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‘The Saint’ VOD Review

Stars: Adam Rayner, Eliza Dushku, Roger Moore, James Remar, Thomas Kretschmann, Enrique Murciano, Sammi Hanratty, Kirsty Mitchell, Yani Gellman, Greg Grunberg, Beatrice Rosen, Ian Ogilvy, Alec Secareanu, Sonalii Castillo, Christopher Villiers | Written by Jesse Alexander, Tony Giglio | Directed by Ernie Barbarash

An expanded version of a failed TV pilot, whose first trailer debuted waaay back in 2013, this iteration of The Saint is already on the backfoot before it begins. You have a rejected pilot, “fixed” with reshoots, Twice(!) – which is why Ernie Barbarash is now the credited director and not Simon West (Con Air, Tomb Raider) who is now credited as Executive Producer instead – and featuring not one but Two previous Saints in the cast, Roger Moore and Ian Ogilvy, just to remind you of how good both actors were in the role… Oh, and then there’s memories of the Val Kilmer movie to sour the audiences view
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A tribute to The Man Who Haunted Himself – Roger Moore’s finest hour

Mark Allison Aug 3, 2017

The late, wonderful Roger Moore will always be remembered for Bond, but The Man Who Haunted Himself might just be his best performance...

When Sir Roger Moore sadly passed away earlier this year, accounts of his life and career understandably focused on his seven spectacular outings as James Bond 007. Personally, I rewatched The Spy Who Loved Me for the 75th time, basking once again in his effortless charm and flawlessly tailored leisure suits.

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Of his career outside the Bond franchise, many obituaries focused on his early television work in The Saint and The Persuaders!, in which he played similarly suave, elegantly dressed adventurers. But despite his own self-deprecation, Roger Moore’s acting abilities were more varied than one is often led to believe. His career extended far beyond the eyebrow-raising antics of the Bond films,
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Catch the Failed Saint Pilot on VOD Next Week

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Directed by Ernie Barbarash, The Saint is an all-new reboot of the pop culture phenomenon which spanned decades. Staring Adam Rayner (Tyrant) as The Saint, along with Eliza Dushku (Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Dollhouse TV), and featuring a cameo from the late Sir Roger Moore who starred in the original 1960s TV series, The Saint is a mystery spy thriller for a new generation. Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment celebrates the digital release of The Saint on Digital HD/VOD on July 11, 2017.

With a new cast and new plot, The Saint, a modern-day Robin Hood, faces 21st Century challenges. Simon Templar is The Saint, and the stakes are higher than ever. His latest adventure involves $2.5 billion in African aid funds, a persistent FBI agent, and an innocent girl held hostage.

With a history of intrigue, from the original novels in the 1920s, to the movies and a TV series in the 60s,
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Horror Highlights: Kate Beckinsale at Wizard World Sacramento, Peelers Blu-ray / DVD, Attack Of The 50 Foot Film Fest

If you live on the West Coast and you're a fan of Death Dealer Selene from the Underworld movies, then you'll want to mark the weekend of June 17th–18th on your calendar, because Kate Beckinsale will be a featured guest at Wizard World Sacramento. In today's Horror Highlights, we also have details on the Blu-ray / DVD release of Peelers and the lineup for Attack of the 50 Foot Film Fest in Atlanta.

Kate Beckinsale to Attend Wizard World Sacramento: Press Release: "Sacramento, Calif., June 5, 2017 – Kate Beckinsale, star of such films as Underworld and Pearl Harbor, and Val Kilmer, standout in Batman Forever and Top Gun, have been added to the top-flight celebrity roster at Wizard World Comic Con Sacramento at the Sacramento Convention Center. Both will appear on Saturday and Sunday, June 17-18, when they will greet fans, sign autographs, pose for photo ops and conduct interactive Q&A sessions with fans.
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Ed Catto: Live and Let Love the One You’re With

Last week, the front page of The New York Times mourned the death of Roger Moore. Shockingly, they ran a photo from Live and Let Die showing the actor, as James Bond, in bed with Jane Seymour, right there on the front page.

