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This James Bond Story Deserves a Movie Adaptation

Before the James Bond series became one of the most successful ongoing franchises in cinematic history, it was a groundbreaking series of espionage novels that provided a similar intriguing hook to international readers. The British novelist Ian Fleming, who also wrote the children’s classic Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, wrote twelve novels about the world’s classiest […]

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David E. Talbert Made ‘Jingle Jangle’ So His Son Could See a Musical Christmas Movie With Black Characters

David E. Talbert had been developing “Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey” as a stage musical for several years, but wasn’t getting anyone to back the project.He shelved it until one day when he was watching “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” with his young son. “He wasn’t into it,” Talbert tells Variety. “I realized it was my […]

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Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey review – a sugar rush of steampunk joy

Netflix’s festive fantasy about a kid and her inventor granddad is pure infectious energy – and with exquisite detailChristmas is coming. And if anyone is not convinced it’s the most wonderful time of the year, here’s an excessively Christmassy Victorian-set musical on Netflix to batter you into good cheer. In many ways, Jingle Jangle feels […]

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