The life of outed CIA operative Valerie Plame Wilson, author of Fair Game: My Life as a Spy, gets the Hollywood thriller treatment in the theatrical release starring Naomi Watts and Sean Penn.
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A compilation of reviews for right-wing extremist Glenn Beck’s paranoid new thriller, The Overton Window.
In Rubicon, AMC’s forthcoming conspiracy thriller, an analyst at a national think tank discovers that his employers may be part of a secret society that manipulates world events.
Route Irish, the infamously lethal route running between Baghdad’s airport and the Green Zone occupied by American forces, is the subject of a new thriller directed by Ken Loach (Riff Raff, Hidden Agenda, the Wind that Shakes the Barley). In the film, a former SAS officer investigates the suspicious death of his close friend. Check […]
Novelist Michael Gruber delivers a highly satisfying political thriller with The Good Son, the story of an American fighting with the Taliban.
The Bourne Supremacy series superstar will soon be back in another thriller role. This time he plays David Norris in yet another film based on a Phillip K. Dick story, The Adjustment Bureau. Watch the preview now!
David Baldacci’s latest thriller, Deliver us from Evil, entered the LA Times bestsesller list at #3 last week despite lukewarm reviews. The prolific author has a had a string of hits since his debut, Absolute Power, and has created a sizable following over the past several years. Publisher Weekly’s take: “David Baldacci’s sequel to The […]
Already thinking about beach books for summer vacation? Consider these new and upcoming thrillers. Line of Succession, by William Tyree After a series of political assassinations throw Washington leadership into disarray, a group of Pentagon insiders begin retaliating against Islamic radicals abroad while several forces seemingly vie for control of the White House behind the […]
Roman Polanski’s latest effort is based on Robert Harris’ controversial political thriller, The Ghost (British slang for “Ghostwriter”). The film opens ominously, with a BMW SUV seemingly abandoned on a wintertime ferry from Wood’s Hole, Massachusetts, to Martha’s Vineyard. Nearly as soon as the driver’s body washes up on the stormy beach, we learn through […]
Ever get tired of movies about rogue CIA agents? Me neither. This time it’s Angelina Jolie as CIA agent Evelyn Salt. When Salt is accused of spying for the Russians, she goes on an unauthorized covert op to prove her patriotism and protect her husband. This looks to be a far more serious role than […]