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We enjoyed the film.

The thing is, you know exactly what you’re going to get: High octane action, over the top storyline, and superb special affects and stunts. Even Tom I’m-Off-My-Rocker Cruise made me forget for a couple of hours that he’s as mad as ten badgers.

I spent most of the film admiring this guy here. His name is Jonathan Rhys-Meyers. His character was called Declan, and he was one of Ethan Hunt’s IMF side-kicks. He totally did it for me. Don’t you just love his eyes?

He played Joe in Bend It Like Beckham, and I recall thinking then that he was definitely good eye-candy. He’s not conventionally good-looking, but there’s just something about him… Part of the attraction is that he’s Irish, and I lurve me some Irish men. I think he’d make a perfect romance hero.

Which actor does it for you in terms of the perfect romantic hero?

Nobody’s allowed to say George Clooney, cuz that man is just old, and he loves himself too much.

OK, off to bed now cuz I’m knackered.


  • Beverly Havlir
    May 13
    11:36 pm

    Perfect romantic hero?
    Clive Owen. He just does it for me.
    *g* It’s all that dark, brooding intensity. The accent doesn’t hurt, either. LOL


  • Shannon Stacey
    May 13
    11:59 pm

    Aidan Quinn.



  • MaryF
    May 14
    12:44 am

    Gerard Butler.

    Your guy was in Match Point, too, and I think he played Elvis in a made for TV movie.


  • Kristie (J)
    May 14
    12:59 am

    Mine would be Johnny Depp.

    Kristie who is counting down the days until Pirates II


  • emigre
    May 14
    1:56 am

    Javier Bardem…
    Go rent Live Flesh, it’s directed by Pedro Almodóvar.


  • Kimberly
    May 14
    3:06 am

    Joshua Jackson…

    I know it’s silly, but there is just something about him.

    Patrick Dempsey, he is pretty damn McDreamy 🙂


  • Jane
    May 14
    3:31 am

    What does it say about me that I find Rupert Everett quite attractive? Should I change my name to Grace?

    And Owen Wilson, the Butterscotch Stallion, looks like he would be a good, long, slow ride to heaven. Not that I have given it any thought or anything.


  • Marianne LaCroix
    May 14
    5:15 am

    Totally agree with Gerard Butler.

    Jason Isaacs does it for me, espceialy when he plays a villian. (ie Lucius Malfoy)

    William Peterson

    Anthony LaPaglia

    Er…I like older men.


  • Maven
    May 14
    6:08 am

    Wow! Someone else is hot for Jason Issac? I got the kids a copy of Peter Pan just so I could watch Hook…
    I also like Rufus Sewell, although most folks in the US don’t have a clue who I’m talking about…there is this Italian model I found on The Daily Beef, named Garko…woof!


  • Dakota Cassidy
    May 14
    6:22 am

    John Cusack, John Cusack, John Cusack.

    He is the epitome of bumbling, insecure, hottie with one liner snarks that make my thighs tremble er, in laughter. LOLLOL

    Dakota 🙂


  • Madonna
    May 14
    9:59 am

    -What does it say about me that I find Rupert Everett quite attractive?-

    I’m so glad I’m not alone, I think he’s a babe! I’d be his beard any day!


  • Reese
    May 14
    2:19 pm

    I seriously want to fuck Clive Owen retarded.


  • Eve Vaughn
    May 14
    3:26 pm

    Give me Orlando Bloom anyday. Dark hair and eyes does it for me all the time, so how I ended up married to a blue eyed blond is beyond me. LOL
    Am I the only one who thinks this Jonathan Rhys guy is kind of creepy looking?


  • Vicious Trollop
    May 14
    4:04 pm

    I would say Raoul Bova. He is bloody gorgeous and sexy and manly and he makes my toes curl. It’s also no secret that I wet my knickers everytime I see him lol.

    I’d link a post I did about him here, but it would be too much like shameless self-promotion lol Not that I’m above that mind you, but I can’t be arsed to be linking all over the place either lol


  • byrdloves2read
    May 14
    5:53 pm

    Viggo Mortensen – rowrrr. He’s rugged and sexy plus I understand he’s actually rather a renaissance man in real life.


  • Reese
    May 14
    9:20 pm

    Yeah, Viggo was a painter before he was an actor. I’ve been trying to find some his paintings on the Internet, but am not having much luck. I saw some on tv, though. highly abstract with a lot of text – not really my cup of tea. But he’s a babe. I loved him way back in GI Jane.


  • Reese
    May 14
    9:23 pm

    sorry guys, i was inspired to look again and found some here


  • Anne
    May 14
    9:54 pm

    John Cusack…
    David Sutcliffe…
    Ben Afleck…
    George Clooney minus the personality *G*


  • byrdloves2read
    May 14
    10:03 pm

    Awe Anne, just because he doesn’t want to get married, what’s wrong with George Clooney?
    Anyway, got a few more I want to add:
    Mark Harmon
    Chow Yun-Fat
    Hugh Jackman
    Denzel Washington
    Wes Studi
    Will Smith


  • Stacy~
    May 14
    11:03 pm

    There are some yummy choices here, many I totally agree with:

    Clive Owen – majorly hot
    Denzel Washington – yum
    William Petersen – even with a little more weight he still does it for me
    Jeremy Piven – something about him rocks my world
    Gerard Butler – love rugged men
    Nathan Kamp (on the cover of Kinley MacGregor’s “Sword of Darkness”)
    David Duchovny – brainy and a bit perverted LOL

    Okay, that should tide me over for a week…


  • Bam
    May 14
    11:39 pm

    Christian Bale, Nathan Fillion, Scott Speedman, David Duchovny, and Clive Owen.

