Too Many Christmas Trees!
Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas 2'007 from the Double O Section! I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday, whatever one you celebrate, in good spirits and good health. And I hope you're enjoying some spy-related gifts, like a Marvel Masterworks: Nick Fury, or a Mission: Impossible: The 3rd TV Season, or a James Bond Encyclopedia, or Criterion's The Lady Vanishes, or, if you're really lucky, a Man From U.N.C.L.E. Complete Series DVD set! Or maybe one of the new spy DVDs that came out this week, like The Kingdom or the vaguely spyish Eastern Promises. (Or Pierce Brosnan's new one, Shattered.) If you're looking for spy entertainment in the movie theaters this Christmas, you're a bit harder pressed than last year, but Charlie Wilson's War is a good if not fantastic choice, and Philip Seymour Hoffman makes one of the screen's most memorable spies of 2007 in an outstanding, show-stealing performance. (I'll get a full review up as soon as I can.)