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The Avengers' Nuclear Villain

Joe Cirincione | Posted 05.18.2012 | Entertainment
Joe Cirincione

The blockbuster problem in The Avengers is the writers' desire to turn a nuclear weapon into a golden bullet that can save the day -- even if this bomb is more likely to ruin it.

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!

A Look Back: Claudine Auger's Red Outfit

The Huffington Post | Sarah Leon | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

"A Look Back" is a daily column that highlights a moment from fashion's fabulous past. Today's pick is of actress Claudine Auger wearing a red sweater...

James Bond Aston Martin For Sale

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

LONDON — The Aston Martin driven by Sean Connery in the James Bond movies is going on sale at a London auction in October. The silver 1964 Asto...

Does Thunderball Still Hold Up?

Ken Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ken Levine

As a kid I never let plot holes get in the way of a good James Bond yarn. On the side of one hydrogen bomb in Thunderball it says (and this is absolutely true, you can see for yourself) "handle like eggs." But I didn't care.

Another '60s Anniversary: The Ur-Action Blockbuster Goldfinger

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
William Bradley

Though Goldfinger looks almost sedate compared to today's jittery, mashed-up action pictures, editor Peter Hunt's work 45 years ago, emphasizing fast hard cuts, was an innovation.