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August 28, 2014

Pierce Brosnan's 10 Best Movies

This weekend, Pierce Brosnan rejoins the action-star ranks with The November Man, a new thriller from director Roger Donaldson (The Bank Job) about a retired CIA agent lured back into the game for one last mission. But if the sight of the former James Bond coolly wielding a pistol reminds you of Brosnan's past secret-agent glories, we're here to remind you that his filmography is about so much more than characters with a certain set of skills; in fact, he's been part of a long series of critically acclaimed -- and eclectic -- projects. How many of your favorites match up with the critics? Let's start the countdown and find out!More…

November 23, 2007

Total Recall: Thank Goodness For Hit Men

This week, Timothy Olyphant stars in Hitman, the tale of a skilled contract killer who finds himself in the midst of deadly political intrigue. Here at RT, we thought it would be a good time to explore the dark, disreputable cinematic world of the gun-for-hire.More…

September 10, 2007

RT Goes Behind The Lines With The Hunting Party's Richard Shepard

Richard Shepard recently sat down with Rotten Tomatoes to discuss gallows humor, international conspiracy, why wartime cameramen think they're invincible, and (because why not?) the future of cinema. More…

July 30, 2007

Frank Miller Faults Weinsteins for Sin City 2 Delay

While sitting on a Comic Con panel, Frank Miller was asked about the hold-up on Sin City 2. (Numerous times, probably.) And it looks like the celebrated author / artist / filmmaker is laying the blame solely at the feet of the Weinstein brothers.More…

January 26, 2007

Another "Crown" for Brosnan

Pierce Brosnan took a detour into indie productions after hanging up his Bond tux and martini -- most recently in "The Matador" and "Seraphim Falls" -- but he's prepping a return to the big-budget life via a sequel to 1999's "The Thomas Crown Affair."More…

January 26, 2006

Critical Consensus: Annapolis and Momma Disappoint, While Nanny Casts an Innocuous Spell

Annapolis, the renowned naval military school, is an institution steeped in history; unfortunately, the movie can lay claim to that as well. Starring James Franco as a new recruit who needs to set his priorities straight, the movie's shopworn story and clich�s will remind viewers of "Rocky," "Top Gun," and "An Officer and a Gentleman," movies "Annapolis" can't favorably stand against. Currently at 10% on the Tomatometer, the best encouragement we can give "Annapolis" is better luck tomorrow.More…

September 21, 2005

Toronto Film Fest: "A History of Violence," "Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang," "Elizabethtown," and "The Matador"

Here are capsule reviews of four relatively good films I saw at the Toronto International Film Festival. Be on the lookout for these flicks in the coming months.More…

September 21, 2005

Trailer Bulletin: The Matador

AOL Moviefone has the first trailer for the offbeat action-comedy "The Matador," which stars Pierce Brosnan, Greg Kinnear, and Hope Davis in a tale of friendship, travel, and murder.More…

September 8, 2005

Brosnan to Participate in "The Topkapi Affair"

FilmFocus' Joe Utichi brings some news from former Bond-sman Pierce Brosnan, and it looks like the class-act actor will be bringing Eric Ambler's novel "Light of Day" to the big screen. Adapted into the 1964 film "Topkapi," "Light of Day" will act as inspiration to "The Topkapi Affair," a rendition in which Mr. Brosnan will reprise his role from "The Thomas Crown Affair." (Got all that?)More…