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The Italians Are Coming! Eight Films I Hope Will Make it to the Venice Film Festival

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 06.29.2016 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

Venice has just unveiled the official poster by artist Simone Massi for the 73rd edition of the first and oldest film festival in the world. Yes, even...

De Palma: The Director's Director Still Horrifies

Regina Weinreich | Posted 06.11.2016 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Directors Noah Baumbach and Jake Paltrow pay tribute to Brian De Palma in the best way possible in the documentary, De Palma, by showing his work. Wit...

Sam Mendes' Spectre

Francis Levy | Posted 12.04.2015 | Arts
Francis Levy

About visionaries one of the characters in Spectre the latest 007 film, directed by Sam Mendes of American Beauty fame, says "the psychiatric wards ar...

Spectre's Smashing Success Belies All the Nay-Saying

William Bradley | Posted 12.01.2015 | Entertainment
William Bradley

In Spectre, Craig's rather tortured take on the role, while retaining the grit of the actor's canny interpretation of Ian Fleming's literary conception, relaxes a bit into a suaver sort of self-confidence. He even exhibits a newfound compassion and sense of proportion.

Zaki's Review: Spectre

Zaki Hasan | Posted 11.06.2015 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

Spectre isn't the worst Bond movie, nor is it the best. It's a little too long, a little too indulgent, and a little too scattered to be top tier 007, but it nonetheless benefits from solid action sequences and the sizable reservoir of audience goodwill for this franchise. I

Movie Review: Spectre -- Bond Does It Again

Carole Mallory | Posted 11.04.2015 | Entertainment
Carole Mallory

Wit, non-stop action, and a liberated heroine make Spectre -- that is breaking records in the UK -- a blockbuster delight. Spectre a criminal spy organization is masterminded by Christoph Waltz, the champion of naughty.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

The First Trailer For James Bond's 'Spectre' Is Here

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 03.27.2015 | Entertainment

"Welcome, James. It's been a long time." That's Christoph Waltz as the dastardly Oberhauser (Blofeld?) in the first trailer for "Spectre." Sony releas...

James Bond Goes Casual In First 'Spectre' Poster

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 03.17.2015 | Entertainment

"Forget the jacket, go for the turtle neck," is something James Bond never said. But he should, based on his new look, which forgoes the tailored suit...

The Real Star Of This New Bond Promo Might Surprise You

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 02.26.2015 | Entertainment

Sony released a new video blog for the James Bond movie "Spectre" on Thursday, this one featuring director Sam Mendes and his awesome scarf. (Darren A...

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.

How to Do Christmas Away From Home With Kids

Helen I. Hwang | Posted 02.28.2015 | Travel
Helen I. Hwang

Going away for Christmas with little kids, who wonder how Santa will find them, can be tricky. As a parent, I fret about the logistics of trivial things like: Where will the stockings hang?

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

Graham Milne | Posted 02.03.2015 | 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.

Willkommen to the Power of Theatre: Life Lessons in Broadway's Cabaret

Faisal Al-Juburi | Posted 07.05.2014 | Arts
Faisal Al-Juburi

Cabaret is fascinatingly structured, mirroring the societal infiltration of Nazism in the 1930s. It is insidious in its nature. As an audience, we are swept up in the decadence, debauchery, passion and lust that is presented.

Week in Film: Amazing Spider-Man 2 and More

Marshall Fine | Posted 06.30.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Yes, yes, I know -- spidermanspidermanspidermanspiderman. I'll get to it. But my favorite movies of the week, as usual, are the small ones. Let's start with Amma Asante's Belle, a Jane Austen-ish film based on a true story.

First Nighter: Simon Russell Beale Monarchic in HD 'King Lear'

David Finkle | Posted 06.29.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

It would be folly to claim this is the greatest Lear yet seen, but it's surely no exaggeration to declare it's right up there with the best of them.

Chiwetel Ejiofor May Play The Villain In Next James Bond Movie

Posted 04.07.2014 | Entertainment

It looks like it may be Daniel Craig vs. Chiwetel Ejiofor in the 24th James Bond film. The Oscar-nominated "12 Years a Slave" actor is being eyed t...

Idris Elba Settles James Bond Rumor Once And For All

Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment

Some of the Internet really wants Idris Elba to play James Bond. Sadly, the "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" actor says those people will just have to ...


Posted 07.11.2013 | Entertainment

Sam Mendes will return for the next James Bond film. Sony has confirmed that Mendes has agreed to direct the untitled 007 feature (called "Bond 24" at...

First NIghter: Sam Mendes's "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" Needs Sweetening

David Finkle | Posted 08.25.2013 | Entertainment
David Finkle

London--If you're a chocoholic like me, you're hoping Charlie and the Chocolate Factory will be as delectable as biting into a piece of fudge or a bro...

The Oldest Bond Girl Ever?

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 06.05.2013 | Entertainment

From the files of the notoriously unreliable British entertainment press: Penelope Cruz is maybe possibly definitely going to co-star opposite Daniel ...