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Jack Ryan Reboot Points Up Problems of Franchise Management

William Bradley | Posted 01.21.2014 | Entertainment
William Bradley

While Paramount says the next movie will be released in 50th anniversary year 2016, it still has no director attached and no release date. But why worry after seeing how well the Jack Ryan franchise is being handled?

To Spy in Lisbon

Olivia Katrandjian | Posted 02.03.2014 | Travel
Olivia Katrandjian

Stays in the city inspired authors such as Graham Greene and Ian Fleming to write some of the best espionage tales of the last century, from Our Man in Havana to the first of the 007 series, Casino Royale.

Popcorn Preview: The Hunt

Leslie Sisman | Posted 09.14.2013 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

Film: The Hunt (Jagten) (2012) Cast includes: Mads Mikkelsen (Casino Royale), Thomas Bo Larsen (Ambulance) Director: Thomas Vinterberg (It's All About...

WATCH: 'Lego Bond' Is Amazing

Posted 05.13.2013 | Arts

We've always been big fans of Lego-inspired art, but this shot-for-shot remake of the opening scene of "Casino Royale" makes us love James Bond -- and...

5 Oscar-Worthy Cocktails

Liquor.com | Posted 04.24.2013 | Taste
Liquor.com

While there's an Oscar for just about everything movie-related, we couldn't help but notice that the Best Cinematic Cocktail category still hasn't made the Academy's cut.

Barry Nelson, American Actor, Was the Very First 007

Dr. Franklin Ruehl, Ph.D. | Posted 04.02.2013 | Weird News
Dr. Franklin Ruehl, Ph.D.

Slated for this year's Academy Awards is a tribute to the 50th anniversary of the 007 movie franchise which will include guest appearances by all six film actors who essayed the role of James Bond on the silver screen.

Swishy Villainy And Psychodrama In 'Skyfall'

Mark Simpson | Posted 01.28.2013 | Gay Voices
Mark Simpson

If Casino Royale outed Bond's omnisexual tartiness, Skyfall outs the queerness of the Bond villain, someone who was often implicitly coded as queer. After all those decades of coding, Bardem's openly flirtatious, swishy villainy seems exhilirating.

Skyfall: Boredom Overkill

Lev Raphael | Posted 01.25.2013 | Entertainment
Lev Raphael

The overwhelming stench of nostalgia, regret, decay and desuetude in Skyfall -- perfectly symbolized by that grim Scottish manse -- made me wonder if this was supposed to be a eulogy. I hadn't come to bury Bond, but to cheer him on.

Skyfall in Perspective

William Bradley | Posted 11.15.2012 | Entertainment
William Bradley

Skyfall is a smash hit, well on its way to being the biggest Bond film of the modern era. But what does it mean and where does it fit in the Bond canon and the current scene?

Zaki's Review: Skyfall

Zaki Hasan | Posted 01.09.2013 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

Mendes, who previously worked with Craig when the star had a key supporting role in 2002's Road to Perdition, brings a methodical, refined eye to the proceedings, helped along by the luxurious cinematography by Roger Deakins.

Bond at 50: Skyfall's Notable Premiere Harkens Back to Bond's Late Imperial Beginnings

William Bradley | Posted 12.24.2012 | Entertainment
William Bradley

The Bond film franchise returns to celebrate its 50th anniversary with Skyfall. Daniel Craig is the best actor to play Bond. He is highly credible in the action sequences, while bringing depth, darkness, decency and a dry humor to the role.

PHOTOS: The 007 Wonders Of The World

Kensington Tours | Posted 12.13.2012 | Travel
Kensington Tours

Ladies' man, martini connoisseur and British Secret Service agent extraordinaire, Bond is not only the most famous spy on Her Majesty's payroll, he's also one of the world's most celebrated jetsetters.

Is The Amazing Spider-Man the Next Batman Begins or Merely the Next Superman Returns?

Scott Mendelson | Posted 07.08.2012 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

I'd argue that Sony may have won the battle with The Amazing Spider-Man (it's not a flop by any means), but they may have lost the war.

Dad's Books

Nigel Hamilton | Posted 05.16.2012 | Books
Nigel Hamilton

They'd stood there, in those distinctive dust covers, gathering dust, for so many years. By rights they should have comprised a complete set of first editions, each one inscribed and signed by Ian Fleming to my father. And now they are all gone!

70th Anniversay Tribute to Three Casablanca Co-Stars!

Dr. Franklin Ruehl, Ph.D. | Posted 05.21.2012 | Weird News
Dr. Franklin Ruehl, Ph.D.

The 70th anniversary tribute to Casablanca is today, Wednesday, March 21, where it will be shown in 450 theaters across America.

Authorities Detain Zetas Cartel Hit Man, 'Commander Devil'

AP | Posted 11.30.2011 | World

MEXICO CITY — Mexican authorities detained the Zeta drug cartel's alleged top hit man in the city of Veracruz for the disappearance of three mar...

Police Detain Suspect In Mexican Casino Fire Case

AP | PORFIRIO IBARRA RAMIREZ | Posted 11.02.2011 | World

MONTERREY, Mexico — Federal police arrested a state police officer in connection with last week's arson fire at a casino that killed 52 people i...

5 Detained In Attack That Killed 52 In Mexico

AP | PORFIRIO IBARRA RAMIREZ | Posted 10.29.2011 | World

MONTERREY, Mexico — Police in northern Mexico have arrested five alleged members of the Zetas drug cartel suspected of setting a casino fire tha...

Mexico Reeling From Deadly Casino Attack

AP | PORFIRIO IBARRA RAMIREZ and KATHERINE CORCORAN | Posted 10.27.2011 | World

MONTERREY, Mexico — Hundreds of soldiers and federal agents are raiding casinos in this northern city, authorities said Saturday, two days after...

Dozens Dead In Casino Attack

AP | By KATHERINE CORCORAN | Posted 10.26.2011 | World

MONTERREY, Mexico -- Mexicans have endured plenty of horrific crimes during their country's bloody five-year war against drug gangs: bodies hanging fr...

40 Dead In Attack On Casino Royale

AP | PORFIRIO IBARRA RAMIREZ | Posted 10.25.2011 | World

MONTERREY, Mexico — Two dozen gunmen burst into a casino in northern Mexico on Thursday, doused it with gasoline and started a fire that trapped...

Chris Matthews Interviews Paul Haggis on Nantucket

Linda Flanagan | Posted 09.04.2011 | Entertainment
Linda Flanagan

In director and screenwriter Paul Haggis' interview last week with Chris Matthews at the Nantucket Film Festival, Matthews and the reverential crowd got along famously with the star.

Paprika Steen Deserves Applause

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Looking sleepy from jet lag - she's just returned to New York after a whirlwind trip to Los Angeles - and complaining a little about the bone-chilling...

'The Great Gatsby' On American Book Review's List Of 40 Worst Books

Los Angeles Times | Carolyn Kellogg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The American Book Review has taken stock of literature and come up with its Top 40 Bad Books. The list targets some big, popular favorites -- F. Scott...

Jacqueline Bisset, Actress with Legendary Film Pedigree, Stars in Death in Love Filmed, Set & Opening in NYC

Penelope Andrew | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Penelope Andrew

The film is set in New York City in the 1990s. Yakin, a native New Yorker, shot the film in 25 days and financed it himself.