Casino Royale Review – The Believable Bond

The new James Bond film, Casino Royale, staring Daniel Craig, is by far the best James Bond film ever made. The best? Not necessarily in terms of special effects, spectacular climax scenes at the end of the film, or even action segments. It is the best, as it’s most believable, both in terms of the character himself, and the story.

Guide to Battlestar Galactica

Whether you’ve recently started watching or are just curious about Battlestar Galactica, this guide will fill you in on some of the most important characters on the show. So what are you waiting for?

The Cannes Film Festival – le Festival International du Film de Cannes

The festival is held every May, it is an opportunity for directors from all over the world to show their work. If you are in the area at that time you can really have a great day and night watching the rich and famous or those seeking fame.You can even see movies on the beach

Is American Idol a Success, or a Failure

Seems like an easy question to answer, at first. American Idol is without doubt one of the most popular television programs in history, achieving ratings that are intimidating

How to Save Money at the Movies

Have you ever wondered to yourself, “How can a night at the movies be so expensive?” Think about it…a family of four, 2 adults 2 children, pay $26 for tickets, $8.00 for a large popcorn, $4.00 for a soda, $3.50 for that candy bar…save here

Borat Movie Outrages Kazakhstan

While viewers of the new Borat movie are laughing hysterically worldwide there is one country that is certainly not finding the humor. The country of Kazakhstan is outraged and wants somebody to do something. In fact, when President Bush met with the country’s leader to discuss oil Kazakhstan seemed much more concerned about the Borat movie than anything else.

An Iranian Foreign Film Fails To Promote Real Understanding

Children of Heaven is an Iranian movie with subtitles about a boy who accidentally loses his sister’s worn out shoes after being sent to get them repaired, and must share his own worn out sneakers with her in a sort of relay while each attends school at different times during the day. Children of Heaven has some touching moments, as you might imagine, and the film is worth a look, but brace yourself for an unsettling ending. If it were not for this terrible ending, I would rate this film higher, but I am not about to reward poor story telling.

Television and the Net – Growing Together, Not Apart

Everyone takes their passion and free time to the Internet these days, and television fans are no exception. It’s not just for the fans, either. Savvy studios and stars recognize the power of the Internet to build a loyal following, creating a feedback loop of popularity, instead of drawing fans away.

Two Award-Winning Films That Are Pretty Average

Antonia’s Line won the 1995 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, but its postscript fails to reveal a dark side that Hollywood typically ignores, making it an average film at best. The Aviator earns 11 Oscar nominations and wins five, including Cate Blanchett’s portrayal as Katharine Hepburn, but was simply too negative and too graphic in its presentation to become a great film.

Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny – A Review

It’s tempting to just say this film is a great pick for Jack Black and Tenacious D fans and leave it at that. But “Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny” is so much more. It’s an hour and a half of creative special effects, fantasy and dream sequences, hard-rocking music, pop culture references, low-brow humor, guest appearances, and extreme close-ups combined to reveal the origin of the band Tenacious D.

The Vulcan And The Redhead – How Lucy Became the Power Behind Starfleet

40 Years of “Star Trek” celebrated in Hollywood on November 14. Pop quiz. What do Lucille Ball, an ex-cop and a certain pointy-eared, green skinned alien have in common? Believe it or not, the cop and the Vulcan both worked for the redheaded comic icon during the early days of “Star Trek.” Writer/producer Gene Roddenberry’s military drama, “The Lieutenant,” caught the attention of senior executives at Desilu Productions, the production company owned by Lucille Ball. By the early 1960’s, Desilu was one of the most successful production companies in television and looking to expand and Gene Roddenberry was one of the writer/producers recruited by the studio.

Star Trek Celebration In Hollywood Salutes The Women Of Trek November 14

We were told that Star Trek would let us “boldly go where no man has gone before.” But there were women who went into the unknown, too. These are the women who traipsed among the stars.