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"The Expendables 3" is set to hit theaters soon, which means it's time for every action star to be asked if they'll ever join the franchise. Today that action star is Pierce Brosnan, who played James Bond in four films, starting with "GoldenEye" in 1995. Back in March, the actor mentioned that he was asked to appear in a future "Expendables" movie. So now that he's promoting his "A Long Way Down" film, ComingSoon.net asked him whether he has any interest in being part of the franchise. "I said to [producer] Avi Lerner, 'If it works out and you have a good script, Avi, you know where to find me if you still want me.' It's as simple as that really," said Brosnan, adding that he would love to work with Lerner and Sylvester Stallone. »
Andrew counts down some of the best roles of Sean Bean's career, from the ones you'll know to the ones you probably won't...
Love him, fear him, smell him: the man breathes fire. And acting.
But what is Sean Bean? Well, adhering to a skeptical epistemology, we simply don't know, but for the purposes of this article he's the bloke who played Errol Partridge in Equilibrium, still to this day his defining role in Equilibrium.
While everyone at Den of Geek loves Equilibrium slightly more than they love each other, Sean Bean is only in it but for a moment. Unfortunately he mistakenly believes that holding up a book in front of his face will stop a bullet, when all he had to do to stop Christian Bale from shooting him was impersonate a puppy. Really, it's hard to argue that the film wouldn't be considerably »
X-Men: Days of Future Past review - "Nostalgia and new frontier" ★★★★
The seventh film in the franchise, X-Men: Days of Future Past, opens in cinemas today and brings back the bulk of the original film's cast for an epic time travel saga that also incorporates the cast of prequel First Class.
Like Wolverine in Days of Future Past, we've hooked ourselves up to Kitty Pryde's psychokinetic superpowers to get a glimpse into the past. Below we take a look at the film's cast from the original red carpet premiere in 2000, and see what they look like now.
Welcome to The Marvelous Da7e #47!
This Week: Some prep for your viewing of X-Men: Days of Future Past this weekend.
X-Men: Days of Future Past is a very interesting movie for reasons that have little or nothing to do with the plot of the film. So soon after seeing how Amazing Spider-Man 2 launched a Universe of Spider-Man, we’ll be exposed to the other method of megafranchise building: the series retcon.
Is it retroactive continuity? Is it a mash-up? I haven’t seen something like this since maybe GoldenEye in 1995, and I’m not sure how to feel about it.
First things first, this is Not a review of the movie. Those are embargoed until tomorrow, and I’ll have one for you. As a matter of fact, I’ve been sent into my Wednesday body from the future to not make this column a review, because of »
Bean will play a reclusive local fish peddler who hires Maud Dowley — a tiny disabled woman – to be his housekeeper for his small home. The story, set in the 1950s and 1960s, follows their romance as she becomes a well-known folk artist whose paintings hang in The White House.
Mongrel Intl., the new acquisition division of Canadian shingle Mongrel Media, is handling worldwide sales rights to the period romancer at this year’s Cannes Film Market. “Maudie,” a Canadian-Irish co-production, marks the first pickup for Mongrel Intl.
- Dave McNary
With Hugh Jackman currently negotiating to play Wolverine for a seventh and eighth time, Cinelinx takes a look at actors who’ve played the same role eight times or more. Who has played the same character most often? Come in and find out.
Hugh Jackman has already played Wolverine five times--x-Men (2000), X2: X-Men United (2003) X-Men: The Last Stand (2006), X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009), and The Wolverine (2013)—as well as a cameo in X-Men:First Class (2011). Soon we’ll be seeing him fully clawed again on the big screen in X-Men: Days of Future Past. Recently, he told Collider that he might shoot Wolverine 3 and X-Men: Apocalypse “back-to-back”, which would make a total of eight times (9 times with the cameo) that he’ll portray the Canadian mutant.
You might be thinking “Wow! That’s amazing! I’ve never heard of anyone playing the same role so many times.” Well, for those who may not know it, »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Rob Young)
Commenting on the Critics with Simon Columb…
This week had a free-for-all on Pierce Brosnan’s tenure as James Bond after he, himself, revealed it wasn’t “good enough”. Horatio Harrod conducted the interview for The Telegraph…
“His feelings towards the role are equivocal. “I felt I was caught in a time warp between Roger and Sean,” he says … He mock-shudders. “I have no desire to watch myself as James Bond. ‘Cause it’s just never good enough.” He laughs mirthlessly. “It’s a horrible feeling.”
