More ‘Master and Commander’ in Video and Images – in honor of its’ Fourteenth Birthday

So let’s continue with a little labor of love your Keeper discovered on YouTube and takes no responsibility for as far as its’ creation. I enjoyed how well edited it is and how it shows some of the best of the friendship between Jack and Stephen.  Now that you’re in full Master and Commander mode – if Read More …

…and though we be on the far side of the world, this ship is our home. This ship is England….

On the fourteenth of November 2003, Peter Weir’s Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, adapted from the 20-book series of Aubrey-Maturin novels by Patrick O’Brian, was released in the United States in a co-production by Twentieth-Century Fox, Universal Studios, Samuel Goldwyn Films, and Miramax. Costing roughly $150 million, the film earned $212 million worldwide.  Read More …

The Tenth of November…

In 2006, six years following their triumph in the Oscar-winning Gladiator, Russell Crowe and Ridley Scott paired up again when A Good Year was released in the United States. The movie was loosely based on the 2004 Peter Mayle novel of the same name, and tells the story of a moderately successful London stockbroker who lost his job Read More …

In Australia…

The year of 1997 was a prolific year for Russell Crowe as far as movie releases: Rough Magic, Breaking Up, and the critically acclaimed L.A. Confidential. Another was released on the sixth of November – Heaven’s Burning.  The road trip story and romance of an on-the-run Australian getaway driver and the Japanese runaway bride was the last Australian film featuring Read More …

‘If you asked me, would I do it again, do I think it’s worth it? Yeah I think its worth it.’

Today in 1999, The Insider, based on the Vanity Fair article – The Man Who Knew Too Much – was released in the United States. Although not a box office success, due to the uncertainties on how to market it and its’ appeal being to mostly those over the age of 40, it earned near-unanimous acclaim among the Read More …

‘I always bring a gun to a knife fight’

Was it unrefined? Was it unoriginal? Was it yet a well-choreographed homage to the Hong Kong school of martial arts films as some have said? Was it a four-hour extravaganza edited down to less than two-hours to please the studio and to cut down on some of the graphic violence which would have slapped it Read More …

‘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 …