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17 items from 2015


Cool Videos: Pierce Brosnan's great action hero parody for the Super Bowl

20 hours ago | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

While he perhaps isn't at the Liam Neeson action star level anymore, Pierce Brosnan can still hold his own when it comes to the genre. He was my favorite Bond actor until Daniel Craig came around, and if you haven't seen The Matador, it’s one of his best pieces of work. Leave it to a Super Bowl ad to remind us of just how awesome he is too. Kia's new extended commercial is called "The Perfect Getaway", in which Pierce Brosnan is being »

- Graham McMorrow

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The Definitive Movies of 1995

30 January 2015 8:01 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

20. Dead Man Walking

Directed by: Tim Robbins

Susan Sarandon earned herself an Oscar for her work in “Dead Man Walking,” a film directed by her then husband, Tim Robbins. She plays Sister Prejean, a nun who befriends a death row inmate named Matthew (Oscar nominated Sean Penn) as they confide in one another and build a convincing relationship as the days and hours tick down until his execution. Robbins intercuts the scenes with Sarandon and Penn with moments of the actual crime taking place, creating a storytelling rift that both supports and contradicts moments within the film, creating two very carefully drawn and developed characters. In addition to visiting him regularly, Prejean begins the crusade to find him a lawyer to make an appeal, doing all she can to delay his sentence being carried out. But, as she meets the families of the victims, she finds herself torn between right »

- Joshua Gaul

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Warner Bros. Sued for Distributing 'Laws of Attraction' Without License

29 January 2015 9:25 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Warner Bros. is being taken to court again by two Germany film companies that claim the studio breached a settlement agreement covering four films and is violating their copyright to Laws of Attraction, starring Pierce Brosnan and Julianne Moore. The Zweite Academy and the Erste Academy — together captioned and abbreviated as "Mhf" — previously sued Warner Bros. in 2012 over films that included The Whole Ten Yards, The In Laws and Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever. The plaintiffs produced the films and entered into distribution agreements with special purpose entities in return for a minimum guaranty, earmarked gross receipts and

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- Eriq Gardner

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Trailers From Hell on Polanski's 'The Ghost Writer'

29 January 2015 9:17 AM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Adapted from the book "The Ghost" by Robert Harris, this unnerving mystery is a return to form for Roman Polanski, thanks mainly to the cagey cat-and-mouse plot which plays into the director’s strongest suit. Ewan McGregor plays the titular scribe whose creeping paranoia turns out to be completely justified and Pierce Brosnan is the man who inspires much of that anxiety. »

- Trailers From Hell

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Roger Moore ranks himself as the fourth best Bond

29 January 2015 2:27 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Roger Moore has been reflecting on his time as Ian Fleming’s super spy James Bond during a chat with Fox News, and as the conversation turned to current 007 Daniel Craig, Moore took the opportunity to chime in on the debate over who’s the best Bond.

“I believe [Daniel Craig is] an excellent Bond,” said Moore. “He’s much stronger than I am. I think he does a hell of a good job of it. He and Sean are, I think, undoubtedly the best Bonds.”

Asked where he’d rank himself, Moore responded: “I think a little bit behind George Lazenby, I suppose.”

So, it seems Moore isn’t much of a fan of Timothy Dalton and Pierce Brosnan

How would you rank Moore as Bond? Let us know your thoughts…

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- Gary Collinson

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Lindsay Lohan & Pierce Brosnan Play Drivers & Appear to Poke Fun at Themselves in 2015 Super Bowl Ads—Watch!

28 January 2015 2:17 PM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Lindsay Lohan and Pierce Brosnan are poking fun at themselves in new ads expected to air during Super Bowl Xlix. The 28-year-old actress appears behind the wheel of a car in a 6-second teaser posted on her Facebook page on Tuesday. "Anybody need a ride to the big game," she says with a small smirk, rolling her window down. The Mean Girls star famously served several jail stints and was put on probation stemming from two 2007 DUI arrests, one of which followed a car chase. She was also involved in a 2012 vehicle crash, after which she pleaded no contest to misdemeanor charges of lying to cops, reckless driving and "willfully resisting, obstructing or »

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Repressionistic Cinema

28 January 2015 9:29 AM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Let's look at what's trending. 'Serious' cinema reigns; we need realism, we need our James Bond gritty. The playfulness of Errol Flynn's multi-color Robin Hood has been traded out for the brawny blood spilling Russell Crowe. Exit color, enter the blue hued sordid filter of late. Now notice this is very new. Pierce Brosnan surfed a Tsunami in Die Another Day, and that was just recently in 2002. Now Daniel Craig's Bond is struggling with old age, bad cardio, and a rusty shot? We've come a long ways from the 007 who rescued bikini laden damsels while fending off eye patched bad guys. 

