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When Pierce Brosnan decided to star in a remake of The Thomas Crown Affair back in 1999, he was taking a time-off from his duties as James Bond. But it turns out that even though he was merely having a rest from the beloved spy franchise, 007 still had an influence over any other movie he starred in - which included the choice of attire for his character in The Thomas Crown Affair. When Pierce Brosnan signed up to play James Bond ahead of 1995.s Goldeneye, the Irish actor gave away his rights to "wear a tuxedo in any other film". Unfortunately for The Thomas Crown Affair, this meant that there was a slight problem. Partway through John McTiernan.s heist drama, Pierce Brosnan.s Thomas Crown attends a rather fancy soiree that is a "black and white ball." Because of his contract with James Bond, Pierce Brosnan wasn.t able to »
Rene Russo is pretty incredible for a number of reasons. While she only has a few film credits under her name for somebody with a nearly three decade career, she has a ton of cool flicks that she’s been a part of including the last two Lethal Weapon movies, The Thomas Crown Affair, Outbreak and Ransom. Recently she has earned an entirely new cred thanks to Thor and its sequel Thor: The Dark World as well as her most recent film Nightcrawler, opposite Jake Gyllenhaal. In this dark »
Read Michael Haffner’s Fantastic Fest review Here.
Last week Wamg sat down with Gyllenhaal (in a small roundtable) to discuss the film. Check it out below.
Nightcrawler is a pulse-pounding thriller set in the nocturnal underbelly of contemporary Los Angeles. Jake Gyllenhaal stars as Lou Bloom, a driven young man desperate for work who discovers the high-speed world of L.A. crime journalism. Finding a group of freelance camera crews who film crashes, fires, murder and other mayhem, Lou muscles into the cut-throat, dangerous realm of nightcrawling — where each police siren wail equals a possible windfall and victims are converted into dollars and cents. Aided by Rene Russo as Nina, a veteran of the blood-sport that is local TV news, »
- Melissa Howland
Blu-ray, DVD & Digital HD Release Date: Nov. 25, 2014
Price: DVD $29.98, Blu-ray $39.99
Studio: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
Those in the know may remember that Brosnan portrayed another spy earlier in his career…
Code namedÂ The November Man; Peter Devereaux (Brosnan) is a lethal and highly trained ex-cia agent who has been living in Switzerland. When Devereaux is lured out of retirement to safeguard a beautiful witness targeted for assassination (Olga Kurylenko, Centurion), he’s drawn into a deadly game of cat and mouse with his former friend and protégé David Mason (Luke Bracey). With no one to trust, Peter must survive Mason’s relentless assault, and root out a suspected CIA mole who may pose the greatest threat of all.
Directed by Roger Donaldson (Dante’s Peak, also starring Brosnan), the R-rated film was release wide to U. »
Agents of Shield, Season 2, Episode 4, “I Will Face My Enemy”
Written by Kevin Tancharoen
Directed by Drew Z. Greenberg
Airs Tuesdays at 9pm Et on ABC
There is nothing quite like a good art heist adventure, and Agents of Shield tries its hand at it in “I Will Face My Enemy.” Coulson and May attend a gala in order to steal a painting with valuable information written on the back. Before they can recover the painting, however, their cover is compromised by General Glenn Talbot, and someone else snatches up the painting first. The resulting episode is a loving tribute to the art heist sub-genre in the vein of James Bond and The Thomas Crown Affair with a big party, sexy ballroom dancing, and tricky laser alarms.
Every trope from the art heist sub-genre is present in the episode, from the overly showy dancing to the retina scan/laser alarm defense system. »
- Rachel Kolb
Early praise and awards buzz is steadily building for "Nightcrawler" star Jake Gyllenhaal as creepy Lou Bloom (he's currently a long-shot Best Actor contender at 100/1 odds) but equal praise should be given to his co-star, big-screen vet Rene Russo. -Break- Will Jake Gyllenhaal return to Oscars with Tiff hit 'Nightcrawler'? Russo's career spans four decades and includes blockbuster films like the third and fourth "Lethal Weapon" installments, "Tin Cup," "The Thomas Crown Affair," and both "Thor" films. Yet for all her movie hits, her biggest awards nomination to date is still her SAG bid as part of the ensemble for "Get Shorty" way back in 1995. Now she's getting some of the best reviews of her career for her knock-out performance as Nina in "Nightcrawler," and it's Oscar's turn to take notice. In what could have been a thankless role for Gyllenha...' »
Lyon – “You’ve really, really got to me,” said Faye Dunaway, blinking back the tears and pausing before further speech at the opening ceremony of the Grand Lyon 2014 Lumière Festival.
