“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 …

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 …

And the Razzie Goes To…

Ah, to be ranked with the likes of Halle Berry and Nicholas Cage. You see, they’ve won the Academy Award for their acting, but they have also been bestowed with a notorious Razzie, the award given for the worst. You have to give Halle props though! She had such a great sense of humor, she Read More …

May 14th, 2010 – Remaking a Legend…and Going Up Against the Elephant in the Room

On this date, Ridley Scott followed in the footsteps of Allan Dwan, Michael Curtiz, Kevin Reynolds, Richard Lester and yes, Mel Brooks, when his Robin Hood was released in the United States.  It was the fifth collaboration between Scott and Russell Crowe – Gladiator, A Good Year, American Gangster and Body of Lies having been the others, earning approximately $321.7 million Read More …

On This Date…October 19th, 1216

At Newark Castle in Nottingham, England, the still-controversial King John of England – son of Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine, and brother to Richard I (the Lionheart) – died after a bout of dysentery he likely contracted in September of the same year. England was in the midst of a civil war. John had Read More …

Eight Hundred Fifty-Nine Years Ago….

On September 8th in 1157, at Beaumont Palace, Oxford England, Richard of the House of Plantagenet was born to Henry II of England and Eleanor of Aquitaine. He is better known as Richard I of England, Richard Coeur de Lion, or Richard the Lion-Heart. A king best known by his nickname, he has appeared not Read More …

In Celebration of the 801st anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta…

This event was portrayed in one of the final scenes of Ridley Scott’s Robin Hood (2010) starring Russell Crowe as Robin. The scene which follows is actually of John attempting to face down his nobles as well as the citizenry while Robin makes an impassioned speech which will later lead to the document being set Read More …