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The Slippery Slope of Non-Traditional Casting

Steve Harper | Posted 09.17.2015 | Black Voices
Steve Harper

So, although the argument against a particular casting choice might be frustrating on one level, on another, it makes complete sense. I believe the writer should always have the last word. Though there are two instances where I think non-traditional approaches can make sense

When Did the Bond Song Become So White? Why Picking Sam Smith for SPECTRE May Not Have Been a Good Idea

Adrian Daub | Posted 09.17.2015 | Arts
Adrian Daub

It wasn't ever going to be anyone but Sam Smith, but until last week's announcement that he'd be singing the theme song for SPECTRE (entitled "Writing's On the Wall"), there was at least hope.

Your Idris Elba As James Bond Fantasy Comes To Life In Epic Video

The Huffington Post | Aaron Barksdale | Posted 09.17.2015 | Black Voices

It's totally obvious to the creative minds at Vulture that badass Brit actor Idris Elba should be cast as the next James Bond. Elba himself put an en...

Sam Smith Confirms He's Singing The James Bond 'Spectre' Theme Song

The Huffington Post | Todd Van Luling | Posted 09.08.2015 | Entertainment

UPDATE: The announcement is now official. Sam Smith recorded "Writing's On The Wall," as the theme song for "Spectre." PREVIOUSLY: Sam Smith posted a...

Hugh Jackman Could Be Our Next 007

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 09.08.2015 | Entertainment

In an interview this week with Australian news program "The Project" to promote his upcoming role as Blackbeard in "Pan," Hugh Jackman talked about an...

In What Universe is Idris Elba Not 'Suave' Enough to Be Bond?

EBONY.com | Posted 09.02.2015 | Black Voices
EBONY.com

Not suave? Has this stooge ever seen Elba? Like, ever in life? Like, even on his worst day? If he hasn't, that's the only plausible explanation for his ridiculous remarks about the actor who first stole our collective heart as Stringer Bell, clingy-sweater-rocking drug kingpin on The Wire.

Calling Idris Elba 'Too Street' Is Racist, Just Not For The Reason You Think

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 09.01.2015 | Black Voices

Earlier today, James Bond author Anthony Horowitz posted a public apology via Twitter following comments he made in a recent interview about actor Idr...

'James Bond' Author Anthony Horowitz Apologizes For Idris Elba 'Too Street' Comment

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 09.08.2015 | Black Voices

James Bond author Anthony Horowitz recently spoke with The Daily Mail to promote his latest novel for the series, “Trigger Mortis.” As part of the...

Daniel Craig Calls Out James Bond For Being 'Sexist'

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 09.01.2015 | Entertainment

OK, this is why the ladies love him. Daniel Craig has portrayed James Bond for around 10 years now, and when reflecting on his run as Agent 007, the a...

Turner's Timeless Show of Light, Color and Wonder

William Bradley | Posted 08.31.2015 | Arts
William Bradley

I've seen the show twice, taking the better part of a day each time. Along with Vermeer and Van Gogh, Turner's one of my very favorite artists. The experience of this show rates as one of the aesthetic highlights of my life.

Here's What Pierce Brosnan Thinks About A Gay James Bond

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Pierce Brosnan has no problem with a gay James Bond, but Hollywood might feel differently. The 62-year-old actor, who played Sir Ian Fleming's signat...

The Many Looks Of Sean Connery, Who's Still Got It On His 85th Birthday

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 08.25.2015 | Style

Everybody loves Sir Thomas Sean Connery -- women for his Scottish accent, twinkling eyes and, well everything else, and men are encouraged by his abil...

Quentin Tarantino Wanted To Massively 'Subvert' James Bond With 'Casino Royale'

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 08.24.2015 | Entertainment

It's no news that Quentin Tarantino famously wanted to jump into the James Bond franchise and make "Casino Royale." But in a recent in-depth interview...

'Harry Potter', 'Jurassic Park', 'Avengers' and 14 Other Multi-Billion Dollar Movie Franchises

GOBankingRates | Posted 08.20.2015 | Business
GOBankingRates

The highest-grossing movie franchises measure their earnings in the billions of dollars -- and that is often just from the box office ticket sales. Here is a look at some of the most successful 17 film franchises in history based on domestic gross box office earnings reported by Box Office Mojo.

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 insulting to fiction w...

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 07.20.2016 | 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 Craig) on ...

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 Test Match ...