Friday, 12th May 2000

One week following the U.S. release, Gladiator was released in the United Kingdom, which is a perfect excuse for us to post MORE STUFF! Let’s face it – one can never have too much Gladiator stuff! After all, as Maximus proclaimed, ‘Are you not entertained?’  Now one more time, in case you missed the trailer from last time, Read More …

Not THAT Gladiator…Gladiator!

There once was a movie called Gladiator…but it’s not the one you’re thinking about.  It was released in 1992 and starred Oscar winner Cuba Gooding, Jr., Brian Dennehy, Robert Loggia and James Marshall (better known as James on a little TV show called Twin Peaks). Which was why – in 2000 – when I started hearing about Gladiator, Read More …

What We Do In Life, Echoes in Eternity – Seventeen Years Ago Today

My name is Maximus Decimus Meridius, commander of the Armies of the North, General of the Felix Legions and loyal servant to the TRUE emperor, Marcus Aurelius. Father to a murdered son, husband to a murdered wife. And I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next.

Fall of the Roman Empire – In Videos and Images (March 26th, 1964)

As I mentioned, since we’ve covered some of the background of The Fall of the Roman Empire in past posts, I thought it would be nice to celebrate its’ anniversary with videos and screenshots. Especially if you don’t have time to devote to a movie with a running time of 3 hours and 8 minutes. Read More …

Rise and Fall and Rise Again? (An Introduction – or Down the Rabbit Hole We Go)

As Sir Elton John (whose birthday was yesterday) might have sung ‘It’s a little bit funny…’ There is a bit of irony in the fact that March 25th 2001 celebrated the true return of the sword and sandal movie genre by giving Gladiator the Oscar for best picture and Russell Crowe the best actor Oscar Read More …