Posts Tagged ‘spy’

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit

by Joe Donohueon June 10, 2014
Kenneth Branagh and company take a swing at Tom Clancy's famous CIA analyst, Jack Ryan, with rather lackluster results.

You Only Live Twenty-Thrice: “Quantum of Solace”

by Nick Rogerson November 2, 2012
Often to the detriment of what makes Bond Bond, "Quantum" doesn't slow down for much. But when it does, it does so for the right reasons.

You Only Live Twenty-Thrice: “Casino Royale” (2006)

by Nick Rogerson October 26, 2012
By the end of this grand, bold reinvention, we know the soul, the complexity and the exciting potential in Craig’s characterization of Bond going forward.

You Only Live Twenty-Thrice: “You Only Live Twice”

by Nick Rogerson July 6, 2012
After the turgid "Thunderball," this stunner rights Bond's ship with imaginative action, impeccable design and flourishes that bury the needle on coolness.

You Only Live Twenty-Thrice: “Dr. No”

by Nick Rogerson June 8, 2012
Nick's weekly look back at the James Bond series begins with "Dr. No," comparatively low-key to subsequent films but a fascinating look at Bond before "Bond."

This Means War

by Nick Rogerson February 17, 2012
Guns fire. Cars careen. Paintballs hit crotches. Reese Witherspoon bugs her eyes. Chris Pine acts like an ass. Tom Hardy looks disinterested. Repeat. Vomit.


by Nick Rogerson January 21, 2012
An electrifying, sensually charged film of hand-to-hand combat that benefits from the scintillating presence of MMA fighter Gina Carano in her natural element.

The Hour

by Austin Lugaron September 28, 2011
A blending of "Broadcast News," "Three Days of the Condor" and "Mad Men" makes for one of the most fun new TV shows.

Norwegian Ninja

by Patrick Mitchellon August 28, 2011
Humor is seemingly lost in translation in this Norwegian espionage comedy.

And the Nominees Were — 1940

by Austin Lugaron August 18, 2011
The guys watch some great Hitchcock films and a few melodramatic duds.