Wednesday, January 30 2013
If you want lessons in womanizing, dressing to the nines, or ordering martinis, James Bond is your man. If, however, you’re looking for a review of British music history over the last 50 years, the world’s favorite secret agent has no idea what he’s doing.
Thursday, October 4 2012
While the James Bond film franchise remains one of the most acclaimed, successful, recognizable and marketable movie series in history, there was a time when the mighty Mister Bond had some stiff competition at the box office: himself.
Thursday, April 14 2011
Thursday, June 10 2010
Aside from lightsabers, proton packs, warp drive and teleportation, many of my favorite sci-fi gadgets have become a reality. The latest: iPhone 4.
Wednesday, May 5 2010
Tony Stark has a big personality that far outsizes his Iron Man 2 suit of armor, but sometimes our movie men are "made" by their suits.
Wednesday, April 28 2010
Robert Culp and Bill Cosby's wit and warmth in I Spy also established a foundation of fragility and fatalism for Culp's despairing Hickey & Boggs.
Wednesday, December 9 2009
Kris Kringle has flesh-and-blood status and is a religious secular figure. He is Superman, Peter Parker, Bruce Wayne, Gandalf the White, James Bond, Dr. Who and James T. Kirk all rolled into one.
Thursday, December 11 2008
The hybridization of Quantum of Solace's first person mechanics with gameplay styles more often found in third person action titles lends the Bond game a curiously more elegant and thoughtful approach to first-person shooting.
Tuesday, December 9 2008
What truly shines in Quantum of Solace is the single player mode, not the multiplayer that the series has become notorious for.
Friday, November 14 2008
Bond (Daniel Craig) seems done in by the notion that M is indeed his maternal superior, and so he must please her, or at least pretend that he's playing by rules that he and she and all the rest of us know he disrespects from jump.