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Bonding Before Spectre: Thunderball at 50

William Bradley | Posted 10.07.2015 | Entertainment
William Bradley

The latest Bond extravaganza will be upon us in just a few weeks. Following on the massive commercial and critical success of the 50th anniversary Bond film, 2012's Skyfall, the new film promises to tie the previous three films of the Daniel Craig incarnation of the timeless British superspy into the sort of continuity seldom seen in the venerable franchise.

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.

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 ...

5 To 7: A Window Opens In New York

Camila Gibran | Posted 06.06.2015 | Arts
Camila Gibran

Brian, a young writer, is walking, he is in his head, we hear his voice: "...In New York City, you are never more than 20 feet away from someone you know, or someone you are meant to know."

Erin Whitney

Javier Bardem 'Can't Wait' To See 'Spectre' Either | Erin Whitney | Posted 03.26.2015 | Entertainment

The upcoming 24th James Bond film is as secretive as 007's assignment papers. All we know about "Spectre" is that it will involve the sinister organiz...

Here's A First Look At James Bond In 'Spectre'

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 02.12.2015 | Entertainment

James Bond films have always loved snow, and it looks like that affair will continue in "Spectre." Sony released a first look at the "Skyfall" follow-...

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.

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.

13 Netflix Movies To Watch With Your Family This Thanksgiving

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 11.24.2014 | Entertainment

When spending time with family for Thanksgiving, the most difficult decision isn't who's going to mash the potatoes or do the dishes, but what movie t...

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...

Marveling: With Resistance Quite Evidently Futile, What Might Marvel's Cinematic Universe Mean?

William Bradley | Posted 04.23.2014 | Entertainment
William Bradley

With producer Kevin Feige and the other folks at the helm of Marvel Studios delivering a master class in franchise management, the Marvelverse is cruising ahead this year towards the end of its Phase Two.

Will John Travolta Play The New Bond Villain?

The Huffington Post | Tyler McCarthy | Posted 02.10.2014 | Entertainment

John Travolta isn’t going to let turning 60 stop him from achieving some serious acting goals. In a recent interview, the former "Saturday Night Fev...

(R)evolution in Academia: Laurence Rickels and the James Bond Spectre

Lisa Paul Streitfeld | Posted 03.15.2014 | Books
Lisa Paul Streitfeld

"My name is Bond... James Bond." Just why are we so bonded to that line and the world's longest running film franchise sourced in the Ian Fleming novels?

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 ...

Popcorn Preview: The Invisible Woman

Leslie Sisman | Posted 03.01.2014 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

The Invisible Woman (2013) Cast includes: Felicity Jones (Like Crazy), Ralph Fiennes (Skyfall), Kristin Scott Thomas (Gosford Park), Joanna Scanlan (G...

Popcorn Preview: Philomena

Leslie Sisman | Posted 01.31.2014 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

Film: Philomena (2013) Cast includes: Judi Dench (Skyfall), Steve Coogan (The Trip), Anna Maxwell Martin (Becoming Jane), Sophie Kennedy Clark (Dark S...

WATCH: The Russian Army Choir Puts Adele's 'Skyfall' To Shame

Posted 08.26.2013 | Arts

Get ready for four full minutes of absolute astonishment. In the video posted above, a few members of the Russian Army Choir perform a heart-wrenc...

Threat Threshold

Darryl Woodard | Posted 08.15.2013 | World
Darryl Woodard

From recently over a week ago, the unthinkable was feared to be possible once more. And as inconvenient that possibility may be, in this new era such ...

Are Superhero Movies Serious?

Aaron Strumwasser | Posted 09.11.2013 | Entertainment
Aaron Strumwasser

Moviegoers over 13 years old seem to have stopped going to superhero movies for fantasy and started going for psychological realism.

Icons of an Era

William Bradley | Posted 09.09.2013 | Entertainment
William Bradley

In this era, with movies more globalized and insistently present in the culture than ever, three iconic cinematic figures are very much front and center, their latest movie outings from last year and this in the all-time top 10 in worldwide box office.

Man of Steel: A Mach 10 Win Worldwide

Darryl Woodard | Posted 08.28.2013 | Entertainment
Darryl Woodard

A favorite song can be like a favorite film. One can listen to a favorite song and seemingly never tire of listening to it. Just like one can watch a favorite film, and seemingly never tire of watching it.

20 Actresses Who Should Play Bond Girls

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 06.09.2013 | Entertainment

With every Bond edition comes the inevitable question: Who will play the action hero's leading lady? It's probably a more important discussion than wh...