Twenty-sixth of July…

On this date in 1990, the movie Prisoners of the Sun, a.k.a. Blood Oath was released in Australia. Directed by Stephen Wallace, it featured Bryan Brown (The Thorn Birds), Russell Crowe, Terry O’ Quinn (Lost), George Takei (Star Trek: the Original Series), and John Polson (The Sum of Us with Crowe).  IMDB describes it as follows: “On an obscure Read More …

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

According to some sources, today is the birthday of Kal-El, son of Jor-El and Lara, but actually, this would be his Earth birthday, not his Kryptonian one because I’m not sure we know his Kryptonian date of birth. At any rate, it was on this date that the future Clark Kent, aka Man of Steel, aka Read More …

Before The Justice League Dawned There Was…

On the fourteenth of June in 2013, Zack Snyder’s box office hit Man of Steel was released with The Tudors‘ Henry Cavill in the title role. Russell Crowe appeared as Kal-El’s birth father Jor-El, a role for which Clive Owen and Sean Penn had been considered. Crowe incorporates how his own fatherhood informed his reading of the script Read More …

The Mummy Is Finally Here!

At least in the United States, it’s released today. So will YOU be going opening weekend? Your Keeper has been seeing a somewhat new commercial, new only in that we hear Russell Crowe’s voice right at the beginning of it. It’ll be interesting to see if the movie can hold its’ own against the juggernaut Read More …

On this date twelve years ago…

The biographical movie Cinderella Man which told the unbelievable rags-to-riches story of heavyweight, Depression-era champion Jim Braddock was released, directed by AcademyAward winning director Ron Howard.

Twenty Years Ago Today…” In the world of magic, the hand is quicker than the eye and love is the wild card.”

On May 30th, nearly two years following its’ release in France, the Russell Crowe-Bridget Fonda comedy vehicle Rough Magic was released in the United States on twenty-eight screens. Directed by Clare Peploe with a screenplay by Peploe, Robert Mundi (or Mundy) and William Brookfield, the movie is loosely based on the novel, Miss Shumway Waves a Wand, Read More …

Jekyll and Hyde and Elmer and Kirk and Cooper and Baywatch – A Look At ‘The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde’ Thru the Years

I had to laugh. I started researching the various actors who have played Robert Louis Stevenson’s titular characters, and the following appeared before anything else: We have from left to right Mark Ruffalo, Lou Ferrigno, Edward Norton, Eric Bana and Bill Bixby. No, they haven’t played Jekyll or Hyde as far as I know, but Read More …

Playing Nice – More of The Nice Guys

First, pretend you’re back in the Seventies. I know – creepy, right? Anyway, pretend you’re back in the Seventies. You’re at your local theater. Maybe you’re setting in to watch Jaws or Star Wars or The Exorcist, and all of a sudden, this trailer pops up right after you come back to your seat with the popcorn. Pretty good Read More …

Twenty-Three Later!

Twenty-three years following the release of a little Australian movie Love in Limbo, Academy Award winner (and the now much better known) Russell Crowe appeared opposite Ryan Gosling (The Notebook) in Warner Brothers’ The Nice Guys, a comedy-action flick directed by Shane Black. The movie also reunited Crowe with his Oscar-winning co-star Kim Basinger, the two having appeared Read More …