Poor old MGM -- the once-golden studio that has been battered and abused by ever-changing ownership and management for nearly three decades now -- still has one sure-shot franchise among its assets: the James Bond series, whose longevity is astounding. If nothing else, the series's overseas popularity keeps the films profitable even when their domestic take wanes. Actually the property of United Artists, which long ago merged with MGM, the series appears officially under the latter's logo for... More >>>