Articles tagged with: spies
Characters by: Ian Fleming
Written by: Neal Purvis & Robert Wade, John Logan
Directed by: Sam Mendes
Starring: Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem, Judi Dench
US Release Date: Thursday, November 7, 2012
In Short: A ridiculously and wildly enjoyable thrill ride.
Recommended: Yes, yes, yes!
SÉVÉRINE: What do you know about fear?
BOND: All there is.
SÉVÉRINE: Not like this. Not like him.
While 2006’s Casino Royale was a reboot in a direction I never thought the James Bond franchise was capable of, 2008’s Quantum of Solace (or as I lovingly refer to it, Quantum of Bullshit) nearly put 007 …
Written by: Mike Myers
Directed by: Jay Roach
Starring: Michael Myers, Elizabeth Hurley, Robert Wagner, Seth Green, Mimi Rogers
Movie Marathon: Parodies
In Short: The real, original man of mystery and his fight against the evil Dr. Evil.
DR. EVIL: I’m going to place him in an easily escapable situation involving an overly elaborate and exotic death.
In the 1960’s an amazing spy circled his way through the United Kingdom. Austin Powers (Mike Myers) was his name and he was able to get the bad guy, and even get the girl, or lots of them …
Based on The Master of Disguise by Antonio J. Mendez and “The Great Escape” by Joshuah Bearman
Written by: Chris Terrio
Directed by: Ben Affleck
Starring: Ben Affleck, John Goodman, Alan Arkin
US Release Date: Friday, October 12, 2012
In Short: A gripping, surprisingly funny spy caper, based on true events.
Recommended: Hell, yes!
O’DONNELL: This is the best bad idea we have sir.
Every year or so a new James Bond movie comes out, and is a thrilling adventure full of car chases and explosions and fantastic fights steeped in some great-looking krav maga stylings. And the …
Written by: Robert Martinez, Michael Hultquist
Directed by: Jonah Loop
Starring: Kellan Lutz, Samuel L. Jackson, Katia Winter, Daniel Dae Kim, Johnny Messner, Nina Dobrev, James Remar
In Short: It’s kill or be killed in The Deathgames.
Recommended: Not really… kind of… no… yes… I am very ambivalent about this one. I guess it largely depends on how you feel about Kellan Lutz’s abs.
COLLEGE DOUCHE: [watching a fight to the death] This makes me giddy in my underpants.
You will say that I should have known better. You will say that I should not have had …
The Ether Chronicles, Book 1
Published by Avon Impulse
Available in Kindle edition
In Short: An inventive Steampunk mythos, a thrilling spy adventure and tempestuous lovers reunited. What more can one ask?
Recommended: Yes! (If you like this sort of thing…)
He hated retreating. The Man O’ War part of him rebelled at the thought alone. He battled to keep down his impulse to fight—a continual struggle, since the telumium implants that had made him into a Man O’ War fed his already strong aggression. Retreat was counterintuitive to men such as he, men who …
How CBS’s sleeper hit, now about to enter its second season, gives us a hero for the Big Brother age.
by Geonn Cannon
FINCH: You are being watched. The government has a secret system, a machine that spies on you every hour of every day. I know because I built it. I designed the machine to detect acts of terror but it sees everything. Violent crimes involving ordinary people, people like you. Crimes the government considered “irrelevant.” They wouldn’t act, so I decided I would. But I needed a partner, someone with …
Created by: Lee David Zlotoff
Starring: Richard Dean Anderson, Dana Elcar, Michael Des Barres
Number of Episodes: 139 episodes (7 seasons)
TV on DVD: Crime Fighters
In Short: A secret agent hunts down bad guys across the world using everything but a gun to take them down.
Recommended: Hell Yes.
PETE: His name is MacGyver. He can fix anything. He could fix a computer with a hairpin and a piece of duct tape.
– “DOA MacGyver” (02.21)
I grew up the younger sister to two older brothers; because of this I gained an appreciation for the TV …
Based on the Bourne series by Robert Ludlum
Based on the novel by Eric Van Lustbader
Story by: Tony Gilroy
Written by: Tony Gilroy and Dan Gilroy
Directed by: Tony Gilroy
Starring: Jeremy Renner, Rachel Weisz, Edward Norton
US Release Date: Friday, August 10, 2012
In Short: High octane spy hijinks and possible US government plausible deniability.
TURSO: You were given a Ferrari and your people treated it like a lawnmower.
There is an episode of Stargate SG-1 in which the secretive government program that conducts travel to other planets is …
Why The Top 13?
Sure, there’s Saturn 3, Babylon 5, Blake’s 7 and District 9. But what number could be geekier than 13? Not only is there its inherent creepiness, but there’s also The 13th Immortal, The 13th Warrior and The 13th Floor. There’s spooky gore-fest Friday the 13th and those plucky, kick-ass comic book kids, Gen13. There’s Warehouse 13, The X-Files’ oft-referenced 1013, and the 13 tribes of Kobol. Plus, the Munsters lived at 1313 Mockingbird Lane. So, we at Geek Speak Magazine bring you the Top 13 of… well, whatever strikes our fancy.
Just be glad we didn’t elect to go …