Read the full interview here.
Soon after, The Guardian headlines an article on their blog as “The name’s Bland, not Bond: why Pierce Brosnan is right about his 007” and twitter was alight with ‘agreement’. Hindsight is a wonderful thing, but Daniel Craig – though a brilliant James Bond – was a version created by the trends of the time (as Brosnan was). Casino Royale built »
- Simon Columb
During an interview with The Daily Telegraph to promote his new film The Love Punch, Irish actor Pierce Brosnan has been reminiscing about his time as James Bond, stating that he is unable to watch himself as 007 as he was “never good enough”.
“I felt I was caught in a time warp between Roger and Sean,” says Brosnan, who played Bond in GoldenEye, Tomorrow Never Dies, The World Is Not Enough and Die Another Day. “It was a very hard one to grasp the meaning of, for me. The violence was never real, the brute force of the man was never palpable. It was quite tame, and the characterisation didn’t have a follow-through of reality, it was surface. But then that might have had to do with my own insecurities in playing him as well.”
How do you feel Brosnan stacked up as Bond? Let us know your thoughts… »
- Gary Collinson
Though not the best James Bond, Pierce Brosnan was far from the worst. In fact, I count Goldeneye as one of my favorite films of the franchise and was always a big fan of the actor’s portrayal of the iconic character. It turns out that not everyone feels that way though, as Brosnan himself says that he can’t even watch his 007 films as he doesn’t think that they were “good enough.”
“I felt I was caught in a time warp between Roger and Sean…It was a very hard one to grasp the meaning of, for me. The violence was never real, the brute force of the man was never palpable. It was quite tame, and the characterization didn’t have a follow-through of reality, it was surface. But then that might have had to do with my own insecurities in playing him as well,” said the actor. »
- Matt Joseph
I've enjoyed Daniel Craig as James Bond, however I have a special place in my heart for Pierce Brosnan's Bond flicks, especially Goldeneye. To me, they feel more like Bond movies than the recent ones with Craig. I'm not saying Pierce Brosnan was a better Bond than Daniel Craig, but his movies are definitely more like the older ones than Craig's. But apparently Pierce Brosnan doesn't like watching himself as Bond. The actor recently told The Telegraph »
- Jesse Giroux
While promoting his upcoming "The Love Punch" heist film, Pierce Brosnan spoke about playing James Bond in "Goldeneye," "Tomorrow Never Dies," "The World is Not Enough," and "Die Another Day." "I felt I was caught in a time warp between Roger [Moore] and Sean [Connery]," he said. "It was a very hard one to grasp the meaning of, for me. The violence was never real; the brute force of the man was never palpable. It was quite tame, and the characterization didn.t have a follow-through of reality -- it was surface. But then that might have had to do with my own insecurities in playing him as well." When asked if he ever rewatched his Bond films, Brosnan replied: "I have no desire to watch myself as James Bond. Because it's just never good enough -- it's a horrible feeling." »
Former James Bond actor Pierce Brosnan recognizes the role as a “gift that keeps on giving,” but he doesn't particularly enjoy watching himself order martinis shaken, not stirred. “I have no desire to watch myself as James Bond, because it's just never good enough — it's a horrible feeling,” Brosnan told UK outlet The Telegraph. Also read: MGM Accuses Universal of Trying to Make a James Bond ‘Knock-Off’ – And Lying About It Brosnan played Agent 007 in four films released between 1995 and 2002: “Goldeneye,” ”Tomorrow Never Dies,” ”The World Is Not Enough” and “Die Another Day.” “I felt I was caught in a time. »
- Greg Gilman
Regardless of where James Bond aficionados rank him in the pantheon of 007's, Pierce Brosnan is a tough personal critic. In an interview with Britain's The Telegraph, the 60-year-old actor revealed he has "no desire" to watch himself as James Bond, saying his performance was "never good enough." Photos: Fifty Years of James Bond Photos Discussing his four films as 007 -- Goldeneye (1995), Tomorrow Never Dies (1997), The World Is Not Enough (1999) and Die Another Day (2002) -- Brosnan said, "I felt I was caught in a time warp between Roger [Moore] and Sean [Connery]. "It was
- Patrick Brzeski
Actor, who played Ian Fleming's secret agent in four Bond films, describes his portrayal of 007 as 'tame'
Pierce Brosnan has dismissed his own run as James Bond "never good enough" and admitted he hates watching himself as 007.
