September 19th, 1997 – The ‘Boat Movie’s’ Competitor Arrived! (HAPPY TWENTIETH BIRTHDAY TO A FILM NOIR CLASSIC)

The so-called ‘Boat Movie’ as it came to be known was released in December of the same year and went on – for a time – to become the biggest worldwide box office hit of all time. When the Academy Awards rolled around in 1998, the blockbuster Titanic’ was considered to have one major competitor when Read More …

On this date in 1957…

Fifty years before the release of the remake starring Russell Crowe and Eric Bana, the original 3:10 to Yuma had its’ world premiere in Denver, Colorado. Directed by Delmer Daves and based on the short story by Elmore Leonard, the American Western starred Glenn Ford, Van Heflin, and Felicia Farr.  The original trailer:

July 28th…

The film adaptation of the play, The Sum of Us was released in Australia on this date in 1994. Directed by Jeff Burton and Kevin Dowling, with a screenplay by David Stevens, the movie starred Jack Thompson and Russell Crowe as a widowed father and his gay son looking for their versions of true love. 

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.

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 …