Aug 10, 2012

Issue #1219

Cover Story

EW celebrates 50 years of Bond

by Benjamin Svetkey | Aug 03, 2012
James Bond is a half century old? Shocking. Positively shocking. Of course, 007 only gets better with age, which is why we're celebrating him with a complete guide to the movies (including the newest, ''Skyfall''), exclusive photos, and a tribute to Bond's best gadgets. But first, EW's Benjamin Svetkey looks back on 18 years of covering the spy we love. Read it
Magazine Cover (Aug 10, 2012)

Features

'Skyfall' sneak peek

by Clark Collis | Aug 03, 2012
What happens when you put Oscar-winning director Sam Mendes in charge of James Bond's long-awaited return? You get a pedigreed cast, a top secret plot, and a Bond girl played by a Frenchwoman who loves to be naked. EW quizzes Mendes about all three. Read it

George Lazenby: The unsung Bond

by Chris Nashawaty | Aug 03, 2012
Sean Connery played James Bond six times (seven if you count 1983's ''Never Say Never Again''). Roger Moore held the role for seven films, Timothy Dalton for two, Pierce Brosnan for four, and Daniel Craig for three. Then there's George Lazenby — who famously played Bond only once. That may lead you to believe that the Australian actor was a double-0-dud. But ''On Her Majesty'''s Secret Service is now regarded as one of the saga's underrated gems. EW called the 72-year-old actor at his L.A. home to talk about his brief but memorable moment as 007. Read it

The Bond movies

by Chris Nashawaty, Christian Blauvelt | Aug 03, 2012
An obsessive fan's guide to all 22 films in the 007 saga Read it

Bond gadgets to kill for

by Christian Blauvelt | Aug 03, 2012
The world of 007 features the coolest gizmos — and not all are issued by MI6's Q branch. Here are 10 of our favorites. Read it

Feedback

Feedback: August 10, 2012

Aug 03, 2012
Your thoughts on Comic-Con, praise for Celeste Holm, and more Read it

Monitor

Mcsteamy checks out of 'Grey's Anatomy'

by Grady Smith | Aug 03, 2012
After seven years on the show, Eric Dane is ready to be discharged Read it

Monitor: August 10, 2012

by Grady Smith | Aug 03, 2012
Mark-Paul Gosselaar marries again, Charlize Theron turns 37, and more Read it

Sherman Hemsley (1938-2012): Remembering the TV legend

by Ken Tucker | Aug 03, 2012
Hemsley died on July 24. He was 74. Read it

Book Article

Books: August 10, 2012

Aug 03, 2012
Reviews of the latest books from Dustin Thomason, Rachel Cusk, and more Read it

Not-so-secret identities

by Keith Staskiewicz | Aug 03, 2012
John Banville, who wrote ''Vengeance'' (out Aug. 7) as Benjamin Black, isn't the only well-known author working under a pen name Read it

Molly Ringwald: Pretty in ink

by Rob Brunner | Aug 03, 2012
After making her mark in movies and TV, the actress, 44, sets her sights on the literary world with her debut novel, ''When It Happens to You'' (out Aug. 14), a set of linked stories about love and betrayal Read it

Book Review

Some Remarks

by Darren Franich | Aug 03, 2012

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

by Keith Staskiewicz | Aug 03, 2012

What the Nanny Saw

by Melissa Maerz | Aug 09, 2012

Penelope

by Stephan Lee | Aug 03, 2012

Cover Story

EW celebrates 50 years of Bond

by Benjamin Svetkey | Aug 03, 2012
James Bond is a half century old? Shocking. Positively shocking. Of course, 007 only gets better with age, which is why we're celebrating him with a complete guide to the movies (including the newest, ''Skyfall''), exclusive photos, and a tribute to Bond's best gadgets. But first, EW's Benjamin Svetkey looks back on 18 years of covering the spy we love. Read it

DVD Article

We want these movies on DVD!