How fitting. But there’s a catch. While I’m a big James Bond fan, amongst 007 fans, Sean Connery is always revered at the “real” face of Bond. I get that. And if fact, when I read James Bond prose adventures I generally conjure up Connery’s face and voice as I visualize the scenes.

On the other hand… there was a 70s sentiment that admonished us all to love the one we’re with. And growing up, Roger Moore was the Bond I was with.

I clearly remember the day when my parents were debating the merits of taking my brother, Colin, and me to see a movie.
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Pierce Brosnan Pays Tribute to Fellow James Bond Actor Roger Moore

Pierce Brosnan Pays Tribute to Fellow James Bond Actor Roger Moore
Sir Roger Moore, the longest-serving actor to ever take on the role of James Bond, unfortunately passed away at the age of 89 last week. To say we lost a legend would be an understatement, and the world knows it. One of his fellow James Bond stars, Pierce Brosnan, has now penned a touching, heartfelt and lengthy tribute to Roger Moore, revealing how much respect he had for the actor, as well as some personal insights into their relationship.

Pierce Brosnan penned the column for Variety, in which, he describes Roger Moore as his "first real hero". Roger Moore starred in seven James Bond movies, starting with Live and Let Die and ending with A View to a Kill from the years of 1973 to 1985. In the column, Brosnan explains that, even before his role turn as 007, Roger Moore influenced him on the TV series The Saint as Simon Templar. Here's what
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Pierce Brosnan Reflects on the 'Kindness and Humanity' of Late James Bond Star Roger Moore

Pierce Brosnan Reflects on the 'Kindness and Humanity' of Late James Bond Star Roger Moore
Pierce Brosnan is paying tribute to fellow James Bond star, Roger Moore.

Following the 89-year-old actor's death last week, Brosnan penned an emotional essay for Variety, published on Tuesday, in which he opens up about Moore's impact on his own life and career, calling the star his "first real hero."

"Only on reflection do I see how much of an influence Roger Moore had on me as a young Irish immigrant lad from the banks of the River Boyne," Brosnan wrote. "I guess the combination of Bond and The Saint ignited a flame for fame in my heart of innocent wonder. I wanted to be up there. Roger as the Saint made me believe in his world. And before I knew it, the man who was the Saint transformed into James Bond, an even greater hero to me as a boy."

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Moore starred as anti-hero Simon Templar in the
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The Hitman's Bodyguard, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Valerian, and more make our weekly movie news

The Hitman's Bodyguard, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Valerian, and more make our weekly movie newsThe Hitman's Bodyguard, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Valerian, and more make our weekly movie newsZachary Dent5/26/2017 4:46:00 Pm

A lot of new trailers, clips, and exciting news in general dropped this week! We've got it all coming at you to start the weekend off right.

We got some sad news this week, Sir Roger Moore passed away. Before we dive into our usual roundup of movie news we must acknowledge Roger Moore's illustrious career in Hollywood. He played the iconic character of James Bond 7 times between 1973 and 1985 (Live and Let Die, The Spy who Loved Me, and Moonraker being the most notable). He was the title character in the successful TV series The Saint. Many may also know him from the comedy The Cannonball Run. His career lasted decades but came to an end today when he passed away.
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Here's Exactly What's Happening With the Top Gun Sequel

With movies and TV shows being rebooted left and right, it would be more surprising if Hollywood chose to leave something alone. A Top Gun sequel has been rumored for years, and Tom Cruise himself has confirmed that yes, it's happening. It's been a long road, so before we get too excited about who's coming back or what the story will be, let's take a look at the timeline of news. Jan. 26, 2016: Jerry Bruckheimer Tweets About Top Gun 2 Just got back from a weekend in New Orleans to see my old friend @TomCruise and discuss a little Top Gun 2. pic.twitter.com/vA2xK7S7JS - Jerry Bruckheimer (@Bruckheimerjb) January 26, 2016 Bruckheimer incited a riot among fans when he tweeted this picture with his old buddy, hinting that the sequel is definitely on the table. Oct. 21, 2016: Tom Cruise Said They're "Trying to Figure It Out" While
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James Bond Actors Pay Tribute to Sir Roger Moore

James Bond Actors Pay Tribute to Sir Roger Moore
The world lost a legend today, as Sir Roger Moore, the man who played 007 in seven James Bond movies, passed away after losing a battle with cancer. Moore, who was 89 years old, was the man who played the character for the longest and brought a very distinct style to the role of Bond. Now, his fellow James Bond stars have released statements, paying tribute to the late actor.