Seconds before, a 5,000 crowd packing out Lyon’s hanger-like La Halle Tony Garnier had got to its feet to applaud Dunaway as she made her way to the stage, accompanied by Lumiere Festival director – and Cannes head – Thierry Fremaux. to the song of “Windmills of the Mind,” composed by France’s Michel Legrand, also in the audience.
But with “Bonnie and Clyde” opening the 6th Grand Lyon Lumière Festival, an event entirely dedicated to movie classics and films about them, Dunaway was clearly the star.
- John Hopewell
Following in the footsteps of Jean-Paul Belmondo, Faye Dunaway will open France’s 6th Lumiere- Grand Lyon Festival, attending for an opening evening gala screening of Arthur Penn’s 1967 modern classic “Bonnie and Clyde,” where she stars with Warren Beatty and Gene Hackman.
Taking place Oct. 13, the opening gala will take place at Lyon’s massive Halle Tony Garnier, with a restored Warner Bros. copy of “Bonnie and Clyde,” and much of the crème of the French film industry and around 5,000 spectators in attendance.
In a brief statement Wednesday, Dunaway said she was very touched by the invitation to a festival for film-lovers. Run by the Lumiere Institute’s Bertrand Tavernier and Thierry Fremaux, the Lumiere Festival, which only screens restorations, revivals and re-issues, noted Dunaway’s “immense contribution” to the emergence of U.S. independent cinema in the 1960s and ‘70s, citing a swathe of titles that Dunaway went »
- John Hopewell
Keating appeared in other soap operas, including Port Charles and All My Children, and had numerous TV and film credits that included The Thomas Crown Affair, Brideshead Revisited, Awakenings and The Bodyguard.
Keating also was nominated three other times in the 1990s for Daytime Emmys for his work on Another World before his win, and for a Tony Award as best actor for his role in the 1986 revival of Joe Orton’s Loot. He appeared in a number of other TV shows, TV movies and miniseries, including Alias, Xena: Warrior Princess, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, Miami Vice, Sex and the City and Hotel.
Keating was born Oct. 22, 1941 in London and died Saturday. He is survived by his wife, »
- The Deadline Team
Charles Keating, who won a 1996 Daytime Emmy for his work as a villain on Another World, has died at the age of 72 in Weston, Conn. No cause of death has been announced. Keating appeared in other soap operas, including Port Charles and All My Children, and had numerous TV and film credits that included The Thomas Crown Affair, Brideshead Revisited, Awakenings and The Bodyguard. Keating also was nominated three other times in the 1990s for Daytime Emmys for his work on Another World before his win, and for a Tony Award as best actor for his role in the 1986 revival of Joe Orton’s Loot. He appeared in a number […] »
Soap opera star Charles Keating has died at the age of 72 after a long battle with cancer, The Wrap reports. The British actor was best known for his work on All My Children, Port Charles, and Another World, for which he won a Daytime Emmy in 1996. The veteran actor also appeared in numerous films, including 1992's The Bodyguard, 1999's The Thomas Crown Affair, and 2005's Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo. In addition to his work on soap operas, Keating also had guest roles on Sex and the [...] »
Charles Keating passed away at 72.
British actor Charles Keating has died at the age of 72.
The Wrap reports that Keating had been battling cancer.
Keating's acting credits date back to 1956 in As The World Turns. He was known for his acting in Soap Operas starring in All My Children, Port Charles and Another World. His role as Carl Hutchins on Another World won him an Emmy in 1996.
Keating is survived by his wife and two sons.
Charles Keating has passed. I am so very sad. Along w/ @LindaDano he was my very first acting teacher. The actress I am is because of them.
— alicia coppola (@alicia_coppola) August 9, 2014 »
Veteran soap opera actor, Charles Keating, has died at the age of 72. He had been fighting cancer. Keating has starred on daytime dramas “All My Children,” “Port Charles” and “Another World.” His work as Carl Hutchins on “Another World” garnered the actor an Emmy in 1996. His extensive credits include the films “The Thomas Crown Affair,” “The Bodyguard” and “Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo.” He has appeared on television shows “Alias,” “Xena: Warrior Princess” and “Hercules.” See photos: Hollywood's Notable Deaths of 2014 Additionally, he was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Actor in 1986 for a revival of Joe Orton's “Loot. »
- Jethro Nededog
Soap Opera Digest confirmed the news on Saturday, after one of Keating’s former costars, Alicia Coppola (Aw‘s Lorna), shared this on Twitter.
