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No Escape

"No Escape" is a clumsy but effective thriller that treats its Asian antagonists as faceless, disposable bogeymen.
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The November Man

"The November Man," like other examples of the Geezer Spy genre, is an exercise in aging Baby Boomer escapist fantasy.

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The November Man

Pierce Brosnan is the latest older actor to tackle the Geezer Spy genre. Though he has a creased, commanding presence, the story is scattershot.

You Only Live Twenty-Thrice: Unofficial Bonds and Official Rankings

Nick's weekly recap of the Bond films ends with the unofficial 007 movies and rankings of Bond's official lovers, villains, songs and movies, including Skyfall.


The Bond Legacy

Nick Rogers, Joe Shearer and Christopher Lloyd discuss the James Bond cinematic legacy as "Skyfall" lands in theaters.

You Only Live Twenty-Thrice: “Die Another Day”

A rocket ride that tests the threshold of craziness and coherence, emerges a top-10 Bond and is the likely swan song of gadget-driven, gee-whiz, what-if 007s.


You Only Live Twenty-Thrice: “The World is Not Enough”

With a bait-and-switch on a badass villain, an obvious central twist and whatever it is that Denise Richards is doing, this is the second-worst Bond film ever.

You Only Live Twenty-Thrice: “Tomorrow Never Dies”

In his continuing retrospective of all the official James Bond films, Nick Rogers looks into the future with "Tomorrow Never Dies."


You Only Live Twenty-Thrice: “GoldenEye”

Whither James Bond after a six-year hiatus? Back, with far more authority and accomplishment than expected to assert his value in the new world order.
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Expectations for Skyfall

It's been 50 years since the first Bond film was released. What's in store for the franchise in number 23?


Coming to DVD and Blu-ray Jan. 3

Ring in the New Year with Kate Winslet and Matt Damon in "Contagion" and Sarah Jessica Parker in "I Don't Know How She Does It" on DVD and Blu-ray this week.

Coming to DVD August 3rd

Comic book somewhat-superheroes fight crime in "Kick-Ass," Ewan McGregor stumbles upon political secrets in "The Ghost Writer" and Christina Ricci discovers the "After.Life" on DVD this week.


Heroes of the Zeroes: The Matador

"The Matador" — a snappy mix of sass and sentiment with Pierce Brosnan's best performance — continues Nick Rogers' look back at the 365 best films of 2000-2009.
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Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief

Greek Mythology 101 goes to high school in a mostly successful book adaptation.