Aug 03, 2012
From oddities to overlooked classics, the unreleased gems here deserve to be freed from the studio vaults Read it

Mel Brooks looks back on 'Spaceballs'

by Josh Rottenberg | Aug 03, 2012
The comedy legend, 86, dishes about the 25th-anniversary Blu-ray of his sci-fi spoof Read it

DVD Review

Joan Crawford packs heat in a Western for women

by Chris Nashawaty | Aug 03, 2012
For the first time ever, the actor's Western, ''Johnny Guitar,'' is now available on Blu-ray Read it

DVDs: August 10, 2012

Aug 03, 2012
Reviews of the latest movies in stores, including ''Dr. Suess' The Lorax,'' ''Bound,'' and more Read it

Editor's Note

Editor's Note: August 10, 2012

by Jess Cagle | Aug 03, 2012
Our managing editor Jess Cagle celebrates 50 years of 007 movies and discusses his current favorite book Read it

Hollywood Insider

'Gangster Squad' hits the brakes after shooting

by Josh Rottenberg | Aug 03, 2012
Due to the Aurora shooting, the action drama's Sept. 7 release has been pushed back to Jan. 11 Read it

Weinstein calls for forum on violence in film

by Dave Karger | Aug 03, 2012
The big-screen producer hopes the industry will reconsider its often brutal content Read it

Deal Report: August 10, 2012

by Dave Karger | Aug 03, 2012
Peter Jackson announces ''The Hobbit'' will now be a trilogy, Julian Morris will guest on ''Once Upon a Time,'' and more Read it

Movie Article

Rashida Jones talks 'Broadcast News'

by Melissa Maerz | Aug 03, 2012
The Parks and Recreation actress' new movie, Celeste and Jesse Forever, was partly inspired by her favorite film, James L. Brooks' 1987 classic in which Holly Hunter plays Jane, a TV journalist torn between pretty-boy anchor Tom (William Hurt) and dogged reporter Aaron (Albert Brooks). ''My character is a photocopy of Hunter's character,'' says Jones, who co-wrote the script. ''I'm a thief.'' Here's how else the film has influenced her. Read it

Movie Review

360

by Owen Gleiberman | Aug 03, 2012

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days

by Abby West | Aug 10, 2012

Total Recall

by Owen Gleiberman | Aug 15, 2012

Hope Springs

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Aug 15, 2012

Celeste and Jesse Forever

by Owen Gleiberman | Aug 06, 2012

Assassin's Bullet

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Aug 06, 2012

The Watch

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Aug 03, 2012

Music Article

Music winners and losers

by Grady Smith | Aug 03, 2012
Your guide to who's burning up (and flaming out) on the charts Read it

EW's ultimate Rolling Stones playlist

Aug 03, 2012
As the legendary rock band turns 50 this month, we celebrate their semicentennial with a look beyond the hits to the deep cuts, killer one-offs, and sentimental favorites Read it

Singles: August 10, 2012

Aug 03, 2012
Reviews of the latest songs from Melanie Amaro, Band of Horses, and more Read it

Albums: August 10, 2012

Aug 03, 2012
Reviews of the latest releases from Jesse Harris and Niki & the Dove Read it

News Article

Sound Bites: August 10, 2012

Aug 03, 2012
Memorable lines from ''So You Think You Can Dance,'' ''Bachelor Pad,'' and more Read it

The new 'Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars' cast

by Annie Barrett | Aug 03, 2012
Season 15 of ABC's spangled reality series will premiere Sept. 24 and feature the return of favorite past contestants. Here's our forecast on who will outshine the mirror ball. Read it

'True Blood''s pleasure palace

Aug 03, 2012
Why should vampires get to have all the fun? The rogue faeries of ''True Blood'' finally got a place to call their own when a sexy circus-themed nightclub opened its doors this season. Production designer Suzuki Ingerslev shows us the mix of bought, borrowed, and custom-made props that set the stage for supernatural debauchery. Read it

News and Notes

Most awkward press tour ever?

by Sara Vilkomerson | Aug 03, 2012
Despite the scandalous photos of Kristen Stewart and Rupert Sanders kissing, and subsequent ending of her and ''Twilight'' costar Robert Pattinson's relationship, the studio still plans on promoting ''Breaking Dawn — Part 2'' as scheduled Read it

Hit List: August 10, 2012

by Keith Staskiewicz | Aug 03, 2012
Russell Brand is required to perform community service, Kevin Jonas and his wife feel the pressure to conceive, and more Read it

Summer's TV winners & losers

by Lynette Rice | Aug 03, 2012
Now that the dog days are almost over, we're crowning the season's champs...and chumps Read it

In reality, we'd like some honesty

by Mark Harris | Aug 03, 2012
Reality-show judges have gone soft, thanks to celebrities who are more concerned about burnishing their images than critiquing contestants. Memo to Mariah: It is possible to do both. Read it

TV Review

Hell on Wheels

by Ken Tucker | Aug 03, 2012
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