Sean Connery

Sean Connery: 5 great scifi/fantasy roles

Article: Sean Connery: 5 great scifi/fantasy roles

Sure, he’s Bond (arguably the best), in GOLDFINGER and FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE (among others). Yeah, he won an Oscar for playing a grizzled Chicago lawman in THE UNTOUCHABLES. And of course, he’s a professor-adventurer in INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE. But, wow — has Sean Connery been in a lot of scifi and fantasy movies! Here are five of our favorites:

Brian De Palma and the power of THE UNTOUCHABLES

Article: Brian De Palma and the power of THE UNTOUCHABLES

Back in in 1987, when Brian De Palma came out with THE UNTOUCHABLES — which airs tonight at 10P — nobody quite knew what to expect. True, it was a much-anticipated crime epic about the small group of Chicago law enforcement officials led by Elliot Ness (Kevin Costner) who brought down Al Capone (Robert De Niro) at the height of Prohibition, written by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and filmmaker David Mamet, but nobody quite knew which Brian De Palma was going to show up.

The making of an "impossible" movie: THE NAME OF THE ROSE

Article: The making of an "impossible" movie: THE NAME OF THE ROSE

When director Jean-Jacques Annaud first announced that he would be making a film adaptation of THE NAME OF THE ROSE — airing on Sundance Channel this Sunday at 10:05PM — many were perplexed, if not aghast. Umberto Eco’s thick historical novel was a gripping medieval mystery, true, but it was also a dense meditation on linguistics, theology, the legacy of the Classical Age and history in general, from a proud academic who had previously been known mainly for his brilliant books and essays about semiotics, literary theory and aesthetics. The novel was a remarkable combination of page-turning suspense and heady philosophy —- how on earth would it translate to film, and a big-budget one at that?

FULL FRONTAL FASHION highlights

Article: FULL FRONTAL FASHION highlights

Mike Meyers and Sir Sean Connery Think of this as your FULL FRONTAL FASHION cliff notes. Spring — and love — are in the air! Don’t miss supermodel and photographer, Elle Muliarchyk’s, fashion love story. GOING TO MARKET explores the process of how looks move off the runway and into you hands. Check out this…