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  • James Bond may have a new agent of change: Oscar-winning director Sam Mendes

     
    Rachel Abramowitz is back on the Hero Complex today with the news that Sam Mendes is poised to become the first Oscar-winning director in the history of the venerable James Bond franchise. Sam Mendes is engaged in discussions to become......
  • The Morning Fix: Sam Mendes to drive Bond? 'Spider-Man' caught in plot web. More 3-D TV. Comcast and Tennis Channel exchange volleys.

     
    After the coffee. Before deciding you're not all that excited about the Google phone. 3-D TV! Ready to sit at home and wear goofy glasses while watching your $3,000 television set? The cable industry thinks you are. Although there are......
  • Shocking DGA Award win for 'The Hurt Locker's' Kathryn Bigelow

     
    "The Hurt Locker" helmer Kathryn Bigelow became the first woman ever to win the top award from the Directors Guild of America. It was a major victory over James Cameron, Bigelow's ex-husband, whose "Avatar" recently became the highest-grossing film in...
  • Can Harvey really pull off an 'Inglourious Basterds' victory?

     
    You gotta give Harvey Weinstein credit. When it comes to Academy Awards campaigns, he is the maestro, an indefatigable manipulator of every Oscar pundit in need of a fresh story angle for a dreary, overly long Oscar season. The Big......
  • Gold Derby nuggets: 'Titanic' to sail in 3-D | 'The Pacific' to sail for free

     
    • James Cameron sat down with Ed Baig to talk about all aspects of making and marketing 3-D movies. Their lively conversation including a tantalizing tidbit about "Titanic," which swept the 1997 Oscars winning 11 Academy Awards, including three for...
  • Sandra Bullock and Kate Winslet: Victims of Oscar curse?

     
    Just days after last year's Oscar winner Kate Winslet announced her split with hubby Sam Mendes comes news that the marriage of the newest champ, Sandra Bullock, may be on the rocks. In Touch Weekly reports that Bullock's hubby, Jesse James, had an affair...
  • Bill Cosby on Robert Culp: 'We almost had our own language'

     
    Los Angeles Times staff writer Greg Braxton spoke to Bill Cosby about his old friend Robert Culp and their shared life adventure with "I, Spy." Robert Culp and Bill Cosby knew they were taking a risk in the mid-1960s when......
  • Monster Mash: Kate Moss' Shakespearean debut; the $1.5-million comic book; no Tony gig for Conan

     
    --Free spirit: Supermodel Kate Moss reportedly will make her stage debut doing Shakespeare this summer, portraying a nymph in a Sam Mendes production of "The Tempest" at Kevin Spacey's Old Vic theater in London. (Daily Mirror) --Au revoir: The Broadway......
  • Christopher Nolan's 'Inception' -- Hollywood's first existential heist film

     
    This is a longer version of my Los Angeles Times Sunday Calendar cover story on "Inception," the most ambitious film to date from director Christopher Nolan. Most of the interviews in the story were conducted last year on the set......
  • Shaken 007 producers put James Bond on ice

     
    Not surprisingly, the producers of the James Bond franchise have put the brakes on developing and producing the next installment of the 007 spy series because of the ongoing drama plaguing the franchise's home studio, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc. "Due to the....
  • Bailing out Bond? MGM’s troubles are delaying 007

     
    The ongoing struggles at MGM–the studio is for sale, again, and not finding any buyers , the bottom line wasn't helped by Hot Tub Time Machine – has put pre-production work on the next James Bond film on hold, according to The Hollywood...
  • Mendes, Downey, an Oz prequel

     
    Sam Mendes was slated to direct Bond 23. So as the news of MGM's “indefinate” postponement of the next James Bond film  sinks in, perhaps there's another big deal project with his name on it. Oz, the Great and Powerful, appears to be on his...