Every knowledgeable American literature student knows Herman Melville's epic, iconoclastic 1851 novel "Moby Dick." Director Ron Howard aims to enlighten readers regarding one momentous contribution to Melville's inspiration, the tragic fate of the Essex, a whaling ship out of Nantucket destroyed in 1820 by an 80-ton sperm whale. Melville seeks a dramatic story and finds it, the movie not quite.
Bond, James Bond. Craig, Daniel Craig. And Christoph Waltz as Franz Oberhauser, Bond's nemesis and the mastermind behind the current battle for world dominance in "Spectre," code name for an all-encompassing surveillance network. All this adds up to two and a half hours of high caliber, riotous action in the 24th in the Bond franchise. Need I say more?
Bond, James Bond is celebrating 50 years and now, in the embodiment of the able Daniel Craig, Agent 007 has lost none of his cool panache and the film none of its entertaining appeal. The latest Bond escapade “Skyfall” focuses more on M and revenge by a betrayed agent.