July 22nd, 1994

On this date, the biographical movie Hammers Over the Anvil had its’ Australian release. Starring Charlotte Rampling and Russell Crowe, the screenplay by Peter Hepworth and (the film’s director) Ann Turner, was adapted from the novel of the same name, written by Alan Marshall.

Over a Month Late, But What The Heck!

When it’s early May and you’re remembering the wonders of Gladiator and in anticipation of the coming of yet another The Mummy, it was easy to forget that on May 7th of 1999, there was yet another mummy movie from Universal Studios. However, unlike its’ 2017 successor, it was not considered some ‘tent pole’ for a Dark Read More …

Beauty and the Beast – a Gaslight Fairy Tale: Chapter 14

For everyone, it was a restless night. Belle had barely slept as she tried to decide whether to remain another week and what the outcome might be. The Beast’s words drifted through her mind, leaving her torn, wondering if he would literally die or if it had been figurative because he knew he would miss Read More …

Another Movie Release…Kind of, Sort of (Hey – just a day or two late)

State of Play had already opened in the United States by the time it saw its’ UK release on April 22nd, 2009. But any excuse to post more pictures! The movie had a box office of over $9.2 million, putting it at #58 in the total of United Kingdom/Ireland/Malta receipts. I also thought that since this Read More …

“I wanted to explore the ambiguity of journalism…” (State of Play – A Little Bit of This and That)

  “I wanted to explore the ambiguity of journalism… It’s a kind of a conceit that journalists live under, that they remain objective. That’s never been my experience. They’re all too human, all too emotionally affected. Someone could write absolute rubbish about you because their aunty’s having a problem with cancer or something. It’s the Read More …

Exit Pitt, Hello Crowe – State of Play

On this date in 2009, the movie State of Play – based on the successful BBC mini-television series – was released in the United States to mostly positive reviews. The movie starred Russell Crowe, who replaced Brad Pitt when Pitt bowed out for a wide number of reasons, including script issues I love the final line in Read More …

Savannah – A Crowe’s Point Movie Adaptation of ‘Laura’: Chapter Ten

All she could see was him. Through all the dozens of people crowded into the spacious apartment, amidst the cacophony of voices, she could see him, hear him, and almost imagine that it was the two of them alone, away from all this Hell, away in their own world. It was possible she kept repeating Read More …