Tag Archives: Pierce Brosnan

Some Kind of Beautiful

EVERY GOOD LOVE STORY HAS THREE SIDES. British literature professor Richard Haig (Pierce Brosnan) starts a new family with his much younger American girlfriend (Jessica Alba), but his first encounter with her fiery sister (Salma Hayek) is embarrassing… A romantic comedy that works above all as a vehicle for Brosnan’s charm. He seems to be … Continue reading Some Kind of Beautiful

Roger Moore: Nobody Did It Better

In the clip above, Sir Roger Moore talks to Piers Morgan about his life and career. This was 2012; at the age of 84, he’s as charming as ever. Yesterday we lost him, 89 years old, the first of the six onscreen James Bonds to go. For me personally, Roger Moore will always be a … Continue reading Roger Moore: Nobody Did It Better

Love Is All You Need

A hairdresser (Trine Dyrholm) who’s just survived breast cancer goes to Italy for her daughter’s wedding, where the groom’s father (Pierce Brosnan) initially rubs her the wrong way… Perhaps a revelation for international audiences to see that Danish director Susanne Bier knows not only how to create dark dramas but also sunny, romantic comedies. At … Continue reading Love Is All You Need

Honoring Three Stars This Week

Even though I took a vacation last week sunbathing in Miami Beach, I didn’t completely ignore Twitter. There have been several celebrity passings that deserve to be mentioned. It’s an eclectic bunch of names, but these people were all noteworthy in their own way. Let’s start with the obvious one. Prince, who passed away at the … Continue reading Honoring Three Stars This Week

Survivor

HIS NEXT TARGET IS NOW HUNTING HIM. After surviving an attack in London, U.S. Embassy employee Kate Abbott (Milla Jovovich) finds herself on the run from her superiors and one of the world’s best assassins, a man called “The Watchmaker” (Pierce Brosnan). The film ends with a message, written in earnest, about how many acts … Continue reading Survivor

Hollywood Stars in Super Bowl Ads 2015

The ad everybody keeps talking about after this year’s Super Bowl was undeniably the one featuring a dead kid. But this movie and TV blog would like to focus on what Hollywood stars have lent their names to this year: Jeff Bridges – In a spot promoting website builder Squarespace, the star is literally putting people … Continue reading Hollywood Stars in Super Bowl Ads 2015

I Don’t Know How She Does It

Boston finance executive Kate Reddy (Sarah Jessica Parker) is juggling her work and life at home with a husband and two kids; things become even more stressful when she takes charge of a new project involving a Manhattan executive (Pierce Brosnan). This Americanization of a British novel pretends to have witty things to say about … Continue reading I Don’t Know How She Does It

Rene Russo Turns 60

In the clip above, Rene Russo reunites with Pierce Brosnan in 2010 in order to promote the Bluray release of The Thomas Crown Affair (1999). She’s at her most charming, and it’s obvious that the two of them are happy to see each other again. Tomorrow, Russo turns 60, if you can believe it, and it’s time … Continue reading Rene Russo Turns 60

The World’s End

PREPARE TO GET ANNIHILATED.  Ne’er-do-well Gary King (Simon Pegg) gathers his old friends for a pub crawl in their hometown of Newton Haven, little dreaming that they’ll get wrapped up in a global battle… Edgar Wright ends what he and trusted partner Pegg have labeled the “Cornetto Trilogy” (after Shaun of the Dead and Hot … Continue reading The World’s End

James Bond 50: Wave of Discontent

  As the world’s most famous spy celebrates 50 years as a movie star, the time has come to celebrate everything we love about him. In 22 blog posts, I’ll find something in every Bond movie, from Dr. No (1962) to Quantum of Solace (2008), that’s worth illustrating. Yes, even the bad ones. It’s obvious that the filmmakers wanted … Continue reading James Bond 50: Wave of Discontent

James Bond 50: Making Brosnan Look Good

  As the world’s most famous spy celebrates 50 years as a movie star, the time has come to celebrate everything we love about him. In 22 blog posts, I’ll find something in every Bond movie, from Dr. No (1962) to Quantum of Solace (2008), that’s worth illustrating. Yes, even the bad ones. As in the previous film, one … Continue reading James Bond 50: Making Brosnan Look Good