September 7, 2013 |
Oh, to live in a world where "Last Tango in Halifax" becomes as crazy-popular as "Downton Abbey. " Both air here on PBS, although "Last Tango" is not under the "Masterpiece" imprint, and both feature British legends (Maggie Smith in "Downton," Derek Jacobi in "Last Tango"). Also, both explore, with no shortage of sentiment or humor, the vagaries of time and tide as well as the essential significance of family. In many ways - freshness of characters, complexity of insight, courage of conviction - "Last Tango" is the better show.
November 10, 2012 |
French actress Bérénice Marlohe, who plays "Bond girl" Sévérine opposite Daniel Craig's 007 in the acclaimed new James Bond blockbuster "Skyfall," is having the last laugh on all the casting agents, producers and directors in Europe who wouldn't give her a job. The statuesque Marlohe, whose sultry look brings to mind the legendary Italian beauty Claudia Cardinale, has struggled to find work since she became an actress eight years ago. Now...
July 11, 2013 |
After months of in-and-out reports on the new James Bond film, “Skyfall” director Sam Mendes is heading back to MI6. Sony Pictures, MGM and longtime Bond producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael Wilson made the official announcement Thursday morning, confirming news that had been widely reported as a strong possibility, then widely reported as not happening after Mendes himself said he wouldn't do it, over the previous few months. The movie, unofficially known as Bond 24, is to hit U.S. theaters on Nov. 6, 2015, and British screens two weeks before.
February 18, 2006 |
The new James Bond now has his Bond Girl. Eva Green, whose screen credits include Bernardo Bertolucci's erotic drama "The Dreamers," will costar as the enticing Vesper Lynd in "Casino Royale" opposite Daniel Craig. Craig is making his debut appearance as Bond in the film. Directed by Martin Campbell, "Casino Royale" is expected to be in theaters Nov. 17.
July 22, 2006 |
A new James Bond novel will be published in 2008 to mark the centenary of creator Ian Fleming's birth, but the identity of the new author is being kept under wraps. Fleming is credited with writing 13 or 14 Bond novels, starting with "Casino Royale" in 1953 and ending with "Octopussy and the Living Daylights." The authorship of "Thunderball" is disputed.
December 16, 2011
The Early Show (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Daniel Craig. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC KTLA Morning News (N) 7 a.m. KTLA Good Morning America Larry Hackett. (N) 7 a.m. KABC Good Day L.A. (N) 7 a.m. KTTV Rachael Ray Patrick Wilson; Steve Guttenberg; Il Volo. (N) 8 a.m. KCAL Live With Kelly Michael Bublé; Daniel Craig. (N) 9 a.m. KABC The View Claire Danes; Lisa Lillien; Andy Dick. (N) 10 a.m. KABC The Talk Donald Trump; Archie Panjabi; Paul Shaffer. (N) 1 p.m. KCBS The Doctors The finale of "The Doctors' Wake-Up Call With Jillian" shows the changes that have taken place.
October 23, 2012 |
The filmmakers behind James Bond invented (and then reinvented) the spy movie -- then watched as a generation of action directors, er, borrowed from the movies about the resourceful secret agent. We'll have plenty from the principals on the new movie, titled “Skyfall” and set for a Nov. 9 opening in the U.S., in the weeks ahead. But with the Daniel Craig movie premiering in London Tuesday night, we thought it worth posing one of the big questions asked about Bond circa 2012: How much does 007 have in common with other action heroes currently on the big screen?