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The Gorgeous Meaninglessness of the Bond Song

Adrian Daub | Posted 08.20.2015 | Arts
Adrian Daub

Over the decades, only a few artists have managed to receive dispensation: when it came to writing a song for 1983's Octopussy, the producers mercifully decided that the song would not be called that.

Do Androids Dream Of Writing The Great American Novel?

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 08.17.2015 | Arts

“Robots that write fiction? You couldn’t make it up.” The Guardian headline plays on a trope that, at its core, is rather...

The Man from U.N.C.L.E Milks the Holocaust for Laughs

Brandon Judell | Posted 08.14.2015 | Entertainment
Brandon Judell

If you think you'd enjoy some third-rate James-Bondian comic blandness sparkled up by some enjoyable 60s outfits by Joanna Johnston, you just might have a real treat this weekend.

David Oyelowo Takes On The Role Of James Bond... Kinda

The Huffington Post | Aaron Barksdale | Posted 08.14.2015 | Black Voices

"Selma" actor David Oyelowo is taking on the role of James Bond. One small issue: you won't be able to see him. Oyelowo is narrating the character in...

The Return of Bulldog Drummond

Alexander Reynolds | Posted 09.23.2015 | Arts
Alexander Reynolds

The Man From U.N.C.L.E. is suited and rebooted down at the movies. And James Bond will soon return in SPECTRE. But what about Bulldog Drummond, the direct inspiration for Ian Fleming's 007 and the rest of the imitators?

Movie Review: The Man from U.N.C.L.E.: Broken Tentpole

Marshall Fine | Posted 08.12.2015 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Guy Ritchie's The Man from U.N.C.L.E. is a day late and a dollar short -- actually, make that several seasons late, for anyone who watches the outrageously funny animated series, Archer.

Mission: Impossible at 50 (ish)

William Bradley | Posted 08.06.2015 | Entertainment
William Bradley

At 53, a rather perilous age for an action star, Cruise shows no sign of slowing down. If anything, he's doubled down on the spectacular and daring-looking personal stunts.

James Bond Bomb: 007's Latest Female Love Interest In Spectre Is a 50-Year-Old Stunner

Abby Tegnelia | Posted 07.31.2015 | Fifty
Abby Tegnelia

At age 50, the drop-dead gorgeous actress and model Monica Bellucci is slaying in the coveted role of Lucia Sciarra in Spectre, the latest 007 film hitting the big screen on November 6. She sizzles in the film's explosive new trailer that hit the web on July 22, next to the dashing Daniel Craig, who's 47.

A Profile of Sheena Easton - At Davies Symphony Hall, July 23

Sean Martinfield | Posted 07.24.2015 | San Francisco
Sean Martinfield

Sheena Easton returns to San Francisco Symphony with conductor Edwin Outwater on Thursday, July 23 for the premiere presentation of The Spy Who Loved Me - an evening of songs and themes from the uber-popular James Bond films and other secret agent-related movies and TV programs.

Bond Is On A Rogue Mission In New 'Spectre' Film

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 07.23.2015 | Entertainment

James Bond is back in the new "Spectre" trailer. According to the description on YouTube, a cryptic message from the past sends 007 (Daniel ...

Sam Mendes Hints 'Spectre' Will Be His Final Bond Film

The Huffington Post | Julia Brucculieri | Posted 07.20.2015 | Entertainment

Sam Mendes has revealed "Spectre," the latest James Bond installment, may be his final project for the franchise.  Speaking to BBC Radio's ...

Great Conversations: Clive Owen

Alex Simon | Posted 07.11.2015 | Entertainment
Alex Simon

Owen was direct, perhaps a bit shy, and possessed of a dry, sardonic sense of humor. He continues to be one of the most interesting actors working today, never playing the same type of role twice.

The Most Iconic Jewelry in Movies

Alex Simon | Posted 07.13.2015 | Entertainment
Alex Simon

Precious jewels have provided fodder for drama practically since drama was invented, with precious stones and trinkets used as plot devices in plays written as far back as 100 B.C.

The Ten Coolest Cars in Movie History

Alex Simon | Posted 07.08.2015 | Entertainment
Alex Simon

Whether they're breaking land-speed records, flying through the air defying laws of aerodynamics, or driven by intrepid heroes pursuing bad guys, cars and movies go together like, well, like movies and popcorn.

James Bond Is Getting His Own Musical

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 07.07.2015 | Entertainment

James Bond has a new assignment, and it may take place on Broadway. According to, the musical adaptation craze is making its way to Ian ...

The Ten Most Stylish Guys in Movie History

Alex Simon | Posted 07.03.2015 | Entertainment
Alex Simon

They say that clothes make the man. They also make the man in the movie and, sometimes, even make the movie itself live on in the annals of classi...

Great Conversations: Pierce Brosnan

Alex Simon | Posted 07.04.2015 | Entertainment
Alex Simon

I interviewed Pierce Brosnan in conjunction with his third outing as James Bond, in Michael Apted's The World Is Not Enough, in 1999. Brosnan was alternately charming, erudite, thoughtful and intense during our two hour chat.

The Russians Are Back, DeMille Style, Unfortunately

Tom Alderman | Posted 06.24.2015 | Books
Tom Alderman

The Russians are coming -- again! From the 1950s through the '80s, on screen, in print, the very badest of baddies were always the Russians.

The New Trailer For James Bond's 'Spectre' Has A Little Of Everything

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 06.10.2015 | Entertainment

James Bond made a surprise appearance during Tuesday night's NBA finals in the form of a new "Spectre" TV spot. The new 60-second trailer for Sam ...

Archer Creator Adam Reed Imparts Professional Wisdom, Notes New Series Cassius & Clay

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 06.02.2015 | Entertainment
Gregory Weinkauf

What advice do you have for young creative people who are just starting out? "You know, I would say: Make whatever your idea is. Go ahead and do it as cheaply as possible. And put it on YouTube -- it has really changed the game."

A James Bond Park in Canada's Frozen Nunavut: Nanook of the North on the Looney Front -- Part 4

Mike Arkus | Posted 05.19.2015 | Travel
Mike Arkus

There's a huge thick eiderdown on the sled and I burrow down under it, with only my head emerging, like a curious ninja turtle. But my feet are still freezing, my hands are frozen, my balaclava-ed face is stinging like old buggery, and, yes, my lashes have frozen over again.

Marvelverse at A Crossroads Leads the Way In A Big Year for Genre Franchises

William Bradley | Posted 04.19.2015 | Entertainment
William Bradley

In a movie year marked by a raft of famous genre franchises, the Marvelverse is set once again to lead the way. What Marvel calls its interlocking "Marvel Cinematic Universe" features the return of the Avengers, and a quirky new title, Ant-Man, coming on July 17.

Idris Elba Puts An End To 'Black Bond' Rumors

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 04.16.2015 | Black Voices

In a recent interview, Yaphet Kotto, star of a 1970s James Bond film, blasted ongoing rumors that the popular franchise was casting its first black ac...

Bond Villain To Black Actors: 'Play 003 Or 006 But You Cannot Be 007'

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 04.15.2015 | Black Voices

Despite former Sony Pictures Entertainment co-chairman Amy Pascal expressing her interest to cast Idris Elba as the first “Black James Bond,” one ...

James Bond's Stages Of Grief For The Lost British Empire

Matthew Parker | Posted 06.09.2015 | Books
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Matthew Parker

For Ian Fleming, creator of James Bond, the spectacular collapse of the British Empire after the Second World War was like a bereavement. It even foll...