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In a deal that may signal that Joel Silver is going back to his 1980s smart-mouthed action movie roots, Silver and his company, Silver Pictures, have pre-emptively picked up spec script Straight Edge by Rich Wilkes. Wilkes is best known for writing XXX, the anti-James Bond movie that starred Vin Diesel. He also penned Iron Fist for Marvel and wrote a draft of The Dirt, Spyglass’ adaptation of the Motley Crue biography. Silver will produce Edge with shingle president Andrew Rona and Alex Heineman, who was recently promoted to exec vp, production. Edge is an Los
- Borys Kit
Dialogue can make or break a film. However beautifully photographed the picture might be, however stimulating, thought-provoking or thrilling the story is, however captivating the score, if what the characters say is poorly conceived, that movie is operating on a significant handicap. The Roger Moore tenure in the 007 film franchise is indeed often criticized for be being the weakest of all the actors who played the part, but more for its frequent silliness…and the fact that Moore was 57 years old by the time his last outing, A View to a Kill, was made. Say what one will about Moore’s versatility as an actor (although doubters should either re-watch For Your Eyes Only or arguably his best non-Bond film, The Man Who Haunted Himself), the man was among the best in delivering witty, comical lines, often peppered with some sort of sexual innuendo. That alone should qualify for something, »
- Edgar Chaput
Welcome back to our comprehensive compendium of Bond movie titles. Yesterday we saw Captain Eyebrow debut and George Lazenby come and go. Which, to be fair, is what Bond’s famous for. Today we start of with Roger Moore’s third outing as the gentleman spy. Altogether now;
Clang… Clang-alang Alang-alang Alang-alang.
Clang Alang…. Clang-alang-alang…
(1977) dir. Lewis Gilbert
Bond proves that he’s better than women and Russians.
Does It Sound Like A Bond Film: Incontrovertibly. It implies romance and espionage, two aspects we associate most with James Bond.
Does It Get A Song:
Not quite, but ‘Nobody Does It Better’ is (as Tom Yorke said just before covering it with Radiohead) one of the sexiest songs ever. Carly Simon sings of a nameless spy who is such an amazing lover that it makes her feel bad for the rest.
‘Why’d you have to be so good? »
- John Sharp
Chicago – ABC’s hit show “Castle” has always done cool better than hot. What I mean is that the program works because of the smooth dialogue and sexual tension between its two highly underrated leads — Nathan Fillion & Stana Katic. Now that the lead characters have turned their cool flirting into hot sex, can the show survive the switch in tone? I hate to admit it, but the fifth-season premiere, airing tonight on ABC, gives one reason for concern.
Television Rating: 2.5/5.0
After four years of “will they or won’t they,” the writers of “Castle” took the plunge at the end of season four and finally got Richard Castle (Fillion) and Kate Beckett (Katic) in bed together. It came after a flurry of activity related to Beckett’s past and career, including her leaving the NYPD while a violent mystery man (Tahmoh Penikett from “Battlestar Galactica”) threatened to destroy the safety »
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Has Kunal Deshmukh moved out of the Bhatt camp? Is he directing a film for Utv called Triple X? Or is he going ahead with Jannat 3 for the Bhatts again? There's tremendous speculation about what Kunal Deshmukh plans to make next, but the talented director is damn clear about the next step he's ready to take in life. "Yes, I will be directing Jannat 3 for Bhatts, but my immediate project, after Jannat 2, will be produced by Utv. There's a mere verbal commitment with Utv as of now. Also, there's no story in place, nor is the cast locked for the project in question, but, hopefully, we will work out the modalities by next week," Kunal divulges, "I am not leaving the Bhatts. I wanted to try out something else and Utv is giving me that opportunity." What about the cast of this film? Has he zeroed on a few names? »
- Taran Adarsh
New Delhi, May 11: Director Kunal Deshmukh, who has so far wielded the megaphone only for the Vishesh Films, has teamed up with Utv Motion Pictures to direct a sex thriller, which is tentatively titled "Triple X".
"Kunal is a fabulous director with mainstream commercial sensibilities. He proved it earlier with 'Jannat' and now with the sequel. We have been in talks for some time. He's looking at doing a film in the erotic thriller genre. However, the story or the cast is not finalised yet," said Manish Hariprasad, Utv creative head, on the film.
- Abhijeet Sen
To mark the 50th Anniversary of one of the most successful movie franchises of all time and with filming well underway on James Bond’s 23rd official outing in Skyfall due for release later this year, I have been tasked with taking a retrospective look at the films that turned author Ian Fleming’s creation into one of the most recognised and iconic characters in film history.
With James Bond well established as a worldwide phenomenon raking in countless millions at the box-office, the tenth film in the series, The Spy Who Loved Me proved unexpectedly problematic in its journey to the screen and marked the longest gap between films since the series began. Due to personal financial issues Bond producer Harry Saltzman decided to sell his 50% stake in Danjaq S.A., the company he had established with Albert R. Broccoli to produce the Bond series. United Artists, who had »
- Chris Wright
7 items from 2012
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