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"Tomorrow Never Dies"

Pierce Brosnan is our Ian Fleming's James Bond. Yes he is our man. In 35 years, he has endeared himself to us, even though Sean Connery made him his special role. He certainly found a great career after the Bond movies and became a better actor. No one after him has been able to fulfill the role as magnificently as Pierce Brosnan. And why not? His Remington Steele in the TV series prepared him with a great deal of pastiche. His sophisticated martini swiggling has brought that drink back into popular demand.

This time he has admirable help in Jonathan Pryce, (His performance in Miss Saigon, where he literally made love to a Cadillac, is still one of my best memories of how talented the man is.) where in this flick he plays a media mogul who wants to start a war to introduce his news channel. He sports a platinum hairdo very becoming for a dye hard villain. By the way, this is the second movie to tackle the start a war to deviate from the news of the day. The other movie is Dustin Hoffman's and Robert DeNiro's "Wag The Dog" opening on the 24th of December.

But to get back to our non-stop thriller "Tomorrow Never Dies", Michelle Yeoh joins forces with Bond to stop this madman that wants to incite World War III. Move over Lucy Lawless, this warrior goddess perks up the goings on to practically swing away with the picture. But she does such an excellent job of bonding that don't be surprised if she returns in another Bond pic. Of course they could just star her in her own movie as she is already a queen in her own Asian movies.

Teri Hatcher does her own seductive bit. But of course it is all the gadgetries that there would be no Bond movie without the fast cars and this one has a doozy. When they say escapadist fun they really mean you are out there in fantasyland, this time with a dash of reality.

Tomorrow Never Dies
MGM/UA MotionPictures
Produced by: Michael G. Wilson, Barbara Broccoli
Directed by: Roger Spottiswoode
With: Pierce Brosnan, Jonathan Pryce, Michelle Yeoh, Teri Hatcher, Joe Don Baker, Judi Dench
Costume designer: Lindy Hemming
Music by: David Arnold
Written by: Bruce Feirstein
Production designer: Allan Cameron
Line producer: Anthony Waye
Director of photography: Robert Elswit
Rated: PG-13
Wide Release 19 December 1997

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Original Date Sunday 21 December 1997
Updated Monday 22 December 1997