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April 11, 2012 | By Emily Van Zandt
Just before I graduated college, my roommate insisted we throw a James Bond-themed party. It was her boyfriend's birthday. She thought her boyfriend looked like Daniel Craig. During the course of the night, I settled into the in-no-way-legal bartending gig in the kitchen that had been making me money at parties for months. Only this time, there were martinis involved - shaken, not stirred. They were about as well-balanced as you'd expect a college house party drink to be, but that wasn't the point.
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January 27, 2014 | By Curt Wagner, @ShowPatrol and RedEye
Fans of the James Bond movies could make a drinking game out of watching BBC America's "Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond" ( 8 p.m. Jan. 29, BBC America; 2.5 stars out of 4 ). The handsome four-episode miniseries about Bond author Ian Fleming offers more Easter eggs from the film franchise than women Bond has bedded. Within the first 30 minutes, director Mat Whitecross cuts from Fleming's tropical villa ("Goldeneye" and "Thunderball" - drink and drink!) to a mountain ski chalet ("On Her Majesty's Secret Service" - drink!
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November 8, 2012 | By Miki Turner and For RedEye
For 50 years, James Bond has used his license to kill and the coolest of gadgets to dispatch countless villains and, in the end, get the ubiquitous Bond girl. In "Skyfall," Daniel Craig returns for the third time as the British intelligence operative in the 23rd official Bond adventure--one the actor and his director, Sam Mendes, consider an homage to past Bond films and to the books by Ian Fleming. "We always go back to Fleming when we just sit and discuss," Craig said during a press conference at the Crosby Hotel in New York.
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August 8, 2013 | By Julia Borcherts @Julia Borcherts and For RedEye
EAT Chicago Hot Dog Fest Chicago History Museum Uihlein Plaza 1601 N. Clark St. 312-642-4600 Celebrate the dog days of summer at this inaugural fest where you can sample eight varieties of mini-dogs such as Hawaiian, Cheesy Coney, California Club and - you guessed it - Chicago-style for $2 each with live blues music, a cash bar and more. Arrive early - the first 100 attendees get eight free $1 food tickets - and stick around after for free museum admission (2:30-4:30 p.m.)
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June 28, 2012 | Elliott Serrano, for Redeye
Raymond Benson is no stranger to writing action heroes. As the author of several James Bond thrillers, he's written high-octane adventures for one of the most iconic characters in books and movies. After concluding his run with 007 in the anthology "Choice of Weapons," he moved on to create his own heroine, a mysterious woman named "The Black Stiletto. " Taking place in the 1950's, "The Black Stiletto" is a pulp-noir-adventure along the lines of "The Shadow" or "The Spider" , but featuring a femme fatale who could hold her own...
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November 8, 2012 | By Miki Turner and For RedEye
Auric Goldfinger, Rosa Klebb, Dr. Julius No, Jaws... Add Raoul Silva to any list of memorable Bond movie villains. Javier Bardem's murderous, vengeance-seeking cyberterrorist in "Skyfall," opening Friday, isn't out to destroy the world; he wants to unleash a world of hurt on 007's boss at MI6, M (Judi Dench), with whom he has a complicated history. The demented hacker with platinum blond hair and rotting teeth doesn't appear until almost an hour into the movie, but his buzz-worthy, homoerotic interrogation of Daniel Craig's superspy will have audience members...
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November 15, 2012 | Stephen Markley
First of all, let me say: Love the new James Bond movie, “Skyfall.” Love D-Craig as a bitter, narcissistic, outdated, substance-abusing Bond. Love Bardem as the villain. Love the babes, especially some woman named Berenice Marlohe who I'm going to leave the future Mrs. Markley for. Love stuff blowing up. And let's face it, the only measure of a good Bond movie is a pretty simple equation of babes + villain x car chases. Who cares what it's about? Nevertheless, in watching “Skyfall” I kept getting this weird feeling that I'd seen almost every...
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October 4, 2012 | Ernest Wilkins, @ErnestWilkins
**** (out of 4) What do you think of when you hear the name James Bond? Gun battles? Martinis? Promiscuous sex with women from Eastern European nations? Well, yeah. But if you're like me, you associate the character with the opening credits. There's silouhettes of pretty women, fast cars, and always a theme tailored to the film. Recently, the Bond films have suffered from attempts to modernize the theme song even as the franchise has found new life with Daniel Craig in 007's shoes (and suits)
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November 8, 2012 | By Nikki Lynette, @nikkilynette and For RedEye
James Bond is a character who has been played by six different actors in 23 films. That's heavy. What's even heavier is the fact that Adele's theme song for the new "Skyfall" movie has four times as many YouTube views as the movie's official trailer. Music supervisors go out of their way to find cool songs to complement what viewers see on the screen. Personally, I get a ton of exposure from having my music featured in TV shows and movies, and it rocks. It rocks very much. When it comes to movies and TV, what you hear is equally as important as what you see on...
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December 12, 2011 | By Matt Pais and RedEye movie critic
If you've seen Gary Oldman play Sid Vicious (“Sid and Nancy”), Lee Harvey Oswald (“JFK”) or Dracula (“Dracula”), you know Gary can be scary. In fact, “Scary Gary” was reportedly his on-set nickname during “Air Force One,” in which he played a terrorist. So it's quite the reality check to watch and listen as the 53-year-old, soft-spoken Englishman talks about eating Gary's popcorn (not Garrett's, I asked) and watching “The Sound of Music” in Grant Park while in Chicago...
