On This Date…

In 1937, then heavyweight champion of the world, James (Jim) ‘Cinderella Man’ Braddock went up against the Brown Bomber, Joe Louis, for the title.  The title as you’ll see below says it all in the proverbial nutshell. If you have time to watch the entire fight, please do – it can be found at the Read More …

Gaslight Historic Date – Or Sometimes It’s Just As Easy To Find A Movie Scene

England. Runnymede on the Thames. The year is 1215 and the date is the fifteenth of June. John Plantagenet, the youngest surviving son of Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine, and brother to Richard the Lion-Heart sits on the throne of England. John’s been having issues: with the Church, with his nobles, and according to Read More …

Before The Justice League Dawned There Was…

On the fourteenth of June in 2013, Zack Snyder’s box office hit Man of Steel was released with The Tudors‘ Henry Cavill in the title role. Russell Crowe appeared as Kal-El’s birth father Jor-El, a role for which Clive Owen and Sean Penn had been considered. Crowe incorporates how his own fatherhood informed his reading of the script Read More …

On This Day in 1928…

Today marks the birth in Bluefield, West Virginia of Nobel Prize-winning mathematician John Forbes Nash, who became better-known thanks to not only Sylvia Nasar’s biography A Beautiful Mind, but the 2001 blockbuster and Oscar-winning Best Picture from which it was adapted. 

The Mummy Is Finally Here!

At least in the United States, it’s released today. So will YOU be going opening weekend? Your Keeper has been seeing a somewhat new commercial, new only in that we hear Russell Crowe’s voice right at the beginning of it. It’ll be interesting to see if the movie can hold its’ own against the juggernaut Read More …

Hell’s Kitchen – 1905…

James Braddock a.k.a. The Cinderella Man was born on this date in the New York neighborhood of Hell’s Kitchen. His life and career during the Depression era of the 1930’s was the subject of the movie, Cinderella Man, with Russell Crowe in the titular role.

Jekyll and Hyde and Elmer and Kirk and Cooper and Baywatch – A Look At ‘The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde’ Thru the Years

I had to laugh. I started researching the various actors who have played Robert Louis Stevenson’s titular characters, and the following appeared before anything else: We have from left to right Mark Ruffalo, Lou Ferrigno, Edward Norton, Eric Bana and Bill Bixby. No, they haven’t played Jekyll or Hyde as far as I know, but Read More …