The old Burton Batman went from surrealist nightmare, to Christopher Nolan crime thriller. Superman began a lighthearted ass-kicker, and became an isolated brood who gradually unclosets his powers (the red of his cape can barely manage the aforementioned depressing blue palette, it looks purple). So what's that say of an audience exactly? »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Aaron Hunt)

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Repressionistic Cinema

28 January 2015 9:29 AM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Let's look at what's trending. 'Serious' cinema reigns; we need realism, we need our James Bond gritty. The playfulness of Errol Flynn's multi-color Robin Hood has been traded out for the brawny blood spilling Russell Crowe. Exit color, enter the blue hued sordid filter of late. Now notice this is very new. Pierce Brosnan surfed a Tsunami in Die Another Day, and that was just recently in 2002. Now Daniel Craig's Bond is struggling with old age, bad cardio, and a rusty shot? We've come a long ways from the 007 who rescued bikini laden damsels while fending off eye patched bad guys. 

The old Burton Batman went from surrealist nightmare, to Christopher Nolan crime thriller. Superman began a lighthearted ass-kicker, and became an isolated brood who gradually unclosets his powers (the red of his cape can barely manage the aforementioned depressing blue palette, it looks purple). So what's that say of an audience exactly? »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Aaron Hunt)

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Alan Menken developing Mrs Doubtfire musical for Broadway

24 January 2015 2:43 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

A Mrs Doubtfire musical is in development.

Composer Alan Menken told Entertainment Weekly Radio that the project is in the "early stages" of development.

"It's in its early stages, and that's probably all I can say," he said, adding: "We're really enjoying working on it."

Menken has previously created the music for Beauty and the Beast, Pocahontas, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Enchanted, Little Shop of Horrors and Sister Act the Musical.

Harvey Fierstein, who starred in the film with Robin Williams as his make-up artist brother, will write the script for the musical.

Mrs Doubtfire was released in 1993, and also starred Sally Field, Mara Wilson and Pierce Brosnan.

Talk of a film sequel was halted after Williams's death last year.

Watch a trailer for Mrs Doubtfire below: »

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Sundance 2015: 'The Hunting Ground' exposes an 'epidemic' of rape in American colleges

24 January 2015 9:00 AM, PST | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Sundance has a way of moving the cultural thermometer. The fest can function as a discovery ground for emerging talent (Quentin Tarantino, PreciousGabourey Sidibe), a place where familiar performers are brushed off and made new by the transgressive strength of independent film (Patton Oswalt, Pierce Brosnan), or as one-stop shopping for major studios that snap up small, heartfelt indie efforts to bring them before a massive mainstream audience and win fancy awards (Little Miss Sunshine, Whiplash). But every few years, a movie will arrive here to force an issue into the public consciousness just as it rises to »

- Chris Lee

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Fascinating Facts About The James Bond Film "The Living Daylights"

22 January 2015 3:35 AM, PST | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

It was in 1987 that the "new" James Bond, Timothy Dalton, made his debut as 007 in "The Living Daylights". It was a troubled production to bring to the screen, given the fact that Pierce Brosnan had been signed to play the role of Bond only to be thwarted by a contractual clause relating to his NBC TV series "Remington Steele". Dalton was the fourth actor to play 007 on the big screen, if you don't count David Niven in the 1967 spoof version of "Casino Royale". He followed in the paths of Sean Connery, George Lazenby and Roger Moore. Dalton is generally credited for bringing Bond back to earth in terms of downplaying the overt comedy that had characterized the series since Connery's final Bond film for Eon Production, "Diamonds Are Forever" in 1971. The good folks at the MI6 web site provide a wealth of interesting trivia relating to all things "Daylights". Click »

- nospam@example.com (Cinema Retro)

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How Movie Franchise Brands Appear Everywhere

18 January 2015 3:16 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

 

In the golden age of cinema, a movie could stand on its own. Old Hollywood was all about the films and nothing else. Stars were the commodities and movies were the products – the industry began and ended with what was put on the silver screen.

However, the blockbuster culture of the 1980s repositioned films as the centre point of a large orbit of merchandise. Soon, a film was not a success unless it became a franchise. It was no longer just about the box office returns but how many tie-in lunch boxes or coffee mugs were sold.

Movie merchandise is still expanding to this day and every new product, medium or technology is accompanied by a wave of tie-in material. These days it is tie-in video games which have perhaps become the most lucrative.