NEWS
November 15, 2012 | Stephen Markley
First of all, let me say: Love the new James Bond movie, “Skyfall.” Love D-Craig as a bitter, narcissistic, outdated, substance-abusing Bond. Love Bardem as the villain. Love the babes, especially some woman named Berenice Marlohe who I'm going to leave the future Mrs. Markley for. Love stuff blowing up. And let's face it, the only measure of a good Bond movie is a pretty simple equation of babes + villain x car chases. Who cares what it's about? Nevertheless, in watching “Skyfall” I kept getting this weird feeling that I'd seen almost every component of it in several other...
NEWS
November 8, 2012 | By Nikki Lynette, @nikkilynette and For RedEye
James Bond is a character who has been played by six different actors in 23 films. That's heavy. What's even heavier is the fact that Adele's theme song for the new "Skyfall" movie has four times as many YouTube views as the movie's official trailer. Music supervisors go out of their way to find cool songs to complement what viewers see on the screen. Personally, I get a ton of exposure from having my music featured in TV shows and movies, and it rocks. It rocks very much. When it comes to movies and TV, what you hear is equally as important as what you see on the screen.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 8, 2012 | By Miki Turner and For RedEye
For 50 years, James Bond has used his license to kill and the coolest of gadgets to dispatch countless villains and, in the end, get the ubiquitous Bond girl. In "Skyfall," Daniel Craig returns for the third time as the British intelligence operative in the 23rd official Bond adventure--one the actor and his director, Sam Mendes, consider an homage to past Bond films and to the books by Ian Fleming. "We always go back to Fleming when we just sit and discuss," Craig said during a press conference at the Crosby Hotel in New York.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 8, 2012 | By Miki Turner and For RedEye
Auric Goldfinger, Rosa Klebb, Dr. Julius No, Jaws... Add Raoul Silva to any list of memorable Bond movie villains. Javier Bardem's murderous, vengeance-seeking cyberterrorist in "Skyfall," opening Friday, isn't out to destroy the world; he wants to unleash a world of hurt on 007's boss at MI6, M (Judi Dench), with whom he has a complicated history. The demented hacker with platinum blond hair and rotting teeth doesn't appear until almost an hour into the movie, but his buzz-worthy, homoerotic interrogation of Daniel Craig's superspy will have audience...
ENTERTAINMENT
October 4, 2012 | Ernest Wilkins, @ErnestWilkins
**** (out of 4) What do you think of when you hear the name James Bond? Gun battles? Martinis? Promiscuous sex with women from Eastern European nations? Well, yeah. But if you're like me, you associate the character with the opening credits. There's silouhettes of pretty women, fast cars, and always a theme tailored to the film. Recently, the Bond films have suffered from attempts to modernize the theme song even as the franchise has found new life with Daniel Craig in 007's shoes (and suits)
ENTERTAINMENT
June 28, 2012 | Elliott Serrano, for Redeye
Raymond Benson is no stranger to writing action heroes. As the author of several James Bond thrillers, he's written high-octane adventures for one of the most iconic characters in books and movies. After concluding his run with 007 in the anthology "Choice of Weapons," he moved on to create his own heroine, a mysterious woman named "The Black Stiletto. " Taking place in the 1950's, "The Black Stiletto" is a pulp-noir-adventure along the lines of "The Shadow" or "The Spider" , but featuring...
ENTERTAINMENT
January 27, 2014 | By Curt Wagner, @ShowPatrol and RedEye
Fans of the James Bond movies could make a drinking game out of watching BBC America's "Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond" ( 8 p.m. Jan. 29, BBC America; 2.5 stars out of 4 ). The handsome four-episode miniseries about Bond author Ian Fleming offers more Easter eggs from the film franchise than women Bond has bedded. Within the first 30 minutes, director Mat Whitecross cuts from Fleming's tropical villa ("Goldeneye" and "Thunderball" - drink and drink!) to a mountain ski chalet ("On Her Majesty's Secret Service" - drink!
ENTERTAINMENT
August 8, 2013 | By Julia Borcherts @Julia Borcherts and For RedEye
EAT Chicago Hot Dog Fest Chicago History Museum Uihlein Plaza 1601 N. Clark St. 312-642-4600 Celebrate the dog days of summer at this inaugural fest where you can sample eight varieties of mini-dogs such as Hawaiian, Cheesy Coney, California Club and - you guessed it - Chicago-style for $2 each with live blues music, a cash bar and more. Arrive early - the first 100 attendees get eight free $1 food tickets - and stick around after for free museum admission (2:30-4:30 p.m.)
ENTERTAINMENT
April 11, 2012 | By Emily Van Zandt
Just before I graduated college, my roommate insisted we throw a James Bond-themed party. It was her boyfriend's birthday. She thought her boyfriend looked like Daniel Craig. During the course of the night, I settled into the in-no-way-legal bartending gig in the kitchen that had been making me money at parties for months. Only this time, there were martinis involved - shaken, not stirred. They were about as well-balanced as you'd expect a college house party drink to be, but that wasn't the point.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 12, 2011 | By Matt Pais and RedEye movie critic
If you've seen Gary Oldman play Sid Vicious (“Sid and Nancy”), Lee Harvey Oswald (“JFK”) or Dracula (“Dracula”), you know Gary can be scary. In fact, “Scary Gary” was reportedly his on-set nickname during “Air Force One,” in which he played a terrorist. So it's quite the reality check to watch and listen as the 53-year-old, soft-spoken Englishman talks about eating Gary's popcorn (not Garrett's, I asked) and watching “The Sound of Music” in Grant Park while in Chicago to film “The Dark Knight.” The...
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