James Bond

James Bond almost had a wildly different first name

007’s iconic name was almost completely different, a new book claims. According to “Ian Fleming: The Complete Man,” MI6 superspy James Bond was nearly called Rodney. That surprising revelation, first reported by The Times of London, was discovered in author Ian Fleming’s old papers that the book’s writer Nicholas Shakespeare was given access to.  Rodney…

‘Sly’ Review: A Profile of Sylvester Stallone’s Rocky Road of a Career Is Headier Than You Expect

For decades, as I’ve watched Sylvester Stallone on talk shows or caught bits and pieces of promotional interviews with him, my impression, without pondering it much, has been […]

‘Nyad’ Review: Annette Bening and Jodie Foster Make a Terrific Team in Marathon Swim Movie

The loftier and more dangerous the goal, the finer the line that separates the Guinness Book of World Records from the Darwin Awards. At a certain point, surviving […]

Amazon MGM Studios Names Peter Oillataguerre Head of Feature Film Production

Veteran executive Peter Oillataguerre is returning to Amazon MGM Studios in the newly created role of head of feature film production. Studio chief Jennifer Salke announced Oillataguerre’s hiring […]

Christopher Lee Documentary ‘Life and Deaths’ Notches Pre-Sales – Global Bulletin

Abacus Media Rights has pre-sold the feature documentary “The Life and Deaths of Christopher Lee,” to Sky Arts, SBS Television Australia; to NonStop Entertainment for Scandinavia, Iceland and the Baltics and […]

‘1917’ Producer Jayne-Ann Tenggren to Tackle World War II Epic as Follow-Up (EXCLUSIVE)

Four years after tackling the Oscar-winning World War I drama “1917,” producer Jayne-Ann Tenggren is mounting the World War II epic “Enemy of My Enemy.” Powder Hound Pictures […]