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Culture, The Exhibitionist New on Video: Low-Budget Brosnan in <i>Nomads</i>

New on Video: Low-Budget Brosnan in Nomads

Pierce Brosnan is a handsome, handsome man. I'll always associate him with my first girlfriend, who had a deep crush on him, a crush that translated into us watching everything that was available in Brosnan's filmography. We got…
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Film, "Love Is All You Need": Bitter Widower Romance

"Love Is All You Need": Bitter Widower Romance

Dean Martin first sang his much-loved "That's Amore" as a duet with Jerry Lewis in the 1953 Martin & Lewis picture The Caddy. Unfortunately, the countless movies and television shows that have used the song since then have opted for…
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Film, The Thrill of 'The Hunting Party'

The Thrill of 'The Hunting Party'

Until 2005, Richard Shepard's was a lamentable direct-to-prop-plane filmography populated with such forgettable titles as Cool Blue, Oxygen, Mexico City, and The Linguini Incident, the latter of which was a heist film most notable for pairing David Bowie and Buck…
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Home Entertainment, DVDish Bond in a Bikini

Bond in a Bikini

The Matador (Weinstein) Richard Shepard's spec script, sent to Pierce Brosnan's production company out of desperation, wound up as 2005's best buddy pic -- damned if I can recall a funnier movie from last year, except the one with the…
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Film, Pure Bull

Pure Bull

What's an unemployed former superspy to do? Faced with a midlife career change, suave Pierce Brosnan seems to have chosen wry self-mockery, reinventing himself as a scruffy, fallen James Bond surrogate, sometimes still furnished with a license to kill and…
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Film, Glorious Sea

Glorious Sea

What Winged Migration was to birds, Deep Blue is to the ocean -- a breathtaking nature documentary cheapened slightly by melodramatic voice-over. In an opening that swells with import, Pierce Brosnan speaks in worshipful tones, informing us that our planet…
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Film, Redemption Thong

Redemption Thong

The witless inanity of After the Sunset is so numbing that the sole reason for any living creature to sit through it -- man, woman, or household pet -- is to marvel at the speed and variety of actress Salma…
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Film, Bar Code

Bar Code

Laws of Attraction is the kind of film you might mistake for "cute" or "charming" at first glance. Maybe you will open the paper and spot the ad with Pierce Brosnan and Julianne Moore canoodling and think to yourself how…
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Film, Swiss Cheese

Swiss Cheese

Poor old MGM -- the once-golden studio that has been battered and abused by ever-changing ownership and management for nearly three decades now -- still has one sure-shot franchise among its assets: the James Bond series, whose longevity is astounding.…
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