‘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 …

On this date in 1957…

Fifty years before the release of the remake starring Russell Crowe and Eric Bana, the original 3:10 to Yuma had its’ world premiere in Denver, Colorado. Directed by Delmer Daves and based on the short story by Elmore Leonard, the American Western starred Glenn Ford, Van Heflin, and Felicia Farr.  The original trailer:

July 28th…

The film adaptation of the play, The Sum of Us was released in Australia on this date in 1994. Directed by Jeff Burton and Kevin Dowling, with a screenplay by David Stevens, the movie starred Jack Thompson and Russell Crowe as a widowed father and his gay son looking for their versions of true love.