White-knuckle tense and less self-congratulatory than it sounds, Ben Affleck's unexpectedly comedic third feature has the vital elements to delight adult auds, judging by the enthusiastic response to…
The behind-the-scenes story of “Never Say Never Again” is nearly as good as any Bond movie, and I hope one day someone makes a movie about it. On the surface, it hinges on the question of authorship…
Comic actor Dax Shepard isn't the kind of guy who comes to mind when trying to cast a Hollywood action movie. After putting himself in the driver's seat with "Hit & Run," however, the goofy-acting…
Well, that didn't take long. No sooner had producer Albert R. Broccoli decided to rein in the Bond franchise's more unrealistic elements than the series goes spiraling back off into the world of…
A sweet, modestly budgeted family offering that reminds what Disney stood for before adopting its franchise-driven strategy.
After the excesses of "Moonraker," producer Albert R. Broccoli made a surprising but welcome decision: He brought James Bond back down to earth.
In the world of animation, stop-motion still feels like the most old-fashioned of techniques, and yet, in the hands of Laika, the studio behind "Coraline" and "ParaNorman," which bows Aug. 17 via…
Subbing character actor Jeremy Renner into a franchise that requires Matt Damon-caliber magnetism, series scribe Tony Gilroy takes over the helming duties with an overlong sequel that features too…
Before the 2012 presidential election has a chance to get really nasty, "The Campaign" vigorously swoops in to satirize how low things can go between a pair of rival Congressional candidates.
When it comes to Bond, maybe the world I>is/I> enough. In "Moonraker," a madman named Hugo Drax hatches an elaborate plan to launch into space, poison every living thing on earth and then return with…