Saturday, 11 April 2015

Video: Naomie Harris and Alice Eve recreate iconic movie scenes with MEERKAT MOVIES

Inspired by the magic of the movies Naomie Harris and Alice Eve recreate iconic scenes from Clueless, Thelma and Louise and The Black Swan.

The shoot was to highlight the Meerkat Movies deal which offers 2 for 1 cinema tickets every Tuesday or Wednesday, for a whole year, by simply buying a qualifying product with Compare The Market.

The Meerkat Movies customer rewards programme was unveiled to the nation last week, with 2 for 1 cinema ticket redemption across the UK via a voucher code on the Meerkat Movies app, which is available to Apple and Android users, or viahttp://www.comparethemarket.com/meerk...


Video: Naomie Harris reads from the Anne Frank diary #notsilent

#notsilent Naomie Harris reads from the Anne Frank diary

Join the campaign by to mark 70 years since the death of the inspirational young author.






Published on 9 Apr 2015
#notsilent invites everyone to mark 70 years since Anne's death in a minute of not silence, by filming themselves recording a 1 minute reading from Anne's diary, or alternatively, speak for a minute about their own life and hopes. www.annefrank.org.uk/notsilent

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

No, Mr Bond, I expect you to die: How 007 would have been killed just seven minutes into the plot of Skyfall if movie was real

No, Mr Bond, I expect you to die: How 007 would have been killed just seven minutes into the plot of Skyfall if movie was real

  • Action heroes would almost certainly die if they were worked in real life
  • Medical experts have assessed several action heroes and their wounds
  • James Bond risked death several times during Skyfall and even cancer
  • Bond's DIY bullet removal left him at great risk of infection of paralysis   
James Bond would have lasted just seven minutes into his last movie Skyfall before succumbing to fatal wounds from a uranium shot if the secret agent played by Daniel Craig was real.
A group of medical experts watched the 23rd outing for Ian Fleming's hero and concluded that Bond would have been unlikely to survive to the end of the two hour film, and would have died or been critically injured several times .
Within the first seven minutes, Bond is hit by a depleted uranium shell - an armour-piercing round normally used to destroy tanks that would almost certainly have killed the hero.
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James Bond would have died minutes into Skyfall - after being hit by a depleted uranium shell and then falling from a speeding train, where he could easily have severed his spine
James Bond would have died minutes into Skyfall - after being hit by a depleted uranium shell and then falling from a speeding train, where he could easily have severed his spine
As Bond fights in an icy loch he would have been likely to have died from the cold or lack of oxygen
As Bond fights in an icy loch he would have been likely to have died from the cold or lack of oxygen
In a feature for Total Film, the medical experts examine several different action movies to see whether the man characters would have survived their ordeal.  
Other movies to undergo the medical assessment were Die Hard featuring Bruce Willis. Unsurprisingly John McClane would not have survived. Share
According to the experts, Bond's depleted uranium wound would have been fatal as it 'would have turned his lungs inside out and killed him'. 
In the unlikely event the massive round did not cause catastrophic injuries, the radioactive nature of the ammunition 'would greatly increase his cancer risk'. 
Bond cheats death throughout the two hour film, including when he is locked in a gunfight on the streets of Istanbul as he attempts to chase villain Patrice for a hard drive containing details of undercover agents 
Bond cheats death throughout the two hour film, including when he is locked in a gunfight on the streets of Istanbul as he attempts to chase villain Patrice for a hard drive containing details of undercover agents 
The hero effortlessly performs surgery on himself, but would have been likely to have lost too much blood 
The hero effortlessly performs surgery on himself, but would have been likely to have lost too much blood 
Not that growing old gracefully was ever likely for James Bond, who at one stage performs surgery on himself to remove a bullet, where he 'risks blood loss, lack of consciousness, nerve and muscle damage'. 
He also faces a significant risk of infection. 
Even jumping from the roof of a speeding train into a river presents its own risks, which probably should not be tried by ordinary members of the public as he would likely 'sever his spinal cord or break his neck'. 

THE NEAR-MISSES THAT WOULD HAVE KILLED JAMES BOND IN SKYFALL  

7 mins - Bond is shot in the chest by a depleted uranium bullet, likely to kill. If he had survived this the radioactive qualities of the ammunition would have increased his risk of cancer. 
12 mins - The action hero is shot and then jumps from the roof of a speeding train into a river. The height of this fall would be likely to break his neck. 
31 mins - After being shot Bond bravely removes a bullet from his shoulder. This DIY surgery would have led to significant blood loss as well as damaged his nerves and muscles. 
2hrs - Bond fights in an icy loch. While the temperature alone would have presented problems, fighting underwater would have significantly depleted Bond's oxygen supply and could have caused him to drown. 
While James Bond's Aston Martin DB5 has survived since 1960, it is unlikely the man himself would have
While James Bond's Aston Martin DB5 has survived since 1960, it is unlikely the man himself would have
However, filming the movie can prove slightly dangerous as Daniel Craig has recently required knee surgery after hurting himself while performing a stunt in his final Bond movie Spectre. 
Even Home Alone would have produced three fatalities. Marv and Harry would have likely died within hours of the movie's end while Kevin would have been killed within the first third of the film after falling from some shelves. 
However, Tom Hanks in Cast Away could have plausibly survived on a desert island for four years - as long as he escaped relatively unscathed from the plane crash. Although according to the experts, 76 per cent of the time he would have died in the accident. 
While Bruce WIllis' character in Die Hard, John McClane, pictured, would not have made it to the fourth movie 
While Bruce WIllis' character in Die Hard, John McClane, pictured, would not have made it to the fourth movie 
Tom Hanks in Castaway could have survived on the island - in the unlikely event he escaped the aircraft
Tom Hanks in Castaway could have survived on the island - in the unlikely event he escaped the aircraft



