“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 …

‘I always bring a gun to a knife fight’

Was it unrefined? Was it unoriginal? Was it yet a well-choreographed homage to the Hong Kong school of martial arts films as some have said? Was it a four-hour extravaganza edited down to less than two-hours to please the studio and to cut down on some of the graphic violence which would have slapped it Read More …

‘Either you’re somebody, or you ain’t nobody.’

On this date in 2007, Ridley Scott’s fictionalized biographical crime film American Gangster was released in the United States and Canada, pairing Oscar winners Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe for the first time since their appearances in the 1995 Virtuosity. An adaptation of Mark Jacobson’s New York magazine story, The Return of Superfly, telling the story of the rise and Read More …

‘A time for dreams… A time for choices… A time that would never come again.’

On this date twenty-seven years ago, the romantic drama, The Shining, was released in Australia, directed by George Ogilvie and starring Russell Crowe, Robert Mammone and Danielle Spencer. Set in the early 1960’s, it is the story of one young man (Mammone) who returns to his hometown where his ex-girlfriend (Spencer) is now involved with his best Read More …

‘When the sex is great. When the passion is intense. When the love is strong. It’s time for… breaking up.’

On this date exactly twenty years ago, the Russell Crowe/Salma Hayek movie Breaking Up was released in the United States. Directed by Robert Greenwald with a screenplay by Michael Cristofer, it grossed $11,690. It’s described on IMDB as: ‘Monica teaches, Steve’s a photographer. They’ve dated more than two years. They’re arguing, and she leaves for her apartment, only Read More …

September 19th, 1997 – The ‘Boat Movie’s’ Competitor Arrived! (HAPPY TWENTIETH BIRTHDAY TO A FILM NOIR CLASSIC)

The so-called ‘Boat Movie’ as it came to be known was released in December of the same year and went on – for a time – to become the biggest worldwide box office hit of all time. When the Academy Awards rolled around in 1998, the blockbuster Titanic’ was considered to have one major competitor when Read More …