    There’s my top five.
    1) Christian Bale ’cause he rocked the shit out of Batman and made being psychotic look hot in American Psycho
    2) Nathan Fillion ’cause he’s hilarious and looks awesome in tight pants, hence Cap’N Tightpants. I’ll pretty much watch everything he’s in, even White Noise 2.
    3) Scott Speedman ’cause I loved him as Ben Covington in Felicity
    4) David Duchovny… why won’t you love me? why won’t you love me? Mulder 4 EVAH!
    5) Clive Owen ’cause he was deliciously dark as Dwight in Sin City

    Huh. My word verification is “Nipple Mexl”. Well, nplmexl.


  • Bam
    May 14
    11:41 pm

    I’m sorry, I forgot Cillian Murphy. He’s so creepy and hot and scary and sexy.

    Ummm… why is scary a turn-on for me? I gotta think about that.

    I’d let him fuck me silly five million ways to oblivion.


  • Anne
    May 15
    12:03 am

    Linda… LOL.. it’s not because George Clooney doesn’t want to get married, it’s because he’s so full of himself… Yeah, he’s GREAT to look at, but he takes arrogance a few steps too far *G*


  • Avid Reader
    May 15
    3:17 am

    I love Clive Owen. He just does it for me. Loved him Closer and Sin City. Then there’s Christian Bale who was hot in Batman. I think that’s about it for me–

    So, Karen, what was the impossible mission in Mission ImPossible? Giving birth without making a sound? I need to go to bed.



  • Dawn
    May 15
    11:24 am

    Agree with you here about Jonathan Rhys-Meyers. For me it’s the pale eyes. I just LURVE guys with pale eyes – strange how dh has dark brown eyes.

    So my faves are (not in any particular order).

    William Peterson (Grissom – prefer him with the beard – slobber)
    Terrence Howard (amber eyes – yumYumYUM! – was in the Best Man with Taye Diggs)
    Will Smith
    Kevin Bacon (loved him since Footloose)
    Gary Dourdan (Warwick in CSI)


  • emdee
    May 15
    7:21 pm

    Clive Owen reminds me of a young Richard Burton. Very hot! And those who are fans of Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, Christian Bale and Ewan Macgregor would do well to check out Velvet Goldmine! Gives me the vapors every time I watch it!


  • Karen Scott
    May 15
    7:40 pm

    Eve Vaughn wrote:
    “Am I the only one who thinks this Jonathan Rhys guy is kind of creepy looking?”

    Gasp!! Hater!! *g*

    Dawn, I LURVE me some Terence Howard, hasn’t he got the most gorgeous eyes? What I could do with him and a some muillerlight fat free yogurt!

    Keishon wrote: “So, Karen, what was the impossible mission in Mission ImPossible? Giving birth without making a sound?”

    Nope, it was trying to forget that underneath the actor, beats the heart of a psycho.

    Anne? Ben Affleck? Nooooooooooo!!!

    OK, guys, here’s my list:
    Christian Bale – for the same reason as Bam gave, plus I love me the darkly brooding anti-hero types.

    Denzel Washington just goes without saying.

    Hugh Jaclkman – Niiiiice

    Will Smith, again goes without saying.

    Viggo Mortensen – Oh yessssss

    Gary Dourdan – Truly scrumptious

    Clive Owen – totally agree there, again, dark, brooding man, me loves.

    I’m gratified to see that nobody dared mention Jude Law, that man gets on my last nerve.


  • meljean brook
    May 15
    9:19 pm

    Jude Law is pretty enough, though, that I wouldn’t mind being a nanny.

    But romantic hero? No.


  • Dramedy Girl
    May 15
    11:27 pm

    I loved the movie! Mostly because of JJ Abrams, and while TC is certifiable, he does a good job as Ethan Hunt.

    JRM is defintely hot and I kept wishing he’d be in it more. He is in MatchPoint but I thought that movie sucked.

    A great romance hero? Jensen Ackles…


  • Bam
    May 17
    12:49 am

    Karen, I totally agree with you on Gary Dourdan. So pretty… so very, very pretty. That child was seriously blessed.

    With a large, large penis.


  • Barbara
    May 19
    1:20 pm

    vcaiHere are the guys I love:

    Russell Wong-Gorgeous face and body. Don’t know why he’s not a huge star.

    Sean Bean-Very rugged and manly. The anti-Hugh Grant.

    Gabriel Byrne-Yeah I know he’s old! But the voice is so sexy.

    Viggo Mortensen-So quiet and shy-but OMG that body!

    Antonio Sabato, Jr.-Strictly eye candy.

    Dennis Haysbert-Kinda chunky but the Voice is enough for me.

    Olivier Martinez-Gorgeous and French. Need I say more?

    What’s this about Gary Dourdan’s not so little friend?


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