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Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Naomie & Alice Eve recreate Thelma & Louise, Black Swan and Clueless in stunning photo shoot for Meerkat Movies

Naomie Harris and Alice Eve recreate Thelma & Louise and Clueless in stunning photo shoot

THEY have already starred in their fair share of hit movies, and now Naomie Harris and Alice Eve have paid homage to three iconic films in a new photo shoot.

Naomie Harris and Alice EveGREG WILLIAMS
Naomie Harris and Alice Eve recreated classic scenes from Thelma & Louise, Clueless and Black Swan
The British beauties teamed up to recreate classic shots from Thelma & Louise, Clueless and Black Swan in a new ad campaign for comparethemarket.com’s new rewards programme, Meerkat Movies.
Shot by internationally renowned photographer, Greg Williams, the two stars created a series of images paying homage to iconic film buddies to highlight the UK’s biggest ever two for one cinema ticket offer, Meerkat Movies, which is available for redemption from today. 
Naomie, 38, and Alice, 33, were transformed into Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis' runaway characters from Thelma & Louise in the first shots.
One snap sees the actresses – who are themselves good friends – mimic a scene in the film when the twosome take a selfie together before they hit the road on their trip of a lifetime.
Naomie Harris and Alice EveGREG WILLIAMS
The stars are promoting comparethemarket.com’s new rewards programme Meerkat Movies
Naomie Harris and Alice EveGREG WILLIAMS
The actresses channeled Thelma & Louise in the first shots
Another sees a denim-clad Naomie and Alice smoulder against a desert background, inspired by the film's setting. 
In other photos, the pair go back to high school as they channel their inner teenagers to fill the platform heeled shoes of Alicia Silverstone and Stacey Dash's Cher and Dionne in Clueless inspired pictures. 
The pair look like the Nineties personified in their plaid mini-skirt suits and knee high socks as they gossip on their primitive mobile phones.
Finally, the pair pull on monochrome leotards and tutus to emulate the black and white swans from Black Swan. 
Naomie Harris and Alice EveGREG WILLIAMS
The stars also went back to high school to emulate Cher and Dionne from Clueless
Naomie Harris and Alice EveGREG WILLIAMS
The stars also donned tutus and leotards to recreate Black Swan
The dramatic shot sees Naomie and Alice adopt balletic poses as they depict both of Natalie Portman's personas from the 2010 hit film. 
Inspired by the magic of the movies, the Meerkat Movies deal offers two for one cinema tickets every Tuesday or Wednesday, for a whole year, by simply buying a qualifying product with comparethemarket.com. 
Existing comparethemarket.com customers received exclusive early access to Meerkat Movies from 19 March.
The Meerkat Movies customer rewards programme was unveiled to the nation last week, with two for one cinema ticket redemption available across the UK from today, via a voucher code on the Meerkat Movies app, which is available to Apple and Android users, or via the comparethemarket.com website.

More Action For Miss Moneypenny? Spectre Producers Open Up

More Action For Miss Moneypenny? Spectre Producers Open Up image
When last we saw Naomie Harris as the new Moneypenny in Skyfall, she was taking a leave from the field and resigning to be the secretary to the new M (Ralph Fiennes). If you thought that was it for the character’s adrenaline junkie lifestyle as we head into Spectre territory, don’t count her out Along with a group of press, we spoke with James Bond producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson while covering the Mexico City set of Spectre. According to them, Miss Moneypenny is still very much involved in the plot of the new movie. Said Broccoli,
You can’t keep this one behind a desk. This Moneypenny is very active. She is key to the story and key to helping Bond on his mission. She’s not deskbound. 

There’s a reason the Moneypenny reveal was made at the end of Skyfall. If you recall way back when Harris was promoting the film, she outright denied that she was playing the classic Bond character. This made the big reveal seem all the more significant. That wasn’t about to be the last time we saw her, but we’re glad to see that she’s getting back in the field. Her and Bond also had a witty and flirtatious back-and-forth going on throughout Skyfall, and we’re looking forward to see more of that.