These extensions of movie franchises are becoming so self-sufficient that they are now produced independently of their film equivalent. »

- Kyle Reese

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Brian Clemens: an appreciation of The Avengers and The Professionals writer

14 January 2015 8:31 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

We pay tribute to Brian Clemens, a screenwriter and producer whose work lit up 1970s cult TV and beyond...

Brian Clemens, who died earlier this week aged 83, was a highly respected screenwriter and producer both for TV and Film. He will chiefly be remembered for his work on The Avengers, The New Avengers and The Professionals but his credits were numerous and encapsulated a real golden age of cult, escapist television from the 1950s onwards.

Clemens was born in Croydon in July 1931. He spent his National Service as a Weapons Training Instructor. After spending time as a copywriter, he established himself as a scriptwriter - sometimes using the pseudonym "Tony O'Grady" - O'Grady being his mother's maiden name. He received his first commission from the BBC at the age of 24 - a thriller called Valid For Single Journey Only. He went on to write for many of the big TV »

- louisamellor

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Flashback: Rosamund Pike, From Bond Girl to 'Gone Girl'

9 January 2015 10:18 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

While Rosamund Pike has been getting tons of Oscar and Golden Globe buzz as Amy Elliott Dunne in David Fincher's adaptation of Gone Girl, it was actually her role as the hot new Bond girl opposite of Pierce Brosnan in 2002's Die Another Day that first earned her international acclaim.

"It's not like anything else," Rosamund, then 23-years-old, told Et of the Bond flick. "I don't think I'll ever do a film like it again."

Landing the part of Miranda Frost in her first major film role was a moment she would never forget.

"That's never going to leave me, that moment. There's nothing more exhilarating than that first moment of being given that compliment, that vote of confidence, everything. But it's coupled with the kind of moment that comes after which is, 'How am I going to do it? How am I going to pull it off?'"

Watch: Check Out These Familiar Faces at the »

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'Mrs. Doubtfire' House Struck by Arsonist

7 January 2015 6:36 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The iconic Mrs. Doubtfire house which is located in San Francisco was struck by an arsonist late on Monday. Made famous by the comedy, the property has served as a memorial for the late Robin Williams since his death last year. Damage was limited, as the owner was able to put the fire out before it got out of control.

The incident happened at 8:00 pm on Monday. The owner, a doctor, believes the fire was started by a disgruntled patient. Fire officials believe the arsonist doused the doormat in a flammable liquid before igniting it on fire.

Before his death, Robin Williams was planning a return as Daniel Hillard, an actor and divorcee who disguises himself as a female housekeeper to spend time with his children held in custody by his former wife. The location was likely to be used again in Mrs. Doubtfire 2, but the project, of course, »

- MovieWeb

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Junkfood Cinema Podcast: Where Nomads Has Gone Before

6 January 2015 2:47 PM, PST | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

We’re starting 2015 at the beginning, or rather with beginnings…we’re starting at the beginning with beginnings. Confused yet? Great! All January long, Cargill and I will be discussing the first films of four celebrated directors. We’ll be reviewing these movies on their own merits, but also striving to discover the seeds of style that would come to define those directors as artists. We kick things off with the woefully overlooked Nomads, a supernatural thriller from John McTiernan…who would never again make a supernatural thriller. Pierce Brosnan stars as a French anthropologist who learns that sometimes dying hard is hardly the end. Yikes, even I’m not comfortable with that pun. Give the episode a listen and tune in each Tuesday this month to find out which other filmmakers we feature. You should follow Brian (@Briguysalisbury), Cargill (@Massawyrm), and the show (@Junkfoodcinema). Download Episode #38 Directly On This Week’s Show: Pre-Ramble [0:00 – 2:19] Not-So-Aimless Wandering [2:20 – 51:50] Denouement »

- Brian Salisbury

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‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ Remains at No. 1 on Home Video Sales Charts

4 January 2015 9:18 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

With no new significant new releases coming out the week of Christmas, the national home video charts for the week ending Dec. 28, 2014 were virtually unchanged from the prior week.

On the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert chart, which tracks overall disc sales, Blu-ray Disc and DVD combined, the top four were identical to the prior week: Paramount Home Media Distribution’s “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” remained at No. 1, followed, again, by Walt Disney Studios’ “Guardians of the Galaxy” at No. 2, 20th Century Fox’s “The Maze Runner” at No. 3 and Disney’s “Frozen” at No. 4.

Walt Disney’s “Maleficent” finished the week at No. 5, swapping places with 20th Century Fox’s “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” at No. 6.

Rounding out the top 10 are the same four titles that rounded out the top 10 a week ago: DreamWorks Animation’s “How to Train Your Dragon 2” at No. 7, same as last »

- Thomas K. Arnold

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