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“Skyfall” teaser promises guns, intrigue and explosions

Daniel Craig in Skyfall

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If you were looking for lots of exposition in the first teaser trailer for “Skyfall,” you aren’t going to get it. But if you were looking for proof that the long-anticipated entry into the “James Bond” film series has all the makings of a classic 007 flick, then you’re in luck.

Though it doesn’t give away much in terms of plot, the first trailer for the movie certainly has us teased. In addition to plenty of Daniel Craig action, it gives us our first official look at Ralph Fiennes‘ character — it looks like he’s a member of MI6 — as well as a vague silhouette of Javier Bardem. We also get quick shots of two of the film’s Bond girls: Berenice Marlohe’s Severine and Naomie Harris’ Eve.

We almost wish that the teaser had set up the whole M (Judi Dench) subplot a bit more, but there are plenty of scenes in the video that we can read too much into. For instance, why does everyone look at M when Bond is asked about “Skyfall”? Could it be that it has something to do with her? In all likelihood, yes.

“Some men are coming to kill us,” Bond says at the end of the teaser to someone who looks a heck of a lot like M. “We’re going to kill them first.” Goodness, but we love our Bond on the run.

A plot synopsis released for the film promises that Bond’s loyalty to M is tested when a secret from her past comes back to haunt her. It’s up to 007 to track down and get rid of the threat in order to protect MI6 and the world.

“Skyfall” also stars Albert Finney, Ben Whishaw, Helen McCrory and Ola Rapace. It’s set for release on November 9.

What do you think of this first “Skyfall” teaser trailer? Tell us in the comments section below or on Facebook and Twitter.

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The Best Of The Last

Portlandia Goes Out With A Bang

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The end is near. In mere days Portlandia wraps up its final season, and oh what a season it’s been. Lucky for you, you can watch the entire season right now right here and on the IFC app, including this free episode courtesy of Subaru.

But now, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the new classics Fred and Carrie have so thoughtfully bestowed upon us. (We’ll be looking back through tear-blurred eyes, but you do you.)

Couples Dinner

It’s not that being single sucks, it’s that you suck if you’re single.

Cancel it!

A sketch for anyone who has cancelled more appointments than they’ve kept. Which is everyone.

Forgotten America

This one’s a “Serial” killer…everything both right and wrong about true crime podcasts.

Wedding Planners

The only bad wedding is a boring wedding.

Disaster Hut

It’s only the end of the world if your doomsday kit doesn’t include rosé.

Catch up on Portlandia’s final episodes on demand and at

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Your Portlandia Personality Test

The New Portlandia Webseries Is Going Your Way

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.

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Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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