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James Bond
"...James BondGoldfinger, Thunderball, Goldeneye, For Your Eyes Only, License to..."

Dec. 10, 1999 Screens Feature by Marcel Meyer

SXSW Film Review: Becoming Bond
The secret life of the forgotten James Bond
"...George Lazenby had no business replacing Sean Connery as James Bond, but he did and quickly hit the career..."

March 12, 2017 SXSW Post by Joe O'Connell

James Devery: In Memoriam
Theatre artists gather to celebrate a dear friend's life
"...theatre aren't the ones onstage. So it was with James Devery, a hairstylist by profession but by nature one..."

April 13, 2012 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Becoming Bond
The secret life of the forgotten James Bond

March 17, 2017 Screens Feature by Joe O'Connell

Housing Authority Won't Use Affordable-Housing Bond Money
HACA chooses to keep independent of city's $55 million in affordable housing bonds on November ballot
"...The city's $55 million in affordable-housing bonds on the ballot in November has a lengthy list..."

Oct. 6, 2006 News Feature by Kimberly Reeves

Yogurt Shop Defendants Ask for Bond
Judge Lynch seems to have changed his tune about whether mounting evidence might be enough to allow Springsteen and Scott out of jail on bond
"...argue that they should be released from custody on bond while the state works toward retrying them for the..."

Jan. 12, 2009 News Post by Jordan Smith

Former Firefighter Out on Bond
James Baker facing charges of invasive video recording
"...Former Austin firefighter James Baker is out on bond and facing charges of..."

Nov. 24, 2017 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Laura Hall Out on Bond
Hall is out of jail after serving only a fraction of her sentence for her role in covering up Jennifer Cave's murder
"...that the state failed to tell Hall's attorney, Joe James Sawyer, important information about former Austin cabbie Doug Conley,..."

Feb. 27, 2009 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Quantum of Solace
It's grim, dark, and relentlessly violent – James Bond as Terminator rather than Templar – but it delivers the goods in bloody high style.
"...With the Golden Gun DVDs to the dustbin of Bond history. The blame, to be sure, falls squarely on..."

Nov. 14, 2008 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Seraphim Falls
A morality play without the morality, Seraphim Falls demands its protagonists (Pierce Brosnan, Liam Neeson, Anjelica Huston) resign themselves to their loneliness and brutality.
"...Anjelica Huston, Robert Baker, Michael Wincott, Xander Berkeley and James Jordan. For seven years, during his tenure as James..."

Jan. 26, 2007 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

The Matador
A curious, postmodern sort of buddy comedy, The Matador is like Death of a Salesman if Willy Loman had been a contract killer.
"...comic pairing of the ageless Kinnear and aging former James Bond Brosnan is an inspired travelogue through the land..."

Jan. 27, 2006 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The World Is Not Enough
"...Directed by: Michael Apted. Starring: John Cleese, Samantha Bond, Desmond Llewelyn, Robbie Coltrane, Judi Dench, Denise Richards, Robert..."

Nov. 26, 1999 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Johnny English Reborn
Rowan Atkinson brings his particular brand of physical comedy to this James Bond spy spoof.
"...been clamoring for a sequel to Rowan Atkinson’s 2003 James Bond spoof Johnny English, but this is another one..."

Oct. 21, 2011 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore
Voices are given to the live-action animal performers who romp through this four-footed James Bond spoof.
"...Cats & Dogs riffs and lifts heavily from the James Bond oeuvre, but with, you know, cats and dogs...."

July 30, 2010 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Simon Sez
"...stuff, with a few stylistic borrowings from Sean Connery-era James Bond flicks -- most notably the appearance of Swedish..."

Oct. 1, 1999 Movie Review by Russell Smith

Kingsman: The Secret Service
This comic-book riff on James Bond films finds fun amid the ultraviolence.
"...A broad takeoff on the James Bond films of yore, Kingsman: The Secret Service gets..."

Feb. 13, 2015 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Bourne Identity
"...the bewildered smart-guy character of Good Will Hunting with James Bond-ian high adventure, and the result is a cheerfully..."

June 14, 2002 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Angus
"...a pint-sized Howdy Doody look-alike with an affinity for James Bond. In short, Angus Bethune is one humongous square..."

Sept. 22, 1995 Movie Review by Hollis Chacona

xXx: Return of Xander Cage
Vin Diesel returns to kickstart this action series
"...operative Xander Cage is the millennial generation’s answer to James Bond. Trading in 007’s classic tuxedo and dry martini..."

Jan. 27, 2017 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Spy
The Paul Feig/Melissa McCarthy comedy onslaught continues with a Bond parody
"...everything in its path with this femme-centric parody of James Bond and Mission: Impossible-like hijinks. McCarthy gets top billing..."

June 5, 2015 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Cars 2
This Pixar sequel pops on the screen, but the story line is stuck in neutral.
"...McMissile (McCaine), a debonair spy in the mold of James Bond (were he actually an Aston Martin and not..."

June 24, 2011 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Transporter 3
Jason Statham returns for the third venture in this action series, which is surprisingly better than you might expect.
"...Atrakchi. Statham has become something of a poor man's James Bond via this international action smorgasbord franchise, and frankly,..."

Nov. 28, 2008 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Infamous
It's another Truman Capote picture about how the author wrote In Cold Blood – and it stands solidly on its own merits.
"...incarcerated murderer Perry Smith (played by Craig, the next James Bond), as well as implications that further sexual contact..."

Oct. 13, 2006 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Sahara
Based on the popular Clive Cussler book, Sahara may be asinine, but it’s also goofy, good fun.
"...percussion legend McConaughey as Dirk Pitt, the novelist’s Yankified James Bond-lite, a strapping, bronzed American archeologist who works for..."

April 8, 2005 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

King Arthur
In this cinematic retelling Arthur and his men are trained to be a warrior SWAT team for the Roman Empire.
"...pages of the script. Owen is too classy, too James Bond-handsome to realistically portray the not-yet-King Arthur; I for..."

July 9, 2004 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Transporter
"...in a getaway car so tricked out it makes James Bond's Astons look like Polish taxicabs. His backstory literally..."

Oct. 11, 2002 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Pootie Tang
This is a nutty story about the life of the fictional ghetto hero Pootie Tang, whose struggles against corporate America after selling out become the stuff of legend.
"...compared to Pootie), is a flash-dressing ghetto superstar, part James Bond, part Superfly, and general upstanding citizen. The bare-chested..."

July 6, 2001 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Lara Croft: Tomb Raider
"...Lara Croft, a British-born, gun-toting heroine in the Indiana Jones-meets-James Bond mold. The Croft character has risen to unparalleled..."

June 15, 2001 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Jackie Chan's First Strike
"...incarnated Tex Avery cartoon figure. The plot, a half-assed James Bond satire/homage revolving around (but of course) a stolen..."

Jan. 17, 1997 Movie Review by Russell Smith

From Beijing With Love
"...Stephen Chaiu. Starring: Stephen Chaiu and Anitia Yuen. The James Bond 007 superspy genre is gleefully ripped to shreds..."

Jan. 27, 1995 Movie Review by Joey O'Bryan

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