| Oct 29, 2012
***1/2 (out of four)
Though not a reference to Chicken Little, “Skyfall” (opening Nov. 9) does carry a thunderclap of impending doom: A modern threat has emerged, and the old guard that is MI6 may not be up to the task. (Think “...
| Oct 30, 2012
| 10:13 PM
5:30 - 9 a.m. Jonathon Brandmeier9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Mike McConnell
11:05 a.m. Are you getting ready for retirement? You might not have saved as much as you need. Mike McConnell’s guest will spell out why.
12 - 3 p.m. John Williams
| Jun 28, 2012
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...
| Nov 20, 2012
| 10:39 AM
WASHINGTON - Do you have what it takes to be James Bond?
You can test yourself at the new exhibit "Exquisitely Evil: 50 years of Bond Villains," which just opened at the International Spy Museum. It runs through 2014.
The character of James Bond was...
| Nov 8, 2012
| 5:47 PM
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...
| Nov 9, 2012
| 3:23 PM
If the characters in Ian Fleming's novels aged in real time, James Bond would be in his early 90s by now — probably a bit too long in the tooth to take the abuse meted out to him in “Skyfall,” the 23rd “official” Bond film (&...
| Nov 11, 2012
On the big screen, a hero's mettle is established by showing how much punishment the star can withstand and how daunting the obstacles are while ultimately getting the job done.
Early in the latest James Bond movie, "Skyfall," an assassin seeks to escape...
| Nov 16, 2012
| 10:03 AM
In William Shakespeare's "Othello," an important general finds himself the victim of a little scheme, concocted by a disgruntled subordinate, to bring him down by making him jealous. It's a tawdry, less-than-credible bit of business involving a...
| May 27, 2011
| 4:22 PM
All this talk last week about the Rapture reminded me that I may be the only person in the Lehigh Valley who read the entire series of Left Behind novels, which dealt with precisely this topic. Any others out there?......
| Nov 3, 2011
| 4:39 PM
Another one of those anti-climactic press conferences today, confirming that the latest, the 23rd James Bond film in the franchise, will be titled “Skyfall,” as had been rumored for some weeks. None of the titles have much connection to Ian...
| Jan 6, 2011
| 8:29 AM
Heroes usually deflect praise, saying they're just ordinary folks thrust into extraordinary circumstances.
When firefighters storm into blazing buildings, soldiers hurl themselves on live grenades and commuters pull strangers from hurtling trains, that's...