Badurday- March 16, 2013- Michael Collins

Since it’s St. Patrick’s Day weekend, I’m planning to watch one of my all time favorite Irish movies, Michael Collins. That man was truly what I would call one of my bad boys. He was strong, full of conviction and even though he was hated by the British, he did what he needed to do to stand up for what he believed even to the point of dying for those beliefs. This movie somewhat romanticizes what happened in the fight for Irish independence but it’s a good film. I love the way the cast relates to each other and the scenery and cinematography are superb. It doesn’t hurt that Alan Rickman, Aiden Quinn and Liam Neeson are easy on the eyes, too. Enjoy the day, drink a toast to your favorite Irishman and watch a flick.

Badurday – February 16, 2013- The A-Team

Decided to go back to an old favorite since I watched it with my son last night. This movie is just a fun romp all the way around. I sure wish they’d make another one. It doesn’t hurt that there’s all kinds of handsome guys running around on screen either. From the good guys to the bad guys, there seems to be no end to the hotness. Enjoy the trailer and check it out if you haven’t seen it. If you have, watch it again. It’s a kick.

Badurday- January 14, 2012- Montage

Found this video and even though I think this chick that made it must be much younger than me based on her top five, I agree that most of the men she has chosen are amazing and special. Alas, most of her top five are probably young enough to be my much younger brothers. AND she can’t spell Colin’s name, but she picked some good pics of him, so we’ll forgive her that sin. I enjoyed the video even though she left out some of my favorites. I hope you like it.

Badurday- March 12, 2012- Aiden Quinn

Last week I talked about Liam Neeson and how much I loved him in the new movie Unknown as well as the movie Michael Collins and I talked about Aiden Quinn and how awesome it was that they had teamed  up again.  Aiden also celebrated a birthday this week- 52 years old on March 8. He was raised in both Chicago and Ireland.  I’ve always liked him and even though I couldn’t find a movie that he played a bad guy in, I had to share him here on Badurday.

Aiden was in Desperately Seeking Susan way back in the day and was tres sexy in that role. I guess you could say he was kind of bad there, right??  I also loved him in the movie called Practical Magic. He plays a lot of cops for some reason. It’s interesting to me how many actors seem to gravitate to cop roles.  I adored the show called Third Watch that used to come on NBC and he played on the last season of that.

Enjoy the birthday boy and help him celebrate by checking out one of his flicks this weekend.

Badurday – March 5, 2011- Liam Neeson

As the person I chatted to on Friday said to me as I tried to decide who to use for Badurday, our boy of the day is not bad– he’s a bad-ass!!  LOL!  He’s an awesome actor. I don’t believe I’ve seen any movie he’s in that I haven’t loved his performance.  One of my favorite roles of his was the fun Hannibal of the recent flick, The ATeam. It was a romp and a rollicking good time.  I also loved him in Michael Collins. I love that historical era and the fight for Irish liberation is a fascinating era in the history of that country. I wrote a book that comes out in July that has a couple of totally fictional scenes with Michael Collins in them.  Liam did an excellent job as the hero of the Irish fight for freedom.  He was even a wonderful Jedi warrior.  A couple of weekends ago, I saw his  newest movie, Unknown, and yep, I have to agree with Dandwh who I talked to today, he’s one bad-ass actor!!  And as you can see by these pictures, he has a strong thigh (definitely a plus in my book) and he’s ruggedly handsome. Adore him. And I added a cute video from you-tube, too.

Badurday- June 26, 2010- The Tudors Edition

In honor of the end of The Tudors series, I have chosen our Bad-urday boy this week to be Jonathan Rhys Meyers.  Now, I actually chose him a couple of weeks ago when I was watching Bend it like Beckham where he plays Joe, the girls’ soccer coach but he got bumped first by Billy Burke and then by Frank Sinatra when I was in New York.  But it worked out all right as here we are with the end of the series and we have our King Henry VIII.  AND it is World Cup month and he was in a soccer movie, so it worked out there, too.  Our bad boy also played the assassin of Michael Collins in the film of the same name with Liam Neeson and Alan Rickman. Love that movie.  He was in August Rush, which is a cool little movie.  He wasn’t a bad boy in it but he was sexy as hell. Have not seen Loss of Sexual Innocence which he is in- may have to rent that one.  And for the breeches crowd, he was in Vanity Fair as well.

Henry VIII was the baddest boy ever.  In real life, he was an ogre but he was very handsome in his early years. 

Here are some more great shots: Remember the old song by Eartha Kitt “C’mon a my house?”  C’mon, man, c’mon!

Wetsday Birthday Boy

Good Morning All! Today’s guest is one of my all time favorites, and given that Monday was his birthday and he has a big summer blockbuster, I figured he deserved a turn in the Wetsday spotlight.

He’s got one of the yummiest accents you’ll find, given that he is from Northern Ireland. Probably why they picked him to play Aslan the Lion in some of the best kid’s movies ever, The Chronicles of Narnia Series.

He doesn’t always roll the Emerald Isle way, though. He is actually playing Lyndon B. Johnson in the upcoming Selma. Having lived through the LBJ administration, I am fascinated at the idea of this elegant gentleman behaving in the manner Lyndon did – picking dogs up by the ears?!?!? (And I realized that I just really dated myself!)

If you are a long-time fan of historical romances, I’m sure you remember Barbara Taylor Bradford’s A Woman of Substance. Our guest was the wonderful Blackie O’Neill in the tv miniseries way back in 1984. (Please note that he also lived through the ’60’s — I love a hero that ages well!) Sci-fi fans know him as Qui-Gon Jinn in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. And having admitted to being old enough to remember the first iteration of The A-Team, I will say it was not a remake that I feel the world needed. But he will be some very attractive eye-candy in it!

Seriously, this guy just has way too many great movies to list ’em all — Excalibur, Rob Roy, Schindler’s List, Gangs of New York. But I have to mention how sweet and lovable he was in my favorite grown-up’s Christmas movie of all time Love Actually, where he was right up there with my beloved Colin and Alan Rickman in the hawtness quotient.

So please give a big birthday welcome to this week’s Wetsday guest, Liam Neeson!!!!

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