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Notebook Reviews: ROBIN HOOD: PRINCE OF THIEVES

Kevin Reynolds – 1991 Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves is an old-fashioned Hollywood swashbuckler. Kevin Costner is on fine form as the eponymous hero in this Kevin Reynolds-directed adventure and Alan Rickman chews the scenery in his iconic turn [...]

September 24, 2023

Kevin Costner – The Last Of The Hollywood Cowboys

Born on the 18 January, 1955, Kevin Costner was an avid film fan who up in California. Fascinated by epic westerns such as Red River and How the West Was Won, he dreamed of being cowboy (a dream that would be fulfilled many years later). Following [...]

January 18, 2022

Remembering The Great Roger Moore

The great Roger Moore is the charismatic star who is best known for his 12-year run as James Bond from 1973 to 1985, along with his turn as Simon Templar in the television series The Saint, a show which ran from 1962-1969. Moore was born in London [...]

October 14, 2021

Brian De Palma – Master Of Suspense

The great Brian De Palma was born on 11 September 1940. He has always been a director that defies convention. He’s an outsider that managed to get into the Hollywood system and subvert it. In the early days his love of the thriller led to him [...]

September 11, 2021

Remembering The Great Sean Connery

Born Thomas Sean Connery on 25 August 1930 in Edinburgh, Scotland, Connery was a bodybuilder before taking to a career in acting in the 1950s. He started on stage before early roles in films such as On The Fiddle and Darby O’Gill And [...]

August 25, 2021

Notebook Reviews: DR. NO

Terence Young – 1962 Dr. No is the first – and one of the finest James Bond films. Sean Connery became an instant movie-star and icon with his turn as Bond, James Bond. It’s perfect casting and Connery delivers suave masculinity [...]

August 18, 2021

Notebook Reviews: THE MAN WHO WOULD BE KING

John Huston – 1975 Based on Rudyard Kipling’s tale, John Huston‘s The Man Who Would Be King is an old-fashioned boys’ own adventure which features the brilliant pairing of Sean Connery and Michael Caine (they’re [...]

June 6, 2021

The Great Jack Nicholson

The great Jack Nicholson turned 84 years old on 2021. Nicholson’s Hollywood career has been anything but conventional. As an actor he has played the game his own way, choosing a selection of roles, which on paper appear to be oddball decisions [...]

April 22, 2021

Uncovering Curiosities: Caspar Wrede’s RANSOM

Few actors have turned their backs on stardom like Sean Connery. The James Bond movies launched Connery into a level of global success few had experienced until that time. He loathed the attention and he tried to distance himself from James Bond as [...]

April 22, 2021

Notebook Reviews: RISING SUN

Philip Kaufman – 1993 Philip Kaufman’s Rising Sun is the other Michael Crichton adaptation from 1993. It’s a good thriller, but it seems like everyone involved is taking this Crichton potboiler just a little too seriously, As [...]

March 14, 2021

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