Charles Keating has passed. I am so very sad. Along w/ @LindaDano he was my very first acting teacher. The actress I am is because of them.—
alicia coppola (@alicia_coppola) August 09, 2014
A cause of death has not yet been disclosed.
Born in London, England, Keating worked with the Royal »
Our continuing look back at some of the biggest summers we've lived through takes us back 15 years to one of the best recent movie seasons overall. In honor of the 2014 summer movie season, Team HitFix will be delivering a mini-series of articles flashing back to key summers from years past. There will be one each month, diving into the marquee events of the era, their impact on the writer and their implications on today's multiplex culture. We continue today with a look back at the summer of 1999. It was the summer I became Moriarty. To be fair, I had been contributing to Ain't It Cool for a little while already by that point, and I had been slowly but surely embracing the potential of the website and the audience that I was reaching. I had already taken a few trips to Austin, including a memorable stay at the third Quentin Tarantino Film Festival, »
- Drew McWeeny
Why do we play games? Some might say it’s purely for the challenge, others may insist it’s for the love of competition, certain misguided individuals may even say it’s not the outcome that counts but rather the taking part. Whether the arena is an Olympic stadium or dining room table, ultimately, we play to win.
For centuries we have competed within the rules and regulations of games (sometimes outside of according to that gold monopoly money stuffed in your back pocket) in the hope of triumphing over our fellow-man or woman and in the process walk away with our pockets filled with the spoils and our bellies brimming over with a comforting cocktail of pride and hubris.
However, when it comes to depictions of games on the big screen, there’s often a far greater prize on the line: the fate of the planet, the heart of a lover, »
- Brody Rossiter
Nicholas Cage is attached to John McTiernan’s first post-prison film, Red Squad. The legendary action director (Die Hard, Predator, Last Action Hero, Die Hard…) spent 12-months last year in prison after getting mixed up in a shady wiretapping affair with racketeering Pi Anthony Pellicano. Released in February, McTiernan has been busy prepping his comeback. Needless to say, it’s not a prison movie… Lining up a sequel to his 1999 heist flick, The Thomas Crown Affair (something about Alexander The Great’s missing lions turning up at...
- Paul Bradshaw
Action director John McTiernan's trouble with the law may soon be ending (read all about it here) which means he'll soon be able to get back to work. And earlier this year, his first post-prison project "Red Squad" made some headlines, but not much has been heard since. But if all goes well, it looks like he's found a leading man. THR reports that Nicolas Cage (of course) is attached to "Red Squad," penned by Cam Cannon and Jorge Suarez, about a band of mercenaries who face off against a drug lord in a Mexican border town. Cool beans, right? Well, not so fast. More legal troubles including foreclosure and bankruptcy could complicate things as that matter still has to go before the courts, so don't cross your fingers just yet. (We don't know all the legal mumbo jumbo, but hit the trade for all the details). And the »
- Kevin Jagernauth
After serving 12 months in prison due to his involvement in the Anthony Pellicano wiretapping scandal – in which he lied to an FBI agent about his history with Pellicano - Die Hard helmer John McTiernan is finally ready to jump back into filmmaking. Though the bankrupt director is still struggling to recover from the prison stint, word is that his DEA thriller Red Squad is gearing up to shoot soon, with Nicolas Cage attached to star.
Apparently, McTiernan is under the gun to get moving on Red Squad and other projects, so that he can fight foreclosure on his ranch by proving in an evidentiary hearing on July 8th that he’ll soon be able to pay off bank loans with money from directing. In the film, Cage will play “a former DEA agent with a rogue streak.” The story focuses on the agent and his select team of mercenaries, who »
- Isaac Feldberg
We have all been waiting with bated breath for John McTiernan to get out of prison and begin his return to film directing. Last month, we learned that McTiernan scripted a sequel to The Thomas Crown Affair while he was incarcerated on top of a potential film called Red Squad that he is officially attached to. While McTiernan's financial situation remains in limbo due to bankruptcy issues, Red Squad may get underway and now has a potential leading man in the form of Nicolas Cage. Cage, »
- Alex Maidy
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