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By Daniel: I disagree with Horowitz on two points. 1) Idris Elba would be my first choice for Bond. 2) "Street" was a poor word choice.…

James Bond Author Says Idris Elba Is "Too Street" To Play 007, And Bond Is "Weak" In 'Skyfall'

Sep 1st, 2015 2:45pm

By Adam: It's certainly no "D", which conveys awful.

Review: Chris Evans' 'Before We Go' Starring Alice Eve Is Like Dating Someone Who Only Talks About Their Ex

Sep 1st, 2015 2:38pm

By aye: .. To the relief of all India wire readers...

'Mad Max: Fury Road' Is Now A Film Festival Award Winner, Beats Arthouse Faves For Grand Prix At San Sebastian

Sep 1st, 2015 2:21pm

By Cydnee: I don't think it was a harsh review. Yeah, sure, he's likeable but that's not some redeeming quality, especially not in film. The movie wasn'…

Review: Chris Evans' 'Before We Go' Starring Alice Eve Is Like Dating Someone Who Only Talks About Their Ex

Sep 1st, 2015 2:13pm

By lulu: wow @DAVE, that's pretty wild and very interesting, you may have just mined some deep, subconscious, liberal layers there.

Cary Fukunaga Says He "Wasn't Involved" With 'True Detective' Season 2, Explains His Departure From 'It'

Sep 1st, 2015 2:05pm

By InsaneRequest: The moment Mr. Fukanaga left the 'IT' reboot movie my interest went from excited to disapointment.

Cary Fukunaga Says He "Wasn't Involved" With 'True Detective' Season 2, Explains His Departure From 'It'

Sep 1st, 2015 2:04pm

By Manish: Please continue making movies MR Fukunaga. It's rare to see a young director with such a clear vision and idealistic view.

Cary Fukunaga Says He "Wasn't Involved" With 'True Detective' Season 2, Explains His Departure From 'It'

Sep 1st, 2015 1:45pm

By Manish: Bolt statement Dave. What about Jp2?

Cary Fukunaga Says He "Wasn't Involved" With 'True Detective' Season 2, Explains His Departure From 'It'

Sep 1st, 2015 1:37pm

By W. Jones: It is SO BAD when the author writes: "one of them undergoing surgery to become a man". In fact it's the opposite. But Edward Davis…

Watch: Eddie Redmayne Is 'The Danish Girl' In First Trailer For Tom Hooper's Transgender Drama

Sep 1st, 2015 1:36pm

By ROLAND RAT: Skyfall was beautifully shot and had a great theme song, but it was smug, self conscious and poorly structured. The constant winking at the…

James Bond Author Says Idris Elba Is "Too Street" To Play 007, And Bond Is "Weak" In 'Skyfall'

Sep 1st, 2015 1:31pm

By Big Sneezy: Does he get paid cash upfront for the executive producer credit, or is that part of the residuals formula? I'm curious about the specifics of…

Cary Fukunaga Says He "Wasn't Involved" With 'True Detective' Season 2, Explains His Departure From 'It'

Sep 1st, 2015 1:26pm

By Dave: Fukunaga's filmography is interesting. As a biracial person, half white half Asian, he has chosen films that portray Latinos and Blacks as…

Cary Fukunaga Says He "Wasn't Involved" With 'True Detective' Season 2, Explains His Departure From 'It'

Sep 1st, 2015 1:21pm

By lulu: oh no, it's been Tom Hoppered. He's turned a queer story into a straight bore. Guess maybe that means better business but a risk may have…

Watch: Eddie Redmayne Is 'The Danish Girl' In First Trailer For Tom Hooper's Transgender Drama

Sep 1st, 2015 1:16pm

By Dave: Seems worth seeing just for the imagery. The trailer doesn't really give us much on what Kurtzel's angle on the play is though, besides just…

Something Awesome This Way Comes: Watch The New Trailer For 'Macbeth' Starring Michael Fassbender & Marion Cotillard

Sep 1st, 2015 1:15pm

By Dave: I'm just glad Sam Mendes is back in England and not making trite, condescending films about America.

James Bond Author Says Idris Elba Is "Too Street" To Play 007, And Bond Is "Weak" In 'Skyfall'

Sep 1st, 2015 1:08pm

By Honest Joe: hasn't Fuller already moved on to American Gods? i found the finale quite fitting. Will finally turned to the dark side. plus the Bedelia…

Bryan Fuller Says Financing Being Sought For 'Hannibal' Feature Film, Teases Where Story Could Go Next

Sep 1st, 2015 1:01pm

By Thesaurusrs: Is this representative of the quality of the dialogue? Because some of these lines are laughable.

Watch: Eddie Redmayne Is 'The Danish Girl' In First Trailer For Tom Hooper's Transgender Drama

Sep 1st, 2015 12:39pm

By simon: Me neither, I love Dennis Hopper, may he rest in peace.

Watch: Eddie Redmayne Is 'The Danish Girl' In First Trailer For Tom Hooper's Transgender Drama

Sep 1st, 2015 12:31pm

By benorob: PLEASE fight!!!! there will be ways, and you are known for finding ways, far away from everything people expected....be provocativ and brave,…

Bryan Fuller Says Financing Being Sought For 'Hannibal' Feature Film, Teases Where Story Could Go Next

Sep 1st, 2015 12:09pm

By Veryprivate Person: Idris Elba is hot. Adrian Lester is not so much.

James Bond Author Says Idris Elba Is "Too Street" To Play 007, And Bond Is "Weak" In 'Skyfall'

Sep 1st, 2015 12:06pm