Karloff the Uncanny Goes For a Little Walk!

On December 22nd, 1932, Universal Studios premiered The Mummy starring Boris Karloff and a cast which included Zita Johann, David Manners, and Edward Van Sloan (also of Frankenstein). Directed by Karl Freund who not only made his directorial debut but had cut his teeth as cinematographer to the great Fritz Lang on the classic science-fiction movie Metropolis, the screenplay Read More …

7 Natalia – Crowe’s Point

    Bud walked back to his cabin with a smile on his face.   Despite the manure incident, the date had gone very well.   Natalia genuinely seemed to enjoy his company.   They talked about safe subjects–the weather, food preferences, movies they liked, etc.   After about two hours, they parted company with plans for another date Read More …

More ‘Master and Commander’ in Video and Images – in honor of its’ Fourteenth Birthday

So let’s continue with a little labor of love your Keeper discovered on YouTube and takes no responsibility for as far as its’ creation. I enjoyed how well edited it is and how it shows some of the best of the friendship between Jack and Stephen.  Now that you’re in full Master and Commander mode – if Read More …

…and though we be on the far side of the world, this ship is our home. This ship is England….

On the fourteenth of November 2003, Peter Weir’s Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, adapted from the 20-book series of Aubrey-Maturin novels by Patrick O’Brian, was released in the United States in a co-production by Twentieth-Century Fox, Universal Studios, Samuel Goldwyn Films, and Miramax. Costing roughly $150 million, the film earned $212 million worldwide.  Read More …

The Tenth of November…

In 2006, six years following their triumph in the Oscar-winning Gladiator, Russell Crowe and Ridley Scott paired up again when A Good Year was released in the United States. The movie was loosely based on the 2004 Peter Mayle novel of the same name, and tells the story of a moderately successful London stockbroker who lost his job Read More …

In Australia…

The year of 1997 was a prolific year for Russell Crowe as far as movie releases: Rough Magic, Breaking Up, and the critically acclaimed L.A. Confidential. Another was released on the sixth of November – Heaven’s Burning.  The road trip story and romance of an on-the-run Australian getaway driver and the Japanese runaway bride was the last Australian film featuring Read More …

‘If you asked me, would I do it again, do I think it’s worth it? Yeah I think its worth it.’

Today in 1999, The Insider, based on the Vanity Fair article – The Man Who Knew Too Much – was released in the United States. Although not a box office success, due to the uncertainties on how to market it and its’ appeal being to mostly those over the age of 40, it earned near-unanimous acclaim among the Read More …

“Dude, I’m such a jerk, it’s ridiculous.”

A bit off-track, but since the Keeper’s favorite show of the new season has been renewed for a second season *insert happy dance here*, I thought it was past time we offer a small salute to Scott Grimes, currently appearing as jokester helmsman Lieutenant Gordon Malloy of the Union exploratory ship, The Orville, which is also the title Read More …