Spectre is Way Too Ridiculous A Movie To Take Itself So Seriously

James Bond movies are generally ridiculous, although they run the gamut from Casino Royale to Moonraker. Spectre, the new one that’s out today, is definitely one of the more ridiculous of the bunch—but holds itself with a kind of overly grim dignity, like a teenage executioner. The good news? The action sequences are… »11/06/15 11:00am11/06/15 11:00am


The 5 Best And 5 Worst "I Wanted to Get Caught" Villain Schemes

Villains sure do like to be captured on purpose, don't they? We've seen it again and again as a trope, but it's not always a bad thing. Sometimes, it does show just how brilliant our bad guy is. And sometimes, it shows just how stupid our heroes are. Here are the best — and worst — times a villain got sent to the… »2/05/15 1:08pm2/05/15 1:08pm

20 Screenwriting Tricks And Tropes We Never Need To See Again

Pop culture is a never-ending source of wonder and amazement. We're seeing some really top-notch, innovative writing across every medium right now. But there's also a lot of tired, warmed-over stuff, that feels copy-pasted from script to script. Here are 20 screenwriting moves we'd be happy never to see again. »7/16/14 1:00pm7/16/14 1:00pm

Watch James Bond's new title sequence from Skyfall right now!

Daniel Kleinman is back and making beautiful Bond intros again! Kleinman, who made almost every Bond title sequence for years (about six films total) was cruelly passed over on Quantum of Solace. But he's returned to make beautiful title art for Skyfall. Don't get us wrong, we love MK12's QOS intro, but it was a… »11/14/12 6:20pm11/14/12 6:20pm

Steampunk Spy-Fi: Real-life gadgets perfect for a Victorian Era James Bond

What if the majesty of On Her Majesty's Secret Service was Queen Victoria? We might not have had the same type of Cold War gadgetry that made Ian Fleming's novels and the James Bond films, but the 19th century had its own brand of wonderful toys. Here are a handful of gadgets and tools the steampunk spy might want to… »11/10/12 2:00pm11/10/12 2:00pm

Could J.K. Simmons play J. Jonah Jameson in Amazing Spider-Man 2? Plus One Director Who's Definitely Not Doing Star Wars!

Mark Hamill talks some more about Star Wars: Episode VII — which one major director says he's definitely not doing. A new Oz: The Great and Powerful poster shows off the flying monkey action. Alex Proyas' Amped may be starring Thor and Catwoman. Check out two new clips of David Tennant's droid character from Star… »11/09/12 9:00am11/09/12 9:00am

Director Sam Mendes explains how Casino Royale saved James Bond

On the 50th anniversary of the James Bond films, director Sam Mendes strives to make Bond brand new again — and his new movie, Skyfall, is so self-aware that the clash between old and new is at the center of it. Can an old-school agent like James Bond still exist in today's world? What's the point of a Cold War secret… »11/07/12 3:02pm11/07/12 3:02pm