Sean Connery

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2013

    The British Guy Samples the Tea at the Renaissance Faire

    Regular readers may remember that I found it amusing to review cream teas and high teas around Dallas, comparing them to their British counterparts. While many of you didn't agree that this was in fact amusing, that's never stopped me before. For the third in a highly infrequent series, I am for som ... More >>

  • Film

    November 1, 2012

    James Bond, Out of Time

    Fifty years in, the spy is ever less relevant — and still beloved. Why?

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2012

    What The Fuck Happened To Vodka?

    Remember when Sean Connery ordered a Smirnoff martini "shaken, not stirred," while appearing in Goldfinger? The vodka bottle's label was not-so-casually displayed facing the camera, kicking off a whorish product placement campaign that runs through all the Bond films. Back in the Connery days, thoug ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 2, 2012
  • Blogs

    September 8, 2011

    After Shweddy Balls Ice Cream, 10 Other SNL Sketches That Need to Be Food

    ​Ben & Jerry's announced its production of "Schweddy Balls" flavored ice cream today,  "vanilla ice cream with a hint of rum" and flecked with big ol' fudge balls. Sounds pretty tasty, actually. More importantly, it got us thinking, which we try to do sparingly: What other Saturday Night ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2010

    At Today's Economic Development Committee Meeting, Where Downtown Comes Alive!

    The Grand Ricchi, some day​Afternoon, Unfair Friends! Once again I find myself at City Hall, moving and shaking as I do among the political hoi polloi, bringing you the livest, bloggingest account of today's Economic Development Committee, wherein we'll be hearing about the Downtown Connection TIF ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2010

    A Vintage Clip of Bobbie Wygant Interviewing Harrison Ford in '77 Is Making Rounds Today

    Bobbie Wygant Interviews Harrison Ford for Star Wars 1977 from on Vimeo.First it appeared on The New York Times's Web site this morning, courtesy fellow nostalgist Dave Itzkoff (who actually stumbled across it on The Daily; then, MTV's. This six-minute clip of Channel 5's Bobbie W ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 13, 2010
  • Culture

    October 15, 2009
  • Film

    November 13, 2008

    Quantum of Solace

    More lead than gold, Bond's latest gets the finger

  • Calendar

    October 30, 2008

    Mickey With Strings

    The DSO takes on Disney classics

  • Film

    May 22, 2008

    Intruder in the Dust

    Its very own temple of doom, Kingdom of the Crystal Skull digs Indy into a deep hole

  • News

    May 1, 2008

    Ask a Mexican

    Yeah, but can you imagine a macho Mexican man wearing a skirt?

  • Film

    September 6, 2007

    Owen, Clive Owen

    Shoot 'Em Up proves that its star could have been a killer Bond

  • News

    September 6, 2007

    Choke On It

    North Texas gets schooled on the nasty politics of dirty air

  • Home Entertainment

    March 15, 2007
  • Film

    November 16, 2006

    Royale Flush

    The Bond franchise takes a gamble on a new guy and comes up aces

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2006

    A Bonding Experience

    Me, I've been opposed to every Bond election since Sean Connery stepped down. But I do think Daniel Craig is an interesting choice. Dallas' Only Daily is in the midst of running one of its occasional series of stories, with this particular package aimed at explaining (and, let's face it, pimping) th ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 25, 2006

    Indiana Jones Forever

    Harrison Ford whips the Inwood

  • Calendar

    April 27, 2006

    Star-Crossed Eyes

    This, a tale of Prohibition and romance

  • Dining

    May 12, 2005

    Queu's Who

    How do you get past a bouncer?

  • Film

    November 18, 2004

    Cage Death Match

    National Treasure makes one long for a good movie... like Con Air

  • Film

    July 10, 2003

    Minor League

    The comic-book Gentlemen have never been more flat

  • News

    February 27, 2003

    Play Ball

    Plus: Spring Fever, No Sheet

  • Film

    November 21, 2002

    Rising Stock

    With Berry, the interest is high--and, indeed, the latest Bond yields a big payoff

  • Film

    July 11, 2002

    Flame On

    Reign of Fire somehow makes dragons and Matthew McConaughey entertaining

  • Film

    August 16, 2001

    Untrue West

    He's cuddly, goofy and often a bore. Meet the new Jesse James.

  • Culture

    February 1, 2001

    Drag King

    Actor-comic Eddie Izzard just wants to be loved

  • Film

    November 16, 2000

    Green Dregs and Ham

    The new Dr. Seuss adaptation is far more cynical than the Grinch ever was

  • Calendar

    June 22, 2000

    Science friction

    Where good villains go to make a buck

  • Film

    November 18, 1999

    Enough is enough

    The new Bond movie ain't that different from, oh, the last 18

  • Film

    June 3, 1999

    Monkey don't

    Instinct offers gorillas in the midst of one mediocre movie

  • News

    May 20, 1999

    The New School

    Everything I need to know about the modern American teen I learned by going to the movies

  • Film

    April 29, 1999

    The great caper collapse

    Connery runs on empty in art-heist romance

  • Culture

    April 22, 1999

    The sound of a musical

    DTC's South Pacific should be heard and not seen

  • Calendar

    February 25, 1999

    Night & Day

    February 25 - March 3, 1999

  • Film

    January 21, 1999

    Love for sale

    The relentlessly earnest Playing by Heart talks itself to death

  • Film

    July 30, 1998

    Talking down

    Samuel L. Jackson and Kevin Spacey can't negotiate their way through this thrill-free thriller

  • Calendar

    June 25, 1998

    Night & Day

    June 25 - July 1, 1999

  • Film

    December 18, 1997

    007 by the numbers

    Most of Tomorrow Never Dies lacks the wit and inventiveness of the best Bond

  • Film

    May 15, 1997

    One angry man

    As Night Falls, Lumet proves even his failures possess spunk and spark

  • Film

    June 6, 1996

    Special effect

    Dragon slaying with a lot of Heart and even a little soul

  • Film

    April 4, 1996

    Blood ties

    Artless but sincere, A Family Thing thrives on simplicity of feeling

  • Film

    July 6, 1995

    The sword and the stoned

    First Knight turns the Arthurian legends into a Hollywood botch job

  • Film

    March 2, 1995

    An ass and a banjo

    If you haven't seen Just Cause, don't read this article