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  • Film review: James Bond is back on track

    Film review: James Bond is back on track
    If the characters in Ian Fleming's novels aged in real time, James Bond would be in his early 90s by now — probably a bit too long in the tooth to take the abuse meted out to him in “Skyfall,” the 23rd “official” Bond film (&...
  • Reel Critics: This 007 flick leaves audience shaken, stirred

    Reel Critics: This 007 flick leaves audience shaken, stirred
    "Skyfall" may be the most satisfying James Bond film in years with jaw-dropping action, smart beautiful ladies and an Oscar-winning villain. Daniel Craig is again the impeccably tailored superspy and more vulnerable, physically and emotionally, than we'...
  • 'Skyfall' review: This Bond's sexy, crazy and cool, with a twist of sadness

    'Skyfall' review: This Bond's sexy, crazy and cool, with a twist of sadness
    ***1/2 (out of four) Though not a reference to Chicken Little, “Skyfall” (opening Nov. 9) does carry a thunderclap of impending doom: A modern threat has emerged, and the old guard that is MI6 may not be up to the task. (Think “...
  • Keeping 007 relevant in a changed world

    NEW YORK — Early in "Skyfall," Judi Dench's M pulls aside our embattled hero, played once again with suave ennui by Daniel Craig, and wonders whether the world still needs either of their services. As Bond wraps his head around that idea, he looks...
  • Movie Review: Skyfall

    Movie Review: Skyfall
    Skyfall is the latest James Bond film and number 23 overall in the series.  Daniel Craig returns for his third turn as the British secret agent 007 for director Sam Mendes.  Aside from Craig, the film boasts an A-list cast with the likes of Judi Dench,...
  • Movie review: 'Skyfall' shows James Bond still sharp and fit at 50

    If "Skyfall" is the new 50, James Bond is handling it remarkably well. Five decades after the first cinematic incarnation of 007, novelist Ian Fleming's agent provocateur, the spy-craft in the new film is sharper, the intrigue deeper, the beauties...
  • Mark Nelson To Star In "My Name Is Asher Lev" At Long Wharf

    Mark Nelson To Star In "My Name Is Asher Lev" At Long Wharf
    Mark Nelson will be featured in the final show of the 2011-12 season at New Haven's Long Wharf Theatre: "My Name Is Asher Lev." The show replaces the stage adaptation of "Sophie's Choice." Artistic director Gordon Edelstein will stage "Asher Lev," which...
  • In touring 'La Cage,' mascara runs and hearts bulge

    In touring 'La Cage,' mascara runs and hearts bulge
    In the real world, about 30 years separates the two stars of the current touring production of "La Cage Aux Folles," the first national outing, so to speak, of Terry Johnson's formidably distinctive 2010 Broadway revival, which originated at the...
  • The new Bond villain? Javier Bardem is intrigued

    The new Bond villain? Javier Bardem is intrigued
    Oscar nominee Javier Bardem is notoriously difficult when it comes to getting him to commit to a film, but he admits he has just been offered a part that will be hard to turn down. Bardem recently met with director Sam Mendes to talk about playing the...
  • Tom Hooper takes the directing Oscar for 'King's Speech'

    Tom Hooper takes the directing Oscar for 'King's Speech'
    Tom Hooper made a movie about giving speeches on a grand stage – and then he got to make one himself. The 38-year-old British filmmaker took home the best director prize at the Oscars on Sunday night for "The King's Speech," a historical drama...
  • Bond, James Bond to return in 2012

     
    Variety and others are reporting that the delayed/shelved/no money for MGM to make it next James Bond film is finally back on, with Daniel Craig returning to the role of James Bond and Sam Mendes still on board to direct it. Mendes has long been on...
  • Daniel Craig may be back in action as James Bond

     
    Daniel Craig sees light at the end of the James Bond tunnel, as MGM announces it plans the next James Bond film, "Bond 23," for 2012. Daniel Craig will star; Sam Mendez will direct....