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Oscar History, Birdman's Hypnotic Score, and Grasping for Memories with Roots & Honey Herbs

Ashley Jude Collie | Posted 01.26.2015 | Arts
Ashley Jude Collie

First, here's a big shout-out to Whitney Staeb and Brooke Smith of Roots & Honey Herbs for recently turning me onto a wonderful, homemade herbal tincture called Brain Bloom.

Star Trek's Troubling 50th Anniversary

William Bradley | Posted 01.17.2015 | Entertainment
William Bradley

There was some heartening news over the holidays for those of us who are longtime Star Trek fans. And there was some alarming news, none of which has been mitigated since.

Mad About the '60s ... Goldfinger at 50 and Bond Beyond

William Bradley | Posted 01.03.2015 | Entertainment
William Bradley

There is no more quintessential product of 1960s movie culture than the James Bond franchise, and Goldfinger is the film that shot the series into the stratosphere of global entertainment.

The MovieFilm Podcast: Interrogating The Interview

Zaki Hasan | Posted 12.30.2014 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

Between last episode and this one, The Interview went from a planned wide release to a cancelled release to a limited release to an online release. Phew!

Rush Limbaugh Saving the World From a Black James Bond

Galanty Miller | Posted 12.30.2014 | Comedy
Galanty Miller

Rush Limbaugh thinks the next James Bond should be played by a white actor. It's not fair. White people get all the good roles -- like the actor who currently plays the comical Rush Limbaugh character.

Dear White People

Nicholas Ferroni | Posted 12.29.2014 | Black Voices
Nicholas Ferroni

Before you start shouting that "blacks are destroying everything that is white" or that "political correctness is destroying America," here is some historical fact that will prove otherwise.

Idris Elba Thinks He Isn't Handsome Enough to Play James Bond

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 12.29.2014 | Entertainment

Rush Limbaugh can't handle it, but Idris Elba has been discussing James Bond rumors since 2009. Here in 2014, Elba is still talking about the role. ...

Rush Limbaugh Can't Stand The Idea Of A Black James Bond

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 12.27.2014 | Media

Can James Bond be played by a black man? Absolutely. Just don't tell Rush Limbaugh, who devoted part of his radio show on Tuesday to fussing over a...

Why We Should All Be Applauding James Bond's New -- And Older -- Girlfriend

Renee Fisher | Posted 12.18.2014 | Fifty
Renee Fisher

In the next James Bond movie, Bond will be played by Daniel Craig, 46. The Bond Girl? She will be Monica Bellucci, 50. It goes without saying that Bellucci is drop-dead gorgeous and sexy. But she doesn't look 20 or 30 or even 40. She simply looks like a gorgeous older woman.

Bond Producers Say 'Spectre' Screenplay Stolen In Sony Hack

AP | DANICA KIRKA | Posted 12.14.2014 | Entertainment

LONDON (AP) — The producers of James Bond films have acknowledged that an early version of the screenplay for the new movie "SPECTRE" was among the ...

Yagana Shah

5 Reasons Judi Dench Is Our Favorite Dame On Her 80th Birthday

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 12.08.2014 | Fifty

Happy birthday, Judi Dench! The Dame was born on Dec. 9, 1934, meaning she turns 80 today -- and yet she couldn't be hotter in Hollywood. Though we'll...

Stirred, Not Shaken: A 'Spectre' of What's to Come

Graham Milne | Posted 12.04.2014 | Entertainment
Graham Milne

Owing to a web of legal rights so complex it could have been knotted by one of Bond's diabolical nemeses, the official 007 series hasn't been able to use the character of iconic cat-stroking supervillain Ernst Stavro Blofeld since 1971's Diamonds are Forever.

Mad About the '60s... Fearful Fail-Safes, Then and Now

William Bradley | Posted 10.27.2014 | Entertainment
William Bradley

The popular sense of the early 1960s is that it was mostly a time of light and celebration which came to an abrupt end with the November 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy. But the reality, as most Mad Men viewers know, is much more complex.

'Denzel Is James Bond'?

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 09.12.2014 | Black Voices

As fans continue to entertain the possible idea of a black actor gracing the silver screen to star as James Bond, another actor has added his name to ...

Ann Brenoff

Pussy Just Turned 89

HuffingtonPost.com | Ann Brenoff | Posted 08.27.2014 | Fifty

What can we possibly say to the news that Bond Girl Honor Blackman, who played "Pussy Galore" opposite Sean Connery's 007 in "Goldfinger" in 1964, jus...

007 Attends A Long Way Down Movie Screening In NYC

Tom Murro | Posted 09.07.2014 | Entertainment
Tom Murro

City Cinemas 123 in NYC hosted the VIP movie screening of the film A Long Way Down last Monday night starring Pierce Brosnan, Breaking Bad's Aaron Paul, Toni Collette and Imogen Poots.

Former Bond Star Slams 'Humorless' Franchise

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 06.24.2014 | Entertainment

We've all decried Hollywood's increasing dependence on foreign markets (aka franchise blockbusters) for years, and we now know it's done more than dis...

The Unbearable Lightness of Prague

Peter Mandel | Posted 08.20.2014 | Travel
Peter Mandel

If Prague were a planet, circling and spinning past the sun, it would be one that sends back light to those who take the time to look. A Mercury or Mars, let's say. Rich and purple and alert for steps upon its soil.

Paul Haggis Speaks in Third Person

Marshall Fine | Posted 08.18.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Third Person, which stars Liam Neeson, Olivia Wilde, Adrien Brody and Mila Kunis, among others, is yet another attempt by writer-director Haggis to subvert the expectations of the people who come to see his films.

Greece's Rock-Pinnacle Churches: Suspended in Mid-Air on the Looney Front, Part I

Mike Arkus | Posted 08.17.2014 | Travel
Mike Arkus

The red-roofed complexes with their Byzantine churches in their lofty aeries are indeed pretty, but it's their incredible perches atop the pinnacles that make the place -- and not the hordes upon hordes of tourists taking selfies.

This Floating Palace Hotel Is All We Ever Wanted And 'Moore'

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 05.27.2014 | Travel

This floating palace has hosted its share of swanky visitors, but the palace's most famous guest was Bond... James Bond. Bond, played by Roger Moo...

9 Film Franchises That Made It To 9 Installments

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 05.09.2014 | Entertainment

Many film franchises carry on and on and on, well past presumed sell-by dates. These franchises rake in millions and sometimes billions of dollars, mo...

"Russia with Love": Alaska Gas Scandal is Out-of-Country, Not Out-of-State

Steve Horn | Posted 06.18.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog A legal controversy — critics would say scandal — has erupted in Alaska's statehouse over the ...

Jewish James Bond Changes The Game

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 04.16.2014 | Comedy

Just in time for Passover, here's a look at what the next James Bond movie might look like -- if Mr. Bond were Jewish. Keeping in mind that Hollywo...

Teen Asks Netflix To Prom Via Twitter, Netflix Says Yes

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 04.11.2014 | Teen

How to become the coolest, most popular guy in high school? Ask Netflix to prom. Muthana Sweis, a 17-year-old from Chicago, asked Netflix via Twitt...