Roger Moore famously took over the lead role in the James Bond franchise following Sean Connery's departure once he completed Diamonds are Forever. Despite Connery's mixed feelings toward the producers of the franchise, he never harbored ill will for Roger Moore and released a statement to Entertainment Weekly following the news of his passing. Here's what he had to say.

"I was very sad to hear of Roger's passing. We had an unusually long relationship, by Hollywood standards, that was filled with jokes and laughter.
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Pierce Brosnan on Roger Moore: He ‘Was the Greatest Bond of His Time’

Pierce Brosnan on Roger Moore: He ‘Was the Greatest Bond of His Time’
Pierce Brosnan is paying tribute to Sir Roger Moore, the James Bond who came before him.

In a statement to People, the Tomorrow Never Dies actor said, “Sir Roger Moore was the greatest Bond of his time.”

“He embraced the role with an easy charm and grace that let us all in on the game,” the statement read. “He saved the world seven times and then went on to become an even greater man working to ‘save the children’ with Unicef.”

Brosnan continued, “He never forgot the audience and we shall never forget him. I am proud to have followed in your footsteps Sir Roger.
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Universal's Dark Universe, Valerian, Despicable Me 3, and more make our daily movie news

Universal's Dark Universe, Valerian, Despicable Me 3, and more make our daily movie news Universal's Dark Universe, Valerian, Despicable Me 3, and more make our daily movie news Zachary Dent5/23/2017 5:10:00 Pm

In today's daily movie news we are introduced to a "shared monster movie universe", a brand new franchise casts their lead actor, a couple new teasers were released, and we mourn the unfortunate passing of the great actor Sir Roger Moore.

Before we dive into our usual roundup of movie news we must acknowledge Roger Moore's illustrious career in Hollywood. He played the iconic character of James Bond 7 times between 1973 and 1985 (Live and Let Die, The Spy who Loved Me, and Moonraker being the most notable). He was the title character in the successful TV series The Saint. Many may also know him from the comedy The Cannonball Run. His career lasted decades but came to an
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Former James Bond Sir Roger Moore Has Passed Away

Sir Roger Moore has passed away in Switzerland following a battle with cancer. He was 89 years old. Moore was the third actor to ever play James Bond, taking over from Sean Connery with 1973's Live and Let Die. He'd go on to star in a total of seven Bond films over the course of twelve years, giving him the record as the longest-serving Bond. He also happens to be the first Bond actor to have passed away. Born in 1927, Moore enjoyed quite a prolific life as a television star - most notably in The Saint - before signing on for Bond. After his spy era ended, Moore took a bit of a break from acting. He would go on to pop up in small roles here and there, often in ways that showed off his self-aware sense of humor (like Spice World), but largely spent his later years on...

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Sir Roger Moore Has Passed Away

Sir Roger Moore, best known for portraying James Bond in seven installments of the spy series, has died, according to his official Twitter account. He was 89. Moore's screen career dated back to the 1940s and gained momentum through the 1950s. His breakthrough international role came on TV's The Saint, starting in 1962. He embodied Simon Templar as a charming adventurer through six seasons. When Sean Connery declined to return as 007 after Diamonds Are Forever, Moore came on board and faced heavy criticism from fans who felt he pushed the character too far into light comedy. But those same criticisms are what made his interpretation of Bond so distinctive, likable and personable. In Live and Let Die, The Man with the Golden Gun, and...

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Celebrities Remember Roger Moore: ‘The King of Cool’

Celebrities Remember Roger Moore: ‘The King of Cool’
Tributes to the late Roger Moore flooded social media Tuesday following the announcement that the James Bond actor had died at the age of 89 in Switzerland. Singer Boy George hailed Moore as “the king of cool” while Oscar-winning actor Russell Crowe tweeted succinctly: “Roger Moore, loved him.”

