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Wednesday, December 18 2013

The Best DVDs and Blu-rays of 2013

As home video spins off into various immediate options -- streaming, simultaneous theatrical and digital release -- there are still many gems to uncover in the increasingly obsolete format.

Tuesday, January 8 2013

The Best Male Film Performances of 2012

From diabolical tech terrorism to brutal slave ownership, the actors that make up this year's best traversed a wide canvas of creative and cinematic choices.

Wednesday, September 5 2012

The 2012 PopMatters Fall Film Preview - Part 3: November

While the pickings may seem slim this month, thanks to new offerings from Robert Zemeckis, Ang Lee, and Steven Spielberg, the possibilities appear endless.


Thursday, October 4 2012

The Non-Bonds: James Bond's Bitter, Decades-Long Battle... with James Bond

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.


Wednesday, November 7 2012

Take the Shot: 'Skyfall'

James Bond looks broken and weary, an embodiment of a traditional model of international spydom, the one premised on national borders, white-Western-wealthy entitlements, and excessive consumptions of alcohol, cars, and women.


Friday, November 16 2012

Icons at War in ‘Skyfall’

Sam Mendes’ tough, relationship-focused Bond film is really about leadership in extremis, with towering and isolated icons fighting tooth-and-nail to keep society together amidst the growing chaos of modernity.

Friday, November 9 2012

'Skyfall' Is One of Bond's Best!

(Skyfall is) a combination of the old and the new, the predictable and the completely unexpected.

Thursday, November 8 2012

Five Songs That Would Make Great Bond Themes

With Skyfall hitting theaters in the United States tomorrow, Sound Affects spotlights five songs that in an ideal world would've played over the opening titles to the adventures of Britain's premier spy.


Friday, July 12 2013

‘Skyfall’s’ Sam Mendes to Direct New James Bond Movie for Fall 2015

LOS ANGELES — After months of in-and-out reports on the new James Bond film, “Skyfall” director Sam Mendes is heading back to MI6. Sony Pictures and

Sunday, February 24 2013

The Oscars and Music Still Have a Complicated Relationship

LOS ANGELES — If British spy James Bond can’t be called upon to save the mishandling of pop music by the 2013 Oscars, producers did at

Wednesday, November 7 2012

The New James Bond Film Ranks Among Best in the 007 Franchise

MIAMI — Here’s how movies get made sometimes: Actor Daniel Craig was at a party in New York City. He had knocked back a few

Thursday, November 3 2011

James Bond (and Daniel Craig) back on the job with ‘Skyfall’

LOS ANGELES — James Bond will be back in U.S. theaters in November 2012 with “Skyfall,” the 23rd film in the venerable spy franchise and the

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