, analysts expected ticket sales in 2020 would be lower than 2019, despite a strong start to the year. Adjusting for leap day 2020, North American box office sales were trending up 3.7% from last year, from Jan. 1 through March 1, according to Comscore data. "I just think it's kind of a disaster for the second quarter," Doug Stone, president of Box Office Analyst, said.cnbc.com
'No Time to Die' box-office release delayed for coronavirus, but don't expect other Hollywood films to follow
MGMThe coronavirus outbreak may have pushed "No Time to Die" to trade its April box-office release in favor of a November one, but that doesn't mean other Hollywood blockbusters are going follow suit. MGM is only set to release five films this year, all but one of which is co-financed with another studio. Far and away, the 25th James Bond film is expected to be the company's biggest film of the year. More than 78% of the $881 million the previous James Bond film "Spectre" garnered at the global box office in 2015 came from international regions. Even if a studio wanted to move a film's release date, there is little flexibility in the movie release schedule for the rest of 2020.cnbc.com
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.
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.
'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.