James Bond deals with some old ghosts in 'Spectre'

Dec 3, 2015

James Bond deals with some old ghosts in 'Spectre'

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It has been a long time since the world of "Bond, James Bond" has included global gang of evil-doers SPECTRE (Special Executive for Counter-intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion) — an organization that, early on, produced so many formidable foes. Its last appearance was in 1971's ...

It's time for us to get to know a 'Bondo-san'

Dec 3, 2015

It's time for us to get to know a 'Bondo-san'

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With industry speculation about the latest 007 vehicle, "Spectre," being the last round for Daniel Craig, it's a good time to rethink the whole James Bond persona. Does he have to be white? Does he have to wear those bespoke suits? Does he really ...

Sep 5, 2013

'The Wolverine' draws from other Hollywood hits set in Japan

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Director James Mangold has claimed Japanese film influences on his Marvel comic adaptation "The Wolverine," including Akira Kurosawa's 1957 film "Kumonosu-jo (The Throne of Blood)." But the film, in which Hugh Jackman's immortal Wolverine character comes to Japan, falls in love with a local ...