R.I.P Sir Roger Moore. He was the king of cool.

Boy George (@BoyGeorge) May 23, 2017

In a series of tweets Crowe went on to say he had tried to dress like Moore’s “The Saint” character Simon Templar as a kid.

Roger Moore , loved him

Russell Crowe (@russellcrowe) May 23, 2017

At 10 I used to try to dress like Simon Templar .

My mother worked part time at the Indonesian embassy.

Added intrigue to my persona .

Russell Crowe (@russellcrowe) May 23, 2017

MGM chairman and CEO Gary Barber issued a statement saying the actor, who had been a “beloved part of the MGM family for decades,” would
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Roger Moore, Former James Bond Actor, Passes Away at 89

Roger Moore, Former James Bond Actor, Passes Away at 89
Roger Moore, who is best known for playing James Bond in seven movies throughout the 70s and 80s, has passed away at the age of 89. The actor succumbed to cancer. The veteran star died in Switzerland. It has been announced that he will have a private funeral in Monaco in accordance with his wishes.

To some, Roger Moore is the only James Bond that matters. To others, he is the quintessential Bond, personifying the sexiness and cool European swagger that made his take on the character slightly different than those that came before him and those that followed. He was the first to present Bond with a grand sense of humor, that hasn't been matched in any of other movies in this long running series. But no matter what your stance on the matter is, Moore is one of the best Bonds to ever sip a Martini and chase both
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Film News: Roger Moore, Who Portrayed James Bond, Dies at 89

Switzerland – Of all the breathless hype that comes with each new James Bond movie, the man who played Bond the longest (and in the most films) is often forgotten. Sir Roger Moore – he was knighted for his charity work – portrayed Bond from 1972 to 1985, and died in Switzerland on May 22, 2017. He was 89.

The roguish Moore portrayed Britain’s most famous spy with a air of sophistication and humor, eschewing the harder edge that the first Bond, Sean Connery, had established. From the first film, “Live and Let Die” (1972) to 13 years later with “A View to a Kill,” Moore defined Bond for a generation of 1970s and ‘80s filmgoers. He had been an established British TV actor before taking on his most famous role, and even made inroads in America on the popular series “Maverick” in 1960.

Roger Moore Strikes a Familiar Pose as James Bond

Photo credit: Eon Productions

Roger Moore was
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Former James Bond Sir Roger Moore Has Passed Away

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Sir Roger Moore has passed away in Switzerland following a battle with cancer. He was 89 years old. Moore took over as James Bond from Sean Connery with 1973's Live and Let Die. He'd go on to star in a total of 7 Bond films over the course of 12 years, giving him the record as the longest-serving Bond. He also happens to be the first Bond actor to have passed away. Born in 1927, Moore enjoyed quite a prolific life as a television star -- most notably in The Saint -- before...

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Sir Roger Moore (1927-2017)

By Deborah Lipp

Sir Roger Moore has passed away at the age of 89. Known first for the television show The Saint, he achieved world renown as James Bond, playing the role officially more than any other actor. (Moore and Sean Connery each made seven Bond films, but one of Connery’s, Never Say Never Again, is not part of the official franchise.)

When Roger Moore arrived in Phuket, Thailand to film The Man With the Golden Gun, it was not a resort. The city was thrilled to have a film crew working there, and pulled out the stops, giving them the best luxury housing that could be found in the area – there was no hotel...
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Sir Roger Moore Has Passed Away At Age 89

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By Lee Pfeiffer

Sir Roger Moore, the iconic British actor who swept to fame playing The Saint and James Bond, has passed away from cancer at age 89. Moore grew up in a middle class lifestyle in Lambeth during WW2 and was among the children evacuated from the city during the Blitz. He had planned a career as a cartoonist but his good looks and charismatic personality drew him first to modeling and then studying acting at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London. He found success early in his career and was placed for a time under contract with MGM in Hollywood. However stardom didn't follow immediately.  Moore mostly appeared in soap opera stories opposite big stars but none of the films were very successful and was dismissed as just another pretty face. In  the 1956 period costume drama "Diane", he was Lana Turner's leading man- but the film
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