As Spectre is continuing some of the story from Skyfall, it seems like a natural progression for the character. In the beginning of Skyfall, Moneypenny accidentally shoots Bond off of a speeding train at the behest of Judi Dench’s M. That moment plagued her character throughout the film, in addition to Bond’s words that field work is not for everybody. While Spectre will be very much driven by Bond and his secret past, it makes sense for her character to rekindle her love for spy work and slowly realize her skills off-desk.

Spectre Teaser Trailer



Broccoli and Wilson would not give away anything further on the matter — or any real spoilers, in general — but we did glimpse Harris in the first Spectre trailer. She approached Bond with a package containing some items salvaged from Skyfall, after the big finale showdown. In the box lies a mysterious photograph of presumably a young Bond standing next to an older man dressed in ski apparel. There’s no way she’s just going to sit on the sidelines, not after she was the one to progress Bond along on his mysterious mission.

Spectre hits theaters on November 6, but we’ve got loads more coverage coming down the road. We’ve been on hand on the set for the past couple days, watching Sam Mendes film parts of the opening Day of the Dead-inspired sequences and interviewing some of the cast and crew. Stay tuned! 

'Daniel Craig is a better actor - and Sean Connery would acknowledge that': Former Bond girl Honor Blackman claims current 007 eclipses iconic co-star

'Daniel Craig is a better actor - and Sean Connery would acknowledge that': Former Bond girl Honor Blackman claims current 007 eclipses iconic co-star

But former Bond girl Honor Blackman has proved there's absolutely no sentimentality in business - especially showbusiness.
The 89 year-old star, who played Pussy Galore in 1964's Goldfinger, has claimed Daniel Craig is better at playing the suave spy than her handsome co-star Sean Connery.   
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Controversial? 89 year-old Honor Blackman, who played Pussy Galore in 1964's Goldfinger, has claimed Daniel Craig is better at playing the suave spy than her handsome co-star Sean Connery
Controversial? 89 year-old Honor Blackman, who played Pussy Galore in 1964's Goldfinger, has claimed Daniel Craig is better at playing the suave spy than her handsome co-star Sean Connery
Commenting on Craig's interpretation of Bond - which will be seen again in new movie 'Spectre' - she told The Mirror: 'I'm sorry to say he's a better actor - but I think Sean would acknowledge that. I think Dan is terrific. He's capable of so much more.'
Comparing the two actors' portrayals, Honor added: 'Sean was perfection as Bond only as Ian Fleming wrote it. He was a Mr Universe entrant, he was handsome and very, very, sexy and had that ridiculous accent.
'Now it's no longer like Ian Fleming, it's more like 'The Bourne Identity'. It's a different kind of film. But that doesn't make any difference to the fact they're super films and Daniel is probably the best actor that ever played Bond.' 
Best-ever? Liverpool-born Daniel Craig replaced Pierce Brosnan as agent 007 in 1996
Best-ever? Liverpool-born Daniel Craig replaced Pierce Brosnan as agent 007 in 1996
The original and best? 'I'm sorry to say he's a better actor - but I think Sean would acknowledge that,' she said.
The original and best? 'I'm sorry to say he's a better actor - but I think Sean would acknowledge that,' she said.
The controversial comments will no doubt anger fans of the long-running film franchise, which remains one of the most popular in world history. 
Ironically, she added that Ian Fleming - who created Bond - was a misogynist, but insists that any future incarnation of the 007 actor must be 'very attractive'.
She added the caveat in relation to whether a person of colour could take on the role of the secret agent, which she believes is a given because the role has evolved so much.   
Flashing some flesh: Craig pictured emerging from the ocean in THAT iconic 007 scene... 
Flashing some flesh: Craig pictured emerging from the ocean in THAT iconic 007 scene... 
Beautiful: Honor remains a timeless beauty from her 1964 Bond performance as Pussy Galore
Beautiful: Honor remains a timeless beauty from her 1964 Bond performance as Pussy Galore
Good working relationship, then? Pussy and 007 certainly enjoyed a strong chemistry - which saw them 'bond'
Good working relationship, then? Pussy and 007 certainly enjoyed a strong chemistry - which saw them 'bond'
Honor's views come shortly after Sir Roger Moore sparked controversy by wading into the debate.
Interviewed in the new Paris Match magazine he is asked about the widely mooted idea of black British actor Idris Elba becoming the next 007.
'A few years ago, I said that [black actor] Cuba Gooding Jnr would make an excellent Bond, but it was a joke!' replies Sir Roger, 87, who starred in seven Bond movies between 1973 and 1985.
'Although James may have been played by a Scot, a Welshman and an Irishman, I think he should be "English-English",' he continues.
'Nevertheless, it's an interesting idea, but unrealistic.' 
Frank: Honor's views come shortly after Sir Roger Moore sparked controversy by wading into the debate
Frank: Honor's views come shortly after Sir Roger Moore sparked controversy by wading into the debate
First meeting: Connery meets Honor Blackman who played the leather-clad, crime-fighting Cathy Gale in the TV series The Avengers
First meeting: Connery meets Honor Blackman who played the leather-clad, crime-fighting Cathy Gale in the TV series The Avengers



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