In an interview with the Telegraph, the Irish actor said he struggled to get under the skin of the suave British sleuth, who he played in four films between 1995's Goldeneye and 2002's Die Another Day.
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- Ben Child
In an interesting admission, actor Pierce Brosnan says that he believes his work as James Bond was "never good enough".
Reflecting back on his time as 007 over four films from 1995 to 2002, the actor tells UK tabloid The Telegraph:
"I have no desire to watch myself as James Bond. 'Cause it's just never good enough. It's a horrible feeling...
I felt I was caught in a time warp between Roger and Sean. It was a very hard one to grasp the meaning of, for me. The violence was never real, the brute force of the man was never palpable.
It was quite tame, and the characterisation didn't have a follow-through of reality, it was surface. But then that might have had to do with my own insecurities in playing him as well."
Brosnan is grateful for the many other opportunities that playing James Bond has opened up for him: "It's the gift that keeps on giving, »
- Garth Franklin
Pierce Brosnan believes that he was "never good enough" in the role of James Bond.
He told The Telegraph: "I felt I was caught in a time warp between Roger and Sean. It was a very hard one to grasp the meaning of, for me.
"The violence was never real, the brute force of the man was never palpable. It was quite tame, and the characterisation didn't have a follow-through of reality, it was surface. But then that might have had to do with my own insecurities in playing him as well.
Asked if he has revisited the movies, he replied: "I have no desire to watch myself as James Bond. 'Cause it's just never good enough. It's a horrible feeling."
However, Brosnan did say »
Exclusive: Famke Janssen has closed her deal to reprise her role in Taken 3, opposite Liam Neeson and Maggie Grace. Another film seemed a natural, since the franchise has done more than $600 million in global box office. Janssen has so far been limited to playing the helpless housewife, and I am not sure if it has occurred to the filmmakers at Europa, but Janssen has a very particular set of skills she has acquired over a very long career, skills that would make her a nightmare for the bad guys who show up in these movies. The Dutch actress first came to prominence as the femme fatale Xenia Onatopp in the James Bond film Goldeneye, as she was cracking guys’ spines like walnuts with her aerobicized thighs. As X-Men’s Phoenix, she nearly destroyed the world with her powers. Neeson’s got to be tired by now, so isn’t »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
With films such as Taken, Unknown and his latest offering Non-Stop, Irish actor Liam Neeson has reinvented himself as an action star over the past couple of years. However, had things been different, he could have made this transition much earlier, with the producers of the James Bond franchise eyeing Neeson to take over from Timothy Dalton for 1995's GoldenEye. Speaking to the Hull Daily Mail, Neeson has explained why he passed on the role of the super spy 007:
"I was heavily courted, let’s put it that way, and I’m sure some other actors were too. It was about 18 or 19 years ago and my wife-to-be [Natasha Richardson] said, ‘If you play James Bond we’re not getting married!’ And I had to take that on board, because I did want to marry her."
- Gary Collinson
Tcheky Karyo will also appear in the eight-part thriller series - a co-production with Us cable network Starz.
The Missing follows Tony (Nesbitt) as he searches for his missing child Oliver in Paris, and charts the impact the hunt has on his relationship with wife Emily, played by Mr Selfridge actress O'Connor.
Goldeneye actor Karyo will play Julien, a French detective leading the police investigation into Oliver's disappearance.
"We are pleased to announce such an exciting cast that brings together the best of British and French actors, led by James Nesbitt, Frances O'Connor and Tcheky Karyo, in this powerful new drama for BBC One," said Polly Hill, »
Wamg is giving away 5 DVDs of the new action thriller Wicked Blood.
The film stars Abigail Breslin (August: Osage County, Little Miss Sunshine, Haunter) Alexa Vega (Spy Kids, Machete Kills) Sean Bean (The Lord of the Rings, GoldenEye, Age of Heroes) James Purefoy (“The Following,” John Carter, Ironclad) and Lew Temple (“The Walking Dead”, Lawless, Unstoppable).
Backed by an all-star cast, Academy Award® nominee Abigail Breslin is Hannah – a teenage girl desperate to free her family from the corrupt Southern underworld of violence, guns, meth and biker gangs that surrounds them. A chess-wiz, Hannah lives with her older sister, Amber (Alexa Vega), and her drug-addicted Uncle Donny (Lew Temple) and they all live in fear of “Uncle Frank” (Sean Bean) Stinson, who runs the powerful crime organization in a ruthless manner.
But when »
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