Legendary Entertainment and Warner Bros. had a big problem on their hands last week: Low tracking numbers for "Pacific Rim" – the last thing any producer wants to see before releasing an expensive…
This time, the "Argo" story in Variety is truly about a big picture. Connecting three decades of history while erasing a quarter-century of Oscar protocol, Ben Affleck's "Argo" survived — and indeed…
James Bond doesn’t thirst for gold, but he’s doing OK by Oscar. The Academy celebrated the 50-year-old franchise on Sunday not only with a sizable onstage tribute, but with more hardware for the…
We are told that preparing a good martini requires the skill of a master mixologist who can blend quality ingredients in exact proportions.
Current books by staffers include Cynthia Littleton's examination of the Hollywood writers strike, Robert Hofler's study of film's sexual revolution, Jon Burlingame's celebration of the music of…
I owe my love of movies to James Bond. Of all the vices 007 could have instilled in me -- brawling, smoking, womanizing, drinking and reckless driving -- a case of cinephilia really wasn't such a bad…
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…
With "Goldfinger," we noted the differences between Connery's gentleman Bond and the new brutish version introduced in recent years by Daniel Craig, an actor whose interpretation many have seen as a…
Steven Spielberg recently revealed a choice detail from a screening some three decades ago of "E.T." at the White House.
An intentionally cheesy sendup of espionage thrillers, old TV and Cold War politics.