The November Man

Pierce Brosnan is back and he's bad
Pierce Brosnan and Olga Kurylenko
Directed by Roger Donaldson

Who got the band back together? Spy thriller "The November Man" stars Pierce Brosnan, the former James Bond, as a lethal CIA agent. The Damsel in Distress is Olga Kurylenko, the Bond Girl from Daniel Craig’s "Quantum of Solace." We are about one step away from having a villain with a third nipple. The "November Man" answers one evergreen debate among Bond fans: could Brosnan have played a ... more >

THE LOVE PUNCH | In case you missed it

A classic comedy caper set on the Riviera
Pierce Brosnan and Emma Thompson
Directed by Joel Hopkins

There are two types of British indie movies. Some are touched with deep or crazy ideas too creative for mainstream release. Others give middle-aged British stars something to do in between “Harry Potter” movies. Emma Thompson and Pierce Brosnan are the middle-age British stars of record in Jeff Hopkins’s romantic comedy, “The Love Punch.” They play a divorced English couple driven to both ... more >

James Bond on Reddit

Reddit crowd-sources big screen heroes

Bond or Batman: who's the fairest of them all?

Scared or turned on? A Reddit reader put together a composite picture of all the actors having interpreted the M.I.6 agent in an attempt at revealing the real face of James Bond. Sean Connery and Pierce Brosnan are very recognizable, whereas Timothy Dalton and Roger Moore tend to get lost in the alpha-Brit melee. If nothing else, this fun project may help give some ideas to the producers of the ... more >

The Ghost Writer

[rating=1] It might occur to you after watching "The Ghost Writer" how little the mystery really needs to matter in a mystery. The film’s would-be stumper isn’t much of one. The solution doesn’t impress. Yet you move slowly and unstoppably into its silent unease. "The Ghost Writer" is, predominantly, a film of mood and execution. As such, Roman Polanski’s new film is one of my easiest top-graders ... more >