On June 28, 1961, Variety ran a three-sentence news story: "A.R. (Cubby) Broccoli and Harry Saltzman have joined forces in a production setup. As a start, they have acquired screen rights to all the…
20th Century Fox is rebooting its 2003 historical fantasy film “The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen” with John Davis on board to produce through his Davis Entertainment banner. Jayson Rothwell has…
After weeks of speculation, Robert Downey Jr. has ironed out his contract with Marvel and agreed to star the next installments of the “Avengers” franchise. Marvel made the announcement on their…
2016-2017 Oscar Predictions
The superstars of the 65-and-over set are wandering down unexpected paths these days in a determination to keep their creative lives (and income streams) aloft.
Daniel Craig may have received a BAFTA nomination for playing 007 in 2007, but if history is any indication, he faces long odds in being nominated for his starring role as James Bond in "Skyfall"…
Capitalizing on the 50th anniversary of James Bond movies as well as promoting the upcoming release "Skyfall," Epix makes 007 the centerpiece of its free-preview weekend, garnishing a film marathon…
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…
From Scotland with love comes the most peculiar project of Sean Connery's career, a woefully anemic animated feature that counts the actor's trademark brogue as its most marketable asset.
British thesp was nominated for Oscar
In 1997, at the age of just 27, Martin McDonagh became the first writer since Shakespeare to have four plays performed simultaneously in London. That prodigal debut with "The Beauty Queen of…
On Friday, March 2, 1962, Sean Connery arrived at Pinewood Studios for his 8 a.m. call. In wardrobe, Connery slipped into his tailored dress shirt with turn-back cuffs and black-pearl buttons. He…