Fifty years in, the spy is ever less relevant - and still beloved. Why?
Skyfall is basically Downton Abby with cyber crime and shower sex.
Fifty years after the release of the very first Hollywood adaptation of Ian Fleming's superspy, James Bond returns to make his 23rd appearance on the silver screen this month in Skyfall, Daniel Craig's third crack at the character. The media blitz for the film's premiere is already in full effect, l ... More >>
What's lost in translation, and what's gained, as Tintin goes from page to screen.
Rooney Mara takes control of the Stieg Larsson juggernaut in Dragon Tattoo.
Jeez, when are they going to stop casting ugly actors in these Bond movies?So it turns out Javier Bardem (No Country for Old Men, Vicky Cristy Barcelona) is going up against 007 in Bond 23: After months of speculation about who would play the villain in the next James Bond installment, we fi ... More >>
Gunslingers battle space invaders in movie mashup Cowboys & Aliens
On September 1, 1939, German forces invaded Poland. Soviet troops joined the attack (in adherence to the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact) on September 16, and by the first of October, the country was entirely in enemy hands, and World War II was well underway.Poland and its people have had enough problems, ... More >>
Photo courtesy Broadway Across AmericaThe longest running Carlotta in Phantom of the Opera, a woman with more than 4,500 Phantom performances as the diva outdone by the young upstart Christine, is Kim Stengel who originally hails from Humble, Texas.Stengel will be returning home as part of the natio ... More >>
From McG's Terminator, that is. What a drag.
Hollywood plunders meaning from the Holocaust again
As you may have noticed, a new James Bond movie opened last weekend. Sony executives are celebrating Quantum of Solace's $70 million opening - the biggest for any Bond movie - by snorting gold-plated cocaine atop a palanquin borne by castrated former Viacom employees, but we at Hair Balls are quietl ... More >>
Marc Forster has a license to confuse and bore
Anything for Art
Avoiding its anti-dogma roots, Golden Compass veers off-course
Shoot 'Em Up proves that its star could have been a killer Bond
Houston Symphony taps spy songs for its playlist
Your guide to the season's hottest films (and the other ones, too)
The Bond franchise takes a gamble on a new guy, and comes up aces
A second, slimmer Capote movie fails to improve on its predecessor
Layer Cake is a hearty, confounding slice of the British underworld
Celebrating the overachieving, underhyped movies of 2004
A taut psychological drama morphs into a thriller. Unfortunately.
Tom Hanks and Paul Newman are on the bloody, brilliant Road to Perdition