Tag Archives: Sean Connery

The Rock

ALCATRAZ. ONLY ONE MAN HAS EVER BROKEN OUT. NOW FIVE MILLION LIVES DEPEND ON TWO MEN BREAKING IN.  When a group of rogue Marines threatens to attack San Francisco from Alcatraz with chemical weapons, the FBI puts the only man who ever broke out of the prison and survived in charge of a Navy SEAL … Continue reading The Rock

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

The Russia House

A SPY STORY… A LOVE STORY… A STORY TO CROSS ALL BOUNDARIES. After receiving a mysterious manuscript from a Soviet woman (Michelle Pfeiffer), British publisher ”Barley” Scott Blair (Sean Connery) is interrogated by MI6 and later sent as a spy to the Soviet Union to find a man called ”Dante”. A spy thriller with appealing … Continue reading The Russia House

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

Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves

FOR THE GOOD OF ALL MEN, AND THE LOVE OF ONE WOMAN, HE FOUGHT TO UPHOLD JUSTICE BY BREAKING THE LAW. After escaping from a prison in Jerusalem, English nobleman Robin of Locksley (Kevin Costner) returns home to find the cruel Sheriff of Nottingham (Alan Rickman) ruling over his land… One of the biggest box-office … Continue reading Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves

Sean Connery, 85, Stays Away from “Idiots”

Today we congratulate Sir Sean Connery who turns 85 years old. In the clip above, he’s interviewed in 2007 by the journalist Stephanie Renouvin, who happens to be his granddaughter by marriage. It’s a short clip, but we learn that Connery had no plans then on making a screen comeback, and he offers an explanation … Continue reading Sean Connery, 85, Stays Away from “Idiots”

The Longest Day: Turning a War Around

THIS IS THE THE DAY THAT CHANGED THE WORLD… WHEN HISTORY HELD ITS BREATH.  [youtube=https://youtu.be/RW5t1V4xm3M&w=540&h=320]   As Sean Connery was preparing to play a small role in this World War II blockbuster, he was also planning a trip to Jamaica for the first James Bond thriller, Dr. No. Also appearing in The Longest Day were … Continue reading The Longest Day: Turning a War Around

Gene Hackman at 85: Retired But Not Gone

[youtube=http://youtu.be/xbWY1fscDXI&w=540&h=320] All it took was a clumsy headline on Grantland and loads of tweeters assumed that Gene Hackman was dead; the headline was later corrected to “retired” and not “gone” due to rampant stupidity among the general public. In fact, the great actor turned 85 yesterday. It isn’t easy finding images or clips of Hackman these … Continue reading Gene Hackman at 85: Retired But Not Gone

Actors Fighting for Scotland

[youtube=http://youtu.be/k6cc6QobxEo&w=540&h=320] On September 18th, Scotland will hold a referendum on whether it should be an independent country. Obviously, this has been an issue that has never quite died even though Scotland has been a part of the United Kingdom since the 1700s. The referendum has been approved by the British government, which is hoping for … Continue reading Actors Fighting for Scotland

Clancy Would Not Have Liked This New Jack Ryan

[youtube=http://youtu.be/CRc8ELavH8I&w=540&h=320] Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit opens this week and it is, sadly, a disappointment. I can see where they were going with this project. As part of a never-ending effort to reboot virtually every franchise there is, Jack Ryan must have seemed tempting to Paramount. After all, author Tom Clancy did such a good job of … Continue reading Clancy Would Not Have Liked This New Jack Ryan

James Bond 50: The Gay Hitmen

[youtube=http://youtu.be/a2GHL8VhMjo&w=540&h=320]   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. Sean Connery returned to the … Continue reading James Bond 50: The Gay Hitmen

James Bond 50: Big in Japan

[youtube=http://youtu.be/OtEvsviIYSQ&w=540&h=320]   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. The fifth film has Bond … Continue reading James Bond 50: Big in Japan

James Bond 50: The Train Fight

[youtube=http://youtu.be/1DyfgdXt9dU&w=540&h=320]   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. The second film may have … Continue reading James Bond 50: The Train Fight